eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

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Postby 10speedsemiracer » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:51 pm

Fellow cyclaphiliacs please help reassure me that I'm not yet descending into dementia.

This Malvern Star sl500 is up on the fleaBay priced at $445 in serviced/restored in original format condition (whatever that may mean) :

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Is the seller delusional or am I missing something...?

Listing : https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Malvern-Star-SL500-/283172452994?oid=283159586211
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Postby ldrcycles » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:31 am

Your faculties are not deserting you, unlike that seller's :lol: . You see it over and over again, people who seem to think that anything branded as Malvern Star is automatically collectible and valuable.
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Postby find_bruce » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:38 am

Yep tell him he's dreamin

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Postby 10speedsemiracer » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:09 pm

find_bruce wrote:Yep tell him he's dreamin


that scene also occurred to me the moment I saw it..
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Postby rkelsen » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:29 pm

10speedsemiracer wrote:Is the seller delusional...

Yes.

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Postby Eug1 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:44 pm

Hi, can anybody explain for me why the yellow Malvern Star is a dud buy? Is it a relatively common bike, or a lemon, or what? It does seem over priced, but is there something I'm missing?
Thanks, Eugene

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Postby rkelsen » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:08 pm

Eug1 wrote:Hi, can anybody explain for me why the yellow Malvern Star is a dud buy? Is it a relatively common bike, or a lemon, or what? It does seem over priced, but is there something I'm missing?
Thanks, Eugene

No, it's not a lemon. In fact, I'm sure it'd be a perfectly reliable bike... But it's not worth anywhere near the asking price.

Those bikes were low end, being approximately the equivalent of a department store bike.

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Postby Camanche73 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:59 pm

i couldn't believe this one:
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/KENEVENS-vi ... 3467644415

a lazy $8K, with low end running gear.
The seller claims it was built to be used by the 1992 Olympic cycling team....

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Postby adsjax » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:37 pm

In Newcastle area if it interests anyone. I'm new to this but that looks worth the money

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/morisset ... pp_android

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Postby hazarama » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:44 pm

adsjax wrote: ..but that looks worth the money

Oh my, yes indeed!

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Postby 10speedsemiracer » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:12 pm

adsjax wrote:In Newcastle area if it interests anyone. I'm new to this but that looks worth the money

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/morisset ... pp_android


hope someone up there grabs this..
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Postby P!N20 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:46 pm

10speedsemiracer wrote:hope someone up there grabs this..


Think it’s gone. What was it?

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Postby P!N20 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:50 pm

Camanche73 wrote:i couldn't believe this one:
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/KENEVENS-vi ... 3467644415

a lazy $8K, with low end running gear.
The seller claims it was built to be used by the 1992 Olympic cycling team....


I love bold claims like that without any supporting evidence or explanation. 8 large, some people try it on, don’t they?

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Postby Derny Driver » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:29 pm

P!N20 wrote:
Camanche73 wrote:i couldn't believe this one:
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/KENEVENS-vi ... 3467644415

a lazy $8K, with low end running gear.
The seller claims it was built to be used by the 1992 Olympic cycling team....


I love bold claims like that without any supporting evidence or explanation. 8 large, some people try it on, don’t they?

a UNO seatpost and a stem like that are Olympic issue apparently.

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Postby 10speedsemiracer » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:53 pm

If I could get $8k for Rx100 bits, I'd be larfing.
Not that I have anything against Rx100, quite like it, but it ain't what you'd find on an $8k cycle
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Postby Ferrovelo » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:33 pm

Camanche73 wrote:i couldn't believe this one:
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/KENEVENS-vi ... 3467644415

a lazy $8K, with low end running gear.
The seller claims it was built to be used by the 1992 Olympic cycling team....


Nice bike, but... tell him he's dreaming
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Postby 10speedsemiracer » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:27 am

Ferrovelo wrote: Nice bike, but... tell him he's dreaming



glad someone made the reference..
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Postby octopusbananas » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:24 am

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/taigum/ ... 1196507986

Someone is having a laugh with this one.

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Postby Torana68 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:59 pm

octopusbananas wrote:https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/taigum/other/rare-vintage-peugeot-bicycles/1196507986

Someone is having a laugh with this one.

Cheap Euro trash, rideable for sure but.....“Both these stunning bikes are rare and a once in a lifetime oportunity to own a much sought after fast appreciating collectable head turner. Open to reasonable offers.”
Is OTT rubbish , spose people fall for it though :(
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Postby 10speedsemiracer » Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:02 pm

octopusbananas wrote:https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/taigum/other/rare-vintage-peugeot-bicycles/1196507986

Someone is having a laugh with this one.


They actually look to be in quite good nick. In the absence of a price, is hard to say. Depends how realistic the seller is, although down here that Mixte would probably sell fairly easily.
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Postby find_bruce » Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:06 pm

10speedsemiracer wrote:
octopusbananas wrote:https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/taigum/other/rare-vintage-peugeot-bicycles/1196507986

Someone is having a laugh with this one.


They actually look to be in quite good nick. In the absence of a price, is hard to say. Depends how realistic the seller is, although down here that Mixte would probably sell fairly easily.

Up until 50 minutes ago it said 1k each

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Postby 10speedsemiracer » Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:21 pm

find_bruce wrote:.....Up until 50 minutes ago it said 1k each


Oh ok, well that's just stupid....
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Postby Imwit » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:23 pm

adsjax wrote:In Newcastle area if it interests anyone. I'm new to this but that looks worth the money

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/morisset ... pp_android


Well worth it. Nice find

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Postby P!N20 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:59 am

(Alleged) Gios Torino for a good price: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/rockdal ... 1197460745

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