Don’t want to post in the main forum, but…
Does anyone else struggle to justify selling their old kit for peanuts?
I currently have a complete banshee chaparral with good kit & virtually as new, I think I rode it about three or four times, it would cost about Â£2.5-3K to build, but worth what, Â£800?
I also have an Azonic frame with a float AVA, retail was a grand, plus the shock upgrade, worth about Â£150-200?
How about some Reba WC forks, seriously expensive back in the day, shortish steerer & what looks like a flake of carbon missing from the top of the steerer, done me proud & I have no issues riding them, but worth about Â£80-100?
I also have Thomson stems, a large Stiffee frame with iffy BB threads, a Raleigh Burner rep (the first numbered ones & as new), thudbuster seatposts & loads of other kit Including saddles, stems etc.
But here’s the rub, yes it mounts up to probably Â£2000, but can I be ar$ed, not really, anybody know of anyone who would buy it as a job lot?
CheersPosted 9 years ago
Yeah, i’ll give you Â£50 for the lot 😉
In seriousness though, just make a job lot listing on here. You don’t have to go into full details etc. as people will often take a punt anyway if your prices are below the going rate. Offer discounts for bulk buys etc, and you’ll be shot of most of it in no time. Then any crap you’ve got left after 2 weeks, sell it as a job lot on ebay.
By the way, have you got a 90mm Thomson stem in black (for 25.4 bars) in your collection? I’d have that off you. Oh, and I know someone that would definitely be interested in your Reba WC forks as long as the steerer is long enough for them (not me, a friend).Posted 9 years ago
mboy, yup got a 90mm thomson, also got a 110, so much kit & really can’t be asr*d unless it’s for the lot. I know the choice stuff will sell, & if I split the full bike I’ll get more, but unless I can get a buyer for the lot, or a plumber to come in & fit a new combi boiler for swapsies, then I guess I’ll just keep on looking at it all 🙁Posted 9 years ago
Bloody hell, c’mon! Â£30 for 2 minutes work packing and posting a stem, can’t be hard eh! 😉
Easiest way to do the whole lot is to take a photo really, then just put “offers” in your description. Bet you’d sell it all very quickly if you can be bothered to do 15 minutes work!
Dibbs on the 90mm Thomson though still 😛Posted 9 years ago
Funny you post this now, I’ve been letting stuff pile up in my garage and finally did an inventory of all my kit tonight – and it adds up to around Â£2,300.
That includes 2x FS frames, but adding it all up has finally given me the motivation I need to get flogging.Posted 9 years ago
If anyone wants to come & see what I have I live in Harpenden hertfordshire, there are loads of bits for the budding ebay entrepreneur, email is porschespcialist at gmail dot com.Posted 9 years ago
Even better if your a plumber & fancy doing a combi for swapsies you’ll have priority.
Hmmm…. I would love the Chaparral but am in the process of splitting with my missus and even that price (and it is a steal considering the kit you probably have hanging on it) it’s beyond me at the moment.
ijs445ra – will have a look but re above, it can only be a look I’m afraid.
My next partner is definately not getting the house. For it to happen once is inexperience….twice is sheer stupidity 😳Posted 9 years ago
Woody, if you want the Chap then come & get it & pay me when you can afford it, sound good?
The stiffee is an old style round tube large, the BB threads are crossed, came back from the powder coaters that way, but I have two isis BB that match & have virtually no wear(sp), I can throw in.
The azonic is a medium propulsion in polished finish, great frame just a bit small for me, a few little areas where water has got under the laquer, matching thomson post, hope clamp, also have a choice of headsets, one of which will allow the use of the short steerer rebas & a low stack stem.
The pictures of most of my past/present bike can be found at http://gallery41647.fotopic.net/c651582_37.html
Most of the kit is quite old but in really good nick, a thudbuster LT in the stiffee size (26.8mm), thudbuster ST 27.2mm, answer protaper carbon bars (tatty graphics) various stems, front mechs, BB’s a set of tyes or two, some cheapo hayes sole brakes that were new but got fubar when the hoses were shortened, now only fit for spares really. An old 519 rim that only saw a few miles before being changed for a 717.
Probably some peddles & random other kit but I’m board now.
I’m going to do a full list tomorrow, but who fancys a punt at £1500 the lot? anyone who wants to have a chat then email me your number & I’ll call you.
Just to add random body armor & pads, little use & a full face helmet.Posted 9 years ago
Lol, tis funny, you would of thought that someone on here would start a business taking peoples crap & selling it on ebay & taking a cut, no outlay just time.
In fact if anybody wants to come a get my stuff & split it (obviously not the raleigh burner) & put it on ebay I’ll give a 20% commission, thats potentially £400 or £500 quid for putting up with all the picture requests & time wasters 😉
It would be easy to keep an eye on what the stuff made, postage is added, actually there must be someone out there offering this service already, or have I come up with a plan more cunning than a cunning thing????
Oh, loving the viral selling tag at the top BTW, take a bow dear sir, you deserve it 😉Posted 9 years ago
bustafajones, its already up there, I read the forums, & any person that wishes to do business that way would have to come across really well in person (when they come to collect) & have cracking ebay feedback, or it would not be worth the risk.Posted 9 years ago
This is not aimed at you or any single person, but really,in my line of work I can generally guess who’s genuine, & I know how to get my money out of people, it just costs, not that I’ll be paying 😉
Sorry to those that mailed me & were expecting a list today, I’ve been waylaid & won’t be able to do a complete list until the weekend, possibly as late as Monday, sorry.
Whats posted above is more or less all of it, & due to the dissaperance of soma_rich (user not found???)I’m still open to offers of people selling it for me on ebay & taking a cut, please email me if interested.
Cheers.Posted 9 years agoroadieseanMember
2 unfit, where are you in Harpenden ? I am in Harp as well, north end of town. You’re not Martin from Welwyn Wheelers are you?
I’ll happily sell your bits on ebay for 10% as well if Soma Rich doesn’t turn up. I have almost perfect feedback (one arse in Australia only negative) and I live very nearby. Easy.Posted 9 years ago
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