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Why would this Bianchi frame not sell on E-Bay?(9 posts)

Why would this Bianchi frame not sell on E-Bay?Cima Coppi
Jun 28, 2003 3:19 AM
Good morning all,

I was watching an auction for this Bianchi EV2 frame/fork go on E-Bay. The auction ended with no bidders on an opening price of $745. It sounded like a good deal for what appears to be frame in excellent condition (judging from the pictures) and was offered with a Campy Record BB.

I remember Bianchi had some quality issues with this frame, but I seem to forget what model year that occured with. Could this be the reason why this frame did not sell? I never was serious in buying the frame, as I cannot afford another frame at this time. However if funds where not an issue, I certainly would have put a bid in for it. What do you all think? I included the URL to the auction and a picture of the frame. Any thought you have are always appreciated.

Sorry, I put the link to the picture in the wrong location...Cima Coppi
Jun 28, 2003 3:20 AM
Here it is:

good luckAaronL
Jul 3, 2003 1:58 PM
I sold a 2002 Bianchi EV2 about 6 weeks ago on ebay. I had to practically give it away. The frameset was perfect, but the market for used bikes is pretty bad if you are a seller. Don't expect to get much for your frame. Sorry to be negative, but people expect you to give away used bike parts.

If you are lucky, you'll clear $400.00.
re: Why would this Bianchi frame not sell on E-Bay?Rusty Coggs
Jun 28, 2003 4:36 AM
I have seen them new for less,and they have a bad reputation for breaking.
You always take a risk buying on E-BayAlexx
Jun 28, 2003 1:01 PM
So, it's a good rule to never bid more than 2/3 the price you'd buy it for elsewhere. There's always a good chance that the merchandise isn't quite what it's claimed to be. If it's worth $745. I wouldn't pay a penny over $500, and then only if i really, really wanted it.
Bianchi sellers tend to be uneducated about priceterry b
Jun 28, 2003 4:07 PM
Earlier this year, I wanted a Bianchi because I wanted to add a celeste frame to my collection. Spent some time watching prices on eBay and ended up getting a new Boron XL (from a bike dealer) for $400. I've seen EVs go (brand new) for that price too. If you wait, you can almost be guaranteed of getting one new in the <$600 range. People shopping them are aware of the price they typically command and $745 is simply overpriced.
and oh yea -terry b
Jun 28, 2003 4:10 PM
a used frame being sold with the BB installed is not necessarily a bargain. I'm leery, I assume it's the same thing as saying "I can't get the BB out." May be wrong, but I would never buy a used frame on eBay with the BB in it.
Thanks everyone!!!Cima Coppi
Jun 29, 2003 3:34 AM
I'll be saving my pennies and keep looking for another frame. I have heard from many different sources that have not had good luck buying used frames from E-bay, so I'll take that advise and look elsewhere. I've got my eye on a couple of frames at GVH, or I'll find other sources on the web for a frame. I'm looking for something not too expensive, as it will be used for racing. That way I won't care if it gets beat up or crashed.

Thanks again,

eBayterry b
Jun 29, 2003 6:00 AM
I've had nothing but good luck buying on eBay, but then I've only purchased from bike dealers selling existing stock. I think you're pretty safe buying one that is new, I'd just avoid used. The deals exist, you just have to watch for them and that takes time, meaning you probably can't be shopping when you "need" a frame.

Good example - the frames that Carl Strong is currently selling. Can't go wrong with one from him.