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POLL: What is the most reasonable price for this....nestorl
Sep 26, 2001 5:04 AM
Hello All, I just got a new frame and I am about to sell my old stuff. What do you think should be a reasonable price for a package containing:

Cannondale Aluminum 2.8 (old cadd2) frame
Carbon Fiber fork
Stem (probably needs to be replaced)
Alloy Seat post
Shimano 105 headset

How much should I ask for all of this??? Any opinions? Thanks, Nestor.
I'll give you $20 for all of itRusty McNasty
Sep 26, 2001 5:20 AM
Considering the bad rap that C'Dale 2.8's have, I'd say maybe $100 if it's not cracked, and $.25/lb if it is. If you are lucky, you might get $200 for it on eBay, but only if you get a couple newbies having a bidding war over it. (I could show you how to shill the auction.)
I'll give you $20 for all of itnestorl
Sep 26, 2001 5:27 AM
bad rap of 2.8? I am not familiar with it... I've been racing this frame for 4 years and I loved it... what is supposed to be so bad about them? Thanks
some advice ...bianchi boy
Sep 26, 2001 5:32 AM
Having just sold a frame and bunch of parts, take my advice and sell it on eBay. As much as I would like to partronize and support RBR, the classified ads here just don't work anymore. Few people have the patience to wait 5 minutes for a page to load.

Pick a reasonable price to start the bidding or set a reserve you can live with, and let the marketplace rule. You will get many more bids and better offers on eBay if you include some photos and very complete descriptions of what you have to sell.

I sold a Bianchi frame on RBR before they ruined the classifieds, and I got very good response -- at least 6 offers for my asking price, which was probably too low. It probably would have been bid higher eBay than my asking price on RBR. I also sold a bunch of old bike parts on eBay, because I wasn't sure how to price them, and was surprised at how well they did.
re: POLL: What is the most reasonable price for this....Birddog
Sep 26, 2001 6:29 AM
Go the Ebay route, but you might seperate some of the stuff. Sell the frame, fork and headset as a package. You won't get any extra for the stem and seatpost, although you might mention that if the bidding reaches a certain level you'll throw them in. Don't put a reserve on the stuff, just put in a starting bid that you can barely live with and the bidders will do the rest. Do your homework and follow some similar auctions to see how they fare. You will probably be amazed even though road season is winding down. In my view, good info in the auction description is key. Don't overstate or exagerate what you are selling and don't leave any important details out (frame measurements/geometry), and definitely include a picture. Accuracy is paramount. Auctions w/o pictures do poorly.
Good luck,