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EBAY Steal of the Week(12 posts)

EBAY Steal of the WeekAbol98
Apr 11, 2002 8:09 AM
Just watched a guy pick up an '01 Giant Zero with full Campy Record, Ksyrim SSC with Conti Tubuies, Deda Newton, Look 296, Specialized Body Geometry for $1,650 with buy it now... supposedly a total of 50 miles on the bike.

I barely had 10 minutes to debate if I should get it myself and POOF.... it was gone! That's the best example I've seen yet that if you wait long enough....
Trollman says here is the actual Ebay steal of the week....Trollman
Apr 11, 2002 8:33 AM
Florsheim IMPERIAL Brown Leather Wingtips Sz 10D

These shoes are by no means new and show signs of use, but still look nice and have lots of life left. It's as if they were purchased at Nordstroms, worn for a few months, and then put in the closet and forgotten about. Very Nice with a Nice with no regrets!!
Are those SPD compatible? (nm)funknuggets
Apr 11, 2002 11:00 AM
Are those snowshoes or skis? (nm)Bike Fool
Apr 11, 2002 5:08 PM
But are you the REAL Trollman?MikeC
Apr 11, 2002 12:13 PM
MikeC says that Trollman usually speaks in the third person, including his handle numerous times in the post.
If you ARE Trollman, MikeC welcomes you back!
Saw it tooMcAndrus
Apr 11, 2002 8:50 AM
I've been looking to pick up a TCR Zero frameset (Large in case anyone has one). Two of them were auctioned off recently. The first one went for $350 but I hadn't made up my mind yet that I wanted one. The second one went for $400 but the seller ended the auction at 12:20 a.m. my time. (That's one of my eBay peaves by the way. Sellers who end their auctions at odd hours.)

I saw the Giant with Campy and think it was a good deal. Heck, the Record gear itself goes for $1,650 at Excel today. I didn't want it because I just want a frame and fork but somebody sure got a good deal.
Odd hours?laffeaux
Apr 11, 2002 10:03 AM
I've sold items on eBay, and one buyer complained about the odd ending hour. It makes no sense to me. He said that an item that he was willing to pay $60 for sold at $28, but he couldn't bid because he was at work. My response was, if you were willing to pay $60, you should have bid the night before, and it would have been your for $29.

The whole beauty of eBay is you don't need to be there. Decide what you're willing to pay, make a bid, and if you're high bidder you win! The only people this does not work for is someone willing to pay "any price" for an item. If you get into a bidding war at the end, you obviously don't set a maximum bid price for yourself.
Odd hours?McAndrus
Apr 11, 2002 10:58 AM
Well, your idea works in theory but not in practice. On two occasions I put in my offer and could not be there (sleep and work) when the auction ended. In both cases there was a last-half-hour flurry of bidding and I lost. All I succeeded in doing was showing everyone else what my price was.

That might be great for the seller but not for the buyer.

By the way - if you as the seller wish to work this way then by all means, please do. You will find no stronger proponent of a free market at RBR than myself. But there's a seller in California who could have gotten more than $400 for his frameset if the auction hadn't ended when I was asleep.
Odd hours?laffeaux
Apr 11, 2002 11:37 AM
Why didn't you bid $400 beofer you went to bed?

Sure, in the final minutes you may have been out bid, but you'd not be saying, "wow, that went for $200, and I would have paid $400." (nm)ohio
Apr 11, 2002 12:05 PM
How about????spdplayr
Apr 11, 2002 11:02 AM
a Kona Ku Custom with Easton Elite Tubing and LOADS of lucious upgrades?! sound good? bidding starts at $500 w/o shipping. check out ebay search. it's on until Saturday.
My favorite offering... want a pair of slightly used shorts?Kristin
Apr 13, 2002 8:36 PM

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