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What is a good price for used items?(3 posts)

What is a good price for used items?kilimanjaro
Mar 31, 2003 4:18 PM
Obiously a fair price is whatever the market will bear. I have been looking for campy parts on E-bay but I think a lot of people are overpaying (At least in auctions I am interested in).

This what I figure. I take the lowest price I can find online for new and about 2/3 of that is my upper limit for something gently used.

I have seen used stuff go for more than I what I can get for new online. I don't get it. Is it because the weather is getting nicer and people are starting to venture out again? I suppose auction prices might be more depressed during the winter.
On e-bay, the winner pays more than anyone ...Humma Hah
Mar 31, 2003 4:30 PM
... else on the planet was willing to. You gotta really want what they're selling when you buy anything uncommon and desirable, like vintage Campy parts.

If you can get to a good bicycle swap meet, you'll probably find better prices, but the good stuff at reasonable prices goes fast. The Trexlertown, PA velodrome is holding a swap meet on April 12, and I think San Diego just had their's recently. They'll repeat in the fall.

Have you tried Classic Rendesvous? There are various classified sections selling vintage bike parts on the web.

Best deal going: a generous soul here. Dave Hickey recently sold me a set of Campy cranks at a bargain price.
But I am not looking for vintage Campy, ...kilimanjaro
Mar 31, 2003 5:32 PM
but rather 9 speed components. I can understand high bid price for Delta brakes, but not 3 year old used hubs selling for over 2/3 for what one can purchase for new online, lockring not included.

I just went to my first bike swap meet this weekend in San Diego. I got there late and only picked up a few items. I also heard that this one was relatively small. Definetly getting there early for the next one in the fall.

I also check the classfied on this board and subscribe to I-Bob. With patience and dicipline I will get what I need.