Re: [Classicrendezvous] Another high for collectible parts?


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Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2000 13:05:36 -0500
From: Jerry Moos <moos@penn.com>
To: renaissance-cycles <info@renaissance-cycles.com>
CC: p6man <p6man@home.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Another high for collectible parts?
References: <B62D7239.11C4%p6man@home.com> <3A08377A.5AF03CC3@penn.com> <006e01c048e4$118beca0$084d53d4@chello.nl>


BC, this makes me wonder if Renaissance Cycles receives a significant number of orders from Japan. It would seem that Japanese buyers would place an order with you rather than pay many times more on eBay or more yet in the Japanese channels you speak of. I'd like to hear what Takao and Ken Toda think as to what is preventing Japanese buyers from taking advantage of some of the resources we on this list use routinely.

Regards,

Jerry Moos

renaissance-cycles wrote:
> Hi Jerry and all:
>
> The ebay ''prices'' are nothing to what they are paying in Japan for some of
> these items!
> You should see what some of their swap meet prices are, sure as ''hell'' not
> the prices
> you see in the States! A Huret Lux rear derailleur (NOS!) is
> fetching..................$ 450.-
> And some time back someone from the ''old list'' was wondring why a ''NOS''
> Stronglight V-4
> headset sold for $ 80.- on ebay, and most likely it was a Japanese buyer.
> This same headset
> is getting no less than............$ 225.- in Japan!
>
> So get all your French stuff and head
> to................Japan!......There.......are others doing it and
> in a 5 hour sitting he cleard 10K!...........Sorry to say this person wasn't
> ''ME''!
> Hey! You all have a good time, and I'm going to go play with some bike
> stuff!!......Later!!
>
> BC
> Baron Corpuz
> Renaissance cycles, Holland
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jerry Moos <moos@penn.com>
> To: p6man <p6man@home.com>
> Cc: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2000 6:10 PM
> Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Another high for collectible parts?
>
> > Wow, and it is used, too. And Kauzo and the other familiar Japanese
> collectors
> > don't appear to be involved in this one, though Greg Parker had a go
> before
> > apparently deciding the price was a bit too rich. There was a Japanese
> buyer for
> > the Mafac brakes, which would be expected as Takao has told us all how
> popular the
> > old French stuff is in Japan. Maybe some of these Japanese collectors
> should join
> > the list and research the stuff available from the classic bike vendors.
> They
> > might save themselves a lot of money compared to what they sometimes pay
> on eBay.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Jerry Moos
> >
> > p6man wrote:
> >
> > > How about the last of the first SR rear deraileurs......
> > >
> > > http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=485465623
> > >
> > > That's got to be another record.
> > >
> > > Duane Kennard
> > >
> > >
> > > on 11/7/00 5:06, OROBOYZ@aol.com at OROBOYZ@aol.com wrote:
> > >
> > > > Mafac Tiger brake set in OK used shape... $255.00!
> > > >
> > > > Take a look...
> > > >
> > > >
> http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=470155401&ed=97227822
> 0
> > > >
> > > > Dale Brown