Ebay is, of course, a good resource for price estimating. This information, though, has been a bit distorted by those who have the ware-with-all to get into bidding wars. All it takes is two irrationally obsessed collectors to change everyone's perception of what the market will bare. Does anyone remember that Schwinn collection auction a few years back?
My question (though I didn't make it clear) goes specifically to those parts a CR member rarely or never sees --and are untested by the available markets and auctions.
But I see your point about how unfun such a conversation (on what everyone on the list thinks an item is worth) can be.
Is there any reason why issues of price and availability can't be conducted off-list --after a member requests the info on-list?
Would that work?
Calvet Guthrie Kansas City
In a message dated 5/20/2002 11:47:03 PM Central Standard Time, OROBOYZ writes:
> Again, if one wants to know what stuff really sells for, eBay searches can
> tell you the reality. And whether you have happened upon a bargain when you
> find that first generation SR rear derailleur for $50.00!
> Reading 20 CR members argue about whether or not they would pay X amount
> for some item is not my idea of fun though!!
> Dale Brown