Re: [CR]The rise and fall of vintage bike collecting?


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Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 06:59:55 -0700 (PDT)
From: "halbike" <halbike@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]The rise and fall of vintage bike collecting?
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <20040721.065411.23705.17793@webmail18.lax.untd.com>


Ebay has cranked the reserve fee throught the roof. I can no longer offer my quality items there. If I protect it with a reserve, the fees are too high, if I post it 9.99, I usually lose money because it goes cheap. Some folks look at it like a lottery, hoping a Japenese bidder (etc) will bail them out, but I am in business, paid a good ammount for my inventory, and can't do it that way.

From a sellers point of view it seems many hobbiests have gone from looking for a cool interesting item, to looking for a cool interesting item cheap. paul genaro sidney ny

--- "brianbaylis@juno.com" <brianbaylis@juno.com>
wrote:

>

> Steve,

>

> I suspect that on account of eBay, the collectors

> eventually all got to know each other personally and

> I think many are dealing straight with each other as

> opposed to going through eBay. Just a theory, but it

> may be the answer.

>

> Brian Baylis

> Vintage Cycle Studios

> El Cajon, CA

> (619)449-5977

>

>

>

> -- "Steve Neago" <questor@cinci.rr.com> wrote:

> Whatever happened to all the Campy parts listings on

> ebay?

>

> A year ago, there were several (?3000+)thousand

> listings for parts and this week there are only

> approx 1200 listings... has the bike collection

> market gone downhill? Are vintage collectors and

> bike sellers hoarding parts or keeping the parts off

> ebay?

>

> Just wondering...

>

> Regards, Steve Neago

> Cincinnati, OH