Re: [CR]Simplex Criterium RD on eBay

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Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2004 03:30:13 +0200
From: "renaissance-cycles" <info@renaissance-cycles.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Simplex Criterium RD on eBay
To: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>, Eric Elman <tr4play@cox.net>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
References: <20040911003416.6019.qmail@web81007.mail.yahoo.com>


We all must remember! When the winner bidder is from the land of the rising sun the end price of $ 188.50 is not much to pay for such an item. Remember those Japanese swap meet prices that John Barron showed to the list............From his recent trip to Japan!....................I remember several years ago when a list memeber made an offer for a very early De Rosa mid 60s that we had for sale.......He offered 4 bills, a Japanese buyer coughed up the full selling price of I think $ 550.-.........Once in JAPAN, 5 times that of our selling price!

BC Baron C....................And the gang!.................Where our small Japanese customer base almost matches our gross U.S sales. Renaissance cycles, Eindhoven Holland.


----- Original Message -----
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos
To: Eric Elman
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2004 2:34 AM
Subject: Re: [CR]Simplex Criterium RD on eBay



> Yes, I was really surprised at $73.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jerry Moos
> Houston, TX
>
> Eric Elman <tr4play@cox.net> wrote:
> Jerry,
>
> Nice condition Simplex Criterium's regularly sell in the $40 to $50 range on
> ebay. I have not seen any nice clean ones sell for less then $40 in a long
> time. Besides how clean this one appears to be, is the fact that it is date
> stamped 1970; one so clean, from that vintage is hard to come by. In fact,
> I've been looking for a really nice 1969 or 1970 for about two years now
> with no luck. I'm still out of luck, as I'm not ready plunk down the more
> than $73 that it's now pulling!
>
> Eric Elman
> Somers, CT
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jerome & Elizabeth Moos"
> To:
> Sent: Friday, September 10, 2004 1:13 PM
> Subject: [CR]Simplex Criterium RD on eBay
>
>
> > Can someone tell me what is special about this used plastic Simplex
> Criterium RD, that it should be at $56 with 7 hours to go?
> >
> >
> http://ebay.com/<blah>
> &rd=1#ebayphotohosting
> >
> > I've seen a lot of nice used all-alloy Simplex SLJ's go for less. For a
> used Criterium, I would have thought about half this price would have been a
> winning bid.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Jerry Moos
> > Houston, TX