I have to agree with those who consider this a high price. Until recently, a good used PX-10 could be bought for about $350. Even now, I'd wager a super clean totally original one would rarely go for as much as $700. So I think the buyer paid at least $1,000 premuim for the fact the bike is NOS, and for the original box.
Is the premium justified? Obviously it was to the buyer. Although I am well aware of the value of original packaging of collectibles, to me personally an original box is totally worthless. What am I going to do with it? The last thing I need is one more large box cluttering up the garage. As to the bike being NOS, I suppose that has some value versus just an emaculate original used one. But personally, I wouldn't pay over $1,000 for an NOS PX-10. I mean I paid $1,000 to $1,100 each for two really pristine all-chrome early 70's Paramounts, which sort of sets my idea of "top money" for any production model classic bike (I have of course paid more than that for custom-ordered framesets).
I guess it comes down to how much fun one gets from unwrapping and assembling a totally unused 35 year old bike. I admit that is sort of fun, but for me personally not $1,000 worth.
In fact, I tend to be irrational in just the opposite direction. To me, the greatest fun is in taking a totally beat but once great bike and restoring it to its former glory. With a total repaint, rechroming and reproduced decals, just the frame restoration can be $1,000, and if one must obtain some rare components, the total cost could easily exceed $1,700. But to me the sense of accomplishment is far greater than that of unboxing an NIP bike. I guess we're all crazy, just some in different ways from others.
Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX
Neill Currie <email@example.com> wrote: Bob hanson wrote: "" I'm forever living in a dream world of what things had once cost. And of course I am always excited to find true bargains at absurdly low prices. However, I noticed the recent NOS late 60s to early 70s Peugeot PX-10 on eBay now has sold for what even I would consider a VERY low final bid of $1,700.
Item number: 200120991630""Guess I am living in a dream world of my own. Maybe "deals" like this are becoming more common, but that seems like an awfully high price for a very mediocre bike......even allowing oodles for the original box and unassembled condition.Hell, that's a higher finishing price than I ever paid for any of the 15 or so bike I own (by far), and I have some really nice stuff. At least to my eyes, and with all of us, I guess that's *all* that counts in the end.-------------- Neill Currie Hillsborough Nh 03244 USA --------------- My MTB site: