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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:53 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181100473054? ... 1439.l2649

Gotta go and collect it tomorrow, i like the wheels.
Felt pleasing to the eye..
I know Alpina isnt top end..
So hence the question..£75..have i paid too much?
Got caught up in a bidding war.

Cheers,

Jay


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:12 am 
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Got caught up in a bidding war.


not good, either enter your max bid or use an eBay sniper website (eg Gixen is free to use).

But £75 seems ok to me, it's a fully working retro mtb :) ok, so Exage 500LX isn't exactly high end, but the bike looks pretty original, even down to amberwall tyres.

As long as you are happy with it and get some use out of it, then it's worth what you were prepared to pay.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:14 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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First of all welcome to RB, and secondly it doesn't look like you will need to do much to bring that up to a very nice bike :) value, cost, how much you paid is irrelevant, as long as it puts a smile on your face, enjoy it :D

Jussa


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:18 am 
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I like it! Wouldn't have wanted to pay £40 postage though.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:21 am 
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I never 'bid' as such. I always set my budget, stand firm and manually snipe that amour with 5 seconds to go.

Would you go into a bike shop and persuade the staff to let you pay more for an item? So why go on eBay and keep bidding yourself into paying more? Your blood was up and you've paid a veritable fortune.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:31 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks for the replies gents, but, im picking it up...so no £40 delivery for me will be necessary - Thank god.

Just got to pick her up for 75.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:33 am 
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Could be a good retro bike for conmuting or for everyday use :)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:34 am 
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Still... I guess that if you enjoy it then there's no harm done.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:42 am 
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I saw that one...not a bad price for the spec and condition just a lesser known manufacturer...doesn't mean its bad...but not a bargain I would have thought £50 was a fair price...but really whats a few quid extra in today world!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:43 am 
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It looks like it has a Tange sticker so probably a decent frame.


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