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 Post subject: Is this over priced?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:38 pm 
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Guys I've been chatting to a bloke on eBay who's selling a Raleigh Amazon. Now fair enough it looks mint, like brand new! Can't argue with it's condition.

But he wants £95 for it and I think that's too expensive. After all, it's not a dyna tec or m trax or anything like that. Just an Amazon from about 1993! The only reason I want it is because I had one whilst growing up and I guess I'm being sentimental.

But £95 quid??? That's too much surely? What do you think?


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 Post subject: Re: Is this over priced?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:33 pm 
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It's worth what someone is willing pay for it.

If it sells will you kick yourself for missing out?


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 Post subject: Re: Is this over priced?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:40 pm 
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In my opinion, yes. Is it this one > http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Raleigh-Amazo ... 0678787435

They are common. You will certainly get one for far less than that.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this over priced?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:46 pm 
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No it's not that one mate. I mean it's that type of bike, but the condition is like new. The listing has already ended on eBay for it but the buyer never paid the seller so it's on dispute whilst he claims his fees back.
But 95 pounds for an Amazon when the one you linked is just £20 and with tlc will look fine anyway. Hmm....


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 Post subject: Re: Is this over priced?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:48 pm 
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I'll post a link for it tonight when I get home to my laptop. As I say it is immaculate. But is it 95 quids worth of immaculate is the question???


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 Post subject: Re: Is this over priced?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:39 pm 
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alans27 wrote:
I'll post a link for it tonight when I get home to my laptop. As I say it is immaculate. But is it 95 quids worth of immaculate is the question???


Unlikely. But it's your money!


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 Post subject: Re: Is this over priced?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:05 pm 
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I'd say £95 is a bit high, even if it's mint. I paid £30 for a Claude Butler bicycle of a similar quality a couple of years ago, it was in good condition and had probably done less than 200 miles since new.

The Raleigh and my Claude Butler were inexpensive, entry level bikes when they were new, which means that they generally a bit heavy and have fairly cheap components. Heavy steel handlebars and stems, heavy seatposts and really cheap, low quality headsets and bottom brackets, which if they're anything like mine, won't last long once you start putting some miles in, even if they were perfectly serviceable when you got the bicycle.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this over priced?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:26 pm 
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I'm glad you're mainly of the opinion it's too dear because that's what I thought. I offered him sixty which I thought was a very generous offer... But I think he took the huff and was a bit arsey over it. His reply being if I want a bike for £60, go to Argos! lol! Ah the joys of eBay eh?


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 Post subject: Re: Is this over priced?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:34 pm 
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I couldn't give away a Raleigh apex. 60 notes was generous


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 Post subject: Re: Is this over priced?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:37 pm 
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Claud

If it was still in its box and un built it would still only worth £50 - 60


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