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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:51 pm 
Old School Hero

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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWAX:IT

- seems a huge bid to me .....


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:54 pm 
Old School Grand Master

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Two bidders competing can drive stuff to crazy levels. Maybe two rich guys who had one as students and now want to relive their youth.... 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:35 pm 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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Bidiots.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:10 pm 
rider | rBoTM Winner
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Exactly the right size for me - I think I'll put a bid in!

On second thoughts, perhaps not :wink:

Mind you, it is a very early one with some interesting features - but not £1600+ worth of them!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:09 pm 
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It's a sad fact, but almost everybody buying at those sort of inflated prices is a speculator. Either we're looking at people who are hoping to make a quick buck, unlikely at that price, or people who want to put it aside as an investment.

Either way we're not generally dealing with people who are actually going to build it into a bike and ride it.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:07 pm 
Retro Guru

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What am I missing. Yeah it's a nice steel Mercx in not great nick. Has it some special provenance?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:19 pm 
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oldgit wrote:
What am I missing. Yeah it's a nice steel Mercx in not great nick. Has it some special provenance?


No, but it is in the States where such things are much more rare. Having said that the buyer has still paid waaaaaay over the odds.


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