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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:26 am 
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I tried selling my Merckx Corsa frame on ebay a while back, it didn't reach reserve, got up to around £150

I noticed this one which went for much more:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/EDDY-MERCKX-Corsa ... p1638.m122

any ideas why? it's much higher than usual, average is £250 ish


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:03 am 
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I think there`s a chance this is in the 7-11 colours of the pro team of that name, so possibly a buyer reckons it might be one of the `real things` - also pretty small so sometines a bigger demand. Needs a complete resray if you ask me - +transfers - £200+ extra for chrome....


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:39 pm 
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Well eBay isn't the most consistent guide to prices as I bought a Merckx SLX with full Dura Ace 8 and ceramic rims for just over £200 including a pair of shoes. Non original forks and paint though.

Merckx decals are only available from Merckx with a respray so it would be hugely expensive to renovate - I reckon the £200+ is right, probably close to £250+...


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:30 pm 
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I guess the seller got lucky.

I had a US buyer interested in mine, as the frame with the same paint job were also used by a US pro team, but the size was too small.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:07 pm 
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I think its just blind luck sometimes with the right people looking at the right time :? I would have bought your Merckx in an instant if it had been a couple of centimetres smaller :? stunning bike :)


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