Prices for MXL frames have plummeted. A good one with Force forks will make £400 max I reckon. That guy keeps bringing these big, sometimes weird things out - that one would be better split, the wheels would put people off, nevermind the price. You've got to watch what your doing when trying to sell one of these - the components need to be very complimentary and more 'traditional' for anyone to buy the lot at a decent price.
I agree with some sentiments, but disagree that prices for MXL frames have plummeted. They certainly have not.
Prices are a function of several factors...
Unused, unmarked, and in perfect condition is the pinnacle. Anything else will be cheaper. Example
The competition frames seem to go for more than other designs
. A function of the artistry of the Competition frame, but there are exceptions
. some colours seem to be more valuable than others, but fashion is fickle.
There will be more demand for a bike frame that is closer to the average bike rider's size than a very big or very small frame.
Buyers are global these days. In the last 2 years I've seen more than a 40% fluctuation in my domestic currency compared with the USD. I stopped buying when I could no longer compete with the USA bidders. However, the exchange rate disadvantage I faced was more than offset by the increase in purchasing power by the Yanks, so prices have not suffered.
I recall a similar discussion on another forum about whether a buyer had paid too much for a frame he really loved and wanted, and the truth is that if you've got the money, and the bike is there at that price, and you want it, it's worth buying. The truth is that the Master Olympic in Jamiedyer's picture was available in that colour scheme from 1993-1996, so there are quite a few out there. It is entirely possible that if he waits long enough another one will come along for less money. The wait could be weeks, months or years though. If the paint scheme was rarer, I wouldn't be taking that risk.