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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:44 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:56 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Lads..can I be honest..This seller always seems to get a "verbal kicking" on here, He buys and sells items on eVilbay. He sells his items at a price , some say inflated..Its really easy.."dont buy off him". He seems to have a good feed back score, so his online customers seem happy. Even one of "brethren" has purchased stuff of him and was happy with his purchase...

We/I all like a bargain when we can get one..

Ernie :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:16 pm 
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Fella is running a business is he not ? :? Or do we now harangue curry's for the price of their washing machines.
£15 to send, got a box ?. Hope the post office isn't far. What's packaging cost these days, or labour and cleaning products.
Final valuation fee ? Paypal too.
What's your time worth :?

One could enquire should you pick up something like a new Pace frame in a backyard clearance sale and you get it for 50 quid, what would you sell it at. Or anything that currently holds a high price.

Simplest thing is not to buy. If it doesnt sell it may reduce a bit, but he's a business and likely cannot hold a huge stock any length of time, but must at least clear his overheads.
But the bike was there for £60. He took the chance it wasnt a horror :?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:29 pm 
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dyna-ti wrote:
Fella is running a business is he not ? :? Or do we now harangue curry's for the price of their washing machines.
£15 to send, got a box ?. Hope the post office isn't far. What's packaging cost these days, or labour and cleaning products.
Final valuation fee ? Paypal too.
What's your time worth :?

One could enquire should you pick up something like a new Pace frame in a backyard clearance sale and you get it for 50 quid, what would you sell it at. Or anything that currently holds a high price.

Simplest thing is not to buy. If it doesnt sell it may reduce a bit, but he's a business and likely cannot hold a huge stock any length of time, but must at least clear his overheads.
But the bike was there for £60. He took the chance is wasnt a horror :?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:58 pm 
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I have the same frame available for £55 inc forks, headset, seatpost, a smile...


Same colour? Size?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:01 pm 
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I've had an email chat with GG and he seemed an alright bloke. Said the only winner is ebay/paypal and it takes up a lot of time.

I think his prices are abit daft sometimes (as in it will NEVER sell at that price) but frankly he must know what he's doing.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:05 pm 
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Whats the difference between Granniegear and the Pros Closet....?


Easy Returns / 24hr Shipping / Satisfaction Guaranteed...?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:41 am 
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I heard he has 6 toes on each foot and still wears hipster flared corduroys, just saying :D


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:58 pm 
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Wasn't he a member here once? Seemed right enough.

Everyone has bills to pay, and some people's circumstances are more precarious than others. I'd happily sell my stuff to the highest bidder if I didn't have a job that makes far more money from far less effort.

Saying that, I'm mystified by the idea of making a living from buying and selling old bikes to obsessive middle aged men. It must be one of those "professions" like poker player - the only people who actually make money are Ebay or the casino.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:07 pm 
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I'm grannygear and so's my wife..


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