The Lava Dome was very cheap indeed at £132. The burnt orange colour of the 96 frames is one of the most sought-after. The highest price I have seen for one was £410, but even though that was exceptional I would have expected this one to make £200 at least. I guess it wasn't well sold, and the wheels and tyres look a bit dicey, but even so Wadsy if you're going to drop out of the bidding below £132, I don't think you're ever going to find one within your budget my friend.
The 96 Kilauea in Germany is a size 16, which is going to take a chunk out of its value. A size 16 94 Kilauea just sold for £255 on UK eBay - good condition, one lady owner, but some kit issues. I would have estimated over £300 if it had been a size 18, so maybe the £255 just reflects the lower demand for size 16 frames.
That's interesting, thanks for that. It just goes to show how in demand these old Konas are. I just bid what I thought an old Lava dome might be worth and obviously got it wrong and I'm learning as I go! The hunt, with a higher budget continues!