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#1 2013-01-08 11:54am

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Help put a value on an 80's Freestyle GT Survivor. Need 80's GT expert

Guys if you know your 80's Gt freestyle bikes and want to give me a hand. Please PM me. I am thinking about making a deal on a bike that I consider to be my grail. I'm willing to pay up for it being the "right" bike but I still feel this ones a little on the high side.

PM me if you know your 80's Performer , Tour, and Pro Performer bikes. I need a seconed opinion


thanks!!!


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#2 2013-01-08 12:07pm

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Re: Help put a value on an 80's Freestyle GT Survivor. Need 80's GT expert

I can only say that if it's your grail and you know you really want it, then offer the guy what YOU think it's worth to you. Others may have gotten a deal, or sold a similar bike for so and so, or thought they could had gotten more for them, etc.

Post pics when if/you do get it cool


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#3 2013-01-08 12:15pm

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Re: Help put a value on an 80's Freestyle GT Survivor. Need 80's GT expert

I agree. ^

However, this is the biggest BMX purchase i've attempted to make (in one shot) and i'm feeling funny doing it without full knowledge.

We need a BMX Buyers guide 2013!


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#4 2013-01-08 12:46pm

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Re: Help put a value on an 80's Freestyle GT Survivor. Need 80's GT expert

Museum in not price guide!


Non paying member on 2 dibs in less than 2 weeks on same item. First time he called dibs he never pmd me for PayPal information so after a week of no pms I decided to repost the item and then the same member called dibs again for the second time. .So sellers and buyers beware of this member because he has a tendency to be a flake.

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#5 2013-01-08 12:49pm

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Re: Help put a value on an 80's Freestyle GT Survivor. Need 80's GT expert

buyers start low then go high sellers start high then go low you 2 will meet in the middle somewhere.

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#6 2013-01-08 12:51pm

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Re: Help put a value on an 80's Freestyle GT Survivor. Need 80's GT expert

I am not expert at all but I see the performers from the 80s go for $300-$600 on ebay for the most part (the common ones that is). Thats usually the complete bike with original parts. and the better the condition, the more it goes for. When they are restored they tend to go for more or have better colors and such. I have been watching them for a while now (few years on ebay) and looking at prices on here too (only recently on here though). Just recently saw a perfect hardly used 87 performer go for just over $500 last week and then I see them sit on ebay and never sell at $500 in good condition so it all depends. It had all original parts and looked pretty new which is why i think it sold for that price. I have seen people list them for crazy amounts on ebay too but I dont know if they ever sell, it just depends on the demand and condition and rarity of that bike. Just remember, there were millions of these GT bikes sold, so they will only ever be worth so much because there are so many, at least in our lifetime. Honestly, the market is flooded with them in my opinion. I can go on ebay right now and there are at least several 80s GT performers and probably several on this site too. I am actually surprised they even sell for $500 (unless restored) given how common they are. The rare ones are the ones that will be worth a lot though and im sure there are rare GTs like the pros and such. I collect other things and rare and more expensive means there might be one on ebay all year if you are lucky.

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#7 2013-01-08 12:57pm

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Re: Help put a value on an 80's Freestyle GT Survivor. Need 80's GT expert

Look through the completed sales here and on Ebay. wink

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#8 2013-01-08 12:58pm

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Re: Help put a value on an 80's Freestyle GT Survivor. Need 80's GT expert

badbill wrote:

buyers start low then go high sellers start high then go low you 2 will meet in the middle somewhere.


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#9 2013-01-08 1:19pm

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Re: Help put a value on an 80's Freestyle GT Survivor. Need 80's GT expert

Like I posted before, if you are happy paying $1000 for THAT particular bike, like if its the exact replica of the one you had bitd or such, then who are we to put a price on it. I understand that you don't want to "overpay", but anything is worth what someone is willing to pay for it.

Would I spend more than a couple hundred bucks on a painting by a famous person? Not if I was just gonna keep and not try to resell it.  But I'm still searching for my original bike, it was a pit bike from the late 80's and I can't even find out what, but when I do find the brand/model, I will search high a low for one and I will pay TOP dollar for it. Is it crazy? Sure but sometimes you just have to go for what makes you happy.

Have fun and good luck with the purchase!!!


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#10 2013-01-08 1:31pm

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Re: Help put a value on an 80's Freestyle GT Survivor. Need 80's GT expert

joey1320 wrote:

Like I posted before, if you are happy paying $1000 for THAT particular bike, like if its the exact replica of the one you had bitd or such, then who are we to put a price on it. I understand that you don't want to "overpay", but anything is worth what someone is willing to pay for it.



Have fun and good luck with the purchase!!!

I agree with all of this, but I'll also say that I feel $1,000 is over paying for that bike.

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#11 2013-01-08 1:53pm

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Re: Help put a value on an 80's Freestyle GT Survivor. Need 80's GT expert

What they are or have sold for means nothing. It's worth what you'll pay and be happy with. If you want it bad enough, get it. If you find out later on down the road that you paid too much, then you've lived and learned.
This is only my opinion though. But I feel that there's only one way to learn and that's by doing. Like I've said in one of my threads about a skyway and someone asked why I would get one if I didn't know about them âž¡ because I learn through experience. Yeah, I got burned on the ta, but I also learned a bunch about them too and can go into my next ta experience a little more informed.


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#12 2013-01-08 1:54pm

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IBTL

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#13 2013-01-08 2:08pm

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Re: Help put a value on an 80's Freestyle GT Survivor. Need 80's GT expert

I understand the whole "pay what you think it's worth " theory. I use it all the time. I have paid dumb money for a lot of BMx stuff in the past year. This isn't about that. I'm willing to pay the retail for this bike but I'll be pretty darn dissapointed if I see a similar bike sell for $300 cheaper down the road. than i'll have a bad realtionship with the bike after that. Again, that wouldn't even be an issue with a $200 item but at the higher numbers i'd rather avoid it.

Thank you to all of you who PM'd me. You guys really helped out. some of you bought the same type of bike for the same money and some paid even a tad more. Only one said it's overpriced but than proceeded to add up the total value and it was $300 more than what i'm paying for  the bike so...


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#14 2013-01-08 2:44pm

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Re: Help put a value on an 80's Freestyle GT Survivor. Need 80's GT expert

dragracer wrote:

I understand the whole "pay what you think it's worth " theory. I use it all the time. I have paid dumb money for a lot of BMx stuff in the past year. This isn't about that. I'm willing to pay the retail for this bike but I'll be pretty darn dissapointed if I see a similar bike sell for $300 cheaper down the road. than i'll have a bad realtionship with the bike after that. Again, that wouldn't even be an issue with a $200 item but at the higher numbers i'd rather avoid it.

Thank you to all of you who PM'd me. You guys really helped out. some of you bought the same type of bike for the same money and some paid even a tad more. Only one said it's overpriced but than proceeded to add up the total value and it was $300 more than what i'm paying for  the bike so...

You shouldn't have a 'bad relationship' with your bike if there is a better deal that goes down after the fact. The values fluctuate way too much for all that due to the interest in a specific frame set at any given time. Just remember, one day you'll be that guy getting the killer deal one day, and hopefully more. You gotta win some and lose others big_smile


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#15 2013-01-08 3:01pm

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Re: Help put a value on an 80's Freestyle GT Survivor. Need 80's GT expert

can u even part one out 4 a thousand

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#16 2013-01-08 4:07pm

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crazy06 wrote:

can u even part one out 4 a thousand

I.just threw that number out, I have no idea what the op is buying his GT for.
Please do post pics smile


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#17 2013-01-08 4:31pm

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dirtbikes wrote:

Museum in not price guide!

And it's a good thing it's not because everything would be valued at about 30% of what it is really worth because that's all anyone wants to pay around here.


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#18 2013-01-08 7:26pm

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Re: Help put a value on an 80's Freestyle GT Survivor. Need 80's GT expert

And 30% is about all anyone should have to pay for old inflated priced toy.

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#19 2013-01-08 7:49pm

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Re: Help put a value on an 80's Freestyle GT Survivor. Need 80's GT expert

Just got back from a 10pm parking lot meeting. The bike is mine now and I'm happy as can be. A friend owed me $500 and finally made good. I picked up the rest so I feel like I'm in it for a few hundred.

Pics tomorrow.


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#20 2013-01-08 8:03pm

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Re: Help put a value on an 80's Freestyle GT Survivor. Need 80's GT expert

there are many different models of GT's given that he's saying its a little costly i would assume that he is looking at one of the top models... they can go for well over $1000 cool


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#21 2013-01-08 8:04pm

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Re: Help put a value on an 80's Freestyle GT Survivor. Need 80's GT expert

dragracer wrote:

Just got back from a 10pm parking lot meeting. The bike is mine now and I'm happy as can be. A friend owed me $500 and finally made good. I picked up the rest so I feel like I'm in it for a few hundred.

Pics tomorrow.

EXCITING..  Good for you man.

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#22 2013-01-08 8:04pm

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dragracer wrote:

Just got back from a 10pm parking lot meeting. The bike is mine now and I'm happy as can be. A friend owed me $500 and finally made good. I picked up the rest so I feel like I'm in it for a few hundred.

Pics tomorrow.

in that case tell us what you got tongue


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#23 2013-01-08 8:06pm

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#24 2013-01-08 8:14pm

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Re: Help put a value on an 80's Freestyle GT Survivor. Need 80's GT expert

post detailed pics here, ill give u a rough estimate.


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#25 2013-01-08 8:15pm

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Re: Help put a value on an 80's Freestyle GT Survivor. Need 80's GT expert

Here's a survivor.

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee447/SEA_ELECTRIC/GT%20PRO%20FREESTYLE%20TOUR/0f39984ba0b85a08127f3a922d9cbf27.jpg


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