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#26 2016-12-23 11:02am

FRESSTYLE FREEK
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Re: the most over priced parts you can find!

have a read relax I copied and pasted so spelling and grammar should be good lol

quote"It may come as a surprise to some, but bicycles remain a hot ticket item on sites such as eBay and Amazon. There is a large market that you can cover when selling bicycles, or you may just choose to focus on a specific niche, such as high-end bicycles.

most profitable items to sell onlineLogistically, you may need to employ the services of a trusted courier when it comes to transporting the goods, but this can all be worth it if you are able to achieve a healthy profit. Buying the bicycles initially can be done in a number of ways.

You may want to buy bicycles that are damaged, repair them and then sell them on. Alternatively, you may just worked with a trusted bicycle wholesaler, who will ship the bicycles on your behalf. Although this is more convenient for the customer, it can minimize the profit margin.

Evidently, any online seller will need to come up with a strategy that suits them best, but with searches averaging at one per minute, you can be sure that if marketed correctly, you will be able to generate a healthy profit.

How can you find more highly profitable items to sell on eBay and Amazon?

So now that you know the five most profitable things to sell on eBay and Amazon, it’s time to go beyond and see how we can find more items to sell for a handsome profit.

Perhaps the easiest way to find out what will sell well, is by checking the the Amazon best-sellers list. On Amazon, you can hone in on categories and sub-categories and in each see the best-selling items, updated in real time. These items will most likely also be popular on eBay  I’ve been a fan of both sites. In recent months I’ve purchased items through Ebay such as Members Only Jackets, bike tools and many more. I’ve also used Craigslist (CL) to find things that I’d want to buy. However, when it comes to selling items, I lean more towards CL than Ebay.

Why? For starters, CL is free. Plus you don’t have to worry about shipping since your buyers are typically local. However, Ebay does offer worldwide exposure, and you have more chances of selling your item(s) at a higher price. But there are fees associated with Ebay and Paypal…

So, let me get your opinion, which is better in your book? Ebay or CL? Are there any other sites or services that can help you sell your bike stuff faster and with a higher profit?    It’s kind of a toss up for me: I found my ’71 Varsity project bike on CL but I actually buy more on eBay. For the most part the stuff I see on CL (locally) is overpriced for what it is. eBay seems (to me) make separating the wheat from the chaff easie I’ve sold all the bikes I’ve flipped on CL. But, just like you, I do buy quite a bit from Ebay. One thing I can’t stand about Ebay, the stupidly high shipping fees!!Don’t blame Ebay for the shipping fees…that’s up to the seller, and a lot of sellers jack up their fees to make extra money. I sell a lot of stuff on Ebay and usually get my shipping quote wrong…having to shell out an extra dollar or two to ship an item.

I look on CL, but like Raiyn I have discovered that stuff here is horribly overpriced (and usually junky). The only good thing CL ever did for me was hook me up with The Squirrel Guy, from who I bought several project bikes (including my prized French Astra). I use both, depending on what I’m buying or selling.

Ebay is great for when you need protection. If you use shipping tracking and PayPal, than it’s a lot harder to get scammed, and if you do, you can often get your money back. The fees are killer though – the last batch of things I sold, all told I only made 62% of the selling price after paying for the listing fees and shipping.

Craigslist is good because it’s totally local and avoids all of those fees. For things like bikes, where you really need to see the item in person, CL is great. I’ve bought 3 bikes on craigslist now for reasonable prices, and was very happy with my purchases. At least with bikes, the selling prices are way to high usually, but you can talk them down. It’s very common to see a 5 year old bike selling for near-MSRP because the seller didn’t ride it. Unfortunately for them, parts update, things get old, and your 2005 bike is no longer worth what it was new. They always try to throw in a few extra parts too, and assume that means we should pay more.
Eric October 28, 2010 7:36 am
eBay is great for selling a rare item that most people in the area won’t appreciate, or buying items that local people generally don’t deal in.

Craigslist is great for picking up an occasional high end bike cheap, but most buyers on CL are looking for clearance prices, and most sellers are thinking that a 15-20 year old bike is worth 80%-90% of the purchase price.

There are a few people trying to scam but they generally don’t get anywhere. With everyone trying to get into low end fixies, the crappy old steel frame conversions no longer command a price of $200 or more. One guy in my area has been trying to sell a hybrid for more than purchase price by claiming he spent three times the purchase price on it. Fools, does he think we don’t know how to use Google  G. Tyler October 28, 2010 8:19 am
Now there is Pedalr (http://www.pedalr.com/) sort of an Etsy for selling bike only stuff. I prefer Craigslist if you factor in having to deal with flakes. Ebay got to be too expensive with all there Fee BS.
  Matt October 28, 2010 8:19 am
Not much different than others… I prefer to sell or buy on Craigslist if the item is available (buying) or if I think there is a reasonable market for it (selling). I’ll use Ebay only for more specialized items.

A lot of the stuff on Craigslist is overpriced – but I’ve bargained pretty successfully in the past.

My problem with Ebay is that the “auction” part of it gets people excited about winning, and someone is usually willing to pay more and “win” than I am. For example… I’ve seen a used Redline Monocog frame go for more than my new frame cost me. Ghost Rider October 28, 2010 8:48 am
“My problem with Ebay is that the “auction” part of it gets people excited about winning, and someone is usually willing to pay more and “win” than I am. ”

I don’t see that as a problem, but more as cheap entertainment: “ha ha, that sucker paid retail PLUS for a used part!”. Besides, unless something is really rare, another example comes along and I’m often successful on the second (or third) go-round. The only real gripe I have is when I bid on multiple examples and mis-time things, winding up winning both. Of course, I can just go and resell.

Cycling for Beginners October 28, 2010 1:46 pm
I like to buy on eBay from sellers with good, well-established feedback ratings. It really makes a difference.

I’ve sold using both Craigslist and eBay. What you save in fees by using CL, you often lose in time/hassle in meeting people and dealing with low-ball offers, etc

Jeff S October 28, 2916 3:09 pm
My time is too valuable to waste it dealing with the flakes on CL ebay from now on!.
Andy October 28, 2016 11:01 am
Eric, I love using bikepedia.com for finding out the prices. I think it has accurate MSRP from when it was new. You can also see what parts came stock, because there’s potential that someone bought a new frame, moved over the good parts and put junk on the old frame, and is now selling poorer bike than it really is.


Congratulations, you bought a nice new, shiny whatever the f*ck bike. Problem is, your serviceable old steed is still taking up valuable space in your basement/garage/spare room/bedroom. Now your spouse has threatened divorce if you don’t get that old bike out of the house (for some strange reason, spouses don’t like bikes in the bedroom) . So how does one go about unloading that rusty dusty old steed?

Here are some tips from someone who buys and sells used bikes on the regular and, as such, has seen every dumb thing people get wrong.

PREPARATION
Donald Trump said it best: Only a fool wouldn’t take the trouble of washing his car before he sells it. A little wax, some steel wool and some bike grease can make an old bike look practically new. It doesn’t take much time to clean a bike. Sure, mountain bikes sometimes need a good hosing down to eliminate trail grim and dirt, but is it worth it? Most definitely. You can probably get $50 to $100 more for a quality bike that shines than a rusty dusty paint chipped bike.

Replace anything on the bike that's worn (considering what your targeted profit will be and if that new tube is worth it). Tune everything that needs tuning. Nothing devalues a bike like poor shifting or poor brakes.

ADVERTISING
After you have a shiny bike to sell, you have to let people know it's for sale. Who is your target audience? If the bike is your son’s beat-up old BMX bike, the best place to advertise it may be the local bulletin board at Wal-Mart. If it's a $2,500 Trek Madone, maybe eBay is better. Here are your advertising options:
• Local Bulletin Boards—These work best with low-end bikes. It's best to have a picture and tear-off telephone numbers so they can reach you. Many bike shops let you advertise on their bulletin boards, although some don’t want the competition.
• Newspapers—While new media has supplanted many newspapers, some still move a lot of product (especially shoppers or weeklys). Of course, there's a fee involved, not to mention a time limit. Spring is the best time to sell a bike.
Yard Sales—People go to yard sales to get cheap stuff. If you have a cheap old bike and some other stuff to get rid of, have a yard sale. A note of caution: That old three-speed bike may well have a Sturmey-Archer three-speed hub that would sell for $40 on eBay. or your sons old  BMX he road to school, but left at your house. when he moved out, can bring big time money  on ebay if it's got certan brand parts on it. so do some home work be for you sell it.
• Bike Shop eClassifeds—Many bike shop websites have free classifieds for used parts and gear. If you're going to sell a high-end bike to a crowd that might appreciate it, these are a good choice.
• eBay—For an expensive or vintage bike, eBay is a good choice. They charge for posting, but it's very easy to sell on eBay, since you're reaching millions of potential customers. Shipping could be a hassle, but many local bike shops will sell you their old boxes or actually pack the bike for you for a fee. UPS has a pick-up service. Know your options before you list.
• Craigslist—Craigslist is the local alternative to eBay. There seems to be a local Craigslist for almost every city, town and four-way intersection in the world. There's no charge for posting here, but be ready for flaky customers. I frequently have people call about one of my bikes, and then never show up to buy it.

Some things to remember about advertising:
• Spell check your flyer or ad. I once bought a fairly rare Trek mountain bike for $10, because the ad said Trec. The owners couldn’t understand why no one came to look at it.
• Always use a picture. Pictures sell bikes. If you can’t take a picture of your bike, use a stock one from the company’s website and describe any ways the bike differs from the stock photo.
• Always put down the size of the bike and the price. Don’t make people guess or email to find out it's a 60cm frame or it costs $3,000.
• Price your bike properly. Don’t ask $300 for a Schwinn Stingray just because you learned to ride on it (anyway, it may be worth much more). Go on eBay or Craigslist and search for your bike. Find out what those bikes are selling for, and price accordingly.
• Include manuals and paperwork, if you have them. Be sure to mention it in the ad. For some reason, people like to get the manual with the old bike.
• Take your ad down after the sale. Don’t disappoint 10 people by leaving ads up online or on your local bulletin board. Keep a record of where you posted to make sure you've taken it down everywhere.

NEGOTIATIONS
More and more people are collecting and reselling bikes as a hobby or part-time business.  Some of these people are not to be trusted. Here are a few tips:
• Always move things out of the room or area where you are showing the bike, or show the bike outside. There's no need to give potential thieves an inventory of your expensive toys.
• Set a price in your mind and stick to it. You can always cut it later after a few people have stopped by.
• Take cash. (You can state that in your ad.) Recently, I had to go to an ATM 20 minutes from the bike sale, because the seller wouldn’t accept a personal check. I don’t blame him.

NO SALE
If for some reason you bike doesn’t sell, you have options:
• Lower the price and try again.
• Donate the bike to a local goodwill or bike co-op and take the tax write off.
• Strip the bike for parts and put what you don’t want out with the trash.

There, that bike is gone. You have averted divorce court for yet another day. Until, of course, you see that oh-so-hot carbon-fiber bike in black with silver trim and all Dura-Ace components.  It's 12 ounces lighter than your present bike. You can see yourself stomping the competition at the local club ride, moving effortlessly at near-light speed. Its siren song calls. You think there's probably $20 or $30 extra in your checking account that you can use to make the bike almost pay for itself. You are powerless to resist.

Looks like you’ll be selling another bike. Call me. I’ll make you an offer.
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#27 2016-12-23 11:13am

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Re: the most over priced parts you can find!

Moved to What Have I missed. Bitching about prices is not bmx fun.

bitching isn't fun. but laughing at really excessive prices is fun. so is pointing out if you think something might be worth the money. like i did with the white ta.

but the bottom line is the value of something rests in what someone else is willing to pay.

and some prices pass the border of insulting those trying to buy stuff. anyone here laying down 5 grand for some cranks? or do you find that a price that high is kinda removing the vast majority of people whom would very much like to buy them at a fair price, or even a mildly unreasonable price to finish a project?

i guess kanye could buy them and put them on his se. he already swapped the rims on it for 3 spoke mags.

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#28 2016-12-23 11:23am

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Re: the most over priced parts you can find!

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#29 2016-12-23 11:33am

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Re: the most over priced parts you can find!

1990 Dyno slammer Freestyle Bmx Bike
Price:US $1,100.00
item number:232179537345
you get what you see in the photo thanks for looking and have a blessed day
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#30 2016-12-23 11:37am

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Re: the most over priced parts you can find!

REDLINE BMX BIKE !
Price:US $999.00
item number:122272726086
OLD SCHOOL REDLINE BMX BIKE !
FRAME HAS SOME DINGS parts are used
http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/FGoAAOSwcUBYSwuJ/s-l1600.jpg


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#31 2016-12-23 11:41am

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Re: the most over priced parts you can find!

1987 GT Performer Black And Blue Freestyle BMX
Price:US $1,399.00
will ship without pedals and tires -  rims seat seat post clamp and seat
http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Zz8AAOSwMtxXwP2D/s-l1600.jpg


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#32 2016-12-23 11:43am

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Re: the most over priced parts you can find!

Retro 24" Skyway
Price:US $1,895.00
http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/JHwAAOSwNSxVUsiD/s-l1600.jpg


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#33 2016-12-23 5:09pm

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Re: the most over priced parts you can find!

FRESSTYLE FREEK wrote:

1987 GT Performer Black And Blue Freestyle BMX
Price:US $1,399.00
will ship without pedals and tires -  rims seat seat post clamp and seat
http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Zz8AAOSwM … -l1600.jpg

That's a steal considering the mags alone go for $1000 shipped.

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#34 2016-12-27 12:25pm

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Re: the most over priced parts you can find!

You know the saddest thing I find about the whole current BMX "market".... (and this is not be bitching...just something I think is kinda sad)
If you wanted a Hutch or a Skyway or any other "insert expensive bike name here" when you were a kid and couldn't get one 'cause you couldn't afford it, you SURE as shit cant afford one now.  Lol
DOH!


Just an oldschool minitrucker and bmx kid doing what i do....

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#35 2017-01-02 2:50pm

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Re: the most over priced parts you can find!

I totally agree with OP making fun of folks asking a King's ransom for old school BMX parts.  I see it every day on eBay and roll my eyes...mainly because they really can't be that fookin' stupid to think someone is really going to pay $6,000 for hubs or $5,000 for cranks.

Last May I posted my bike for $25,000 with the SOLE purpose of making fun of those charging so much for their stuff.  Most people got the joke, but there were a few that went off on me for asking too much for my bike (had they read the auction they would have known it was a joke).

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#36 2017-01-09 6:10pm

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Re: the most over priced parts you can find!

yikes   NOS DIA COMPE HINGED LOCKING BRAKE LEVERS FR 1986 DIAMOND BACK BMX FREESTYLE KIT
http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Va4AAOSw2xRYZsTA/s-l1600.jpg

Item condition:--
Ended: Jan 08, 2017 , 5:20PM
Winning bid:US $920.00
[ 25 bids ]
Shipping: $10.25 Expedited Shipping
http://www.ebay.com/itm/291986825821?_t … EBIDX%3AIT

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#37 2017-01-09 6:19pm

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Re: the most over priced parts you can find!

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#38 2017-01-09 8:37pm

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Re: the most over priced parts you can find!

bmxninja357 wrote:

in digging for stuff here, on ebay, kijiji and craigs list i have noticed a lot of grossly overpriced parts. i mean comedic over pricing. im talkin' it would need a few karats of ruby's and be made of solid gold to be worth that. so this thread if for shits and giggles of how much some folks think there parts are worth.

heres my latest find. an absolutely awesome set of cranks. for only..... $5000 bucks.

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 290499.jpg

Here we have something you don't see every day in the box... KAPPA Aero-Sport 175mm NOS and probably the only SET you'll ever see like this in the box with the "K" stamped on the disk just like the hutch the chrome on this one is unbelievable these Cranks are 100% chromoly made in USA very hard to come by....!! you get everything in the pictures box stickers patch BB this is a set collectors go Crazy over believe me I went Crazy when I got it..!!!! Up for grabs...... Flawless and a show stopper If any questions inbox me and thanks for viewing....

from ebay, the current link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-KAPPA-BMX-O … SwgmJXzuwc

i look forward to reading the great deals you guys have run across. the higher the price, the funnier it is.

peace,
ninj

Shit...I'd love to have those for my Starsky but damn...$5k??? GTFOH


Looking for -

Odyssey Gyro first gen, hawaiian blue - used

Shimano DX blue anodized - not NOS, used condition

GT Power Series 3 piece cranks

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#39 2017-01-10 1:58pm

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Re: the most over priced parts you can find!

FRESSTYLE FREEK wrote:

REDLINE BMX BIKE !
Price:US $999.00
item number:122272726086
OLD SCHOOL REDLINE BMX BIKE !
FRAME HAS SOME DINGS parts are used
http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/FGoAAOSwc … -l1600.jpg

ya know if those mongoose wheels are in half decent shape and you parted that thing out it might not be far off. depends on condition.

peace,
ninj

*EDIT*
nope. just saw the hammer marks on the frame.

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#40 2017-01-10 2:30pm

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Re: the most over priced parts you can find!

FRESSTYLE FREEK wrote:

yikes   NOS DIA COMPE HINGED LOCKING BRAKE LEVERS FR 1986 DIAMOND BACK BMX FREESTYLE KIT
http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Va4AAOSw2 … -l1600.jpg

Item condition:--
Ended: Jan 08, 2017 , 5:20PM
Winning bid:US $920.00
[ 25 bids ]
Shipping: $10.25 Expedited Shipping
http://www.ebay.com/itm/291986825821?_t … EBIDX%3AIT

At least 2 different people bid those up that high, which means both people thought they were worth that much.  Just because YOU don't see them being worth that doesn't mean others agree.

I could say I don't think a Ferrari 250 GTO is worth $40 million, but the people that have the means to buy them will spend that much (& more) to buy them.

It's the other stuff I see people ASKING outrageous amounts for, with NO buyers, that crack me up.  People asking $1000 for an item that normally sells for $50.


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#41 2017-01-10 3:53pm

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Re: the most over priced parts you can find!

WalkerInTN wrote:

At least 2 different people bid those up that high, which means both people thought they were worth that much.  Just because YOU don't see them being worth that doesn't mean others agree.

I could say I don't think a Ferrari 250 GTO is worth $40 million, but the people that have the means to buy them will spend that much (& more) to buy them.

Um, it could also mean one guy has no intent on paying and the the seller has an alternative account to bid things up. They might be worth that tho. When an archeological dig finds them 5000 years from now after world war China.

Peace
Ninj


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#42 2017-01-10 6:38pm

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Re: the most over priced parts you can find!

bmxninja357 wrote:

WalkerInTN wrote:

At least 2 different people bid those up that high, which means both people thought they were worth that much.  Just because YOU don't see them being worth that doesn't mean others agree.

I could say I don't think a Ferrari 250 GTO is worth $40 million, but the people that have the means to buy them will spend that much (& more) to buy them.

Um, it could also mean one guy has no intent on paying and the the seller has an alternative account to bid things up. They might be worth that tho. When an archeological dig finds them 5000 years from now after world war China.

Peace
Ninj

Problem with that is the fake account will eventually outbid the genuine bidder, then have to retract the bid.  Otherwise they're on the hook for the eBay seller fees.  That fake bidder kind of stuff becomes obvious after a while due to having no feedback.  In this case, the high bidder had 285 feedback, the second highest had 588.  Both seem like legit accounts.

Even if one was a shill bid, it still shows 1 person thinks it's worth that much.


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#43 2017-01-11 3:51am

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Re: the most over priced parts you can find!

well good for them. i hope they know i have some 2010 redline bars for only 1400 bucks! i totally think there worth that! left grip included! free shipping!

i need the money.
lol
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#44 2017-01-11 4:16am

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Re: the most over priced parts you can find!

bmxninja357 wrote:

well good for them. i hope they know i have some 2010 redline bars for only 1400 bucks! i totally think there worth that! left grip included! free shipping!

i need the money.
lol
peace,
ninj

It's only overpriced if people don't buy it.

List them so we can laugh at you too. lol


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#45 2017-01-25 5:01pm

getset
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Re: the most over priced parts you can find!

1982 PK Ripper, it's funny you made up that ebay advertisement as a joke.  I thought it was funny, too.  Did you know some guy made a youtube video of your ad?  He says something like, "it has some tricked out tricky parts, too".  lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QFT7kleV1o

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#46 2017-01-25 7:07pm

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Re: the most over priced parts you can find!

getset wrote:

1982 PK Ripper, it's funny you made up that ebay advertisement as a joke.  I thought it was funny, too.  Did you know some guy made a youtube video of your ad?  He says something like, "it has some tricked out tricky parts, too".  lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QFT7kleV1o

Wow, thanks for posting this.  I had no idea!  I wrote to the guy on Youtube letting him know I'm the owner of the bike.

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#47 2017-01-29 7:31am

Rustyxj
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Re: the most over priced parts you can find!

FRESSTYLE FREEK wrote:

SKYWAY TA BMX
Price:US $3,500.00
item number:282277618136
http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/QqUAAOSw2 … -l1600.jpg

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1983 skyway TA
Sold for:US $1,300.00
item number:291960207957
http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/O5EAAOSwu … -l1600.jpg

these don't really seem that unreasonable, if you have a decent expendable income now and want to buy a piece of your childhood, $1300 isn't really that bad of price for a pristine condition bike.

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#48 2017-01-29 8:41am

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Re: the most over priced parts you can find!

Here's one:
http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/210776/screenshot_20170129-082457588e1aec60.jpg

It's a dept store pos, nothing more.


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