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#1 2018-11-04 6:50pm

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Let’s talk about inflation...

I just stumbled across this print out of an eBay auction I won in 2004 for a set of NOS Tioga Airstep handlebars. Why I printed it out, not sure. But as you can see, I won them for $10.50 with $6 shipping lol When I was building up my ‘86 Sport, I wanted a set of these for it. Couldn’t find any for less than $75! lol oh well, I get it. Just funny and thought I could share.

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#2 2018-11-04 7:03pm

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Re: Let’s talk about inflation...

I bought a complete CW Freestyler on ebay back in '05 for like $90. Sold it locally for double and was super happy. Nowadayz everything's been flipped and fingerflucked so many times, overinflated itself.
This site being so well done didn't help either..hmmlol


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#3 2018-11-04 7:04pm

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Re: Let’s talk about inflation...

I FOUND MORE AND I’M DYING. I HAVE NONE OF THIS ANYMORE AND IT’S KILLING ME! lol

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http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/231770/f92010e8-e3e4-4796-81d8-7ef0b28846ed5bdfb3342b.jpeg
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#4 2018-11-04 7:26pm

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Damn! yikes


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#5 2018-11-04 7:50pm

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Re: Let’s talk about inflation...

Even cooler is who you bought them from at such a good price cool

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#6 2018-11-04 7:59pm

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65psi

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#7 2018-11-05 9:22am

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Re: Let’s talk about inflation...

psychoduddycycles wrote:

I bought a complete CW Freestyler on ebay back in '05 for like $90. Sold it locally for double and was super happy. Nowadayz everything's been flipped and fingerflucked so many times, overinflated itself.
This site being so well done didn't help either..hmmlol

lol lol lol shoulda sold me the CW for $180 tongue


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#8 2018-11-05 9:23am

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Re: Let’s talk about inflation...

Shazambmx wrote:

Damn! yikes

Right? I feel like, even for back then, I got this stuff on some insane prices.


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#9 2018-11-05 9:23am

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Re: Let’s talk about inflation...

Minx20 wrote:

Even cooler is who you bought them from at such a good price cool

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … be0528.jpg

coolcoolcool


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#10 2018-11-05 9:24am

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65psi

lollollol good one


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#11 2018-11-05 10:46am

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Re: Let’s talk about inflation...

i dont know if that is inflation or just desirability. big gulp bars were trash for almost ever and you could not give those things away yet today the seem to go for crazy prices.


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#12 2018-11-05 11:09am

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Re: Let’s talk about inflation...

the last time i bought a set of crupi pedals off the museum they were going for $100 now its like 250 - 300!!!!!


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#13 2018-11-05 11:36am

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Re: Let’s talk about inflation...

scottrides wrote:

Shazambmx wrote:

Damn! yikes

Right? I feel like, even for back then, I got this stuff on some insane prices.

For sure. I won a set of Tioga air step bars on eBay last year and they were over 100. White just like the ones in your first pic.


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#14 2018-11-05 11:52am

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Re: Let’s talk about inflation...

It's ridiculous...


Hey, $20 IS $20..

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#15 2018-11-05 1:07pm

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I love the $.01 winning bids lol

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#16 2018-11-05 1:33pm

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#17 2018-11-05 1:51pm

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Re: Let’s talk about inflation...

Draw wrote:

i dont know if that is inflation or just desirability. big gulp bars were trash for almost ever and you could not give those things away yet today the seem to go for crazy prices.

Right, the inflation thing was mostly a joke. But it’s still crazy to me that the supply and demand aspect of all that stuff has caused prices to go up so much. But, I guess I get it. Just nuts. I’d take some big gulp bars for the sheer novelty of it, but I wouldn’t pay the prices they go for now haha


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#18 2018-11-05 1:52pm

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Re: Let’s talk about inflation...

squirrelsmith wrote:

the last time i bought a set of crupi pedals off the museum they were going for $100 now its like 250 - 300!!!!!

Up above you can see I bought a TNT stem for just over $5. Same kind of stem is on here for sale right now for $150.


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#19 2018-11-05 1:55pm

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Re: Let’s talk about inflation...

Shazambmx wrote:

scottrides wrote:

Shazambmx wrote:

Damn! yikes

Right? I feel like, even for back then, I got this stuff on some insane prices.

For sure. I won a set of Tioga air step bars on eBay last year and they were over 100. White just like the ones in your first pic.

The ones I won back then were actually green, just looks like white since it was printed out Black & White. I’ve been looking for a blue set of Tioga Air Steps for freakin ever. Hopefully by the time I find someone to sell some, the “desire” for them will have gone down and I won’t have to pay $75-$100 lol


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#20 2018-11-05 1:55pm

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JUGGARNAUT wrote:

It's ridiculous...

It is. But yet, here I am, paying some of the prices lol roll


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#21 2018-11-05 1:56pm

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jray02r1 wrote:

I love the $.01 winning bids lol

Me too lol even back then that was pretty cheap. Wish I could get bars for that price now. Especially those bars lol


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#22 2018-11-05 1:58pm

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Yeah....... who knows, maybe I had a set of those back then that I won for $3.68 lol

I know at one time around that time, I had a mint set of GT Super Lace sealed hubs. Wish I knew what happened to them lol

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#23 2018-11-05 2:05pm

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Re: Let’s talk about inflation...

i completely agree that the bmx scene has become main stream and the prices reflect this (no matter if no one bids or not)

i was the first bidder on a NOS marin bmx frame with a starting price of 25 bucks and it never got another bid so i won it for 25 dollars.
the seller had several and the very next listing of his next frame had a starting bid of 125.00

think those are the days that are gone, not so much the cheap prices but the finding of deals. ebay is a completely different machine then it was 8 years ago.

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#24 2018-11-05 2:32pm

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Re: Let’s talk about inflation...

Draw wrote:

i completely agree that the bmx scene has become main stream and the prices reflect this (no matter if no one bids or not)

i was the first bidder on a NOS marin bmx frame with a starting price of 25 bucks and it never got another bid so i won it for 25 dollars.
the seller had several and the very next listing of his next frame had a starting bid of 125.00

think those are the days that are gone, not so much the cheap prices but the finding of deals. ebay is a completely different machine then it was 8 years ago.

Yeah, I agree for sure. Once in a great while, I’ll come across something that’s a decent deal or pretty cheap. But it’s very rare, and it never lasts long.


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#25 2018-11-05 2:49pm

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Re: Let’s talk about inflation...

scottrides wrote:

Shazambmx wrote:

scottrides wrote:


Right? I feel like, even for back then, I got this stuff on some insane prices.

For sure. I won a set of Tioga air step bars on eBay last year and they were over 100. White just like the ones in your first pic.

The ones I won back then were actually green, just looks like white since it was printed out Black & White. I’ve been looking for a blue set of Tioga Air Steps for freakin ever. Hopefully by the time I find someone to sell some, the “desire” for them will have gone down and I won’t have to pay $75-$100 lol

Blue is the one color I have not seen them in. Hope you find em!
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