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Old 07-14-11, 08:48 AM   #1
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Would you do this trade? RBT for Waterford 2800

I have an RB-T that I put up for sale for about $500 and immediately got about 4 offers for the bike. 1 of them offered to trade a Waterford 2800 lugged track frame built out of Reynolds 853 (and I think mixed in with some TruTemper) in really good condition for it. I know the Waterford isn't necessarily CV (I think they were produced in yr 2000ish), but CVers know more about Waterford and the value of bike transactions.

The 2800 is slightly too big for me, but I think it will still be rideable. I planned on not riding fixed gear anymore ever since I sold my last track bike and I still don't plan on getting myself 100% involved in it. I would build the bike up with the track parts i have lying around and then, sometime down the line, I will probably sell the 2800 if I get it.

So my question: Which is the more lucrative option? The cash or the 2800. I assume the 2800 is going to be harder to sell, making me resort to Ebay to really get the maximum price.
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Old 07-14-11, 11:13 AM   #2
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A 2800 Competition Track Frameset in 853 or 853/OX Platinum would be very desirable to the right customer (one who knows what it is and could tell from the geo that it would fit) and would probably sell for more than the $500 you're asking for your RB-T, but to get that price you'd almost have to go the eBay route to maximize exposure.
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Do you want the hassle of two separate transactions? And all of the ebay fees? How is your feedback on ebay? Any recent bike sales to show potential buyers that you are good at shipping?

Myself, I would go for the cash.
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Unfortunately I have zero of selling experience on ebay; only buying. The buyer who proposed the trade learned that he may want 26in wheels instead, so this may be an easy choice. I think I will go for the $500 anyway. Quite a sum of money.
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I wanna see the RB-T. Lol.
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I think I saw your RB-T parked outside of the co-op yesterday evening....beautiful bike

Sorry, have no advice for you, did you make a decision?
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I think I saw your RB-T parked outside of the co-op yesterday evening....beautiful bike

Sorry, have no advice for you, did you make a decision?
Which co-op? I was at Recycled the other day with it for a brief period of time. I'm going to go with the cash. Lots of potential buyers... maybe I should have priced it higher. Oh well, it's still a ton of $.
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