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    Senior Member american psycho's Avatar
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    Shimano Dura Ace and 600 AX Parts

    Is this worth $400? I intend to flip.

    I count:

    4.5 brake caliper sets
    4 cranksets
    3 stems
    3 pedal sets
    3 front dreailleursa
    3 brake lever sets
    2 rear derailleurs
    2 friction shifters
    1 seat post
    1 rear hub





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    DRF aka Thrifty Bill wrk101's Avatar
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    Yes, worth it for a flip, but you will have a lot of polishing to do, and many auctions on ebay. You decide whether effort is worth the payout. I'd do it.

    As far as why they are still available, first, if they are for sale locally, parts never bring ebay prices when sold locally. Secondly, even if they are for sale on ebay, most buyers want ONE bike's worth of parts, not three to five bikes worth. I have found at times multiple bikes worth of parts can sell for the same or even less than a single bike's worth of parts. With polishing, I think one bike's worth, maybe plus a couple of odds and ends and you will make your money back.

    At the same time, on flips, you really increase the risk by crossing into higher dollar territory. If successful, high $$ can yield sweet profits, but in the meantime, you have more $$ tied up.

    Hopefully there are more pedal cages, as those are unobtainium. Still wouldn't keep me from buying.
    Last edited by wrk101; 03-07-14 at 05:45 PM.

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    You need to look at completed ebay auctions to determine value, figure your time and effort tog et ready for sale, packaging, and shipping. Then decide what other things you can do with the 400 and look at the profit potential for that, and then decide.
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    Yes, theres some job to it, but yes.

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    My experience has been that Dura Ace is harder to flip than Campy or Huret. I have gotten my best prices on Campy and Huret from Asian buyers. Those buyers aren't interested in Shimano. I have had nice looking older dura ace go unsold on ebay even with a low price. Watch count was also very low on those items.

    I'd do my research on the above items. If it were a real good deal it would already be gone.
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    The money is there, but you're looking at a lot of time. I would do it if I could get everything for under $250.

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