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Old 01-20-10, 11:52 AM
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Recently sold 2 bikes

Getting ready to move and reducing things to move/getting money, recently sold my 82 Bianchi and 84 Ciocc Designer 84, and figured this would be the best place to post so everybody could use as a gauge as to potential value. I sold on ebay, and truthfully was disappointed in the results, but I guess considering the economy together with them being vintage road and not new mountain bikes, I did ok... The Bianchi without decals, sold for $406.00 no shipping, the guy was local and picked it up. He was very pleased with the quality of the bike, and the great price. The Ciocc sold for $650.00, which was my reserve, not what I'd hoped for. But still... The guy that bought was in Denver, so I had it packed by Guy at Guy's Bike shop in Madison NY, A GREAT BIKE SHOP for those reading in central upstate NY. Based on his emails and feedback he was also very pleased and planning to ride the bike as a commuter, which is perfect to me, a guy that's going to use it the way it was meant to be.
I'm now down to two, the newish Jamis, which I still haven't aclimated to, it's the damn brake/shifters, brifters???, when I brake I still find myself shifting, although less than when I first got it, and the Allegro, which I'd still like to restore, although that will probably have to wait until after the move, or possibly sell it too, it's less well known but full Campy like the Ciocc.
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Old 01-20-10, 04:20 PM
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Without seeing pics is hard to say if the prices were/are fair.
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Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
Without seeing pics is hard to say if the prices were/are fair.
+1 (would help if you told us the level of components and the frame material, as well)

If the Ciocc had full Campy, you Could have made more than $650 just from the parts (still need to know what level of components were on it.) Something to keep in mind for the Allegro.
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Old 11-14-10, 01:41 PM
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Bianchi was combination of Campy and Bianchi parts, I posted pictures and a list of components in another thread a couple years ago now, the Ciocc as all Cioccs are was full Campy with sewups. I was looking at stripping it and selling parts as a last resort, even not bringing as much as I'd like I was glad it sold to a biker that would ride it, and I hope-you never really know not sell or strip it and sell parts. As it turns out due to a couple of mini strokes and the discovery of diabeties I put the Jamis Aurora Elite on ebay with a reserve of 1300. paid 1600+ and it only went to 787 and died, so I guess I'll keep it, although a friend suggested listing it on Crazyguyonabike as another answer. Ebay Item# 200539070454 Ebay listings for the Bianchi and Ciocc expired long ago.


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Old 11-14-10, 02:15 PM
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$1300 for a two year old bike that had an MSRP of $1475 is not realistic. In addition, your shipping is really high ($150). Add shipping to the price, and the buyer is paying MSRP. As far as any extras, if they are sold attached to the bike, they go for free. Replace them with the original parts and sell them separately, that's the best way to get some money from extras.

Consider it is not unusual for shops to discount bikes at the end of the season by 25% or more (and we are at that point right now). Buyers prefer buying from a shop, for the warranty, for some "help" sizing, for basic hand holding, and convenience. Someone buying a bike on ebay, sight unseen, is going to be looking for a deal, or for something unique or rare.

I have bought and sold several modern late model bikes, 50% to 60% of MSRP is the norm.

A reserve auction will also chase away potential buyers. I buy and sell quite a bit on ebay, and I will not bid on a reserve auction.

Here's a bike shop selling that 2009 bike brand new, with free shipping, for $999.

https://www.bicyclebananasstore.com/2...uroraelite.htm


Here's a shop at $960

https://www.leesbicycleshop.com/Produ...m-aure&click=2

So all things considered, your high bid was pretty good.

While your bike is as close to brand new as you can get, buying the same bike new from a dealer has significant advantages. In particular, most warranties only cover the original owner, which is pretty stinky in my opinion. But someone looking to do some serious miles on a new"ish" bike, is going to like having a warranty.

From the Jamis website:

"JAMIS BICYCLES warrants to the original owner the replacement of original components and equipment of JAMIS bicycles due to defects in the material and/or workmanship according to the following conditions and limitations:

1. Warranty coverage on bicycle frames and rigid forks extends for the lifetime of the bicycle while owned by the original retail purchaser

5. This warranty is limited to the original retail purchaser ONLY and is not transferable."

A buyer not set on buying a Jamis can find comparable year end deals on 2010 bikes. For example, if you live in Chicago, you can pick up a brand new 2010 Trek 520 for $1050.

https://villagecycle.com/product/10-trek-520-49050-1.htm



I would be contacting that top bidder and attempting to complete this deal at his bid.

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Old 11-14-10, 02:19 PM
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I'm not sure for how long but those of us that have accounts should be able to view completed / closed eBay listings.

It's a great way to value anything used, just see what people are willing to pay which is the true value of anything, despite 'Blue" books, forums and the like.

Did you not check to see before you listed them?
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Old 11-15-10, 10:08 AM
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I looked at completed listings but didn't find any Aurora Elites. Looking at it that way it probably wasn't a bad bid, but before I'd give it away for half what I paid I'll let it hang from the ceiling forever and my heirs can give it away, but by then it may be worth more as vintage or antique. On the Bianchi and Ciocc I made back what I'd paid, no profit though. The shipping at 150 seems high but I said in the ad I'd refund any not used with a copy of the receipt, which is what I did with the Ciocc and refunded around 50. to that buyer, who used it for a new rear tire. I'm also thinking not having sold it when I get back to Calif I'll find a shopping center on a Sunday am with no cars and just ride it until I either prove the balance issues are gone or discover they're here forever and switch to a trike, so maybe I was destined not to sell it. I know now these narrow country roads with the cars going by at 60-70 scare the hell out of me, I'm ashamed to say. In the meantime it's exercycle time.
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