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Old 10-21-11, 08:04 PM
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1984 Panasonic Team

I picked this up a few months ago for $100 and I knew it was a great deal and it really is a great bike to ride. However, I'm not able to find much on it's value, so I figured I'd ask the experts! It's in very good original condition but obviously lacking some bar tape. I believe it's a 54cm or very close as it fits me well and that's what I usually ride.

1984 Panasonic Team

Specs can be seen here: https://picasaweb.google.com/10210809...icyclesCatalog

Is it worth my time selling it right now? I'm interested in spending some money somewhere else so am thinking about selling it. What's it worth and what's the best way to go about doing it?

Much obliged,
jshudson

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Old 10-21-11, 08:19 PM
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I won't claim to be an expert on Panasonics. For $100, I think you got a deal. What could you get for it? I don't know. It's got Tange #2 tubing, it's in good shape, and it looks like it has the original 700c matching wheels. Those are all +'s. My guess is that it really depends on your market. You might be able to get as much as $250, but $175-$200 seems reasonable. We're coming into winter, so it's not a great time to be selling a mid-range bike.

My 2 cents:
Others will know more........

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Old 10-21-11, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by TimmyT View Post
I won't claim to be an expert on Panasonics. For $100, I think you got a deal. What could you get for it? I don't know. It's got Tange #2 tubing, it's in good shape, and it looks like it has the original 700c matching wheels. Those are all +'s. My guess is that it really depends on your market. You might be able to get as much as $250, but $175-$200 seems reasonable. We're coming into winter, so it's not a great time to be selling a mid-range bike.

My 2 cents:
Others will know more........

Tim
Thanks for that info Tim!
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Old 10-21-11, 08:23 PM
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some bikes have more value in riding them than you'll get from flipping it.

Panasonics are great. Even my hi-ten DX2000 is pretty darn good. If you enjoy it, make it your thing and ride the heck out of it, with the added bonus of it being something you don't have to "worry about."
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Old 10-21-11, 08:28 PM
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$400 on a good day or $300 and it will sell in a day---with white bar tape
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Old 10-21-11, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Standalone View Post
some bikes have more value in riding them than you'll get from flipping it.

Panasonics are great. Even my hi-ten DX2000 is pretty darn good. If you enjoy it, make it your thing and ride the heck out of it, with the added bonus of it being something you don't have to "worry about."
Don't get me wrong, I love this bike, just need the money for something more important. Plus, my fiance is killing me to get rid of one or five of my bikes crowding out apartment.
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Old 10-21-11, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
$400 on a good day or $300 and it will sell in a day---with white bar tape
I'm orginally from NC where the market was good...now I'm in grad school in AL where the market is not so good. Would my best bet be to sell it on eBay?
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Old 10-21-11, 09:27 PM
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Would my best bet be to sell it on eBay?
Probably, if you're willing to deal with the BS of shipping it and everything. Around here that bike would probably sell for $200-250
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Old 10-21-11, 10:17 PM
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Well, the bike is on eBay. If anyone is interested, here's the url:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/190591325326...84.m1555.l2649
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Old 10-22-11, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by jshudson View Post
Well, the bike is on eBay. If anyone is interested, here's the url:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/190591325326...84.m1555.l2649
For that price you should also list on your local Craigslist.
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
For that price you should also list on your local Craigslist.
for sure CL first....even though your local market may be drab; folks will drive to get that bike......and it's FREE!!
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Old 10-22-11, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
For that price you should also list on your local Craigslist.
It's definitely on the three major metropolitan CL's and hopefully somebody will realize a deal and snatch it up. I'm in West Alabama, so for those in BHAM, I'll deliver for $300 and for those ATL, I'll meet you halfway for $320.
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Originally Posted by jshudson View Post
It's definitely on the three major metropolitan CL's and hopefully somebody will realize a deal and snatch it up. I'm in West Alabama, so for those in BHAM, I'll deliver for $300 and for those ATL, I'll meet you halfway for $320.
I've also posted this bike in the Classifieds here on Bike Forums: https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...2#post13399532

Asking $385 shipped or prices listed above for local transactions.
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Old 10-22-11, 11:23 AM
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I'd be interested to hear what it goes for in the end. I picked up one of these in comparable shape, also for a c-note (got a rack in the deal too!) about a month back for my brother to ride and also found little on pricing it but thought it was about $150-$200 under-priced as well. The ride is great imo. Quick on its feat but not aggressive to the point of being tiring. So for me and future c&v'ers who are having trouble pricing these please leave a followup for posterity if you can!
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Old 10-22-11, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by jshudson View Post
I picked this up a few months ago for $100 and I knew it was a great deal and it really is a great bike to ride. However, I'm not able to find much on it's value, so I figured I'd ask the experts! It's in very good original condition but obviously lacking some bar tape. I believe it's a 54cm or very close as it fits me well and that's what I usually ride.

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Specs can be seen here: https://picasaweb.google.com/10210809...icyclesCatalog

Is it worth my time selling it right now? I'm interested in spending some money somewhere else so am thinking about selling it. What's it worth and what's the best way to go about doing it?

Much obliged,
jshudson

Correction, just measured the bike and it's a 56cm and the top tube is 56cm c-c as well.
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I would suggest you use a hosting site and post full size pics in your listing. Marketing on ebay can be time consuming, but pics sell bikes. ebay small pics are underwhelming.
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Old 10-22-11, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
I would suggest you use a hosting site and post full size pics in your listing. Marketing on ebay can be time consuming, but pics sell bikes. ebay small pics are underwhelming.
Thanks wrk101, you've always been one to give sound advice. Check out my listing now, it does look much, much better with a variety of large photos on there.
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