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1930's Schwinn Paramount

Old 01-08-12, 01:15 AM
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1930's Schwinn Paramount

So, just found this on fleabay. Part of me is tempted to buy it because I've been looking for a Paramount similar to this for quite awhile now.

But it feels like its EXTREMLY overpriced. Am I right or wrong? Opinions?

How rare and common place are these? Any comments on its condition and what I would have to put into it in order to ride it occassionally?


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Steel-Frame-...0#ht_500wt_986
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Old 01-08-12, 03:50 AM
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It has been listed and relisted for quite some time now, so the $2700 is too high. It is not rare, in that we see them several times each year. Its condition is pretty typical, if not on the better side for a bike this age. A big plus is it looks complete and original.
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The real question is not whether it is overpriced or not, its how much do you want it? You mention you have been looking for one like this one for a long time, how patient are you? While it is not worth that price to me, it may well be worth that price to you.

Myself, I have knowingly paid over market for an item when it was exactly what I wanted, where I wanted it, at the time I wanted it, and when I could afford it. As long as you are not buying to resell, it doesn't matter that much. Heck, I knowingly paid over market for my house, by quite a bit. Location was perfect, lot was perfect, era was perfect, etc., etc., so I paid over market. Notice I did not say I overpaid, I paid what it was worth to me, which was more than it was worth to the average buyer in the marketplace. I don't regret it for a moment, and would gladly do it again. The choice is yours.

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Old 01-08-12, 05:37 PM
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i also like this bike quite a bit and if it is a 30s paramount it isnt over priced. i posted about this bike a few weeks ago. the serial numbers make no sense to me and i didnt get an answer on what year it might be. by the numbers its not a 30s. the bike has been listed and relisted quite a few times id just like to know what year it really is
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thanks for the info guys.

i appreciate it.

if i do pull the trigger youll be the first to know
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