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$2649 for 1987 GT Avalanche? Is this anywhere close to sane?

Old 08-24-12, 09:52 PM
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$2649 for 1987 GT Avalanche? Is this anywhere close to sane?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/290705418264...84.m1423.l2649

I just picked up a 1991 version of this bike on CL for $50, basically the same except mine has Deore XT/LX STI. I was going to part it out, but not if the value is anything close to this. What do you think?
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Take a look at their completed auctions and you'll see that they rarely sell anything at those prices. Their business pricing model is deep up their own posterior.

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As soon as I saw your post title I checked just to see if it was an Ebay auction from BBCbikes, if that tells you anything.
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I thought it was nuts, looking at their other auctions, but I didn't want to do something I would regret. Oddly, the one I have is ogirinally from BBC. I actually have about 10 bikes from there originally. FYI, they are not helpful giving out info. about stuff they originally sold.
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it would be insane to not jump all over this. What a bargin!!
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"Budget" Bicycle Center strikes again. As I live in Madison, I have the luxury of walking through their shop. By the time I'm ready to leave I feel sick and also have a great desire to pummel the employees that price the bikes. Sadly, I think they do sell quite a few bikes to ignorant college students.
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thats what the B stands for?
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Originally Posted by straightsixZ
thats what the B stands for?
That is the final insult but yes, it does. https://budgetbicyclectr.com/vintage-...-for-sale.html
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Pricing a $75 bike at $2649? Drugs can make you do stupid things.

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That is the final insult but yes, it does. https://budgetbicyclectr.com/vintage-...-for-sale.html
Oh God...I looked at the link you sent and thought that had to be some kind of joke.
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I emailed them when I was looking for a Black Lightning and told them based upon the head badge and serial number, I didn't think the one they are selling is a 1990. The guy was a tool and refused to correct his auction listing. Caveat Emptor.
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So that's who has those bikes, I've seen several of their bikes listed over and over again on E-bay, some have been relisted for a couple years at least.

Idiots.
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every now and then they sell one and have a huge party with magnums of Dom
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I was looking at more of their auctions, these ppl are effing nuts. who actually buys any of this stuff? why are they even making the attempt to sell at these prices?
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Check their completed auctions. No one buys their stuff. OK, they do occasionally hook a fish. Different business model for sure. May be to justify high prices in their brick and mortar store. I don't get it.

I know there high asking prices screws up the market. I watched a newb auction seller put a super high reserve. Of course, his auction didn't meet it.
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I'd probably ask about $400, personally, but it would take a while to sell most likely. Nice condition and lotsa Suntour goodies.

As for your 1991, Maybe $275? Maybe a little more or a lot less depending on condition. Are you parting out to sell parts? If XT thumbshifters and XT cranks, both of those are good money on eBay if in good shape.
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I have the same Honda Trail Winder hanging in my shop, needing chain and new cables. Now I know I can get 650 for it! What a bargain!
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I'm surprised their "crown jewel" hasn't come up yet. Prepare to laugh...
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami
I'm surprised their "crown jewel" hasn't come up yet. Prepare to laugh...
You would think that for $15,000 they could at least put on fresh cables and a new chain. But hey, it does have a Dura Ace headset. Worth it right there.
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Originally Posted by FastJake
You would think that for $15,000 they could at least put on fresh cables and a new chain. But hey, it does have a Dura Ace headset. Worth it right there.
thats insane. he must be thinking pesos. thats $1116.15 U.S. still way overpriced??
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Makes one think what would these guys ask for a really decent C&V like bike most of the Guys and Gals here on the forums ride. As I have never seen them list what I would consider a really valuable or interesting bike.
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