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Old 10-02-15, 09:41 AM
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Anybody ever get these conflicted feelings?

See a great bike on eBay, might be able to get it for a decent price, so put a bid in, but then hope you get outbid so you don't have to spend the money. When you do get outbid, kind of disappointed and wished you'd bid a little more?

Happened to me yesterday on this Battaglin. I'd already worked out a plan to resell the gruppo and wheels, thus getting a nearly free frame.

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Old 10-02-15, 09:46 AM
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So far, no. But I am no where near the level of bikes that some of you here are at.

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Yes, I know the feeling, and that goes for components too. many times I see a pricey and rare component that I don't really need, but maybe MIGHT need sometime in the distant future, I do a knee-jerk bid on it despite being most of the time broke......... then I hope someone else needs it more than I do and outbids me......... So far it had worked out OK for me and I usually get outbid for it and I never had to reluctantly buy/pay for something........yet....
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All the time and every once in a while, I win the bid at a more than reasonable price...



That said, unless I have an immediate need for an item, other than a frame set, I don't bid. I almost did so, recently, on a Stronglight 63 Competition crank, bottom bracket and crank remover - went for less than I was willing to pay, but I did not bid. Wish I had!
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
See a great bike on eBay, might be able to get it for a decent price, so put a bid in, but then hope you get outbid so you don't have to spend the money. When you do get outbid, kind of disappointed and wished you'd bid a little more?
Happens to me ALL the time.
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that was a really nice complete original bike. why would you want to get that and part it out? i hope the person that got it rides the heck out of it as is.
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Happens to me all the time, sometimes with bike stuff.
Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
See a great bike on eBay, might be able to get it for a decent price, so put a bid in, but then hope you get outbid so you don't have to spend the money. When you do get outbid, kind of disappointed and wished you'd bid a little more?

Happened to me yesterday on this Battaglin. I'd already worked out a plan to resell the gruppo and wheels, thus getting a nearly free frame.

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