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Old 04-30-10, 11:26 PM
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TIME SENSITIVE! Ebay Auction- buy or not?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...%3DI%26otn%3D2

My size and a pretty good bargain, I think... But gah, it's the end of the month and I'm poor!
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Hmmm, wish I could be helpful... the 105 kit not really exciting to me. The seller makes no mention of what steel the frame is made with. The wheels look expensive to me... but I wouldn't really know.
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Old 04-30-10, 11:36 PM
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Good deal if the components "look and feel new" as the seller says. The frame is Reynolds 853.
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In the title he says 883; I think he means 853, which is what I think Lemonds are usually made of.
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Old 04-30-10, 11:42 PM
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Five minutes left.... my bid's holding so far...
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Old 04-30-10, 11:47 PM
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Wasn't meant to be.
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Originally Posted by shopgirl View Post
But gah, it's the end of the month and I'm poor!
I'm sure if you hunt craiglist / garage sales etc you will find something in your price range.
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the shipping always getsya
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Originally Posted by shopgirl View Post
Five minutes left.... my bid's holding so far...
Need to learn to snipe bid. If you were local, that was a good deal. Not local? The $100 shipping makes it not so much a good deal.

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Old 05-02-10, 12:14 AM
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Yep, I wasn't local, not even the same state. I was kind of waffling on it anyway; I kept looking from the road bikes I have sitting in my living room to the auction page. it felt like cheating...
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Way better deals in the 49cm range.
I see $400 bikes all the time that only go cheap because they are small.
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Originally Posted by shopgirl View Post
Five minutes left.... my bid's holding so far...
You are going to have to learn to snipe. Or you will always be a runner up.
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
You are going to have to learn to snipe. Or you will always be a runner up.
Not this again. Someone elses snipe doesn't change the max amount you are willing to pay.
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Originally Posted by PDXaero View Post
Not this again. Someone elses snipe doesn't change the max amount you are willing to pay.
If you don't snipe, you either show your cards way too early or have to be sitting in front of the computer ready to strike in the last seconds.

Much more convenient to set your max early, stay out of the nickle and dime up-ante, and walk away. Set it and forget it. Maybe you'll have a nice surprise waiting for you when you come home from the movies/dinner/weekend vacation.
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Old 05-02-10, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by PDXaero View Post
Not this again. Someone elses snipe doesn't change the max amount you are willing to pay.
That is true, but ebay has a set time end, waiting till the last second to reveal your full intent helps. Bigbossman is correct, you make a cool calculated decision and let the email advise you the result.
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Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
If you don't snipe, you either show your cards way too early or have to be sitting in front of the computer ready to strike in the last seconds.

Much more convenient to set your max early, stay out of the nickle and dime up-ante, and walk away. Set it and forget it. Maybe you'll have a nice surprise waiting for you when you come home from the movies/dinner/weekend vacation.

Exactly the mentality I've taken after losing many, many auctions. I stopped with the small bids in the last seconds because I usually end up losing it by a dollar or two. Then I'm even more upset. Rather just set a bid that I'd like to pay and just leave. I either get an email that I won or I don't. If it's something I really want, then I'll bid accordingly high and sort of "guarantee" it.

By the way, that's how I won the Super Record front and rear derailleur for $51 shipped. Bid $125 and left. The other competitors didn't feel like one-upping me I guess

Anyway, Shopgirl...there will always be more deals. I'd suggest Craigslist over eBay for complete bikes.

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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
Bigbossman is correct.....
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I just picked up a really small Miyata 912 yesterday....
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I'm looking on Craigslist every day too, but it's kind of discouraging to keep looking at the same bikes every day. No kidding, there are at least a couple dozen posts from people who've been posting the same junky bikes or parts for months, maybe years. There's a lot of flippers here too. Basically, there's a lot of what I'm not looking for!
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