Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Selling "groups" on eBay?

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Selling "groups" on eBay?

Old 09-27-10, 01:17 PM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
RFC's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 4,466

Bikes: many

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Selling "groups" on eBay?

Because I have been divesting myself of several frames, I have several C&V groups or combinations of parts I may not use. What luck have you had selling groups or combinations of parts on eBay?

RFC is offline  
Old 09-27-10, 01:30 PM
Senior Member
miamijim's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 14,085
Mentioned: 39 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 403 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 83 Times in 64 Posts
I've only sold 1 group and was pleased with the price. Its was a 1987 Shimano 105 group less the hubs with only 10 miles on it and it was in almost NOS condition.

I've tried selling derailleur sets consisting of front and rear derailleurs with shift levers and have had not so good luck.

Unless you have an overly rare high end complete group I'd part it out.
miamijim is offline  
Old 09-27-10, 02:48 PM
Thrifty Bill
wrk101's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mountains of Western NC
Posts: 23,245

Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue X2, 88 Cimarron LE, 1975 Sekai 4000 Professional, 73 Paramount, plus more

Mentioned: 88 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1138 Post(s)
Liked 675 Times in 477 Posts
Sold a couple groups in the last two weeks. Sold them both piecemeal. It really depends on the grade/model/year/scarcity/etc. Just remember, ebay is the land of variance. What can sell this week for $200 today, can sell for $20 tomorrow.

It can be quite frustrating.

I have bought mid grade Suntour derailleurs on ebay for as little as 99 cents.

+1 To below: As a seller, collecting from one person is a lot easier than chasing after ten buyers.

Last edited by wrk101; 09-27-10 at 08:01 PM.
wrk101 is offline  
Old 09-27-10, 03:34 PM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 27,297
Mentioned: 34 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 378 Post(s)
Liked 1,390 Times in 898 Posts
In my experience, you can often sell a group for $100-$150, if it has everything but wheels.
You can generally sell the wheels, separately, for $75-$125.

Rarely, can you get more than $200 for the combination, as the bike they go on may not be worth the $200 investment, as it still may need consumables and other components.

Individual components will bring about the same, with the hassle of shipping everything separately.


RobbieTunes is offline  
Old 09-27-10, 03:40 PM
Senior Member
nikkorod's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Abington, PA
Posts: 648
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sold a Shimano 600 group minus the wheels for $125.00, but that was a year ago.
nikkorod is offline  
Old 09-27-10, 07:45 PM
Curmudgeon in Training
20grit's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Rural Retreat, VA
Posts: 1,962

Bikes: 1974 Gazelle Champion Mondial, 2010 Cannondale Trail SL, 1988 Peugeot Nice, 1992ish Stumpjumper Comp,1990's Schwinn Moab

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 7 Times in 6 Posts
i've been collecting dura ace and ultegra 9 speed parts from ebay. I was initially put off by the price of an entire group. Now that I've been buying single parts and paying shipping on all of them, I realize I would've been far ahead having bought a group. I know sellers are making money on shipping, as I've seen prices on the boxes. In the end a buyer is better off buying a group (IMO). I don't know that this means a seller is better off parting it out though... It really comes down to what your time is worth to you. If you sell them singly, you have to deal with packaging them singly, listing them all, feed back, chasing payment from more buyers, etc. You might get a bit more selling them individually, but I don't know if it's worth it.
20grit is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Silver Steve
Road Cycling
04-10-18 02:01 PM
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
08-30-17 05:49 PM
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
04-09-12 10:06 PM
Puget Pounder
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
12-13-11 10:59 AM
b dub
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
08-25-10 04:35 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.