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Should I or shouldn't I?

Old 04-22-16, 02:56 PM
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Should I or shouldn't I?

A couple of weeks ago, I decided that my 'sluggish' shifting on my C'Dale was because the indexing mechanism was worn, and I needed to replace them. They were those nice smoky-anodized shifters from the mid 80's, and they matched the brake calipers. Going online, I found that I could get brand-new metal Sora dt shifters for $30, or spend about the same money for any of a bunch of well-used similar 105 shifters on EBay. Since I'm sure those shifters had the same amount of wear that mine did, I decided to go with the Sora shifters, and now, my problems are solved.

But now, I wonder; could I sell the old shifters on EBay? They often go for more than what I paid for the replacements, and they do sorta work. If I sold them making no promises to some sucker for $40, would it be a case of caveat emptor, or would I be dishonest by selling it? You would be surprised how much some people pay for old junk there....
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When selling used stuff on eBay or otherwise, do what your conscience dictates.
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Old 04-22-16, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by AlexCyclistRoch View Post
But now, I wonder; could I sell the old shifters on EBay? They often go for more than what I paid for the replacements, and they do sorta work. If I sold them making no promises to some sucker for $40, would it be a case of caveat emptor, or would I be dishonest by selling it? You would be surprised how much some people pay for old junk there....
You can probably sell them on ebay. Not mentioning the condition would be dishonest, you should expect a return, and may have an unpleasant karmic surprise. Be up front about it. Some one may want to combine the cosmetically fine outsides with working insides.

IIRC I got $45 for my 1996 Campagnolo Chorus levers with a broken right paddle pawl spring. I included pictures where that was obvious, and documented it in the text.

I also documented what parts I'd replaced and when which was where the value came from - discontinued cam to upgrade 8 to 9 speed; recently replaced discontinued right thumb button and paddle return springs; almost new hoods...

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