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E bay
« on: 12.06. 2011 11:50 »
I must say I find E bay to be great entertainment. A7/A10 gearbox looking a bit rough starting at £145.                  http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BSA-A7-A10-B31-B33-STANDARD-SWINGING-ARM-MODELS-GEARBOX-/360372297373?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item53e7dcde9d#ht_5263wt_1084
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Re: E bay
« Reply #1 on: 12.06. 2011 12:10 »
Yeah, It's only worth what somebody is prepared to pay!!  Let's see if it sells or not.

If it does sell, then I've got a barrow load of crap that is worth more than the A10 I'm riding.

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Re: E bay
« Reply #2 on: 12.06. 2011 15:36 »
I've had stuff off this seller, he sells odd bits of Brit bikes but mostly Japanese I think ( just an idea I got from his name)
Can't remember what I got but it was OK
Obviously hasn't got a stamp set with RT punch s in it or he could have polished it and put a nought on the end of the price
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Re: E bay
« Reply #3 on: 12.06. 2011 16:48 »
Hi All,
Yes he is OK to deal with,
Look at the method of refinishing the shaft taper o that gearbox  *eek* *eek* *eek* *eek* *eek*
I must learn to cut a taper with an angle grinder LOL
BTY its the gearchange shaft is missing ???? ????

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Re: E bay
« Reply #4 on: 12.06. 2011 19:31 »
Ok....it didn't sell....so I guess that the seller was the only guy who thought it was worth that amount.

Drat.  My barrow load of crap is still a barrow load of crap.  I thought I might be able to sell it all on fleabay and buy myself a DBD34 Goldstar with the proceeds.  Back to the real world guys.

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Re: E bay
« Reply #5 on: 12.06. 2011 20:05 »
I had my eye on an A50 brake arm that I thought might work with a rod conversion (when I get around to it)
£2.00 starting bid, 0 bids, I bid and immediately I'm out bid - I don't like that, think maybe a bit of pushing the price up going on so back off, he can have it.


Just went back and had a look, no further bids, he won it, think maybe it wont have far to travel 
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Re: E bay
« Reply #6 on: 13.06. 2011 11:51 »
I suppose the fact that it did not sell shows that us old bikers are not as daft as we look.
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Re: E bay
« Reply #7 on: 20.06. 2011 20:01 »
Its like a boomerang - back on Ebay again and no price change?
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Re: E bay
« Reply #8 on: 20.06. 2011 21:04 »
Bit disillusioned with Ebay right now. I bought a pair of Raygun's for the Rocket 3 from a well known seller. Apart from poor plating and rust coming through in places, they weren't a matching pair - the silencer to pipe tube was different lengths by a good 3/4". Most importantly they were 1/2" shorter than the original Cambell's I took of the bike.

When I contacted them they were very apologetic - offered replacement or refund and I chose the later because I didn't trust that the replacements would be any better. The final insult was that their returns policy does not include a refund of the costs to send back, so £14.75 paid for sfa.

Decided to not buy anything heavy/large by mail order in future.
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Re: E bay
« Reply #9 on: 21.06. 2011 08:17 »
Funny how we all have different experiences with ebay. I have got quite a lot over the last few years and have been pleased with all. Just today I received a set of cases, all bearings and bushes as new and the whole lot was polished!! $55AU, I'm happy.
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Re: E bay
« Reply #10 on: 21.06. 2011 19:31 »
Don't get me wrong, I have also bought loads through Ebay and other mail order sellers - and will continue to do so. Its just if the item is large or heavy and needs returning it ends up costing.
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Re: E bay
« Reply #11 on: 21.06. 2011 20:35 »
That goes with just about everything you buy these days. The post/freight charges are never covered.
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