That was me that bought it and, frankly, I was pretty shocked myself. I bid low thinking for sure I'd get outbid but lo and behold!!! I suppose the lack of brazeons, racks, fancy stem and signature lugs, as well as the large-ish size kept some people away. Anyway, I'm stoked!
Now if only I can work out a way to get it from Canada to Australia for a reasonable rate. There's no myus.com or shipitome.com for Canada as far as I know. Anyone got any advice??? The quotes I'm getting are double what I'd pay from USA to Aus.
Best wishes, Jeff Wybrow Melbourne Australia
On Wed, 21 Jul 2010 12:22:19 +1000, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2010 15:17:01 -0700
> From: Kurt Sperry <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [CR] Singer price on Ebay
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
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>I saw that one and thought much the same. Somebody got a real steal
> there. If it had been a couple of cm smaller and had its Jubilee RD
> refitted it could probably easily have fetched twice that. Or more.
> Or probably even been sold for that exactly as it is with better
> photos and from a better known seller. I see some sellers getting a
> huge premium in prices gotten over others.
>There are some amazing bargains on Ebay from time to time, just as
> there are some items that sell for literally multiples of their
> realistic worth. Go figure.
> Bellingham, Washington
>On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 2:25 PM, Tom Hayes <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I am curious about the price of a Singer that sold recently on Ebay. ?A
>> thousand seems pretty reasonable for the bike, even with shipping from
>> Canada. ?Is there something in the auction that I am missing,
>> the price? ?Thanks for whatever light you can shed on this.
>> Tom Hayes
>> Chagrin Falls, Ohio ?USA