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Post  Scooter Paul on Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:49 am

Never say never but I'll probably not do another restoration for some time. I'm trying to sell my fully restored Vega and I've also got quite a few rare bits I'd like to turn into cash. My problem is what are they worth? I don't use eBay and I'm sick of selling stuff too cheap only to find that someone I thought I was doing a favour too has doubled the price and sold it on.
For starters I've got a 4 speed gearchange. Two late type flywheel side bearing carriers. A Cometa front drive sprocket. A Cometa tank. A complete stainless kit of front axle, nuts with damper stud threads, centre stand brackets etc ( made by a forum member if I remember) and other small stuff which I'll list later. Advice on what these bits are worth please.
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Post  mickey c on Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:49 pm

I'm afraid I can't help you price on those items but I would be very interested in the axle & nuts if you come up with a valuation.
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Post  Scooter Paul on Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:58 pm

Ok Mickey. I'll get back to you.
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Post  looney tunes on Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:37 am

Hi Paul,
Always a difficult one, but this is my personal opinion on it.
I would tend to use rimini or similar sites as a reference guide of what a new item would be and then think about 60 to 70 % of that for used items.
I've sold a fair few bits of Scooter parts over the last few years, and probably far too cheaply, but they always sell at a price I feel comfortable with and it's a quick turn around back into cash you can use for other things.
You see scooter stuff at silly prices in Italy now, and they just don't sell.
Example- i saw someone buy some forks the other week for around £20, and they are now back on eBay UK for £275, they will never sell at that, but they will keep relisting them forever.--Why?

The things that you see as rare items I would suggest eBay as it gives you a wider reach to improve return prices.

Any way, if you have a Vega 75 layshaft for £40, or a Vega outer casing with kickstart mechanism for similar I'm interested.

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Post  Scooter Paul on Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:53 am

Sound advice John. I always carboot and autojumble stuff at prices that don't break the bank because basically I want to clear out and any cash is better than clutter. The scooter stuff I have now is hard to come by so I'm not giving it away only to line someone else's pockets at resale.
Only engine internals I have are 3 speed. All the 4 speed stuff has gone apart from the Cometa front sprocket.
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Post  Scooter Paul on Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:52 am

mickey c wrote:I'm afraid I can't help you price on those items but I would be very interested in the axle & nuts if you come up with a valuation.
Mike
Pm sent.
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Post  Scooter Paul on Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:08 am

A lot of stuff is over on FB now as I can't put pictures on here. I'll have some other nice small lots when this stuff is gone. Please tell othe 'Lunatics' about the stuff I'm selling.
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Post  Scooter Paul on Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:05 am

Well that was a waste of time putting it all on FB. All I got was others hijacking my post to sell their stuff and some debate about exhaust shield hole spacing.
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Post  Thackers on Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:10 pm

I saw that Paul, that's the devil of Facebook everybody pitching in with no real input. I made some more of those plaques after an outcry for demand when it came to it, silence. It can have it's uses but it's as bad in equal measure.
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Post  looney tunes on Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:50 am

aaaaaah, yet another on my long list of reasons to avoid Facebook
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Post  looney tunes on Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:56 am

Hi Paul,
I will call you today - Sunday, re the parts

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Post  trotsky on Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:59 am

Exactly, not for me at all. Hope you get rid of your bits for a fair price Paul....Steve
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Post  Scooter Paul on Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:58 am

looney tunes wrote:Hi Paul,
I will call you today - Sunday, re the parts

John

Look forward to it. I'm in. Too cold for riding. Workshop time.
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Post  Mixerman on Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:52 am

How much do you want for 4 speed gear change?

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Post  Scooter Paul on Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:41 am

Mixerman wrote:How much do you want for 4 speed gear change?

4 speed gearchange, one bearing carrier, chain guide and stainless parts sold. Everything else available.

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