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johnbirchjar
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Just seen my old Classic up for sale at Cosmo Motorcycles,twelve and a half grand!!wow,I would have thought nine?ten?(tops,seems like I am well out of touch)still,I got what I wanted for it,SVF,J.B.
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It does seem a tad 'optimistic' (I am not sure that is the correct word)......especially when taken together with the fact that I sold it to Cosmo for £6500 just two weeks ago ! It's all very well saying that an item is worth what anyone will pay for it, but I get the feeling that classic bike dealers and auction houses are actually driving up prices of classic bikes. Venture capitalists, private equity firms......classic bike dealers and auction houses -- the world would probably be a better place without them. Discuss.
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Meanwhile, back in the real world......there's a Commander on Ebay for £5k.

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Keith may well be right about auction houses.
A case in point being last Friday with me looking to do a 'phone bid on a "T" reg(1997) Honda CB500 that had not been MOT'd since 2009,loking at the auction video and listening to the auctioneer's sound track comments,it looked a nice clean bike,and only 3,550 miles on the clock,so I was willing to bid up to twelve hundred quid,the bidding started at two grand!!?,for a twenty year old bike that had been stood for 11years!! (thats the sort of money a dealer would want for a bike with 12 months MOT with FSH)needless to say I let it go.
I have since e-mailed the auction house asking them if they would let me know what the final bid was,I am still waiting for them to get back to me,I will report anon,SVF,J.B.
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Hi John. The advert states that is has matching numbers. Didn't you say that this wasn't the case.
Sorry, if i'am mistaken....

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Hi Jannes,
I expect they mean matching engine and frame numbers,in which case they are correct,both are as the bike left the factory,J.B.
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Thought I recognised it lol..

Don't tell them I built the engine that makes it earth 20k lol
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Don't tell me you rebuilt the motor on that Classic now for sale on Ebay too......at an actual £20k ?! Dealers.....

Auction Houses......they are quite prone to 'inventing bids' before an assembled audience of bidders....God knows what they are getting up to with 100% online /telephone auctions, with no-one actually present to provide a modicum of policing.

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A bit like having a licence to print money Very Happy,J.B.
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cdrkeith wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:54 pm Don't tell me you rebuilt the motor on that Classic now for sale on Ebay too......at an actual £20k ?! Dealers.....

Auction Houses......they are quite prone to 'inventing bids' before an assembled audience of bidders....God knows what they are getting up to with 100% online /telephone auctions, with no-one actually present to provide a modicum of policing.

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