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RE:AGE / VALUE:   Webco Replica Value

Posted by jermaine on 7/11/2006 at  12:37:27 PM

those mag wheels are worth $200 alone.

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       RE:AGE / VALUE:   Webco Replica Value . this is about the wheels posted by jermaine on 7/12/2006 at 12:07:16 AM
One of the ways to replenish our funds at Bikes For Tykes is to sell bike-related items on eBay. This wheel came off an older BMX bike that was donated to us in April 2004; it would have been too costly to repair the bike, and it was decided that we would part it out since it did have some interesting parts installed. I knew the Webco Magnesium rear wheel was unusual, so that was the first part to go up for auction.
The item was listed on eBay April 19th 2004 for a 7-day auction, with a starting bid of $9.99. I figured that an interesting BMX part of this type would net about $60.00 for our organization at auction's end ($60.00 will buy us about 20 new tire tubes). Within minutes of posting it I had an email from someone who wanted me to end the auction early and trade the wheel to him for various BMX bike parts. This set off an alarm in my head, that maybe this auction would do quite well; rarely does a seller get any contact from bidders until there is about 4 days left. I kindly refused, suggesting that he bid his limit instead. By the next day there were 4 bids which brought the price up to $25.00. Bidding stuck around $60.00 for the next 5 days. I was busy on the last day of the auction and didn't keep track of the activity, happy with the $60.00 bid that I had predicted. I went to bed, forgetting to check the listing.

Webco Magnesium 20" BMX Wheel w/Coaster Brake

The next morning before work I sat down to see who the final bidder was so I could send out a winner's notification. What a surprise to discover that the final bid was $215.39! Apparently on the last day of the auction the action turned frenzied, with most of the 19 bids coming in that day.

I was dumbfounded and had trouble settling in my mind that this wheel had just netted Bikes For Tykes over $200.00, which would fund our work for the better part of two months! But it was true; the wheel I thought was only worth $60 had a street value over 3 times that amount. It just goes to show that some things in this world are worth a lot more than you think they are.
Incidentally, the rest of the bike we parted out has also done quite well. The frame and fork sold for $70.00, and the cranks sold for $26.00, bringing our total funding to $311.00! Not bad for a donation that was sitting under a tree in a rural part of the county!


       RE:AGE / VALUE: Webco Replica Value posted by Nick on 8/18/2006 at 7:11:43 AM
Im offering 200 for the mags from that bike if its still around! Contact me at:
Aim: DivxRipPimp
Email: divxrippimp@gmail.com

       RE:AGE / VALUE:   Webco Replica Value posted by Joe on 10/26/2006 at 3:19:42 PM
Thanks for all the information. I have decided to restore my bike. I received an offer for $2000 for the bike from a collector as is and I just could bare the thought of letting it go. Now I need to find a decal set. Any ideas?

       RE:AGE / VALUE:   Webco Replica Value posted by Joe on 4/3/2007 at 7:57:21 AM
OK....she is finished. I am glad I kept her, I think I would have been really bummed out if I had sold her. http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=444942674&size=l


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