Flogged it Friday! Harris Exhaust Mounting Bracket.
Bikers are like magpies, we love a bit of sparkle, shiny and blingy bits. If said, trinket comes with a cool brand name, even better!
This week I want to showcase how you can pick parts up from eBay and with doing nothing more than knocking up a better advert, then resell it at a premium, and bag a profit.
‘How did you turn some coin by doing that?’
I, like many other normal people often search eBay for shit to buy, sometimes it’s actually something that I might need! There’s always a buzz in an impulse purchase, even more so when the price is more than right for what’s staring back at me on my screen.
I found this bracket when I was nosing about for bits for my GSX-R1000K5. The seller’s advert was pretty basic, and the pictures weren’t much better. It was on an auction, so I stuck my best bid in and immediately became the highest bidder. Come auction end and other than a few other penny bidders, it hadn’t topped my highest bid. I won the item for £15, which was £5 less than my initial bid. Result.
‘What magic did you do to reap your profit?’
In short, sod all. The hanger didn’t even require a clean before I photographed it. My K5 already had an R&G exhaust hanger, so rather than hoard this I decided to take it back to market, despite the Harris product being the cooler of the two in my humble opinion.
I stuck it on a ‘buy it now’ listing at £50. This looking back was a bit optimistic, but perhaps part of me did secretly want to keep it after all! After 7 days I had several watchers, so used the facility to send out an offer to those who had one eye on my prized possession.
Bingo! It worked and within seconds the Harris hanger found a new home and I was about £20 richer after selling fees. Another result!
Article provided by Scottie Redmond