Our Scabby to Slabby fund reaches £400.
Having spent £60 in cold cash at the Newark autojumble it was to eBay that I turned to sell on my stash of classic bike parts.
The star of my plunder were the UK spec RD500LC set of clocks that owed me £40 after some friendly haggling.
I knew that there was a pay day in them so popped them on a well known internet auction site. Initially I stuck a large buy it now on them, after a week I had a dozen watchers, but no sale! I reduced them from £400 to £300 to tempt a watching rat from the hole, none came forward.
To keep things interesting I ended my listing and stuck them up for an auction.
I started them at £4.99 and sat back. Within a day I was in virtual profit, with them sitting at £51. More importantly the watch list grew, after all it takes at least two people to make an auction. My listing was live for a week, tactically set by me to end at that eBay golden time slot of Sunday evening.
By midweek I was into three figures, but only just, £101 was good for a double my money situation, after those eBay fees etc had been deducted. Come Sunday evening and I got ready for the climax of my listing.
Upshot was they sold for £245 ( plus postage). After paying Lord eBay his cut and other fees I am left with around £215. Not too shabby for some old bike parts purchased in a field at Newark.
The other parts I purchased that day need to be shifted, I have sold the GSX-R1100 CDI but still have a tub of carbs to punt on.
Away from the jumble plunder there was another touch this month. I stumbled upon a Honda NS400R panel online, and got it purchased. The panel was a right hand side belly pan panel in the HRC colours. It set me back £40, within 24 hours I was posting out and had sold it for £125, of which £12.98 was postage.
Take a bit off for packing and that’s another £70 in the kitty.
A quick tally up reveals that I now have £405 in the fund, plus there’s those pesky carbs to sell on that owe me a score.
I’m keen to buy something else to turnaround, with the next Newark jumble a few weeks away it’s a case of seeing what bargains I can spot elsewhere, money in the bank is pointless when you’ve got a Slabby to save up for.