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A_HRD

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I'm clearly missing something here; but what was so special about the used KVF Magneto that just sold on ebay tonight (Item 321313482478) - for £775 ?!

Peter B
Bristol, UK.
 

Dinny

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Ebay prices are all over the place. I bought a Miller horn button, original in box for £7 tonight. One sold a few weeks ago for £85!

I have noticed severa,l lets say strange bidding patterns lately.

Mark
 

Magnetoman

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what was so special about the used KVF Magneto that just sold on ebay tonight (Item 321313482478) - for £775 ?!
Looking at the bid history, there were three people willing to pay at least £740 for it, all of whom have bought a fair number of items on eBay so they were experienced bidders. KVFs don't come up on eBay very often so if someone needed one to complete a project, and if they had been looking for quite some time, that easily could cause someone to bid a few hundred £ more than they "should."

After having unsuccessfully looked for over 20 years for a very low production gearbox I needed for a BSA I'm restoring one appeared on eBay a couple of years ago. There was no way I wasn't going to own that gearbox no matter what it cost. I won the auction for a significant, but not-horrendous, price. Two months later another such gearbox appeared on eBay. Although it was in much worse condition than the one I bought, 17 people bid up the price to 15% more than I had paid for mine. Having had the first one snatched out from under them (by me), no doubt a few of them realized their mistake and were determined to get the next one. KVFs aren't quite as rare as that gearbox, but ones not attac
 

Magnetoman

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Hmm, when I uploaded my previous post I got an error message saying the VOC server had some issue and that I should notify the webmaster. I see that the last few words of my post disappeared as well. It should have ended with something like "... but ones not attached to engine are uncommon."
 

Magnetoman

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Dear today cheap tomorrow ?
It's impossible to predict the future, but that's certainly the way it has been with old British motorcycles and spares for them for at least 40 years. Because of this, when I see something uncommon that I need I try to grab it even if the price is higher than I think it "should" be. I quickly forget the "excess" I paid and am always happy to have whatever it was that I paid too much for.
 

Magnetoman

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Its like land on the sea front they are not making any more ?
They're certainly not making any more of the originals. I paid a fair price for a 150 mph Chronometric 20 years ago (the one I use as my avatar, in fact). It seemed like a lot of money at the time, but was an absolute bargain in retrospect.
 
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