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Old 10-17-2006, 05:32 PM   #1
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At what point would you call it quits for a ebay listing?

I found a OEM header on ebay for my bike (previous owner cut off one pipe, so now I need to get a new header to switch it back to dual exhaust)
and just a few mins ago, some f.ucknut jumped the price from 40 to 100 (thats not including the $20 he wants for shipping)


I called honda, a new header is $430. How much you think I should bother bidding for this header?

I gotta do something quick, cause now I dont have an exhaust on the bike (sold it so I could buy this thing)


Anyone think they are good enough welder to fix my header back to OEM
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Old 10-17-2006, 06:16 PM   #2
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You should know what you max bid will be before you place your first bid on a item. Put a value on the item(what's it worth to you) - shipping = Max bid.



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i dont reall know what i wanna bid for on this thing
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i dont reall know what i wanna bid for on this thing
Hmmm.. What's it cost new? Are there any others that have sold recently? How much did they sell for?



Actually, I hardly shop on ebay anymore. People get so caught up in 'winning' auctions that they aren't really getting a deal.
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Old 10-17-2006, 07:11 PM   #6
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is your's a 2002? have you put a WTB ad on RC51.com or rc51.org? there is always someone on there that has one to sell and usually for less then 100 bucks. I picked up some headers for my rc for 80 bucks. What aftermarket exhaust are you going to get?
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anything. I just want to switch back to dual exhaust, but I think im gonna go with the yoshi's.

Honda wants $430 for new ones.

Really, you got yours for $80? i guess I will put my bid at 150 and see what happens.
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Put a bid in at 150 like at the last minute. That way you dont get involved in a early bidding war with some stupid person who is more concerned about winning vs price.

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Old 10-17-2006, 07:35 PM   #9
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sounds smart. Hopefully those two idiots dont do that before the last min. Here someone (me) honestly needs that thing, and then your right, those wrinkles are just brainless bidding (not to mention with the price jump, I think he has a friend helping out)
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Put a bid in at 150 like at the last minute. That way you dont get involved in a early bidding war with some stupid person who is more concerned about winning vs price.

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I have 2 strategies.

- Vote early with my max bid and let the other dorks out dual each other. If I am outbid, it's not worth it anymore anyway.

- Snipe with the max bid with 15 seconds left.
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Nah, bidding war idiots typically tend to increment in $5-10 chunks, just look at the history of them you are bidding on.

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anything. I just want to switch back to dual exhaust, but I think im gonna go with the yoshi's.

Honda wants $430 for new ones.

Really, you got yours for $80? i guess I will put my bid at 150 and see what happens.
Email this guy jqenjoynlife@msn.com he has an ad on .org for a set of headers for an sp2 for 77 plus shipping. If you can afford it I would go with a set of Satos or Moris. You can usually find a used set for around 600 and they have the best hp gains, plus the Sato Banzis are the best looking pipe for the Rc51.
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Old 10-17-2006, 07:39 PM   #13
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Well AznGoneNuts is my partner in crime on this ( since I dont have a paypal) so hopefully he is on the ball enough to do that. heh


THankyou very much kevin, I will do that now. Does he have pics of it? (I would go check it out myself, but ive yet to pay the dues to be allowed on rc51.05g)
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I have 2 strategies.

- Vote early with my max bid and let the other dorks out dual each other. If I am outbid, it's not worth it anymore anyway.

- Snipe with the max bid with 15 seconds left.
yeah, tis what I do typically. Strategy a for whatever items there are many of, and b for one offs that havent gone over my budget yet.

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I have 2 strategies.

- Vote early with my max bid and let the other dorks out dual each other. If I am outbid, it's not worth it anymore anyway.

- Snipe with the max bid with 15 seconds left.
funny, I do both as well, mostly anymore, its just a max bid at first and if i get it fine, if not, there will be others.
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BTW, I do want to do with the sato banzi, but I kinda wanna keep my passenger pegs I havent really decided what slipons I get, I hear alot of people say the yoshis are good for the price, but if I can find some cheap satos, im all for it
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BTW, I do want to do with the sato banzi, but I kinda wanna keep my passenger pegs I havent really decided what slipons I get, I hear alot of people say the yoshis are good for the price, but if I can find some cheap satos, im all for it
He doesnt have any pics of the headers posted, but he says they are fine. You can buy some adapters to use your passanger pegs with the banzis. plus having banzis are worth not having a passanger.
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cool I emailed him...do you know where he is located? hopefully I can get those. thankyou very much for the help. I wish you lived closer, all the RC people I know live to far to daily ride with
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