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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:52 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:55 am 
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The 5712 headlamp you have for sale, have you tried testing that for more than just a few seconds, as I went through 4 brand new ones before finding two that didn't fuse - they fused after about 5 - 30 minutes of use.

I've had no issues with 5731 (outer ones), but the inner seem prone to fusing, whether it's bad storage I've no idea, but their boxes were sealed and mint so assume it wasn't storage, but some other problem with them when long term stored.

I finally found 2 that didn't fuse, it's just at that asking price it's better being sure.

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RNK 957W, Triumph Dolomite Sprint.

Built 26/6/1980 (one of the last built), Auto, Porcelain White - Genuine Mileage 52,820 (warranted).

Only 3 previous owners, (2 within the same family).

Supplied by Lavender Hill Garage Ltd, Enfield, London, by garage owner Jimmy Metcalfe on 30th September 1980 to Geoffery Robinson, Enfield.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:39 pm 
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I think its a good idea to use lower voltage to test them and get up to temp nicely or the initial voltage ie 13+ may cause problems after after a period of not being used.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:28 pm 
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Superb Ebay user name :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Heads up time folks,
I bid on an item but the seller cancelled the auction just shortly before it was about to end.
Furthermore, I have received no communication about this from the seller.




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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:40 pm 
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Heads up time folks,
I bid on an item but the seller cancelled the auction just shortly before it was about to end.
Furthermore, I have received no communication about this from the seller.




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The headlamp is a ridiculous price. There's no knowing if it'll last more than a couple of hours until you plug it in - I bought quite a few of the Lucas 5712 (new old stock) and all were between £12 - £20, 4 of which blew shortly after fitting.

I thought you couldn't cancel within 24 hrs?

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RNK 957W, Triumph Dolomite Sprint.

Built 26/6/1980 (one of the last built), Auto, Porcelain White - Genuine Mileage 52,820 (warranted).

Only 3 previous owners, (2 within the same family).

Supplied by Lavender Hill Garage Ltd, Enfield, London, by garage owner Jimmy Metcalfe on 30th September 1980 to Geoffery Robinson, Enfield.

Club Membership No: 2017092


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:48 pm 
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I had my bid on an item cancelled too.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:55 pm 
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Hi all sorry to cancel the ebay items,but I'm fed up of stuff going for a real low price to be honest
I have still got most items
Please pm me if you are still intrested with any of them and make me an offer
Or better still email me on garyfelce@hotmail.co.uk as I'm not on here very much now I don't have my Sprint any more


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:36 pm 
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Hi all sorry to cancel the ebay items,but I'm fed up of stuff going for a real low price to be honest
I have still got most items
Please pm me if you are still intrested with any of them and make me an offer
Or better still email me on garyfelce@hotmail.co.uk as I'm not on here very much now I don't have my Sprint any more
TBH ebay usually teases out the actual value of things, well most of the time - maybe your expectations are unrealistic.

Very unfair on folk who bid on your stuff.

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RNK 957W, Triumph Dolomite Sprint.

Built 26/6/1980 (one of the last built), Auto, Porcelain White - Genuine Mileage 52,820 (warranted).

Only 3 previous owners, (2 within the same family).

Supplied by Lavender Hill Garage Ltd, Enfield, London, by garage owner Jimmy Metcalfe on 30th September 1980 to Geoffery Robinson, Enfield.

Club Membership No: 2017092


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:18 am 
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you can set a reserve price or start price but the fact is Ebay has a far better reach of sellers then this forum or even FB so if an item sells for a 'low price' its because that is all it is worth to someone.


There are folk that seem to think even a piece of scrap metal sold as a 'repair panel' is worth listing, there is enough one person that has listed a used damaged 1300FWD rear light for more than you can buy a new one for.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:38 am 
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Ebay is frustrating sometimes, I listed a Sprint Weber manifold it sold for £200, I was happy with that, then a week later another one listed by someone else sold for £300.

I sold a running Sprint that needed work for £2000, no reserve so it found its value, but I expected more as 3 weeks before a rotten non-runner 'Barn Find' sold for over £3000.

Just depends what buyers are out there at the time I suppose & whether there is any fake (shrill?) bidding.

As Justyn said if you want a certain price put a reserve on or list it Buy It Now, ebay has a massive audience & is easy for people to buy from so quite often they will pay over the odds rather than taking the time to research other suppliers.

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