Flogged it Friday! Yamaha RD250 cylinder head.
“Where do you find these new old stock items?”
When buying up job lots of motorcycle parts you are never too sure what items lurk within the multitude of crates, cardboard boxes and sacks of stuff. If the price is right you rarely delve too deep because you just know that the sums will add up.
New old stock parts are always good news. Anything that’s in its original packaging with the part number attached, is not only easy to identify, but a piece of piss to sell on. Genuine parts will always demand a premium over pattern gear.
“Coals to Newcastle.”
eBay offers you the platform to advertise your stock to a worldwide audience and with their Global Shipping Programme you can easily dispatch your sold items to foreign sellers with ease. eBay handles the whole process and charges the buyer direct when they opt to buy the part. All you need to do is stick it in a box and post it to their UK hub. What’s attractive to us sellers is, once it reaches the hub that’s it. The rest of its journey is handled by eBay, so if there is any mishaps the buyer chases eBay's arse, not ours!
This unused air cooled Yamaha RD250 cylinder head was snapped up by a punter in Japan! Having spent gawd knows how many years gathering dust at a Yamaha dealer in the UK, it spent about 2 weeks in our shed before its return to the motherland!
“What did it make?”
Having applied two stroke tax to this piece of 70s metal, I stuck it up for £50. If there had been a pair, I could’ve commanded a premium on that price, but like having only one glove, my market was narrowed given that it sold so swiftly. I can’t stop wondering if maybe I went in too cheap, who cares! It’s been, gone and it’s only metal.