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Old 28th June 2010   #1
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Police Auction - cheap bikes/frames?

There's a Police auction at Biddle & Webb's Ladywood auction house next Tuesday.

You need to register with B&W before you go, don't expect too much, probably mainly BSOs/full-sus Argos bikes but who knows... might be a decent frame amongst it.

http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/p...tion/index.asp
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Old 28th June 2010   #2
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Auctions are a bloody waste of time.

I used to go occassionally when it happened on moseley road. It was easy to go and quickly view the stash of bikes. Been to the one at biddle & webb once, people were paying double-triple what most things were even worth second hand.

You have to buy a bidding number/catalouge & pay a fuckload of tax & commision on everything. If you want a punt I thoroughly recommend just leaving a comission bid.

If you spot some good shit one week, buy your bidding number, leave a bid on a handful of stuff. Auctioneer will then bid for you like Ebay and contact you afterwards.

The antiques & art can be quite interesting to just go and view sometimes.
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Old 29th June 2010   #3
tynan
I have one word of advice for anyone thinking of picking up a cheap bike from these police auctions.

DON'T DO IT - all the bikes are stolen.

(I write all my own material)
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Old 29th June 2010   #4
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Obvious but true, west mids police make absolutely no attempt to reunite bikes with owners in my experience.
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Old 29th June 2010   #5
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Old 2nd December 2010   #6
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Old 2nd December 2010   #7
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Obvious but true, west mids police make absolutely no attempt to reunite bikes with owners in my experience.
Must have got that from Surrey.
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Old 3rd December 2010   #8
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Obvious but true, west mids police make absolutely no attempt to reunite bikes with owners in my experience.
Though amusingly if the original owners spots you riding the bike you bought at auction, they're entitled to get it back (unless they've claimed on the insurance).
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