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  1. bgrisso

    bgrisso Sep 3, 2019

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    I have amassed quite a few UG parts over the past few years. I'm not sure what to do with them all. The most profitable approach would be to sell everything individually, and also the most work. I guess could also try listing them as one lot on ebay.

    It's a fair amount of time only, and some ladies time only, but still quite a bit of nice cases, dials, etc.

    Anyone have any experience getting rid of bigger parts lots, any suggestions?

    thx
    Ben
     
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  2. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Sep 3, 2019

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    Only other viable alternative I see would be to sell it here. The are several watchmakers who are members. If they need something for a particular job, they might make you an offer for the lot.

    Regardless of what you say in the listing on any venue, you will get some offers for specific pieces.
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  3. bgrisso

    bgrisso Sep 3, 2019

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    As I understand it, you can't sell parts here, just one part per listing ?
     
  4. Mark020

    Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Sep 3, 2019

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    Why do you think so?
     
  5. wristpirate

    wristpirate Sep 3, 2019

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    I'd say your best bet is to start a thread asking what to do and then watch the PM's roll in :D

    Selling them all as one lot will give you the least value and most to the buyer. Depends on what the parts are worth individually. I'd be tempted to pick out the juiciest parts and sell those separately and the rest as a bulk lot.
     
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  6. Carlton-Browne

    Carlton-Browne Sep 3, 2019

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    I think you've done the right thing already. I think this place in need of some sort of swap shop - I'm sure we've all got projects on the go and it wouldn't surprise me if I have something somebody else needs and vice versa. I realise it's a fine line between mutual back-scratching and dealing but something like this would be really useful.

    In your situation, my own inclination would be to let the odd piece go to deserving causes/established members as you never know when you might need something yourself. I wouldn't sell a bulk lot.
     
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  7. Carlton-Browne

    Carlton-Browne Sep 3, 2019

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    This is my latest spares arrival - I'm hoping it will keep my Golden Shadow running for some time to come.
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  8. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Sep 3, 2019

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    +1 on a swap shop.
     
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  9. bgrisso

    bgrisso Sep 3, 2019

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    I can’t remember, I thought I read it or someone told me that, am I wrong ?
     
  10. Woops

    Woops Sep 4, 2019

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    There is definitely a deep seam of UG parts stashed by some members here. In the past I have been astonished at what my own speculative PM enquiries have unearthed.

    A swap system would be great. Like many here I have become an accidental collector of parts and spares and would love them to go to a good home, especially if I got to finish projects in return.
     
  11. Vitezi

    Vitezi Sep 4, 2019

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    How about a Swap Thread sticky in the UG forum?
    I think I have seen something similar on vintage car forums.

    The first post would set up some simple rules, such as "one post per member" to keep the thread from getting too long. Each member would edit/update their own post as they (a) add/delete parts they have available for swap, and (b) add/remove parts they are looking for.

    Another rule might be "text-only" posts, again to keep the thread from getting too long. Want a picture or description of the part? PM the poster...

    Then you'd need an example of a simple part listing methodology so the thread could be searchable:
    Part name; quantity available; UG part number (if known), UG caliber number (if known).
     
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  12. CafeRacer

    CafeRacer Sep 4, 2019

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    I like the idea of this, but listing individual parts would take a ridiculous amount of time for me.
    I have mainly NOS calibers 215/218/69 microtor parts, caliber 138ss bumper auto parts, caliber 24/25 parts and polerouter/polerouter date plexis. (if that is descriptive enough).
     
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  13. MoclovFlop

    MoclovFlop Sep 4, 2019

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    This would be a great idea for the more specialty parts someone might have. For example, I have a decent amount of electro-mechanical watch spares, and that alone could be a resource for someone looking to finish their UG Polerouter electric. But also for someone not just looking for UG parts.
     
  14. squarelug

    squarelug Sep 4, 2019

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    That is the motherload right there!
     
  15. Jonatan

    Jonatan Sep 17, 2019

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    I've also got quite a bit of parts I should part with... another vote for the swap shop.
     
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  16. sdre

    sdre Sep 17, 2019

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    i know its a long shot, but i i need a cal-69 (interface ratchet winding gear)... wondering if anyone has one?

    @CafeRacer ??

    Wrong thread to bump in but i been trying to look for this.
     
  17. bgrisso

    bgrisso Sep 17, 2019

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    not me......
     
  18. CafeRacer

    CafeRacer Sep 18, 2019

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    Send me a photo of exactly what you need and ill check.
     
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  19. Carlton-Browne

    Carlton-Browne Dec 31, 2019

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    More spares - this time for Unisonics.
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