Comes with original green board sock (value less than $5).
Dick Sweeney brought my attention to this recent eBay listing that made me laugh and think about why I love eBay. I love that there are still excellent examples of the pinnacle of the innovation period of surfboard design floating around out there, occasionally coming into view and disappearing again like shooting stars.
I love that the guy got $4050 for his old board. Ebay is nothing but pure market forces at work, there is no bullshit, hot air and or lies, its where the truth of the value of an object is clearly determined by what someone will bid for it. I love how he didn't even take the wax off this example of one of the most collectible boards of the modern era.
Description from eBay listing:
McCoy Lazor Zap, 5'7'' long, 19.75'' wide, 17.5'' tail, 12'' nose. Shaped November 1983. The third and by far the best board Geoff personally hand shaped for me. When you hold it, you know its a piece of history. Board is in better condition than its owner, so time to part with it. Hasn't been ridden for many years. Very Good condition for 28 years old; a few small dents and small repaired (in McCoy factory) dings or shatters. Original long white Lazor Zap fin PLUS Ben Lexcen designed winged keel Starfin (adds a lot of drive and speed through turns). Model that was used in Cheyne Horan's 1984 Bells victory. Can be picked up near Bexley after 6pm or Sydney CBD during business hours. Includes original 'Ahimsa' green stretchy cover seen in photo
Q: hi would you accept any other payment apart from paypal cod bank deposit bank cheque money order
A: I'm not really sure how the whole thing works with ebay, as its only the second thing i have sold. Last week i sold a fish, paypall kept $9, but the guy turned up promptly the next day to pick it up. Worked outr well. I suppose cash on delivery would be the other option. Then i guess if you didn't like it you could opt not to pay for it and i could relist it.
I get excited when a surfboard listing says "Includes original stretchy cover" or "comes with original legrope" because it means the owner thinks this in some way bears some connection to the value of the board. ie. if it comes with a board sock that was $22 in 1987 then the board is worth about $50.
The other thing that I love to see on an ebay listing is "I'm not really sure how the whole thing works with ebay".........
I guess I better start looking after these 2 babies a little better.
Whoops, maybe I should'nt have let this one go either.