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<img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/03/ebay-1504088735072-1ufylcr2cbo6l-1e426e9.jpg?quality=90&resize=620,413" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/03/ebay-1504088735072-1ufylcr2cbo6l-1e426e9.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1200,799 1200w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/03/ebay-1504088735072-1ufylcr2cbo6l-1e426e9.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=960,639 960w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/03/ebay-1504088735072-1ufylcr2cbo6l-1e426e9.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=720,479 720w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/03/ebay-1504088735072-1ufylcr2cbo6l-1e426e9.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=576,383 576w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/03/ebay-1504088735072-1ufylcr2cbo6l-1e426e9.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=360,239 360w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/03/ebay-1504088735072-1ufylcr2cbo6l-1e426e9.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=180,119 180w, " sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px" width="620" height="413" class="wp-image-157647 alignnone size-landscape_thumbnail" alt="Got £10,000 kicking about?" title="ebay-1504088735072-1ufylcr2cbo6l-1e426e9" /> <p>We originally posted a story on this ludicrously priced special edition Rapha/Paul Smith jersey way back in August 2017 when it was priced at ‘just’ £10,000.</p>
<p>Well, things have taken a turn for the silly, and a casual eBay searching session has revealed that <a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=71026X1519955&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fitm%2FPaul-Smith-531-with-Rapha-Grand-Depart-Cycling-Jersey%2F192934435127">the seller has increased the price of the jersey to</a><em> £125,000! </em>(approx €139,700 / $159,275 / AU$229,770).</p>
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<p>The updated price of the jersey has left us totally flummoxed — even the most dedicated Rapha-philes will baulk at the price and it’s not even as if it was ridden to some legendary victory on the back of a much-loved rider. The damn thing was only £120 to begin with!</p>
<p>Our best guess is that listing it at this price is a clever marketing ploy to direct people to <a href="https://go.skimresources.com?id=71026X1519955&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fsch%2F19joe80%2Fm.html%3Fitem%3D192955972144%26hash%3Ditem2ced127a30%3Ag%3Agf8AAOSw2opdChRb%26siteoverride%3D3%26rt%3Dnc%26_trksid%3Dp2047675.l2562">19joe80’s</a> other listings. We were certainly intrigued enough to have a look.</p>
<p><em>Our original story from August 2017 continues below</em></p>
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<p class="firstpara">Have you got a spare £10,000 (approx $12,900 / €10,800 / AU$16,220 ) kicking about? Are you a keen cycling nerd with a penchant for Rapha swag? If so, <a href="https://link.monetizer101.com/shop-rest/api/track/deeplink/608?sourceUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fitm%2FPaul-Smith-531-with-Rapha-Grand-Depart-Cycling-Jersey-%2F192147354372%3F">this limited edition, new old stock Rapha/Paul Smith collaboration jersey</a> that is currently for sale on eBay may be well up your street.</p>
<p>Originally priced at £120 and limited to 200 pieces worldwide, this jersey was produced to mark the G<em>rand D</em><em>é</em><em>part</em> from London back in 2007.</p>
<p><a href="https://link.monetizer101.com/shop-rest/api/track/deeplink/608?sourceUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fitm%2FPaul-Smith-531-with-Rapha-Grand-Depart-Cycling-Jersey-%2F192147354372%3F">This particular jersey</a> — described without a hint of irony as the “mother of all jerseys” — is said to have been stored in a sealed bag and kept in the dark since it was bought over 10 years ago, so is naturally in perfect condition.</p>
<p>The sale clearly isn’t going well, but with 75 watchers eyeing up the jersey, it can surely only be a matter of time until it sells… Surely? At least the postage is free.</p>
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<figcaption class="wp-caption-text"><span class="caption-copy"><i class="icon-arrow icon-camera-circle"></i> It’s been kept in the dark. Except for when it was photographed in the light</span></figcaption><span class="im-image-caption"> <i>eBay</i></span>
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<p>A cursory Google search reveals that this story was actually <a href="http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/product-news/mother-cycling-jerseys-rapha-jersey-goes-sale-ebay-10000-322202">originally reported on by Cycling Weekly way back in March</a>, though we only spotted the listing during a particularly furious eBay session the other day.</p>
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