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04-13-2014 03:27 AM  7 years ago
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ICUR1-2

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Sell or keep what would you do ?
AS the title says , I got a lot of stuff I don't use or need but I hate selling . I guess I'm a bit OCD with my heli goodies

I don't need to sell but at the same time I don't want to just give it away.
It does bother me to see stuff collecting dust.

What would you do?
spending time, paying attention
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04-13-2014 04:00 AM  7 years ago
AltecLansing

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Sell off what you don't use. Try not to stock pile things you don't use. I have many helis and wish I had only 2 to keep up. Keeps cost down and repair time to a minimum.Man, I miss the eighties.
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04-13-2014 04:10 AM  7 years ago
ZS-JAF

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I am the same way. I hate selling things and when I end up agreeing to a price lower than what I wanted I get bummed. Then the heli ships I have PP funds and I forget about the items. Sell it! RC stuff does not appreciate in value.I have a 3D heli, I don't understand why it doesn't do 3D.
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04-13-2014 04:14 AM  7 years ago
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Maybe look at it this way, the more your shop looks like a hobby store the more likely you'll have that hard to find part when you need it. You moving, packing it in, selling a particular heli and grab bag bits with it, want to throw in extras to sweeten a deal? You got what it takes, err, gives. Have fun, you got old broken or dinged blades I may want to use? lemme know, tx. I got a suitcase of bits and parts but a few more helis than I ever expected, one's a repairman's dream, one used to be a fixers dream, one is almost completely fixed, and another is becoming customized, and, and, and.

Point was if it doesn't swallow you whole then not to worry, the time will come when you might use it for trade, sell for other heli gear, or use things in a repair. Hey, even a tiny tail pitch link bushing was important in my finishing an adapted pair of main blades. Took the bushing off an older tail unit intended for a small build using all my take off parts.

enjoy
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04-13-2014 12:33 PM  7 years ago
Trexwilly

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I hate to sell also, but sometimes it does me well to clean a little house!
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04-13-2014 03:50 PM  7 years ago
ICUR1-2

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When I started out in this hobby everything was so $$$ and hard for me to get, partly why I`m so attached to them.spending time, paying attention
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04-13-2014 04:07 PM  7 years ago
Jeff polisena

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The problem is you have money tied up and their not worth what is invested . When you go to sell it's like giving them away but the longer you keep the less you get . I have a few I keep and if I sell I would get 300.00 to 500.00 RTF but when I built I put around 3000.00 . CONVERSATION PIECES now . Little depressing at times but not worth giving away . I think it all up to you,if you can take what you can get and move on good ,if not then keep dusting them .I stole it ,flew it and gave it back ;)
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04-13-2014 04:38 PM  7 years ago
doorman

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You Might Consider This Program..
https://rc.runryder.com/t741817p1/

Instead of having to give things away by selling them too cheap... why not do something good with your "spare" items...

Just a thought... I have done this... and it feels a lot better then getting beat up over $5.00???

JMHO

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04-14-2014 02:05 PM  7 years ago
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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sell what you are not using asap if you can

setting on the shelf depreciating away is just a waste of money
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You Might Consider This Program..
https://rc.runryder.com/t741817p1/
Instead of having to give things away by selling them too cheap... why not do something good with your "spare" items...
Just a thought... I have done this... and it feels a lot better then getting beat up over $5.00??
+1
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04-16-2014 11:07 PM  7 years ago
ICUR1-2

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thanks for the feedback guys. I guess I got some spring cleaning to do.spending time, paying attention
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04-16-2014 11:15 PM  7 years ago
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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good luck brotherInsha Allah made in america
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04-16-2014 11:39 PM  7 years ago
JayL

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Yeah I dont like giving stuff away but I done some spring cleaning the other day and sold an old rex700 air frame for 60 bucks just to get it out the house. it was a local sell so I didnt have any shipping involved. Now if i can just the x5 gone i well be happy.
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04-16-2014 11:49 PM  7 years ago
Heli_Splatter

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Thanks Doorman... these guys really get a kick out of building and flying these things.. I have a couple guys that are pretty good at it.
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04-18-2014 01:31 AM  7 years ago
GAS//\\TANK

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Jeff, You hit the nail on the head with that $3000,00 conversation piece ! I got one just like it !! LOL
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04-18-2014 03:04 AM  7 years ago
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Same problem here. Good stuff, but too much of it has piled up over the years to the point my hobby room is completely non functional. So hard to sell, it just doesn't have the value it once did.
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04-18-2014 03:44 PM  7 years ago
Wedge77

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we all know going in, you are never going to get the cash back out of anything you buy, regardless of what it is, and unfortunately, in this hobby, the price of 50% from new is a hard pill to swallow. However, if it is a ton of stuff, even selling at a really ridiculous price, its amazing how fast paypal account grows to 4 or 5 hundred bucks. Also, down the road, if you end up needing something you sold, it'll prolly be a little cheaper then, so sell the stuff, get some cash and buy more stuff you can use NOW!! its a win win either way, and letting it sit on the shelf is just going to keep going down in price, especially as fast as technology advances in this hobby.JR NEX E8, 12 cell
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04-18-2014 11:37 PM  7 years ago
Einzelganger

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The Wounded Warrior/Walter Reed Project as mentioned earlier would be a great choice. You might, after quite a bit of effort and getting low-balled, make a bit of money toward a new project, it might be worth the trouble and value lost to you. Your donation would be completely appreciated and fully utilized. Personally, I don't sell anything. I would rather give it away and feel good about myself. That also makes it easier to give a 100% cash-back guarantee.

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04-18-2014 11:53 PM  7 years ago
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Had nine helis and sold them all to get two new upgraded machines about four years ago. Everything I sold was getting old and I made enough money to buy a TDR and a T-Rex 550 and outfit both of them with V-Bars, Kontronics ECS and Motors and all associated electronics. I got space and a lot less maintenance.

Last year I did the same thing with a bunch of musical equipment. Sold a bunch of old stuff totaling $5,300 and bought all new stuff for $4,400.

I couldn't be happier with the decisions and by the way I'm OCD and I don't like to get rid of things either. Just do it man. You'll realize that you will actually end up satisfying the OCD side of yourself when it's all over and you won't be trying to sell something once it's completely worthless. In the mean time don't be too proud of what you are trying to sell because that will only cause you to keep it until it is worthless and then you'll really feel bad because you either have to keep it or throw it away and the OCD side will really not like that.
Kenny Thompson
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04-19-2014 03:55 PM  7 years ago
unclejane

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I keep until I just have to get rid of it. The only real reason is because selling remotely is such a hassle. Someone feels like they got ripped off and wants to back out of the deal. Or the shipping company destroys the stuff, or both.

When I do finally sell, I insist on a face-to-face transaction so nobody gets unrealistic expectations and nobody gets screwed.

So I do end up with a huge pile of stuff eventually. That's already happened with my current fleet which is giant now lol...

But equipment always depreciates and is worth only a fraction of what you paid for it. So it's always a balancing act between how bad you need to get rid of it vs how much hassle it is to sell at the current, depreciated cost. Never an easy decision.

I do often end up finding a use for stuff I was considering selling at one point in time, so sometimes sitting on it can be a good thing.

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