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01-20-2015 11:33 PM  3 years agoPost 101
farleys04

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Well said.

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01-21-2015 12:46 AM  3 years agoPost 102
McKrackin

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Sounded defensive to me.lol...
So tell us...what did you offer him?

I literally never use the word literally right.

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01-21-2015 12:53 AM  3 years agoPost 103
Retired2011

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Once again...priceless!

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01-21-2015 03:51 AM  3 years agoPost 104
rexxigpilot

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I think we just found one of the low ballers. kthane, you just told on yourself.

What makes you think that 50% of new is the value of anything simply because it is taken out of a box or package. That's some bigoted thinking.

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01-21-2015 04:33 AM  3 years agoPost 105
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And what makes you think 50% of retail used is lowballers status..I wouldn't pay a penny over 50% these days on used anything rc sight unseen and unknown origins. A crashed airframe is not worth 75% of retail to me. When a heli crashes, sure it breaks parts immediately noticeable and even if they say it's been crashed and repaired, there are many underlying issues that can be lingering such as over stressed bolts, fatigued metal parts, unnoticed electonics damage ect. Even at 50% off it doesn't take but one wreck because of hidden damaged parts due to the previous crash and it completely wipes out any of the 'savings' buying used. I've seen more than once were a wreck causes another wreck because of hidden damage. There are plenty of people that are happy to pay over 50% and that's cool! but not me, just too much of a risk which why I don't really buy used anyways.

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01-21-2015 04:51 AM  3 years agoPost 106
rexxigpilot

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And what makes you think 50% of retail used is lowballers status..
Because the price of everything is based on supply and demand. That's just basic Economics 101. As an example, when the Henseliet TDR was the hot ticket, used TDRs were going for near new prices. If you wanted one and didn't want to wait several months to get a new one from Jan, top dollar used was your other option.

To simply vomit out some nonsense like "everything in RC that is used should go for no more than 50% of new" is indication of a wishful thinking low baller.

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01-21-2015 04:54 AM  3 years agoPost 107
EEngineer

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People need to grow a pair
Takes time to grow 'em low....

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01-21-2015 04:57 AM  3 years agoPost 108
rexxigpilot

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Yes, it takes big balls to hang them low. I have bid ones, but use a jock strap to protect my boys.

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01-21-2015 04:57 AM  3 years agoPost 109
EEngineer

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I wouldn't pay a penny over 50% these days
But, would you take 70c on the dollar for NIB/NIP, given sufficient verification?

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01-21-2015 04:59 AM  3 years agoPost 110
EEngineer

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but use a jock strap to protect my boys.
LMAO....

Have to ask...do you use "Jock_Tite"?

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01-21-2015 05:11 AM  3 years agoPost 111
Flys4Fun

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But, would you take 70c on the dollar for NIB/NIP, given sufficient verification?
If its nib, I would buy it but not at advertised retail prices since hobby shops always offer discounts. So about 80-85cents on the dollar retail for nib, it's about what I pay most of the time at hobby shops anyways

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01-21-2015 05:21 AM  3 years agoPost 112
EEngineer

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Ok, then

That's what I said...many posts before...

I don't sell any crashed components....it's not fair to the buyer.

But, that's just me.

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01-21-2015 06:44 AM  3 years agoPost 113
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What the thread started as was when you are already asking 50% and someone comes on and offers half or less of that.

50% is just a general rule of thumb.
A used heli...50% or so is about right.
A FBL system that was only hovered a couple times...maybe a little more. No moving parts means it doesn't really wear out.

But 50% of 50% is just being ridiculous.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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01-21-2015 07:44 AM  3 years agoPost 114
EEngineer

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A fair deal....on both sides....

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01-21-2015 11:58 AM  3 years agoPost 115
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Just keep in mind, you don't have to sell.

Stand firm, but you might not ever sell it for your price.

2 gallons? that is used. And just who do you believe? I know a guy that will not send a guy $50 for a part he needs badly because he cannot trust the guy.

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01-22-2015 01:50 AM  3 years agoPost 116
Gearhead

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Stand firm
yes, you have to stand firm with low balls

Jim
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01-22-2015 03:20 AM  3 years agoPost 117
EEngineer

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stand firm
Think you meant "stand tall"....

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01-22-2015 03:56 AM  3 years agoPost 118
Gearhead

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LOL

Jim
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01-22-2015 12:52 PM  3 years agoPost 119
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More important to be bow-legged!

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01-22-2015 07:01 PM  3 years agoPost 120
dhc8guru

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I rarely sell something used on the forums, only because of low ballers. It just isn't worth the time for me to deal with.
On that note, I feel it is sometimes hard to put a price on our used items.

Here is my thoughts on pricing "used" items.
If its new in box and a current item (not something that's out of production) take 25%-30% off. Just because it's NIB but been sitting in your garage for a year doesn't mean its worth $50 off retail.

Good used Heli's with nearly all the electronics (maybe less a FBL system or ESC). For the airframe, 40% to %50 off what you paid new.
For the electronics, 25% the cost of new.
People may balk at this but here me out, Electronic's are life limited. Every piece of electronics that you are selling are ticking time bombs waiting to fail.
Whomever is buying your used equipment is taking a major risk buying them and also risking that a component doesn't crap out and total the rest of the aircraft.
So you may ask why would you price a good used heli air frame at 40-50% of new even though it may have low time on it or rebuilt to virtually new?
Because of time...These days, most heli's are supported for about two years worth of parts and that's if the manufacture doesn't go under. So when you are trying to sell your year and half old heli, chances are in another 6 month to a year, the next buyer is going to get stuck with a heli that has no support. Ask someone with a two year old MA Whiplash gasser 90 how the feel about the $1800 they spent on a no longer supported heli with virtually no parts available.

Just my thoughts.

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