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F-16 Thunderbirds Tamiya: Evil Bay: 614 USD!!!

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Maybe someone will pay it, but I think that is ahead of the real market value of the kit by several years assuming Tamiya does not reissue it. You can always search ebay advanced then mark completed sales to see what real market value is. That will give you all recent auction results. It is less definitive on buy it now if the seller took an offer because it does not give what the seller actually accepted.

 

I also think those are unrealistic prices as Tamiya will reissue the kit or a version of the kit that includes the parts eventually and someone will supply the decals.

 

If I were fortunate enough to get that kind of price for the kit as a seller I would indeed be very happy and buy a really nice bottle of wine because I don't think that will happen often.

 

You can ask any price ebay that does not mean you will get it. I was considering listing my #2 pencil for 10,000.00 just now.

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EBAY ????

Don't get me started.............

 

(btw, FYI i'm getting fed up with this ebay crap, but that should be obvious by now..............)

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Ebay is just like politics:  you get what you pay (or vote) for.  No more, no less.  If you don't like the price, don't buy it.  But there's always somebody out there willing to pay it.  Except when I have something for sale, of course. Then you can't give the sh** away.

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I just ran an advanced search to see, the highest sale recently was $238.00 and the lowest was $188.00. So there is the realistic price range at auction for this kit. The buy it nows that had sold were also in between those two numbers. Low $200.00 range on buy it now if you actually want to sell the kit is what is realistic.

 

Like I said before, $500.00 is ahead of the market. They might go higher but odds are Tamiya will reissue the kit eventually to.

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Ebay is just like politics:  you get what you pay (or vote) for.  No more, no less.  If you don't like the price, don't buy it.  But there's always somebody out there willing to pay it.  Except when I have something for sale, of course. Then you can't give the sh** away.

 

Tell me about it. I've had kits at local shows advertised for stupid reasonable prices, and not one person went for it. 

Heck, I had an original W.29  on a table and marked at $150.00, back when they were routinely SELLING on ebay between 3-400 dollars.

I still gut cussed out by guys who thought I should give a % off of the original retail because it was a second hand kit.

I'm no loudmouth, but the two guys who said that to me got an earful plus a bit more.

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Well there you go. At least you know if I ever want one you know I might pay 500....  LOL.

 

There was an HK B-17G on ebay for 1K.  And another for $700.00. The G's going up because it's OOP.

I'm glad I have two of those.

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Completed auctions shows a low at 175, and an average at 219( beer math here!) For that kind of money I better get something really cool..... like a Felixstowe, or a Gotha.

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there is something worse...a pair of weeks ago I've seen a 1/32 Su-27 Trumpeter (kit still in production) at 300 EUR...

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The kit is selling for a little over $200 on Amazon. Looks like a fantastic arbitrage opportunity.

 

Cheers,

Marcel

 

PS no idea why when it comes to EBay people get upset about the free market, it's a great platform for connecting buyers and sellers and nobody is forcing anybody to buy or sell. To check out how a planned market works, move to North Korea.

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