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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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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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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.

 

 

Prezactly. "Evilbay" - I don't get it.  What's "evil" about it?  You sell, you buy.  Nobody's holding a gun to anybody's head.

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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

 

 

Reasonable prices that a buyer would be willing to pay for a out of production kit.  I did some kit trading on one of the Facebook buy/sell groups and picked up a another Tamiya F-16C Thunderbirds kit, so always alternatives.

 

Kirk

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