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FESTER2004
12-29-2010, 03:01 PM
well been looking around ebay for a nice used stock pede on ebay and what people are getting for a stock used rtr old school pede is crazy.for 30 bucks more you can order a brand new up to date one out of tower hobbies with free shipping

andystoybox
12-29-2010, 04:07 PM
Shhh. I still have three to sell.

Actually, I sold one last Wed to a guy for $160. Upgraded Aluminum shocks, Outerwears, upgraded rims and tires and a new body. I threw in two brand new batteries and a charger. Still, I question whether I would have bought the same thing if I were the customer knowing that for $170 I could have gotten a VXL ready trans. included in the deal.

FESTER2004
12-29-2010, 06:12 PM
ok yours had upgraded stuff...I am talking about the 1rst gen stampede's and your right for 170 u can get a vxl but still people bid,lol....I even offered some a flat out price n they said no.I didnt insult them just not a price they were asking,lol.

FESTER2004
12-29-2010, 06:37 PM
just ordered a new xl-5 pede in blue ,shipped to my door for Tower ,$169 with ree shipping and a $15 discount!yeah, a xmas gift to myself!

metalry101
12-29-2010, 07:47 PM
Shhh. I still have three to sell.

Actually, I sold one last Wed to a guy for $160. Upgraded Aluminum shocks, Outerwears, upgraded rims and tires and a new body. I threw in two brand new batteries and a charger. Still, I question whether I would have bought the same thing if I were the customer knowing that for $170 I could have gotten a VXL ready trans. included in the deal.
Really? A 3 dollar idler gear and a 6 dollar diff gear would sell you on the new one a used one with over 100 bucks in upgrades?

andystoybox
12-29-2010, 10:39 PM
Potato Potato.

Same thing, only different. New means something to some people. Then again, most of my used stuff is as good as new but with the upgrades.

dale gribble
12-30-2010, 02:11 AM
Ebay is upside down right now... I can't believe what people are asking for stuff (expensive). Not a whole lot of screaming deals anymore.

Old_School_RC_1
12-30-2010, 07:10 AM
Some are there, you just have to find them. Just got 4 new maxx wheels and tires for $32 shipped....far cheaper than what I could buy them for new. Summit tranny for $35....just have to keep an eye out.

Sometimes people forget that the value of their item is only what someone will pay for it - not per-se how much they've spent on it.

It's also interesting what gets bid up. Listed my Dark Impact for $50 to start, and got more than I paid for it (?) Also, an old kyosho burns roller started a total bidding war! Yet, I've been trying to sell/trade my Slash 4x4 and I can't give it away - go figure.

andystoybox
12-30-2010, 09:10 AM
O.K. fine.... you can give it to me.:cool:

Ovalracer9988
12-30-2010, 10:05 AM
well been looking around ebay for a nice used stock pede on ebay and what people are getting for a stock used rtr old school pede is crazy.for 30 bucks more you can order a brand new up to date one out of tower hobbies with free shipping

That is more the fault of the SELLER than it is of E Bay itself.
Besides, the value of something is up to the individual, what something is worth to me may not be the same as what you think it's worth.

So I say, here's what I got, this is what I will take for it, your choices are simple, take it or leave it, don't matter to me.

adrcracing
12-30-2010, 10:59 AM
FESTER, everybody wants the old pead for the look of black parts. Gray sucks...

andystoybox
12-30-2010, 11:24 AM
grey sucks but it's inherently stronger. The more dye they use in plastic, the less crosslinking and therefore the weaker the material gets.

BTW, I have three Pede's for sale for anyone looking for the black parts. - $160 each.

adrcracing
12-30-2010, 11:45 AM
Wow, people are paying 160.00 used, and I bought my pead as a kit back in the day for 85.00 new.

Fatmandan
12-30-2010, 05:25 PM
like someone said earlier there are good deals still, i picked up a slightly used tamiya gravel hound RTR for 60 bucks shipped, but in the other hand i was looking at tt-01's and there is a stock one with a lrp speed control and a "drift" motor for 175 first bid and 200 buy it now :rolleyes:

FESTER2004
12-30-2010, 11:14 PM
I remember puting my first pede togetehr from a kit

andystoybox
12-30-2010, 11:50 PM
If you think ebay is bad, check this one out. My local craigslist starving artist.... Scam artist, that is. Playing off the undereducated.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ank/tag/2137008580.html

crracejunkie
12-31-2010, 12:50 AM
I have bought a few things from ebay, Velineon System and a HPI controler, but in general shop at local hobby shop, local owner not a chain, and prices are better than ebay on almost everything I look at. There stock is great on HPI, Traxxas, Losi and a bunch of others. If they don't have it order on Monday have on Wed, order Wed have on Friday. Who needs ebay. I just sold a Savage 25 and a Duratrax truck at the shop, didn't have to wait on money, didn't have to ship it. Both sold in less than a week.

Ovalracer9988
12-31-2010, 09:45 PM
Being my closest hobby shop is 90 miles away, I get 90% of my rc from E Bay sellers. Prices are fair if you do some research.
But like I said, value is a matter of opinion.

andystoybox
12-31-2010, 11:26 PM
Ok, this guys got the other one beat.



http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ank/ele/2138184525.html

Zod Rhombus
01-01-2011, 05:18 PM
Man, I'm never gonna find a good deal on a Tamiya CC01 Mu or Alfa GTV......

FESTER2004
01-06-2011, 12:35 AM
Being my closest hobby shop is 90 miles away, I get 90% of my rc from E Bay sellers. Prices are fair if you do some research.
But like I said, value is a matter of opinion.


I do what you do...the closet hobby shop to me is a half hour away :( doesnt sound bad but its a hike depending on the traffic....I do go to the h.s. for bodies

btw- my pede is here,lol!

ps- the used pede I was bidding on b4 I bought my new pede sold for 137 plus shipping...i got mine 168 to my door from tower

crracejunkie
01-09-2011, 10:43 AM
My local track/ hobby shop is 30 mile drive 40 minutes.

FESTER2004
01-09-2011, 03:56 PM
I winded up taking a trip to my LHS and since they moved to a new store...not for nothing they had everything half a** set up and I wanted some bodies to airbrush...he didnt have them out so i winded up finding another 1 up the road bya ccident and it turned out the priices were wayyy better and the guy was nice.

Action Hobbies is my LHS now!

barnell
01-09-2011, 07:17 PM
Some time you just need to wait for items to drop on ebay. I have been watching a Stinger MK2 still in a sealed box for the last month. Started at $1100.00 and now down too $950.00. It was only worth 300.00 20 years ago.

quick5pnt0
01-11-2011, 03:01 PM
I remember puting my first pede togetehr from a kit

The good old days! I've still got a Traxxas Hawk laying around in my attic which was also built from a kit. Too bad Traxxas doesn't still offer them that way.

As for ebay I always have the worst luck. The stuff I'm looking to buy is always the same item some tool, who is willing to paying anything, also wants. On the other hand if I'm trying to sell something on there I can't get a decent price.