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Old 02-10-2011, 05:57 PM
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bind and fly U-CAN-DO super Tiger .46 s3151 all around $600 into it
bind and fly PBY CATALINA 2 25A speed control 2 motors $500 into it
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would I be better off parting them out?
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:25 PM
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I guess it all depends on what you want to get out of it and what type of buyers there are at the auction. Last year I bought an almost ready to fly 40 size Cherokee with a kb 40 in it for $40 or $60. but some planes will do much better. Every year it is different. no one knows what type of buyers there will be.
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I would not sell a $600 plane for $40 and I see it going to cost up $20 just to find out.

I was thinking .40 cents on the dollar
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:21 PM
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Well, that is the chance you take when selling items at an auction... The best way to think of it is to have a price in mind that you'd like to get for the item, and then be willing to buy it back if it doesn't hit that price. I have let some stuff go that should have brought (in my mind) more money, but I didn't really want to bring it back home. I wasn't going to fly that particular plane again, and to try to sell it online and ship it just gets way too expensive!
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:27 PM
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This is going to be my first year at the auction. What time is a good time to get there? Can you look around at the planes before hand? Thanks!!!!
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:30 PM
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Steve, the doors opens at 8am. the auction starts at 9:30 and they give you about 20 minuted before it starts to browse the room
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:34 PM
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I'll be there mainly looking for something I can't live without. Not sure if I am bringing anything to sell as I've done so and cleared out stuff the past couple years. Looking forward to it though.
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:35 PM
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One can also look at the planes that are "on deck" right before you bid on them.

One thing about the plane that I got, the plane new would only be $120? plus an older engine. With this hobby you will just about never get your money out, I think half is fairly good. I have seen some things go for new price or close to new price.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:06 PM
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I agree with Minnreefer- even in almost new shape, you can figure to pick something up for about half the price of "new in the box". The only time you'll do better is if there are two people that want the same thing really badly. That's when auctions can get FUN!!!
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Just remember, if you have an item up for bid and its not getting your price feel free to bid higher to see how interested the other parties are. They won't know if you are the seller or not. You can get a bidding war to happen just between you and the potential buyer as long as you remember if you go too high you may be taking it home and paying the buy-back price.
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Old 02-11-2011, 08:15 AM
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Hey Steve,
Are you going to offer that Beta version of the 727 that you have been building for Zeke? :-) I have been wanting to get my hands on that kit for some time. I'll be helping at the auction, if you recognize my name, I'd love to meet you.
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P.S. I'll be bringing a .60 sized scratch built (not by me) Fly Baby on floats; A Nexstar with engine, no servos, but with a HD video camera mounted on it; And finally an OS Max .40 FP with Pitts muffler.
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:59 AM
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Another tip..

Don't wait until the end of your auction to collect your purchases.

This is good for you. (you don't have to wait in line) and good for them. (they clear out stuff, less to move/look around)

I highly encourage everybody to do this. Buy the item, wait half an hour or so, then go pay for it, take it out to your vehicle.
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:02 AM
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Yet another thought/tip.

Those who sell things, always believe their items went too low. Those who buy things think they paid too much.


If you're bidding. DO NOT GET EMOTIONALLY ATTACHED TO THE ITEM. Figure out what you're going to pay for it, and stick to it. If you get emotionally attached, you'll bid and bid, and end up paying too much.
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If you're bidding. DO NOT GET EMOTIONALLY ATTACHED TO THE ITEM. Figure out what you're going to pay for it, and stick to it. If you get emotionally attached, you'll bid and bid, and end up paying too much.
That is one nice thing about me bidding through a proxy with Mike. This way I can't get caught up in the excitement of the bidding and wind up paying too much. Mike tells me what's there, Itell him what the max I'll pay is, and then he bids up to that amount and quits!!!!


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Hey Steve,
Are you going to offer that Beta version of the 727 that you have been building for Zeke? :-) I have been wanting to get my hands on that kit for some time. I'll be helping at the auction, if you recognize my name, I'd love to meet you.
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P.S. I'll be bringing a .60 sized scratch built (not by me) Fly Baby on floats; A Nexstar with engine, no servos, but with a HD video camera mounted on it; And finally an OS Max .40 FP with Pitts muffler.
I wont be selling that one for a while but rumor has it I'll have one as a raffle prize at the WATTS electric fly in this summer!

I'll be one of the tall guys there so if you see me say hi.

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DO NOT GET EMOTIONALLY ATTACHED TO THE ITEM. ~ If you get emotionally attached, you'll bid and bid, and end up paying too much.
Unless it's something *I* am selling. Then, bid all you want
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I understand the feeling of paying too much, or not getting enough for what i sold, but I tell ya, if you are in it to get something different and mix it up a bit, this event will not disappoint. I am always amazed at how much stuff sells and how cool things are. I can't wait.
C
And Steve, i assumed you wouldn't, but that would be great to see a kit raffled off. I'll keep my eye out for you if I can. I'll be doing a bit of auctioneering myself, so I should be up on stage from time to time.
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This is going to be an interesting auction for me..

There really isn't anything "I just gotta have."

So I'm going to just play it by ear. See what happens.
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This is going to be an interesting auction for me..

There really isn't anything "I just gotta have."

So I'm going to just play it by ear. See what happens.

It's those kind of auctions and swap meets that usually get me in the most trouble!!!!

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last year was such a bad year for flying for me, I have a few needs, but I am also on a tight budget, (like many people) I want to get a couple of comfort airplanes like a tiger or 4* and or maybe a float plane of some sort. I am not sure how much I will be able to be there my wife is sick and 1 of my kids is sick, so I may be spending time taking care of them. I am hoping that I can get Dave E to bid on a few planes for me.
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Jon,
That is too bad. I hope they both feel better soon and you can swing down and join us. I think this will be a good buyer's auction.
Hope to see you all tomorrow,
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last year was such a bad year for flying for me, I have a few needs, but I am also on a tight budget, (like many people) I want to get a couple of comfort airplanes like a tiger or 4* and or maybe a float plane of some sort. I am not sure how much I will be able to be there my wife is sick and 1 of my kids is sick, so I may be spending time taking care of them. I am hoping that I can get Dave E to bid on a few planes for me.
I seem to remember your wife being sick last year at about this time. (Or was it the year before.)

I sure (wink, wink) there's absolutely no coincidence.

If it's like the previous years theres a few things we as buyers can count on. Several different piper cubs of different shapes and sizes. And dozens of high-wing trainers.
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Never been to one of these actions. im going tomorrow. do you pay cash or check?
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Yet another thought/tip.

Those who sell things, always believe their items went too low. Those who buy things think they paid too much.


If you're bidding. DO NOT GET EMOTIONALLY ATTACHED TO THE ITEM. Figure out what you're going to pay for it, and stick to it. If you get emotionally attached, you'll bid and bid, and end up paying too much.

I think it is the other way around, if you are the seller......

Most people have sold and purchased things on Ebay.....
Most items purchased out there are decided by emotion....If you don't get emotional about a purchse, it isn't worth buying....IMHO....
Since when has our hobby Practicle??

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