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Tamiya High Lift please help!! :(

Old 07-29-2007, 07:27 PM
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Default Tamiya High Lift please help!! :(

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I am wondering what a complete put together and running High-Lift is worth, It has futaba servos(standard for shifting, and high torque metal gear for the steering. The radio is the Futaba Attack 4wd radio. Stock motor, and tamiya teu-101 esc. The truck is finished and runs great, i just need money for one of my real vehicles. The body is still white and ran once, i have been running it with an origional 1987 clod body that has some blemishes. It comes rtr with both bodies, original box, all extras, radio box, and a 3300mah battery and peak charger. Question is what can i get out of all this? None of it has been painted, decals still on decal sheet. Spent over 20 hours on assembly, making shure it went together right! Used thread lock and grease everywhere it was needed. It is an awesome and fun truck but i just need money bad.
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Default RE: Tamiya High Lift please help!! :(

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Mods- i am not selling in the forums.

I am wondering what a complete put together and running High-Lift is worth, It has futaba servos(standard for shifting, and high torque metal gear for the steering. The radio is the Futaba Attack 4wd radio. Stock motor, and tamiya teu-101 esc. The truck is finished and runs great, i just need money for one of my real vehicles. The body is still white and ran once, i have been running it with an origional 1987 clod body that has some blemishes. It comes rtr with both bodies, original box, all extras, radio box, and a 3300mah battery and peak charger. Question is what can i get out of all this? None of it has been painted, decals still on decal sheet. Spent over 20 hours on assembly, making shure it went together right! Used thread lock and grease everywhere it was needed. It is an awesome and fun truck but i just need money bad.
Add up everything you have in the truck and cut that in half. Thats about what a used RC is worth.
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Default RE: Tamiya High Lift please help!! :(

well with everything and atleast $150 in labor (over 20 hours of work, like 23 or somethin) i came up with a little over $1,000.00 so i guess i might be able to get $500.00?
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Default RE: Tamiya High Lift please help!! :(

Labor?! LOL...

Good luck man! Hope you get what you ask for! Might get lucky w/ eBay!!
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Yeah, you don't add labor on a used RC sale, it's a hobby, so the buyer will have no problem assembling himself. I'd say you can pull 400-500 if lucky. Put it up on eBay, hope for the best.
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Default RE: Tamiya High Lift please help!! :(

I think you can add labor if you put on a professional grade paint job.. (primer, paint, wet sand, paint, wet sand, paint, wet sand, clear coat, clear coat, clear coat.. !)

General assembly usually does not add value.. (usually decrease it..)

But like I said, you never know.. eBay is an interesting place.. as long as there's ONE person in the world who wants to pay top dollar for it, that's all it matters!!
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Yeah but that wouldn't really be considered assembly labor, It would be more just paying for the custom paint job.
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Default RE: Tamiya High Lift please help!! :(

The only thing you can do is put it on ebay and see what it goes for. To be honest I've seen ones that were pretty highly customized yet still didn't go for $500.
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Default RE: Tamiya High Lift please help!! :(

honestly I think you'd be lucky to get $350-400 for it. Used RC's are a dime a dozen. Unfortunately all the work and mods we do to these things doesn't usually do much for the value unless you find someone who knows what they are really buying. Besides putting it togeather and getting the satisfaction of taking it out for the first time is "priceless".
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Default RE: Tamiya High Lift please help!! :(

This tamiya kit has no collectable value since it is still readily available. Anyone can buy a complete setup for around $600 still new in the package. Unless you find the right su.....er......person, it's only worth about $350 as "nearly new".
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Default RE: Tamiya High Lift please help!! :(

high lift is tough but you need a tough fortune too to have it rtr

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