Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Steven, Jan 7, 2019.
Now that is an impressive collection, but a bit out of my price range. Anyone want to try to pull together a group buy? I think about (...counts on fingers...) 250 people oughta do it.
Holy cow! That’s quite a collection. It’s like the greatest hits. Too rich for my blood. The thing is with old kits, it’s always the dilemma build or collect.
There is no dilemma for me, document and measure carefully for cloning purposes then build it and fly it!
They need to pull the motors from the auction; ebay doesn't allow them to be sold.
Yup, I noticed that. Funny thing is that many motors HAVE been sold repetitively on there.
Holy crap. Warn me before I click on a link. That almost gave me the big one.
Why, was it like a look into your storage shed???
Wow, that is quite a collection. Many kits in there I would love to have. Especially the classic NCR kits.
Well, since the Estes hat is only for scale and not included in the auction, I’m out.
I'd swear this guy got this stuff from a closed down hobby shop.
,......Or several shops Kurt
Does anyone here think this collection is worth the asking price. I don't have the patience to create a list and check.
It may be me but I just clicked on the link and it came back as broken, nothing there?
180 kits or so, many levels of rarity.
@ 20 = 3.6k
@ 30 = 5.4k
@ 40 = 7.2k
@ 50 = 9.0k
25k, ignoring motors ( many of which are very common ), is about $140 each or so. Most kits there are worth nowhere near that much IMO.
Presumably the point is to draw offers?
I had to go back and look again. Some rare finds, but 25K? I could buy a car.
If I spent $25k on rocketry, the result better end up in orbit.
I think it's ridiculous to buy old model rocket kits as a speculative investment, I believe these will only hold their value until people of the age that grew up with these are dead and then they'll just drop, similar to hot wheels. Except, maybe in the case of a very few early kits fundamental in the formation of the hobby. I can understand if it's something that you really really want to own and youvey got the money why not, for an investment I'm not so sure. I tend to see things that hold value as having intrinsic material value, skill or craftsmanship in fabrication, artistic merit, historical significance, broad appeal, do they age well, is there rarity. Rocket kits have only rarity at the most and really none of the other things long term. Don't get me wrong, I've overpaid for one or two kits that I really wanted to build and that were nearly impossible to scratch build at the time.
Beanie babies, man, beanie babies! That’s where the money is (or so thought my ex in-laws.)
Are ex in-laws technically outlaws?
Finally I got a look at the link on my home PC, WOW!. Thats an impressive collection for sure and some definite hard to find ones. I was looking for a Aries SST (still am) but I am of the buy to build crowd not buy to hoard (hoarding is just because I haven't built the kit yet). But 25K that's a bit extreme for my blood.
I just sent an offer and see what happens.
This is still up with many watchers (including me). I am not a kit collector, but I am curious what kind of value is realistic. Not sure if they accept an offer, if we get to see how much was paid (obviously the person is unknown). I assume the price is way high and the owner is either testing the market for offers or plans to let some accumulate and take the best.
If dhbarr's math is correct and it's about $140 per kit, then yes indeed the price is "way high" (that's a nice way to put it).
What are those long, skinny black and light blue packs on the center right of the engines picture?
Old Estes packaging after they switched from the blue rolled paper IIRC.
I can see some Centuri 13mm motors in that pile. I wonder what impulse?
The seller is offering "Make Offer".
Your post would be a basis of an offer, and put in reality of what they are really worth.
If my SSDI was approved and I'd get that $100,000 back disability check in the mail....
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