Wow! A thousand bucks!
Posted 27 February 2011 - 04:13 PM
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Posted 27 February 2011 - 05:43 PM
$999 is crazy - it's a model.
Considering there never was, and probably will never be, anything else like the Aurora Racing Scenes, I don't think $999.00 is crazy, but eBay isn't always an accurate barometer for kit prices.
eBay is probably a good barometer - it is nothing but unfettered capitalism - here is what I have, how much are you willing to pay.
What now? Pay 1000 bucks for a model and build it? Doubt that. Put it in a shelf and stare at it, I guess.
Posted 27 February 2011 - 06:27 PM
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Edited by Terry Sumner, 27 February 2011 - 06:28 PM.
Posted 27 February 2011 - 07:46 PM
There was an auction a while back that had both the vega and Pinto kits. I'm pretty sure that one sold for about 1500.00!
Posted 27 February 2011 - 11:13 PM
Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:00 AM
I'm going up to Ocala today and will be stopping at Rob's Hobby World, Hobby Lobby, and Michaels in Ocala on the way home. I need some supplies.
I'm also a smoker who uses a little machine to roll my own so that it costs me about $0.90 for a pack.
Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:13 AM
Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:07 AM
I've spent less than that on most of my cars. I just can't drop that kind of cash on plastic, no matter how desirable. You guys are cra . . wait, a '62 Ford Uni with custom parts and trailer?! (Homer Simpson gargley noise)
I've spent less than that on a real car. Yeah, it's a big scale Aurora kit, but sheesh...
Edited by samdiego, 28 February 2011 - 05:07 AM.
Posted 28 February 2011 - 05:42 AM
People are going to pay what they think it is worth to them
Exactly Donnie! I find it hard to buy kits that exceed $25, mainly because I already have enough to last me a lifetime! The only collectible kit( read: has not been reissued in it's original form)I have ever bought was an old MPC Jeep CJ-5 kit that could be built 3 different ways. I wanted it and the seller took $30 for it, which to me was all it was worth. I have it among my "don't sell, gonna build it" collection.
I have bought a few big rig kits that went for 60-90 dollars but I only have a few of those and they too are in the don't sell pile.
P.T. Barnum once said...."there is a sucker born every minute" and while he might not have meant any of us in the model hobby, I do think that some folks get fooled into thinking kits are worth exhorbinant sums of money- buyers and sellers alike.
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:11 PM
Does anyone have photos of the finished Vega? Built back in the day? Shame kits are being bought today for investment purposes rather than to build great models...
Here you go, everything you wanted to know about the best kits ever issued .AURORA Racing Scenes
Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:13 PM