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#1 Sixx

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:35 AM

Could anybody point me to where I can get used diecasts? Something like my heading says...I prefer 1/24th & 1/25th scale, Ive looked thru eBay...any websites??  Thanks for your help!!



#2 cobraman

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:40 AM

Have you tried any of the Goodwill stores ?



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:00 AM

Hey Ray!!  Yeah man, my wife and I are thrift store geeks!!  When ever we go, I'm always looking. Heck, my dad, now that he's been retired for a few years, goes to garage sales, a few auctions, and estate sales...I've got him looking for all kinds of things!!  I've put him back to work!!  LOL!!!!!  He's found a few military models for me...still shrink wrapped...dirt cheap, like a couple bucks each!! Thanks my friend!!



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:54 AM

Derrick, I've scored several CHEAP damaged Franklin & Danbury mint 1/24 diecasts from eBay over the last year or so.

Just search "damaged Franklin" or "broken Danbury" or the like, save the searches and you'll get DAILY emails with results...

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:19 PM

What kind of diecast are you looking for?   "scratched & dented diecasts" covers a lot of items.



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

What kind you want and size, i have 167 of them  up for trade, all different sizes from 1/64  and up.



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:38 PM

What kind you want and size, i have 167 of them  up for trade, all different sizes from 1/64  and up.

Thanks for the replies, I'm looking for decent 1/25th & 1/24th scales, prefer the "mints" , Danbury, Franklin. Things like the 37 Stude pickup, 41 Chevy pickup, odd-ball stuff. Scratched, missing some parts, dented etc...cheap. Hopefully with tires??!!



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:51 AM

This is one of them i have, 1/24-1/25

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:54 AM

heres another

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:27 PM

i look for them to. i make them more scratched and dented than they were when i got 'em.   i have also got a few danbury and franklin mint models that were listed as damaged and all they needed was a box and a good cleaning and maybe a small part thats an easy fix. those i don't junk. here is a couple  that i recently got.

 

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:37 PM

I dig the wagon!!!!  Years ago, I found a PERFECT Tucker at a garage sale...$10 !!!!  All it needed was a good cleaning! It's the Franklin Mint, light blue...looks new now!!



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:36 AM

I usually keep the high end junkers also, sorry.  Great find on the Buick and Chevy.



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:53 AM

scratches are easy but dents he mettal is so thick on a diecast u cant really dent with  out heat and pacience and a steady hand



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

 Heads up.  go to  www.shopgoodwill.com    they always have lots of die cast on there, new and used,