question , on ebay i see this car at a few very different prices , from 25 dollars to 60 dollars and those are buy now prices ,and sealed boxes , any thoughts as to why such a huge spread in price ??? Thanks ,, Anne
65 Chevy Impala SS Hardtop
Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:31 AM
Anne, as coming from someone who deals in Obsolete parts and collectables , sellers are motivated by several factors . First, you have the crowd who simply says , hey. it's old , so it has to be rare, read expensive .
You have sellers who actually "READ " the market and actually know what a product will bring .
In any case , just because a product is old , obsolete , or just isn't in use anymore doesn't constitute it as a "Rare or collectable " piece .
Me, I'm cheap and I watch for bargains at shows , auctions , etc ....................
Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:52 AM
Anne, E-bay sellers belive PT Barnums old sayin "There's one born every minute" IF it's an ORIGINAL 65 AMT kit, it could be worth what some nut may think it's worth, but ,since there IS a newer more detailed kit out of it, the ONLY thing the original kit has over it is nostalgia. I paid 200.00 for a AMT 66 Impala kit over 20 years ago! Saw another one just recently at another toy show for only 40 bucks unbuilt! i bought IT too. If I had known Revell was gonna do one 20 years later, I MIGHT 've waited. Nawww I STILL woulda bought it. Honestly though, those kits'll usually bring a fair price now. 50 bucks for an original unbuilt kit is a pretty fair price!
Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:16 AM
...those kits'll usually bring a fair price now. 50 bucks for an original unbuilt kit is a pretty fair price!
Do you mean $50.00 for an original, AMT 65 Impala hardtop kit, or do you mean the Revell/Monogram issue released in the late-1990's? Your statement confused me a little bit.
Are the late-1990's Revell/Monogram kits going for that much money now?
Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:22 AM
Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:27 AM
No Mark, Sorry for the confusion. I purchased my second 66 about 2 years ago at our local toy show! I thought 'welp, might as well, caz I don't know when I'll find/see anouther'. But the value for kit BUILDERS has probably dropped quite a bit since the Revell 66 came out.I know if it hadn't been WHAT it was I wouldn't have bought it. I have a few of the new Revell 66's. It's a VERY nice kit!