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Hi everyone! I am new here and have not built a kit for quite a few years now but love models. Recently someone has been looking for a rare kit and I just happen to have it so would like help finding a fair market value for the kit in question. The kit is the revel of germany kit of the "can do" wrecker kit #7541 put out in 1992. it has only been opened once with everything still in the bags inside complete and unstarted. I am seeing all kinds of prices online and have no idea what is fair so would appreciate some help from people in the know. Thank you in advance! 

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There are a lot of really high buy it now prices but realistically you're looking at $150-$200. You've got some box wear so this is a builder grade kit but these earlier issues have a bit less flash than the newer ones and the original decals which some people want. I sold the newer issue with the blue truck on the box for $150 last year.

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There was a reissue a few years back, which sold for around $80. This one is older and somewhat collectable. I'd pay $150 for it

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The Revell AG truck kits are the most expensive truck kits on ebay and the "Can-Do, "Will-Do" and the Bill Signs "Clydes II" kits tops the list and has done for a long time.
There are two 1992 issues of the "Can-Do" there right now with asking prices of $575.00 and $720.00, and two 1993 issues of the same kit with asking prices of $460.00 and $475.00.
There are also two of the "Will-Do" reissue from 2013 on ebay now wich is the same kit as the "Can-Do" except for the decals, and they have asking prices of $430.00 and $450.00.
There are two 1994 issues of the Bill Signs kit there right now too and asking price for them is $350.00 and $500.00, I also saw one 2010 issue of the same kit and asking price for that is $325.00.
So they are not cheap...but these are asking prices and if they will sell for that is questionable.

What a realistic price is for the first issue of the "Can-Do" I don't really know, it depends on what the buyers are prepaired to pay for the kit and how desirable it is...and they are for sure desirable.
I have two of the "Can Do" kits and one "Will Do" kit and I can say I didn't pay nearly as much when I bought them...for the prices they ask now on ebay I'll pass.:rolleyes:
 

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Just keep it and build it ….I had 3 of them and kick myself for selling them !

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The prices on these kits is staggering .....so glad I got them for normal retail when I got them.....

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Yes, I've been watching them on eBay for few years.  The prices are usually insane (even for partially started or incomplete kits.  As others said, there are few currently listed on eBay.

I built (and fully illuminated) one of these about 25 years ago.

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Well done, Peter! How have you illuminated flagstaff tops?

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On 3/16/2020 at 12:32 PM, Sergey said:

Well done, Peter! How have you illuminated flagstaff tops?

Thanks guys!  That was a quite a project.  Back when I built it, I took some photos (this was before digital cameras, so I took 35mm film photos) and I wrote an article about it. Sent it to FineScale Modeler Magazine and they accepted and purchased the article, but they never published it.

As for the clearance poles (flagstaffs), I replaced the kit's plastic parts with stainless steel hypodermic tubing.  I then ground out hole on the side of the tubing at the bumper level.  Then I threaded plastic fiber optic through the tubing until it came out on the top.  That end of the fiber optic is also sharpened like a cone to diffuse the light.  On the other side I placed the fiber optic end inside the foglight, so the same light bulb illuminates the foglight and the fiber optic.

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