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Old 03-07-2011, 01:02 PM
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My guess is that this is the last we have heard of this "kit"
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck....
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:52 PM
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This kit was relisted on eBay about a week ago by the same seller. Item sold last night for I believe $355.
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This kit was relisted on eBay about a week ago by the same seller. Item sold last night for I believe $355.



Earl,

Was a good price for the seller ... a VERY good price!

Prices lately on ebay have been hitting new highs ... its forced me to spend my money on other sites for other items

I know that Frank has more Enerjet kits, so keep an eye out for them.

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Old 05-24-2011, 09:35 AM
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I know that Frank has more Enerjet kits, so keep an eye out for them.

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Yes, he has a box full of them. An Athena, bagged, is in the bunch. I think he will eventually put those up for auction as well.

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Yes, he has a box full of them. An Athena, bagged, is in the bunch. I think he will eventually put those up for auction as well.

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Earl,

I have noticed many hard core model rocketeers selling off their 'nice' items. I wonder if this is a sign of the bad economy, people and nearing of the end of their life-cycles, or they just see greater value in the $$$ and not the kits?

I know of hard core model rocketeers who are battling various stages of cancer ... I just wonder if they are parting with the kits now and making sure they goto good homes? They could donate to their local musuems.


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Earl,

I have noticed many hard core model rocketeers selling off their 'nice' items. I wonder if this is a sign of the bad economy, people and nearing of the end of their life-cycles, or they just see greater value in the $$$ and not the kits?

In addition to the possibilities you mention, they:
1. Could be running out of space.
2. Transitioning to other hobbies.
3. Their wives could be fed up and laying down the gauntlet, "It's me or these #@$% rockets!"
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In addition to the possibilities you mention, they:
1. Could be running out of space.
2. Transitioning to other hobbies.
3. Their wives could be fed up and laying down the gauntlet, "It's me or these #@$% rockets!"



TB,

Well if #3 happened, I would tell her that I love her, but she is just gonna have to go

But I do need to get my house in order for both our sakes.

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Old 05-24-2011, 07:05 PM
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Earl,

I have noticed many hard core model rocketeers selling off their 'nice' items. I wonder if this is a sign of the bad economy, people and nearing of the end of their life-cycles, or they just see greater value in the $$$ and not the kits?

I know of hard core model rocketeers who are battling various stages of cancer ... I just wonder if they are parting with the kits now and making sure they goto good homes? They could donate to their local musuems.


J


I suspect it could be any or all the possibilities mentioned. I hope it is not for any of the more negative reasons.

I guess one thing all of us in our general age group (40's through 50's) need to think about to some degree is that as more of the 'golden age' collectors pass away, there is probably not going to be quite the same market for the various collector kits that most of us treasure so highly simply because younger rocketeers just aren't going to have the same fond feelings about Centuri 1/45th Little Joe II's, Estes vintage Tridents, etc.

It will be interesting to see what the values of those kits, Enerjets, etc. will be like in 15-20 years. I think they will always have some 'elevated' value, but just how much may be a bit disappointing some years down the road.

Many of us do not collect for future monetary return, so it may all be an academic thought exercise. But, I suspect many of the current values may fall at some point in the future.

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I think the kits that are truly rare will continue to go up even after the "golden agers" are no longer in the hobby or have sold off their collections. The kits that now have inflated values not due to rarity, but due to some sort of "neat" factor will drop rapidly in value once the "non rocketry" collectors take over "collecting" the kits....many kits now trade on ebay FAR and AWAY above their realistic objective value on ebay due to "excitement" factor among some hobbyists with mega buxx $$$ burning holes in their pockets.
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I think the kits that are truly rare will continue to go up even after the "golden agers" are no longer in the hobby or have sold off their collections. The kits that now have inflated values not due to rarity, but due to some sort of "neat" factor will drop rapidly in value once the "non rocketry" collectors take over "collecting" the kits....many kits now trade on ebay FAR and AWAY above their realistic objective value on ebay due to "excitement" factor among some hobbyists with mega buxx $$$ burning holes in their pockets.



It will also depend on whether the kit has been rereleased or if another manufacturer offers a reproduction or if the kit is easy to clone. Young turks will be willing to buy something affordable to build and enjoy and do not have the nostalgic feelings toward the original the "golden agers" do.


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