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Old 08-19-2010, 08:27 AM
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Default Fantastic deal!!! Only $700.00! Worth $2k - $3k easy!!!

See, this is why the market for collectible model rockets is so baseless at times:

SPACE 1999 : EAGLE TRANSPORTER FLYING ROCKET 1976 (DJ)

http://cgi.ebay.com/SPACE-1999-EAGL...lle ctables_EH

http://tinyurl.com/36xou25

People who don't understand values, see auctions like this and suddenly an Alpha is worth $200+ ...

So who here is going to jump on that Eagle Transporter???

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Old 08-19-2010, 08:31 AM
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Well. it is for the starter set kit...But seriously, that is a bit ridiculous..He does have a 'best offer' option though.
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:32 AM
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Not me, although I would love to have it.
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:36 AM
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The KOOK trying to get $700.00 for that thing must have fallen out of a VERY tall tree and bumped his head VERY HARD before setting that price. I would not give $70 for that lousy-flying ugly turd let alone $700. Just because something is rare and old does not mean it is worth ANYTHING.
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The KOOK trying to get $700.00 for that thing must have fallen out of a VERY tall tree and bumped his head VERY HARD before setting that price. I would not give $70 for that lousy-flying ugly turd let alone $700. Just because something is rare and old does not mean it is worth ANYTHING.



If I had the money and I DON'T, I would go $125 - $150 and that is because it is a Sci-Fi cross-over kit. Space 1999 Year One was ASWESOME. Year two was SUCKY!!!

So as both a Sci-Fi collectible and a model rocket collectible, it does have SOME value; just not $700 ... I wish it WAS worth even $500 as I would sell the sealed ones I have and use the money for a down payment on a new mini-van!

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People who don't understand values, see auctions like this and suddenly an Alpha is worth $200+ ...

So who here is going to jump on that Eagle Transporter???

Jonathan


I'm not sure who might go for this one, but if someone does, I'm buying 12-packs of Alphas immediately ...
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I also think that Space:1999 was a bigger hit in the UK then it was here.....so that may have something to do with it as well
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So as both a Sci-Fi collectible and a model rocket collectible, it does have SOME value; just not $700 ... I wish it WAS worth even $500 as I would sell the sealed ones I have and use the money for a down payment on a new mini-van!



Capitalism, my friend. You might try listing one of yours for only $500 and see if you get any bites...


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Two of them sold in 2005.....................

One for $200, the second for $127.50. And that was back in the days before the recession (when everybody had money) and when Ebay was newer and more novel (=higher prices). So this guy is just 'fishing' for a moron. Hopefully he won't find one.
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Agree with mojo; fishing for a MORON. Actually this falls more into IDIOT class. Morons at least have SOME sense.
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