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Old 11-09-2011, 01:10 PM
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I don't think it will hit anywhere near that.
$450-500 is more like it but my bid will be nowhere near that high.



GH,

With the way the dollar and gold are going (down/up), spending $650 now aand then selling in a few years for $1000 might be a good idea.

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Wow,
I want that kit so bad....but $650? We ordered a 12 foot tall 6" diameter all fiberglass rocket for less than that...




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What would the SAME rocket be offered for in today's dollars?

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Old 11-09-2011, 01:12 PM
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If I was loaded, I'd pay $650 in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, that's not the case.



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The same here. Things are not so great in Dunbar-land either, but I am hanging in there and will survive!

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Old 11-09-2011, 01:13 PM
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This is just one kit I think is being MASSIVELY over-valued and will not pay that ridiculous price.
The buy-it-now is 30% over what it should go for.
My guess is the reserve is no lower than $550, and even that is a pipe dream unless some fool is looking to BURN a few hundred.
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GH,

With the way the dollar and gold are going (down/up), spending $650 now aand then selling in a few years for $1000 might be a good idea.

J


but the kit is not made of gold, nor is it edible. If the end times are coming , I'd rather have almost anything rather than an old. probaly unbuildable (due to age of parts) rocket kit. If the end times aren't coming, then the dollar will recover aqnd you will probably not see anywhere near the "value" of your investment for decades.

Sorry, but rocket kits are not a good investment holding strategy no matter how much I like the hobby.
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This is just one kit I think is being MASSIVELY over-valued and will not pay that ridiculous price.
The buy-it-now is 30% over what it should go for.
My guess is the reserve is no lower than $550, and even that is a pipe dream unless some fool is looking to BURN a few hundred.


GH,

What is a few hundred now a days?

My internet-cable bill is $132.00 a month
My cell is $80 a month
My dog grooming bill is $120 a month ( two dogs, ****zu and Kyrene Terrier)

So if I stop watching TV, dump the cell, and let the dogs stink a week or two longer and the ****zu become matted, I could pay for that LJII in about 2 months. Its all about what you are willing to spend on and what you are not.

The $$$ I spent for the above mentioned bills I will NEVER see again ... the LJTT can sit on a book shelf and be seen every day onward

Jonathan

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Old 11-09-2011, 01:26 PM
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but the kit is not made of gold, nor is it edible. If the end times are coming , I'd rather have almost anything rather than an old. probaly unbuildable (due to age of parts) rocket kit. If the end times aren't coming, then the dollar will recover aqnd you will probably not see anywhere near the "value" of your investment for decades.

Sorry, but rocket kits are not a good investment holding strategy no matter how much I like the hobby.



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If I should survive in the coming American wastelands, I might be willing to part a few gulps of water for your LJII kit

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Looks like someone pulled the string on the buy it now sometime earlier today. Sold! $650.


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Looks like someone pulled the string on the buy it now sometime earlier today. Sold! $650.


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Totally worth it if you are thinking long and can aford. I remember when Centuri was selling those kits for around $8.00 as a close out special ... like I said, I know of one manufacture who is seriously thinking of re-releasing the kit, and we do have the large scale offering from Estes ... maybe.

When I bought the first year offering of the kit from Romie Lucas, that was $500.00. It features a white box with applied sticker graphics on the side. You also have to widdle down the fin fairings which are wood; the later kits have injection modled plastic for fin fairings. IMHO the plastic fairings are far better and show greater detail. The original centering rings are plywood while the newer kit has those fibre rings. As the Super Scale kits go, the LJII is by far the best. Again, IMHO.

$650 yet high, isn't ridiculous. $2,000.00 for an 80's Mercury Redstone IS ridiculous!


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