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Old 01-27-2012, 08:55 PM
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With all the rediculous prices posted lately I was wondering what the all time highest price for an Estes Saturn V was. Anyone know?

The highest I remember was about $250 maybe 10 years ago.

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Old 01-27-2012, 09:23 PM
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Hi, I`ve seen this one on Ebay for a while....
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Estes-Vintag...=item2563468bdc

He wants $599 `buy-it-now` only....box kinda mangled and such.

All well....
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:23 AM
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My bad. Let me try again.

Anyone know what the highest confirmed price an Estes / Centuri kit ever went for?

Not for sale, price - actually sold price.

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Old 01-28-2012, 06:02 PM
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Seems like I recall an Enerjet Athena (boxed) going for around $600 or so a few year ago.

In the same ballpark, I think Mark Mayfield paid something around $500-$600 for an original packaging Centuri Defender.

Those are about the two highest I recall right off hand.


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Hi, I`ve seen this one on Ebay for a while....
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Estes-Vintag...=item2563468bdc

He wants $599 `buy-it-now` only....box kinda mangled and such.

All well....


Nice AVATAR!!!

Isn't that Lord Dred the villain from Captain Jonathan Powers and the Soldiers of the Future!?

The greatest Saturday morning Kids show EVER created!

Some liberal parents group got the show banned because they didn't want kids viewing firearms as fun! Idiots!

Anyways, if that is Lord Dred, I need to get a Captain Powers Avatar and engage in battle with you!

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Old 01-28-2012, 06:58 PM
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My bad. Let me try again.

Anyone know what the highest confirmed price an Estes / Centuri kit ever went for?

Not for sale, price - actually sold price.

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I saw a mid 60's Centuri outfit going for $1200.00+ on ebay maybe 6-7 years ago. Oh and then there was a $1500.00+ win for a MMI outfit. Then there was someone from this board spending almost $1000.00 for a 1961 Estes catalog. Those are just a few that come to mind.

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P.s. I am wondering why everything and anything on ebay is going for major $$$... what gives?
You sell 15 - 20 K or Skill-level kits, and that is now a brand new car!
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:18 PM
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The Ebay thing is just Ludachris!

I did have something happen at a club launch once that was a bit odd. I had a young guy about 21 ask me several times to sell Space Man Spiff to him for $150. To start with I thought it was a joke but the guy asked me several times over a 6 hour period. When I finally realized he was serious I tried telling him he could build his own for less than $40 but he got mad and stomped off.

You can scroll the page and see a few photos of Spiff here: http://www.vernarockets.com/id3.html

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The Ebay thing is just Ludachris!

I did have something happen at a club launch once that was a bit odd. I had a young guy about 21 ask me several times to sell Space Man Spiff to him for $150. To start with I thought it was a joke but the guy asked me several times over a 6 hour period. When I finally realized he was serious I tried telling him he could build his own for less than $40 but he got mad and stomped off.

You can scroll the page and see a few photos of Spiff here: http://www.vernarockets.com/id3.html

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Take the first 25 closed ebay listing from this url and how did he say on the the Price is Right:

You've won a brand new car!

http://tinyurl.com/7mx5zbd

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkJoLRFKw4g <--- And this is EXACTLY how some ebay sellers react when they see their rockets sell on ebay! I kid you not! LOL!

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Nice AVATAR!!!

Isn't that Lord Dred the villain from Captain Jonathan Powers and the Soldiers of the Future!?

The greatest Saturday morning Kids show EVER created!

Some liberal parents group got the show banned because they didn't want kids viewing firearms as fun! Idiots!

Anyways, if that is Lord Dred, I need to get a Captain Powers Avatar and engage in battle with you!

Jonathan


Yep, that is Lord Dread, and if you liked the show it is out on DVD now. It really was ahead of it's time.

And it is only fair we battle...I did kill your father and girlfriend and blow up your secret base! OK, so I lost Blastaar in the explosion. Soaron says hi by the way!

To everyone else....sorry for hijacking the thread, but you gotta love flash backs to certain shows from your childhood! If you are wondering what we are talking about, youtube/google "captain power".
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