Ye Olde Rocket Forum

Go Back   Ye Olde Rocket Forum > The Golden Age of Model Rocketry > Kit Collecting
User Name
Password
Auctions Register FAQ Members List Calendar Today's Posts Search Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-07-2015, 12:28 AM
ghrocketman's Avatar
ghrocketman ghrocketman is offline
President, MAYHEM AGITATORS, Inc.
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 8,213
Default Scored an Astron Scrambler on eBay

A couple weeks ago I was able to pick up a near-mint sealed K-37/1237 Astron Scrambler on eBay for what I thought was the measley sum of $51.00+shipping.
That's only like $21 over what the recently produced Semroc retro-repro Scramblers went for.
This is in the blue-hang-tag skill level 3 packaging.
I found this to actually be a great bargain as all the others have went well over $100.
I was surprised to get it for what I paid.
The same seller had a mint Estes Nike Ajax for sale also, but it went for over the $100 I was willing to pay. I think that one went for about $123.
__________________
When in doubt, WHACK the GAS and NEVER touch the brake !!!
No Harm=NO Foul advocate

Yes, there is such a thing as NORMAL
, if you have to ask, you probably aren't
!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-07-2015, 12:39 AM
A Fish Named Wallyum's Avatar
A Fish Named Wallyum A Fish Named Wallyum is offline
BP Mafia
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ft. Thomas, KY
Posts: 6,672
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ghrocketman
A couple weeks ago I was able to pick up a near-mint sealed K-37/1237 Astron Scrambler on eBay for what I thought was the measley sum of $51.00+shipping.
That's only like $21 over what the recently produced Semroc retro-repro Scramblers went for.
This is in the blue-hang-tag skill level 3 packaging.
I found this to actually be a great bargain as all the others have went well over $100.
I was surprised to get it for what I paid.
The same seller had a mint Estes Nike Ajax for sale also, but it went for over the $100 I was willing to pay. I think that one went for about $123.

That's a killer deal. Love to hear about one that occasionally slips through. I was the high bidder several times in the past month on vintage rocketry auctions, but lost in the closing minutes. I'll go to a certain point, and if that's not good enough, so be it.
On the other hand, I was looking over my Semroc Scrambler this past weekend. All that's left for me to do is glue in the engine mount and paint it.
__________________
Bill Eichelberger
NAR 79563

http://wallyum.blogspot.com/

I was SAM 0058
2017 motor usage: 1/4A - 6, 1/2A - 8, A - 42, B - 14, C - 7, D - 4, E - 6, F - 2 = Total Impulse: 631.978 Ns

On the bench: Semroc Satellite Killer, Estes Protostar

Ready to fly: US Rockets Stripper, US Rockets Scout, US Rockets Supersonic, Estes X-Wing Fighter, FRW Rat Bite
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-07-2015, 12:50 AM
dannymrmissile dannymrmissile is offline
forgiveness is indeed divine
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NC
Posts: 331
Default deal

Quote:
Originally Posted by A Fish Named Wallyum
That's a killer deal. Love to hear about one that occasionally slips through. I was the high bidder several times in the past month on vintage rocketry auctions, but lost in the closing minutes. I'll go to a certain point, and if that's not good enough, so be it.
On the other hand, I was looking over my Semroc Scrambler this past weekend. All that's left for me to do is glue in the engine mount and paint it.


ALWAYS fun to find a Bargain !
__________________
Always give a stranger a chance, or he will forever remain, a stranger
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:18 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe 1998-2017