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IMG_0718.jpg.d5eef96b2a59df028b047c91ff57ac08.jpgHello, I'm new here (I guess you knew that). Very quick intro... I used to use remote control cars approx. 30 years ago (just for fun, not competition), I started off with a Tamiya Sand Scorcher and later also bought a Tamiya Boomerang (1986 ish). My Mum has just moved house and both cars (and kits) have turned up again, much to the excitement of myself and even more so my 6 year old son. Well, all the Boomerang needed was a new battery and we were away but now we need/want a second car (as you all know) to more than double the fun ! For that reason (and to help fund the second car) I've decide that maybe the Sand Scorcher would be better off in the hands of somebody more clued-up and who could appreciate it more than me and my son will (he'll just smash it up I'm sure), So I'm looking to sell it but really not sure where to price it at and also I'm writing this during my (late) lunch break and just realised I don't have any pictures to upload to make this make more sense, sorry but I will post picture later this evening.

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Hi MrDGH111,

 

Any photos and a price would be appreciated :-)

My son is desperate for us to get a Sand Scorcher or rough Rider

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Anybody got any idea what i should price this at ? Somebody made a suggestion to put it on ebay with a starting point of 99p that way i would find its true value, im a little worried to do that though, what do any of you guys think ?

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15 hours ago, Andyfish2000 said:

PM sent

Hi Andy, i got your PM as an email but didnt know how to reply, where do i find PM's ? are they within the site or do i simply reply to the email, sorry about this, i will eventually get my head around it.

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18 hours ago, Saul Commer said:

Hi MrDGH111,

 

Any photos and a price would be appreciated :-)

My son is desperate for us to get a Sand Scorcher or rough Rider

Hi Saul, pictures now uploaded but price im struggling with, it was the main reason i posted in the first place, to see if you guys could give me some kind of idea, i guess you could get the ball rolling by making me an offer ?

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MrDGH111,

You should have an envelope shaped button at top right of your screen once you have logged in which will take you to your private messages.

Andy

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Hi again guys, sorry not sure if im allowed to do this, dont want to break any forum rules for 'bumping' a post (i think thats what you call it) ? but ive found some more stuff for the Sand Scorcher, would this help get to a value of it  before i start advertising it for sale ?

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I can't really say about the price but i can say that the battery and charger are for show and nothing more. They aren't really worth much and nothing compared to the car so no they do not really help.

That being said, maybe someone would like them for display purposes thereby instilling a bit of value in them. Good luck with the sales!

PS if you put the car up for 100 £ I would guess it is gone swiftly. Put it up for 200£ and I think you get to keep it. Just to give you a very rough estimate.

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I would think this car is worth £150 upwards as it is very original and appears to be in good shape.

They are still very collecteable even those the ReRe has knocked the values back.

The battery and charger have little or no value imo.

Its a great idea to sell it and buy something more modern to run for your son as well.

 

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On 12/02/2018 at 8:31 AM, Grumpy pants said:

I would think this car is worth £150 upwards as it is very original and appears to be in good shape.

They are still very collecteable even those the ReRe has knocked the values back.

The battery and charger have little or no value imo.

Its a great idea to sell it and buy something more modern to run for your son as well.

 

Thanks for your help 'Grumpy Pants' , this info. is valuable to a reasonably New or could we say 'Re-Release'd RC'r like myself.

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On 11/02/2018 at 12:14 PM, Andyfish2000 said:

MrDGH111.

This is exactly what I am looking for so please contact me when you have a price in mind. 

Thanks

Andy

Andy, i will do as soon as i manage to get to a figure that looks reasonable [and that's not easy until i've heard a few more valuable people's opinion's], thanks for the interest.

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The metal bottom plate in the rear seems a bit broken and could it possibly have meral fatigue? I don't know if it receives some twisting or torsionary forces. Other than that it looks good to me too but you need an answer from a real SRB specialist.

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20 hours ago, MrDGH111 said:

Andy, i will do as soon as i manage to get to a figure that looks reasonable [and that's not easy until i've heard a few more valuable people's opinion's], thanks for the interest.

Thanks mate.  I've sent you a PM in relation to this and also to help solve your other issue. 

Andy

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On 13/02/2018 at 7:58 PM, Jakob TK said:

The metal bottom plate in the rear seems a bit broken and could it possibly have meral fatigue? I don't know if it receives some twisting or torsionary forces. Other than that it looks good to me too but you need an answer from a real SRB specialist.

Thought id already replied to this ? Any reason why it may not of got posted [or removed] ?

The metal plate on the bottom is showing some wear but it is just from general use and regular wear and tear from grounding/bottoming out, there is no structural weakening [that will cause any issues with performance or handling] & id imagine that every model like this would have similar wear [if its been used & not just on display ?]

Thanks for you interest & sorry but i'm a newbie [i guess you could call me a Re-Re Rc'r, lol] but im not sure what an SRB is ?

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2 hours ago, MrDGH111 said:

but im not sure what an SRB is ?

Special Racing Buggy - The name given to this type of chassis. Includes the Sand Scorcher, the Ford F150 Ranger XLT, the Rough Rider, and a modified version of it on the Super Champ.

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On 15/02/2018 at 4:24 PM, Fuijo said:

Special Racing Buggy - The name given to this type of chassis. Includes the Sand Scorcher, the Ford F150 Ranger XLT, the Rough Rider, and a modified version of it on the Super Champ.

Ok, thank you

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Hello again guys, thanks for all your help upto now, I decided to put the Sand Scorcher on eBay, if you know anybody who may be interested please let them have the item number 232668573837, thanks again.

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Hello again, the Sand Scorcher has now gone, hopefully to somebody who will have the time, experience and inspiration to rebuild it for their chosen purpose, fun times ahead for sure, thanks to everybody that helped me achieve my sale and at a fair price, it is very much appreciated.

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