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48 minutes ago, Morinstal said:

Cant find any in LHS unfortunately >.<

Ahhh, I meant online.  Jealous you even have LHS.  I don’t here stateside.

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5 hours ago, A-Baum said:

Ahhh, I meant online.  Jealous you even have LHS.  I don’t here stateside.

Umm well, most of em (the hobby shops specialized in RC) closed long time ago due to dwindling rc enthusiasm and niche market in general. The ones that still survives, either have a strong money/customer support or following the trends. 5 years ago its drift spec onroad cars, and then turning to drones, and right now is crawling/adventures kit time to shine XD. And mostly they sell chinese products coz its cheap and affordable.

Even the official tamiya distributor only bring a very small amount of RC rerelease kits here. Its a bummer. Dont ask about the spareparts availability, what we have here is 5-10 year ago stocks that dont sell LOL.

The thing about buying things (overseas) online is the shipping cost. Ive checked Fedex rate to US/UK, its ranged from $60 - 80 ++. and add tax to that,  u could almost buy another kit ........

Off topic, this is the latest video i could find about tamiya official distributor store here in Jakarta, if u want to know.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTASJX0UdC4&t=236s

 

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13 hours ago, Grastens said:

Where can I find this Vanquish?! I would have been way less excited for this re-release had I known - but then, perhaps it is because I have always had to contend with shipping to North America...

If you make a "Wanted" ad for a Vanquish on this website with a 400 GBP budget, you'll probably find some people willing to part with theirs <_<

The reason I very rarely buy re-release models is that with a little patience you can often find a good original one for less money. .

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1 hour ago, didcos said:

The reason I very rarely buy re-release models is that with a little patience you can often find a good original one for less money. .

Which is fine if you don't care about building it or running it. 

Most of the value in the Re Re is the build experience and the ability to re-live your youth by whizzing it around the road (and inevitably smashing it to bits). 

Proper vintage Vanquish will smash itself to bits just sitting on the shelf. 

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2 hours ago, didcos said:

If you make a "Wanted" ad for a Vanquish on this website with a 400 GBP budget, you'll probably find some people willing to part with theirs <_<

The reason I very rarely buy re-release models is that with a little patience you can often find a good original one for less money. .

I have just not personally found that to be the case, at least during this pandemic.  Ebay prices are crazy, especially on vintage chassis with a ton of missing/broken parts including body.  People are paying a premium for very little and if they restore it, half the parts are new/re-re parts and they likely spent more than the actual re-re.  I’m trying to dive into some restoration and the pricing is ridiculous.

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1 hour ago, Howards said:

Which is fine if you don't care about building it or running it. 

Most of the value in the Re Re is the build experience and the ability to re-live your youth by whizzing it around the road (and inevitably smashing it to bits). 

Proper vintage Vanquish will smash itself to bits just sitting on the shelf. 

Very true, that's why the re-release are interesting. That and getting the parts to restore the vintage ones.

11 minutes ago, A-Baum said:

I have just not personally found that to be the case, at least during this pandemic.  Ebay prices are crazy, especially on vintage chassis with a ton of missing/broken parts including body.  People are paying a premium for very little and if they restore it, half the parts are new/re-re parts and they likely spent more than the actual re-re.  I’m trying to dive into some restoration and the pricing is ridiculous.

You're right, now is not the best time to buy collectibles as everything seems to have gone up a bit. I also noticed some basket case cars selling for crazy prices. The situation will probably go back to normal, let's be patient. Although I try to be sensible, I also restored a few cars that  cost more than a full re-re model, but I enjoyed the fact of bringing something back to likf. Anyway, I still think 400GBP for a mint vintage Vanquish is doable, I'd have to think hard if I was offered that kind of many for mine ;)

 

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Yeah I know what you mean about pandemic pricing... A few months back a listing appeared on ebay for two Optima Mids + parts for a third, which turned out to be a TO instead.  Cars are all resto cases, not sure how 'correct' they are from the pics, a lot of parts, particularly the TO ones look to have been 'modded' back in the day.  1650 GBP originally though recently reduced to 1300...

I was reading an Optima Mid thread on Oople a while back where some guy was asking advice about buying an Optima Mid. The thread dated from around 2011 from memory.  General consensus amongst the 'experts' was that he'd have no problem finding an OK runner for between 40-80 GBP... How times change.

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Are you guys looking at current auctions or sold items on Ebay? I've been looking at RC10's for fun and people are asking $300 all the way up $1200, but in the sold listings most are going in the $150-200 range.

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2 hours ago, Biz73 said:

Are you guys looking at current auctions or sold items on Ebay? I've been looking at RC10's for fun and people are asking $300 all the way up $1200, but in the sold listings most are going in the $150-200 range.

That’s a good point.  There’s currently a vintage frog chassis minus electronics and body at a Buy it now price of $278.  Absolutely insane and it won’t sell. Similar rolling chassis have been going for $60-$80.  I don’t even know why someone would put that listing up. Could almost buy 3 re re frogs for that. 

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Worst I've seen in the last few months was a beat up madcap sell at auction for about 250€. Two guys stuck at home fighting to get a piece of junk to pass time... 

 

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