MIP 4WD kit Sells for $979 !!!

General discussion, builds/restorations, etc...

Moderators: scr8p, klavy69

mark
Approved Member
Posts: 61
Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:53 am
Location: Willow Grove, NB, Canada

MIP 4WD kit Sells for $979 !!!

Post by mark »

WOW!

A little much for me :D


Image

tizeye
Approved Member
Posts: 1004
Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:00 am
Location: Otago New Zealand
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: MIP 4WD kit Sells for $979 !!!

Post by tizeye »

Bormac is a member on here...he's done very well on his MIP 4WD kits..he must of had the inside word on a re-release... 8)

mark
Approved Member
Posts: 61
Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:53 am
Location: Willow Grove, NB, Canada

Re: MIP 4WD kit Sells for $979 !!!

Post by mark »

Cool, didn't know he was a member, I'd say he did really well on that sale!

User avatar
Bormac
Approved Member
Posts: 3112
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:52 pm
Location: CENTRAL COAST, NSW AUSTRALIA
Has thanked: 21 times
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: MIP 4WD kit Sells for $979 !!!

Post by Bormac »

Yeah this was a few months ago now. I knew it was being re-released so I prefered to part with it and buy the re-release kit.
Some of the money went in to buying a very nice TRX-1 though :mrgreen:
-Jason.

Still known as- bormac

My collection-http://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom.asp?id=10980

mark
Approved Member
Posts: 61
Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:53 am
Location: Willow Grove, NB, Canada

Re: MIP 4WD kit Sells for $979 !!!

Post by mark »

Did you buy that kit new back in 1992? How much did these kits sell for back when they were still in production?

User avatar
Bormac
Approved Member
Posts: 3112
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:52 pm
Location: CENTRAL COAST, NSW AUSTRALIA
Has thanked: 21 times
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: MIP 4WD kit Sells for $979 !!!

Post by Bormac »

It was kind of a long story. I heard a mamber of my club had one of these and wanted a few bucks for it. I told a mate, he ended up buying it but felt bad so sold it back to me. I had planned on building it along with my worlds car but when i heard MIP were rereleasing this kit I figured I'd let the die hard collectors have it.

I started the auction at just $1. It was the interested parties that decided the outcome in the end. It cost me far less than what I sold it for though :wink: ....but thats how it goes sometimes. Swings and round-abouts. :mrgreen:
-Jason.

Still known as- bormac

My collection-http://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom.asp?id=10980

User avatar
civilguy
Approved Member
Posts: 1399
Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:43 am
Location: Arizona
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 7 times

Re: MIP 4WD kit Sells for $979 !!!

Post by civilguy »

I raced in the 80s and the first generation kits for the RC10 cost right in the neighborhood of the RC10 kit itself!! Given what a NIB gold pan will fetch, I was not surprised at the price that MIP kit drew. :wink:
The preceding contained opinions, beliefs and thoughts that all may not agree with. No offense was intended at any point. Carry on.
Jeff

User avatar
shodog
Approved Member
Posts: 3817
Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:09 pm
Location: Washington
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 85 times

Re: MIP 4WD kit Sells for $979 !!!

Post by shodog »

I have a NIB sp2 kit and when you add up all the prices on the bags it comes out around $370 in 80's dollars.

treehugger
Approved Member
Posts: 1304
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:10 am
Location: seattle washington

Re: MIP 4WD kit Sells for $979 !!!

Post by treehugger »

i saw a MIP on a car on ebay for 1400 so i guess everyones offloading there kits cos if there is a re re the value will drop :cry:

badhoopty
Approved Member
Posts: 3718
Joined: Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:12 pm
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: MIP 4WD kit Sells for $979 !!!

Post by badhoopty »

treehugger wrote:i saw a MIP on a car on ebay for 1400 so i guess everyones offloading there kits cos if there is a re re the value will drop :cry:
if you are unloading anything because the cost is going to drop due to a re-re, you are not in this hobby for the right reasons.

thats just my opinion...

User avatar
lexus-5
Approved Member
Posts: 300
Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:47 pm
Location: Fort Worth (Cowtown)Texas
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 11 times

Re: MIP 4WD kit Sells for $979 !!!

Post by lexus-5 »

badhoopty wrote:
treehugger wrote:i saw a MIP on a car on ebay for 1400 so i guess everyones offloading there kits cos if there is a re re the value will drop :cry:
if you are unloading anything because the cost is going to drop due to a re-re, you are not in this hobby for the right reasons.

thats just my opinion...
So shall I put this one on Ebay ????? :| NOT
The car is a mint CE that has never seen daylight. I used an older rear bulkhead
and shock tower for the belt modification and kept the mint parts to put with the car
at some point. I think if the re-release does happen the value of the original kits will remain
stable because after all do we know for a fact that there will be a re-re? and if so an original is always best.
Attachments
P1010001.JPG
Is it time for Ebay?
P1010001.JPG (39.88 KiB) Viewed 1795 times
Is it time for Ebay?
Is it time for Ebay?
P1010001.JPG (39.88 KiB) Viewed 1795 times
Remember it's either a runner or a shelfer. Everything else is just parts.

Check out my Gallery for more Collection Pictures http://www.rc10talk.com/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=20697

User avatar
shodog
Approved Member
Posts: 3817
Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:09 pm
Location: Washington
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 85 times

Re: MIP 4WD kit Sells for $979 !!!

Post by shodog »

unless the re-re kit is just like the original then it's not going to have too much effect on the originals. I suspect it won't and there will be a limited market for it.

User avatar
vintage racer
Approved Member
Posts: 390
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:50 pm
Location: NSW Australia
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: MIP 4WD kit Sells for $979 !!!

Post by vintage racer »

If you have an SP2 kit value wont be a problem as I dont think it will ever be re released,just the Legends by the looks of things.

treehugger
Approved Member
Posts: 1304
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:10 am
Location: seattle washington

Re: MIP 4WD kit Sells for $979 !!!

Post by treehugger »

i hope that its the same but different :lol: the same so i can say i have one but maybe a different colour to keep the originals value i see how the tamiya re res are bringing the pruice of some of there models down.

CNA75
Approved Member
Posts: 567
Joined: Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:20 pm
Location: UK

Re: MIP 4WD kit Sells for $979 !!!

Post by CNA75 »

I don't think the re-re's will bring the price of the originals down too much. To the hardened collectors (who are the ones who part with the serious cash for these things anyway), there is nothing that will replace the original. And, to a large extent I agree that there's nothing like having the original.....although not, however, at USD1400 or thereabouts....

  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post
  • RC10 MIP 4wd kit
    by clodsrule » » in RC10 Buggy Forum
    9 Replies
    1561 Views
    Last post by clodsrule
  • MIP 4WD kit rareity
    by shodog » » in RC10 Buggy Forum
    35 Replies
    5089 Views
    Last post by AscotConversion
  • can you build a psuedo MIP 4wd buggy kit using stock parts?
    by jwscab » » in RC10 Buggy Forum
    2 Replies
    390 Views
    Last post by jwscab
  • "Just Released MIP 4 x 400 4WD Kit" REvitalizing a long term WIP
    by toybaron » » in Tamiya Forum
    3 Replies
    279 Views
    Last post by toybaron
  • MIP 4WD ID help
    by vintage racer » » in RC10 Buggy Forum
    5 Replies
    814 Views
    Last post by Mad Racer
  • Did any of you nab this MIP 4wd?
    by GoMachV » » in Off-Topic / Chit-Chat
    3 Replies
    748 Views
    Last post by GoMachV
  • MIP 4wd-10 possible reissue
    by Patriiick » » in RC10 Buggy Forum
    30 Replies
    3654 Views
    Last post by jwscab
  • MIP 4wd Project Done
    by a01butal » » in RC10 Buggy Forum
    71 Replies
    12713 Views
    Last post by Lavigna

Return to “RC10 Buggy Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No User AvatarCommonCrawl [Bot] and 1 guest