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Simon B04/11/2009 17:47:31
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I'm looking to sell my Seagull Decathlon (the new one i bought), as i've pretty much decided i've moved on beyond it.  It's in good condition, has Hi-Tec HS55 servos, 350w BRC motor + 40A ESC.  How best to decide the price?  I've usually thrashed my planes until i bin them, so this is a first for me...

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Tim Mackey04/11/2009 17:57:32
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Well a picture or two always helps, and a guide as to what you might expect to get for it.
Realistically, I shouldnt expect to get the same as you paid for it - even though its new.
I also dont advise the phrase you used..so I removed it for you
Simon B04/11/2009 18:03:20
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I can't remember the offending phrase...
 
Well the plane cost me £60, the ESC and motor £40 and £35 on servos, so does about £70 sound ok?
Bruce Richards04/11/2009 18:07:42
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That's about the right ball park. Depending on condition £50-£70. Has it been flown?
Tim Mackey04/11/2009 18:09:40
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It wasnt an offending phrase Simon...but would not help you to achieve a fair price!
As Bruce says.... has it flown at all?
If so, then thats about right, if unflown, a tad higher I would say.
Simon B04/11/2009 18:14:05
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Flown once.  Has reinforced undercarriage, plus also an entire spare plane will be thrown in that can be salvaged for parts in the event of crashes (spare wing, tailplane etc), as i had one before.
Bruce Richards04/11/2009 18:22:15
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Simon, how were you planning to sell it? BMFA Classifieds, Ebay, table top sale ...... You could always try £85 or near offer.
Tim Mackey04/11/2009 18:36:20
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Why not the classifieds on the forum here
Sounds very fair to me...but do try to upload a picture or two
Simon B04/11/2009 18:42:18
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My thoughts were BMFA classifieds and here.  Ebay does my head in, so i want to avoid that route unless i really have to!

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