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Old Dec 21, 2012, 11:36 AM
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They should call this Dumas boat Dollar Chaser!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dumas-Scale-...item53f1f4810d

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Old Dec 21, 2012, 11:54 AM
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Maybe their is surcharge for the dirt
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 12:18 PM
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Like this one, they wanted $3,300.00

Auction timed out, ZERO bids, wonder why ..
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 02:20 PM
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Maybe I should start saving copies of these high priced auctions so I can convince my wife how much more valuable that new kit will be when built!

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Old Dec 21, 2012, 02:51 PM
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Thats Devious ..

There may be a job for you in government ~

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Old Dec 21, 2012, 03:05 PM
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Like this one, they wanted $3,300.00

Auction timed out, ZERO bids, wonder why ..

Tim, I can't judge that model from the one pic, but you (and the rest of us) should stop under-valuing the work of craftsmen.

Many will say that a $200 kit, built, should not be worth more than $300... and maybe less!
Sure, a few hundred hours of labor by a hack may have little (or negative) value... but a well-constructed model should lead to the builder being rewarded with more than 50 cents on his hour.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 04:22 PM
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Maybe your right Pat, but I think it comes down to what folks are willing to pay for that hard work ...

I think somebody here said "its only worth what someone will pay for it "...
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 04:30 PM
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Its Back "NICE" $1900.

Lots of pictures

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1953-63-modi...21034410064%26
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 05:21 PM
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Sorry ,if you want all the money at least kleen it up
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 09:54 PM
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A rare kit ?

This must have been a rare kit !

"VINTAGE STEINGRAEBER PHOENIX TUG BOAT WOOD SHIP MODEL - UNBUILT IN THE BOX"
Item condition:
Used
Ended:
Dec 21, 201218:45:01 PST
Winning bid:
$281.99
[ 21 bids ]

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-STEI.../221167544507?


"THIS IS A GREAT WASHINGTON DC AREA ESTATE OFFERING FOR A MODEL SHIP COLLECTION OR BUILDER. IT'S A VINTAGE STEINGRAEBER (GERMANY) PHOENIX TUG BOAT WOOD SHIP MODEL. IT'S UNBUILT IN THE ORIGINAL BOX W/ INTRUCTIONS, DETAIL PARTS, BRASS SMOKE STACK, ETC... THE KIT HAS NOT BEEN GLUED OR BUILT. YOU ARE SEEING THIS MODEL FRESH OFF OF A SHELF IN AN OLD MODEL BUILDING HOBBY ROOM WHERE IT WAS STORED FOR YEARS.""
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 08:50 AM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/sterling-mod...item4abff52dd5 200.00 on a buy it now
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 09:21 AM
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This must have been a rare kit ! "
Not really Tim, a couple of guys in our club built that kit in the late 1970's, and there were a bunch of them available in the hobby shops at that time, for about $55.00---.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 09:51 AM
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Crowley Invader Tug Boat Model Kit

Dont often see one of these on ebay ..

Crowley Invader Tug Boat Model Kit

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Crowley-Inva.../230903742151?

Item condition:
New
Time left:
9h 29m 54s (Dec 30, 201216:14:35 PST)
Current bid:
US $601.00
[ 13 bids ]


"The Models semi-kit includes a 1-piece fiberglass hull with bulwarks and caprail molded on, fiberglass superstructure, plywood deck, smokestack with plenum and pilothouse, polymer pilothouse visor, as well as a cast polymer fitting set which includes rudders and more. Also comes with plans. And 2 BRAND NEW PITTMAN MOTORS".

These kits are 500 dollars new. Letting it go for a steal.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 11:06 AM
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Dont often see one of these on ebay ..

Crowley Invader Tug Boat Model Kit
Razor Blades by now, likely
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 11:15 AM
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Like this one, they wanted $3,300.00

Auction timed out, ZERO bids, wonder why ..
A twin-screw boat built with a single prop---? Not so accurate, and thus not worth the asking price---.
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