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Old Nov 23, 2010, 07:43 AM
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Is a Robbe ASW 17 Royal 4 meter a fair deal at $125?

I found one on consignment at my local hobby shop.
The kit looks old... but the box still looks like it is in pretty good shape.
What do you guys think?
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Old Nov 23, 2010, 07:53 AM
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Old Nov 23, 2010, 08:47 AM
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I thought so as well... so yesterday, that is what I offered.

There was no asking price available at the time.
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Old Nov 23, 2010, 04:25 PM
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Fair deal you ask?

There's one for sale for $300 and I thought that was a reasonable price but your offer price is unreasonable for the seller but very good for you if you can buy it at that price. This kit has a Plura (plastic) fuselage not fiberglass but the Plura stuff is quite serviceable and looks good. Hope you score.
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Old Nov 24, 2010, 12:10 AM
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So I get to the hobby shop this afternoon with money in hand.

I talk to the owners wife, and ask what the asking price was, since I wanted to make sure the store got its fair share of commission.....I didn't want their percentage of the sale to be diminished in case I low balled the offer.

She didn't know.
She called the employee who helped me yesterday, and still didn't know....

I gave her the $125, and then I tried to hand her another $10 for the hobby shop just in case.
She refused, and asked me if I wanted to offer $100 instead, as she was sure the seller (after talking to the employee), would have taken a much lower offer.

I said OK, and she handed me back $25.
So in the end, I paid $100 dollars, and left with a rather large box.
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