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leftover 06-25-2017 03:02 PM

Definition of Stupidity
Auction says it all
500 for a pershing kit?????

astronwolf 06-25-2017 06:34 PM

Originally Posted by leftover
Auction says it all
500 for a pershing kit?????

More like the definition of "I have more money to burn than any of you and this model will be part of my collection now."

ghrocketman 06-26-2017 01:00 PM

Ridiculous overvaluation of a kit that is not that rare.

"Fools and their money are soon parted..."

Jerry Irvine 06-26-2017 03:14 PM

So really you are all saying the seller rocks! Where's your Pershing for sale right this second?

astronwolf 06-27-2017 08:33 AM

What if someone who is very wealthy, like Jeff Bezos, collected model rocketry memorabilia? People like that don't think about value and cost the way most of us do. If it were me, I would probably hire a person to manage the acquisition of items for my collections - cars, firearms, fine art, model rockets, etc. What's $500 to a person like that if it meant that a pristine, NIB, piece was added to the collection?

hcmbanjo 06-27-2017 11:38 AM

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I've always like the Estes Pershing but would never pay a high auction price.
Congrats to the collector.
I figure I saved $450 dollars by buying the slightly shorter TLP version.


Shreadvector 06-27-2017 12:55 PM

Why buy a Pershing when you can buy a Sputnik?

ghrocketman 06-28-2017 12:42 PM

It was relisted due to non-payment and actually sold for just under $300, which is about DOUBLE the max that someone should pay for a kit that is NOT RARE.

$300 For a Rare, BOXED (NOT bagged), Enerjet Athena, Enerjet Aero Dart, or Enerjet Nike-Smoke makes sense due to the very low production numbers and years of catalog availability.
$300 for a mass-produced Pershing 1A Maxi Brute makes ZERO sense.

pterodactyl 06-28-2017 03:17 PM

These are some (old) historical prices from the "Seated Dimes" website:

$675 (2-08-12), $345 (9-30-12), $430 (10-15-12), $335 (11-16-12)

ghrocketman 06-30-2017 12:18 PM

Those may be actual prices from the "Seated Dimes" website, but it does NOT make them any less IDIOTIC.

ANYONE that pays those prices for a non-rare PILE OF CARDBOARD, WOOD, and PLASTIC is a MORON regardless of income level or net worth. END OF STORY. BONA-FIDE MORON.

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