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Kites! Kites! Kites! => Sport Kites => Topic started by: zippy8 on April 24, 2011, 02:52 PM



Title: Headscratcher
Post by: zippy8 on April 24, 2011, 02:52 PM
It looks an awful lot like there's going to be a Synchro sitting in my loft soon, alongside a rather nice Betancourt Warrior too.  ???

Both kites I would have thought at least straightforward to move along but it seems not. Any creative notions for how to dispense with them ? In all honesty the money side of it bothers me very little - my teeth are in good order, my bills paid and the socialist paradise of Finland provides all the health care I need - but I didn't want to undercut the market in any of my sales.

Suggestions ?

Mike.


Title: Re: Headscratcher
Post by: thief on April 24, 2011, 03:26 PM
run a raffle.....20$ a ticket to get to the sale price?


Title: Re: Headscratcher
Post by: Allen Carter on April 24, 2011, 04:03 PM
The green Warrior was too expensive. PBSKs are very hard to move these days.


Title: Re: Headscratcher
Post by: zippy8 on April 24, 2011, 04:26 PM
The green Warrior was too expensive. PBSKs are very hard to move these days.
Possibly. But I didn't even get a nibble, a trade suggestion, no enquiry whatsoever. And it's been on the block several times.

Mike.


Title: Re: Headscratcher
Post by: Lee S on April 24, 2011, 04:45 PM
Plus, the Warrior was really really green :o  I know for me, shipping was your biggest enemy, at least for us Yanks. Plus, I already got one of each..... :D


Title: Re: Headscratcher
Post by: chilese on April 24, 2011, 05:18 PM
Mike, I may be able to help with the Synchro after all.

Give me an email please.  :)


Title: Re: Headscratcher
Post by: Allen Carter on April 24, 2011, 07:23 PM
The green Warrior sat in the swap without a nibble before I traded it to you. Not saying it makes sense, it's a great kite. Probably the best all around kite Peter ever made.


Title: Re: Headscratcher
Post by: glider on April 25, 2011, 08:31 AM
It is amazing the number of great kites sitting on the swap.  Moonies, Mantis set,  Sea Devils, A*, etc. all for a couple hundred bucks.  A few years back, these would not have lasted long. 
No doubt PBSKs are gorgeous.  Seems to be a buyers market though.
Got video of the Warrior?  That might help.

Dave


Title: Re: Headscratcher
Post by: Ca Ike on April 25, 2011, 11:58 AM
Money is tight for a lot of people right now.  There are 2 main things that stop people from buying a lot this time of year.  The first one is Feb and march is when the bills from christmas buying show up and then you have the ever pain of taxes to deal with.  ON top of that daily necessities have gone up 10%+ in the last 2-3 months.  Budgets are taking hits from all directions so funds for the "wants" are taking longer to save up.


Title: Re: Headscratcher
Post by: Bob D on April 25, 2011, 12:50 PM
And then there's the price of gas. It really adds up when the best place to fly is 60 miles away. (I try not to think about it.It's worth the drive.)


Title: Re: Headscratcher
Post by: inewham on April 25, 2011, 01:40 PM
What does a Warrior fly like? I was guessing it would be somewhere around the Outer Space in terms of kite evolution? I was kind of tempted myself but thought it a little pricey for something 13 years old in developmental terms.

Yeah I know I'm being a philistine but times are hard   :'(


Title: Re: Headscratcher
Post by: Hadge on April 25, 2011, 03:32 PM
How generous are you feeling Mike?.....it might make a nice VF prize?


Title: Re: Headscratcher
Post by: zippy8 on April 28, 2011, 08:47 AM
Sold the Synchro. Thanks for the ideas though ;)

Mike.