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Old 02-13-2019, 12:19 AM   #1
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What is a factory ascender chassis ready to roll worth? Has a blazer body with it that is cut up. Just needs a battery charger other than that it's all there

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Old 02-13-2019, 03:39 AM   #2
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Is it in new condition?

Here's a similar setup:

1/10 1986 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer Ascender 4WD Brushed Slider (From an RTR) - "Floor Model"
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Old 02-15-2019, 06:21 AM   #3
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It's used but not abused

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Old 02-15-2019, 08:55 AM   #4
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There is an ebay seller with chassis kits, all the parts to build, less wheels body and electrics - $200.

IMO they should be less than new if they are used. I mean, really, they're not new anymore, why should they be worth more than a new one? But a lot of guys think whatever parts they put on it are worth something - I don't think they are, but evidently some do. I guess it depends on what those parts, what they cost new, and whether you really want them or not. Perhaps fifty-cents on the dollar is appropriated, but some seem to be insulted if you're not willing to reimburse them for all their doodads.

A new RTR is about $280 (suburban) or $330 for a K10. Or the bind and drive Ford F100 at the same price as the 'burb. The latter has the all metal links and better tires, but most don't use plastic/glued stock wheels and tires anyway. Some prefer the new cross/fixed battery tray in the 'burb. Personally I would opt for the K10 or F100.

So after all that explanation I would offer a couple of hundred for a used rig if it was in good shape. Or get the kit and build it the way I want.

My two cents.
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Old 02-15-2019, 09:25 AM   #5
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Personally, when selling used items worth under $1,000 new, I typically price them at 30-50% of their new value. If I ask for more than that, it often takes a really long time to find a buyer IME.
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