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C kites not selling...

Postby kiterfighter » Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:15 am

Have been unable to unload my C kites. Have Bows totally killed the market? Anyone else having similar problems? I use Ikitesurf.

Or just bad time of year to try to sell kites in general?

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Postby tautologies » Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:26 am

...same here...though it seems like there are some guys who wantso buy them...and ship them with snowmobiles to Nigeria. :-)

..but then again, I am having problems unloading my waroo too.....

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Postby CharlestonKiter » Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:04 am

Well, first off it is getting towards the end of the warm season in a lot of places, not as many people buying new equipment. However I managed to unload all 3 of my C's on ebay about a month ago for what i considered a decent price, just started them out really low, but they got bid up.

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Postby tautologies » Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:05 am

CharlestonKiter wrote:Well, first off it is getting towards the end of the warm season in a lot of places, not as many people buying new equipment. However I managed to unload all 3 of my C's on ebay about a month ago for what i considered a decent price, just started them out really low, but they got bid up.
Nice, sounds pretty good. Do you have a lot of positive feedback as a seller or are you just starting out. Could you give us newbie ebay sellers some god tips?

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Postby Nayone » Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:24 am

I sell a lot of C kites on ebay & yes bow have turned the market upside down. People were waiting to see for a while with 2nd gen too and now I think things will settle down.. great time if you want 2nd hand kit tho!!

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Postby ryansurf1 » Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:00 pm

The market never lies....

The true value of anything is what somebody is willing to pay....I would guess you are asking more for your C's then anybody is willing to pay...lower the price and it will sell, but Bows are the flavor of the day...

Tautologies...you are asking to much also. You can by a new Waroo at a discount from a shop for the same price.

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Postby Eduardo » Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:12 pm

I just sold some '05 C's for about $200 each. I tried higher but no go.

You can now get a new 06 C that originally went for $1200 for $600. If a dealer still has a new 05 C it's probably $400. So you're going down from there. A lot of people have much higher and unrealistic expectations: the wrong thinking is, I paid $1200, used it 20 times, so now it's worth $800...

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Postby Nayone » Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:44 pm

ryansurf1 wrote:The market never lies....

The true value of anything is what somebody is willing to pay....I would guess you are asking more for your C's then anybody is willing to pay...lower the price and it will sell, but Bows are the flavor of the day...

Tautologies...you are asking to much also. You can by a new Waroo at a discount from a shop for the same price.
u guess wrong.. ebay with the opening bid of £1, still lead to the same results

customers were spooked with what is developing & what it to settle before deciding, therefore giving a distorted result. People heard about a new amazing 5th line & won't look at 4 line kites, 2nd hand market drops with the help of some major brands clearing stock lines
Same with Bow's this year & will be hybrids next year

So answer is sell the latest fad & buy second hand or last years is the way to go

Bought myself a new slingshot misfit for £194.. I don't care what brand u ride its the same all over

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Postby Sea&Sun » Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:50 pm

I see some of the prices on ebay and think about buying one myself. There so cheap its unreal. If you like c kites its a buyers market for sure.

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Postby PAFF » Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:03 pm

I Just sold 4, and got a great price....

And bougt 4 new 2007 C kites...


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