Looking for such and such a car, how much is it worth? How much is it going to cost? What should i pay for it and where do i find such and such a car? So the idea of this episode is a very quick one of the tips and tricks that i do when i’m looking to find out how much i should pay for something, what its current value is. What’S the range that it’s selling, for what kind of condition should i expect for that money, and also where should you ask if you can’t, seem to find one for sale, so we’re going to hop over to the computer and then i’m going to go through? Looking up a pretty standard car, but just to give you the tips that i use so that you guys and girls can do exactly the same. So let’s head over to the computer i’m, going to search for the tami avanti as it’s a vintage buggy reasonably expensive, and sometimes they can be difficult to find and there’s different variations and different quality. So the first thing we do is look down the list to see what we actually have available. As you can see in the uk, it is slim pickings currently so we’re. Just looking and we’ve got some up for 600 650 there’s one here for 449 or best offer, which looks a bit more realistic. Now this is just the asking prices. This is not the price that people pay, click on the sold and then click on the highest price um packaging.
Now this is what they actually sold for so scroll down ones with the line through them mean that it was best offer. So these are what prices are actually being paid right now so scroll down until you find the cheapest one in the list. This is obviously going to be a bit of a ropey mess, but it gives us a baseline of what we’re looking for. So we have one here at 265, so we’re going to go and have a look at that to see what kind of condition also look at the date. The date needs to be relevant. There’S no point looking one that’s really really old, because markets change and so do prices. So let’s have a look so for 269 you get yeah a bit of a basket case now. This could be a perfect project for someone, but being that parts are expensive. You’Re gon na throw a lot of money bringing this back if you want a shelf queen. But obviously, if you want a runner, then obviously that’s different. So you might say that this is exactly what you’re. Looking for because you’re going to get a runner now, we’ve got one at 260 around the same sort of range, so let’s go check that out. Look at the quality now i’m, assuming you’re, looking for a pretty decent sort of shelf, queen kind of maybe light runner. As you can see here, you’ll be looking at new tyres. The wheels are wrong uh also, it looks like it needs a lot of work, so i would personally be looking to spend a little bit more than this.
So we’ve got a baseline of around 260 but that’s the real ropey end of the market, so let’s keep going and see if we can find things a bit better. Obviously the budget’s going to be a little higher now we’ve got a group here around the 330 340 price. So let’s have a look, so we scroll up there’s one for 375 best offer so someone actually paid 375 for that could have got it a little bit. Cheaper, maybe looks kind of so now that’s the kind of thing i would personally be looking for. Ja, Dette er 2011 versus a vintage one, but i’m, not that bothered so i’m happy with the quality it’s been driven. The tires are a little bit worn, but the actual car looks in reasonably good condition and it comes with a receiver and a charger, and some batteries as well has the correct motor in it. So it is a full bone. Roll roller, Uh, sorry it’s, a full blown runner so 375 gives us a bit of a yardstick and then there’s another one around there at 406 420. So you can see that the cluster is around the 350 Mark. So you can say: Okay, then that’s. The kind of money i’m looking to pay and then you’ve got the new inbox ones. Is that an option for you and we’re getting into the new inboxes from 4 45., so at 4 45? Is it worth going for a new inbox versus a built? One depends on your personal choice but we’re getting an idea that we’re looking around the 400 375 Til 420 is what you’re going to be paying currently but 445 and up is what’s going to get you a new inbox, En 445.
Ja, you might see one that’s that low but assume you know that you’re not going to get it for exactly that, but you may pay slightly more. Som du kan se, they go to 480, 485, 495.. So it’s up to you whether you would rather spend the extra and get a new box one depending on what you want to do with it yourself and your capabilities of. If you want a shelf queen and you’re, happy to paint it up and be immaculate that’s. What you’re after you may spend the extra and get a shelf queen so that’s the kind of way of finding out what the current price is. So when we go back to look at what’s on offer, we can see that quite a lot of things are well overpriced from what’s actually selling the only one that’s kind of in the ballpark is you’re. Looking at this avanti black now, this is a bit of a strange one, because it’s had a longer chassis from the vajra fitted to it. So someone’s been playing around with this a little bit. One thing that this advert definitely shows you. You need to read the description because you think it has a dynatech motor, but it doesn’t it just has a motor with a sticker on it. So obviously that would have a massive impact on the price. So if you just looked at the photos, you’d think this is a bargain it’s coming with a dynatech motor and you jumped on it, because that motor’s worth an additional 80 pound now sometimes you’ll find that there’s just not much on ebay.
So what you can do is go over and find the relevant facebook groups that actually talk about and have reasonable member numbers. Then what you can do, if they allow, is to actually put an advert in there saying you’re looking for something now, some things that you need to add in this advert don’t just put looking for an eventy put a bit more information, put, f.eks., the country You’Re in will you pay with paypal what’s your budget put as much in as you can and be as specific as possible. Jeg er. Looking for a 2011 evante, i live in the uk such and such also. You probably want to source a picture, because a lot of people will actually gravitate to see a picture than just a load of text also put in a reasonable budget. You know you now know what they’re selling for, in the condition that you’re looking for so don’t waste everybody’s time by saying um, i want to spend 150 pounds there’s nothing wrong with actually stating what your budget is also, if there’s any variation in what you’re. Looking for so, if you’d be happy to take and they’re saying, if anti black instead of a standard advanti, you can state that in the advert also make it easy for people to be able to get hold of you. You can say please message me on facebook or here’s. My email address also don’t just post. It once go to a few different forums.
Også, there is some dedicated tamiya buy and sell groups. Try those as well post into those also one other thing you can do is look to see if this car is going to be coming out again. So here we are on model sport, and one thing i use motorsport for is: it gives you a stock due date of when it’s expected in and the current price, and you can also put down the deposit on this. So if it is being released again, maybe it’s better to just wait and go for it as it’s been released versus trying to hunt it down depending on your budget and what kind of price they are selling for on the likes of ebay versus actually from the Online stores, so there you go, i hope you enjoyed that and found that useful. Do you have any tips comment below? Let us know what they are. Også, one thing to keep in mind is mint condition to one person is not necessarily exactly the same as the other it’s very subjective. So if someone says i have a mint condition or i have a slightly used now, that may be very different between what you’re. Looking for and what they’re selling so always ask for lots of pictures, because the end of the day you’re buying it and then, if you get it and the condition is not exactly what you think then obviously you’ve paid more so that quality has a massive impact.
On price, so it can seem like a bit of a bargain or you’ve got yourself about the right price. Once you get it, you realize you’d overpaid for the condition, so lots and lots of photographs. Personligt, i bought a complete wreck falcon that looked fine in a few nice shots, but the detail and all the cracks and things like that. Så, if you’re looking to spend good money on a vintage, buggy there’s nothing wrong with asking for detailed shots of the car. Close up shots before you pull the trigger and spend your money. Otherwise you could end up like i did with a total basket case falcon thanks. So much please like and subscribe and don’t forget to hit that bell notification as it will.