pricing for selling used kites

pricing for selling used kites

Post by kiter » Wed, 12 Jan 2000 04:00:00


What sort of pricing should be used for selling your kites?

Can you sell a 1hr flown kite for nearly the buying price or is there an
expected discount that you should ask, like it should be at the most 60% of
the original price?

thanks in advance

 
 
 

pricing for selling used kites

Post by US » Wed, 12 Jan 2000 04:00:00

IMHO if you bought a kite and only flew it for 1hr and now want to sell it,
then either you crashed it or it's a very poor kite. Also maybe it had a
problem from factory and you do not know how to correct it. I guess also you
might be wanting to try all the kites you can. All said and done I feel a
used kite should be 1/2 of new. If the kite is a poor one, then you know
that because you flew it, I do not know it yet, so we each pay 1/2 and both
lose.
If your selling because you crashed it, then I should not pay for more than
1/2 as that usually lets me fix it.
I always wonder why a person has a used kite priced near new prices when you
do not have a stores overhead and when I buy a used one I hurt the store
because they need the sales to stay in business.
So if I'm going to pay within 10-20% of new I'll buy at the store so they
are still in business the next time I need something and can not wait for
mailorder.
Just my opinions.


Quote:
> What sort of pricing should be used for selling your kites?

> Can you sell a 1hr flown kite for nearly the buying price or is there an
> expected discount that you should ask, like it should be at the most 60%
of
> the original price?

> thanks in advance


 
 
 

pricing for selling used kites

Post by Matthijs Sieger » Wed, 12 Jan 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> What sort of pricing should be used for selling your kites?

> Can you sell a 1hr flown kite for nearly the buying price or is there an
> expected discount that you should ask, like it should be at the most 60%
of
> the original price?

> thanks in advance

Used kite have to be cheaper than a new one. Why would you buy a used one if
it is nearly the same price of a new one.
I think it must be at least 10% cheaper as the new one, but it's to the
reseller to set the price. There aren't any rules for pricing used kites.

Matthijs

 
 
 

pricing for selling used kites

Post by kiter » Wed, 12 Jan 2000 04:00:00

Who said anything about selling crashed broken kites?
Why would anyone expect to sell a damaged kite for the price
of one nearly new. Twuh!

SUppose you bought a kite (like a Prism Illusion) and hated it
because it's not your style. Face it.... if you don't like a kite it
doesn't mean it's a poor kite... as you know, all kite flyers have
different styles and all kites have different flight characteristics,
that's the reason why not everyone is using the same kite in
competition. Someone who may love to fly Prism kites may
not like to fly HQ, or Benson kites.


Quote:
> IMHO if you bought a kite and only flew it for 1hr and now want to sell
it,
> then either you crashed it or it's a very poor kite. Also maybe it had a
> problem from factory and you do not know how to correct it. I guess also
you
> might be wanting to try all the kites you can. All said and done I feel a
> used kite should be 1/2 of new. If the kite is a poor one, then you know
> that because you flew it, I do not know it yet, so we each pay 1/2 and
both
> lose.
> If your selling because you crashed it, then I should not pay for more
than
> 1/2 as that usually lets me fix it.
> I always wonder why a person has a used kite priced near new prices when
you
> do not have a stores overhead and when I buy a used one I hurt the store
> because they need the sales to stay in business.
> So if I'm going to pay within 10-20% of new I'll buy at the store so they
> are still in business the next time I need something and can not wait for
> mailorder.
> Just my opinions.



> > What sort of pricing should be used for selling your kites?

> > Can you sell a 1hr flown kite for nearly the buying price or is there an
> > expected discount that you should ask, like it should be at the most 60%
> of
> > the original price?

> > thanks in advance

 
 
 

pricing for selling used kites

Post by Stanley Swanso » Wed, 12 Jan 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
> I always wonder why a person has a used kite priced near new prices when
you
> do not have a stores overhead and when I buy a used one I hurt the store
> because they need the sales to stay in business.
> So if I'm going to pay within 10-20% of new I'll buy at the store so they
> are still in business the next time I need something and can not wait for
> mailorder.
> Just my opinions.

Another point to consider when purchasing used kites is that you won't
usually acquire the "warranty" which was sold with it.  When a kite retailer
sells the product, they also sell you SERVICE.  the sale does not end at the
door.  That's why the store can't sell you the kite for wholesale prices if
they want to stay in business for any length of time (many former kite
retailers  have tried).  You pay for the store to have the kite in stock, to
have replacement spars  in stock, to have the line you need, the ability to
do minor repairs, and sometimes to exchange a kite that's "not your style"
for one that is.  Most of the above comes not from the manufacturer, who
provides service and support to the retailer (his customer), but from the
retailer, who is on the front line.

This is not to say that you shouldn't but used kites, but you need to
remember what you aren't getting as well as what you are getting.

Stan Swanson, Condor Kite Co.

 
 
 

pricing for selling used kites

Post by Steve Star » Wed, 12 Jan 2000 04:00:00

Hi,
I have sold a few used kites on the web and at kite club meetings, also
swapped and bought used as well.
When I started flying kites I read catalogues and magazines and bought a lot
of kites. Some suited my style of flying, others did not. That's not to say
they are bad kites, it's just I prefer some kites to others, these others
don't get flown so much and some not at all.
    Over the years I have bought some kites that I will never fly, these are
not "bad" or "crashed" kites, with experience I don't crash that often
anyway (only when learning new tricks) and then they are not head on,
ploughing the field affairs.
 I take care of my kites and most are in as new condition, as I think most
flyers do from reading the references for deals done on KiteLife.
I price my kites at what I think is a fair price for the kite, based on
condition/age/price of new one, also if you are willing to accept the best
offer, then you and the buyer can fix the price between you. Sometimes you
buy a kite and a year or two later the prices have dropped on that model (it
happened to me, I bought a Rev !.5 for $200 a while back and then they
introduced a cheaper version). This affects resale price as you cannot
expect someone to pay for a used kite what they can get a new one for. Also
end of season sale prices can affect your selling price (thanks for the info
Dan).
You place your add, ask your price, if it gets snapped up straight away then
you know you priced it fairly, (or maybe too cheap) if it does not sell then
maybe the price is too high, you can always drop the price. Ask yourself,
how much would you pay for that kite.
Steve
Quote:

>What sort of pricing should be used for selling your kites?

>Can you sell a 1hr flown kite for nearly the buying price or is there an
>expected discount that you should ask, like it should be at the most 60% of
>the original price?

>thanks in advance

 
 
 

pricing for selling used kites

Post by US » Wed, 12 Jan 2000 04:00:00

Just a little clarification on my earlier post.
If someone has a used kite for sale and they want me to believe they have
only flown it for 1 hour, then I will believe there is something very wrong
with the kite.
Like the used car salesmen favorite "It was only driven to church on
Sundays" Yeah right.
You can not tell if a kite is your style in 1 hour.
Granted you may not like a kite but not in 1 hour.
If you can dislike it in 1 hour you should of saved your money because you
preknew you would not like it.
Tell me you flew it a couple of different times for an hour or so each and I
will believe you. Do not insult me thinking I'm that dumb.
 
 
 

pricing for selling used kites

Post by Steve Star » Wed, 12 Jan 2000 04:00:00

Hi Us,
I do not wish to insult you, but yes I can decide in an hour if I like a
kite or not, if you do not want to believe me when I say my kites have been
flown for one hour that is up to you but it's the truth, hey if you want to
miss out on a kite that is as new that's up to you but please do not infer
that everyone who says one hour is a liar.
We are not car dealers we are kite flyers and most of us are a hard working
honest bunch, believe what you want it's your loss,
Steve
Quote:

>Just a little clarification on my earlier post.
>If someone has a used kite for sale and they want me to believe they have
>only flown it for 1 hour, then I will believe there is something very wrong
>with the kite.
>Like the used car salesmen favorite "It was only driven to church on
>Sundays" Yeah right.
>You can not tell if a kite is your style in 1 hour.
>Granted you may not like a kite but not in 1 hour.
>If you can dislike it in 1 hour you should of saved your money because you
>preknew you would not like it.
>Tell me you flew it a couple of different times for an hour or so each and
I
>will believe you. Do not insult me thinking I'm that dumb.

 
 
 

pricing for selling used kites

Post by Bill Roger » Thu, 13 Jan 2000 04:00:00

I have sold a number of kites and typically sell them for around 50% of retail.
I would not buy a used kite even if it is "like new" for anything close to
retail. 1st off it will probably not be the color I want and I can typically
get the color I want at 20% off retail, or better. Personally if I am going to
buy a used kite it has to be a good deal, so when I sell one I price it that
way too.

Just the way I do it. And if anybody is looking for a purple/black excellent
condition Voodoo, email me. For a good price too :)

See ya,
Bill

Quote:

> What sort of pricing should be used for selling your kites?

> Can you sell a 1hr flown kite for nearly the buying price or is there an
> expected discount that you should ask, like it should be at the most 60% of
> the original price?

> thanks in advance

 
 
 

pricing for selling used kites

Post by Rncemb » Sat, 15 Jan 2000 04:00:00

The rules are simple the seller asks for what he wants ,the buyers states what
he will pay. When those amounts differ changes are made or transactions are
made with different people or not at all. No one has a obligation to buy or
sell at a set price.I have sold kites as nearly new purchased at AKA auction or
others ,kites I never flew but the price was right and the cause good .So what
are they worth? rob
if it doesn't blow,it sucks;fly kites     rob cembalest