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Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:26 pm

Is any one out there managing to sell their second hand kites... :roll:

I know it's the wrong time of year and approaching christmas, but the bottom has dropped out the second hand market. Quick trawl through ebay and forums shows £200 to £300 would get you a really decent kite.Any bright ideas for selling ? seeems new kites are too much and no market for second hand at the moment
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Sat Nov 28, 2015 8:08 am

If you have a specific kite ie wave/freeride kite go buy something different ie something with loads of hang time that way you have the best of both worlds.
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Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:20 am

you could be on a winner there... :lol:
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Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:27 pm

Yeah, 2nd hand market is pretty dead at the moment.

People only want to pay peanuts for them :(

Wrong time of the year, best in spring
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Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:00 pm

I've got a 9m RRD religion from 2013 I want to sell but I am reluctant to until spring as looks like 2015 kites are going for about what I'd like for it. May be best wait or not be in a panic to sell?

I not sure this it is helped by folks miss advertising kit as a year newer than the 'model' is then trying to push another extra year on the date by using a 2011/12. I appreciate some kit could have been purchased in say 2011 as there was not a new model in a given year but.......... I know almost everyone does it and its probably not malicious but its got to be bad for values? As a purchaser could think they were buying a 2012 kite which is actually 2010 verses an 'honest' advert for a 2012 kite which is actually 2012.

I also wonder if all the cheap old model but 'new' kit released on to market kills value; a lot like when RRD changed importer and suddenly the market was flooded with cheap 'new' RRD stuff - as it goes I got an old model 'new' 2013 quiver out of this so it made me happy on one hand but annoyed on the other trying to off load my 2011 vision kites which were suddenly worth naff all.
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Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:25 am

It's definitely not the best time of year to sell second hand kites but premium brands still hold their value well. I always register my kites on the North website which means I can show the buyer exactly when they were purchased so there is no ambiguity as to the age of the kites. My 2014 7,9,12 Vegas' (two with repairs) and bar went for £1150 and I had more than one person willing to buy at that price. Yes the kites are more expensive to buy but they are way easier to get rid of and the big companies are way less likely to affect the price of the second hand market by selling their gear at massive discounts (Flexifoil).
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Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:14 pm

Maybe , been trying to shift a mint condition North race board for six months not even a sniff of interest and thats for silly give away money :|
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Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:00 pm

Hi all

Maybe the motivation to change is not what it used to be. Is a 4 yr old kite really that much different to this years model. If it's still in good condition then why change, better to spend the cash on a beach in the sun?

I have also been looking for a new board - nobile or shinn but shops are still asking top dollar and starting prices on fleabay are not much lower.


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