Which brands are an easy 2nd hand sale?

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RichTW
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Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:18 pm

After looking at some recent kite sales it got me thinking about which brands are easy to sell 2nd hand and if it would influence anyones decision to buy a brand in the first place? Personally I flew Wainman kites for a number of years but every time it came to move them on for a new quiver it was virtually impossible to get rid of them, likewise my Naish Helix's were a nightmare to move on too.

I have seen some very interesting things recently with relatively new kites just not selling.... is it the market or are some brands just much harder to sell on 2nd hand?
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rakeem15
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Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:29 pm

Purely an opinion but I'd say North, Slingshot, Airush (and probably Best and Ozone) all appear to sell well second-hand.
Too Much Wind
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Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:57 pm

Flysurfers are easy to sell. Still get good money after 4 seasons.

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Dragnfly
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Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:16 pm

I'm with rakeem.


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eazyrider
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Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:08 pm

Liquidforce also seem to go well, my girlfriend posted an ad for her 2012 9m envy on one of the Facebook kite pages and within 10 mins it had sold for 350 kite only...
jonny raincloud
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Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:31 pm

Flexifoil Hadlows are impossible to sell,
even my 1 year old ID kites wont even sell for less than people pay for older kites of other brands

North slingshot and LF seem good from what I've seen
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fatfish98
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Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:05 pm

Slingshot and North without a doubt!
fdvj
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Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:25 pm

Beginner/ all-round kites sell well advanced kites are a nightmare. People pay good money for used RPMs ( god knows why as they are the worst kites for becoming fragile) anything that the local school teaches on will make good money, e.g. Envys, Kahoonas, Rallys, etc as noobs will want them.
I personally have given up selling as once a kite becomes below £200 you might as well fly it into the ground then by new.
On the other hand if you wanted a 2014 freestyle kite there some ridiculous bargains available.
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Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:47 pm

jonny raincloud wrote:Flexifoil Hadlows are impossible to sell,
even my 1 year old ID kites wont even sell for less than people pay for older kites of other brands

North slingshot and LF seem good from what I've seen
Shame your not selling a 6m, as I'd have it off your hands!
BillyGoat
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Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:37 pm

Best is Flysurfer, they seem to hold their value very well.

decent sellers - Slingshot, North, Best, Ozone, Airush etc

medium/hard to sell - RRD & Cabrinha

Worst to sell second hand IMO is Flexifoil, strange because back in the day they commanded the best prices. Flexifoil had a big and loyal following in the UK and then lost ground to the others.
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Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:36 pm

The most popular seem seem to shift real quick so you could get a bargin but bear in mind that the price won't be great as there are plenty to be had. Airush, North, slingshot liquid force all seem to be popular.
BrightonSurf
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Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:26 pm

I would agree with the general consensus. Top of my list are Slingshot and North. Bottom of the well known brands might be flexifoil, partly because people just assume they can buy them half price if they wait for another online deal to happen :-)
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Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:01 am

fdvj wrote:I personally have given up selling as once a kite becomes below £200 you might as well fly it into the ground then by new.
On the other hand if you wanted a 2014 freestyle kite there some ridiculous bargains available.
Agree with that. If looked after they will last quite some time. I had an old Ozone sport that last 3years. The fabric was like tissue paper in the end. Ended up stripping it for spares.
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Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:13 pm

Anything but c kites sells it seems. Which is a shame as modern c shapes are just great to fly. I'm sticking with the Razors for the majority of next years quiver, despite the difficulty in selling on.
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Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:38 am

fdvj wrote:I personally have given up selling as once a kite becomes below £200 you might as well fly it into the ground then by new.
Considering I've been broken most of the past 18 months and haven't got out much, think that's what I'll probably do. The only things I'm considering are my super and not so super-windy options. Currently have an old 15m Atom which I'd like to change this year, and I'm still on the look out of a good 6m!
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