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Offline Firebat

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Got the Falcon, but did I get ripped off?
« on: April 4, 2005, 10:33 AM »
The other day I bought a vintage Falcon. It looks pretty good. No stickers, a little yellowing. I paid $50 for it. Is that fair?

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Re: Got the Falcon, but did I get ripped off?
« Reply #1 on: April 5, 2005, 01:52 PM »
I'd love to tell you, but I honestly don't know as I don't follow vehicle pricing at all.  If it's complete with all the internal and external parts it should be pretty decently priced, I'd guess.
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Re: Got the Falcon, but did I get ripped off?
« Reply #2 on: April 6, 2005, 09:33 AM »
Yes, like Brent mentioned, having all the internal and external parts makes a difference. The training ball is the part that is most lost and can be very pricey to obtain. Looking the the completed auctions, a Falcon complete can fetch up to $80.00 loose so without the training ball and arm looks like to be around the $30.00 to $45.00 range.

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Re: Got the Falcon, but did I get ripped off?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2006, 03:41 AM »
Dale- what if I HAVE the training ball and everything else, stickers are on, and paid less than 3$ for it? Is that a good deal? Did I mention it does NOT have the training ball's arm? Are the parts ever sold like that..like, lets say I need the training ball armature..how much? :-\

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Re: Got the Falcon, but did I get ripped off?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2006, 03:19 PM »
$3?  Clearly you were ripped off.  You shouldn't have paid more than $2.  :P

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Re: Got the Falcon, but did I get ripped off?
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2006, 03:55 PM »
The Falcon ball & arm is fairly lost do to it's size, original replacements can be found but they are mostly sold together around the $12. - $22. range on the bay. As a guess for the arm by it's self, you would be looking around $15. but I think you would be better off getting the whole set togther as the arm rarely comes up alone.  :-\

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Re: Got the Falcon, but did I get ripped off?
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2006, 04:37 PM »
thanks, Dale. How do I search for that? Type in Mill. falcon parts?

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Re: Got the Falcon, but did I get ripped off?
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2006, 04:43 PM »
Type in Falcon ball arm, that would narrow it down.

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Re: Got the Falcon, but did I get ripped off?
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2006, 04:13 PM »
Although I don't collect vintage that often, I like to check it out from time to time to see what's going on.

One trend that I always see is that patience pays off.  Just keep looking and you'll find the parts you need eventually.

And $3 for a nearly complete falcon is way too much!   :P
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