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Where do I begin??? Have 100+ Vintage Truck kits to sell.

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Where do I begin??? Have 100+ Vintage Truck kits to sell.
Posted by RatherBeRiding on Sunday, December 1, 2019 11:27 AM

Brand new member on the forum. My wife and I have been asked to help my father-in-law liquidate his collection. Is Ebay the best option? We would greatly appreciate any direction or advise from the experts on this forum. Might consider selling in lots if there is anybody interested and would like to make a fair offer. 

Apprecite and and all help,

Bob S

RatherBeRiding

 

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Monday, December 2, 2019 9:53 AM

Hi Bob,

 

 

Thanks for joining the Scale Auto forum. I do want to let you know that we don't allow advertising or sales on the forum. But feel free to ask for advice concerning the kits that you have. Our members are some of the most knowedgable modelers there are and can help you get the answers you're looking for.

Thanks!

Tim Kidwell
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Posted by RatherBeRiding on Monday, December 2, 2019 11:50 AM

Thank oyu for the Add Tim. Thank you too for letting me kow that advertising and selling via the site is not permitted. That is very good to know and we will be sure to use the site solely for learning and sharing our experiences.

 

Thank you,

Bob S

RatherBeRiding

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Posted by gecko on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 4:26 PM
Hi Bob, I too, have about 40 vintage kits to sell. I am utilizing eBay as there is a very large community of modelers who buy and sell on there. So far, I have posted 10 of them and 7 have sold! Good luck!

Does anyone know if any of the major modelling co's. have picked up licensing to produce models based on the vehicles in Mad Max: Fury Road? They ROCK! Bow

If not...I guess I'll have to tear apart my parts boxes and some of my older kits...Sigh

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Posted by gecko on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 4:28 PM

I wish!

I would also love to see some die cast versions!

Let us know what you come up with, in your builds.

Does anyone know if any of the major modelling co's. have picked up licensing to produce models based on the vehicles in Mad Max: Fury Road? They ROCK! Bow

If not...I guess I'll have to tear apart my parts boxes and some of my older kits...Sigh

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Posted by Kadin T. on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:30 AM

If the AMT Diamond Reo, Kenwoth Aerodyne, or Mack R-model are still around, id consider buying one with one of the Fruehauf tankers, or maybe the log trailer in the last photo. I can give you $15 for the Mack, but it'll have to be cash. I don't do electronic banks. I'll need an address, but i've been looking for something like that for a while. I live at 1518 Willow ST, Caldwell, ID.  

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Posted by mikemodeler on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 8:42 PM

There are several options for you and your family to consider, depends on how much time you want to spend on sellling these kits.

1. List them on eBay. Worldwide audience and probably largest exposure to buyers. There are costs associated with selling on eBay as well as the time spent listing, tracking and finalizing the sales and then there is the cost of shipping along with the time involved packing and going to the post office.

2. Find a local show/swap meet and get a table and set them out with pricing on the boxes. Smaller version of eBay but without the shipping. Expect some haggling on the prices but good way to sell them off. Not likely to sell all of them at once but then again, you never know!

3. Find a company that buys model kit collections and see what they would offer. Many times it's a fraction of what you could get from selling on eBay but if the money is right and they take the whole deal, then you are rid of them in one transaction.

The first thing I would do is to inventory each one so you have an idea of what you have. From there you can start doing some research as to what they may be worth and formulating your plan from there. The big rigs appeal to a different group than maybe the pickips so having a list will help you cater to different buyers. You might also consider "package" deals where you group several like kits together and offer them up as such.

From the looks of your pictures, you have some very desirable kits along with some that have been recently released and common, so expect mixed results on your efforts.

If you get them inventoried and into a spreadsheet, it will make it easier to share that information with a potential buyer(s).

Good luck

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Posted by Led1 on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 10:05 PM

Hey,

Try rocketfin.com they have links to buyers.

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Posted by RatherBeRiding on Saturday, December 28, 2019 6:50 PM

Finally had a free day to start cataloging the collection. My daughter and I spent the entire day with numbered Post-It notes, a camera and a computer to record the titles and photograph the first 100 models. 

Following is the list we have compiled so far. The collection is heavily weighted toward large trucks, trailers and tanker models. But, there is also a good number of classic automotive type models. While photographing, we had a chance to open many of the boxes and most kits appear to be complete, but also found that a numberof the kits seemed to be only partial kits (suspect my father-in-law would borrow parts from some of the kits for some of his cusom builds). There are probably 30-40 which are still factory sealed, obviously we left those seals and photographed only the outer box.  Below is a list of the first 100. Would welcome any input regarding desireability of any of these. 

 

1. AMT AUTOCAR A64B Tractor + 110 AMT AUTOCAR A64B TRACTOR #T526 (PARTIAL) – SELL AS PAIR
2. HINO PROFIS Hi Roof Dump Truck, 3800
3 AND 104 – BOTH ARE AMT INTERNATIONAL TRANSTAR 4300 EAGLE, BOTH ARE PARTIAL KITS.
4. AMT KENWORTH AERODYNE C.O.E, 5028
5. AMT TANDEM VANS, Two 27-foot Exterior Post Trailers, T521 PARTIAL KIT
6. AMT TANDEM VANS, Two 27-foot Exterior Post Trailers, T5216 PARTIAL KIT
7. AMT WHITE FREIGHTLINER Dual Drive Truck Tractor, 620 PARTIAL KIT
8. AMT/ERTL U.S. MSIL FORD C-900 Truck & Trailer, 31819 PARTIAL KIT
9. ERTL INTERNATIONAL TRANSTAR II EAGLE, Blueprint Replica Model Kit, 6183 PARTIAL KIT
10. AMT KENWORTH K-123 Cabover, T520 PARTIAL KIT
11. AMT/ERTL MACK R685ST, 38100 PARTIAL KIT
12. MPC CONNOISSEUR CLASSICS 1927 Lincoln Roadster, 1-3103
13. JAPANESE ANCIENT CARRIAGE "UMEBACHI" Gosho-Guruma
14. JO-HAN Gold Cup Series 1931 CADILLAC V-16
15. AMT Peterbilt 359 California Hauler, T501
16. AMT/ERTL MACK R Model, 6129
17. ITALERI FREIGHTLINER FLC, 3859
18. ITALERI U.S. POWER TRUCK, 798
19. AMT DIAMOND REO Tractor, T537
20. REVELL MARMON CONVENTIONAL, 7457
21. IMAI Trailer Truck Special MACK SUPER LINER
22. AMT/ERTL 1950 CHEVROLET 3100 Pickup, 6437
23. REVELL/MONOGRAM '37 FORD PICKUP, 85-7627
24. TESTORS Big Rigs TANKER TRAILER, 703
25. AMT/ERTL 1970 DODGE SUPER BEE, 6117
26. IMC BIG RIG TANKER-TRAILER, 703-300
27. JO-HAN CADILLAC V-16, 431
28. ERTL Blueprint Replica INTERNATIONAL PAYSTAR MIXER, 8027
29. REVELL KENWORTH HEAY HAULER, 7458
30. BIG RIGS Tanker/Trailer, 703
31. AMT KENWORTH/CHALLENGE Transit Mixer
32. REVELL CAR TRANSPORTER, 07540
33. AURORA Double Deuce '22 FORD T STOCK STREET ROD (2 Models)
34. AMT MACK CRUISE-LINER, T536
35. REVELL Authentic Kit CHEVROLET 2-TON TRUCK
36. LIMITED EDITION EASTWOOD AUTOMOBILIA 1955 Diamond-T Tow Truck
37. AMT/ERTL 1960 CHEVY CUSTOM FLEETSIDE, 6310
38. UPC B. ROADSTER, 4124-150
39. JOAL Die Cast METAL COMPACT CATERPPILLAR
40. IMC DODGE L-700 Tilt Club, 118
41. AMT FORD STAKE C-600 Tilt Cab, 650 PARTIAL KIT
42. AMT FORD STAKE C-600 Tilt Cab, 650
43. ITALERI AMERICAN 48FT REEFER TRAILER
44. REVELL PETERBILT WRECKER, 7541
45. LIMITED EDITION Eastwood Automobilia 1952 GMC BOTTLER TRUCK
46. UPC BENTLEY, 4125-150
47. REVELL Authentic Kit U.S. ARMY M-35 MILITARY TRUCK
48. AMT/ERTL Hot Trucks 1978 Dodge Expres Truck
49. AMT/ERTL Plymouth 'Cuda, 6785
50. AMT/ERTL 1955 CHEVROLET CAMEO PICKUP, 6053
51. MONOGRAM '71 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE, 2213
52. SANKYO Alfa Romeo 1931 Gran Sport, #C8-2-600
53. AOSHIMA HINO HH Tractor, #007730
54. ERTL Bluprint Replica Great Dane 40FT. Dry Goods Trailer, #8032-7841 (factory sealed)
55. ERTL Bluprint Replica Great Dane 40FT. Dry Goods Trailer, #8032-7841
56. AOSHIMA Super Dolphin Profia TERAVIE, HINO Profia Teravie FW High Wing, #004500
57. REVELL Heavy Gravel Trailer, #7519
58. REVELL Beall Tank Trailer, #07554
59. REVELL Heavy Tank Trailer, #7520
60. JO-HAN 1963 Customizing Car Kit Convertible, #363:149
61. AMT/ERTL 1955 Chevy Stepside Street Machine, #6004
62. PROMOTIONAL MODELS Die-Cast Showgard Mounts
63. AHL Die-Cast Royal Oak Truck
64. AHL Die-Cast Mayflower Transit CO. Truck
65. AHL Die-Cast Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea CO. Truck
66. REVELL Kenworth Dumper & Tandem Trailer, #07556
67. AMT Kenworth Conventional Alaskan Hauler, #T511
68. REVELL Kenworth w900 Historic Series, #85-1507
69. MONOGRAM Classic Packard Speedster Phaeton, #2300
70. MONOGRAM Classic Packard Boattail Speedster, #2301
71. AMT Budweiser Fruehauf 40' Semi, Factory Sealed, #t552
72. ERTL Blueprint Replica Great Dane 40Ft. Reefer Trailer, #8033-7841
73. ERTL Blueprint Replica Great Dane 40 Ft. Dry Goods Trailer, # 8032-7841
74. AMT/ERTL Lowboy Trailer, #6683
75. ENTEX 1937 Packard Coupe Roadster, #8499
76. ENTEX 1937 12 Cylinder Packard Formal Sedan
77. AMT White Western Star, #t541
78. BERKSHIRE VALLEY Detail Parts 32 Ft Round Nose Dual Axle Flat Bed Trailer, #272
79. MONOGRAM Classic Packard Boattail Speedster, #2301
80. MONOGRAM Classic Duesenberg SJ Roadster, #2302
81. AMT Mayflower Moving Van, #T514
82. AMT Fruehauf Flatbed Trailer, #617
83. AMT Fruehauf Flatbed Trailer Remorque (incomplete), #6608 PARTIAL KIT
84.AMT GMC Astro 95 Truck Tractor, #T510
85. ITALERI Classic Truck General Motors-OPEL Blitz, #773
86. ENTEX 1933 Duesenberg Boattail SJ The Weymann Speedster
87. AOSHIMA Kodaira SP Dump Trailer
88. ENTEX 1933 Cadillac V-16 Town Car
89. MITSUWA MODEL Mitsubishi Fuso KFV 214 JR Car Transporter
90. AMT Lowboy Drop Deck Lowbed Trailer, #t508 PARTIAL KIT
91. AMT/ERTL Lowboy Trailer #6683
92. AMT Reefer Fruehauf 40 Ft. Refrigerator Van, #t507 PARTIAL KIT
93. HAWK San Francisco Cable Car, #517-100
94. AMT/ERTL Fruehauf Tanker Trailer, #31552 PARTIAL KIT
95. AMT/ERTL Fruehauf Texaco Tanker Trailer, #30063 PARTIAL KIT
96. AMT Roadrunner Logging Trailer With structural beam option, #t528
97. AMT Fruehauf Semi-trailer Union and Gulf Options, #t531 PARTIAL KIT SELL WITH #98
98. AMT Fruehauf Semi-trailer Union and Gulf Options, #t531 PARTIAL KIT SELL WITH #97
99. AMT Fruehauf Plated Tanker Semi trailer, #t512 PARTIALLY ASSEMBLED AND MSSING PIECES
100. *****SCALE MODEL POCHER KIT***** largest, most detailed kit available: Rolls Royce Cabriolet Phantom II
101 , 102 and 103 are all AMT FRUEHAUF TANKER SEMI-TRAILER T531 – ALL PARTIAL (?) KITS. SELL ALL 3 AS ONE LOT.
105. AMT MACK CRUISE-LINER # T536 – PARTIAL KIT
106. KENWORTH CONVENTIONAL W-925 # T519 – PARTIAL KIT
107 ERTL MACK DM 600 TRUCK MODEL #8022-PARTIAL KIT
108.AMT ERTL COCAL-COLA FORD LOUISVILLE DELIVERY TRUCK PARTIAL KIT
109 AMT AUTOCAR DUMP TRUCK ERTL STOCK #6671 AMT STOCK # 8403 PARTIAL KIT
111 AMT GMC ASTRO #T510 PARTIAL KIT
112 AMT WHITE WESTERN STAR #T546 PARTIAL KIT
113 AMT ERTL MACK R MODEL #6129 AND 114 ERTL MACK R MODEL- SELL AS PAIR
115 ILLINI REPLICA CONVERSIONS - CUSTOM 3-D MODEL OF 1955 PETERBILT BUBBLE NOSE COE DAY CAB
116 HERB DEEK MODELS-HIGHWAY CLASSICS--STREAMLINE TANKER BODY 1/32 SCALE DESIGNED TO FIT HIGHWAY CLASSIC 1 1941 WHITE WA122 KIT
117 SPAULDING TRADING AND SHIPPING STS MODEL TRUCKS RESIN CAST REO V63 CONVERSION KIT, 1/25 SCALE
118 SPAULDING TRADING AND SHIPPING STS CUSTOM TRUCK PARTS MISC, INCLUDING WHEELS
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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, December 29, 2019 8:50 PM

Bob, perhaps you didn't notice, but Tim Kidwell, the Editor has said that there is no selling on the forum.  Listing the kits you want to sell is saying, "I'm selling these."  No selling!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1968 Dodge Charger R/T; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

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Posted by Timothy Clendenning on Sunday, December 29, 2019 9:23 PM

I am very interested in model #44 on your list. The peterbuilt wrecker # 7541. Can you contact me via Facebook. Tim Clendenning

if not can you text me at (587) 785-5828 

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Posted by RatherBeRiding on Monday, December 30, 2019 4:09 PM

My apologies, I understand and intend to honor the no selling policy on this site. My post was intended to be more informational and was hoping it might spark some conversation about the collection in general, or specific pieces. I will not make these available for purchase through this site. I have a lot to learn about this collection and the hobby in general and will continue to read here to learn... and contibute when and if I can.

Thank you,

Bob

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Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 4:46 PM

Lighten up people. He simply asked how desirable any of them are. I don't see where he posted prices or made any deals.

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 8:09 AM

I am just reminding him that there is no selling on the forum.  To me, posting pictures or listing what he has constitutes that he wants to sell them on the forum.  There are other ways of determining the value of kits through several online sources like ebay or Worthpoint.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1968 Dodge Charger R/T; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Classic Plastic Model Club

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