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    going rate for 2nd hand?

    what do Clarks go for 2nd hand? Maybe nx-250?

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    Search the For Sale listings without restrictions on time

    As a sometime former teacher on data, I tell you there's no substitute for seeing the data with your own eyes, even if it is only on screen.

    And, there was a recent ebay sale of an NX-250 package that ended above $370 for hammock and rain-fly. It may have been noted in this forum.

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    I'm amazed at how much people will pay for used equipment, sometimes paying more than it would cost new from a reputable retailer with free shipping and a liberal return policy.

    I wonder if they don't know about google.

    My target price for used is equipment (both buying and selling) is 50% to 70% of what I'd have to pay to buy new. More than that and I'd rather have new. And what the seller paid is irrelevant to me. If I can buy something new for $400, the fact that seller paid $450 for it new isn't going to get me to pay the seller $390 for it used.

    The exception is something I want that is no longer made, then there is no retail new price to compare. What it cost 5 years ago is irrelevant.

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    Recently picked up one here from a forum member. I'll PM you the details.
    Happens my purchase price fell just within 'nogods' parameters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passinthru View Post
    Recently picked up one here from a forum member. I'll PM you the details.
    Happens my purchase price fell just within 'nogods' parameters.
    thanks for the info

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    2nd hand

    I agree that NORMALLY 2nd hand is heavily discounted, but here there are people being both sellers and buyes that are picking up hammocks / fly's etc for 90-100% of new cost
    I purchased a Clark Flex 180 here for $350.00 shipped and am very happy with it new price was $429 plus shipping of maybe $20.00 so close to $450.00 saved $100 clams???
    best of luck with your purchases!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nogods View Post
    I'm amazed at how much people will pay for used equipment, sometimes paying more than it would cost new from a reputable retailer with free shipping and a liberal return policy.

    I wonder if they don't know about google.

    My target price for used is equipment (both buying and selling) is 50% to 70% of what I'd have to pay to buy new. More than that and I'd rather have new. And what the seller paid is irrelevant to me. If I can buy something new for $400, the fact that seller paid $450 for it new isn't going to get me to pay the seller $390 for it used.

    The exception is something I want that is no longer made, then there is no retail new price to compare. What it cost 5 years ago is irrelevant.

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    Just a side issue I have about used sales.

    Why do many of you delete price after the sale?

    I feel it would be a good resource, to be able to look back at prior sales to get an idea of the market. It seems most treat it like a big secret.

    Just my 2 cents.
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    erase pricing??? WHY

    I do not know why and do agree with you ????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grinder View Post
    Just a side issue I have about used sales.

    Why do many of you delete price after the sale?

    I feel it would be a good resource, to be able to look back at prior sales to get an idea of the market. It seems most treat it like a big secret.

    Just my 2 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nogods View Post
    I'm amazed at how much people will pay for used equipment, sometimes paying more than it would cost new from a reputable retailer with free shipping and a liberal return policy.

    I wonder if they don't know about google.

    My target price for used is equipment (both buying and selling) is 50% to 70% of what I'd have to pay to buy new. More than that and I'd rather have new. And what the seller paid is irrelevant to me. If I can buy something new for $400, the fact that seller paid $450 for it new isn't going to get me to pay the seller $390 for it used.

    The exception is something I want that is no longer made, then there is no retail new price to compare. What it cost 5 years ago is irrelevant.
    that's how most big box stores make money or should I say used to make money. I have pm'ed several people to let them know that the item they are selling used is cheaper new.

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    this is why I posed the question. I was looking to see if used market fell off enough for me to look at buying from this forum or should I just figure the total cost.

    for me it depends on the item I am purchasing as to the price difference I would take new and used. It seams like everyone sells things that are " new ", "just took it out of the box", " used it once" and these claims may very well be true. The problem is that enough people lie so I hedge my bets. I now look on ebay and these forums for items I can get at reduced prices to try it out. If it is as needed then buy new. I shop rei garage sales often and do the same there.

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