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Kiwi 727 Model For Sale Or Trade  
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5824 times:

I have 1 KIWI International (now defunct EWR based airline) 1:200 scale 727-200 new and in-the-box for sale or trade.
Asking price is USD $50, or equivalent in trade for any of the following:

Dragon Wings
Gemini Jets
Ticket jackets
Timetables
Keychains
Stationery (pens, pencils, paperweights, etc)

Must be US airlines only.

I do NOT want:
Safety cards
Magazines
Barf bags

List or e-mail me your offerings. If you want to buy the model outright, I prefer to do it through PayPal, so that there is an electronic record of transaction. This is so you and me can have peace of mind.
Of course I will also accept a money order, cash, or personal check.


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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5750 times:

Just an FYI:

Here is the model in question:




User currently offlineBA747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5746 times:

You want $50 USD for a 1/200 snap fit model?
Hmmmmm



Dan Valentine - Bad Ass MOFO Photographer
User currently offlineAviatsiya From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5745 times:

Matt,

This same model is available for sale from ModelAir in Australia for AU$49.95 (1 AU$ = 0.52 US$).

http://www.modelair.com.au/planes/b727_200kiwi.htm

Looking at your photo, it seems you have taken it direct from that site.

Even with their postage, I am sure that they would not charge more than US$25.00. If they do, get in touch with me, and I can order it and mail it to you at cost.

Try flogging it on Ebay...someone may be willing to pay such an outrageous price for a model which is still freely available from a commercial source at a much lower price

http://www.modelair.com.au


User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5746 times:

Go ahead and see if you can find one of those in the US for less than $50.

Better yet, tell me if you can even FIND one at all here in the States. If you can, you ain't gonna pay no $19.95 for it. And if you can, tell me where because I'll snap up every last one of them.

This is a solid resin model, and it's a few years old and pretty damn hard to come by-at least here in the US. From what I'm told, it was limited to 2500 pieces (just like Gemini Jets) and when I went to the "hub" of airline models here in the US (http://www.airplaneshop.com in New Jersey), and THEY didn't even have it, I feel I can command that kind of price if someone wants one of those models.

Supply and demand my friend. If nobody buys it this time around, I'll wait 6 months, list it again, only for $60 or $75.
Sooner or later, someone WILL pay for it.



User currently offlineBa747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5738 times:

Typical money, money, money, money! Gimie, Gimie, Gimie! LOL!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


Dan Valentine - Bad Ass MOFO Photographer
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5741 times:

Hey Scotty:

I certainly don't disagree with what you said (and yes that is where I got the picture), but even with the lower AU$ against the USD$, and with shipping, the price differential is not all that great when you factor in that you'll have to wait for 2 weeks to get it, and go through the hassle of dealing with international currency and such. What happens if the item gets lost or damaged? Is there an "800" number to call? How would you resolve any issue that comes up? Many people (at least that I know) generally don't like to buy things direct from overseas. Although your offer is appreciated, what kind of security are you willing to provide? I am choosing to go through PayPal to give a prospective buyer a little peace of mind, that way there is a record of the transaction. If some cash was sent through the mail, and got "lost", you're out of luck. This way, there will be no way in hell I'll ever see a "where is my model" nastygram post written about me (ahem). At least I'm offering some kind of service. Can you or Modelair match that?

Why go through that hassle and wait for 2 weeks, when if you are living in the US, you can get it in 2 DAYS if I ship it Priority Mail via the USPS?

I realize that the asking price is a bit high, and quite frankly, I don't expect any takers. But I figured I have nothing to lose and everything to gain. At least I'll try and put some Capitalism skills to work. I may not be competitive in price, but I feel I'll make up for it in speed, convenience, security, and the fact that I am right here in the same country.


User currently offlineOz777 From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 521 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5724 times:

Dear Matt D

Yes Modelair still has the Kiwi B727 available. I saw some in Miami and LAX just last week. - for US$30!!!!

And BTW, I know that Modelair has a secure web site (same as Paypal) and offers a free replacement programme any where in the world. Even broken stands.

The models are NOT resin, but solid plastic, finished the same way as PacMin models. The higher price is because the models are very accurate and are limited normally to 500 pieces, not 2500.

Try and convince the Airplane shop to stock them.

Oz777


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