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Second hand value kite brands

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Created by EugeneZA 4 months ago, 2 Mar 2018
EugeneZA
NSW, 70 posts
2 Mar 2018 7:36PM
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Out of interest what kind brands have the best/worst second hand value in your opinion?

Adam'KiteRepair
NSW, 291 posts
2 Mar 2018 8:00PM
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EugeneZA said..
Out of interest what kind brands have the best/worst second hand value in your opinion?


ill.give you fiddy for it

Adam'KiteRepair
NSW, 291 posts
2 Mar 2018 8:01PM
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we are talking about twin tips right

EugeneZA
NSW, 70 posts
3 Mar 2018 1:54PM
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Definitely kites.... It is different depended on servicing/access to the franchise owners. Cape town for example ...very high second hand value for cabrinha kite with Grant, cabrinha Africa importer,, doing a great job for the last 15 years in helping people out even when they did not buy from him for cabrinha.

What about ozone, north, core, Naish, etc in Australia?

Adam'KiteRepair
NSW, 291 posts
3 Mar 2018 5:21PM
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EugeneZA said..
Definitely kites.... It is different depended on servicing/access to the franchise owners. Cape town for example ...very high second hand value for cabrinha kite with Grant, cabrinha Africa importer,, doing a great job for the last 15 years in helping people out even when they did not buy from him for cabrinha.

What about ozone, north, core, Naish, etc in Australia?


Definetly comes down to your area bro. For instance, A liquid Force kite is pretty easy to sell in brisy area because they are popular there due to high sales but try and sell one in northern rivers, good luck to you. Just kinda goes with whats most popular.
also depend on models right,
Ozone reo will sell second hand very well but an ozone enduro not as much(yet) as its not as popular, though I expect this will change soon.

CJ2478
NSW, 263 posts
5 Mar 2018 7:32AM
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cab switchblade... if you buy second hand (maybe 2 years old), use for a year of two you can probably sell for almost what you brought it for provided you dont bang it up. very high turnover of this model in the buy and sell section.

bjw
NSW, 2535 posts
5 Mar 2018 12:05PM
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cab switchblade... if you buy second hand (maybe 2 years old), use for a year of two you can probably sell for almost what you brought it for provided you dont bang it up. very high turnover of this model in the buy and sell section.


As a buyer wouldnt you just buy a 2 year old Cab rather than a 4 year old Cab if they are the nearly the same price?

Or is this stat just more about the intelligence of the buyers?

CJ2478
NSW, 263 posts
5 Mar 2018 12:40PM
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CJ2478 said..
cab switchblade... if you buy second hand (maybe 2 years old), use for a year of two you can probably sell for almost what you brought it for provided you dont bang it up. very high turnover of this model in the buy and sell section.



As a buyer wouldnt you just buy a 2 year old Cab rather than a 4 year old Cab if they are the nearly the same price?

Or is this stat just more about the intelligence of the buyers?


From my personal experience, in the start of 2015 I bought a second hand 2013 that had a repair so talked the seller down to $800. Rode it for a year and decided that the 12m size didnt suit me and sold it to a dude for what I pad for it. It has alot to do with the intelligence of buyers and sellers but these kites are also in high demand second hand for learners etc

kitebored
NSW, 549 posts
23 Mar 2018 1:27PM
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Supply/demand - my thoughts are that is hasmoreto do with the timing of when you want to buy/sell.It's a relatively small market and effected by a few people selling the same brand and/or size at once, seasons etc.. the new 2019 gear will be out soon.

cauncy
WA, 6109 posts
23 Mar 2018 9:00PM
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Buy from townsville
they impulse buy up there
blow up on the beach and watch trees all day, a 2007 kite generally has had 2 hrs use, usually come with stains on canopy, not from water use

mowingthelawn
QLD, 287 posts
25 Mar 2018 12:25PM
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cauncy said..
Buy from townsville
they impulse buy up there
blow up on the beach and watch trees all day, a 2007 kite generally has had 2 hrs use, usually come with stains on canopy, not from water use


Youd actually like townsville cauncy. Lofty lives here so you wouldnt be the worst kiter on the beach.
The army guys here are nice blokes. They wont pick on you because of your little hands like back in the day

lucy5
QLD, 47 posts
25 Mar 2018 3:29PM
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cauncy said..
Buy from townsville
they impulse buy up there
blow up on the beach and watch trees all day, a 2007 kite generally has had 2 hrs use, usually come with stains on canopy, not from water use


Townsvilles pretty consistant wind compared to were i am not huge wind but can kite most days there

cauncy
WA, 6109 posts
25 Mar 2018 3:19PM
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lucy5 said..

cauncy said..
Buy from townsville
they impulse buy up there
blow up on the beach and watch trees all day, a 2007 kite generally has had 2 hrs use, usually come with stains on canopy, not from water use



Townsvilles pretty consistant wind compared to were i am not huge wind but can kite most days there


Time to wake up and have your cereal, you've been dreaming

cauncy
WA, 6109 posts
25 Mar 2018 3:23PM
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mowingthelawn said..


cauncy said..
Buy from townsville
they impulse buy up there
blow up on the beach and watch trees all day, a 2007 kite generally has had 2 hrs use, usually come with stains on canopy, not from water use




Youd actually like townsville cauncy. Lofty lives here so you wouldnt be the worst kiter on the beach.
The army guys here are nice blokes. They wont pick on you because of your little hands like back in the day



I've heard lofty has had to rescue your board on the odd occasion, actually got a couple of emails saying your a cock end with an ugly head to boot, you should give the army a try, the band or catering corps might let you in

mowingthelawn
QLD, 287 posts
25 Mar 2018 6:45PM
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Yeah he has had to rescue my board heaps of times. I ride a 138cm which ironically is the same height as you.
Nobody emails you telling you things though, dont try tell us you have friends.
Catering corps sounds interesting, is that where you 'served' ?
Or have you always been interested in doing what the bigger boys tell you to do?
Speaking of which, wheres my gluten free double soy organic free range latte honey?

LittleFella
WA, 130 posts
27 Mar 2018 7:45PM
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Why hasn't anyone said Buzz? Probably maybe definitely best kites with the best bar out right now. The lines have great resale value after your mrs castrates your for buying such an awesome kite from the ultimate pimp.

EugeneZA
NSW, 70 posts
5 Apr 2018 7:31PM
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Why hasn't anyone said Buzz? Probably maybe definitely best kites with the best bar out right now. The lines have great resale value after your mrs castrates your for buying such an awesome kite from the ultimate pimp.


Buzz not really a global brand like the others to compare. Lee doing a lot of work to promote but I guess it will take time. Same goes for eleveight or whatever the new best kites are called as they are newly launched in market V1.

Cabrinha, in my opinion, have best overall resale value in Australia and many other countries... ignoring regions ;-) I've struggled to sell my Core kites, been on Core for the last 7 years, even though they are in very good condition. My previous Cabrinha kites were pretty easy to sell at a good rate. Strangely my brother struggled to sell his Ozones in Perth (2 years old) but I think they also tend to have a great resale value in Oz.

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 632 posts
9 Apr 2018 2:14PM
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Lofty lives here so you wouldnt be the worst kiter on the beach.


Please teach me grass cutter.

Richoa
NSW, 376 posts
9 Apr 2018 2:54PM
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EugeneZA said..

LittleFella said..
Why hasn't anyone said Buzz? Probably maybe definitely best kites with the best bar out right now. The lines have great resale value after your mrs castrates your for buying such an awesome kite from the ultimate pimp.



my brother struggled to sell his Ozones in Perth (2 years old) but I think they also tend to have a great resale value in Oz.


Theres yr problem right there, great resale value, what is that. It only exists if someone wants to buy the kite.

bjw
NSW, 2535 posts
9 Apr 2018 3:25PM
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All kites have poor resale.

Unless you are the buyer.



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