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Old 07-07-2013, 12:39 PM   #11
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Have to generally agree with you, Brent. Ceteribus peribus (buyer beware) -- the old "if it looks like a duck.... " line of reasoning.

Start off using new if at possible. I had to start with a used airplane but I'd done preliminary work on identifying who was selling what and who was trustworthy.

It's when you get all "hot and horn*" and have to buy now or are getting pressure to buy now, then it's time to back off an take your hard-earned money elsewhere.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:26 PM   #12
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I am not a prolific buyer of used equipment but over the years I have bought a number of items both from modellers on these forums, mostly engines and electronic gear I am happy to say I have never been disappointed in my purchases and luckily never have been ripped off by unscrupulous sellers. I do check the dealer ratings of the people I buy from and am very careful if the seller has few ratings. The only time I did have to issue a negative report was with he purchase of some batteries on e-bay which were totally useless. Have not bought any used planes (prohibitive shipping) and am not into helis so I cannot comment there.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:23 PM   #13
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This is the Extra BBBair is talking about. He just came for a visit to the Island on Saturday and I got some video.

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Old 07-08-2013, 11:29 AM   #14
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Hey Guys;

I know that there is a lot of resentment out there sometimes, we have all had a poor deal at some point in out lives.

In this instance, I DO NOT BELIEVE that the fellow that sold me this plane thought that he had done anything wrong. I think that he just took on a project that was too big for his skill set and I have been discovering his mistakes as I continue to fly the plane.

It does go back to the entire idea of Why we offer low prices to people for second hand planes…
-We just do not KNOW if the plane was built properly.

-We do no KNOW if the plane was abused.

So; I’m taking a chance and here is how much I’m willing to gamble.

As to the people that knowing go out to sell you their garbage – they are lower than low and they should be ashamed of themselves. IMHO
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