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Old 01-16-2004, 05:07 PM   #1
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Hello there ... I need your help

I have a buddy who handed over as part tradea Tamiya grasshopper/radio/charger... the grasshopper is a little beat up and dirty and the speed control is manual (servo driven) ... there is a RX in it but it needed a RX battery and drive battery ..... The TX is an old two stick JR radio and the battery tabs in the back have a couple that have broken off, so need either new tabs soldered on or springs or something ..... I put in tin foil just to see if it would work and the entire system works fine ... the buggy is a blast to drive and my son/daughter LOVE it .... The charger is very old and is timmer driven ... I cant see that being worth more than $10.00 or so right? Question I have is .... What is this worth? I dont want to rip my buddy off but I dont want to pay too much either...... I listed it on ebay a while back with a $100.00 USD reserve and the highest bid I got was $80.00 USD ... is that it?... is that fair? too much?

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Old 01-17-2004, 07:44 AM   #2
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The Tamiya Grasshopper (and later the Grashopper II) are entry level buggies with small 380 motors. They use solid rear axles and spring only suspension. They also made the Hornet that used the larger 540 motors but the basic buggy was the same. The mechanical speed control works fine and with a good 7.2v battery pack you could run this buggy for 20 minutes or so.

Based on your description, you should have sold it all for that US$80 bid and ran.
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I had one at one time i had put a 540 in it with a larger pinion gear and tires off of a Midnight Pumkin lots of fun with that little sucker. I sold it and the Pumkin and a Samari for 150 with two radios and spare parts for all 3 cars so yea you should have sold it and ran
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