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Old 01-09-2014, 05:41 PM
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Okay so I have been recently selling my discs on here and viewing others sales. The question is what is the correct pricing for discs? For example, I see tons of "regular" discs being sold for anywhere from 10-15$ each yet I can buy a lot of these discs new for that price. Are they being priced that high because they are used and beat in correctly? Most of my discs I sell for $8 that are in 8/10 condition. Am I just selling my discs cheap? Or are others overcharging?
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:44 PM
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a disc is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it.

why would i buy a disc new from you for $20 when i can go to gggt and pick out the exact weight and color i want for $12?

the more beat it is, the less it should be worth. only exception is OOP. and OOP is just on a different/higher scale. such as mint is worth more, used is always less.
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:49 PM
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That's what I'm kind of saying. I see people selling a regular plastic driver, nothing special about it, for 10-12. But you can get it online for the same new. Is there something I'm missing?
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:52 PM
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When you go to an online shop, a new disc is typically in the 12-15 range, plus you have to pay for shipping. On here, you're usually getting a lightly used disc for 10-12, with shipping included.
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:57 PM
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That's what I'm kind of saying. I see people selling a regular plastic driver, nothing special about it, for 10-12. But you can get it online for the same new. Is there something I'm missing?
notice how those never sell, unless its pearly or has some cool streaks in it? some people will sell below retail and thats cuz there tourny winnings or whatnot and those sell. but if there at the same price or higher than retail they will most likely not sell. and i have gggt close to me in person so its really hard for me to buy, unless its a super good deal
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:00 PM
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For example: threevok buys a Star Gator from Disc Golf Center for $16.00. He throws it a few times and concludes that OS mids are pointless. He sells it in the marketplace for $11.00 and has to pay $2.75 in shipping; netting $8.25. This experience cost threevok $7.75. The buyer saves $5.00.
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:15 PM
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I have come to the conclusion that 90% of buyers on the facebook sites have no access to discs whatsoever in person, and on most of the online disc sites you don't get to pick exactly what you want. Say for example you want a board flat lime green Roc3 178, i can't think of a site where you can get that specific, but then along comes rodger rodgington on facebook selling one for $20, is it worth it to just pay the premium for the exact disc you want shipped?
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:19 PM
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What I can't figure out is why folks hesitate to buy 10/10 unthrown, pristine discs in the marketplace for less than retail. I usually price those a couple of dollars below store cost, and include the shipping, but folks don't buy. They can see the picture, the weight is scaled twice...

...then they come back and make lowball offers.

I know most decent amateur tournament players don't need to actually pay for extra plastic, so I try to be patient if I think I'm offering a good deal.
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:21 PM
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Threevok nailed. Sometimes I don't jive with a disc, or sometimes I buy multiples before deciding I like something better. Selling single discs is a pita. Usually I can sell a bunch at once, buyer gets awesome deal on near new plastic and I get cash to invest elsewhere.

Fwiw most of the disc I try to get more than $5-8 for don't sell...
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:22 PM
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^^^ The people who buy here in the marketplace and people on FB are two different breeds. The one's who buy here in the marketplace know about the online disc vendors, and they know how to get exactly what they want. The FB people seem really lost in the game of it all. I prefer selling/putting bids in that i think are reasonable there and buying / trading here.
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