Buying New or New Built
There are many people who buy r/c cars and look forward to building them and hopping them up. Others seem to be more interested in buying something already hopped up and preferably already built.
I bought a Tamiya TT-01R for some reason or another, built it, then came to the realization that I really did not need it. It was a kit I bought from Tower Hobbies for $139.99 plus shipping. I listed the car on ebay with nothing else added to the kit; it was brand new, built and never run. I sold it for over $200!!! This was not a special kit, a fast kit, or a rare kit but it sold for almost $100 more just by building it.
My question is that is this simply an abberation or is this the way the market on ebay tends to work? Has anyone else noticed this?