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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. kdvanb's Avatar
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    What are my XL-5 esc's worth?

    I have two xl5 esc's
    Both are waterproof with LVD

    1st one-this is 1.5 years old


    2nd- only ran a battery through it
    Testing out my grave digger

    Can I get around 80$ combined?
    50$ for new
    30$ for older one?
    Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL

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    $50 sounds too high. I just sold a used one for $25 shipped.
    The new one would probably be around $35. $25 for the used one.
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    I usually look at take off prices of new parts on eBay to get an idea.
    I bought myself an XL-5 a few weeks ago for my bandit and it was $40 shipped for a brand new take off.
    ERBE, ERBE, Summit, Slash 4X4, Bandit,

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. kdvanb's Avatar
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    So the new one for 40
    Old for 30
    Is that more reasonable

    There 85$ new
    Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL

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    Ive purchased 3 or 4 of these for between $25 and $35 shipped to me in canada. Some guys try to get like $50 or $60 for them on ebay and my guess is they never sell. You need to look around for what else you can get for similar money. You can buy an HPI branded Castle SV3 for $50 on ebay. Why would anyone pay the same for a brushed only ESC?

    IMO, a new XL5 with LVD is worth $35 - $40 shipped... a used one is anywhere from $25 - $35 depending on condition and current demand. If its dirty, damaged, has the mount tabs cut off or the connector missing, its worth $25 shipped.

    $85 "new" is the list price. No on in their right mind would pay even half that. A complete XL5 bandit costs less than $200 shipped after discounts. Theres no way the ESC is nearly half of its value. On the other hand, what does a VXL system list for, nearly $200? Maybe more? No one ever pays list.
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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. kdvanb's Avatar
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    Okay
    My used one is probably worth 30-35 then
    Thank pave
    Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL

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