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  1. #1

    Default Question about selling

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    Hi all - haven't been here in a while!

    I am getting ready to move out of the country with my family and am going to sell all my aquarium stuff - tanks, stand, filter, all supplies (siphons, food, nets, buckets, etc.).

    Assuming I know how much I spent on everything, what is a reasonable amount to charge for things that are a little over 3 years old - the hood of my 46gal is broken - it's glass in the front, plastic in the back (holes cut to accommodate the filter) and the glass part is a bit cracked (I stepped on it accidentally about 2 yrs ago) & I keep it attached to the plastic part with tape to keep the top of the tank covered.

    Can I get away with charging half or is that not realistic?

    Thanks for any input.

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    Depends on where you live. In VA, people on craigslist usually sell their used stuff at a premium. The market sucks here for buyers. lol I imagine NJ is somewhat similar, given the outrageous costs of living (my parents still live there - I moved 10yrs ago, so the taxes, etc. are familiar to me).

    Where are you moving, anyway? We've missed you around here!
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    For a 46g with everything included I would start at $300 and see what sort of hits you get. Once you are settled in to your new home I hope you have time to stop in once in a while.
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    Years ago it used to be 50c a gallon... my the days have changed - for a 55gal glass only you are looking at 150 as fair value depending on the area... I would sell the whole 46gal tank with everyone for 350.

    Mommy1 ninja'd me!

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    Half the original price sounds about right. But sometimes hard to get even that. In my area you can sometimes pick up a 50g with stand, filter and hood for under $100. See how prices are in your area on craigslist, price it a bit high early on to see if it goes, then start lowering the price as your moving date gets closer. Realistically I think maybe around $150, maybe more if you have a good stand for it. Will be hard to get anything back from all the extras like nets, food, chemicals, siphons and stuff.

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    Thanks for the suggestion to check Craigslist - I did that and found many tanks in different areas (all over NJ & NY).

    It appears that with everything I'm including, I could do quite well considering I'm selling a whole set-up plus other stuff. Time to take pics this weekend and post! I was thinking I'd do it here first for anyone who might be interested.

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    I gotta add that seeing some people's set-ups made me squirm - one person has a tall, narrow tank (you know, a fancy shape) with a pleco in it and a bunch of cichlids - they've been together for 2 years and the poster says "They are large fish" - I thought poor fish : (

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