Ward Areo value

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Ward Areo value

Post by Senior » Wed Sep 15, 2010 16:36

I got this Ward Areo gen & Prestolite VR with a project I bought.
It looks in real nice shape, can't guarrentee it works but I don't see why not. Prop has absolutely no nicks or wear. Very light surface rust on case...see pic
Like to get rid of it.
What's it's value on the market?

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originally N86275 now C-GQHP
46 Taylorcarft in rebuild

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Re: Ward Areo value

Post by joea » Wed Sep 15, 2010 21:20

Do you have the mount that goes with it?

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Re: Ward Areo value

Post by Carl Prather » Wed Sep 15, 2010 23:55

Senior,

My favorite way of valuing things for which I lack knowledge is by going through a range of values until the item's value seem too low and when the item's price seems too high then splitting the difference. I presume the generator is in working order and like Joe says, the value could be affected by whether there's an applicable mount, so here goes. It seems that $100 would a real good deal for a wind-driven generator and voltage regulator and $300 seems a bit stiff. A car generator will bring a $100 and a brand new Generator like the BAS is about $800 so I think a used one would go for half or a bit better but what you have is an older, maybe in some eyes a less desirable version of the BAS. (BTW that's not not my view, I like vintage but we Aeronca types are like that) So, I think it might sell between $175 to $225 dollars.

Having said all that mumble jumbo, putting a nice, well-presented listing in eBay will give you the true value of the generator. I would place a reserve on the item but start the generator at a very low number to initiate interest and see what happens. If you don't really want to keep the generator, don't set the reserve too high. In that case I say move the item, don't fall in love with it! But if you want it, then keep it!

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Re: Ward Areo value

Post by Senior » Thu Sep 16, 2010 08:26

joea wrote:Do you have the mount that goes with it?
I have this.

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Carl: I hate E-bay, I would rather some-one that could use it got a deal.
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Re: Ward Areo value

Post by Paul Agaliotis » Thu Sep 16, 2010 16:14

Senior,
I'll give you 100 bucks for it.
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