book value of shells?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Open-water rowing : One Thread
We have been looking at used pairs, and see a wide range of asking prices. Does anyone know of a website that would give the book value of a rowing shell based on age, condition, and maker? thanks Deb
-- Deb Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 24, 2003
Interesting thought, but there is no such "Blue Book" type of site. Unlike cars, the value of a shell is highly dependent on the exact condition of the shell. While I can look at the mileage on a car and assess the wear and tear on the vehicle, there is no such equivalent for a rowing shell. A shell that was purchased and stored in a rack for 10 years is worth pretty much what was paid for it. A shell that was rowed 10 miles a day in a club program for a year is worth much less than what was paid for it.
-- Doug Kidder (email@example.com), October 24, 2003.
That makes sense Doug. Interesting that I have seen more than one add for a used shell, saying the asking price was a percentage under book value. Wonder where they came up with that....
-- Deb Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 25, 2003.