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Doc1969 07-19-2010 05:47 PM

Price question
Hello everyone...kinda new here and I have a question about a used aquarium.

A friend of ours has a used 35 gallon hex tank with hood and stand and said she wants to sale it. I would really like to have this tank but she wont set a price and wants us to instead. I don't want it to the point of insulting her. So was wondering if someone could suggest a decent price for this tank. I think she bought it new and had it set up as a freshwater tank.

Thanks for any help...Joe

redchigh 07-19-2010 06:01 PM

Well, depending on the condition of the stand (whether it's got blemishes, and whether it's hardwood, fiberboard, or metal) and how new the bulbs are, along with how good of a friend she is, I'd offer about $40-$55 dollars.

I've sold fully set up tanks for about $5-$10 to friends though, so it's relative.

aunt kymmie 07-19-2010 07:17 PM

I think if you offered $50 that would be more than plenty. That's about the going rate on Craigslist for a used tank of that size/dimension.

iamntbatman 07-20-2010 05:19 AM

What other goodies does it come with? If it's the whole deal (filters, heaters, gravel, decor, nets, foods, other stuff) that might up the price a bit. Also, a tank with a factory wood stand and canopy is going to go for a lot more than just a simple glass top, light strip and metal stand. If it's the latter with no accessories, I think $50 would be more than adequate. If it has really nice filters and heaters, I might bump it up to $75 or so. If it's a really, really nice tank with wooden furniture, you might be looking at $100 or more.

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