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Old 09-13-2017, 06:30 PM   #1
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My wife surprised me with a new bow last night

I have a 2010 or a 2011 diamond iceman left handed that I'm gonna consider selling. Bow is great, not one single complaint about it and it has served me faithfully for several years. Had my first bow kill with this bow

Anyway, what would be a value on it? It retailed $850 new
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:34 PM   #2
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$400 max, and you may be lucky to get that. Bows depreciate fast.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:40 PM   #3
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Sounds like you have sentimental value in it. Might be a good candidate for a back up bow?


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Old 09-13-2017, 06:57 PM   #4
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Looks like you have an awesome wife!
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:00 PM   #5
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Being left handed myself, I'd say that $75 is more than fair.


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Old 09-13-2017, 07:05 PM   #6
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Looks like you have an awesome wife!
I do. Last week we walked into a shooting range that has a bow shop and they had a halon demo booth/rack set up, I told her I shot one a month ago and it was awesome but I couldn't bring myself to drop that money on a bow. I came home at midnight last night after being gone for two days and when I walked in my office there was a Halon 32 there sitting in a SKB case
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:06 PM   #7
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$400 max, and you may be lucky to get that. Bows depreciate fast.
$400 is about what I figured. I'm assuming that's just the bare bow?
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:17 PM   #8
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$400 is about what I figured. I'm assuming that's just the bare bow?


I'd keep if I got my first kill with it. As stated, backup bow. Got rid of mine and wish I still had.


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Old 09-13-2017, 08:46 PM   #9
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Left handed bows are harder to get rid of. I doubt very seriously you will get $400 for it especially with it being 6-7 years old bow. I would think you would be lucky to get $250-$300 for it. I know that I have had $1,000+ Left handed bows in the past and tried to sell them after only being 1 year old and I was doing good to get $500 for them only after a year. There are far fewer lefties out there.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:50 PM   #10
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Any of your kids left-handed?
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Old 09-14-2017, 06:46 AM   #11
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Any of your kids left-handed?

my daughter but she is 3.


I figure by the time she is able to shoot that bow we will have better technology and it will be very obsolete
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Old 09-14-2017, 06:55 AM   #12
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Probably 300ish. I'd go do a search on archerytalk for that bow model and see what they've been selling for.
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:00 AM   #13
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Probably 300ish. I'd go do a search on archerytalk for that bow model and see what they've been selling for.
This is a good resource to get an idea on price comps on used bow. I am a lefty and bought my current bow used from here.
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:11 AM   #14
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I really doubt you get $400 out of that bow bare. That was a good bow, but they were never really considered "top end" bows at least not in the used market. I think you would find a buyer at 300.
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:19 AM   #15
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Left handed bows are harder to get rid of. I doubt very seriously you will get $400 for it especially with it being 6-7 years old bow. I would think you would be lucky to get $250-$300 for it. I know that I have had $1,000+ Left handed bows in the past and tried to sell them after only being 1 year old and I was doing good to get $500 for them only after a year. There are far fewer lefties out there.

This, unfortunately. ^^^

Ebay is also a good resource for pricing a used bow. It will let you know what individuals are willing to pay. Bows depreciate very quickly so, don't be surprised. I tried to sell a two year old top-of-the-line Hoyt about 8 years ago. It would sell for less than half what I paid for it and it was loaded with the best accessories. It is still my back-up bow to this day.
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:35 AM   #16
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A few months ago, I sold a 2014 model Diamond Infinite Edge bow (right handed) to a TBH member for $300.00. The bow was in excellent condition and had never been out of my backyard. I included a lot of extras such as a soft case, bow sling, stabilizer, upgraded 5-pin illuminated sight and a wrist release - just about everything but arrows. I actually wanted more money for the whole outfit, but I was trying to be fair to the buyer, and find a win-win solution for both of us. I think you'll either have to lower your asking price, and/or sweeten the deal by adding extras to the package such as arrows, rest, better sights, etc.

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Old 09-14-2017, 07:35 AM   #17
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my daughter but she is 3.


I figure by the time she is able to shoot that bow we will have better technology and it will be very obsolete
Well the draw length will be perfect for her in 2 yrs I would try to find a local youngster interested in archery hunting and gift it to them.
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:36 AM   #18
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$400 is about what I figured. I'm assuming that's just the bare bow?

I'd be surprised if you got $400 for it loaded honestly. Anything left handed depreciates so dang fast.
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:44 AM   #19
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Hand it down to a new shooter. I upgrade ever other year with a used year or two old bow. Sorry but spending the $ for a new bow is getting out of hand. A rifle or pistol is different.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:05 AM   #20
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I'd be surprised if you got $400 for it loaded honestly. Anything left handed depreciates so dang fast.


True. I've never paid over $300 for a used bow. It's such a small segment of people.


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Old 09-14-2017, 08:11 AM   #21
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Unfortunately, bows lose their value pretty quickly. I bought my Hoyt for 700 when it came out in 2015 and I've been seeing them online for 200-300. I recently acquired a 09' Ross Carnivore from a fellow TBH. He was selling it completely loaded (Ripcord rest, nice octane quiver, 5 Gold Tip arrows with G5 Stryker BH's, Scott release and case) and got it all for 150 to introduce my little brother into bow hunting. I'll follow this thread since my other brother is LH
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:29 AM   #22
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You should keep it for a backup brother.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:29 AM   #23
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I say keep it. You may never shoot it again but you only have one first deer. Shot an elk with a Mathews q2xl in 2004, got that bow out last year and could barely draw it. Felt smooth back then but not compared to todays bows. But I can't seem to get rid of it, too many memories, and the elk is one of my greatest trophies for me.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:31 AM   #24
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I do. Last week we walked into a shooting range that has a bow shop and they had a halon demo booth/rack set up, I told her I shot one a month ago and it was awesome but I couldn't bring myself to drop that money on a bow. I came home at midnight last night after being gone for two days and when I walked in my office there was a Halon 32 there sitting in a SKB case
Nice. Sounds like a great woman. We should all be so lucky.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:32 AM   #25
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I paid 300
For a fully rigged 14 elite energy 32
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:45 AM   #26
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Keep as a back up bow
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