S:TE up for sale?

Wednesday, December 13, 2006 12:07 PM
Anyone know if this Amusement Trader site is legit? Can understand SFMM wanting to unload S:TE, but the price sounds way too cheap:

http://www.amusementtrader.com/index/listings/page1478.htm

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006 12:18 PM
I think they confused Freefall with ST:E. I heard that SF is looking to unload all their Intamin Freefall rides.
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Wednesday, December 13, 2006 12:21 PM
I don't think an Intamin 1st Generation Freefall is 415ft tall or goes 100mph ;)

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006 12:34 PM
Yeah....I think there's a bit of confusion. They wouldn't unload S:TE for $125k!
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Wednesday, December 13, 2006 1:17 PM
Trying to make room for that 500ft Rocket Coaster...right? ;)
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Wednesday, December 13, 2006 1:32 PM
That would be a steal for 125k. 20 million in 1997 (per RCDB)yours used for only 125,000!

It would be like 6Flags to sell cheap.


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Wednesday, December 13, 2006 1:45 PM
There's definitely a mistake in there. Equipment condition good? Give me a break... has it done 100MPH this century?
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Wednesday, December 13, 2006 2:03 PM
Maybe it's supposed to be 12.5 million. All the other info seems accurate.
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Wednesday, December 13, 2006 2:03 PM
Well, dont we have more efficient ways these days to launch something to 100 mph?

Im not saying at all that i believe this is S:TE, but you never know. Maybe the price listing is incorrect or maybe the whole listing is bunk?

I was also thinking maybe it was intended to be 1,250,000...possible?

^^You beat me to it. I thought about that price as well, but $12 million for a ride that doesnt really bring anything new to the table is pretty outrageous. For that price a compact B&M or intamin would be a much better investment. *** Edited 12/13/2006 7:05:01 PM UTC by Krypton***

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006 2:34 PM
rollergator's avatar 1.25M sounds more like it than either 125K or 12.5M....nobody's playing 12.5M for that...NOBODY.

Then again, I'm the one who said nobody would want a 1st-gen Intamin freefall, and they're FLYING off the store shelves...

Oh, wait, wrong SKU....that was the Gerstlauer spinning coaster. ;)

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006 3:21 PM
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Richard Bannister said:
There's definitely a mistake in there. Equipment condition good? Give me a break... has it done 100MPH this century?

I don't think that means that it is broken- it means that Six Flags probably turned down the juice, or turned off some of the stators.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006 3:22 PM
125,000? OMG! I could totally buy S:TE! Where the hell would I put it though?
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Wednesday, December 13, 2006 3:34 PM
crazy horse's avatar It would be kind of hard to relocate this coaster because of the turane(sp) it is currently located on.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006 4:07 PM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar To put it in perspective, my house is more expensive than the actual listing of the ride.

So what should I pick? a 1,600 sq. ft. 3 bedroom ranch? Or a 10 year old 415 ft tall obsolete launched coaster?

Decisions decisions...

Actually I'm leaning more towards that the listing is missing a '0'. What surprises me the most is that the fact that S:TE is up for sale and nobody has expressed any opinion what so ever on the possible removal of the ride that caused so much controversy on whether or not it was a coaster.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006 4:14 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar ^ Well, it is listed as a freefall...
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Wednesday, December 13, 2006 4:17 PM
http://www.amusementtrader.com/index/listings/page756.htm

A few clicks of the next button and a 1973 Zyklon is running more than S: TE. If they are selling they are proably selling the one on the left because that wasnt running on my 5 trips to mm.

Ps couldnt six flags make more money off scrapping it than selling it

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006 4:36 PM
rollergator's avatar

HeyIsntThatRob? said:What surprises me the most is that the fact that S:TE is up for sale and nobody has expressed any opinion what so ever on the possible removal of the ride that caused so much controversy on whether or not it was a coaster.

"You mean I'mma hafta spend 1.25M and I don't even get to count it as a credit?"

Where are the "credit nazis" when you need 'em for a(nother) good laugh... ;)


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Wednesday, December 13, 2006 4:45 PM
125k sounds about right to me. Don't forget that whomever buys it will more than likely have to pay for it to be dismantled, moved, redesigned for a new site, modifications, and reconstructed somewhere else, which adds up to a lot of dough. If SF wants to get rid of this ride, they are basically going to have to give it away, and hopefully save themselves the cost of deconstruction.
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Wednesday, December 13, 2006 4:48 PM
boblogone's avatar And if they are only selling one side the buyer will have to purchase and construct their own supports for it also.
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Wednesday, December 13, 2006 4:57 PM
I think it would be nearly impossible to only sell one side of it. The structure is all in one big piece.
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