What could you buy for 85 G's

Friday, August 19, 2005 11:42 AM
You can buy VF's Falling Star. One of my favorite rides at Adventureland, it appears VF is selling this to make way for a new ride.

Any word on what the new ride is as the website says it has to be dismantled by 9/12/05.

http://italintl.com/detail_page.php?record_id=563

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Friday, August 19, 2005 11:44 AM
I think they are putting their Screamin' Swing right in that location.
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Friday, August 19, 2005 12:05 PM
You could buy quite a lot at Italintl for 85g's. You could get a tilt-a-whirl, scrambler and zipper for that much.
You never see Flying Scooters there though.
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Friday, August 19, 2005 12:06 PM
Looks like cedar fair is cleaning house across the board. Suprises me that this would be a ride to take out to "make room". The falling star has a very small footprint.
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Saturday, August 20, 2005 5:26 PM
I assume you are talking 850,000 dollars right? Because If you are talking just 85,000, you would be lucky to get a tilt-a-whirl or a decent used ride for that much, or a new kiddie ride. As most new rides cost over 100,000. And, Park rides cost even more.

I think the Cheapest ride I have seen for sale, was a used Spider which was 10 years old. for 45,000.00. I also saw a Zipper for sale for 125,000 but, it was also a few years old.

I saw those in Amusemnet Business magazine a while back. but, I guess it depends on where you look.

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Saturday, August 20, 2005 11:03 PM
For $85 gs? A house at the beach.
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Saturday, August 20, 2005 11:27 PM

Timber-Rider said:
I assume you are talking 850,000 dollars right? Because If you are talking just 85,000, you would be lucky to get a tilt-a-whirl or a decent used ride for that much, or a new kiddie ride. As most new rides cost over 100,000. And, Park rides cost even more.

I think the Cheapest ride I have seen for sale, was a used Spider which was 10 years old. for 45,000.00. I also saw a Zipper for sale for 125,000 but, it was also a few years old.

I saw those in Amusemnet Business magazine a while back. but, I guess it depends on where you look.


I'm sorry but your quite wrong. I've seen Chance Zippers' as cheap as $15,000 on usedrides.com. I've also seen many old wild mouse type rides for under $100,000 (used). Actually, most of the rides on usedrides.com are under $200,000. Not bad for some descent flats. Didn't think you could afford a flat, did you? Think again.

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Saturday, August 20, 2005 11:32 PM
85 G's? That would cause death. Oh, you mean $85,000, not gravitational forces. That shorthand you used confused me there for a second. *** Edited 8/21/2005 3:33:54 AM UTC by BSBMX***
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Saturday, August 20, 2005 11:33 PM
For 85 Thou, I'd Buy a new car to take me to amusement parks, and not just any car, a luxury one!
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Sunday, August 21, 2005 3:03 AM
lol i know i'll do the same thing but not spend it all for the car.
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Sunday, August 21, 2005 11:26 AM
$85,000 for a house on the beach. I assume you mean a time share. Full time here on the east coast that wouldn't buy a tent on the beach.
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Sunday, August 21, 2005 12:05 PM
Try atleast $500,000 for a bay house and $1,000,000 for a beach house in my area.
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Sunday, August 21, 2005 7:05 PM
$85,000? That isn't much. Not even enough to buy a decent house.

I'd save up the money for my retirement.

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Sunday, August 21, 2005 7:09 PM
Yeah - these days $85,000 won't buy you much more than a shack of a house anywhere.
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Monday, August 22, 2005 10:32 AM
Depends on what part of the country you're in. In Minnesota, that would barely get you a one-bedroom condo in the crummiest part of Da Hood or maybe something wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy out in NoWheresVille.

But about the new ride....would you like to see a few cones? Here's one and another, a stake labeled 'South Axis' and another labeled North. But why is North on the other side of the tracks? If it's just a survey point, it really doesn't mean anything. But some of the cones are awfully close, too.

That could just be the edge of a concrete platform, in which case that's no big deal. Or we could be losing two rides next season instead of one. Stay tuned...

-'Playa

*** Edited 8/22/2005 2:32:54 PM UTC by CoastaPlaya***

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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 9:06 PM
If you read my post, you will notice that I mentioned that you could get a decent used ride for $85,000, or maybe a tilt-a-whirl. And, when I say decent, I mean a ride that is in good shape.

When I said that, I was not including rides which are being sold that in poor shape. If you were to buy that $15,000 Zipper chances are that it is not in good working order. (most likely not useable at all, with out putting serious work into it,)

I have also visited the used rides website. And, I was surprised to see that there were rides that were for sale for under 100,000. But, those rides were also built back in the 1970's and 80's which would make them 20 to over 30 years old.

So, it depends on how safe you like your rides.

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