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What should these tanks sell for

I'm gonna be downsizing big time next month and I'm trying to figure out what I should sell a few tanks for.
I have a 75 gallon with iron stand? What's fair but not to cheap??
Then I have a dual 55 stand with recently resealed 55s on the top and bottom. Would like to sell the 55s as a whole package. No equipment just tanks. Probally will sell a couple 20highs I have as well. Any help or advice.


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$0.50-$1 per gallon seems fair for used tanks in good condition. The iron stands can be had for $75-$100 new. $50 would seem a realistic asking price.

I would ask $150 for the 75 and stand and $175 for the 55s and stand. Trust me, anyone in their right mind will offer less so start high.

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No higher than half price of new
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$0.50-$1 per gallon seems fair for used tanks in good condition. The iron stands can be had for $75-$100 new. $50 would seem a realistic asking price.



I would ask $150 for the 75 and stand and $175 for the 55s and stand. Trust me, anyone in their right mind will offer less so start high.



Prices are location Dependant. Check out the average asking price on craigslist for your area.

You pretty much nailed what I was thinking. Thanks


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In all honesty if you are going to list on Craigslist, right before you are ready to sell, pull up craigslist and take a look at what people have listed. Some people will pay slightly more for a clean and ready to set up aquarium so long as it is still less than a new one vs a dirty and full of fish aquarium that they have to empty, clean and put work into and contend with stock that is already in it. If you are willing to wait a few weeks to sell it for the right person to come along, that also gives you more room to set the price you want.
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if it's something that can be had at petco for the $1/g sale, I generally stick to 50 cents/gallon. otherwise half price of new.


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i wouldn't take less than $125 for the 75 gallon tank and stand.

55 gallon tanks can be had pretty cheap from petco, but it might be worth it to someone because of the dual setup w/stand. i wouldn't be able to accurately price it though.

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I figure $150 for the 75 and $125 for the dual 55s and stand. Seems fair enough


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