Not all cars are created equal, these reviews will point out the advantages and disadvantages. Before purchasing your next slot car read up on what makes it special. Each review will cover handling capabilities, magnet control, speed and extra features.
Reviews of cost
Slot cars come in a range of different costs, ranging from $15 all the way to $70. Does cost mean that the car is the best? Learn how to pick the right car for your price range.
Carrera Vs. Scalextric Vs. Fly
There are multiple slot car brands on the market, which is best? Do you have to stick with one brand or can you run them on the same track?
Racing sets are back and more advanced than tracks of the past. Sets come in the form of analog and digital tracks. Car sizes of 1/43, 1/32, 1/24 and HO to fit the space in which the track will be used. Which track should you choose?
Analog tracks give new racers to enter the hobby cheaply. These tracks allow for two drivers to experience simple head to head racing.
Digital tracks allow for multiple racers in some cases up to six to race together.
Racing Sets Track Costs
Costs can be as low as $70 but rise as high as $600. How do you determine which track is best for you?
Cars are my love but I don’t have enough money to buy every car of my dreams. They help me to experience all types of vehicles. Don’t get me wrong, slot cars can be expensive too. I try to purchase most of them at $25 or less. Every now and then I may deviate if I’m looking for something special but not often. You can keep up with this blog to see how I do it.
eBay is where I like to find most of them. It’s a good place to start to save money. Running the cars on a track can be rough with crashes. Spending $50 on a car that crashes can be upsetting. Race with cheaper ones and use the other expensive vehicles for display.
Collecting can provide joy in different ways. There’s no need to let it put you into a bind. Simple tips on bidding and researching will help you along the way.
Collecting provides enjoyment by providing feelings of excitement. Looking at a collection that started with one to a uniquely displayed set of over fifty. Each car tells its own story from how a car was built in real life to how a car was added to a collection.
Cars To Consider
Cars can come from multiple states all the way from California or the center from Kansas. With websites such as Amazon and eBay a collector can purchase cars from practically anywhere.
Maybe you don’t posses the mechanics to work on a real car but slot cars can be worked on by anyone. Be your own mechanic in your own home pushing the boundaries of physics and racing.
Start small and grow your way to advanced racing. Nervous about making an investment start with Carrera Go or Micro Scalextric sets thus making risk low. These sets can be purchased for as little as $70 in addition cars run in the $15 range.
Indy HO cars have been priced at the highest end of the scale. It has opened the door to some cars on the market that aren’t in good shape. Quality currently is not a priority for sellers right now. There’s a lot of cars priced in the $40 to $50 range with broken wings and …
Viper HO slot cars are hot picks for 2019. With these cars still being fairly new and not truly considered hard core antiques the numbers aren’t inflated. Pick one of these cars up for about $20 including shipping. Don’t rush to purchase these cars, I see the prices on them staying steady. Vipers cross between …
Fly Porsche have dramatically went up in price since I last was on ebay. Taking a two month break and something caused a spike which has lead to a significant price increase. Whether people are actually purchasing this type of car at these prices is a different story. How does a car double in price …
Flipping cars is a way to make a little extra cash. Slot car lots are a perfect way to do a flip. Go to eBay and type “slot car lot” in the search box. This is a way to buy multiple cars at a bulk price.
Look for cars that have 1 day left with 0 bids. These are the best cars to try and get the best deal on. Many times at this stage no one is going to bid or they forgot about it. Don’t bid on the car until there’s only an hour left or below.
Bidding on cars too soon draws attention to the auction. It seems like if you bid early the auction is shown to more people (personal opinion, not sure if it’s true).
Use a spreadsheet to keep track of cars that you’ve purchased in a lot auction. Figure out how many cars were in the lot divided by the price. This is the average price of each car. List the individual cars in the spreadsheet and the date you purchased them. This will help later when you go back to sell them, you’ll know what to charge.