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Old 11-30-2013, 12:16 PM   #1
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Buying Used

Hey guys,

I've never bought used so wanted some advice. I'm looking at a 46 bow. It currently has water in it that looks real old, so I know that's not an issue.

What other not-so-common things would you recommend looking at? He wants $75 for everything - so little part replacements aren't an issue. I figure this is a steal even if it needs some major cleaning.

Thoughts?

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Old 12-01-2013, 02:48 AM   #2
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That looks like a total steal for the price. Even if you can only use the tank, stand and striplight. The tank looks like it could use a fresh coat of paint, but if that doesn't bother you, who cares, right?

Buy it. Clearly it holds water, and that's all that matters.
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Old 12-01-2013, 03:59 AM   #3
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Check the silicone seals. If they seem fine then I'd say go for it.
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My worry is that it's probably acrylic and the water looks murky. What if the tank is cloudy/stained? No way to fix that, right?
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Never mind, it's glass! Oh my!
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Old 12-01-2013, 01:53 PM   #6
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The main thing to look for on a bow of that size is the center brace, if it's in good shape go for it
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