VALUE: Daiwa TD-Z 103ML Type R+
Dear fellow forum members, I am immersed in the search for this model to complete my modest Daiwa collection, I am in love with today's retro models (I'm older now... :)), the point is that I have managed to find several units , from some very deteriorated, to some new and unused unit, in this sense, as it is for collection and some exclusive use, of course I prefer a brand new unit, as long as it is for an affordable amount, therefore, I would like ask you about what price range is acceptable to pay for it. Thanks in advance and good fishing everyone!
I was thinking about adding comparable bling, drag star, nut, screw, etc. onto the Zillion 1000 SV TW as a looking back to the future kind of motif
In my opinion, an NIB R+ is reasonably worth $500US. They have sold well over at one time or another. To me, a no way I wouldn't buy if I was looking might be $450, but even at $550 nobody would chastise you. Very. Hard. To find. But far from an everybody user, designed and sold as an expert option. Personally, I can't say I would classify it quite that way, but it is very fast and rather finicky out the box. Good luck.
I think the above appraisal is spot on.
I would say for NIB and complete with box papers and the sticker on the spool I would say every bit of $400. I can’t imagin there are a lot them out there. With that said if I really wanted it I would go maybe $500.
I paid about $175 for mine 3 years ago in 8.5/10 condition with box which was a strong value for one in that shape that was in stock form
I paid $600 for one less than a year ago, it was NIB, factory oil still on the knobs, absolutely immaculate as a shelf queen. I posted it for sale and no one showed any interest.
Couple years ago or so I'm guessing, I came across a NIB example with factory oil still on; the works. I paid $500 for that one and didn't' think twice. These days, the highest end steezes can make that seem like a deal. I think the guys that need one of these are becoming as rare as the reels themselves, however. So they may be hard to move once that group of guys satisfy their 'need', unless it's time for a new one. That being said, the R+ has always seemed to me like one of those reels that gets a lot of use even though it can be collectable. More so than let's say a limited megabass variant. They're not too flashy and there's a desire for users to take that fast spool out for a spin to see what the fuss is about. So, while there's a lot of them out there with a few scars, less so the factory oil in place shelf queens. Maybe I'm wrong, it's just a hunch.
Thanks guys for your comments, I have one located NIB, Left, the boy is a collector and he asks me for €750, it is a temptation to know that it is there, but I firmly believe that it is excessively expensive... , this does not let me sleep.
At the moment I found his brother TD-Z103HL Type-R + at a better price, he feels absolutely great, but this does not change my desire to get the ML, damn poison.