- “Kite available. Never Flown.”
- “Kite – Like new. Only flown once or twice.
- “Kite for sale. Unopened.”
Hear that? It’s hardly flash fiction or a six word memoir. No… it’s music to my ears. I mean, how else am I EVER going fly some of my favorite kites on such a modest budget… much less, own a one-of-a-kind or cherished classic?
That’s right… Most everything I fly came from a mix of slipping $10 under a rock on a porch, to hitting the right online bid, getting my ticket pulled in a raffle, making a connection with someone who knows a good home when they see one, even sending boxes to make it easier for sellers to ship, or meeting someone in a parking lot of a big-box store, or driving aways out of state.
All that said, there’s no shortage of ways to happen into what just might be the find of a lifetime. Take it from someone who’s experienced a dozen lifetime finds this last year alone.
I mean, right now there’s a Premier Trick & Track out there for $25, a Premier Mona Lisa Rokkaku for $50 and an original hand-made month delta by George Peters for $250… just to name a few.
So, what are you waiting for? …Get out there and invest in a kite club membership, join a kite sales group, or start searching online. Many people have taken to a variety of sales platforms to pass along their gently used, and even gently unused goods. And I’m joyful, if not a little bit sad that, more often than not, kites of all shapes and sizes are among them. Long live second-hand kites!!!