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Older boots and avy transceiver

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I haven't skiied in the backcountry for quite a few years now. I have an old pair of Scarpa T3 telemark boots (size 11) and an old Ortovox F1 Focus tranceiver. I am wondering if I would be able to sell these still or are they pretty much museum pieces now?

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I think people would be interested in the T3s for lightweight freeheal touring and they'd be a good complement to some of the newer wider waxless skis out there. Depending on their condition and age, I would think $50 - $150 ?

 

 

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FWIW: this season I've purchased a pair of very gently used Garmont Prophets for $200 and a pair of twice skied, three year old Synergies for $50. Truly in mint shape. Granted, those Synergies were a steal and not the average deal but there is lots of cheep tele gear out there right now. I'd doubt you'd get $150 for a pair of T3's even if they were still in the box. If you do, let me know, cuz I'm taking the pair I just gave to my buddy back and listing them here :)

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Is the F1 Focus compatible with the most recent tranceivers? Would I still be able to find my buddies and vice versa?

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I'm not really tuned into what's going on in the tele market, so I could definitely be off the mark, but seems like there might be somewhat of a niche market for a boot like the T3. Are manufacturers still making that kind of boot anymore?

 

Sorry I don't have much to add regarding your beacon question.

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Here is your model of beacon on sale on ebay right now, only getting $15.49.

 

www.ebay.com/itm/Ortovox-F1-Focus-Transceiver-Avalanche-Rescue-Devise-/310807763408

 

 

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Scarpa rebranded the T3s as the T4s, but yes, there's still a market for them.

 

http://www.scarpa.com/t4

 

Essentially a touring boot with a removable liner for multi-day, mellow ski tours. Also, for ultra-light maniacs who don't need a stiff boot to kill it.

 

I would not pay $150 for a T3, even if it was new (or in my size). I tend to trust gear trade's prices, so check this out:

http://www.geartrade.com/item/355995/scarpa-t3-tele-boots-mondo-25

 

Finally, I have a couple F1s for training purposes. They suck to do searches *with*, but if you need a couple of beacons to stash and search *for*, you can't go wrong. I got mine for $15 a piece a few years ago.

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I posted my T3s on the Mountain Equipment Coop online gear swap for $75 and sold them the next day amid multiple responses. Makes me think I probably could have gotten more.

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