This is a good gun it is the tippman 98 custom so there isnt much of a difference.It is like the custom pro also i would get just so you could say that you have the tippmann 20 marker.It is very good it also very good with the flatline barrel.
So a bit of gold plating, "mirror finish" and "limited edition" numbering is worth spending more than twice the price for the stock marker, hmm?
This marker is for the terminally smitten "Tippmann maniac". The only point, beyond pure sentimentality, to buy this would be to put it in a display case and hope it becomes worth something on eBay....maybe twenty years later? Doubt it: old Sheridans don't go for much these days, yet they'd have a better claim to collectability.
Poor review, by the way. How is this worth 10 at this price?
quote:Originally posted by Purple Monkey 0 The same reason a new sheridan is 100 bucks you are paying for the name.
I trust you're being slightly cynical here and if so, I understand your point, Purple One.
But anyone who believes that name is worth the double price, then I would simply add that (a) I mentioned Sheridan because they were one of the original makers, before Tippmann came on the scene in 1986 and therefore they (and Nelson) really have the better "name", or claim to fame (or collectability) here; and (b) I gotta believe that a name is not enough on it own: the name has to mean something from a quality point of view (nope, not Tippmann), a historical point of view (nope again) or from a rarity point of view (er...yeah, how many hundreds of thousands of Tippy's are out there?).
And I'm speaking as a Tippmann fan: they're good mainly because they are cheap: this defeats the advantage.
Hey look, if you have a Ford Pinto and have a fond spot for it, because it was cheap and you've got good memories from it, sure join the fan club; but would you buy one that has gold plated fenders, a "mirror black" finish and a limited edition number for twice the price of new?
This smacks of a cheap attempt to create a cult and rope in money from naive buyers.
Last edited on Sunday, September 10th, 2006 at 4:25 am PST
Actually, I was looking back at this and realized the reviewer actually recommended replacing the barrel. I've gotta disagree! This is the first barrel that has ever come with a Tippy that's halway decent. And if you're actually going to use this on the field, then you've gotta use the stock barrel. Why?
Well, its the only chance you have of somewhat justifying the horribly extortionate "pound-u-in-da-A55" price.
Sorry, bud, no disrepect, but this marker is a rip-off.
So a bit of gold plating, "mirror finish" and "limited edition" numbering is worth spending more than twice the price for the stock marker, hmm?- marmot
If you have looked at the prices lately there is only a 10 dollar difference in a limited edition and a standard 98 c, so in essence, this gun is a better buy because iit comes with a werks barrel, that even it out right there.