View Full Version : Used OTV Price

May 10, 2011, 07:42 AM
I am separating from the military and I have a OTV plate carrier without the plates. It has a the throat protector, collar, all kevlar inserts, brand new side carriers. I am wondering how much would somebody pay for this? The collar has a lot of wear and tear, and there is a small stain about where the rank insignia would be worn on the vest.

How much would one of these go for?

I may be able to acquire the DAPS shoulder attachments for this.

May 10, 2011, 07:44 AM


I need some feedback sometime today, has anyone ever sold or bought one of these?

May 10, 2011, 09:01 AM
I purchased one from a pawn shop that had a crate full of used ones...some did have the groin protector some did not ( a little weird I know ) but I payed 250 for mine...which was a large...now the same things are selling for 400 bucks...that's in alabama...it did not have trauma plates either...but I think it depends on where you live at ..if demand is higher then you could stick it to some folks lol..:)

May 10, 2011, 10:29 AM
Well, I just want a fair price. I have no need for it, its an XL. I am thinking of asking for 400 after I clean it up. Any tips on how to get some of the iraq and afghanistan grime off of these things?

May 10, 2011, 12:59 PM
Don’t these things have expiration dates on the Kevlar fabric itself? If so it would seem that would impact the price.

May 10, 2011, 02:01 PM
Any tips on how to get some of the iraq and afghanistan grime off of these things? -from post #4

Give it the 4 letter word treatmant-- S O A P

May 10, 2011, 05:35 PM
400 bucks ain't that bad...as someone said it depends on the condition..and I have never heard of the kevlar just going bad...im no expert but if properly cared for it should last a lifetime..imho that is...which idk the condition of the set mentioned above..the one I got was in good condition...oh and to correct myself it wasn't a pawn shop but a military Surplus store :)

May 10, 2011, 06:22 PM
I have never heard of the kevlar just going bad

Well, I do not think they just go bad. However, I think the issue is that through movement, moisture, UV etc. the fibers can break down. Again, just an observation that may impact pricing.

May 10, 2011, 08:41 PM
Man..someone hang a ( donkey ) sign over my head..lol I have to agree with you on that one

May 10, 2011, 10:50 PM
Yeah get that rig little cleaned up and you could probably get $500-600 even, without feeling bad about it.....;)