Guest Collector on VSWC Blog – Mete Akin: Responsible and sound buying techniques

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Guest Collector on VSWC Blog – Mete Akin: Responsible and sound buying techniques

Post by ChristianC on Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:43 pm

Hey guys, yesterday I was lucky enough to have Mete Akin (who is also a member here) publish an exclusive article on my blog. Mete is well-known in the collecting world for his awesome Uzay collection and for his love of bootlegs and prototypes.

He has written a set of excellent guidelines to buying responsibly in today’s market; an article that hopefully will not only encourage collectors to stay honest and respectful but also to get the most out of their vintage SW buying and selling experiences.

I completely agree with Mete's guidelines and I'm sharing it here for those who do not follow my blog or who aren't on FB.

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Re: Guest Collector on VSWC Blog – Mete Akin: Responsible and sound buying techniques

Post by ourchickenshack on Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:52 pm

Very sound advice cheers

Thank you for a great read Mete and Christian clapping
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Re: Guest Collector on VSWC Blog – Mete Akin: Responsible and sound buying techniques

Post by cantina_patron on Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:18 pm

Thank you Mete and Christian. I follow those ethics, & hopefully regardless whether new to the hobby or old hands, others will to! Very Happy
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Re: Guest Collector on VSWC Blog – Mete Akin: Responsible and sound buying techniques

Post by Commander Clint on Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:54 pm

Christian & Mete, that was another great article.


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Re: Guest Collector on VSWC Blog – Mete Akin: Responsible and sound buying techniques

Post by chris.75 on Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:12 pm

Great stuff, an interesting read and very good advice to adhere to Mete.
Thanks for posting this Christian clapping
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Re: Guest Collector on VSWC Blog – Mete Akin: Responsible and sound buying techniques

Post by ChristianC on Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:40 am

Thanks guys!

Stoked that Mete wrote this up for us.

Always looking for guess blogger contributions if anyone else ever wants to get involved.
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Re: Guest Collector on VSWC Blog – Mete Akin: Responsible and sound buying techniques

Post by Mete_Akin on Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:52 pm

Thanks a lot guys and thank you as always Christian! I wanted to include this write up on your blog because honestly I think it's much more level headed and intelligent than most other resources (hope I didn't bring the IQ level down too much Smile

With all the stupid prices being paid and thrown around, it's important to realize high realized prices are bad for everyone. It's driving the market to record levels. If we want to stay in the game for the long run, prices need to be kept in check by us, the collectors on the front line.

Great forum here looking forward to staying active!
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Re: Guest Collector on VSWC Blog – Mete Akin: Responsible and sound buying techniques

Post by 68vb on Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:43 am

Good read, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Guest Collector on VSWC Blog – Mete Akin: Responsible and sound buying techniques

Post by Dr Dengar on Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:43 am


Thank you Mete and Christian for your article.
Great read and some wise words indeed. Very Happy

Mete: have you ever seen Uzay figures for sale on the bazar in Istanbul?




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Re: Guest Collector on VSWC Blog – Mete Akin: Responsible and sound buying techniques

Post by Mete_Akin on Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:22 pm

I've spent at least 5 days in Istanbul over the years antique and flea market hunting for uzays - almost everybody who is involved in antiques knows the value of Uzays, so they really aren't available. The only success I had was in an old toy store where the guy turned up a light paint tie fighter pilot in pretty good shape. He even knew Uzays were valuable but didn't recognize his as an uzay and sold it for a few bucks.
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Re: Guest Collector on VSWC Blog – Mete Akin: Responsible and sound buying techniques

Post by Nico on Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:01 pm

A great read, great advice, thanks guys cheers
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Re: Guest Collector on VSWC Blog – Mete Akin: Responsible and sound buying techniques

Post by ChristianC on Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:14 pm

Thanks for reading dudes and Mete sincerely it was an honour to have you on. Looking forward to your next article Very Happy
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