I WANT IT ALL AND I WANT IT NOW! - Part I - Is This The Future Of Collecting?

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Post by hellhippie on Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:36 pm

I saw a painted face luke jedi go for 140 on ebay a few weeks ago also ... idiots

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Post by ChristianC on Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:15 am

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Fucking hell, seriously what is going on????
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Post by the89thchris on Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:47 am

Panted face meaning he still had his nose? lol
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Post by General Kahn on Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:27 am

The prices on FB are truly insane. Paying that sort of money for a painted face Luke Jedi is just insanity even if it came with a snap cape and blue saber it would still be way more than double it's actual realistic value.

Even that price for a moulded face Luke Jedi with all the correct accessories would be utily ludicrous to me!

I have owned 5 moulded face Lukes over the years, still have the two and the most I paid was £25 for a complete one with correct snap cape. The last one I bought was from FB and it was £7 from a seller who didn't know what he had. I spotted it and staked the claim.

Frustratingly a few other people then noticed and outed it to the seller which did kind of piss me off because I just saw it as a low blow really, I wouldn't do that to some one, just like I didn't when I saw a dark boots Luke for sale the other day for £5 in a huge lot Wink

On this instance the seller who is a decent guy honoured the sale and said it was his own fault for not knowing, I had £13 in my paypal so I offered him that as a gesture because he was saving for something. The figure was actually for my friend as a 'make up' gift because I accidentally broke his moulded torso Leia Boushh cheeky

There is a certain degree of pleasure that us oldies can have from the new price craziness which will be highlighted in PART II which is on it's way now What a Face

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Post by ChristianC on Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:30 am

Good that the seller came through and nice of you to offer a bit extra.

I don't like seeing new sellers get ripped off but on the other hand, guys like yourself who have studied all of these variations, deserve to use that knowledge to score good deals, when others couldn't be bothered learning.
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Post by General Kahn on Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:00 am

That's my thoughts also. I'm happy to point people in the right direction, like I did with you Christian and the PBP blaster but it annoys me when it's after the fact. It strikes as little childish because they didn't get there first so they'll try and spoil it for the early bird.

If you look at my recent post about the Alternate Wow Factor you'll see a beautiful picture of my arse, but you'll also see my £4 Bunch, which I got from my mates shop, nothing the too great apart from the Tusken. He used to say to me all the time "I bet you've had loads of great stuff off me.... but then again it's my fault for not knowing"

I told him "no don't be daft" cheeky  eventually I told him about the Tusken.

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Post by ChristianC on Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:22 pm

Luke Farmboy saber for sale on the UK Echo FB group for 80 GBP. Let's see if it sells....
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Post by cantina_patron on Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:02 pm

jaw That's just nuts! I hope no one is daft enough to pay it. Keep us updated Christian. popcorn
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Post by the89thchris on Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:11 pm

Lol this business with the other sabers has got me worried about my telescoping ones now. I'll have to post them as well.
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Post by Nico on Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:13 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Luke Farmboy saber for sale on the UK Echo FB group for 80 GBP. Let's see if it sells....

Absolute bargain cheers If it was a DT What a Face

But seriously, as Steve rightly says, that is nut's man jaw

Christian, keep us updated mate popcorn
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Post by ChristianC on Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:28 am

A popup r2 sold for 400 GBP on FB this week, I think in the Jabba Auction group.
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Post by poncho on Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:12 am

i do belong to a few fb groups but i do wonder about the mentality of some new collectors fools and there money i say. no patience i want it now generation oh look what i got in the post mail call blah blah and look how big my penis is......
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Post by hellhippie on Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:16 pm

saw a Taiwan molded fave luke go for 149 is this the norm?? really am I missing something Neutral
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Post by ChristianC on Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:21 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:saw a Taiwan molded fave luke go for 149 is this the norm?? really am I missing something Neutral

Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzz

I thought I overpaid 50 pounds for mine three years ago.....
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Post by Ian_C on Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:23 pm

I saw a brown hair Luke go for about the same too. It's out of control.

Where were these buyers when I was selling Luke and Leia figures? Just kidding, kinda. People spending that much on a Luke, when he's really as common as dirt, are morons.

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Post by ChristianC on Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:48 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:People spending that much on a Luke, when he's really as common as dirt, are morons.

Ian

Exactly. Luke Farmboys are unbelievably easy to find. This whole supply v demand argument is bullshit in regards to him.
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Post by ChristianC on Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:03 pm

Luke Stormie blaster for sale on the USA Echo Base group for $175 U.S. Will probably sell too.....
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Post by the89thchris on Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:35 pm

Lol a local shop has a Luke stormie with blaster and helmet, good paint for $300 CAD. Soon as I looked at it for 10 seconds it was $275 rofl

That said, they probably bought it for a reasonable price from the previous owner.


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Post by Ian_C on Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:45 pm

$175 for a blaster. Ridiculous.

Chris, $300 Canadian isn't that bad compared to the average. The question, is it true black, and is it original and not repro?

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Post by the89thchris on Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:56 pm

Yeah I should really have mine checked out lol
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Post by grinchy on Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:43 pm

Prices are just nuts, glad I'm not just starting out collecting from scratch now, even beaters are going for over the odds.
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Post by hellhippie on Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:46 pm

I got beat out on a no coo 21b for 80$ .. idiots

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Post by the89thchris on Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:47 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Prices are just nuts, glad I'm not just starting out collecting from scratch now, even beaters are going for over the odds.

Lol that's me. I've got almost the whole loose set in the last year. Most of the ESB and Jedi figs were 10-20$ cad tho, some with weapons.

I got a complete ANH Leia last year for $20. Deals are still out there lol gotta find collectors who have too much stuff.
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Post by Nico on Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:15 am

You have to patient, there are still bargains out there, but nowhere in the volume they used to be banghead2
Sadly if people keep buying at some of these ridiculous prices, the prices will continue and get worse No

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Post by richard_h on Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:15 pm

There's nothing I've bought this year that I've thought I've overpaid on. It's all about passing on the items which are too expensive and waiting.
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