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Post by poncho on Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:49 am

....on ebay and in the last few seconds it blows out the water clearly too many eagle eyes out.

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Post by cantina_patron on Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:01 pm

Yeah, that's happened to me many times Chris, but I've still had my share of real bargains that seemingly went unnoticed. Wink
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Post by the89thchris on Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:34 pm

Yeah, it doesn't take many watchers to create a bidding war. I saw a card back shoot to 700 recently. rofl popcorn
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Post by cantina_patron on Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:42 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Yeah, it doesn't take many watchers to create a bidding war. I saw a card back shoot to 700 recently. rofl popcorn

A poch cardback recently went for just over £1,000 ($1,400 USD). Shocked
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Post by Nico on Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:01 pm

A Lando POCH Cardback went for 1021 euros (£905) Shocked
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Re: when you think you have a bargain....

Post by hellhippie on Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:16 pm

did anyone see the poch ig88 with cardback go for over 3200 a few weeks back Shocked

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Post by cantina_patron on Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:18 pm

No, I missed that one Bill!
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Post by hellhippie on Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:48 pm

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Re: when you think you have a bargain....

Post by hellhippie on Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:11 am

Oh and this one also that i was watching
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Re: when you think you have a bargain....

Post by General Kahn on Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:14 pm

One thing that Has really made a disturbing turn for the worst is R2-D2 with Pop Up Saber.

Last year was the year for this little fella seeing it finally replace Yak Face in price for a standard Kenner figure. £300+ to just over £400 happened. In the last few months, several have surpassed £600, a saber alone hitting £230 and finally one of Sergio's sales hit £720 a couple of weeks ago!!!!!

What's worrying is that there are several carded figures including AFA 85 POTF figures on ebay as we speak for less than this. Typically speaking, an average condition R2 Pop Up on either POTF or Tri-Logo will sell for half this price and of course the figure inside is mint, so I suspect over the next year or so, the amount of MOC examples of this figure will fall once the greedy scammers realise they can pay 400 for an MOC, open it and then nearly double their money with the loose figure Sad Sad Sad Sad times ahead.... again!

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Re: when you think you have a bargain....

Post by TheJabbaWookiee on Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:21 pm

I was watching an SA80 rifle on eBay. Into the last few seconds and the bid was at £41.40. Ebay froze and I couldn’t put in a bid and it sold at £41.40. Not quite in the same league as the above but still gutting none the less.
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Re: when you think you have a bargain....

Post by robotHivemind on Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:22 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:One thing that Has really made a disturbing turn for the worst is R2-D2 with Pop Up Saber.

Last year was the year for this little fella seeing it finally replace Yak Face in price for a standard Kenner figure. £300+ to just over £400 happened. In the last few months, several have surpassed £600, a saber alone hitting £230 and finally one of Sergio's sales hit £720 a couple of weeks ago!!!!!

What's worrying is that there are several carded figures including AFA 85 POTF figures on ebay as we speak for less than this. Typically speaking, an average condition R2 Pop Up on either POTF or Tri-Logo will sell for half this price and of course the figure inside is mint, so I suspect over the next year or so, the amount of MOC examples of this figure will fall once the greedy scammers realise they can pay 400 for an MOC, open it and then nearly double their money with the loose figure Sad Sad Sad  Sad times ahead.... again!

I was looking at Sergio's Pop-Up R2 from afar and was utterly amazed what it went for. I wanted to post about it somewhere — anywhere — I was so amazed! While I agree it is crazy to see a loose one go for twice as much as a MOC one commands, Sergio's had a fairly white label. Quite uncommon with a Pop-Up Saber R2. With a MOC, the bubble is often yellow and difficult to see if the label is white, off-white or yellow.  I have one MOC where I just cannot tell what the color is! I initially bought it to open several years ago, but decide to leave it sealed.



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Re: when you think you have a bargain....

Post by robotHivemind on Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:27 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I was watching an SA80 rifle on eBay. Into the last few seconds and the bid was at £41.40. Ebay froze and I couldn’t put in a bid and it sold at £41.40. Not quite in the same league as the above but still gutting none the less.

Not sure if you are referring to same thing, but eBay frequently does this thing where it takes forever to load (after placing a bid) and then goes to another page asking me to confirm my bid and click a link 'Resume Bidding.' So annoying — I've lost a lot of auctions that way. That, or, I am fully signed in, I place a bid and it takes me to the login page!

If an auction is real important anymore I just use a sniping site. I dislike sniping, for some reason, but use it when I really want to win an auction.
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Re: when you think you have a bargain....

Post by Nico on Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:58 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:One thing that Has really made a disturbing turn for the worst is R2-D2 with Pop Up Saber.

Last year was the year for this little fella seeing it finally replace Yak Face in price for a standard Kenner figure. £300+ to just over £400 happened. In the last few months, several have surpassed £600, a saber alone hitting £230 and finally one of Sergio's sales hit £720 a couple of weeks ago!!!!!

What's worrying is that there are several carded figures including AFA 85 POTF figures on ebay as we speak for less than this. Typically speaking, an average condition R2 Pop Up on either POTF or Tri-Logo will sell for half this price and of course the figure inside is mint, so I suspect over the next year or so, the amount of MOC examples of this figure will fall once the greedy scammers realise they can pay 400 for an MOC, open it and then nearly double their money with the loose figure Sad Sad Sad  Sad times ahead.... again!

I was looking at Sergio's Pop-Up R2 from afar and was utterly amazed what it went for. I wanted to post about it somewhere — anywhere — I was so amazed! While I agree it is crazy to see a loose one go for twice as much as a MOC one commands, Sergio's had a fairly white label. Quite uncommon with a Pop-Up Saber R2. With a MOC, the bubble is often yellow and difficult to see if the label is white, off-white or yellow.  I have one MOC where I just cannot tell what the color is! I initially bought it to open several years ago, but decide to leave it sealed.

Rob an excellent decision to leave it sealed mate, the way nature intended cheers
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