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PostSubject: CRAZY prices!!    CRAZY prices!!  I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 29, 2012 9:38 am

If this is in the wrong spot, then Mods, please feel free to put it where it belongs.

I was just looking over some completed listings on ebay. I have a carded Stormtrooper I am thinking of puttign up for sale, and was doing some price reseach.

One of the things I did find is the insane prices on some LOOSE Stormtroopers! I can see up to around 15.00 for a nice white stormy, but some of these have been selling for 30.00!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STORMTROOPER-C9-WHITE-BODY-Vintage-Star-Wars-COMPLETE-Kenner-1977-ANH-/251200769729?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item3a7cbb8ec1&nma=true&si=unQnSjPkJqyWx9ew8LijCCzlwAo%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Why are troopers selling for so much? There are thousands of these, and with a little patience, they can be found for much less.
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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY prices!!    CRAZY prices!!  I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 29, 2012 10:21 am

Assuming they are not rare variants, I guess patience is something the people paying the high prices lack. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY prices!!    CRAZY prices!!  I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 29, 2012 10:30 am

Sometimes you just get a crazy bid, can't be explained.

I sold a bunch of loose figs (that didn't sell here or RS) on Ebay. A dead mint Boba Fett only did $9, but an okay red Snaggletooth did $16? I mean explain that.

Sometimes you need to check the weapons too. In the link above I think it's a black stormtrooper blaster. That might be the reason. Or in all fairness it looks nice and white. Point is, you never know on the 'bay.

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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY prices!!    CRAZY prices!!  I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 29, 2012 10:42 am

25usd is what they normally sell for here in Sweden in decent condition complete. I don't see it as high.

About auctions, the right people got to see the auctions, it might be in the middle of the month so no one got money until payday. Description isn't good enough its. When some people decide on that they want a specific item and someone bid over, I think they think that it's just a bit more, I can go up another bit, and keep doing that until it have run way past the value.

I got a fine example of this in one of my later auctions at tradera, I sold a cloth stand for barbie, new production. I sell them in my shop for 31kr, that's roughly 4-5usd. I expected it to sell for minimum bid of 1kr and the idea was just to promote my site a little. I saw the auction went up to 34kr and I thought that was pretty much perfect and didn't bother with the auction more since it was a week left on it. Then a few days later a customer sends an email telling me to check my auction and I didn't get what she was talking about. But in the end I checked the auction and it was at 310kr, that's 10x more then I sell them for in the shop so I added a note to the auction telling the ladies to stop bidding on it and I filled up the rest of the sum with other barbie items, the buyer was very happy. I think what happend was that the buyer put in a high max bid to be sure to win the auction and another person thought the same thing, normally this would probably just go up to maybe 50kr but now when two people did the same thing it went way above it's value.
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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY prices!!    CRAZY prices!!  I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 01, 2013 6:25 pm

I saw a brown snake yoda sold on ebay yesterday 107$ us. It was as far as I could tell not a rare variant. It was a mint brown snake but that price seemed a bit high to me
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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY prices!!    CRAZY prices!!  I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 03, 2013 6:04 am

with ebay you never can tell sometimes I just got a few loose figs all in really good condition a small head han compleat for $20 R2D2 1977 for $12 the most expencive one was a compleat leia for $25 you can't normaly get the blaster for that.
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PostSubject: Re: CRAZY prices!!    CRAZY prices!!  I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 03, 2013 6:41 am

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Blue Metallic "POCH?" bespin blaster, current asking price 299 Euros!

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