$500 shipped for a Fortress Maximus box?

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  1. blahduh

    blahduh Well-Known Member

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    Not to really put down anyone, but I think 500 bucks for cardboard is ridiculous..regardless of the condition.
     
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    $250 tops and if they were both in better condition
    but if you have the scrach for it ,
    by all means enter the arena of the "BIDDING WARS"
     
  4. blahduh

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    Ummm...apparantly someone just paid $700 for shipping...
     
  6. Jeremy.B

    Jeremy.B Formerly Leader Blackout TFW2005 Supporter

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    Oh wait, on second thought, maybe not. Shipping and handling are Free....weird...
     
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    Kenny278 Fort Max fan

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    I was watching that box.... but it got a bit on the silly side

    Perhaps someone thought they were getting the toy with it?

    As for the other one... erm was bought by the buyer at 14:54 and feedback left one minute later ... suspect much?!?

    Probably be doing similar transactions to bury the bad feedback he just got...
     
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    Seconded. It's cardboard with...a picture on it. If Fortress Maximus is inside, maybe, but I think it's absolutely absurd for 20-year-old paper to be worth anything unless it's MISB, but even then, it's the toy inside that's worth the money because it's never been touched. Putting a used toy in an old box for $500 is crazy, especially since I don't think cardboard has much of an appreciating value.
     
  10. Peaugh

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    Weird. Maybe that was a "Buy the Box for $500 and get Fort Max for a Dollar?" kind of deal? Was it the same winner?


    Edit: Nope, different sellers, different buyers. WEIRD.
     
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    Weird indeed...99 cent auction and free shipping? Huh?

    Hundreds of $ maybe be crazy but I can see value through rarity and interest in old transformers boxes. Money after all is just paper too, just like TF boxes. The value for both isn't in the materials themselves but what in what they represent and in how scarce they are. :thumb 
     
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    wow almost $500 for a box i wonder what an instruction booklet would bring in? any thoughts??
     
  13. aussiehippy

    aussiehippy Au contraire, Blackadder.

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    A MILLION POUNDS

    Especially if you scribble AFA in the top corner of it.
     
  14. Chaos Muffin

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    Wow. They probably spent even more than that for a case to display it.
    Doubt they'll just stack it into their collection without some protection after paying all that

    Or maybe they have a loose Fort Max and is planning on getting a thousand out of it in a resale, making a few hundred $ in profit
     
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    Not much since the KO booklet is already available.
     
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    wow I am so screwed as I have not started shopping yet! did you read in the auction it says "GET YOURS NOW! CHRISTMAS IS COMING QUICK" lol.....
     
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    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    So a Fortmax box is worth more than twenty Walmart Starscreams? That's really putting things into perpective...

    As for the 99c Fortmax, I suspect a shill is going on to bury the negative feedback. I can't really imagine why, since it scarcely hurts the seller's rating.
     
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    When you gotta have it... you gotta have it.
     
  20. Bumble Prime

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    its pretty jacked up in the back........not in very good condition at all in fact
     

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