better to peice out a collection or sell as a whole?

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  1. sleepy725

    sleepy725 Member

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    ran into a bit of trouble and may need to sell off my collection was wondering if people thought it would be better to sell it as a whole or peice by piece. the reason i would think as a whole is because i have a lot of armada and rid figures that as far as i can tell dont sell for much. the majority of my collection is all in boxes never opened. only thing i have that is out of the box are g1s and a few of the newer transformers. i have a few pieces thats i know would net a decent amount but i also have others that arent worth much even in the box. i will finish my inventory later today and add it in the hopes i can get some advise on how best to liquidate my collection. i love transformers but i think my wife and kids need an airconditioning unit and heater more than i need my collection.

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  2. Auto Morph

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    99% of the time I would say piece it out. Depends on how quickly you want the sale though.
     
  3. MegaMoonMan

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    Rare and/or old = separately

    Newer and/or not popular = small lots
     
  4. Thenames9

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    Depends really. If you have some rare toys, such as MIB/MISB G1's then it'd be better to sell the rarer stuff separately, and the less rare things as a group.
     
  5. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    You'll never get what it's worth selling everything one at a time
     
  6. 46+2

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    Piece it out for money or sell as whole to save time.
     
  7. Kaiwera05

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    Do it piece by piece, because with buyers like me, we just want certain figures and not the whole lot.
     
  8. doomboy536

    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    I had to sell a load of stuff for some family expenses so I understand exactly. It's hard letting go of the toys but it is the right thing to do.

    If any of your boxed and sealed stuff is in *really* nice condition, look into sending off to the AFA. People seem to pay absurd ammounts of money for AFA these days.
     
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    and i am sorry about your situation
     
  10. exomega255

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    if its armada and RiD, it might not be "old enough"... you will have a tough time unloading unless you are willing to take a huge loss.
     
  11. 46+2

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    member toyzaremine is buying collections.
     
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    Piece by piece for the highest value items that you can sell right away. The leftover lot you may consider taking the loss and selling it as a lot. Unfortunately, I think most of the online stores that buy lots pay a lot less in cash then store credit.
     
  13. Deemar

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    Which Generation 1? I might buy the whole lot if it's worth my time.
     
  14. sleepy725

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    well i appreciate the responses it is about what i figured. as for g1s deemar i would have to look but i know i have a trypticon, metroplex, perceptor, astro train, and one or 2 of the insecticons in boxes. the metro plex and trypticon are complete and have inserts the others are missing inserts. i also have a superion minus weapons and a abominus think i have some of the individual weapons on him. a bruticus not sure on weapons as i havent gotten that far in my inventory yet. pretty sure i have a bruticus. i was working on a predaking but missing tantrum and all accesories. optimus and trailer ultra magnus and trailer. sideswipe camshaft, whirl. im sure i ave a few more but i havent gotten that far yet. really upset that alternators bottomed out i rember when mirage was selling for 80. i have almost all the alternators. anyways i will finish my inventory post it up later. thanks again. lol sad thing is i just baught kup and scourge generations and was planning on buying some other figures now stupid ac wants to go out
     
  15. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    sodl my g1s one at a time, got a lot for them, took a bit longer, but it was worth it as opposed to selling as a lot
     

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