If you sold your collection???

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  1. digitalworld40

    digitalworld40 Well-Known Member

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    If you were to sell your collection how would you go about doing it? Would you sell them in a bulk for a set price, or auction them off one at a time? I am not saying I want to sell my collection but part of me is leaning that way. I would keep a few select pieces but sell the rest. I would still buy some select figures now and again. Like have a collection of just a select few bots, like Optimus and Megatron in every style; G1, Classics, MP, ect. I would still buy stuff from FP now and again too because lets face it they make some kick ass stuff! Overall this is just a thought that has been floating in my head for a few days and I just thought I'd talk to other collectors to see what you folks think.
     
  2. Unicron129

    Unicron129 Well-Known Member

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    Ive done that/still in the process of doing that. Im selling my entire collection and keeping/collecting only masterpieces (have 4 currently, MP Grimlock is next).
     
  3. thewyseone

    thewyseone G.I.Juggernaut

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    i'm currently selling my tf collection,selling it in ebay store mostly.just put up some mixed lots of titanium tf's with 2 gijoe figures today,mostly to steer people towards my store.i am still holding on to my joe collection,i got a 99% complete joe collection from 1982 to 2008,but not buying much now-a-days.

    i'm pondering wheather to sell my korean brave fort max and my igear computer console,actually only keeping nw prime,samuria blugeon and maybe 6 others but just for the shelf.

    this way seems to be working best if you dont need them gone in 60 seconds,i want a new car this year,need a downpayment but current car still runs great.
     
  4. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    I'm thinking of selling the majority of my Armada/Energon/Cybertron figures. They're in packed up, but I always change my mind about selling them from day to day.

    I'd probably just sell them individually in the Junkion though.
     
  5. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    well, I'd take photos of them all and throw them up on the Junkion. Afterwards, whatever didn't sell goes to ebay. However, give people a deal on the Junkion!!! To many people are listing common/cheap stuff for a high price.

    What do you have to lose? Sure you want 100 bucks for something but once you sell it on ebay and subtract all the fees... that lowball offer for 80 is what your going to get anyway.
     
  6. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    I've often though of selling off the majority of my A/E/C collection as well. They just don't do anything for me anymore.
     
  7. salmonman78

    salmonman78 Mordin, my hero

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    I can't think of selling my Transformers right now, though if I did I would just sell most in one big huge lot, that way I wouldn't have stray figures that ended up not being sold.
     
  8. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    junkion for a week or two, then individually on ebay
     
  9. Aernaroth

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    Probably be easier and more profitable to sell them piece by piece.
     
  10. bny888

    bny888 バグバイト

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    I've sold many of my non-Bumblebee stuff, there are still a lot of stuff left over. I've sold most individually. In my experience, sets don't sell that well.
     
  11. Magnus' Mate

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    I'd sell them individually, auction-style. You'll maximise your cash that way.
     
  12. omegagoalie

    omegagoalie Cybertronian Puckstopper

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    This.

    One sad day long ago I was in a tough spot and bagged and tagged each TF in my collection for Ebay...but fortunately I didn't follow through as I'd rather be homeless with all my TF's in a shopping cart rather than part with them :)  Point is if you want maximum dollar individually is the way to go :) 
     
  13. ams

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    Selling individually does mean you'll likley get a slightly higher price per item, but don't forget to factor in the amount of time and hassle involved with making multiple deals, managing multiple addresses and packaging and shipping multiple items, multiple trips to the post office, trying to get multiple people to pay, potentially multiple issues to manage if something doesn't arrive properly, etc...

    You need to first consider what's more important to you, the highest amount of cash possible, or maximizing the time investment/convenience for yourself. It takes a whole lot less time to sell a lot of twelve items than it does twelve items individually.
     
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    This is what I was going to quote, and exactly what I would do. There is the convenience factor though, some people dont care, they just want to get it off their hands, this is the same for more than just TFs. Craigslist and garage sales are some examples. Its not about the price its about making room and getting stuff out of your hair.
     
  15. derbyhat7

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    ...and having to say multiple, multiple times for multiple reasons, LOL
     
  16. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    ^This! :D 

    I know what you mean, dude.. if you dont have a near complete or complete line of figures, then its gonna be though and a hard sell...:( 
     
  17. ams

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    Heh, yea, just trying to illustrate the point. :lol 

    Depends quite a bit on what you're selling, too... wouldn't make much financial sense to sell a giant lot of sealed G1 figures when you could get so much individually for them. On the other hand, selling a lot of thirty loose Armada figures might be the better option.
     
  18. derbyhat7

    derbyhat7 Well-Known Member

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    I heard a couple years ago about someone who was handicap or some sort of condition, he had to stay home. He fell in love with TFs and collected every single original, in the box, G1 TF. He passed away and his family sold the entire lot on ebay for just a tip over 1 million. This was like 3 years ago.
     
  19. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    Let the locals have their pick, then put the rest up on the Junkion.
     
  20. videriant

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    Even complete sets won't sell well because most people buying them just need some of the pieces.
     

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