I'm considering selling my Beast Wars toys...

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  1. nemetoad

    nemetoad Well-Known Member

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    Hello fellow Transformers fans! I'm currently in college and also strapped for cash so I'm considering selling my entire collection of years past. They're at home, so I have a few weeks before I get them anyways. Trouble is, I don't know the first thing about selling online. So I come here, hopefully the proper forum section, to get advice.

    Of course before I put up anything for sale, I'd like to know your opinion on if these will sell. See, these were Transformers I collected back when I was a kid and I did play with them for a bit. However, the last 10 years or so they've been properly boxed up. Most are in as close to good as new condition, but a few do have some issues.

    Beast Wars Figures:

    Cheetor - I think this was a re-issue. Perfect condition.
    Dinobot - Same as Cheetor
    Rhinox - same as Cheetor and Dinobot. Dunno if it's original or a re-release.
    Waspinator - Same as above.
    B'Boom - Perfect Condition.
    Magnaboss - I have all 3 parts, all in perfect Condition. Sword has all its parts as well.
    Transquito - Perfect Condition. LOVE this mold too.
    Retrax - Odd odd odd mold. Perfect condition
    Inferno - Missing his head, so probably not gonna sell him at all. Loved him though :< Hope I can find said head though.
    Tripredacus - All 3 figures are in perfect condition. He may be missing a wing for the gun though... Can't recall.

    Transmetal Figures:

    Cheetor - Pretty much near-perfect condition. No flaking or anything.
    Rhinox(?) - I don't think this is the original Transmetal. He's...blue. Perfect Condition, but really odd.
    Primal - He has everything, including the odd blaster....thing. If I recall correctly he's got some shiney paint flaking issues.
    Rattrap - Has everything, but suffers from the flaking massively. I may not put him up due to that.
    Rampage - Perfect condition. Hardly touched the guy due to his stupid treads.
    Megatron - Snapped in half at the torso. Happened recently. Not selling unless I can fix that.
    Terrasaur - Good condition. Can't remember if he has flaking or not.
    Airrazor - Perfect Condition.
    Waspinator - Perfect Condition, surprisingly. Loved him the most as a kid.
    Depth Charge - Good condition.... but missing his tail. I still wonder where the heck that thing went...
    Scavenger - AWESOME mold. Also good condition. Legs fell off a lot, but I think he has them all.
    Optimal Optimus - Batteries are dead, but other than that perfect condition. Still have all his missiles and everything. I REALLY hope to sell this dude off at a decent price. Cost an arm and a leg after all...

    Fuzors:

    Air Hammer - Perfect Condition
    Bantor - Perfect Condition
    QuickStrike - Perfect Condition
    Silverbolt - Perfect Condition
    Noctorro - Perfect Condition
    Torca - Perfect Condition (And creepy)
    Buzzclaw - Perfect Condition ( Also my favorite Fuzor)
    Terragator - Perfect Condition, annoying shell and all.
    Injector - Creepy and in perfect condition

    Transmetal IIs:

    NightGlider - Perfect condition
    Optimus Minor - Perfect Condition (Also perfectly odd)
    Sonar - Perfect Condition
    Stinkbomb - Awesome alt-form and also perfect condition
    Cheetor - Perfect Condition (Hated this mold)
    Dinobot2 - Good Condition. I think he had some paint flakes. Other than that, awesome condition <- RESERVED
    Jawbreaker - Awesome mold and in perfect condition
    Prowl - Perfect Condition. Hated this one...
    Ramulus - Perfect Condition. Awesome alt, evil mold.
    BlackArachnia - Perfect Condition. <- RESERVED
    CyberShark - Perfect Condition. Panelly hateful though.
    Cybershark(AGAIN) - This one is in an unopened box. I doubt it'd sell well though still due to being a very dusty box and also being a very stupid mold, but hey. Still gotta try.
    Tigerhawk - Favorite TMII ever. Purely awesome mold. It's in perfect condition with all its missiles and weapons and the like. Hoping to sell this one at a decent price.
    Scarem - Awesome pun. Also great condition.
    Spittor - Awesome mold. Also perfect condition. Tongue falls off a lot, but that's due to mold issues.
    Iguanus - I have the complete frill for this one. It falls off a lot due to mold issues though..... Other than that, perfect condition.
    Scourge - Odd and in perfect condition. Liked him though.
    Megatron - Dragon formed dude in his glory. He's in pretty good shape too... I lost one of his missiles though. The other thing is he does have a cracked wing - it's not broken off or anything, so it is easily repairable. I hope to sell him off at a decent price too.

    Mutants:
    Icebird - perfect condition
    Poison Bite - Perfect condition. Also my favorite of the four.
    Razor Claw - Perfect Condition
    Soundwave - Perfect Conditon. Also very un-Soundwave like.

    Beast Machines (UGH):
    Optimus Primal - First mold of this guy, the very blue transparent one. Perfect Condition due to hate.
    Mirage - Perfect Condition
    Obsidian - Love the character, hate the toy. Perfect Condition (He should've been in animated :<)
    Scavenger - Perfect Condition
    Snarl - Original mold. Awesome too. Perfect Condition
    Tank Drone - Perfect Condition.

    Robots in Disguise:
    Rapid Run - Only train dude I have and I wish I had all three. However I'd prefer selling him than buy 2 more. Perfect Condition for anyone needing him.

    And I think that's finally it. 59 Transformers that I hope to sell (This isn't even including my movie/ROTF ones and Animated collection XD). The highlights would be Transmetal 2 Tigerhawk, Transmetal 2 Megatron, Transmetal Optimal Optimus, Tripredacus, and Magnaboss. I also do recognize that things sell better with pictures, so I'll be taking them once I get my collection from home in a few weekends.

    In any case... does any of this sound like it could sell? Does any of it actually sound worth it to people on this board? I really would like some advice on this. Never done Ebay, so I'm really lacking in the pricing knowledge. Since they ARE pre-owned and all, I was gonna just do 50% off current mold prices (those being the current prices of $10 for a deluxe, $20 for a Voyager, and $45 for Leadre/Mega(?)) but looks like that's still a bit high. Still, I'd like to try getting a decent profit from these....

    And if Ebay isn't the way to go, any suggestions on what I should do then?
     
  2. Chlorophillip

    Chlorophillip I'll always be green

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    Take a look at the seller fees.

    Fees for selling on eBay

    Ebay will take 9 to 12% of your sales for itself.

    If you trade/sell on the forums, chances are you'll get the price you want and you don't have to deal with any fees, unless a Paypal business-type (non-gift payment) transaction is used.

    However, Ebay does get more exposure. You do have a lot of "desirable items." As long as your starting bid price is the absolute low you are willing to accept, you shouldn't have too much trouble.

    If you have no feedback, your payments will be held for up to 30 days or some other sort of inconvenience.

    I'd say post up a list, with pictures, on the Junkion Exchange/Sell and Trade for a week or two, then move onto online auction listings.

    That being said, you have a PM.
     
  3. turbovf1s

    turbovf1s Well-Known Member

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    Ebay:
    well for collectibles i always say ebay. click my ebay link and see. also ebay has this completed listings button on the left so you can see what people are (seemingly) willing to pay. i'm not a fan but i know a guy who is, and i'm sure you will get a few offers from here. just keep it in everyones mind. give it a bump to keep it front page according to the rules and then you'll have to decide if you wanna sell on the 'bay or to the brethren and sisteren here on the boards. or both. there are always complete-ists out there so you never know...
     
  4. nemetoad

    nemetoad Well-Known Member

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    Well I'll definitely try and sell them on here before switching to Ebay. Sides, I have a few weeks until I can get to them. September 11th's when I go home again to pick them up. Once I get them, I'll take pictures of them and post an actual trade thread in it's proper place. Until then, any more advice is still very much appreciated.

    Especially in one area: What's probably the best economical way to ship these? I got suggestions service-wise already, but what about boxing them up and securing them? I was going to go the route of either Fedex boxes, or some equivalent, with the action figure bagged separately from accessories and with everything bubble-wrapped. Would that be fine or is there a safer way?

    Edit: Okay, the heck with it. I'm going to add the rest of them to the list as well. I've got a bunch of ROTF and Animated toys that I'll add to the list. I've got a bunch with me at college, so I'll put those up in the Trade area later today.
     
  5. Chlorophillip

    Chlorophillip I'll always be green

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    Make sure that whoever is buying your stuff pays first, unless you dealt with them before. Once again, Paypal is on of the simpler and more accessible forms of payment.
     
  6. nemetoad

    nemetoad Well-Known Member

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    My Fiancee brought this up just now too XD Was planning on it.
    Now to look at shipping prices. Hopefully they're not too bad....
     

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