Largest Transformer Collection Quality Vs. Quantity

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  1. narkonist

    narkonist Well-Known Member

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    I have a fairly large collection with prototypes, lucky draws, Boxed and AFA G1 bots and many infamous, "lunchtime specials."(20+) I believe that I definitely agree with the quality side, even though my collection is far north of 275 pieces. I can honestly say the star of my show would have to be my clear G1 Optimus or if you prefer him in chrome, I have that too. And Rodimus Prime looks glorious in gold!

    I have just been diagnosed with MS and I am probably going to have to part with my beloved collection. Do you think I would be better of parting out my collection or selling it as a single unit?

    MS is very expensive and just to go get an MRI, it's like a grand! Any thoughts would be great.
     
  2. Foster

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    This is a good post, but we generally discourage replying to such an old thread. I've moved it to a new thread because I think you'll get some good advice.

    I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis. Generally, I think you'll be more successful selling pieces individually, especially the rarities. They'll be attractive to rare TF collectors who may only have interest or budget for a few of your items.
     
  3. John_Force

    John_Force 16xNHRA Funny Car Champ TFW2005 Supporter

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    Piece by Piece. I cannot stress it enough.
     
  4. Dran0n

    Dran0n Junk male

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    Lucky you, and your rare collection. Mine sucks.

    Personally, I'd piece it out. Much more money can be made piecing it out.
     
  5. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    Sorry to hear of your misfortune...

    Selling them individually with clean pics and clear descriptions is the way to go.
     
  6. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    Wow really sorry about the bad news you got. But as said before piece it out you are sure to get more what your figures are worth.
     
  7. anotheran

    anotheran Old skooler

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    Definitely piece by piece as RID said. Since everyone does it, although I hate it on TFW, post it without price and wait for ppl to bid and you choose who you want to sell to. If you don't get the price you want go post it on e3ay
     
  8. Automorpher

    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

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    Sorry to hear that coming from a fellow Collector. At least you've some decent pieces that could fetch you higher dollars just when you needed it most.

    I know I'll be real interested in the LDs that you might have for sale so maybe we can work something outta those? :) 
     
  9. wolfe

    wolfe Well-Known Member

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    Piece by piece and then small lots for the stuff that will have a problem selling. Unfortunately sometimes people are in a hurry and have to part with large portions.
     
  10. DJ Soundwave

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    Quantity is a Quality amongst itself :) 

    sorry to here about your condition :( 
     
  11. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    sell your rarities piece by peace and the more common retail items you could sell in small lots, large full collection lots take a long time to sell and usually go for less money then then the figure separately would bring in.

    Sorry to hear about your condition , best wishes to you.
     

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