Most amazing steal!

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Gestalts Vault, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. Gestalts Vault

    Gestalts Vault Well-Known Member

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    Is there a forum for this?
    My greatest find. I had just clicked on G1 Transformers on ebay and someone had an auction entitled "tech specs" going up within the minute.
    I don't care for tech specs but decided to look.
    30 tech specs all lined above eachother but the top tech has the back of box also attached.
    I bid and win, $20.
    I notice the seller speciallizes in costumes and jewelry.
    I write to ask how many have the full back.

    The reply

    (Paraphrasing) "They all have the back & front."

    Lot arrives, side flaps all meticulously folded into box and boxes flattened. No flap creases, although most had developed a bit of a ridge at flap from being pressed that way.
    Every G1 autobot car, Perceptor, Springer, Sandstorm, a couple duplicates (Including Wheeljack)
    30 mint boxes for $20. Replaced every box I had and I still have prolly half of them in my collection.
     
  2. Wolve

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    Hey theres this one time when i went to a theft store in a town near where i live, One day i had the strage urge to check out the toys over there and well if you been in a thift store you know they have piles of board games and puzzles

    well after taking a gaze at all these games and puzzles i seen a large box under a bunch of games... after taking a closer look.. It was an RID Scourge.. still in the box.. the box barly had any marks, the TF was mint, just missing one acc.. a small gun...

    anyways the price i paid was 2 bucks =O TWO BUCKS for it!

    figured id share a story sence it this reminded me of it =)

    awasome find on your boxes dude =)
     
  3. Noisemaze2006

    Noisemaze2006 Banned

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    Great! I've been searching Ebay for G1 boxes in decent shape & I can't find a damned thing. I search every night but I get most of mine from Transformerland. The ones on Ebay are usually beat to hell.

    You got any extra's to sell? I'm having the worst luck finding them.

    Come to think of it I'm having really bad luck finding a lot of G1.

    I was bitching in another thread about a seller that has a KO Wheeljack box for BIN $29.99 + $20.00 shipping. And that's a KO! You feel like selling me an extra Wheeljack box? These KO sellers are making it really depressing.
     
  4. sunnyswipe

    sunnyswipe autobot

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    there seems to be alot of tfs in the local charity shops where i live,
    ive picked up quite a few armada/bw/energon toys over the past few years for next to nowt!
    not having the same luck with finding g1 toys though- mainly scramble-city limbs lol
     
  5. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Congrats! There are some great bargains out there. Looks like you hit the jackpot!
     
  6. flywheels

    flywheels Decepticon Assault Team Veteran

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    Ebay:
    Got the link to the auction handy?
     
  7. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus Your opinion was noted. Now get lost. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Awesome find dude! :thumb 

    That's a pretty sweet deal considering that boxes usually go for a lot more than that (even KO boxes as Noisemaze said).
     
  8. Gestalts Vault

    Gestalts Vault Well-Known Member

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    Sorry guys, this was about a year ago. At the time I didn't even own half the boxes in my collection. The other half went to upgrade my collection and I had loose figures to sell off in my old boxes and duplicates. This was before all the KO cars too.
     
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    Rodentus prime Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a boxed G1 op prime at a car boot sale for £4 - metal plate trailer, one fist and the gas hose/nozzle missing. When I sold it a while back it paid for my 20th aniversary prime.
     
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    Paradigm-Shift Prime Unit Warrior TFW2005 Supporter

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    Damn! Congrats!!!
     
  11. Noisemaze2006

    Noisemaze2006 Banned

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    And my bad luck continues. :lol 
     

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