Need some Fort Max Advice

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  1. Slag13

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    I have an old Fort Max that I have had since I was a kid. It is missing some of the parts (head, some guns, etc.) and is yellowing. Anyway, I have decided to sell the giant thing. What I need to know is if I would be better off selling the whole lot (either here or on ebay) or breaking it up into pieces (ie left ramp, shin gun, etc) and selling it off that way. I am looking to get max value (no pun intended) and don't mind the complexity of multiple listings. Anybody have any experince with this?
     
  2. Sy-Rein

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    Well considering what all the pieces seem to go for (or at least what people are trying to get for them on ebay), parting it out would probably be the best way to go. Mind you if most things are there, listing it as one auction might net you a higher total, depending on whats missing.

    You say the head is missing, is that both Cerebros (the larger head for Fort Max) and Spike (the smaller head for Cerebros)? If both of those are missing, then you're probably better off parting Fort Max out since those two pieces alone are worth $200-300 (for both), so most people looking to buy a Fort Max wont pay top dollar for one that is missing those pieces since it'll cost them that much extra to complete the figure.
     
  3. Easterling Capt

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    since it is yellowed, I say sell the parts. If it hade been white and none yellowing I would have sold it as one piece.
     
  4. ssjkazer

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    i would say as some one who dosnt own or want 1 as a whole yellowing happens and awhole toy with yellowing is easeir then parts renember your stuck with the parts poeple dont want
     
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    Can u post some pictures of him?
     
  6. Ecmagee1984

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    Can u post some pictures of him?
     
  7. Fishdirt

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    Dude sell it as is whole. There are hobbyist who want a full starting point as much as possible.
     
  8. JoeHavok

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    I've been selling on Ebay for a while. And I can say from experience that there just will be some parts that won't sell. Especially if they are not mint. You'll then be stuck with several auctions that don't sell, and will be getting a ton of fees charged from selling the parts off individually. It is a hassle, and you might get more selling it as a whole from someone willing to buy one for parts, or to upgrade an existing one.
     
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    Sell it as a whole. People will pay more to get a "junker" to use for parts than you think. Every junker can sell now with how hot and popular customizing has become in this collecting atmosphere.
     
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    I would sell it as a whole. You might fetch more than parting it out, especially if it doesn't come with Cerebros and Spike.
     

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