Online Price Guide?

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  1. Ultra Magnotron

    Ultra Magnotron Well-Known Member

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    Is there any kind of online TF price guide? I just picked up some toys on Ebay and I'm trying to figure out their actual worth... if any.
     
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    usually...if you picked them up from ebay...they're worth what you paid
     
  3. Ultra Magnotron

    Ultra Magnotron Well-Known Member

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    See that's what I thought, but it doesn't add up. One of the items I got was a sealed two-pack containing Robots in Disguise Spychangers W.A.R.S. and Crosswise.

    If I look for them on Ebay I can find a sealed W.A.R.S. for $4.99 + shipping, an opened one for $4.99 + shipping, and then the very same two-pack I won but going for a lot more. That one is $14.99 + shipping.

    I only paid $0.99 for mine. Shipping was a little over $3. I suppose that equals about to close to $4.99 but then I'd be getting Crosswise for free if you wanna count shipping...

    There has to be a better way to figure this out.
     
  4. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    There's no really easy way to do it. Average out the recently completed auctions on Ebay, and it'll give you a general ballpark figure, but that's all you can do.

    Prices of Transformers fluctuate so wildly that trying to come up with a centralized pricing guide would just be asking for major headaches.
     
  5. hordeall

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    eBay is the price guide for every collectible

    Just look at completed auctions and its real time pricing of what people are willing to pay
     
  6. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    I don't think you'll ever find a guide that tells you "actual worth." I'll echo the above posters and tell you eBay truly is the best way to go. Look at the completed auctions to get an average price range, but be aware that things are always changing.

    For my personal collection, I'm working on an excel file showing what I paid for it and what things are currently "worth," or how I look at it, "replacement value." I'll always have to be updating it though.
     
  7. Ultra Magnotron

    Ultra Magnotron Well-Known Member

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    That is not a bad idea! I think I'll begin to create one of my own.
     
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    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    It's also good for insurance purposes. If you have a really valuable collection and god forbid a fire broke out or something, this is a way you can document what you had. I forgot to mention I also include pictures in my database.
     
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    The days of reliable price guides are dead. Ebay killed them all. About all they're good for now is a hardcopy database of what was released when and what it came with.
     

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