Prices Going Up??

Discussion in 'Transformers On Ebay' started by Sound Blaster, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Sound Blaster

    Sound Blaster Shattered Glass World

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    Is it just me but alot of the TF on E-Bay have been going up and alot of the starting bids are at $50 or more...

    (Especially for the G1 Incomplete Figures)

    So when will we see prices go back to normal?
     
  2. Malach Ra

    Malach Ra TFW2005 Supporter

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    prices right now are in an uproar even with the finacial market as it is for some reason. so with that said, i dont think they are going to come down anytime soon. if you look at wbay prices from a year to two years ago, there is a big difference especially in jpn. exclusives. right now, to save money- go with auctions instead of BIN. it used to be BIN was the way to go, but now, in auctions, you have a better chance at saving a buck or you can go to yahoo.jpn, but even there prices are on the rise.
     
  3. blahduh

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    MP/Alternator/Classic prices are on the rise. I didn't really notice a rise on loose g1 figures. Alot of g1 figures' price actually dropped because of the KO/Reissue(Most noticable on Swoop/Mirage).
    BIN is still the way to go if you want to hit a lucky deal. Sadly there're too many Transformers dealers out there who does nothing but monitoring BIN section 24hours/day. There're alot of good bin deals, it's just you don't get to see them because they got bought within minutes(or seconds)
    Buying lots instead of individual figures almost always give you a better deal at the end.
     
  4. Sureshot

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    I would say that with another movie on the horizon the prices are not going to go down anytime soon.
     
  5. DELTAsnake

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    I just saw on the Australian eBay an Animated Cybertron Prime and Bumblebee going for $150 each with shipping from China another $50 on top of that! And there are a couple of cassets that look like there KO's going for $50 each.

    But on the other had I scored a sealed RID Prime and Magnus last weekend for only $50 each. So if you look hard there are still bargins.

    To put that in perspective, a new leader class cost $100 from Target.
     
  6. Might Gaine

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    i just sold an AFA 85 Hasbro Europe Cyclonus for $300, so price can't be getting too high. :) 
     
  7. Sound Blaster

    Sound Blaster Shattered Glass World

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    Yea I know SOME items are understandable but I saw an auction for parts that 99.9% of people would pay like $5 but some noob pays $60

    :crazy: 
     
  8. RoboticPlanet

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    I started thinking how prices might change on eBay after fees go up & the feedback changes take effect. The general buzz I've felt around internet communities, including eBay's own, is sellers are adamant on bailing by the time buyers can only receive positives. Given the feedback change was introduced to increase buyers & considering a decreased seller pool, it sounds plausible prices could go up since there aren't enough items to fill demand.

    I dunno, just doing some free thinking here. What do ya all think?
     
  9. Might Gaine

    Might Gaine The Devil Express

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    As a seller, I'm definitely not going to change my selling practices because of the feedback thing or the fee increases. Even if I felt adamantly about it, at this point where would I go to? Yahoo Auctions is dead and running your own online store website is too cumbersome and time-consuming.

    The fee increases do suck, though.
     
  10. RoboticPlanet

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    I for one am working on expanding my website where I've done business for years into a professional store format. No eBay fees and a much easier listing process are a huge incentive. I figure getting better in touch with buyers on the boards won't hurt either.

    eBay store owners might consider moving to Amazon. Their 15% commission is comparable to eBay's new 12% commission + other store fees + (typically used) Paypal at 3% commission.
     
  11. Hoolagrin

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    Ebay:
    Making it easier for buyers will only increase sales. I've sold a few things on eBay that I would never have otherwise, even on Junkion. I work retail, so I'm used to the "buyer being right." As long as they pay me, I could care less What shenanigans they do.
     
  12. jason jupiter

    jason jupiter weird/ rare g1 KO hunter

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    it looks like prices for "lots" are ridiculous.
     

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