Selling.

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by UnicronFTW, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    Imagine if you will, it's getting later in your life, you need some money to fall back on, so you decide to sell some of your collection... what is the first to go? What do you have the least attachment too, and have no regret in selling?
    For me, it's probably most of my Unicron Trilogy stuff, with a few exceptions.
     
  2. Geezertron

    Geezertron Well-Known Member

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    I have a MIB RiD Megatron in my closet. Not worth much, but it's something I know I wouldn't miss.
     
  3. Auto Morph

    Auto Morph Gimmick Bot

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    If I had any Unicron trilogy stuff then yes, but I don't. For me, it would be the repaints of chararacters - the ones who never appeared on screen. Cool as they look, they are not the actual characters the originals molds represented. So all the Animated and movie repaints would go first. Then any other non-repaints who never appeared on screen.

    That's my criteria anyways.
     
  4. wolfe

    wolfe Well-Known Member

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    Doubles and stuff i've set aside for selling. After that i would probably start with figures i'm not so fond of.
     
  5. Lt. Faceless

    Lt. Faceless I'm a puppet

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    Just Transformers?I'd start with MPs,Alts,Classics,G1

    All of my toys...Star wars,Marvel,Gijoe.
     
  6. bignick1693

    bignick1693 Maximal

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    Ill start with my wst dinobots and alternity.
     
  7. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    My G1 is the last to go, with G3 just before it. Those are the last resort, with everything else going first.
     
  8. Ikkstakk

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    Afraid I lol'd at this. My entire collection might pay for groceries for a few weeks... but if I ever broke a hip or some "late in life" event happened to me that I'd need money for, they may as well take me out back and shoot me because I think I could sell everything I own and not even cover the cost of riding in the hospital wheelchair.

    Transformers aren't investments, folks. ;)  That said, all the MISB stuff is the first to go.
     
  9. Optimus997

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    MISB Titaniums, some of the non-show Cybertron toys, Classics Devastator. Also some movie 1 and ROTF toys of characters that weren't in the movie.
     
  10. Abrogate

    Abrogate Nondescript Former Poster

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    Anything that I would wouldn't have to think twice about getting rid of is probably something that wouldn't be worth diddly to begin with. Though I -have- been considering selling my Alternators, and at least a few of those are worth some decent change.
     
  11. Danny-Boy

    Danny-Boy Loyal Knight

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    Probably my Armada toys first. That line SUCKED!
     
  12. LifePincher

    LifePincher BBTS is the SOURCE!

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    Since I mainly own G1......... I'd have to go down the ranks from least to most liked.
    I'll sell my soul before touching any more of my G1's though!!!!!! Seriously!

    You hear me Devil? My soul is one thing, but my G1's???????? :bay 
     
  13. Kaiwera05

    Kaiwera05 Soundwave Enthusiast

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    I'd probably sell off my old BW figures that I don't even display.
     
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    Star Saber Primus Hates You!

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    Binaltech and Unicron Trilogy stuff would probably be the first to go. Next would probably be Animated, then Beast Wars, then the reissues, then Classics.

    I'd probably keep my RID collection (huge sentimental value) last as well as my Prime collection.
     
  15. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Well... it would be in this order

    GI Joe, Alternity, Classics, and Beast Wars Maximals...

    It would have to be a damn shit storm for me to dump my BW Predacons lol:lol 
     
  16. wolfe

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    It doesn't matter if you see a collection as an "investment". These toys still have value.
     
  17. G1_Cindersaur

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    i sell the shit that is hot at the moment and will fetch the most $$...WTF is it going to do to sell figures that might net you $5 to $14 at the most on a good day before paypal or ebay fees?

    you can always reacquire TF's later...but if you need to get some $$$ gathered...it makes since to sell the least amount and make the most $$$ you can...just saying.

    And the only few items that are not for sell on my list...my mechabot-1/omegatron KO tf's that i have...and my two botcon laserbeak and buzzsaw and the blue shadowhawk tf from superlink

    i would sell everything else if i had too.

    but it differs per fan...I sell dozens of transformers every couple of months via ebay so attachment for me really is not to apoint of sell/not sell.

    if i can make some $$$ on it...GONE.

    but we are talking $$$$ worth the time...if you sell something from your collection and make $5 to $10 above what you paid...you are not really getting ahead after alll the other items involved(ebay and paypa; fees...time and gas. etc)
     
  18. blur3479

    blur3479 The most boring member

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    Bumblebeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There are to many for me to keep i feel dumb for buying them
     
  19. wolfe

    wolfe Well-Known Member

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    I think the conversation is more about selling out of need and not necessarily about making a profit on it.
     
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  20. Mr. Sparklebot

    Mr. Sparklebot 'Til All Are Juan

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    Almost anything that's not on my shelf right now.
     

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