So I bought some G1 TFs at a local auction house...

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  1. JETFIRE714

    JETFIRE714 Well-Known Member

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    I was looking for Transformers on Craigslist when I happened to come upon a post for some auction that was only 10 minutes from my house. I was shocked by the photos and I decided to go there to "inspect" the lot. To my amazement, they had a cache of G1 Transformers, all opened but the bots & boxes were in scary good condition. Some even still had original TRU, Target and retail store price tags.

    I have never seen a collection like this up for sale.. ever..at least in Socal...

    I really wanted to get the G1 Wheeljack, however, they stopped selling piece by piece and sold it as a lot. The lot included wheeljack, sunstreaker, grapple, motormaster, ratchet, blitzwing, astrotrain. Went for $1,050.

    I ended up with a G1 Grimlock and a G1 Jetfire (Matsushiro version)..



    Great experience... I have never seen a collection like this up for sale.. ever..

    I talked with the guy that was selling this stuff, apparently he got the items from an unpaid storage locker...

    Here's what I got...

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    here's a link to the pictures that I initially saw...

    MORE HOME FURNITURE 800-649-4922 ?

    This was my first ever auction, I've always wanted to go to one. Overall good experience.

    Thanks for looking..

    JP
     
  2. Arkvander

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    Holy lord. What I wouldn't give to have been that guy that got the storage locker. I feel bad for whoever missed the payments though.

    Great finds, did you say they were all opened? That Grimlock is a gem!
     
  3. Alucard77

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    I never understand these people. I understand missing a payment, but if you have some valuable stuff in your storage locker, why would you not pick it up?
     
  4. Red Hope

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    Wow! Very nice pieces from the auction. That's a nice find for you. It is a shame the original collector let it go. But your gain for sure.
     
  5. hardreturn

    hardreturn Ian Reid

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    oh man, how much did the insecticons go for?
     
  6. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    Nice!

    How much did that Jetfire end at?
     
  7. Kimmer

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    as usual nothing like this ever happens where i am. great find man:thumbs2: 
     
  8. Infosaur

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    *sigh* I remember when most TF's came in boxes.
    They'd be deluxes by today's standards.
    (the Minibots being Hero's of Cybertron)
     
  9. sifu74

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    I always wondered how some idiots miss payment with valueables in storage. All they have to do is sell of some stuff to make payments.:crazy: 
     
  10. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    How much did you end up dropping out of curiosity?
     
  11. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    Nice find. I would have gone for the lot. $1000 for the items pictured seems like a steal.
     
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    Damn, that is crazy.I can't see someone abandoning these bad boys due to non payment. Makes me wonder if the owner died or something.
     
  13. NormanB

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    I'd wager that drugs and/or death play a role a decent percentage of the time.
     
  14. scottie_bee

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    thats a steal for 1050, I think prime alone would be worth about half of that, If not more
     
  15. hardreturn

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    i don' think all of it was included in the lot, just the ones he said (wheeljack, sunstreaker, grapple, motormaster, ratchet, blitzwing, astrotrain) and the rest were sold individually.
     
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    That's a great find man!
     
  17. IACON

    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    You and me both.... :( 
     
  18. Inikalord

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    That's a damn good find. Jetfire looks amazing and Grimlock just shines on

    I feel sorry to whoever lost those guys. Pay up or Lose em.
     
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    How come this stuff never happens to me?; I've been looking for those two particular figures ( G1 Grimlock and my holy Grail G1 Jetfire, also that Jetfire is pristine) and I've never found one; not one stinking transformer in all the yard sales I've been to, and that's on two states.
    Anyhow, congrats man awesome find.
     
  20. AMG

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    Congrats! Great looking pieces.
     

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