Stores that buy Transformers figures

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  1. OmarJT82

    OmarJT82 Well-Known Member

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    Does anybody know which retailers/stores other than TFSource buy Transformers figures (Hasbro/Takara & 3rd Party)?

    My hope was to sell 3 MISB figures (1 3rd Party, 1 Hasbro Voyager, 1 Hasbro Deluxe) to TFSource for their original retail value and this was their response:

    For collections we do not offer what the figures are currently selling for, we do price them below their going rate. If we were to purchase items at their current rate we would have to price the figures above their cost in order to make a profit off of the figures and as a result they would not sell.
     
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    Yeah, no store will buy your toy at current value. Almost all of them will offer maybe half to two thirds of what it will sell for.
     
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    WheelWave140 Hate's not cool, dudes!

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    That's how business works. Nobody wants to buy from you if they can't turn a profit.

    If you really need to, turn to eBay.
     
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    Welcome to the world of money making... I promise you that you'll never be able to sell a retailer a figure for retail price. It's unreasonable to even attempt it really... they exist to make a profit so buying for less than its worth is what they must do
     
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    So I guess my one and only option is to sell them on eBay at retail value and face whatever bullcrap fees they throw at me! :mad: 
     
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    what figures are they
     
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    You can also try selling them here as well for less or no (if you're willing to risk Paypal gift) fees
     
  8. OmarJT82

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    1) Hunt for the Decepticons Deluxe Class Jetblade
    2) Age of Extinction Voyager class Grimlock
    3) Unique Toys Y-01 Fuel Supply Provider (3rd Party Octane)
     
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    you probably wont get that much for them. aside octane. there just isn't the demand for them. you can do what I did. I took a bunch of transformers that need to appreciate and I put them in a box that says "don't open til 2019. you may get more for them that way
     
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  10. MartyFeeb

    MartyFeeb Wait... it's a bug?!

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    Except that, despite the ridiculous BS marketing hype, these toys don't necessarily appreciate at all. For example, Classics Optimus should be worth a fortune... except that MP Optimus destroyed it's value - you're lucky to sell it at $35 now, with original MSRP of $25. :banghead: 

    Then there's the "Everything new is superior" effect, where old movie toys won't necessarily go for as high as you hope, simply because they're old. Think about it: if Hasbro/Paramount hires a new director and he changes the look? Well, the Bay-formers may suddenly be out of style.

    In addition, let's not just assume the G1 generation is repeating (as so many collectors do). It's highly likely that the G1 boom happened in a special pocket of history, devoid of iPads and mobile games that now dominate kids' attentions. Meaning, despite the profitable nostalgia of G1, there is no reason to assume Bay-verse toys will elicit that same nostalgia, given the fact that lots of kids bought and forgot (TF sales drop after movie releases, every time).

    MY ADVICE: dump your toys ASAP. Don't wait too long, or some unforeseen event can decimate value. And, for example, what happens when the G1 generation dies off? Do TFs continue being popular without their financial support? (I think the market will eventually implode on these toys, and we'll end up with inflated prices on items that never move).
     
  11. usernamedustin

    usernamedustin 3P Scourgatron KO. Has Die-Cast and Ankle-Tilts.

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    These are toys, not investments.
     
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  12. llamatron

    llamatron OFFICIAL MMC REP TFW2005 Supporter

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    Preeetty sure those wouldn't even get rrp on the second hand market...
     
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    DoubleClouder Prototype / Testshot collector

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    I can't remember what retail was on these two, Jetblade I think was $10 (ish) and Grimlock was $20.
    On eBay you would be lucky to get between $10 and $15 for Jetblade and Grimlock, there are a bunch of sealed ones for $17 - $25 (some with free shipping).
     
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