The best deal ever!

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by rid, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. rid

    rid Well-Known Member

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    Recent threads have made me realize that opinions on the value of a certain figure can vary greatly from one collector to another. One figure can be the holy grail for one but is nothing more than a passing thought for another. These situations can lead to rather interesting trades.

    This leads me to this thread. So, what's the best trade you've ever made. Trades that are so ridiculously in your favor that you can't believe it.

    I'll start with mine. I recently traded a G1 Quickswitch with loose joint and some yellowing for a MISB 20th Anniversary Optimus Prime, black gun (first release, not DVD version). Not the deal of the century by any means but still a great trade in my favor, IMO.

    Let's limit this thread to trades only. Let's not count purchases because there's always super sales and flea market finds but they are not deals made between two fans who know the value of the toys they are trading.
     
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    ZecksKitty Banned

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    I got a clear Mirage after some manual labor for a friend.
     
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    Greenshadow0 Well-Known Member

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    I got a Robots in Disguise Ultra Magnus (Only missing a few missles, one tire) for helping a neighbor set up some stuff for a tag sale.
     
  4. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'll probably be getting some BW stuff from an employee just for setting up my collection in our theatre. He apparently was so impressed, he just wanted to get rid of the stuff he's not interested in to a good home.

    -Tony!
     
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    So...did you give it or take it?
     
  6. ZecksKitty

    ZecksKitty Banned

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    I got the clear Mirage.
     
  7. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Man, Draven ought to chime in on this one. He got a great deal at Botcon, well technically pre Botcon, but anyhow.

    Best one I ever got was my £1 Star Saber, I bought that though. I've not really lucked out on any trades, I've just managed to find a few decently priced toys now and then.
     
  8. jdre_124

    jdre_124 Super Dick

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    I think onesock was using innuendo..............>_>
     
  9. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    I dont think thats quite what he meant.


    On topic: I got a huge box full of loose/junker beast wars for a few Digimon cards a few years back.
     
  10. onesock

    onesock Banned

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    Way to not get the joke, bud. :thumb 
     
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    ZecksKitty Banned

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    It was so vague, I couldn't be sure.
     
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    YEARS back, like...a long time back, I traded a BW Rhinox for a G1 Grimlock, which being a kid I ended up destroying but hey, was a nice deal at least >_>
     
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    I got a rubbermaid bin full of G1 for a Sofa. The highlights were Metroplex with box/paperwork/foam (missing very few accessories), Stunticons (minus Dragstrip), Combaticons (minus vortex), Grimlock (loose joints), Soundwave (major play wear), Tracks, plus some others.

    I got another box full of Beast Wars (including Optimus Primals, Megatrons, Depthcharge, Rampage) for nothing... well maybe for marrying into the family. Yay wife with younger siblings!

    I traded the excess of haul number 1 there (mostly junkers or bots I didn't need) and some other extras (I think Alt Tracks) for a complete Denfensor and a hand full of mini bots.
     
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    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    Sounds very kinky...
     
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    :lol  :lol 
     
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    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    Kinky bastards, all of ya!
     
  17. Hiro Prime

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    I got a loose, complete, and very mint Fort Max & G1 Galvatron in a trade at a comic show for a few McFarlane Spider-man comics. The kid wanted the comics real bad, but didn't have the cash. So when it got mentioned that I was into Transformers, he said he had a couple and would go home to get them if I'd hold the comics untill he came back. So I did and he did and we made the trade. :D 

    And if the the deal that Sol is reffering to of Draven's is the one I think it is, then he got that deal from me and he more than deserved it. :thumb 
     
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    Top this... I went to my local hobby shop 'Heroes and Fantasies', my friend steph works there and a 'regular' came by on 'Friday Night Magic (FNM)" and brought a huge box of transformers he had when he was a kid and gave them to steph. She let me take 1 fig 4 free and every other after that for $5 (I only had $20 at the time). I took G1 Jetfire (complete exept for gun clip), paid $5 each for G1 Shockwave (complete) and G1 Thundercracker (complete, save for 2 missiles and he had 1 Starscream lazer)......whew, hows that?
     
  19. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    I got a slightly worn Victory Leo (with slightly worn box) as a gift once (though it is all part of back-and-forth trading with my Japanese friend)
     
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    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

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    I traded a bunch of Action Masters and Micromasters for just about the entire 1985 line.
     

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