What's a reasonable amount to pay for...

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  1. Obliterator999

    Obliterator999 Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, sorry if this is in the wrong forum but I didn't know where else to post. I just saw an interesting listing on eBay, but before committing to buy I'd like to know if it's a real good deal or not so much.

    The auction is for the following 3 figures:

    - Takara Buster Prime (MISB)
    - Takara Premium Optimus Prime Ma-21 (MIB)
    - Takara MP Convoy (MIB)

    These 3 figures are listed in a single auction for $300 (with an additional $50 s/h).

    After some research I found out that Buster OP sells for about ~$75 on ebay, same for Premium OP (this one is extremely scarce nowadays too). MP OP is, wow, nearly $200. And that's all w/o the shipping charges to my area. So it looks like a fairly decent deal and is an incredible opportunity for me to grab all 3 of my most wanted figures of all time. Still, I'd love to know what you guys think.
     
  2. freezowave

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    That is actually a pretty fair deal. MP OP's has been around $175-200 for a while, and the other two combined are easily worth another $150. It's not the deal of the century but it is still a good deal.

    At first I read it as MP Meg's and the rest, but an MP-01 may even be better. Still it is a very fair deal.
     
  3. QmTablit

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    I wouldn't exactly call it a deal, but $350 shipped is a pretty decent price.
     
  4. metrotitan

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    To me, it depends on if you really want all 3 figures. If you do, its a good deal. If you're just buying them all to get a bulk discount (and you really only want one or two of them), I don't know if I'd do it.
     
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    1) Takara Buster Prime (MISB) - about USD $70

    2) Takara Premium Optimus Prime Ma-21 (MIB) - could range from USD $100 - $160! (Especially if its sealed)

    3) Takara MP Convoy (MIB) - about USD $150 upwards

    You've the numbers there so you decide if they're worth your time. ;) 
     
  6. process

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    That's actually a pretty amazing deal, considering everything looks mint in the photos. Some places charge $300 for MP-01 (albiet MISB) alone.
     
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    $350 seems pretty good. I'd take the dive.
     
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    I'd go for it.
     
  9. Optimist_Prime

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    DO IT!!!! I sold my MA-21 for $199 + S&H
     
  10. AMG

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    Sounds like a fair deal to me. I'd pull the trigger on it.
     
  11. Auto Morph

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    Yep, not a steal of the century, but a good solid price for all 3 figures.
    As Metrotitan said, go for it only if you really want all 3 (and it sounds like you do).

    Really, it comes down to this: if you don't buy them now, who knows when another chance will come along for these exact same toys, in this condition, at this price?
     
  12. Automorpher

    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

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    Dude, look at the quote above, just to let you know that I ain't kidding. :ev: 
     
  13. Obliterator999

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    LOL, is the seller lurking the boards? 'Cause the buyout changed to $380. ¬_¬ Just when I was convinced to buy it, not so sure anymore.
     
  14. process

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    I can't believe that auction lasted long enough for the seller to change the BIN.
     
  15. Optimist_Prime

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    $380 still isn't bad. If I was selling this lot I'd put a bin at $475 - $500...
     
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    Still a sucky thing to do.
     
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    I'd say it's still a good price; but still a dick move by the seller.
     
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