What's stuff worth?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Cham Clowder, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. Cham Clowder

    Cham Clowder Member

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    Are there any like... blue books on Transformers? I used to be into TF but my enthusiasm toward the toys has burned out.

    I'm headed off to University next year, and being a music major, I'm gonna need every dime I can get my hands on ("Forget the food, I need guitar strings!"). With that, I'm selling my toys :( 

    Alternators Tracks
    Animated Grimlock
    Animated Bulkhead
    Cybertron Smokesreen
    Cybertron Vector Prime
    Armada Scagenger
    Armada Optimus Prime (with Trailer)
    Armada Thundercracker
    Armada Jetfire
    Armada Overload

    ^That's a list of what I've got. A couple of them I still have the instructions (although I'm not sure why they'd make any difference, since iirc, they're all online on hasbro's site). None of the boxes are still around. I'm doubtful that anything went up in value or any of that business. But I trust a TF community better than myself when it comes to this.

    If this is in the wrong place, whoever wants to move it wherever can go ahead :)  I'm not familiar with these boards.
     
  2. doomboy536

    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    Check eBay would be my advice.
     
  3. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Yeah, go to ebay and check completed listings and you should be able to average it out.

    Good luck with the music man!!! I sold my g1 toys back in the day to help pay for cymbals
     
  4. Cham Clowder

    Cham Clowder Member

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    Cool. I'll try that out later.

    So what's the best way to sell things? I'm sure eBay would be a popular answer, but I'm not to familiar with selling on the bay enough to pull it off (I also don't turn 18 until July..).

    Do any of those comic stores pay good money for figures? Or is that the easy way to get ripped off? I ask cause I remember seeing a minicon (Sparkplug (i think?) that comes with my optimus) in a store with a "$9.99" sticker on it! Surely that's a bit much.

    And thanks for the wishes :)  As much as I love giant robots pumbling at each other, music's a huge part of my life now.
     
  5. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    Ebay period. 99 cent starting auction, advertise on every tf forum under their ebay section, get the word out.

    You could try crave but I trust them as far as I know them...not at all. It's a real sloppy operation.
     
  6. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    And you've been kicking yourself ever since.
    :crazy:  :drunk . :) 
     
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    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    No way. Can't say that I miss them at all.
     
  8. zealottoyou

    zealottoyou Well-Known Member

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    or contact bbts and see how much they can offer.
     
  9. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    Ebay:
    All of that chocolate cookie and creamy filling has gone to your head.
    :tongue: 

    As others have said, ebay is your best bet. You can try a sales thread in the Junkion but be ready for some low offers.
     
  10. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    a local vintage toy shop isn't likely to give you that much for that lot, BBTS might not either since they are loose, Ebay is your best bet to get max price.
     
  11. Cham Clowder

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    So if I sell locally (craigslist, kijiji, etc.), what's a rough estimate of what I could ask for for the whole lot?

    Is 100 bucks for the box asking too much?
     
  12. depthcharge82

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    $135 would be the most you can get though others might disagree
     
  13. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    You could but you wouldn't be getting top dollar. Since they have to make a profit I'm guessing it'll be bought for 40 to 60 percent of what they'll sell it for. 75 max.
     
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    Post them in the sale section in these boards and ask for offers.
    See what happens!
     
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    yeah assuming everything's complete 130-140 for the lot sounds about right (on the generous side), only thing i see that might be 'worth something' is the armada optimus and jetfire, they'll probably get close to $40, armada skywarp might get close to $20 if selling individually. all the other toys expect to get 40% of what you paid for if they sell at all.
     
  16. Grimlockprime16

    Grimlockprime16 Me Grimlock King!

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    Its all worth $1 for the lot and I will gladly take them off your hands...lol
     
  17. Cham Clowder

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    Sold! :D 

    (kidding, of course)
     
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    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    There have been some in the past that attempted to be, but they became dated before they ever reached publication due to constant fluctuation in secondary market trends.

    One of the better online sources to come along that helps in this regard is shmax.com. Granted, the price tracking stats have limitations, but on the whole their accuracy has been fairly consistent.

    As others have mentioned, it helps to do your homework via ebay auctions, amazon listings, crave.com and shmax.com. And through the Junkion Exchange forum here at TFW you can often get better value direct from a fellow collector through sale or trade.
     
  19. shmax

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    Thanks for remembering shmax.com! I just wanted to mention that we're getting much closer to our goal of using member data to supplement the auction data. Once we have that working, you should see appraisal data across the board magically filling in. Here's hoping that people are honest/accurate about their information...
     

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