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  1. Wingnut

    Wingnut Stayin' Alive!

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    Digging around your junk for stuff to sell at a yardsale then finding a complete Computron.

    You know what sucks?

    Digging around your junk for stuff to sell at a yardsale then finding what you think is a complete Piranacon only to realize he's missing his head, fists and his right foot.

    Sigh...
     
  2. Red Hope

    Red Hope Well-Known Member

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    lol Damn those yard sales! I had that similar experience with my Piranacon... missing foot, fist,... and connection piece on two 'bots. Ugh.

    This is why I keep a detailed inventory on my computer now, but it scares me too, at times. lol
     
  3. Wingnut

    Wingnut Stayin' Alive!

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    Now the dilemma. Do I sell off the Piranacon pieces and but a reissue or try to replace the missing pieces?
     
  4. Red Hope

    Red Hope Well-Known Member

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    Well, you're probably talkin' like $30 (plus some freight), roughly for those three items. If you're G1 Piranacon is in good shape, I'd say go for it. But if it's in rough shape, selling it off piece by piece will easily cover a new reissue.

    I've started fixing my Piranacon. I had to get a new Seawing, a claw for Overbite, another foot, and another weapons base. I still have a bit to get, but it's worth it to me. I played with my Piranacon as a kid so... nostalgia.
     
  5. Seawing

    Seawing Lurker of the depths Moderator

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    What condition are your Seacons in? If they are in relatively good shape (not broken, discolored, etc) it would be better to look for the remaining parts than to sell them and get the reissue. Vintage figures will always be more valuable than reissues.
     
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    Wingnut Stayin' Alive!

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    They are in very good shape despite the missing pieces. Thanks for your insight. Thinking about it some more and considering your views I may just go try to find the missing pieces. I think I'd rather keep my original toy then get a reissue anyway. Thanks for your input folks!

    There's a local toy-show next week. Maybe with a little haggling I can find them at a reasonable price. Wish me luck!
     
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    Awwwwwww you lucky guy. lol I wish I could find G1 stuff in my junk. lol
     
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    You going to that show in NJ that's like north-east of Philly? Zolocon?
     
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    STOP DIGGING AROUND YOUR JUNK! :lolol 
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    If your Piranacon is only missing the combiner parts, I'd say you're in pretty good shape. All of the smaller Seacon parts is what will milk you dry. I'd humbly advise you to just complete Piranacon :) 
     
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    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    This is a given, but don't try selling TFs at a yard sale unless they're junkers. You'll be offered only a fraction of what they're worth, especially for anything boxed.

    I tried this at a garage sale and at the flea market. I had "firm" prices on items, and yet I kept getting insulting, low-ball offers...especially from buyers I suspected were "pickers." Now, if there are any TFs I want to sell or trade, I only go through other collectors.
     
  12. typev3

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    I had a similar experience with Powermaster Optimus Prime. Only I had everything in mint condition but I was missing the minicon that pops into Prime's front grill. Still haven't found it.
     
  13. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    If only I found out sooner... I just repainted the leftover one, who was just like my other PEREFECT.. and then drove a spike through it for connecting it to my first version Metroplex powermaster custom :( 

    If you want I could try and carefully remove the paint...
    Just holla via PM ... you get it for the best price ;) 
     
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    yea and if you are really wanna complete it quick just gotta buy a new snaptrap, they run pretty cheap, about $50 complete at tfland, or just get the reissue they're only $60 :lol 

    and there, now you have a complete set, plus extras! lol

    i say finding both, is a good find.

    i never find complete transformers, :( 
     
  15. Wingnut

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    Yes indeed.
     
  16. Wingnut

    Wingnut Stayin' Alive!

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    I have. That was the last of my junk.
     
  17. Wingnut

    Wingnut Stayin' Alive!

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    Oh, I wasn't looking for TF's to sell at the yardsale. Just other junk. I know it's even better to try to sell that stuff on ebay than at a yard sale. I very much appreciate your advice in any case. :D 
     
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    Thanks, I'll keep that in mind as an alternative.
     
  19. Voiceroy

    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    Yeah, it was more just a general "just in case anyone else wants to be foolish like me and try this."

    One lady got upset with me at the flea market because her kid wanted my MISB Energon Ironhide and my firm price was retail cost, which I thought was a good bargain for any collector.

    She kept saying $4, because that's all the money her kid had to spend, and then she tried using the kid to get sympathy. It just made me want to slap her.

    I told her there were plenty of loose toys on the table for under $5, and a whole box of fast food toys for mere pocket change. Call me cruel, but I'm not letting an unopened toy go for less than I paid for it. And $4 was a freaking insult.

    I'll never try selling mint toys at a flea market again.

    Gah. And yard sale offers are even worse.
     
  20. Wingnut

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    Oh yea, I totally hear you. They expect things to be cheap at those places and when they're not! You'd think you shot their dog. :D 
     

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