Your Biggest eBay Deal?

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  1. TJOmega

    TJOmega The Plastic Addict Content Contributor

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    This thread was inspired by this recent purchase of mine:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110164858670

    My paranoid brain double, triple, and quadruple checked the guy and it all came up clean, other than the front of Megatron's box being a little torn on the left it seems on the up and up. When 08 Bumblebee is getting scalped for $25 by himself, and this auction had it and two others that, even if you include shipping cost, are cheaper than at retail, it amazes me nobody grabbed it up first.

    So that got me to thinking, what are some other stories about the best deal anyone got on eBay? Good as this one is (for me, anyway), it's not my best. One of my first eBay buys was Beast Wars II Galvatron, except the seller had no idea what they were, she apparently got a box full somehow and was just selling them off to make room... She was listing it as "Dragon Man" and had a photo of one so mistransformed that a Walmart.com photographer would complain. Price for the little MISB gem? $12. Not bad for my first japanese figure purchase.
     
  2. JinraiPrime

    JinraiPrime 1000+ Post Club Member

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    i got Armada unicron for 15$ shipped mint complete with 15* minicons.
     
  3. onesock

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    I got my car for $600 on eBay last March. :lol 
     
  4. Jetstorm

    Jetstorm Wielder of the Keyblade

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  5. Dragonclaw

    Dragonclaw Comic Ink - Dublin, CA

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    Best deal I ever got was either a loose BLUE Cliffjumper, in fantastic shape, for $31 shipped! or my red Mirage (BAD chrome & no rear spoilers) for $65...after buying a regular Mirage to give him a complete chrome transplant he's in nearly mint shape :) 
     
  6. aprim

    aprim Well-Known Member

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    35 dollars for a MIB Sunstreaker complete pre rub with perfect crome and paint..Even the box is nice.
     
  7. Moonstreaker

    Moonstreaker The Evil Triplet

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    I got the Taka reissue Minibots MIB in July for $80, which I turned around and sold on eBay 3 weeks later for $250. I know the puchase alone wasn't a great deal, but put the sale with it and it becomes one. Other eBay deals include MP Megs and Screamer in the same auction for $180 shipped, all 5 G1 Japanese Predicons MISB for $500, MISB GF Convoy - Megatron - Thundercracker(x2) for $50, Takara bookstyle reissues 1-4 MISB for $60, Complete G1 Predaking w/all instructions for $120. Those are all recent(within the last 4 months). There are plenty of others, just none that stand out in my mind right now.
     
  8. Sy-Rein

    Sy-Rein Rogue Stunticon

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    I recently won a complete Abominus for $30 plus shipping. I did replace the chest plate and had to get Cutthroat's gun but other than that it was in great condition.
     
  9. thyvipera

    thyvipera ThyVipera

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  10. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    A very nice HP flatbed scanner for $8 shipped.

    It works perfectly too.
     
  11. aprim

    aprim Well-Known Member

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    I just won an Overlord complete with a piranacon and some actionmaters for 200.00

    Fort Max MIB Bone white with a instant collection instide the box for under 550

    Complete reflextor for 125 MIB Unused

    O and all 12 Tapes Complete for 125
     
  12. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Nothing... Usually I just get stuff from retailers, and what I do get on ebay is stuff that's sold out at the retailers...

    I did get a Cybertron Hotshot prototype fairly early on (but late in terms of prototypes) complete with NOT FOR SALE on the windshield... $20 shipped...
     
  13. ninety

    ninety NERDS!!

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    Picked up a BIG lot last year, I was aiming for the 95% complete, nice and white Fort Max in it. Sold on the rest over time, final price for Fort Max (including ebay fees for selling on the rest, my time etc. etc. - I kept a note) was £40/$80.
     
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    I won a near complete Trypticon MIB, but box is bad, along with a bunch of other stuff for $90 shipped, and a MIB Metroplex for $140 shipped. I managed to acquire 2 of my major grails which I thought would cost me over $500 total for under $250 shipped.
     
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    Almost forgot the complete/working Trypticon for $35.
     
  16. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Damn. Winnah!

    Though, Omegus, your deal was frikkin' sweet. Still can't find that little bugger. I'm guessing it was an error on the seller's part. Here's hoping he/she honors it.

    As for my own best deals:

    Shokaract MIB/complete - $30
    Countdown NMIB/complete + MM Race Car Patrol - $42
    Star Saber MISB - $200
     
  17. bigkid24

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    I can't remember the exact amount shipped but the BIN was about $75 for a loose G1 lot. I got a minty white Jetfire with all but his gun clip, Metroplex with most of his accessories, Shockwave without his barrel, and Soundwave missing a missile or two.
     
  18. Macross7

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    Ebay:
    G1 Star Saber/Victory Leo set for $120. Huge box and I remember shipping was pretty cheap also. Complete and in awesome shape.
     
  19. nectarsis

    nectarsis I have ZAZZZZZZZZZ

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    how the hell do you guys get so lucky....almost everything I ever try for..no matter what it is on Ebay, I get sniped :( 
     
  20. Mr.Roboto

    Mr.Roboto YOU'RE A SHRUB ROCKETEER! Veteran

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    I picked up all 4 Takara G2 Laser Rods MISB for $60. Both Takara G2 Laser Cycles MISB for $25 each.
     

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