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Old 02-25-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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AFA: Is anyone really buying these?

I've often been against the whole AFA thing mostly because it all just seems like such a greedy money grab. Well, having looked around on ebay, I have to wonder: Is it? And is it even really that lucrative? The question I'm asking to TFW is: Has anyone here ever actually bought an AFAd Transformer? And if so, for how much did it really wind up going for? Here's why I'm asking: I was looking on ebay and I noticed that all (literally ALL) of the AFAd TFs on ebay were on a Buy It Now with like 20-some odd days left, there were no actual auctions for them with anyone actually bidding. Oh wait, yeah there was ONE auction, for Dirge, set at 949.00 but no one had bid on it. Which to me indicates that they're really not worth the several thousands of dollars that people often say they are. Or the several thousands of dollars that the buy it now is usually set for. Seriously, I never see these things selling, yet somebody must be buying them right? Or do the sellers just eventually give up and sell it for much less? I guess I'm looking for examples of people actually bought one and what (roughly) it went for. Specific examples though, not looking for an "I would if I had the money". Yeah, EVERYONE would if they had the money, that doesn't count.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:47 PM   #2
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Some collectors view AFA items as a great service.

My entire collection is AFA graded.
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If you check the completed listing on ebay, you will always find auction style listing.

AFA items have sold for $15000! But price depends on the figure and the grade.

If anybody is interested in joining our AFA group, let me know.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:15 PM   #3
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If you check the completed listing on ebay, you will always find auction style listing.

AFA items have sold for $15000! But price depends on the figure and the grade.

If anybody is interested in joining our AFA group, let me know.
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I've never been able to find ended items (unless I was watching them).

I've heard of stuff like this (items going for enormous prices) but I've never seen it. Do you have an example of this? I'd love to see something like that.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:32 PM   #4
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I agree that there are many AFA items that are overpriced on Ebay that end up sitting for long periods of time. But this is also true of all types of higher end Transformers (Botcon, G1, Lucky Draw). On the Ebay page, click the "advanced" link to the right of the search field and check out completed listings of AFA transformers. People need to keep in mind also that most big sales happen behind closed doors between private collectors.

There was an AFA'd G1 Megatron that was up on open auction recently that the bidding reached $9,000 before Ebay took the auction down. For some reason Ebay makes it tough to sell Megatrons.

I will tell you this.........nobody, and I mean NOBODY is getting rich in the AFA Transformers trade.
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:14 PM   #6
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I know some people like these, but as for me I just don't see the appeal.
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:20 PM   #7
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:21 PM   #8
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You know, I never see AFA collectors hating on anybody elses collecting habits. Just saying.
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:46 PM   #9
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Not hating. Just don't see the appeal.
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:46 PM   #10
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AFA collectors area fairly small group but very passionate about what they collect. I do not collect AFA but i respect those that do.

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