Best way to sell?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by fiire_dragon_88, May 8, 2017.

  1. fiire_dragon_88

    fiire_dragon_88 Andimus Prime Time

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    so I have a lot of Transformers that I am going to be selling. Trying to refine my collection I guess. Normally I go about selling them on eBay, which I do enjoy.

    The thing is I can never tell whether it's better to sell them in bulk or individually. Any thoughts?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch

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    If you just want to get rid of them and don't care about how much money you get, then sell them as a lot. Otherwise take the time to sell them individually.
     
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    xdmisato Well-Known Member

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    Try selling them as a set. Bundle the figures that you think will not sell individually to the figures that are most wanted by collectors.
     
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    Cruel tactic for single character collector's like myself, I hate it to no end...but alas! I guess is all about strategy.
    I've noticed several bundles like that in ebay, and I always end up not buying the lot even though I would have paid a much higher price for the ONE item than the price the seller would get for it as part of the lot.

    So yes, from the buyer point of view, I vote for single item listings...:rolleyes: 
     
  5. BenjaminXavier

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    Listen to motor master above. If you just want them gone for a reasonable amount, do a few big lots. If you want the most money possible, list them individually.
     
  6. peddlerofwine

    peddlerofwine Starscream's Robot Gun

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    You can do both. Sell them individually and also sell special sets, like wreckers or seekers or something like that.
     
  7. fiire_dragon_88

    fiire_dragon_88 Andimus Prime Time

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    Thanks everyone! This has all been very helpful
     
  8. Smokescreen38

    Smokescreen38 Fight fire with smoke!

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    I'd also say; don't expect to make money on these things.

    Every once in a while, a figure will sell for more than you paid but don't hold your breath. :)  Even the bad TFs bring us some fun and entertainment. If you get anything back when you resell them, it's a pure bonus.
     
  9. fiire_dragon_88

    fiire_dragon_88 Andimus Prime Time

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    Yeah I've had good and bad sells in the past. There are just so many this time that I figured I'd get some tips first.

    Thanks!
     
  10. kibble

    kibble Seeker style, yo!

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    Wait...so you enjoy selling on eBay? Since you enjoy it, sell them individually so you can have more enjoyment... In fact, let me send you a bunch of figures I want to get rid of and I'll let you enjoy the shit out of unloading it for me! Whaddaya say?
     
  11. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch

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    Yup if you bought it for $10 and sold it for $3, consider the $7 you "lost" the cost of enjoying the figure while you had it.
     
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