FB Marketplace and Transformers

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by ILoveDinobot, May 27, 2020.

  1. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Selling: Rodimii! All Rodimus must go.

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    So, I have a love/hate relationship with fb marketplace. It's like thrifting online, I can get nice things free (ex: a leapfrog game system and bike) and my daughter likes toys from a die cast car line on ebay 1 car can go for $30+ and on FB marketplace I get them in lots of 20 for $10.

    But, transformers, especially kids transformers, as in used by kids (broken, missing pieces, and rescue bots. PEOPLE WANT A TON OF MONEY. I think parents think all Transformers are worth $50+. There is someone who is selling a movie Grimlock near me, it pops up on my "browse" all the time. It's missing all weapons and his tail, he marked it "like new". I asked him if he had the weapons and tail and he said no, but it's like new. And I was like "ok, I'll pass". There are people who sell TFs in lots, like even movie figures, every figure missing at least 1 limb, and they are trying to sell for $100 for 10 broken deluxes.

    What is it about Transformers that people think their kids garbage is gold? Anyone ever have luck with TFs on facebook marketplace?
     
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    Subdurmal Well-Known Member

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    I don't use FB but in general when parents google TF toys they just see the "most valuable top tens and get the idea they have a old mine. That and eBay prices.
     
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    Even ebay prices are better, and ebay sellers are more honest, they usually say something is broken or missing.
     
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    They only look at the big prices. It's the same with high end vintage magic cards I buy and sell. They want mint graded card prices for a card that is heavily played or creased or both and get all moody with me when I make a reaonable offer even explaining why

    Greed
     
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