|10-30-2008, 01:58 PM||#11|
Spartan F5 Viper
Join Date: Sep 2008
Given I can't read a word on that thing (guss it is spanish?) it would not be worth much to me, but if you have completed your collection with that or you want to start a collection of foreign figs then I guess you got it for a good price. Thing is maybe in 300 years it may be wroth something. 20-30 years is just not enough time for it to become rare and valuable. However I doubt these plastic toys would hold up like the gold trinkets found in Egypt or the rest of the world that are now "priceless items of antiquity". Can you imagine in 2,000 years what people (or alien excavators) will pay when they find your carded sealed fig in the ruins of our civilization?
|10-30-2008, 02:35 PM||#12|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: SD, CA
I got what you said, bro. To imply otherwise is, quite simply, presumptuous on your part.
Thanks for your input.
We all have to do what we have to do, to support our hobbies. I try to make up for the thousands I spend on Joes by scoring a good deal or two every once in a while on ebay. So the thought in the back of my mind wasn't "Gee, I think I overpaid for this", the thought in my mind was "maybe the mislabeled/miscategorized/poorly worded ebay auction landed me something that's worth considerably more than what I paid" in which case, I would turn it around for profit.
An example is such (paraphrased, the specific details may be inaccurate):
There was a guy who collects vintage beer. He saw an ad on ebay for an old bottle of beer from the 1850s. Sealed, unopened, with beer inside. The auction he found had the name of the beer misspelled, just a simple clerical error. He ended up paying $300 for the beer.
When the seller received the item, and did some research, and read the handwritten note attached to the bottle, he discovered that this particular beer was part of a case that traveled to the Alaskan Yukon during the gold rush up there, and was the only surviving bottle left on earth. He turned it around and sold it for $300,000 on ebay a week later.
Say what you want about this example, but they guy was able to buy a new house with his profits.
Now I'm not trying to imply that my "nuevos heroes" Destro is going to buy me a new house. I was simply checking on the off chance that I'd scored something truly valuable.
And I was being REALLY SARCASTIC when I replied to your first post. In fact, I'm always sarcastic, and that doesn't translate well over teh internets, so I understand why you misinterpreted my response.
No harm no foul.
daisies and lillies and butterflies and pink ponies and rainbows, okay? let's all get along like care bears now.
the blonde weasel
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