|11-05-2007, 03:43 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tooele (two-willa), Utah
Post your best eBay find. Be it a good deal, a rare item, received more than what you paid... etc.
I used to collect Starcom toys. I bought a BattleCrane with the yellow cargo box off eBay for about $10 bucks. Got it a few days later and found the yellow cargo box was crammed full of Starcom figures, guns, backpacks, hoses and the most prized and hard to find items in Starcom's line... visors! I had 25 visors. The blueish good guy ones and the smoked bad guy ones.
I scoured the internet, identified every figure, every gun and every backpack. Bagged them up and re-sold them for about $5 each. The visors I separated into the colors and sold each lot for $18 each.
So for an original $10 purchase I think I made about $86 bucks!
The only other time I had that happen was when I bought some vintage Star Wars cards and the seller "included for free" what he thought was junk... minty Burger King game pieces-stickers and stickers from the cereal C3PO's. Very rare items and I got them included for free. Those were the days. That stuff doesn't happen that often anymore.
|11-06-2007, 12:12 AM||#2|
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Join Date: Jul 2004
My best find for a SINGLE toy is a super-rare Japanese Machinerobo (Gobots) MR-747 that I picked up on eBay for $16 shipped. The seller naturally had no idea what it was and assumed it to be a Transformer.
I held onto it for a few weeks but when a friend, a real Gobots collector, offered me $250 I couldn't say no. I'd like to get one again some day, but I am a sucker for money.
|11-06-2007, 01:22 AM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Greensboro, NC
The absolute best ebay auction I ever got was a BIN of $70. For that I got:
Complete Water Moccasin w/Copperhead, Blueprints and File Card
Complete Night Landing w/ Blueprints
Complete Moray w/ MIB Lamprey (And Spotlight lens!)
Near Complete Moray w/ Lamprey (Found another Lamprey in the hull) Both came with uncut filecards and blueprints
MIB Sgt. Slaughter
MIB Hooded Cobra Commander
3 Eels (all complete with a mint filecard for each one!)
1 Hydro viper (complete, just missing filecard)
and the ultimate cherry on top......1983 Cobra Soldier MOC!
|11-06-2007, 01:29 AM||#4|
Bizarro Cobra loyalist
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
I found a mint, unopened Palisades Jim Henson figure on a buy it now for 30 bucks, right after it was posted, and immediately bought it. I then traded it for a red Zoot (which I wish I didn't have to do, but I did. . .), but it was a fantastic deal. Those things usually go for around 75-100 bucks.
|11-06-2007, 01:45 AM||#5|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Sealed '83 Viper Glider pilot.
It was the Christmas slowdown, IIRC. Simply no one was bidding. I got it for a song.
EDIT: I clearly remember paying more for the filecard than the figure itself. Both were worth it.
And I opened it as soon as it arrived. :cool:
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|11-06-2007, 02:39 AM||#6|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Don't really remember, did get a masterpiece Optimus Prime for $50 including the shipping. Costs $70 in Walmart, I think.
"Hey, it's always eat or be eaten out in the battlefield. No matter who or what you're up against."--Gail (Dino Crisis)
|11-06-2007, 08:56 AM||#7|
Join Date: Sep 2007
I found an original B.A.T. from 1986 with all it's parts and cardback. It was in perfect condition for $30
Battle Android Troopers are people too
....Just Metal and you can't blow up a human as easy as you can a B.A.T (in most cases)
|11-16-2007, 04:50 PM||#8|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Michigan in the sticks
the best ebay find i ever had was a guys collection i bought for like $750.00 it included the complete mainstream lines from 83-88 including a near complete defiant a complete terrdrome, had to be at least 45 vehicles and 200 figures including a fridge figure stiil in the hasbro baggie
Mah feedback: http://www.hisstank.com/forum/buy-se...joe071681.html
Mah needs list: http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...ack-parts.html
|11-16-2007, 05:05 PM||#9|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC
I got a complete set of the SFII Movie figures MOC included Ryu Hoshi (with the QC sticker on the card back) for $85. The other really good Ebay steal was a MISB Whale for $75.
|11-16-2007, 05:35 PM||#10|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Back in the US of A! (NoVA)
I won a General for $9.99. Sounds and lights still work plus Helicopter! It was missing one tire though, but big deal it has like 12. And the best part I didn't have to pay shipping because is was listed by a ebay lister that was a 5 minute drive from my house. So I picked it up and the wife still doesn't know. I guess I feel guilty, but I deserve it. That was going to be my last ebay purchase for a while, but I had to get a Rowdy Roddy. So I guess it all works out the same in the end.
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