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Selling an R2 pop up saber

Postby _Lee_ » Wed May 31, 2017 11:13 am

Hey guys,

So im thinking of selling my R2 with pop up saber to help me purchase a new guitar amp, but im really concerned about how to sell this. I really want this to be a collect in person piece purely because of the issues with people claiming the saber is repro when it isn't. Ive heard stories of people sending a complete R2 only for the buyer to switch the saber for a repro one and insist it is fake and what was sent with the figure.

Really stuck for ideas here, or do I get it graded before sale?

Thanks

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Re: Selling an R2 pop up saber

Postby wrighty » Wed May 31, 2017 11:19 am

It's really sad that it has come to this, no safe place to sell. I would suggest selling to someone that you know or someone that knows the person or bring it to FF, but that's a few months away!! Tough one!!

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Re: Selling an R2 pop up saber

Postby _Lee_ » Wed May 31, 2017 11:19 am

Here is the little bastard :D
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Re: Selling an R2 pop up saber

Postby poncho » Wed May 31, 2017 11:30 am

sell to a forum member or a well active and known member on a facebook collecting group.

id steer clear of ebay.

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Re: Selling an R2 pop up saber

Postby lejackal » Wed May 31, 2017 12:25 pm

Grading would stop the switching but with the crease it may not get that high a grade so could have a negative impact on the price achieved.

As said I'm sure there are plenty of trusted members you could sell to, the key is that you're comfortable with the price you get and who you deal with.

Good luck either way

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Re: Selling an R2 pop up saber

Postby edd_jedi » Wed May 31, 2017 12:34 pm

As above just sell it somewhere you trust to somebody you trust. Agree it's not worth the risk of eBay-ing it.

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Re: Selling an R2 pop up saber

Postby Richard_H » Wed May 31, 2017 1:17 pm

Definitely not ebay. I'd stick it on Jabba Palace auctions an watch it go. Be shocked if it went for £300 on there
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Re: Selling an R2 pop up saber

Postby Bunglebubs » Wed May 31, 2017 3:45 pm

As others have already said avoid ebay like the plague, too many barstewards on there trying to get stuff for free from honest sellers! Im sure soomeone on here would be happy to buy it from you plus no 10% ebay fees :D
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Re: Selling an R2 pop up saber

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Wed May 31, 2017 5:12 pm

Lee, sell here mate and then choose to who you sell from the responses. I don't see much benefit in selling on one of the FB groups as there's just as many roads on there as ebay.

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Re: Selling an R2 pop up saber

Postby Stubbs » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:07 pm

How much would you be looking for as this is one of the droids iv been looking for.

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Re: Selling an R2 pop up saber

Postby coomber75 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:06 pm

sell here mate safest way...

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Re: Selling an R2 pop up saber

Postby Darthgulliver » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:49 am

Morning Lee If you are looking to sell please bear me in mind you will have no hassle and would pay a fair price. If you want to pm me to discuss a deal then please do . Whatever you do with it mate i probably wouldnt grade it as i think it will get graded down quite badly because of the sticker. Thanks Tony

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Re: Selling an R2 pop up saber

Postby fuzzybuzzytoys » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:59 am

Pretty sure this has already been sold on Jabbas Auctions FB Group
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Re: Selling an R2 pop up saber

Postby Stubbs » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:50 pm

I can't get over the price of this now. I have only been able to find graded pieces on eBay all the loose have repro sabers or terrible condition.

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Re: Selling an R2 pop up saber

Postby Mini99 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:39 pm

Stubbs wrote:I can't get over the price of this now. I have only been able to find graded pieces on eBay all the loose have repro sabers or terrible condition.


Totally agree, back in the 90s had one loose and one POTF, would need to sell an organ to be able to afford to replace them now.


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