Wreck-It Ralph wrote:I have done a few late posts after a night out and like you say it seems like a good idea at the time only to wake up in the morning and delete them as quickly as possible hoping nobody read them. I fell out with a fellow collector a couple of months ago after I responded to a text he sent me offering to buy something off me, I was out with friends having a boozy lunch and my response was unnecessarily abrupt, my fault, since then I try to avoid responding to anything or worse still posting after I have had a drink!
So let’s give u guys the full story since “Wreck-it Ralph” aka Anthony Roberts decided to come on here and casually mention his verbal abuse to “a fellow collector”!
V early part of the year some of u know I decided to part with my Palitoy 30 back collection which many of u know was all but one shy of all the Empire figures
So without meaning to b arrogant, a collection that most could only dream of
Anyway I let Anthony have 18 of the 19 MOCs(kept the Luke Bespin for my Luke Focus) and tbf to Anthony he initially made a v sound offer and didn’t mess me about so much appreciated. However as serious Palitoy collectors know, a lot of money certainly does NOT guarantee a near full set of debut 30 backs
So my point is I feel I did Anthony a massive favour selling to him-because I wasn’t in a situation where I had to sell. Also during and indeed after the sale I gave Anthony a lot of my time helping him out with info and advise to help grow his collection-we r talking many early morning phone calls which I happily took and helped out as best I could
A couple of months later I sold Anthony a few more Palitoy Debuts which included the extremely rare 45a 3P0 RL-which the sale was all about. Again he paid well but again a big favour from me
So moving on, Anthony acquired a load more Palitoy MOCs from another collector that he decided after a short while he no longer wanted so first offered them for trade then soon after offered them for sale letting the likes of me and some others know-but no prices were given
I had interest in a particular one-not particularly rare and made a fair market value offer and the response I got was “that seems low”. I explained my offer was based on previous sales etc and got no reply.
After sometime past I thought I would get back in touch to c if we could both compromise and agree a price because I really wanted the MOC for my collection and this is(from memory) more or less the exact reply I got;
“I don’t give a fuck about SW Toys! Am more interested in cars! If u want anything, make an offer on multiple items or don’t contact me!”
How would u react to a message like that from someone u have spent the best part of the year helping
Naturally I was v upset because this is actually the 2nd time I have received a nasty txt from Anthony-the first again being for no justified reason. So I gave a piece of my mind and told him not to contact me again.
Blaming your disgusting response to me on alcohol, u should b utterly ashamed of urself “mate”
Looking for mint sealed or unused Palitoy Empire.