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Re: No luck but am I being ripped off?

Postby lejackal » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:45 pm

There are at least 3 on eBay right now
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Re: No luck but am I being ripped off?

Postby Alltooeasy » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:19 pm

All I can see are ones with a yellow bubble or ones around £250 upwards

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Re: No luck but am I being ripped off?

Postby Michael Sith » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:07 pm

The search maybe arduous, frustrating at times,
With repro and and unscrupulous sellers, a field of mines,
But with patience and time why not savour the hunt,
One of these days you will take a punt,
Then you will look back at this as a win,
With a lovely Ben moc and a Cheshire Cat grin :D
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Re: No luck but am I being ripped off?

Postby subzero » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:14 pm

Michael Sith wrote:The search maybe arduous, frustrating at times,
With repro and and unscrupulous sellers, a field of mines,
But with patience and time why not savour the hunt,
One of these days you will take a punt,
Then you will look back at this as a win,
With a lovely Ben moc and a Cheshire Cat grin :D


How do you come up with these? :lol: :wink:
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Re: No luck but am I being ripped off?

Postby tobedesu » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:46 am

This is my carded Ben I picked up for £40 at the NEC last year.
The bubble is split at the bottom but still sealed OK.
I plan to preserve it in a case so hopefully it doesn't get worse. It's stored away laying flat at present.

Like has been said, if you're patient then you will find a good one.
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Re: No luck but am I being ripped off?

Postby Alltooeasy » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:13 am

Yeah I'm Not too fussy in terms of type of card and the bubble being perfect but I definitely want the bubble clear and the seal secure. Saw a tri logo (my favourite) with clear bubble for £125 but someone nabbed it! That or a rotj card would be my preferred one. Not sure if to go for these ones at £250 upwards or wait! Is that a good deal for an esb card Ben?

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Re: No luck but am I being ripped off?

Postby darth_daddius » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:22 am

I can see how he was saying that he was just after a mint one, not necessarily carded. Could be taken either way, I guess.

There are very nice Bens out there. If you don't care if its loose, hold off on the premium you'll pay for the cardback and bubble - which you say you're not worried about. You will find a loose one one that is great with patience - or go the ROTJ option, although yellow bubbles may be an issue.

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Re: No luck but am I being ripped off?

Postby peekaygee73 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:08 am

If you're serious about wanting to get yourself a decent Ben at a good price you'll need two things:

Patience. Seriously, there's no rush. People put Buy it Now items on ebay at inflated prices because they know there are people out there who can't wait. Paying more than you should for one won't make you feel any better. Keep an eye out and I'm sure something will pop up soon.

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Re: No luck but am I being ripped off?

Postby Alltooeasy » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:13 am

darth_daddius wrote:I can see how he was saying that he was just after a mint one, not necessarily carded. Could be taken either way, I guess.

There are very nice Bens out there. If you don't care if its loose, hold off on the premium you'll pay for the cardback and bubble - which you say you're not worried about. You will find a loose one one that is great with patience - or go the ROTJ option, although yellow bubbles may be an issue.

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Im happy with a rotj or tri logo card as i really like both of them as long as they arent yellowed. Plenty of potf ones about but they are more or less all yellowed!

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Re: No luck but am I being ripped off?

Postby Alltooeasy » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:15 am

peekaygee73 wrote:If you're serious about wanting to get yourself a decent Ben at a good price you'll need two things:

Patience. Seriously, there's no rush. People put Buy it Now items on ebay at inflated prices because they know there are people out there who can't wait. Paying more than you should for one won't make you feel any better. Keep an eye out and I'm sure something will pop up soon.

Star Wars Tracker: If you don't know what's a good price to pay this can pay for itself in one transaction - https://www.starwarstracker.com/



A tri logo did pop up but i just missed out on it and was gutted! Really like the tri logo and rotj cards. cool so its a free app about figures and prices?

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Re: No luck but am I being ripped off?

Postby peekaygee73 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:26 am

Alltooeasy wrote:
peekaygee73 wrote:If you're serious about wanting to get yourself a decent Ben at a good price you'll need two things:

Patience. Seriously, there's no rush. People put Buy it Now items on ebay at inflated prices because they know there are people out there who can't wait. Paying more than you should for one won't make you feel any better. Keep an eye out and I'm sure something will pop up soon.

Star Wars Tracker: If you don't know what's a good price to pay this can pay for itself in one transaction - https://www.starwarstracker.com/



A tri logo did pop up but i just missed out on it and was gutted! Really like the tri logo and rotj cards. cool so its a free app about figures and prices?

It's not free, but it only costs something like $30 - which is why I mentioned it could pay for itself in one transaction. If you're collecting vintage SW and you're not sure of prices it really is invaluable. Just click the link and it'll tell you all about it.

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Re: No luck but am I being ripped off?

Postby stu70 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:42 am

When I come up against a brick wall of trying to find a certain figure at the right price and in the right condition I usually move on to something else on my "want list", it's pretty long, then try again with that figure later on.

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Re: No luck but am I being ripped off?

Postby choffialoopa » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:47 am

I use it. Think I have saved around 500£ already using this tool as a guideline to work from.

Can’t live without. Just careful that the leia Bespin displayed as painted neck is in fact turtleneck. And other small tidbits. Hmmm I should probably let the author know.

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Re: No luck but am I being ripped off?

Postby Alltooeasy » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:55 pm

stu70 wrote:When I come up against a brick wall of trying to find a certain figure at the right price and in the right condition I usually move on to something else on my "want list", it's pretty long, then try again with that figure later on.


Well im also after darth and chewie also on tri logo or rotj if possible so might have to watch and wait on all 3

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Re: No luck but am I being ripped off?

Postby subzero » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:05 pm

Alltooeasy wrote:
stu70 wrote:When I come up against a brick wall of trying to find a certain figure at the right price and in the right condition I usually move on to something else on my "want list", it's pretty long, then try again with that figure later on.


Well im also after darth and chewie also on tri logo or rotj if possible so might have to watch and wait on all 3


There's actually been 2 trilogo Vaders that ended in auction on ebay over the past week, they went for good prices too compared to the BIN listing prices that are currently available.
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