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Price sticker removal.....growing in popularity??

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Price sticker removal.....growing in popularity??

Postby lejackal » Wed May 30, 2018 10:42 pm

As some of you know I love a nice price sticker on a MOC with a penchant for KayBee. I’ve trawled the bay, and elsewhere, for a couple of years hunting down price stickers but in the last 3-6 months, maybe a little longer, the number of them available seems to have dropped significantly

Has anyone else noticed this trend?

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Postby Pomse2001 » Thu May 31, 2018 6:29 am

I have bought a few moc here in 2018 where I could see price stickers was removed :( I have a focus on danish price stickers, they are not that easy to find and I think it is fun for me to see what variants of boxes and cardbacks that was sold in my country, who sold them and what the prices was.

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Postby subzero » Thu May 31, 2018 7:36 am

Hopefully it's because they're actually more popular and collectors are buying them up and holding them in their collections.... hopefully!

I love price stickers, it adds character to the card and some history, and reminds me of seeing it on a shop display etc.
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Postby edd_jedi » Thu May 31, 2018 11:32 am

Actually I think the practice is decreasing, it's more likely there's just less for sale which is the same across the board.

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Re: Price sticker removal.....growing in popularity??

Postby tobedesu » Thu May 31, 2018 12:08 pm

I like to see stickers on a card. However, it can put me off buying a card/MOC if the sticker covers the face of the photo.
Saying that, I'd never remove it and agree it adds history.

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Postby lejackal » Thu May 31, 2018 1:34 pm

Hopefully it is reducing then and it's just less MOC for sale overall meaning I see less

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Postby Robstyley » Thu May 31, 2018 4:14 pm

lejackal wrote:As some of you know I love a nice price sticker on a MOC with a penchant for KayBee. I’ve trawled the bay, and elsewhere, for a couple of years hunting down price stickers but in the last 3-6 months, maybe a little longer, the number of them available seems to have dropped significantly

Has anyone else noticed this trend?


I like a price stickered Moc and have several in my collection. Got two Kaybee ones. Got a couple for sale here if you want to have a look:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3072777734

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3072803438

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Postby lejackal » Thu May 31, 2018 5:18 pm

Caution shameless plug ahead :lol:
Robstyley wrote:
lejackal wrote:As some of you know I love a nice price sticker on a MOC with a penchant for KayBee. I’ve trawled the bay, and elsewhere, for a couple of years hunting down price stickers but in the last 3-6 months, maybe a little longer, the number of them available seems to have dropped significantly

Has anyone else noticed this trend?


I like a price stickered Moc and have several in my collection. Got two Kaybee ones. Got a couple for sale here if you want to have a look:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3072777734

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3072803438

I’d consider having a crack at one Andy if I weren’t going away soon and hadn’t spent this months meagre budget on the most fantastic collection of crap this forum has ever seen. :mrgreen:

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Re: Price sticker removal.....growing in popularity??

Postby Darth Bobby » Thu May 31, 2018 7:06 pm

Hope not... I love the stickers.

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Re: Price sticker removal.....growing in popularity??

Postby apack7229 » Thu May 31, 2018 8:41 pm

I hope removing them is decreasing. I hate when people remove the stickers since that is what makes makes it for me. I like to see what the prices were. Here’s a cardback that has at least 11 different price stickers on it which I think is pretty funny.
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Postby Taffius » Thu May 31, 2018 10:06 pm

apack7229 wrote:I hope removing them is decreasing. I hate when people remove the stickers since that is what makes makes it for me. I like to see what the prices were. Here’s a cardback that has at least 11 different price stickers on it which I think is pretty funny.


Agree with apack and others on vintage. I think the stickers adds value to its historical context.
However in saying that I have found myself removing some stickers from modern. At Echo Live, some guy had his own sticker gun and went mad with it :lol: . Took those stickers off my Rogue One carded figures but have kept TRU, Matalan, other "store" stickers on to show how they got reduced. Hark back to the vintage sale stickers I think.

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Postby Pomse2001 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:55 am

apack7229 wrote:I hope removing them is decreasing. I hate when people remove the stickers since that is what makes makes it for me. I like to see what the prices were. Here’s a cardback that has at least 11 different price stickers on it which I think is pretty funny.


11 price stickers :shock: :lol:

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Re: Price sticker removal.....growing in popularity??

Postby Wreck-It Ralph » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:08 pm

Personally I don't like price stickers much but I have them on a few pieces in my collection as I could not get the pieces without them as they were part of collections I bought. I think when collectors decide to sell then their priorities change and maximising value becomes key and historical importance (price stickers) become irrelevant. So maybe the reason you are seeing less price stickers is that collectors are selling up and getting out the lighter fluid to maximise their return.
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Re: Price sticker removal.....growing in popularity??

Postby lejackal » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:35 pm

Wreck-It Ralph wrote:Personally I don't like price stickers much but I have them on a few pieces in my collection as I could not get the pieces without them as they were part of collections I bought. I think when collectors decide to sell then their priorities change and maximising value becomes key and historical importance (price stickers) become irrelevant. So maybe the reason you are seeing less price stickers is that collectors are selling up and getting out the lighter fluid to maximise their return.

The irony of that is that to get the stickers I want on a figure I’d happily pay a premium to get it.

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Re: Price sticker removal.....growing in popularity??

Postby Wreck-It Ralph » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:03 pm

One of the collections I bought the collector actively tried to remove price stickers by soaking the stickers in lighter fluid, at least that was the method he explained to me. This was done before I bought the collection so I presume he did this to maximise the value of the collection.
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