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Re: Din I get conned selling

Postby choffialoopa » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:35 pm

I don't know what a bobbin is but I got the accessories of course.
I also bought a nice showcase for them and will buy the foot stands from Ian.

I will look forward now and has already help one guy from my country get a fair price for his goods.
Also bought a lovely MoC Chewbacca POTF 92A coin card to crown the collection with some wear and pricesticker ($ currency) as "proof of history" I prefer these rather than MoMC.

Quite happy to be in this forum and be collecting. :)

But I will look forward and NEVER return to post in this thread as it displays stupidity and irrational behavior in astronomic proportions from a month where I was totally out of balance. The spelling error in the subject says it all...

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Re: Din I get conned selling

Postby subzero » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:01 pm

How did this buyer still have the entire lot of figures/weapons etc?, one would have thought he would have flipped it all ( or at least some of the expensive pieces ) straight away. And even if he still had them all i'm surprised he'd completely reverse this deal after so many weeks have passed?

I don't get it! :?
You don't own your toys, you only borrow them until you sell them or die!

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Re: Din I get conned selling

Postby choffialoopa » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:08 pm

As I wrote he didn't reverse the deal completely.
1)He kept all the machines and the bag.

2). He was an earlier collector who was starting again. As in not interested to flip. Hence the whole point of this thread. "I had faith in his evaluation theme". He was just stuck in prices that was long outdated. HAd he been a flipper or insinuated so, there would have been no point to this as there are many bad/good deals made everyday. Last night an A-Wing pilot (without gun) was sold at around 25£ for example.

Naturally, had he been a flipper I would never have seen any of it and I could have name and shame him as many requested.

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Re: Din I get conned selling

Postby SublevelStudios » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:53 pm

But wasn't he an admin on a group? Or have I read that wrongly.

This thread reads like a Columbo screenplay.

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Re: Din I get conned selling

Postby choffialoopa » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:37 pm

Yes. But one that doesn't focus on vintage action figures now. Hence his outdated prices.

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Re: Din I get conned selling

Postby Mini99 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:12 pm

I’m so confused!

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Re: Din I get conned selling

Postby StarWarsFan » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:43 pm

Mini99 wrote:I’m so confused!


ditto

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Re: Din I get conned selling

Postby choffialoopa » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:56 pm

It all comes back to me beeing very busy with moving and new job and wanting a quick easy trade with a decent low end market price.

Day 0: I dig my old Star wars boxes as I just bought a house near my new work (YAY :) ) and got the toys I had from my childhood unpacked. Find an admin on a random local SW site. Ask if he knows what it is worth. (MISTAKE 1. I should have searched longer than 15 seconds for a FB site. Found one that doesn't even do vintage toys)
Day 1: He replies yes and he has a booklet with prices . We agree he gets 1st dips if he gives me a decent low end market price. (MISTAKE 2. I didn't bother researching)
Day X: I go hand it all over to him. He knows a lot about it, but has stopped collection years ago and wants to start again. His evaluation is 200£ (MISTAKE 3. His knowledge of prices is very outdated)
Day X+1: He told me about the last 17 at day X. I got curious and searched around, finding prices way higher.
Day X+Y: We debate a bit back and forth the following days over the "decent low end market price" theme. (MISTAKE 4. I get a romantic taste for collecting community)
Day X+Y+5ish: He agrees to the market is changed based on evidence from here and ebay listings and The Starwars tracker app. We agree that I get the loose figures and their accessories back and he keeps the machines and the bag, and thus we both feel satisfied given my own lazyness and lack of research.

If this doesn't sum the confusion I don't know how to explain. Of course any of the 3 MISTAKES would have solved it all. All my mistakes are very stupid. But I am happy now (MISTAKE 4) and soon ready to have it on display in a cabinet I bought, with Iaian's cylinder cases.

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Re: Din I get conned selling

Postby StarWarsFan » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:18 pm

Got it.

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Re: Din I get conned selling

Postby walkie » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:16 pm

Glad to see I’m not missing much :lol:
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Re: Din I get conned selling

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:55 am

If Monty Python could have written a sketch around a forum post, it would have been this one :D

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Re: Din I get conned selling

Postby peekaygee73 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:36 am

In the circumstances it sounds like a reasonable outcome for both. Like you say, lessons learned and best of luck with your collecting from here. You're definitely in the right place!

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Re: Din I get conned selling

Postby Stubbs » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:46 am

ScruffyLookingNH wrote:If Monty Python could have written a sketch around a forum post, it would have been this one :D



Nice one HaHa i would have to agree.

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Re: Din I get conned selling

Postby hellhippie » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:51 pm

wow , you were happy at the time , screw it . collect if you like that's why we're all here . lesson learned . welcome :D
id rather be fishing

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Re: Din I get conned selling

Postby Lindo » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:31 am

You Din well to get stuff back mate
Looking for POTF moc's pm me if you have any for sale


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