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 His knowledge of prices is very outdated)Day X+1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.