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I thought this was quite amusing...

Postby tigerham » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:58 pm

Amazing how prices are so random...

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The lower priced one is not only unpunched but in better condition by the looks of things too. Higher one made in Hong Kong and lower one made in China.

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Re: I thought this was quite amusing...

Postby Snaketibe » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:27 pm

Yes, but you're forgetting that the one priced at £600 has been graded, and therefore is worth much more than the £170 one because Billy Expert has stuck a sticker inside a perspex case declaring his opinion about it! :lol:

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Re: I thought this was quite amusing...

Postby tigerham » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:08 pm

Snaketibe wrote:Yes, but you're forgetting that the one priced at £600 has been graded, and therefore is worth much more than the £170 one because Billy Expert has stuck a sticker inside a perspex case declaring his opinion about it! :lol:


Ah yes, spot on! I forgot people pay a huge amount for someone else's opinion. :roll:

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Re: I thought this was quite amusing...

Postby subzero » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:54 pm

Plus don't forget that the graded one has had it's picture taken at a nice angle, that's time & money right there. :lol:
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Re: I thought this was quite amusing...

Postby Darth Bobby » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:06 pm

Think of a number innit

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Re: I thought this was quite amusing...

Postby tigerham » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:32 pm

subzero wrote:Plus don't forget that the graded one has had it's picture taken at a nice angle, that's time & money right there. :lol:


Darth Bobby wrote:Think of a number innit


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Re: I thought this was quite amusing...

Postby Cazza » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:53 pm

There are shed loads of these ROTJ Stormies around at the mo, after the auction last month. Can't remember exactly how many were sold, but must've been a couple of shipping cases.
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Re: I thought this was quite amusing...

Postby tigerham » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:42 pm

Cazza wrote:There are shed loads of these ROTJ Stormies around at the mo, after the auction last month. Can't remember exactly how many were sold, but must've been a couple of shipping cases.


I know, almost like the Klaatu's. What auction was that then?

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Postby Cazza » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:14 pm

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Postby Cazza » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:15 pm

Quite a few Tri-logo Gunners as well...
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Re: I thought this was quite amusing...

Postby tigerham » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:30 pm



Wow. But then again I sholdn't be that surprised as those kind of auctions seem to be the way forward in terms of good prices. I lost out to one (because of internet problems on phone) by £20 and was a great price at that.

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Re: I thought this was quite amusing...

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:55 am

I will never understand why graded stuff is more expensive :?

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Re: I thought this was quite amusing...

Postby theforceuk » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:46 am

Pomse2001 wrote:I will never understand why graded stuff is more expensive :?


It’s because grading is so expensive, a dealer will look for ungraded stuff, spend £50 getting it grading and then demand an extra £100 - £200 for the item depending on the grade it gets. Even more for the high ticket price stuff like Boba Fett and 12 backs. The collectors that only collect graded stuff will spend what they have to as well.

There is no doubt grading has played a part in the huge price increase in the last 10 years. But like I said before, it’s what collectors want, otherwise the grading company’s wouldn’t still be thriving.

AFA are increasing prices soon as well. :cry:
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Re: I thought this was quite amusing...

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:13 am

theforceuk wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:I will never understand why graded stuff is more expensive :?


It’s because grading is so expensive, a dealer will look for ungraded stuff, spend £50 getting it grading and then demand an extra £100 - £200 for the item depending on the grade it gets. Even more for the high ticket price stuff like Boba Fett and 12 backs. The collectors that only collect graded stuff will spend what they have to as well.

There is no doubt grading has played a part in the huge price increase in the last 10 years. But like I said before, it’s what collectors want, otherwise the grading company’s wouldn’t still be thriving.

AFA are increasing prices soon as well. :cry:


I still don't understand why people will grade items and why they will pay for grading, but then again I do not collect graded items :wink:
If it is correct that grading have something to do with the high prices on ungraded items then it does not make it more right :(
But yes if nobody wanted grading then there would not be grading, so there must be many collectors collecting graded items.

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Re: I thought this was quite amusing...

Postby subzero » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:13 am

You know you're getting a shit ton of orders flowing in when you have to increase prices. :shock:

Just think though, once day grading vintage Star Wars will cease pretty much all together anyway when all the good quality stuff has already been graded, there's only so much to circulate through flippers and graded collectors really, in 10 or even 20 years grading could be over, then the only thing left to grade would be low quality figures and beaters. :lol:
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