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by maxf
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: End of 2020 collecting review and goals for 2021
Replies: 27
Views: 817

Re: End of 2020 collecting review and goals for 2021

Well what a year... Last year my collecting goals were: 1. Get the palitoy run knocked on the head - or just so I'm looking for C3PO on a 45a for ever more. 2. Find a palitoy mailer 4-Lom and Rancor Keeper 3. Find a Palitoy ESB store display hanger 4. Nice boxed Earlybird Kit 5. Add some proof cards...
by maxf
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Anyone else having a vintage drought?
Replies: 31
Views: 1467

Re: Anyone else having a vintage drought?

Wreck-It Ralph wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:28 pm
I find collecting to be like riding a roller coaster as in I am unsure whether I enjoyed the experience or not but find myself going on again, I have always found collecting to be like this for me, it is a bitter sweet experience.
Perfectly sums up how I feel about it these days!
by maxf
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Anyone else having a vintage drought?
Replies: 31
Views: 1467

Re: Anyone else having a vintage drought?

Ive had some really nice buys this year so no drought - but I’ve been a net seller (mostly over the past month or two)... I’ve kind of lost the bug and find some of the prices a little too much to stomach, so I accepted I won’t finish my ESB run, picked a few favourites and sold/am selling then rest...
by maxf
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Surprised by Astons
Replies: 66
Views: 2745

Re: Surprised by Astons

Cazza wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:46 pm
Agreed, but so far out of reach for me and most other collectors, hence the face.
Oh yeah - I agree. Lumping them all together did nobody any favours at all.

I didn’t win them btw. Got them at my house at the moment as collected them for a friend, which is a total tease haha
by maxf
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Surprised by Astons
Replies: 66
Views: 2745

Re: Surprised by Astons

Cazza wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:53 pm
maxf wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:47 pm
Cazza wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:13 am
Anyone know how much the Dengars went for?
5200 inc premium I think.
:shock:
I think that was a pretty fair price considering the value of the individual parts
by maxf
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Surprised by Astons
Replies: 66
Views: 2745

Re: Surprised by Astons

Cazza wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:13 am
Anyone know how much the Dengars went for?
5200 inc premium I think.
by maxf
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Prices on loose figures
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: Prices on loose figures

20% pay cut, but I feel like Ive got more money than ever tbh - no trips out, no popping out for something you forgot at the shops and spending £30 on rubbish, no random dinners out because you cant be arsed to cook, no travel costs and no petrol for 3 months. We're just getting back to normal but s...
by maxf
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Competition Etiquette
Replies: 54
Views: 2946

Re: Competition Etiquette

At the moment and since 2008, investing in vintage Star Wars is way better than leaving your money in the bank. Interest rates have been so low for so long. How many members on here could make a good living if they were given £50,000 to spend and sell on vintage Star Wars? I hear the ‘better than m...
by maxf
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Competition Etiquette
Replies: 54
Views: 2946

Re: Competition Etiquette

Just about every other investment vehicle makes more sense than vintage star wars I'm not sure I agree. Take property for example - a good return yield is considered to be 5% per year. A similar return is considered good for pensions, and low-risk stocks and shares. If you know what you're doing an...
by maxf
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Most Wanted
Topic: Maxf's wants list - Palitoys and some loose
Replies: 3
Views: 1477

Re: Maxf's wants list - Palitoys and some loose

Updated my list to knock off some things I've found...
by maxf
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Competition Etiquette
Replies: 54
Views: 2946

Re: Competition Etiquette

I think the number of 'investors' in Star Wars is incredibly low... it's bogeyman term used when people spend a lot of money. If you're rich, you arent investing in star wars toys. If you're not rich, you probably arent either. People might use it as an excuse to make a bigger than usual purchase, b...
by maxf
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: MOC Rarity
Replies: 27
Views: 1817

Re: MOC Rarity

even when I ask about it I hear nothing. Is that really true? I’m sure you’ve asked me about rarity before and I’ve been quite open with what I know... same for others. Aren’t there even threads on here about rarity with loads of replies? I don’t think rarity is a secret at all - it’s just that mos...
by maxf
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: MOC Rarity
Replies: 27
Views: 1817

Re: MOC Rarity

I was expecting the 45A 2-1B to go for 4-5K but even I was shocked to see it sell for over 8K. I knew it was rare but I didn’t realise there were only 3 known examples as this information was kept from me until after the auction. No one mentioned the 2-1B sale to me not that I would expect them to ...
by maxf
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: MOC Rarity
Replies: 27
Views: 1817

Re: MOC Rarity

I was expecting the 45A 2-1B to go for 4-5K but even I was shocked to see it sell for over 8K. I knew it was rare but I didn’t realise there were only 3 known examples as this information was kept from me until after the auction. No one mentioned the 2-1B sale to me not that I would expect them to ...
by maxf
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Vintage Collecting Chat
Topic: Competition Etiquette
Replies: 54
Views: 2946

Re: Competition Etiquette

It's a fair point Ed, but I think it's unavoidable really - if there were 5 mates collecting something then you could expect them to work together, but there are thousands of people collecting vintage and many interested in even the most niche areas... any gentleman's agreement to let something go w...