Why was this R2 so expensive?

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Why was this R2 so expensive?

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I had been watching this R2 below on Ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... %3AIT&rd=1

It seems quite expensive, I presume its because its a solid top, are these very rare? I'm sure Edd could shed some light on this.

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Post by craignwo4life »

It looks in great condition, plus there was a bidding war with 2 US collectors trying to win it.

I never realised they used a big bubble for R2 instead of one of the smaller ones.
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Post by warrachuppin »

I wonder if its because its a original R2 on a Tri-Logo Card.

Like you said the bidding war can make things look different from a normal auction.

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It's a tri-logo miscard, but an unusual one at that.

It is because it's a solid top version. What's so unusual is that they stopped making the solid top way before the trilogos came out.

These are a cool miscard, but not mega rare.

Two people wanting the same thing clearly has an effect on the price.
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Post by edd_jedi »

i was watching that too. i've no idea why but this guy always gets top prices for his auctions. maybe he has a mailing lisr or something.

i've bought off him quite a few times and he's been decent enough, only gripe would be failing to mention flaws that you cannot see in the photos.
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Thanks Guys, It looked a nice item but like you Sith said it was wanted by two guys who were going to fight it out. Great when you are selling items like that :lol:
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Yeah, but that never happens when i'm selling items. :cry:
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Yeah Sith, funny that same with me :cry:
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Post by craignwo4life »

Same here as well, the only thing I have learnt is not to sell one or two figures but wait until you get quite a few to list, that way people will usually try to win more than one to save on the postage. :wink:
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