What item did you get for a bargain because of a flaw?

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What item did you get for a bargain because of a flaw?

Post by stormcab » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:43 pm

I'm still on the lookout for a cardback for its nameplate, and it made me wonder what item(s) have you managed to get for a bargain just because of a little bit of damage or a flaw?

I paid 1/10th the price of what a C8 condition one of these would go for. Fully sealed, just missing the name plate. Was sold with this printed one for display.
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Post by Robstyley » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:24 pm

You had a result there mate, lovely card. I’ve had a few things like that. I got this Obi-Wan card with a slit down the side of the bubble for about a tenner I think and the figure for 15. A good 1/6 the price of a sealed one, looks just like a Moc. Also recently got a Han Carbonite sealed in a repro card (a definite flaw in my eyes :lol: ) for 30 quid.
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Post by lejackal » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:57 pm

Nice idea for a topic and nice, rare Dengar 8)

I’ve picked up a few over the last 12 months but my £5 Darth Vader with lettered saber is probably the best as a % saving. The only issue is a tear in his cloak above the saber arm
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Re: What item did you get for a bargain because of a flaw?

Post by lejackal » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:59 pm

Robstyley wrote:You had a result there mate, lovely card. I’ve had a few things like that. I got this Obi-Wan card with a slit down the side of the bubble for about a tenner I think and the figure for 15. A good 1/6 the price of a sealed one, looks just like a Moc. Also recently got a Han Carbonite sealed in a repro card (a definite flaw in my eyes :lol: ) for 30 quid.

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Post by Palifan » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:20 pm

stormcab wrote:I'm still on the lookout for a cardback for its nameplate, and it made me wonder what item(s) have you managed to get for a bargain just because of a little bit of damage or a flaw?

I paid 1/10th the price of what a C8 condition one of these would go for. Fully sealed, just missing the name plate. Was sold with this printed one for display.

Great deal and you could so fix that name plate with another card back, it would be an easy fix and look really nice :D

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Post by Cazza » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:27 pm

Bargains! Nice cards- gotta love that Dengar 8) Nice Vader, Carl.

Here's my large head Palitoy 12-bk Han. Had 'pen marks' on the logo and the bottom end of the bubble had come away slightly. The marks turned out to be pencil, which I just rubbed out :lol: Smidge over £200.
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Re: What item did you get for a bargain because of a flaw?

Post by SublevelStudios » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:34 pm

Oh, that Dengar, nice one and it has a John Menzies price tag! Bonus :)

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Post by lejackal » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:53 pm

Cazza wrote:Bargains! Nice cards- gotta love that Dengar 8) Nice Vader, Carl.

Here's my large head Palitoy 12-bk Han. Had 'pen marks' on the logo and the bottom end of the bubble had come away slightly. The marks turned out to be pencil, which I just rubbed out :lol: Smidge over £200.

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I so should’ve bid again on this one :P :lol:

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Post by TheJabbaWookie » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:39 pm

Sweet deal on that Palitoy Han :o

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Re: What item did you get for a bargain because of a flaw?

Post by stormcab » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:10 pm

lejackal wrote:Nice idea for a topic and nice, rare Dengar 8)

I’ve picked up a few over the last 12 months but my £5 Darth Vader with lettered saber is probably the best as a % saving. The only issue is a tear in his cloak above the saber arm
I’m not familiar with a lettered saber. What is that?

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Re: What item did you get for a bargain because of a flaw?

Post by stormcab » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:13 pm

Palifan wrote:
stormcab wrote:I'm still on the lookout for a cardback for its nameplate, and it made me wonder what item(s) have you managed to get for a bargain just because of a little bit of damage or a flaw?

I paid 1/10th the price of what a C8 condition one of these would go for. Fully sealed, just missing the name plate. Was sold with this printed one for display.

Great deal and you could so fix that name plate with another card back, it would be an easy fix and look really nice :D

Ian
Been on the lookout for several months. Seems to be the only card not coming up for sale. Got some new scalpel blades ready for the job.

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Post by stormcab » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:11 am

:)
Robstyley wrote:You had a result there mate, lovely card. I’ve had a few things like that. I got this Obi-Wan card with a slit down the side of the bubble for about a tenner I think and the figure for 15. A good 1/6 the price of a sealed one, looks just like a Moc. Also recently got a Han Carbonite sealed in a repro card (a definite flaw in my eyes :lol: ) for 30 quid
Amazed no one has figured a way to invisibly repair sliced bubbles :)

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Post by Palifan » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:49 am

stormcab wrote:
Palifan wrote:
stormcab wrote:I'm still on the lookout for a cardback for its nameplate, and it made me wonder what item(s) have you managed to get for a bargain just because of a little bit of damage or a flaw?

I paid 1/10th the price of what a C8 condition one of these would go for. Fully sealed, just missing the name plate. Was sold with this printed one for display.

Great deal and you could so fix that name plate with another card back, it would be an easy fix and look really nice :D

Ian
Been on the lookout for several months. Seems to be the only card not coming up for sale. Got some new scalpel blades ready for the job.

Good man and best of luck with it.

Ian

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Re: What item did you get for a bargain because of a flaw?

Post by lejackal » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:50 am

stormcab wrote:
lejackal wrote:Nice idea for a topic and nice, rare Dengar 8)

I’ve picked up a few over the last 12 months but my £5 Darth Vader with lettered saber is probably the best as a % saving. The only issue is a tear in his cloak above the saber arm
I’m not familiar with a lettered saber. What is that?
On the hilt of earlier Sabers you can find different letters. Here’s a good info thread on the Imperial Gunnery forum:
http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t69 ... arth-vader

Mine is an E
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Re: What item did you get for a bargain because of a flaw?

Post by coomber75 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:48 am

Cazza wrote:Bargains! Nice cards- gotta love that Dengar 8) Nice Vader, Carl.

Here's my large head Palitoy 12-bk Han. Had 'pen marks' on the logo and the bottom end of the bubble had come away slightly. The marks turned out to be pencil, which I just rubbed out :lol: Smidge over £200.

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Now that's a steal, damn you I need a han sw back in my life lol great find mate

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