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Old 01-13-2021, 08:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
planemark
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Default Re: Exorbitant prices on ebay

I always get tickled when people hope to cash in on a model sale and start with a crazy high price, and then they won't even offer free shipping. Learned a long time ago these things are not an investment, they are entertainment and I lose money most of the time when selling a model. I typically hope to break even because ultimately I'm going to be investing in another. There have been some surprises over the years. I once sold a copy of a Herpa SWA Shamu for $235 (I think that's what I remember). There have been a number of times I attempted to sell something for more than I paid, or even at original price and had no bidders, only to relist the model at well below market to see it get many bids and eventually surpass its original price. People like playing the Auction Game.
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