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Box of 8909 Team GB CMF

Hi all, 
Newbie poster, old reader of the forum.

I'd like a bit of advice please.

I've hoarded a box (60x) of 8909 mini figs for three and a half years now (yes it's been that long!). I'm itching to sell it as I could do with some funds.

Looking to sell it but want to get the best price (of course).
Any advice for selling?
Should I sell in sets of 9 figs?
Individual figs?
As a box?
When... hold my nerve until closer to August when the Olympics start? Sell whilst it on? Sell prior or post August?

I can only think to use ebay so will get fleeced on fees and have the hassle of multiple journeys to the post office.

Comments

  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^Wait until the 2016 Olympics start for a big bump in interest. Works the same for SDCC each year. You can squeeze out another 10-15% this way.
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,307
    Sell in sets of nine if you can. The boxer is the valuable one.
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    Don't bother trying to sell as a sealed box, the value is too high IMO.

    A full set of 9 normally fetches £100+ so the box becomes very expensive.
    I personally am surprised that the Olympics starting would affect the price, but I guess up till this point it's never happened, so we will see.  I think the only ones buying are CMF collectors and I wouldn't think they would desire them more at any particular time of the year, wouldn't think I would desire the German footy figures any more during the World Cup than I would any other time.... Who knows.
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,418
    ^Wait until the 2016 Olympics start for a big bump in interest. Works the same for SDCC each year. You can squeeze out another 10-15% this way.
    Don't know about that actually, for me at least. I typically stock up on old SDCC figures during SDCC each year because I can get them cheaper. Most people sell off their old figures at the same time to help fund the trip for the current year. I tend to get the best prices selling February-May.

    It would probably work different for the Olympics though since that's an interval of 4 years. 
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    Lol, I have a few of those boxes so will be interesting to know how they're received this year.  Might be time to let go.  :)
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    List it now on ebay and list it high.  See how many people view and are interested in this series.  Who knows, someone may purchase, if not you can always lower your price later.  Also see how many others are listed and selling currently.  

    I don't know if ebay is charging listing fees at the moment, but if it is free listing time you have nothing to lose if they don't sell as you can always adjust and relist.  If you have just the one set, you only need one buyer, so list with the intent of gathering info rather then  being the quickest and cheapest to sell.
  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
    samiam391 said:
    ^Wait until the 2016 Olympics start for a big bump in interest. Works the same for SDCC each year. You can squeeze out another 10-15% this way.
    Don't know about that actually, for me at least. I typically stock up on old SDCC figures during SDCC each year because I can get them cheaper. Most people sell off their old figures at the same time to help fund the trip for the current year. I tend to get the best prices selling February-May.

    It would probably work different for the Olympics though since that's an interval of 4 years. 
    I've noticed a spike in prices at times right after the give-always start. people's attention spans have decreased so much over the last decade I believe they actually forget they wanted a particular sdcc minifig when new sets come out they also want. Then the comicon rolls around again and they remember. 
  • peted76peted76 UKMember Posts: 11
    Thanks for the tips, much appreciated, think I'll put em on sooner rather than later and see if anyone bites, like rykay says I can always lower the price :)
  • peted76peted76 UKMember Posts: 11
    Just wanted to say thank you to the board, found three full sets in the box, now sold for a higher price than I'd expected.
    Good advice, thank you!

    Now to get the singles listed... 
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    ^3 full sets only?  Isn't there 6 in each box?
  • peted76peted76 UKMember Posts: 11
    I probably swapped some swimmers from the box to make sets previously. 
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