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Selling a few complete Star Wars sets on eBay - please check them out!

tedsaidtedsaid CincinnatiMember Posts: 20
I have to let a few of my sets go, so I've started four $0.99, no reserve auctions.  They are: set 10225 (R2-D2); 10227 (B-Wing Starfighter UCS); 10240 (Red Five X-Wing Starfighter UCS); and a collection of 11 MicroFighters, including the Millennium Falcon.

These are some fantastic sets to add to your collection.  All are factory sealed, NIB.  Good luck bidding!  Auction ends Sunday night!  Thank you.

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  • DawnDawn GoldMember Posts: 247
    @tedsaid this should be posted into Marketplace, mods might be move it, so no need to re-post.

    You seems to have inconsistency if you shipping costs, #10227 B-Wing would ship to me for $54.05 but #10240 X-Wing is $7.05 and #10225 R2-D2 is $18.7
    tedsaid
  • tedsaidtedsaid CincinnatiMember Posts: 20
    Thanks, Dawn .. that was my mistake - I thought I *was* in the marketplace. :-/

    Thanks also for the head's up on the shipping.  Not sure what is going on there; it was set by eBay (their "recommendation"), which is supposed to calculate based on size and weight and distance for each person.  I will ask them about it.
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,827
    Dawn said:
    @tedsaid this should be posted into Marketplace, mods might be move it, so no need to re-post.

    You seems to have inconsistency if you shipping costs, #10227 B-Wing would ship to me for $54.05 but #10240 X-Wing is $7.05 and #10225 R2-D2 is $18.7
    Isn't the marketplace for selling items, not advertising your eBay items? 
  • tedsaidtedsaid CincinnatiMember Posts: 20
    richo said:
    Isn't the marketplace for selling items, not advertising your eBay items? 
    Hi!  Is this true?  I don't want to accidentally post contrary to community norms.  I have a few more sets I was planning to post in the next few days ... but maybe I should try here first (now that I know about it).  Thanks.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,742
    edited January 2017
    You can post here about things on ebay.

    However, I have yet to see one generate a sale. You're better off listing your stiff here for 13% cheaper than Ebay first.
    tedsaidkiki180703
  • tedsaidtedsaid CincinnatiMember Posts: 20
    You can post here about things on ebay.

    However, I have yet to see one generate a sale. You're better off listing your stiff here for 13% cheaper than Ebay first.
    Yeah, I see that now.  It was my first try selling on eBay actually.  Two of the auctions are at least in the right ballpark, but the other two are (currently) way low.  And I forgot about the extra ~3% PayPal fee.

    I will post a few sets here soon, probably tomorrow night.  Thanks.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,742
    MaffyD said:
    I wouldn't list a stiff anywhere - might get you into trouble!
    Ruh?

    MaffyDkiki180703tedsaid
  • tedsaidtedsaid CincinnatiMember Posts: 20
    edited January 2017
    holy crap ... is that a zombie minifig?!?  What's that one from?
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545
    That particular zombie was in #850487 .  If you search "zombie" in Brickset, you'll see there have been a lot of zombies over the years.
    tedsaid
  • tedsaidtedsaid CincinnatiMember Posts: 20
    Cool.  I guess a special Walking Dead set can't be far behind.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,742
    tedsaid said:
    Cool.  I guess a special Walking Dead set can't be far behind.
    Or a couple light-years behind... Bordering on "never" ;)
    tedsaidMaffyD
  • tedsaidtedsaid CincinnatiMember Posts: 20
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,703
    ^a MOC featured on the Brothers Brick recently if I recall correctly
    tedsaid
  • tedsaidtedsaid CincinnatiMember Posts: 20
    Dawn said:
    You seems to have inconsistency if you shipping costs, #10227 B-Wing would ship to me for $54.05 but #10240 X-Wing is $7.05 and #10225 R2-D2 is $18.7
    Hi, Dawn.  I spoke with the folks at eBay and found out what happened there.  I had used the "template" eBay generates for common items; however, sometimes the dimensions or weight in the template is WAY off.  That happened on two of them, which totally threw off the auto-calculated shipping charges. 

    Anyway, it turns out you can't really change the shipping method after bids have been cast, so it has to stay that way.  I will adjust (or try to anyway) based on actual shipping cost after the auctions are done, but for now I have to just leave it as-is.

    Thanks for letting me know.
  • tedsaidtedsaid CincinnatiMember Posts: 20
    HI, everyone.  I just wanted to thank those who checked out my first auction on eBay.  The sets are packed and shipped and already on the way.  Hopefully all the buyers will be happy. 

    For those interested, the bidding was pretty good, and the final prices are by and large pretty fair.  R2-D2 went for $312; the B-Wing fighter for $291; the X-Wing fighter for $255; and the MicroFighters (11 in all) went for just under retail, at $107.  So I lost a little on that last one.  But that's okay, because it's for an 11-year old girl for her birthday Saturday, which is awesome.

    Thanks again, and I'll let you know when I post some more.  Cheers.
    TyresOFlahertyAllBrick
  • TyresOFlahertyTyresOFlaherty USAMember Posts: 340
    Glad that worked out. I'm always hesitant to start the bidding at $0.99 when I sell something on eBay, but if it's something in demand like those, they usually gain pretty good momentum!
    tedsaid
  • tedsaidtedsaid CincinnatiMember Posts: 20
    Yes, I agree.  I was VERY nervous.  My thought is, starting at 0.99 gets more people in on the bidding and engaged.  And with Lego sets, there is definitely an upper limit, due to many sets being advertised and on "completed sales."  So the bidding doesn't really get crazy.  It might be a different story with something that is lightly traded.  For example, I just put a signed Stephen King book up under "Buy it Now" ... I would be very hesitant to start the bidding on that at 0.99.  It's worth around the same ballpark as these retired, large sets, but I think you have to let it sit there for a while to find a buyer.  (It's only had five views in the last couple of days, while the X-Wing fighter had 230+ views over the last 10 days.)  However, if you get the right 4-5 people on there, the bidding could go very high.  MUCH more of a crap shoot.
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,419
    edited January 2017
    @tedsaid - Problem with the SK book is that any SK superfan probably already has a signed book.
    You may have to wait until way after he dies before a possible large return.
    Lego collectors on the other hand are a bit loopy (purely based on my own behaviour, and stuff i have read / seen here).
    tedsaid
  • tedsaidtedsaid CincinnatiMember Posts: 20
    edited January 2017
    Hahaha ... Yes, I think we are all a bit loopy.  But since I don't want Stephen King to ever die, I'll keep trying to sell a few now. :-)  Maybe they don't have THIS book yet.
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