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Valuation of a 6211 box

AvengerDrAvengerDr Member Posts: 453
edited May 2012 in Buying & Selling Topics
Almost a year ago I bought an "almost new" 6211 Imperial Star Destroyer for myself. Almost new meaning that someone had begun building it but stopped early enough to leave most of the bags still sealed.

I was wondering if the box would be worth anything.. 6 months average prices on BL in the UK place it at almost £40. However mine has seen better days. It has several marks and a hole that has been taped by the original owner.

Could it still be worth anything? Or should I just recycle? It still is one of the last few remaining ones I guess..

Comments

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,771
    It was sold only twice, so averages don't mean much. There is also one for sale at £12.75 (US).

    Times Sold: 2
    Total Qty: 2
    Min Price: GBP 27.243
    Avg Price: GBP 39.556
    Qty Avg Price: GBP 39.556
    Max Price: GBP 51.868

    I doubt if it would add much value to a set. People tend to buy used sets to build, rather than as a collectable / investment, so box is not always that big a deal.

    I don't have the set, but if I did have it boxless, I certainly wouldn't pay £40 for the box.
  • AvengerDrAvengerDr Member Posts: 453
    Alright, I'll leave it at a cheap price for a couple of weeks, then I'll bin it..
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,771
    It might be worth adding your own photo on bricklink too.

    I wouldn't bother with ebay. You will get people thinking it is for the complete set, even if you show just a picture of an empty box and say it is an empty box.
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 872
    The averages can be quite misleading if you want to estimate the part out value of a set including box.

    I've sold a few from used SW sets I've bought for parts, etc, but normally get five quid or so for them. The other thing is that the larger ones are a pain to ship - without folding much bigger than international small packet size which means it costs more to ship outside UK than the value of the thing to start with.
  • AvengerDrAvengerDr Member Posts: 453
    edited May 2012
    I just listed it and sold it within an hour for £5 + shipping. Not bad. I stated that the box had a hole but in order to avoid any complaints I'll send the buyer pictures and see if he wants to go ahead.

    Any advice as what's the best way to ship it? I asked the buyer if he prefers the box to be shipped flattened or inside another box. For the first option I'd bubble wrap it and then add brown shipping paper and write Fragile/Do not bend.

    For the other options... I'm going to need to find a very big box.. Would air bags suffice? It is the first time I am shipping an empty box... (box-ception! :D) It is going within the UK.
  • UKtsumiUKtsumi Member Posts: 626
    I probably would have stuffed it full with airbags and wrapped it well in bubble wrap and thick paper or plastic .
  • ChompersChompers Member Posts: 658
    You would be very surprised what people pay for boxes on eBay. Sold a 8063 box lasst year for £24!!! and just sold a few SW ones too with no problem. You do get the odd idiot that can't/won't read the full add buts its rare to have a problem.
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