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Seth Mutchler
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Hey all. So I'm a bit hard up for cash and a local game store is having a game auction tomorrow so I think I'm going to sell my X-Wing collection. I have three core sets, an x-wing expansion, a y-wing expansion, a tie expansion, an a-wing expansion, and the slave I. Do you all think I'd get more as a set or by splitting it up? Thanks for any thoughts.
 
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Todd Warnken
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I guess you will get more by splitting it up.
 
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Jim Goff
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Curious: how much would you sell the whole shebang for?
 
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Jaster Mereel
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From time to time I look for X-wing sales on Ebay. Every collection (lot) I've seen, 4-5 auctions, all have gone for more than MM prices, some even over retail value. I'm not sure why people are paying that much but they have been. I'd sell them as one lot.

Hope that helps and good luck.

EDIT:Misspoke a bit, added italic part. MM prices are the retail price in my head, not for everyone else.
 
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Benjamin Cocquyt
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If you're planning on selling it individually, spend the night getting everything sorted. If you break it up, everything is going to need the right upgrade cards, stress/focus/crit/evade/number tokens and everything that comes with each expansion.

Flint Lockwood wrote:
Curious: how much would you sell the whole shebang for?


Retail pricing (40x3 + 15x4 + 30) would be $210.
CSI/MM pricing (25x3 + 10x4 + 20) would be $135.
I assume somewhere between those two.
 
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Christopher Bartlett
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Why would someone buy a used, not OOP collection for MORE than they would pay for new copies of the same collection online?

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cc_TheToph wrote:
Why would someone buy a used, not OOP collection for MORE than they would pay for new copies of the same collection online?



No idea, I suppose it's got something to do with the availability of ships at the moment. A huge lot just went for about $50 more than CSI/MM prices. A few have been more than retail prices.
 
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Jaster Mereel wrote:
cc_TheToph wrote:
Why would someone buy a used, not OOP collection for MORE than they would pay for new copies of the same collection online?



No idea, I suppose it's got something to do with the availability of ships at the moment. A huge lot just went for about $50 more than CSI/MM prices. A few have been more than retail prices.


A lot of people don't do math very well on the fly, too. They might be looking at it and doing a quick "number of ships x $15" calculation and assuming they're getting a deal. Or putting a max bid that's an eyeballed "This is the most I'd want to pay for this". Or for the convenience of not needing to buy things piecemeal, when stuff is out of stock a lot of places?

I don't know. People don't always make sense.

For the original poster, if you do things piecemeal you might want to break it down into smaller sets without doing every-ship-for-themselves. This could be thematic ("wave 1 expansion ships and a core") or strategic (an expansion or two that's harder to get at the moment along with one or more that are more readily available on the assumption that multiple ships will increase the base price, and bidders might get into a war trying to get the harder-to-find ship).

Mostly depends on what kinds of folks you expect to be in the crowd; I imagine an "everything" bundle would appeal more to people who want to get into the game (but haven't bought any other ships yet) whereas breaking it up might be better if you expect several people who are already invested, but might want to improve their fleet with a particular ship.
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Keep the ships, sell plasma.
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cc_TheToph wrote:
Why would someone buy a used, not OOP collection for MORE than they would pay for new copies of the same collection online?


Not sure either, either but I can confirm what he's saying because I was watching several lots and never even bid because the price was too high. I think it's mostly because of relative scarcity (even though it's temporary).
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Keep the ships, sell plasma.

Who needs that spare kidney anyways.
 
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Brant Benoit
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kelann08 wrote:
Keep the ships, sell plasma.


You Americans are so lucky. I'd be selling a pint a month to support my game habit. whistle

In Canada, we have to just give it away....for free....
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Randolph Bookman
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I'm interested in buying separately for what it's worth.
 
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