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Yogie Bear
10-18-2005, 07:27 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/SIDESHOW-1-4-HAN-SOLO-EXCLUSIVE-STAR-WARS-REBEL-HERO-ED_W0QQitemZ6549032420QQcategoryZ98032QQssPageName ZWD1VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
and this
http://cgi.ebay.com/STAR-WARS-SIDESHOW-HAN-SOLO-1-4-Scale-EXCLUSIVE-250only_W0QQitemZ6006281933QQcategoryZ751QQrdZ1QQc mdZViewItem
and finally this
http://cgi.ebay.com/STAR-WARS-DARTH-VADER-STATUE-SIDESHOW-WETA-MIB_W0QQitemZ6533928611QQcategoryZ80QQrdZ1QQcmdZVi ewItem

Come on own up to it :banghead

Viking28
10-18-2005, 07:44 AM
Why does it matter who placed them up on ebay?

Yogie Bear
10-18-2005, 07:54 AM
Sorry I just thought the prices were totally rediculous and these people should be kicked in the nuts

Cheers

TolkienCollector
10-18-2005, 08:16 AM
Sorry I just thought the prices were totally rediculous and these people should be kicked in the nuts

Cheers

He's smarter than the average :naughty :wacky

TC :p

Viking28
10-18-2005, 08:38 AM
There's 3 different sellers.

Viking28
10-18-2005, 08:48 AM
Just because someone asks those prices doesnt mean they are going to get them. I could place a 1964 penny on ebay and ask a million dollars for it if I so wished doesnt mean Im going to get it or maybe someone wants a 1964 penny and is willing to pay me a million for it hmmmmmmmm.

Lembas Eater
10-18-2005, 09:00 AM
The fees would be heart-wrenching, though!

Mithrandier
10-18-2005, 09:00 AM
No one has to buy for these prices. But in the same instance, there seems to be an idiot out there that always pays the outrageous prices, driving that piece up a little. Guys like this deserve a kick in the left & then when they are feeling a little better, kicked in the right. Down with the price hikers.

elwood49
10-18-2005, 09:09 AM
Sorry I just thought the prices were totally rediculous and these people should be kicked in the nuts

Cheers

Then don't buy them. I don't understand what the problem is? These aren't my auctions, but who cares? It makes the pieces I have on order worth significantly more.

Darklord Dave
10-18-2005, 09:44 AM
I know that at least 2 of these sellers are members. There isn't anything dishonest about the auctions. If someone wants to waste their listing fees at these prices that's their perogative I guess.

One of Nine
10-18-2005, 10:13 AM
At what Ebay charges you for listing something with all the bells and whistles, is it actually worth it to put an item up for auction that has never sold for that amount or am I wrong? I have 1 of the Rebel Hans for order , but havent watched prices for him, what is the most one of him has sold for on ebay?

Migwit
10-18-2005, 02:14 PM
The Solo for $1299 has been up several times from the same seller. It keeps not selling, and the seller keeps relisting for the same price. Hope springs eternal! :D

Agree there's nothing dishonest about the listings, and the Han exclusives will be harder to get via any other method other than eBay. More Vaders will become available from the wait list when this item starts shipping, but some folks may decide not to chance it and buy now. As far as potential availability of the Han exclusive, not so much. If someone wants him, I think the prices will be high (maybe not as high as these auctions, but who knows?). :o Again, someone may decide they want one regardless of the price. It would hardly be the first time. :rolleyes:

Greedo
10-19-2005, 02:08 PM
Sorry I just thought the prices were totally rediculous and these people should be kicked in the nuts

Cheers

Nice mature statment :rolleyes:

The $799 Han is mine. :D
I don't see the big deal myself. There is all kinds of people out there that will pay the big bucks. Im not going to say no to them. And besides it was .10 cent listing yesterday :naughty

Did you happen to get one Yogi? Odds are no. If this one sells it will be the 4th one Ive sold for $800. So there is buyers out there. Im sure the guy who has it up for $1299 is helping me sell mine. Thanks whoever you are. :wacky

oxbeard
10-19-2005, 03:24 PM
He's a member too Greedo. I wondered if that was you.

I don't see anything wrong with the auctions either. As a matter of fact if they are still bringing that or more when he releases, it will be very tempting for me as well.

LOTRFan
10-19-2005, 04:17 PM
Supply and demand I suppose, I don't think there is anything that one can do to stop that.

One of Nine
10-19-2005, 04:19 PM
Did you happen to get one Yogi? Odds are no. If this one sells it will be the 4th one Ive sold for $800. So there is buyers out there. Im sure the guy who has it up for $1299 is helping me sell mine. Thanks whoever you are. :wacky

How did you order 4?

Welsh Wizard
10-19-2005, 04:29 PM
He phoned a friend (s)............ :D


WW :Wizard

Greedo
10-19-2005, 05:15 PM
How did you order 4?

Who says I only Have 4 :devil

elwood49
10-19-2005, 05:53 PM
The original poster definitely needs to leave Greedo alone. The guy is one of the best sellers around, and I'll always contact him when I need some rare SW items.

I don't care if he sells all 250 Han Exclusives on Ebay. I missed ordering one of these myself, and it's the only SW 1/4 piece I need to have a complete collection.

That being said, I'm not paying a premium to get one, and I'd probably sell it on Ebay for a high price if I had one on order. There's no way it's worth that much when you can get the regular Han 1/4 for under $200.

Yogie Bear
10-19-2005, 08:27 PM
Did you happen to get one Yogi? Odds are no. If this one sells it will be the 4th one Ive sold for $800. So there is buyers out there. Im sure the guy who has it up for $1299 is helping me sell mine. Thanks whoever you are. :wacky

The answer to your question is no I didn't get one. I am not a collector so I don't need all of them and this statue looks weird to me like the head is too big or something so I got the normal one. It is my understanding that a 100% mark up would be OK. However anything more than $500 is rediculous and just plain mean. You are taking advantage of those that are not quite right upstairs. I am saying this because in the end the only people willing to pay this much overprice have obviously got rocks in their head. This is the same as oil prices at the moment "I've got some you don't I will charge you a bomb." Of course oil is diffrent as it is more of a neccisity than a statue.

But do you get my point?

In all fairness I do hope that the person who buys these items is a wealthy millionaiire who can afford to pay such a high price instead of the average joe who has to sacrifice somewhat in order to be able to afford it.

Just at little background on me.......

I play poker and am a winning player. My gf didn't like me playing as I was taking away money from old pensioners or compulsive gamblers WHO CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE. We discussed it and came to the conclusion that they were gionfg to gamble whether I was there or not so someone is going to take their money it might as well be me.

I put this in the same scenario. If you believethat your actions will not impact them at all then go ahead and continue with your sales. However I believe in this case your prices do impact their actions. I know I wouldn't feel comfotable ripping people off but that is just me. If you can live with it then good luck to you. Finally I believe there is nothing dishonest about these auctions only immoral.

Sorry for the long post just wanted to get my point across.

Cheers

lcummins
10-19-2005, 08:34 PM
they were gionfg to gamble whether I was there or not so someone is going to take their money it might as well be me.

I'm not taking sides on this debate, but dude, you're not helping your argument at all. :peace

Yogie Bear
10-19-2005, 08:43 PM
I'm not taking sides on this debate, but dude, you're not helping your argument at all. :peace

LOL I hear what you are saying but you are missing my point. My actions (of gambling with them) did not impact on them at all, however charging such a high price is likely to impact hugely on the buyer.

For instance if their were 100 people selling for $1000 and you listed for $1000. Your decision to list for that amount will have no impact on the buyer therefore I have no problem with that. In all fairness to greedo at least his is a good $500 below what the other is asking

Cheers

Darklord Dave
10-19-2005, 09:30 PM
I'd imagine someone who doesn't shop around and know the real prices of things, most likely values their time over money and it's worth it to them to "see it, buy it" rather than put in the work to find a deal.

oxbeard
10-20-2005, 04:07 AM
It is my understanding that a 100% mark up would be OK. However anything more than $500 is rediculous and just plain mean. You are taking advantage of those that are not quite right upstairs.


Actually just to be 100% accurate here, a 100% markup would be $598 since the exclusive retailed for $299.


I honestly don't see your comparison as a valid argument to prove your point either. I mean the buyer is not being forced to spend this much for the piece. They can certainly do a general search for the exclusive Han on eBay and either choose the cheapest, choose the one from who they feel is the most reliable seller, or simply wait and see if they can get it cheaper later. How is any seller taking advantage of someone?

larbob
10-20-2005, 04:58 AM
I do not see any issue with sellers pricing their product
at high prices. The buyer is responsible for doing the homework
on what the going price is for this stuff.

Gondor59
10-20-2005, 05:00 AM
There is nothing wrong with trying to sell your item for top dollar. Supply and Demand will dictate what these things sell for. :peace

TolkienCollector
10-20-2005, 05:11 AM
The is nothing wrong with trying to sell your item for top dollar. Supply and Demand will dictate what these things sell for. :peace

This is very true, but I still don't get the argument about doing this being morally wrong, but winning money at poker from degenerate gamblers & old folks is OK?

Mebbe I'm just a tad dim :confused::confused:

TC

elwood49
10-20-2005, 07:43 AM
This is very true, but I still don't get the argument about doing this being morally wrong, but winning money at poker from degenerate gamblers & old folks is OK?


:mwaha

Yeah, to add to that point, someone dropping $800 on an exclusive Han ain't exactly hurting for money if you get my meaning.

You make it sound like he's stealing food out of the mouths of starving children. Most statue collectors are well off enough financially that they can afford to get into this expensive hobby. I believe that if you took a cross-section of this board, you would find that many of us are doing pretty well for ourselves.

The Josh
10-20-2005, 07:54 AM
Just one question when is Boo Boo Bear coming Yogi? :wacky J/K :joy :peace

TolkienCollector
10-20-2005, 09:52 AM
Just one question when is Boo Boo Bear coming Yogi? :wacky J/K :joy :peace

And the Ranger?!?!?!?

:D

Greedo
10-20-2005, 01:56 PM
The original poster definitely needs to leave Greedo alone. The guy is one of the best sellers around, and I'll always contact him when I need some rare SW items.

Thanks for the kind words Matt :D

I just wanted to say, Truthfully, That I only ordered 2 of these. I wish I ordered more :banghead and this is my last one. The other I did sell for $800 and it did sell on eBay.

I just said I ordered more to try and stir the pot a little :angelsmil For funzies :naughty

Migwit
10-20-2005, 02:15 PM
Greedo, you scamp! Good luck selling your Han, I have a feeling the exclusive will be very sought after when all is said and done. And if that's the case, I may sell my exclusive and buy the regular version to help finance some of my SS purchases. And if I thought I could sell him for $800, I would do that very thing! :D

Migwit
10-25-2005, 01:30 PM
Hey, Greedo, I see you sold a SS Vader Exclusive. Congrats! :joy

Ironman1188
10-26-2005, 07:04 AM
For those prices I'd expect free shippimg. :angelsmil