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Post Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:47 pm 
 

Hi Jason



I'm a buyer, not a seller, but my sense is that selling them in your eBay store singly or in pairs is the way to do it, unless the minis are very common or originally came as sets.  



Selling them as singles is slow, but you can often get $4 or $5 for a relatively common single mini that way.



Check out the way these sellers do it:



Azhag2000

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Vintage Miniatures

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Silverhawk

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Definitely sell the rare or more collectible ones (e.g. monsters, pre-slotta Citadels) as singles.



On the other hand, common figs like Grenadier AD&D Gold PC races don't often fetch high prices except as sets with their original boxes.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:59 pm 
 

Thanks for the advice, I think I'll end up watching a couple of weeks worth of mini's auctions to look for bidding "trends."


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Post Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 10:39 am 
 

This has got to be the greatest feedback of all time!



You're a load your mommy should have swallowed DEADBEAT PIECE OF TRAILER TRASH




http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... joetrog100


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Post Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 10:45 am 
 

Kosh Vorlontay wrote:This has got to be the greatest feedback of all time!



http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... joetrog100




:lol:



I dont know where you found that, but that is damn funny.  That actually appears to have been started out as a shill revenge feedback though account, look at the first feedback he ever left.



http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... =-1&de=off



He must have decided to keep using it after.



While we are on feedback, I have been meang to bust this out:



http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... TRK:ME:UFS



Worst total feedback score that I have ever seen on Ebay, -6. :D  It looks like X put the crowning jewel on him. :P  Now the question is can anyone find one thats lower?


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Post Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 10:51 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:

:lol:

I dont know where you found that, but that is damn funny.  That actually appears to have been started out as a shill revenge feedback though account, look at the first feedback he ever left.

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... =-1&de=off

He must have decided to keep using it after.

While we are on feedback, I have been meang to bust this out:

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... TRK:ME:UFS

Worst total feedback score that I have ever seen on Ebay, -6. :D  It looks like X put the crowning jewel on him. :P  Now the question is can anyone find one thats lower?




Not to mention the fact that the account is still active!



But I do love a challenge  :)


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Post Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 10:55 am 
 

not as low but has a few negs http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... argainland

still trading :lol: :lol:

  

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Post Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 11:05 am 
 

How about movie personas:



http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... djamesbond



http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... userid=007



http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... =bennyhill



http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... inkpanther





My favorite:



http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... ussygalore



and a classic:



http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... ickdiggler


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Post Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 11:15 am 
 

Rakeesh sah Tarna wrote:not as low but has a few negs http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... argainland
still trading :lol: :lol:




You gotta love their slogan on their auction listings:

"Where low prices come first and service comes second".



And right on their listings "Caveat Emptor/Buyer Beware".



They're also closing in on 25 thousand negs!!  

8O  8O  8O


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Post Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 11:21 am 
 

Rakeesh sah Tarna wrote:not as low but has a few negs http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... argainland
still trading :lol: :lol:




Holy crap  8O


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Post Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 11:56 am 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:
You gotta love their slogan on their auction listings:
"Where low prices come first and service comes second".

And right on their listings "Caveat Emptor/Buyer Beware".

They're also closing in on 25 thousand negs!!  
8O  8O  8O



It's like picking up a streetwalker whose name is "STD Sally" and wondering why you got the clap a few weeks later.....why do people even bid on stuff with a seller like that?

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Post Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 1:44 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:It looks like X put the crowning jewel on him. :P


Wow, that's great ... I don't even remember that guy. :)



One I do remember, though, is a clown named something like jeffjon. We had him down to like -7 before eBay had enough. Let's see if I can find him ...



[searching ...]



Aha! Found it! Yep, it was -7 ... and I left him his first neg. all the way back in 1998!  :)



http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... id=jeffjon

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Post Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 3:10 pm 
 

- Aha! Found it! Yep, it was -7 ... and I left him his first neg. all the way back in 1998!  :)

- http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... id=jeffjon[/quote]



do you collect these people or just bad luck? :? :?

  


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Post Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 3:15 pm 
 

Rakeesh sah Tarna wrote:do you collect these people or just bad luck? :? :?

Yeah, no kidding ...  :)

Actually, I think it's more from eBay's "Wild West" days that we discussed a few weeks ago in another thread. Seriously, from the time I got on (mid-1998) until some more stringent rules were added in the early 2000s, eBay definitely attracted every whacko, scam artist, and pure loser known to mankind. It was every man for himself, and one of the only ways to defend yourself was with the threat of caustic feedback.

But, yes, I do look back on my 1998 and 1999 feedback and just laugh ... I ran into my share of losers, that's for sure.  :)

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Post Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 3:54 pm 
 

How's this for a hell of a lot of views on an ebay auction:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... 0108256198


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Post Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 3:59 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:How's this for a hell of a lot of views on an ebay auction:


** expired/removed eBay auction **


Not to mention the price!  Kinda puts our affordable little hobby into perspective.

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Post Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 4:01 pm 
 

Holy sh*t!  I saw that as $600,000, not $6 million!


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Post Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 4:55 pm 
 

- Not to mention the price!  Kinda puts our affordable little hobby into perspective.[/quote]

is that not the price on original greyhawk castle? :lol:

  

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Post Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 5:12 pm 
 

That's a huge premium to pay for the Duke's Charger.

I guess this is how John makes his living now that he is off Smallville.

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