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Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





I'm having a bit of a clear out of my cupboard of shame and looking to stick some stuff on ebay, but having trouble getting an idea of what some things might be worth, I've tried the sold listings option on ebay (and needed a bit of a lie down when I saw the price a FW 40k scale Thunderhawk Transporter had just sold for) but still got a few items that I'm not having much luck with, the most obvious one being the Aquila Lander.

Does anyone have any suggestions for other places I might be able to get a rough idea what certain things are selling for? I found one website that claimed to have prices but that required a subscription, so don't really fancy that.

Obviously I could just go for an auction format but that can obviously be a bit random and it would also just be nice to get a rough idea beforehand as it might influence whether I decide to hang on to something or sell it.
   
Made in gb
Twisted Trueborn with Blaster




Find the same item on ebay several times. Watch them to see final selling price. Decide from there.

Have a nose at Facebook marketplace and the trading forum here too.
   
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Androgynous Daemon Prince of Slaanesh





Norwalk, Connecticut

Facebook is solid. You’ll get far better sales than on here. I’ve noticed a lot of entitlement on here to expect to buy models for peanuts. FB is a lot friendlier for sales.

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Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Brookside Close

Why not uses the original prices and stick a little bit extra on top, not what most ebay sellers do and ask 7 times\or more the the original price.

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 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
Straight out if the pot, bang it on. What else is there to know?

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut







The problem is that there's two different ways of setting prices:
- Pricing the item as a valuable antique, which it will be to some people.
- Pricing the item as a rummage sale "I have this thing and now I don't want it any more" item.

When you look on-line, you're more likely to see the "valuable antique" listings because those take longer to find a like minded buyer.

Someone who wants to buy a model and paint it is probably looking for the rummage sale price.

Edit: It's been a while since I sold something on eBay, but if you poke around in the search options, what you should be able to find is "show completed auctions" or something similar. I don't remember if that's hidden under the advanced search options, or if you have to sign in as a seller to see that option.

But that's what you want to look for--this item sold for this price.

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Longtime Dakkanaut



NE Ohio, USA

Do you remember what you paid for the Aquila? If somebody offered you that would that be enough to part with it?

If so, then start the bidding at that & see where it goes.
   
Made in gb
Dakka Veteran





I’d try facebook first as it’s prices are decent then eBay, but time it to end just at the start of a new month.
Most people are paid at the end of the month so it pushes prices up a bit more.

I’d avoid selling on forums for the most part.
People know what stuff is worth and generally make offers that aren’t even worth looking at.
They have it stuck in their mind that models new on sprue are still only worth 40% of retail value.



Edit: to get an idea of prices you can set eBay to sold items only and have a look at stuff that’s been sold.

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Charging Dragon Prince





West Lafayette, IN

 solkan wrote:
The problem is that there's two different ways of setting prices:
- Pricing the item as a valuable antique, which it will be to some people.
- Pricing the item as a rummage sale "I have this thing and now I don't want it any more" item.

When you look on-line, you're more likely to see the "valuable antique" listings because those take longer to find a like minded buyer.

Someone who wants to buy a model and paint it is probably looking for the rummage sale price.

Edit: It's been a while since I sold something on eBay, but if you poke around in the search options, what you should be able to find is "show completed auctions" or something similar. I don't remember if that's hidden under the advanced search options, or if you have to sign in as a seller to see that option.

But that's what you want to look for--this item sold for this price.


I recently saw two auctions for Dwarf Warriors with great weapons go for $51 and $71 US. What's funny is that up until recently those same models could be purchased brand spanking new on GW's website for $35, and I wouldn't be surprised if you can still find them at e-tailers for that. There's some MASSIVE stupid going on with ebay prices lately. When old Talisman plastic Minotaurs are going for double digits each, you know there's a problem.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut



NE Ohio, USA

 Just Tony wrote:
 solkan wrote:
The problem is that there's two different ways of setting prices:
- Pricing the item as a valuable antique, which it will be to some people.
- Pricing the item as a rummage sale "I have this thing and now I don't want it any more" item.

When you look on-line, you're more likely to see the "valuable antique" listings because those take longer to find a like minded buyer.

Someone who wants to buy a model and paint it is probably looking for the rummage sale price.

Edit: It's been a while since I sold something on eBay, but if you poke around in the search options, what you should be able to find is "show completed auctions" or something similar. I don't remember if that's hidden under the advanced search options, or if you have to sign in as a seller to see that option.

But that's what you want to look for--this item sold for this price.


I recently saw two auctions for Dwarf Warriors with great weapons go for $51 and $71 US. What's funny is that up until recently those same models could be purchased brand spanking new on GW's website for $35, and I wouldn't be surprised if you can still find them at e-tailers for that. There's some MASSIVE stupid going on with ebay prices lately.


Well, if they've priced them too high? Then they won't sell & might get re-listed at a lower price.


 Just Tony wrote:
When old Talisman plastic Minotaurs are going for double digits each, you know there's a problem.


The chief problem being that the asking price isn't to your liking?
   
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Charging Dragon Prince





West Lafayette, IN

ccs wrote:
 Just Tony wrote:
 solkan wrote:
The problem is that there's two different ways of setting prices:
- Pricing the item as a valuable antique, which it will be to some people.
- Pricing the item as a rummage sale "I have this thing and now I don't want it any more" item.

When you look on-line, you're more likely to see the "valuable antique" listings because those take longer to find a like minded buyer.

Someone who wants to buy a model and paint it is probably looking for the rummage sale price.

Edit: It's been a while since I sold something on eBay, but if you poke around in the search options, what you should be able to find is "show completed auctions" or something similar. I don't remember if that's hidden under the advanced search options, or if you have to sign in as a seller to see that option.

But that's what you want to look for--this item sold for this price.


I recently saw two auctions for Dwarf Warriors with great weapons go for $51 and $71 US. What's funny is that up until recently those same models could be purchased brand spanking new on GW's website for $35, and I wouldn't be surprised if you can still find them at e-tailers for that. There's some MASSIVE stupid going on with ebay prices lately.


Well, if they've priced them too high? Then they won't sell & might get re-listed at a lower price.


 Just Tony wrote:
When old Talisman plastic Minotaurs are going for double digits each, you know there's a problem.


The chief problem being that the asking price isn't to your liking?


So we accept that for you money is no object and those of us with some sense of frugality move on.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut



NE Ohio, USA

 Just Tony wrote:
ccs wrote:
 Just Tony wrote:
 solkan wrote:
The problem is that there's two different ways of setting prices:
- Pricing the item as a valuable antique, which it will be to some people.
- Pricing the item as a rummage sale "I have this thing and now I don't want it any more" item.

When you look on-line, you're more likely to see the "valuable antique" listings because those take longer to find a like minded buyer.

Someone who wants to buy a model and paint it is probably looking for the rummage sale price.

Edit: It's been a while since I sold something on eBay, but if you poke around in the search options, what you should be able to find is "show completed auctions" or something similar. I don't remember if that's hidden under the advanced search options, or if you have to sign in as a seller to see that option.

But that's what you want to look for--this item sold for this price.


I recently saw two auctions for Dwarf Warriors with great weapons go for $51 and $71 US. What's funny is that up until recently those same models could be purchased brand spanking new on GW's website for $35, and I wouldn't be surprised if you can still find them at e-tailers for that. There's some MASSIVE stupid going on with ebay prices lately.


Well, if they've priced them too high? Then they won't sell & might get re-listed at a lower price.


 Just Tony wrote:
When old Talisman plastic Minotaurs are going for double digits each, you know there's a problem.


The chief problem being that the asking price isn't to your liking?


So we accept that for you money is no object and those of us with some sense of frugality move on.


Not at all. I just don't see it as being a problem if people ask more for something than I'm willing to pay. Happens all the time.
   
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Castellan of Dol Guldur





Bodt

I always sell for cheap on ebay. I want the stuff gone. money I get for it is a bonus. I racked up £200 in sales over feb/march clearing out old models i was never going to paint. I didnt agonise too much over the price. put them up between 3-10 gbp for most single figures. boxed stuff or forge world was a little higher, but always under retail. whats the point trying to get retail, when people can just buy retail? if theyre still available models, put them on for £5 or so under retail, and allow offers. I usually have it set to automatically accept offers that are between 1 and 5 gbp lower than my asking price, and auto decline any lower than that. I found that most people just paid the asking price, which seems crazy to me, but thats their prerogative.

I cant find any listings for the AL. so, you could probably list it a little higher on the scale, as someone will probably snap it up. how much do you want for it? list it a little higher and allow offers. all you can do is see. if it doesnt sell, then lower it a bit.

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Longtime Dakkanaut





Gig Harbor, WA

 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
I always sell for cheap on ebay. I want the stuff gone. money I get for it is a bonus. I racked up £200 in sales over feb/march clearing out old models i was never going to paint. I didnt agonise too much over the price. put them up between 3-10 gbp for most single figures. boxed stuff or forge world was a little higher, but always under retail. whats the point trying to get retail, when people can just buy retail? if theyre still available models, put them on for £5 or so under retail, and allow offers. I usually have it set to automatically accept offers that are between 1 and 5 gbp lower than my asking price, and auto decline any lower than that. I found that most people just paid the asking price, which seems crazy to me, but thats their prerogative.

I cant find any listings for the AL. so, you could probably list it a little higher on the scale, as someone will probably snap it up. how much do you want for it? list it a little higher and allow offers. all you can do is see. if it doesnt sell, then lower it a bit.


This is how I generally feel about it, but I start things at the minimum I'd take for it (typically $5), and let it go where it may. Its rare I'm unhappy with what I get for it.
   
 
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