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Are prices going up?

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Are prices going up?

Postby wrighty » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:11 am

We all have read and know that prices of vintage SW have shot through the roof, but is it really true. Take this sales post on FB as an example, the seller is selling below his purchase price or is it a sales tactic? So are we paying way over an inflated price and now when it comes to selling we are in the red?
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Re: Are prices going up?

Postby Palifan » Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:29 am

I think the problem with vintage prices is that they seem to change daily. One moment something's really hot and a few people are after it and the next day the interest has disappeared so the price can go for less. I was looking at some resealed Palitoy prices today from recent sales on eBay and thought they were the same or less than years ago. It is also the time of year as things don't seem to go for as much generally through the summer months, I guess due to people thinking about holidays or even the amount of conventions that happen (here in the States especially).

It's always hard to know for sure but I've always thought t's best to buy what you like at the price you can live with and you'll have to be prepared to take a loss if you should move it on. Of course it can work the other way like the AFA 85 VCJ's I sold on years ago to then re buy more soon after at a more inflated price. It was a hard thing to live with at the time but now it's a few years on the price from what I paid has risen by four times.....I bet when I sell them it will plummet to below the price I paid though :lol:

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Re: Are prices going up?

Postby x-pack » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:20 pm

Some things are currently as cheap as they were 25 years ago if you take inflation into account. Common loose figures and ships, you can hardly give them away now. £3 isn't uncommon for loose Jedi figures, that's if you can find a buyer at all.

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Re: Are prices going up?

Postby Pomse2001 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:37 pm

I would say prices is up and is still going up. Rare items, boxes, moc and complete loose figures is going up.
Even lots cost more than they did a few years ago.

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Re: Are prices going up?

Postby mumbo » Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:16 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:I would say prices is up and is still going up. Rare items, boxes, moc and complete loose figures is going up.
Even lots cost more than they did a few years ago.


A few years ago........... you mean a few hours ago !!!
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Re: Are prices going up?

Postby Pomse2001 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:58 am

mumbo wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:I would say prices is up and is still going up. Rare items, boxes, moc and complete loose figures is going up.
Even lots cost more than they did a few years ago.


A few years ago........... you mean a few hours ago !!!


Yes maybe a few hours ago :lol:

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Re: Are prices going up?

Postby palitoyjunky » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:57 pm

I think overall prices r progressively going up but there will always b bargains to b had and indeed there will b those who ask extortionate money for pieces :!:
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