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You try and help some people.......

Postby lejackal » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:59 pm

Has anyone else tried to help someone with price advice using either knowledge, the tracker or just completed sales data from your own search to met with a complete wall of stupidity and or cynicism?
Honestly conversation goes as follows;
Me: that MOC you were looking at is well overpriced at £250
(Attached screen shot from the tracker showing prices from £40 to £220 with a £114 average)
Him: I wouldn’t trust s £40 MOC as it would be a recard, maybe £160 but not £40
Me: sends link and points out it is a sealed vintage MOC, it’s just damaged
Him: lists all the faults
Me: I think your missing the point
Him: I am?

FFS it is actual fucking market data of actual vintage MOCs being sold - what is not to understand?

And this isn’t the first time in the last month either :roll:

Sorry, rant over

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Re: You try and help some people.......

Postby apack7229 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:09 pm

Maybe there was a wave of people being repeatedly dropped on their heads and this is the result. :lol: You have to wonder about people sometimes.
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Re: You try and help some people.......

Postby choffialoopa » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:37 pm

However lovely (and I love it)

Star Wars tracker is a tool not the truth. It is a model that displays the past market not the present. Small details in a MOC can mean a huge difference that you are unaware of. And your “help” might unintentionally lead you to mislead the guy.

I do agree there May be a market frenzy where a high price tag “justifies” originality. Hard to argue reason here.

I only assist people now who SELl their stuff significantly too low. And never on eBay naturally.

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Re: You try and help some people.......

Postby jared007 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:20 pm

choffialoopa wrote:Star Wars tracker is a tool not the truth. It is a model that displays the past market not the present


The data in the Tracker is updated every weekend with the previous weeks happenings, so it's pretty close to the present in my opinion. But you are correct, it is just a tool and you still need to engage brain to make an informed decision with the data it presents to you.
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Re: You try and help some people.......

Postby jared007 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:22 pm

lejackal wrote:FFS it is actual fucking market data of actual vintage MOCs being sold - what is not to understand?


It can be absolutely frustrating. You send them a link to a completed auction and they still won't accept it. Sometimes you just have to move on - lead a horse to water and all that.
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Re: You try and help some people.......

Postby subzero » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:09 pm

jared007 wrote:Sometimes you just have to move on - lead a horse to water and all that.


Occasionally though you get one that doesn't even try to get to the water. :lol:
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Re: You try and help some people.......

Postby wrighty » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:53 pm

I don't bother anymore, don't you know Star Wars is like gold?? :lol: Truth is if priced correctly it will sell otherwise ask yourself why is it not selling.

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Re: You try and help some people.......

Postby hellhippie » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:03 am

people are assholes , dont bother :D
id rather be fishing

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Re: You try and help some people.......

Postby chipsteak » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:37 am

Would this man perhaps only use social media as a guide to prices, believe that everything is sold at the absolute top end of its value and have a suspicion that everything sold anywhere else for less is a fake because he can't tell the difference anyway?

Utter guesswork on my part. Awesome price, btw.

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Re: You try and help some people.......

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:50 pm

I love the end about I think your missing the point :lol:

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Re: You try and help some people.......

Postby Cazza » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:56 pm

Some people simply can't be told. Quite sad when you're just trying to help :(
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Re: You try and help some people.......

Postby dienstuhr » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:37 pm

Hey, people can ask whatever they want for their stuff.

They just shouldn't wonder why it doesn't sell. Everything will sell if it's priced right. Except maybe JarJar Binks stuff :?

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Re: You try and help some people.......

Postby Wreck-It Ralph » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:44 am

lejackal wrote:
FFS it is actual fucking market data of actual vintage MOCs being sold - what is not to understand?


What does FFS stand for?
Because he's holding a thermal detonator!!

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Re: You try and help some people.......

Postby lejackal » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:40 am

Wreck-It Ralph wrote:
lejackal wrote:
FFS it is actual fucking market data of actual vintage MOCs being sold - what is not to understand?


What does FFS stand for?

For Fucks Sake

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Re: You try and help some people.......

Postby Mini99 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:11 pm

lejackal wrote:
Wreck-It Ralph wrote:
lejackal wrote:
FFS it is actual fucking market data of actual vintage MOCs being sold - what is not to understand?


What does FFS stand for?

For Fucks Sake

:roll: :lol: :lol:


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