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Re: Best vintage deals you've gotten
« Reply #45 on: September 10, 2004, 02:01 PM »
Back in in 1997 I found a c8.5 Barada at a flea market, I bought it for half-a-dollar. It was missing the weapon but still cheap, later got his weapon. Traded it for a Han Solo (Carbonite).

This meens I actually got a vintage Han Carbonite for half-a-dollar.

 
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Re: Best vintage deals you've gotten
« Reply #46 on: September 13, 2004, 08:11 AM »
The best vintage deal I ever got was a complete set of the Droids MOC including the A-Wing Pilot and Boba Fett for 200.00
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Re: Best vintage deals you've gotten
« Reply #47 on: September 16, 2004, 11:43 AM »
Picked this up the other day.   8)

Tomart's Price guide to Worldwide Star Wars HARD COVER

Hope it gets here soon considering I paid $19. US to have it shipped here.

Well what a crap deal this was. Seller said he sent the book out & I never received it. Exchanged a few emails with him & he said he sent another book out. Well 3 months have gone by & nothing!    

He gave me a positive feedback a few days after I won & now I have had no choice but to leave him a negative. ******* ******* stole my $48.   

If you want to read all about it, heres the thread at RS:

Hardcover Tomarts guide (with protos) cheap

At least with this auction, I got the negative in not like some other eBay seller that flaked out on some of us! 

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Re: Best vintage deals you've gotten
« Reply #48 on: September 16, 2004, 09:59 PM »
Who is still selling up a storm ::)

Sorry you got screwed on that book, I was interested to hear your impressions of it as I was thinking about getting a copy too.  Any particular reason he hasn't refunded you?
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Re: Best vintage deals you've gotten
« Reply #49 on: September 16, 2004, 10:11 PM »
He has no communication, very unprofessional & takes forever to answer emails. Some of us got the impression we were talking with 2 different people in the emails. You would figure for $19. shipping that you would get the book in no time.  ::)

As for a refund, not a word from him!  >:(

Oh well, I'll chalk it up to another loss.  :-\

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Re: Best vintage deals you've gotten
« Reply #50 on: September 20, 2004, 07:56 PM »
I got a great deal a few weeks ago. My aunt dropped off some figures at my new apartment one day. They were:

Blue Snaggletooth, my 2nd one
Biker Scout, which I didn't have yet
And a couple Galoob ST:TNG figures, Riker and Tasha Yar

The best part? They were FREE. I **** you not, FREE!!

My 1st Blue Snaggletooth I got for $3.50. The next was free. Can't beat that in this day and age.
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Re: Best vintage deals you've gotten
« Reply #51 on: November 20, 2004, 06:48 PM »
Went for the first time to a Glendale AZ Toy Show, below is what I purchased:


Imperial Attack Base = $10 USD

AT-ST = $15 USD (no hatch gun :()

Takara R2D2 = $60 USD

Takara R2D2 (back)

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Re: Best vintage deals you've gotten
« Reply #52 on: November 20, 2004, 07:54 PM »
Very nice scores. Yeah, that hatch gun is going to be tough, keep an eye out though, ya never know. 

Does the wind up R2 still work? Looks to be in great shape.  8)

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Re: Best vintage deals you've gotten
« Reply #53 on: November 20, 2004, 10:20 PM »
Does the wind up R2 still work? Looks to be in great shape.  8)

Yes sir, perfectly ;D!

The guy also had a bagged one for $95.00 USD, the only problem was that both legs were yellow, and that would bother me.

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Re: Best vintage deals you've gotten
« Reply #54 on: November 20, 2004, 10:32 PM »
Super, just missing the front stickers but hey, not bad at all. Its sure lots of fun watching him walk.   ;D

This R2 was missing both the front & back stickers & it went for more than what you paid.

TAKARA R2D2 Wind Up

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Re: Best vintage deals you've gotten
« Reply #55 on: November 20, 2004, 11:03 PM »
$60 is a very good price.  A local guy sold one much more yellow with no stickers locally about the same time I picked mine up.  His sold around $70, so nice deal.   :)
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Re: Best vintage deals you've gotten
« Reply #56 on: November 21, 2004, 05:15 PM »
$60 is a very good price.  A local guy sold one much more yellow with no stickers locally about the same time I picked mine up.  His sold around $70, so nice deal.   :)

Brent and Dale,

Thanks for the reassurance.

The Takara R2 is a keeper, I am going to sell the other two pieces as I got home and can't find a proper place to display them :(.

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Re: Best vintage deals you've gotten
« Reply #57 on: November 22, 2004, 02:46 AM »
DBK,

those are some great deals you got, hard to find loose but boxed items for so cheap nowadays. was the imperial attack base complete?

congrats!

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Re: Best vintage deals you've gotten
« Reply #58 on: November 22, 2004, 08:10 PM »
CorranHorn,

Yes it was thank you.

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DBK,

those are some great deals you got, hard to find loose but boxed items for so cheap nowadays. was the imperial attack base complete?

congrats!

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Re: Best vintage deals you've gotten
« Reply #59 on: November 22, 2004, 08:11 PM »
A pleasant surprise in the mail today  ;D!



$20 USD, this is the light brown version, I could not find any completed auctions at the time, what does this usually run?  Which version is harder, this or the dark brown hair version?

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