IF I sold it would $15 to $20 be a fair price? I am currently selling most of my carded collection and all my extra loose collection (keeping 1 of every figure) so I am thinking I want to sell her, but don't want to rip somebody for it. Make a buck would be nice since it would fuel further collecting this year. Any advice?
Well, it's a tricky thing selling SW figures... Some people will cry foul if any
figure is sold for more than the $5 - $7 retail value it originally cost. But most people rightly understand that if a figure is no longer available at retail, as is obviously the case with this Amidala, then the current secondary market dictates it's price. I'd just take a quick looksee through eBay's completed auctions on this item to get an idea of what's it's currently selling for, and then decide from there what you'd like to get for it. Based on this
(might have to log in to eBay to see these search results), I'd say that $15 - $20 would be "fair". You could obviously make a little more if you just slapped it on eBay, but if you're looking to just swing a reasonable trade with a fellow collector on the boards, then your numbers should probably be fine there.
In an odd bit of irony here, I got one of my Battle Amidalas in an amazing deal over at RS, from a member "BlackDog" - who I'm guessing is a different person than you.
I was in the right place at the right time when he unloaded a bunch of the VHTF Ep. 1 figures just about a year ago, all MOMC, and all $5 each!
I was lucky enough to be the first person to contact him, and he amazingly gave me those insane deals (with Holo Sid, Sio Bibble, etc. too).
I told the fella that the figures were worth more than that, if he wasn't aware, just 'cause I didn't want to feel like I was ripping him off. But he said he already knew that they went for a lot more than that. One of those beautiful collecting moments...
Not sure if I could've done that myself though!
But anyway, in your case, $15-$20 would certainly be fair IMO, and I'm sure you could find yourself a deal in that range on the boards here. There's always folks still looking for that particular figure...