I should start this post by saying that I have ebay auctions going right now. And that you should not buy them–nor should you be buying any GW models.
Wow, do GW models ever cost a lot. I was going to do a normal “buy my stuff” kind of post to drum up sales for my current ebay auctions, and I decided to do some math on what the MSRP for the lot would be.
Frankly, I found the total price to be appalling (but don’t let that stop you from shopping). The numbers are in the chart below
Obviously, some of those prices are skewed abnormally high (who would pay $33 each for an AoBR deffkopta?), and that’s because GW doesn’t have list prices for models that are no longer in print. Still though, this is roughly one tote worth of GW stuff in my garage that is just a waste of space to me, and GW would charge almost $2,000 for it? That’s just complete insanity.
The good news is that, as of writing this post, the stuff is currently going for 1/10th of that price. Frankly, I typically find myself buying entire armies at 90%, even if I have absolutely no interest in playing them because they should make money (in fact, I think that’s where I got all of these Orks). But I’m at the point where I don’t care how much they sell for: I just want them gone. Hopefully someone that reads the blog will find some good deals out there.
Without a doubt, some of the best deals right now are:
- Ghazkull Thraka for $.01 (can GW really be charging $40 for this model?!?!?)
- 10x Burna Boyz for $.01 (there are actually a couple of near identical lots at this price–I’m guessing Burnas aren’t super competitive in
- 11x Lootas for $.11 (it’s actually cheaper to buy 11 than 10 at the moment??)
I won’t pretend to understand the rationale of eBay shoppers. Frankly, every time I do this, some auctions go far too cheap, while others go for about MSRP for some reason. I also fully expect these prices to come up a bit, but nowhere near what GW charges.
I know that as a player of the game, I should encourage other people to get into it, but I can’t in good conscience do that. I actively warn people away from the game whenever I find a potential new player. I look at it as my civic duty to tell them how incredibly expensive it is and disuade them from starting.
If I can’t do that entirely, I try to encourage them to buy used, because the cost savings is just so great.
So, if you’re out there reading this:
Don’t buy any of my models. Instead go invest in a college education, some sort of physical activity, or throw money away chasing girls. If, you won’t listen to reason, there’s no reason to pay retail…