I must have some sort of affinity for Britney Spears. Oh wait. Of course I have an affinity for Britney: she’s smoking hot–but that’s for another blog entirely. This one is supposed to be about gaming.
Despite the fact that I’ve already created a post entitled “Oops, I did it again,” I keep wanting to repeat that title (and, apparently, the underlying action).
It’s just such a poignant title for those times where I go out and buy another army from someone–and that’s apparently something I do on a fairly regular basis.
Well, sexy Mouse-kateers aside, I did go out and buy another army. Well, more to the point, the army came to me.
It’s something Derek and I have talked about in passing throughout 2014. He tells me that he has too many models and I offer to buy them at blowout prices, and he declines. These are really high level talks that aren’t much more than that last sentence:
- Him: “Man, I have too much crap, I need to get rid of.”
- Me: “Well, if you want to sell it for pennies on the dollar, you know where to come.”
Well, I guess the storage situation in his house hit a tipping point and he decided to talk shop for real. I really expected him to come over with some sort of formal inventory so we knew what we were dealing with (because nothing is ever small when a deal with Derek is concerned). It’s really hard to wrap you brain around the value of such a collection without having a frame of reference. And, since most of it is still new in the box/blister, it’s easiest to compare it against the retain value.
Sadly, he had no such inventory, and just unloaded box after box into my dining room. After a while, he managed to tally it up (while I was cleaning up goblins), and we went off those numbers. Because Derek is a friend, deals with him are handled differently than with strangers. Normally, my lowballs for armies that I don’t want start at 10% and might go as high as 20%. With Derek, I let him set the price (within reason). He started at 20%, and did his own estimate, and I trust him implicitly. I also want to ensure that I don’t make too much money off him. Granted, I wouldn’t buy these if I didn’t make money, but I don’t want to make excessive amounts. In fact, last time when I bought his Magic Cards, I wound up making $900 and keeping a ton of the cards, so I cut him a check for $400 to ease my conscience.
Of course, he appreciated that, as he wasn’t expecting any extra, nor was I obliged to. I just don’t like taking advantage of friends. This time, he assured me that I don’t have to pay him anything else. If I make a profit after he set the price, that’s on him.
And I didn’t haggle–much. He set a price on the marines & Tau, and then decided that he wanted to keep the BFG. I thought it was silly that he was going to keep it (since his justification for selling at all was to get rid of crap he doesn’t use–and he’s never used any of the BFG), so I pushed him to include that and some Battlefoam that he had purchased for his Tau–and he could increase the price. He pushed his total to $1050, which meant he was essentially including the battlefoam at $150, and I really only wanted the bag, so I talked him down to $1000 even. Of course, he countered by taking out a box of dwarves from the lot as well, so I re-countered by taking out more crap that clearly wasn’t going to sell on ebay: If you get to keep the dwarves, you also have to take the trash.
And there you have it. Now I have too many models again. And just when I finally cleaned out those errant Orkz from my garage, I immediately replace them with 3-4x as many marines. It’s all for sale too–I don’t want any of it.
The problem is, I don’t know exactly what’s there. What I do have is his spreadsheet–which is wildly approximate. So, in the interest of drumming up interest.. here’s what he listed. Keep in mind that a lot of the stuff are the older 1990’s versions of the models (lots of metals):
|Tau Sniper Drone Team||3||41.25||123.75|
|Tau Rail Rifle Squad (3 man)||3||6||54|
|Tau Pathfinder Shas Ui||3||15||45|
|Kroot Hounds (2 man)||8||6.5||104|
|Tau Fire Warrior||1||3||3|
|Tau Pathfinders (3 man)||3||3.5||31.5|
|Tau Vespid Stingwings (2 man)||2||9||36|
|Battle Sister with Heavy Bolter||2||14||28|
|Black Templar High Marshal Helbrecht||1||20.75||20.75|
|Blood Angel Captain||1||19.25||19.25|
|Cadian Guard w Autocannon||1||16||16|
|Cadian Guard w Heavy Bolter||1||16||16|
|Cadian Guard w Missle Launcher and spotter||1||16||16|
|Cadian Snipers (2 man)||1||15||15|
|Cadian w Assault Wpns (3 man)||1||7.5||22.5|
|Capt Alâ€™Rahem of Tallarn||2||15||30|
|Capt Chnkov of Valhalla||2||15||30|
|Dante Lord of Blood Angels||1||19.25||19.25|
|Devestator with Lascannon||2||15||30|
|Devestator with Multi Melta||4||15||60|
|Dk Angel Std bearer||1||15||15|
|Ezekiel DK Angel Chief Librarian||1||17||17|
|IG Stormtrooper Heavy Bolter (old)||1||17||17|
|Imp Callidus Assassin||1||16||16|
|Imp Commisar yarrick (old metal)||1||19.25||19.25|
|Imp Culexus Assassin||1||16||16|
|Imp Eversor Assassin||1||16||16|
|Imp Guard Psykers (3)||1||5||15|
|Imp Tech Marine (1 man)||2||11.5||23|
|Imp Tech marine on bike||2||20||40|
|Imp Valhallan Lieutenant||1||8||8|
|Imp Vindicare Assassin||1||16||16|
|Inquisitor Daemonhunter Bolt Pistol Grimoire||1||16||16|
|Librarian with Psychic Hood and Force Axe||1||16||16|
|Lord Solar Macharius||1||22||22|
|Marine Company Std Bearer||1||15||15|
|Marine Term Captain||2||19.25||38.5|
|Marine Terminator Librarian||2||22.25||44.5|
|Mk1 space marine (3 man blister)||1||5||15|
|MkV Sm, one w Plasma Pistol (2 man blister)||2||7||28|
|Necron Tomb Spyder||1||21||21|
|Ogrynns w Ripper Guns (1)||1||15||15|
|Ratling Sniper (5 man)||2||4||8|
|Scout w Shotgun||1||5||5|
|Scout with Needle Rifle (2 man blister)||3||5||30|
|Scout with Shotgun (metal)||6||5||30|
|SM Captain w Term Honors||1||16||16|
|SM Close Combat Sprue||1||9||9|
|SM Jump Packs (10 jump packs per bag)||2||9||18|
|SM scout heavy bolter||2||7||14|
|SM Scout Sergeant||1||5||5|
|SM Scout with Bolt Pistol and knife (2 man blister)||1||5||10|
|SM Scout with Bolter (2 man)||2||5||20|
|SM Scouts with Bolters (2 man blister)||2||5||20|
|SM w Heavy Bolter||1||10||10|
|SM with Assault Weapon||6||10||60|
|SM with Plasma Cannon||2||10||20|
|Stormtrooper Sergeant (2 man blister)||1||5||5|
|Stormtrooper w Melta Gun||1||7.5||7.5|
|Stormtroopers w Assault Weapons (2 man)||2||7.5||30|
|Techmarine (new style)||1||21.25||21.25|
|Term w Cyclone Launcher||1||12||12|
|Term with Assault Cannon||2||12||24|
|Term with Chainfist and Storm Bolter||5||10||50|
|Term with Heavy Flamer||2||12||24|
|Terminator Lightning Claw||8||10||80|
|Terminator Storm Bolter and Power Fist (metal)||4||10||40|
|Terminator Thunder Hammer||6||10||60|
|Tigerius Chief Librarian||2||19.25||38.5|
|Valhalla Guard w Laser Cannon||1||17||17|
|Vet SM Captain||2||8||16|
|Assault Squad (5 man)||5||33||165|
|Blood Angel SM Dreadnought (old)||1||46.25||46.25|
|Chaplain on Bike||2||20||40|
|Devestator Squad (5 man)||5||35||175|
|Dreadnought (metal) w Assault Cannon||1||46.25||46.25|
|Masters of the Chapter (4 dudes)||1||33||33|
|Predator Mk4b (new)||2||41.25||82.5|
|Scout Sniper Squad (5 man)||1||25||25|
|Scout Squad (5 man)||4||25||100|
|SM Bike Squad 3 man (plasma pistol, meltagun, power sword)||1||40||40|
|Space Marine – 6 man bolter squad||2||3||36|
|Space Marine Battle Company||1||400||400|
|Space Marine Land Speeder (old)||3||30||90|
|Tactical Squad (5 man)||2||4||40|
The descriptions and prices are solely up to him, but hopefully you get some idea of what’s included.
So that’s where you come in. Want any of this stuff? If so, feel free to make an offer and I’ll accept those that are reasonable. In general, I’d like to get about 50% in retail for items, but I’m flexible for lots, good friends, older models, blog followers, etc. Please don’t try to lowball me, as I’m just going to look up prices for things that have sold recently on ebay to determine if the price is reasonable. Granetd, you don’t have to pay the highest price, but a reasonable going offer. If not, ‘ll just sell them on Ebay eventually.
Pictures of much of the stuff can be found throughout this thread and in the below thumbnails. I can take better pics or clarify what things are upon request…
Do you own a warehouse or something lol and I thought I had too much stuff😳
Nah, it all fits in a few boxes and clutters up my garage something fierce. Wanna buy it all from me? 🙂
On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 10:05 AM, Warhammer 39,9999 wrote:
Did he buy out a closing FLGS or something? At any rate, if at all possible, DIBS ON CYPHER.
Sure thing. I’ll pull him out for you.
And this stuff was from Derek. He used to come over to Bosco’s every pay day and spend his entire paycheck. The dude has a house full of stuff. I know he still has a bunch of armorcast titans, an elder army, a marine army, and a bunch of IG dudes as well. I suspect he has a bunch of leftover BFG too.
On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 11:02 AM, Warhammer 39,9999 wrote:
SWEET! I’m also interested in some of the IG stuff, but I don’t know what yet. I’m putting together a Renegades force and will need MOAR TANKZ.
I have a ton of magnetized IG tanks that I was saving for me, but I don’t really need. They’re base-coated in a brown/yellow camo, but it’d be really easy to paint over that if you’re interested. I also picked up some basilisks really cheap.
On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 2:19 PM, Warhammer 39,9999 wrote:
Good lord that’s a lot of stuff.
lol definitely too much stuff.
That’s Derek for ya…
On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 12:20 PM, Warhammer 39,9999 wrote:
There are so many things on this list I’d love to buy! The Techpriest Engiseer, Space Marine Bikes, Imp Guard Psykers, Techmarine on Bike, Imp Callidus and Culexus Assassins, Devestator Squad (5 man), Yarrick…
I’d probably bid like crazy if I saw them on your eBay page. What kind of deal can we work out?
I’ll shoot you an email and we’ll see what we can do.
On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 1:05 PM, Warhammer 39,9999 wrote:
Great! Let’s see what we can work out. My email is ********
I sent you an email last week–did you not get it?
On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 5:25 AM, Warhammer 39,9999 wrote:
What are you think about the Battle Fleet Gothic?
Wow, that’s definitely the most popular stuff. I can tell you what I’ve told the others: I don’t play BFG, but luckily most of the stuff is still in the blisters/boxes so I can tell what it is. If you’d like to make a reasonable offer for anything, please feel free to do so (I can send more pics if you’d like). As for what’s reasonable, I’m going to take any offer you suggest and compare it against recent ebay sales of similar items to see if it passes a sniff test.
Hard to tell what all is there as far as the blisters go. I would be willing to buy it all if you want to make a proposal. I sent you a PM on Northern Gamer. Also interested in old IG infantry (valhallan, mordian, steel legion, vostroyan).
I’ll drop you an email; perhaps we can work something out.
On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 2:37 AM, Warhammer 39,9999 wrote:
Hello! Interested in the Space marine battle company! Along with any or all Battlefleet gothic. If you could email me I’d really appreciate it!!! Lets make a deal!
Hello. I’m interested in ANY and ALL space marine and imperial guard tanks, by gosh I am happy I came upon this blog.
Hey Red, they’re all still available. I never bothered to sell anything as of yet (aside from the BFG). Do you need a better list, or can you make out the contents based upon the list/photo?
I’m interested in you BFG stuff. Do you have any left?
Sadly, all of the BFG stuff has sold.
Is that Space Marine Battle company complete? And are all the SM tanks still available?
It looks to be complete. I didn’t do a detailed inventory on it’s contents, but he never assembled anything and the box is full to the top.
And yes, all of the space marine tanks are available (though someone is supposed to come look at them in the near future, so that could change). I just haven’t bothered to put any of this on ebay yet.
Excellent! There are more than just a few items aside from that battle company that I am interested in. Would you please drop me an email and let’s see if we can make a deal?
Hello, are you still interested in selling those space marine kits? How would I able to contact you to get the ball rolling on a list of items that I would like to buy from you?
I guess you didn’t receive my earlier email? I’m sending another one. I have the Andiu… email address for you. Is that accurate?
On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 4:30 AM, Warhammer 39,9999 wrote:
Hello is the space marine battle company still available? I recently saw your youtube videos. I’m trying to make a complete battle company/more and saw you have quite a few space marines. Email me asap please! Thank you for your time
lol whoops “firstname.lastname@example.org”
Have you got these listed on eBay or only here?
I’ve posted some on the blog and on ebay over the past few months, but I have nothing actively listed up there now. I’ll probably put some more stuff up at the end of the year. Also, just so we’re clear, not all of this stuff is available anymore–and I actually have some more stuff as well. If you give me an idea of what you’re after/interested in on the list, I can get you an inventory of that sort of thing. Generally I charge about 50% of current MSRP–unless it’s super rare or badly damaged.
On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 3:48 PM, Warhammer 39,9999 wrote: