40k Blisters Available

I had a list of auctions available on eBay the other week, and some of the folks asked about what else I had available.  Specifically, I offered to take pictures of what I had that was still in the blister.

So I took some time this weekend to snap a few pictures of what I had in the garage.  This was the stuff that was easy to get to (and is therefore, the likely stuff to show up in the next round of eBay auctions).  If there is something else specific that you’re looking for, shoot me a message and I may have it as well.  I know I have some Orcs and Gobbos stuff and Chaos stuff for fantasy, a copy of Space Hulk, and some IG stuff that’s new on the sprue.

So, in order to appease those folks interested, I took some pictures of the models I have in the blister and uploaded them to the trading page.  Don’t let the page fool you though, I’m not terribly interested in picking up more stuff–I’d much rather sell things than trade them.

As far as prices go, I’m going with the “make offer” strategy.  Anything reasonable should fly–and by reasonable, I’m going to look at completed auctions on Ebay for models in similar condition.  Otherwise, I’m just going to throw them up on Ebay for $.01 and let the market dictate the price.

If you’re looking for interesting things, I’d encourage you to go take a look.  There’s close to 100 blisters available there, containing mostly Space Marines, but there’s a mixture of Terminators, Characters, Limited Edition models, Sisters of Battle, and even some Fantasy stuff.

 

 

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Ebay Auctions – Hidden Gems

It’s not all that often that you get an inside scoop on ebay sales, so I figured I’d let down the veil a bit.

Granted, I won’t go too deep into things, as ebay has changed significantly since my last round of sales.  For that, I’ll save a future post for griping about the changes, but until then, let’s just take a little peek behind the curtain.

From an ebay’s seller dashboard, I get to see a list of all of my items along with how many times they’ve been viewed, bid on, and how many watchers each item has.  Of course, it also includes a current auction price.

I used to get worked up about auctions when the numbers were low, but I’ve since found that the only thing that really seems to matter is the number of people watching a particular item.  Having a high price at the beginning can be either a blessing or a curse for sellers, but the one constant that I’ve seen is that auctions that don’t have many people watching them, tend to sell low.

In that regard, this isn’t an altogether magnanimous posting.  If I alert you to the items that I think are going to sell cheap, you’ll bid them up a little higher and I make a little extra money.  Make no mistake though, I don’t think these will skyrocket, because there just isn’t an overall level of interest to make them expensive.  So, I look at this more as a way to reward followers of the blog.  If I have to sell something cheaply, why shouldn’t it be to someone who reads the blog?

With that side, these are the auctions I have with a disturbingly small number of watchers:

Ork Heavy Weapons

These are older metal models, so maybe people aren’t all that interested in them.  They’re not 2nd edition era, so there’s no real collector value that I know of (though they are at least in the blister still).  I suspect these also have fewer watchers because they were bid up fast and early, so paying $12 for the lot is already fairly reasonable.

Ork Dreadnoughts/ Kanz

I’m not sure why these are low.  Six watchers with the auctions half over is a bad sign.  I think they’re missing an arm or two each (or maybe I’m just overestimating the number of appendages on an ork ‘nought?).  I would figure that these should fetch a higher price since it’s so easy to make replacement parts for ork vehicles out of plasticard.  Right now, this is my guess for biggest steal of an auction.

Warmachine Lot

This isn’t too surprising because the front picture only has two models when I have 25 in the lot.  Plus, I don’t have any more warmachine stuff, and I really know nothing about them, so I don’t know how to advertise them.  Again, I suspect this will go relatively cheap for what it is.  I can’t say what that means though, other than to say I’m sure I paid at least $60 for this stuff.

Inquisitor Model

I don’t think anyone really plays this specialist game, and even if they do, who is after Quovandius?  He’s some sort of mutant, but if you’re in the market for a 54mm figure that looks kind of silly, he’s your guy.

Whatever the case, I expect at least some of these auctions to go cheap.  Best of luck to you in getting a steal….

Check out the rest of my auctions here

Space Wolves and Orks for Sale

My garage is just too full of stuff and I am in desperate need to clear some of it out.  That’s where you come in.  Are you in the market for some space wolves, or orks?

If so, you’ve come to the right place.  Rumor has it that both are due for new codices in the immediate future, so hop on the bandwagon and get them in advance.

Right now I’ve a lot of space wolves up that includes a dreadnought, a stormwolf, termintaors, and a bunch of power armor marines.  Minimum bid opened up at $.01.

The bad news is that it’s nowhere near that cheap anymore, but the good news is that, as of the time of writing this, it’s only up to $73.  Heck, the Storm Wolf retails for more than that.  So, look at it this way: buy a stormwolf and get 28 space marines a dreadnought for free.

I’ve also got quite a few auctions for greenskins up for grabs.  There’re 16 auctions of orky goodness, including some of the more interesting:

Like I said, there’re a bunch more options.  I dare say there’s enough for a complete Ork army there. So what are you waiting for?

Please check out my ebay auctions

 

Ebay Auctions – 2018 Edition

This week I’ve finally dusted things off and posted up a number of auctions on Ebay.

It’s hard to believe, but I haven’t sold any 40k models on ebay since 2015.  If you go back, you’ll see that I did sell some X-Wing stuff back in 2017, but it’s been nearly three years since I’ve sold any 40k?

That can’t be good for my frugal spending goals (which I already know because it’s been negative for multiple years running).  Come to think of it, I’ve been pretty lax about updating that page too… but that’s for another post.

For now, suffice it to say that I just posted up 43 auctions on ebay.  I apologize in advance, but this week is prone to include a number of posts about the auctions in an attempt to drive a little traffic this way.

Most of the stuff fits one of the following categories:

  1. Space Marines (including an auction for 45 bikes, one for Grey Knights, one for Space Wolves, and a ton of 2nd edition stuff still sealed in the box)
  2. Age of Sigmar stuff (though it will always be Warhammer Fantasy Battles to me: namely Elves, Stormcast Eternals, Empire, Dwarves, and some old Dogs of War stuff)
  3. Ork stuff.  Includes some vehicles, boys, nobz, bikes, storm boyz, flash gits, etc.  Basically an entire Ork army and more.

Of course, those links are just a smattering of examples–there’s plenty more to go around.  There’s also some misc. stuff like War Machine and such, but I’m sure to talk about it more in future posts.

As with all of my auctions, I start everything at $.01 and let the market dictate the price.  So, you should definitely go check out the auctions and start watching anything that seems remotely interesting.  That way, if anyone is going to get a smoking deal on things, it might as well be my followers.

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Trading for Tyranids

I’m constantly on the lookout for a good deal.  It used to be that any deal that seemed reasonably good might be good enough, but anymore, unless I really want them, I tend to pass on anything that isn’t an absurdly good deal.

Just before our Apoc game, I had a friend from Seattle call me about some old models he had laying around.  He told me that he’d sell them to me for $100, and I bit.  In hindsight, I didn’t do a proper valuation on them, and though they were certainly worth it, it would’ve normally been the type of deal I’d pass on.  I mean, it wasn’t a bad deal at all, probably being valued in the $300 range if it were all brand new, but it was for an army I didn’t play (Khorne marines), nor did I immediately know of anyone looking to pick them up.

But he was a friend and I had a momentary lapse of reason (plus he secretly threw in delivery, which included a surprise appearance at said Apoc game as well, which was worth the $100 right there).

Well, flash forward to last month.  There was a guy selling some Tyranids on a local facebook group.  The models themselves looked pretty banged up and his prices were a little high for my likes–and lord knows I don’t need any more Tyranids.  Still, he had some models that I don’t currently own, so I pinged him and asked him if he was interested in anything in trade.  I have a ton of models languishing in my garage, so trading is a far easier pill to swallow.  When he said he wanted Chaos, I flashed him some pics of the chaos marines, and he was hooked.

We then worked out a trade that involved the marines for:

  • 2x Tyrannocytes (partially assembled)
  • 1x Tyrannocyte (mostly complete)
  • 6x Venomthropes
  • 2x Harpies (or maybe they’re Hive Crones…?)

I brokered the deal over facebook chat and wound up leaving the stuff on my doorstep to have him trade it out when I wasn’t around.  Some of the stuff was sight unseen, and it was in halfway rough shape.  For instance, the Tyrannocytes were missing quite a few pieces, and some of the bits on the Venomthropes were broken, but the price was right, and the guy seemed accommodating, so I didn’t buck the system.

Sadly, I don’t think I got any better shots than this of when they were dropped off.   He threw in a big bag of bits, which covered most of the parts required for the two Tyrannocytes, and the third one that he listed as “mostly complete” was actually only missing the tentacles.  With a little green stuff, that shouldn’t be an issue.

I find myself happy with the trade, but sad that I now have to go paint more Tyranids.  But before that, I have to go strip some figures…