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….

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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?

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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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Batrep: Ultramarines vs. Black Legion (80 power)

Getting back on the horse as far as 40k goes has been a slow process, but it’s still going.  This week, Simon, of all people, showed up to game night and we threw down for a game of 40k.

My Ultramarines:

  • HQ:
    • Cato Sicarius (warlord)
    • Sergeant Telion
  • Elites:
    • 5x Assault Terminators w/ Lightning Claws
    • Venerable Dreadnought w/ Twin-Lascannon & Missile Launcher
    • 3x Centurion Assault Marines w/ Hurricane Bolters & Flamers
  • Troops:
    • 10x Tactical Marines w/ Missile Launcher, Plasma Gun, & Power Weapon
    • 10x Tactical Marines w/ Heavy Bolter, Flamer, & Powerfist
    • 10x Scouts w/ Camo Cloaks, 4x Sniper Rifles, Missile Launcher, 4x CCW/Pistol, & Powerfist
  • Fast Attack:
    • 1x Storm Talon w/ Assault Cannons & Typhoon Missile Launcher

I originally started by pulling out the Tyranid codex, but realized that I have to play alot of marine games to catch up to the number of bug games I’ve played this year.  I didn’t know what to play though, so I just started taking advice around the room of what to include.  I started with Cato because I don’t know when the last time he saw the table was, and then Telion because he was a cheap second HQ option.  With Telion, I needed a squad of scouts, and everything else was added based upon the suggestions of those around me.

They were intentionally choosing less than ideal option, but I was ok with it.  Simon and I have played a bunch and the win/loss ratio is a tad lopsided, so having a slight handicap would make things more fair. Continue reading

BatRep: Nurgle Daemons vs. Hive Fleet Proteus (50 power)

Part of why I haven’t been blogging much as of late is because I haven’t been playing 40k. I’ve still been playing games, but for some reason I choose not to blog about board games for the most part. If I had to answer why that is, I think it’s to give me a break. Blogging can be a chore, so I try to keep it to a relevant minimum.

Well, in an effort to get back on the wagon, I scheduled an impromptu game over Memorial Day weekend in the hopes of inspiring myself to play. Mitch showed up with his “as few models as possible” list and we threw down.

Mitchell’s Daemons of Nurgle:

  • HQ:
    • Daemon Prince of Nurgle w/ Wings
  • Troops:
    • 3x Nurglings
  • Fast Atttack:
    • 1x Foetid Bloat-Drone
    • 1x Myphitic Blight-Hauler
  • Lord of War:
    • Mortarion

In fairness, he asked if I minded him using Mortarion in a game. I’d never faced him, but had read up on him. I don’t want to face him in any size game, let alone a small game, but the worst that could happen is I’d lose, so why not? It also helps me make an informed decision on a unit’s power level to see it in action, rather than just doing theory-hammer.

The rest of his list I’d seen in practice as well, some on an actual game table. Continue reading