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@  Plokatron : (12 February 2016 - 11:21 PM)

@Cabooceratops So was what I said. :D

@  Cabooceratops : (12 February 2016 - 09:10 PM)

It's called a joke, Polkatron, you may have heard of the concept?

@  Plokatron : (12 February 2016 - 08:06 PM)

@Nutjob R/T @TheMightyMollusk Yesh are you Baybots thinking so litteral?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 February 2016 - 02:41 PM)

Optimus makes a lousy helmet.

@  Nutjob R/T : (12 February 2016 - 02:11 PM)

Wait when did Optimus Prime fly off the top of your head?

@  Plokatron : (12 February 2016 - 01:55 PM)

@Paladin @TheMightyMollusk @NotVeryKnightly Dumb dumb dumb on Hasbros part. Optimus flew withing the first three episodes of the G1 cartoon. No not the glide flight thing that only Deceps uses after that I mean the jetpack part. Plus I can site four other times he flew off the top of my head.

@  Boomhauer : (12 February 2016 - 12:45 PM)

Optimus already got to fly in RID's Season finale, though one could argue he was just falling with style instead of flying properly.

@  Rycochet : (12 February 2016 - 12:09 PM)

The Unicron Trilogy had awful shows but some really neat toys even if it did get off to a shaky start with some of the unnecessarily flawed Armada stuff.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (12 February 2016 - 12:09 PM)

Didn't he fly in Beast Hunters?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (12 February 2016 - 11:58 AM)

What about Animated?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 February 2016 - 11:55 AM)

Someone who never saw the Unicron Trilogy. God do I envy them....

@  Paladin : (12 February 2016 - 11:49 AM)

...Hasbro's billing that new "Power Surge Optimus Prime" as "the first time Optimus takes flight." who thought THAT sounded right....

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 February 2016 - 11:34 AM)

More likely, they'll all follow the same visual style to retain brand coherency. The most you could hope for is better writing, but don't hold your breath.

@  Dracula : (12 February 2016 - 10:25 AM)

Cool. Bay can't possibly direct all of those. Maybe we'll get someone else's vision of what a TF movie could look like.

@  Paladin : (12 February 2016 - 10:14 AM)

ugh. we're apparently getting 1 TF film A YEAR starting 2017. and Bumblebee gets a spinoff film...

@  Plokatron : (11 February 2016 - 03:23 PM)

Guess no one has the comic then. Blast I need that close up of Ironhide's helmet!

@  Arazyr : (11 February 2016 - 01:41 PM)

Happy Birthday, young'un. 8^)

@  D Buster Prime : (11 February 2016 - 01:21 PM)

It's my BIRTHDAY! I'm 35 years young!

@  BillBarclay : (11 February 2016 - 10:54 AM)

nah! it's Venus that's going to Botcon!

@  Paladin : (11 February 2016 - 10:45 AM)

could've also meant Cree Summer...

@  Dracula : (11 February 2016 - 08:39 AM)

Good going, Blackarachnia. I heard it's been hard for her to get roles after Hasbro brought in Airachnid.

@  BillBarclay : (11 February 2016 - 06:34 AM)

you mean Venus Terzo! she's supposed to be going to Botcon

@  Whirl Maximus : (11 February 2016 - 03:23 AM)

Blackarachnia was on Supernatural last night.

@  Plokatron : (10 February 2016 - 11:08 PM)

Ponderous slagging ponderous. Hey anyone got some good Hi-res captures of Ironhide in Infestation? I really need close ups of his head for reference on a project.

@  Plokatron : (09 February 2016 - 10:46 PM)

Ok now this is funny. I ordered a used copy of HoS GN and the one I got was a library copy once. It's marked Union County on it. Thats my home county. :D It never was in my library though. Mine is named after the man who built it not the town or county but still kinda funny.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 February 2016 - 09:44 PM)

Is it sad I read "KF7 Soviet" as "KFC7 Soviet"?

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2016 - 03:38 PM)

Neat.

@  Dracula : (09 February 2016 - 03:35 PM)

A what? Oh, you must mean a KF7 Soviet. Common mistake.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2016 - 03:22 PM)

Can I just get an AK-47 instead?

@  Telly : (09 February 2016 - 02:35 PM)

this is form 47-a. you want form 47-A. start again

@  MEDdMI : (09 February 2016 - 02:07 PM)

Now you didn't fill the form in black or blue ink. Do it again.

@  Rycochet : (09 February 2016 - 02:04 PM)

You made a typo on the first page of the forms, you're going to have to go back and fill the whole form out again, from first to final.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 February 2016 - 01:31 PM)

"bats"

@  Dracula : (09 February 2016 - 01:09 PM)

Nice and soft, you say? This isn't even my final form!!!!

@  Telly : (09 February 2016 - 12:47 PM)

its nice and soft like YOU dracula *bats eyelashes* and thatll probly be the last thing i post in this thing now lol

@  Dracula : (09 February 2016 - 08:52 AM)

It's course and rough...wait that doesn't work

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 February 2016 - 08:43 AM)

It gets everywhere?

@  Paladin : (09 February 2016 - 07:57 AM)

i hate snow.

@  BillBarclay : (08 February 2016 - 04:58 PM)

btw one of the Transformers Victory intro's(not the original music used) on YouTube uses one of the pieces of music used on the US version of Transformers Armada

@  Rycochet : (08 February 2016 - 03:55 PM)

You should read it again, it gets better with age!

@  Whirl Maximus : (08 February 2016 - 03:46 PM)

I am fully aware of that story and mentioning it carries the penalty of fifty towel snaps.

@  Rycochet : (08 February 2016 - 03:31 PM)

Shh, it's a trap!

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2016 - 02:48 PM)

See, you said "awesome" and "The Beast" in the same sentence, and I think you broke my mind with the contradiction.

@  Rycochet : (08 February 2016 - 02:42 PM)

No-one tell Whirl about the awesome dinobot combiner, The Beast.

@  Plokatron : (08 February 2016 - 02:37 PM)

@Dracula Uh oh were in trouble.

@  Rycochet : (08 February 2016 - 02:36 PM)

If you think that's cool, wait until you see what other stuff we're hiding from you.

@  Whirl Maximus : (08 February 2016 - 02:33 PM)

Transformers Victory's intro is awesome. And not one of you told me.... WHY?!!!

@  Rycochet : (08 February 2016 - 10:43 AM)

It doesn't count those using it on other pages.

@  Rycochet : (08 February 2016 - 10:43 AM)

If it's the one by IPB Shoutbox, it means the number of people who are viewing the Shoutbox page.

@  tffan01 : (08 February 2016 - 10:34 AM)

Where's the red numbers?


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Advice for selling high price items on eBay


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#1 Jeremy

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:38 PM

So I'm looking at selling my unwanted Botcon Shattered Glass figure collection, which should probably net me well over $1,000. Before listing, I just wanted to see if anyone had experience with selling really valuable items on eBay. I've already assumed I'll be using the full shipping trio of delivery confirmation, insurance based on value, and probably signature confirmation, but I'm a little nervous about tying that much money up with the whims of a buyer in a system where you could get swindled in multiple ways. Anything else I should know to really protect myself so I don't have to worry about it for a month or more after the item has been delivered? Anyone know offhand what the fee calculations will be for eBay and Paypal? It's a potential big gain situation, but it seems rather stressful and risky as well.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:47 PM

I sold the Botcon set of mine that had the seeker jets in it for about 850 bucks. I just treated it like any other auction. Kept good email communication with the bidder and insured it with delivery confirmation. If you check in advance what the shipping will cost with the extras (Which is usually only a few dollars more) and let them know or just charge a flat rate "Insured Shipping w/confirmation" for was close as you can estimate it plus or minus 3 bucks you should come out fine.

My toys never left the foam but I did take the certificate out and put it in a folder. I had forgotten about that and he emailed me back wondering where the certificate was and I panicked... luckily I found it and shipped it out to him at my expense.

At the end of the day, it was just like any other auction for me. I might have had a thing in there about the right to refuse bids with less than 5 feedback or something but I can't remember.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:56 PM

Yeah, I was actually probably going to do it as a "best offer" auction, say I'd just cover the shipping myself, and probably be a little picky about who I'd accept an offer from. Calculated shipping would be another option, since that's fairly easy to do on larger items if you own a bathroom scale. Then I'd just pay the insurance I guess, kind of hate to skip insurance on something really valuable.


Edited by Jeremy, 07 April 2012 - 10:04 PM.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:59 PM

I'm finding that fixed prices and best offers will end up with you underselling yourself. only do that kinda stuff when I'm trying to turn a quick buck. When I wanna wait it out and try to make it big I auction stuff off. There's not a lot of SG stuff out there for sale so honestly you could do AMAZINGLY well with just a straight up auction. And if you don't like the way it's going you can always pull it down and relist it differently.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:11 PM

Hmm. I've never been much into the whole "start the auction off low, see what happens" thing. I'm sure I'd want my opening bid to be pretty high, and I'm not sure if people would like that. I don't think I've ever even used a reserve. I've always seen "best offer" as a chance to take your time and wait for the right buyer, with the right price.

Been using either fixed price or "best offer" for almost everything in the past couple years, unless it's something that I can't seem to sell, then I'll sometimes resort to auction style with a low opening bid.
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#6 Classic Tom

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:20 PM

It was a nail biter when I sold my 2011 set to a Chinese Buyer for over 1k but I had ended up having no issues. I did get insurance and international shipping provided a tracking number, but the most important part was regular communication. While it is true that you have some of the worst eBay luck, I think it should work out

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:24 PM

I start all my auctions off at 9.99 and offer free US shipping and find that I do exceedingly well.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:47 PM

You may want to establish some buyer requirements on your account to thin the riffraff. You can set it to block buyers with no paypal account and buyers with a history of not paying for the items they buy. You can also block by country if you don't want to sell internationally. The buyer requirements are in the site preferences section of the account tab in your My eBay page. The selling fee for auction style listings is 9% of the final selling price including shipping. If you sell it as a buy it now with best offer, the fee is calculated on a sliding scale that I don't have memorized. Paypal's fee is 20 or 30 cents plus 2.9% of the payment amount. If the item sells for over $250, then all you need to do to protect yourself from fraud is ship it to the address on file for the transaction after payment is received with signature confirmation. Granted that only protects from them claiming it didn't arrive. There's no protection from the buyer claiming you misrepresented the item. Make sure you take tons of pictures, post them in the item description as embedded html (to avoid picture fees) and be as explicit in your written description as possible. If the site deems you a new seller, your payment will be held in PayPal until 3 days after the tracking shows the item was delivered. If you're established, you'll get it right away. In either case, the buyer has 45 days to file a protection case. If a case is filed the money will be frozen in your PayPal account until a resolution is reached.
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