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#1 mopar01lee

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:34 AM

Not trying to sell on here . Just wanted to see if any of u have some info on unloading a large part of my collection. Say 65 to 70 kits... From the late 70 s to mid 00 s. Don't want to but my 1;1 need parts. Lol

Later days. Davin

#2 JamesW

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:38 AM

Contact Jim and Sherri at Jimnohio. They buy collections.



#3 Dave Ambrose

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:41 AM

One other possibility is to pay for a table at a contest and sell them yourself. Most tables go for a modest amount, at least here in SoCal, and you will get pretty good prices for them.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:53 AM

Dean's Hobby Stop, here in Michigan, buys large lots too. He advertises in the mag. Real nice guy too.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:29 AM

Contact Jim and Sherri at Jimnohio. They buy collections.

 

http://www.jimnohio.com/

 

 

You might also check Model Roundup and see if they can help.

 

http://www.modelroundup.com/



#6 mnwildpunk

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:40 AM

One thing when selling in lots you won't get near actual price because they need to buy at a low enough price so they can make a profit and in case it doesn't sell right away that don't take a hit. so if tey offer you a price that is 3/4 to as low half of actual value don't be offended. I worked in a mom and pop pawn shop when I was a kid and I learned half the stuff shops buy sit forever in the back room or on the shelf before paying off for the owner

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:43 AM

I took a bunch of kits to a show last May and came home with about $350. If what you have is fairly common, I suggest you price them low enough to attract interest but also make sure you make a few bucks. Not sure exactly where you live but check the contest and show section here to see what may be coming up in your area soon.

 

Unless you have experience selling on eBay and the time to track it, selling them there could be time consuming and costly.

 

Best of luck!



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:45 AM

Thanks for the info guys.. that's what I was afraid of was losing money. I may do smaller lots .. cuz yall kw theres a lot of money in 70 kits. Some paid over 50 for. I'll look in on some of the links an go from there .. was hoping for at least 15 a kit on most ..But well see.

Thanks again guys. Davin

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:45 AM

Ive sold on ebay and make more than i execpted off otlf cars id figure only would bring the starting bid it fairly cheap on fees you can list for free up to so many items and they take like 10/20% of the selling price no different then a auction u go to anywhere else

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:47 AM

Like for example i sold a tire lot that wieghed almost five pounds it brought over 30 bucks just for a buch of old tires ill never use

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:54 AM

Another option that hasn't been mentioned is Fred's Model World. Not sure how many lots Fred buys these days, but worth a shot.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:40 AM

The more valuable ones are worth putting on eBay. You'll get the most for them there.  Don't forget to charge enough for postage, and eBay fees.  And it can be a pain to find boxes, pack 'em up etc.

 

I figure you have a bunch of those kits we've all bought and have duplicates of in the last 20 years.  Those may not be worth the trouble.  Guys in my clubs will bring a case of those for $5 or $10 a kit to sell at meetings.  I buy kits when they do that.  Dealers don't want to buy some of the more common stuff because they already have enough and it's a slow sell.

 

Or like Casey said, set up a table at a show.


Edited by Tom Geiger, 18 March 2013 - 11:40 AM.


#13 Erik Smith

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:43 PM

Double what Tom said. Do a quick completed listings search on eBay to get an idea of current market value. Sell the rare/collectible/expensive kits on eBay and the rest to local club members/swap meet/etc.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:46 PM

But even some of the ones we think are common where we live might be hard to find in other parts of the us so people pay more than what you think they would go for i know this from experience on ebay

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:59 PM

   You might try - http://www.modelcarsmag.com/auction/   Hey it's Free



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:46 PM

If you do sell on evil-bay then please start them at a price you can live with them going for.

There is nothing worse than snapping up that 99c bargain only for the excuse to start rolling in.

Best one I had was "my little brother broke it".

Hey, no problem as I want it for parts anyway...



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:53 PM


Or like Casey said, set up a table at a show.

 

Don't confuse me with Mike! Anyone but Mike!!  :lol:  :P  ;)

 

You should consider selling them on craigslist, too, as long as you're willing to be flexible on price. Yes, you'll get some lowballers, but you may also find someone willing to take the whole lot off your hands, pay you cash, and come pick them up. Plus, it's free.