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#54134
Several Den of Evil Sets Possibly for Sale 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
I will find out this week whether or not I get a job across the country. In my early days of collecting DF, I over bought on some Den of Evil sets and I think I should possibly try to sell them. I will be putting them up on eBay in the next few days. The sets I have are all out of stock except for one - and since these are limited edition sets I assume that means indefinitely. Here they are:

1. 1 R&P set
2. 2 Rooms Sets
3. 1 WA Sets
4. 1 Expansion Set


The R&P set was delivered with 1 broken wall piece. The break was so clean that after gluing it back and storing it for several years I cannot figure out which piece was the broken one. I have all of the boxes and they will ship in the big brown DF boxes with styrofoam peanuts.

Question: What are reasonable prices to ask for on these sets? Thanks!
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#54139
Re:Several Den of Evil Sets Possibly for Sale 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
So, my first suggestion would be to just give them to me. I will pay shipping. :)

If that isn't good, then I think you could just list them on Ebay, standard bid auction, at 99 cents. The market will determine what you get, but from what I have seen, the market is pretty darn good right now. Especially Den of Evil. All of the Out of Stock sets should eventually be replenished... except for the Room and Passage set, which I believe actually already sold out of all 1,500 copies. I have recently seen that set go for as high as $380 (not counting shipping). That was the high, but others were over $300 as well. I don't think there is any risk of it ending for some crazy low number, so just start it at 99 cents and let the fun begin.

I would recommend doing them as separate auctions. You aren't selling that many sets so its not like its a lot of work to break them into individual auctions. I think it would maximize your return. Throw in a combined shipping policy too. That way, if someone wins the first one, and they are debating another one, once they know they won that first one, they may bid a little higher for the second knowing they have free shipping on it. Even if they don't bid high enough to win the second one, they might have driven the price up a little.

Of course, all of that is if you are solely selling for max cash. If you would like to give DF forum members a crack at them first... with a little break in price... you would probably make someone on these forums very happy. This is a great forum, so I think most of us would like to see something like that. I don't think you would be out of line to ask $300 for the Room and Passage set, and then around $150 each for the others. You would probably get more on Ebay... but not alot more... and you might get more thanks by selling here. If you sold them for an even lower amount, say $250 and $125... you might really make someone's day... and to some folks, that is a better return on investment.

No matter what you do, you should be able to easily make back what you paid, with something extra... and there are plenty of investments out there that cannot say that!

Just my 2 cents...

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#54140
Re:Several Den of Evil Sets Possibly for Sale 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
As frequent bidder on those sets, I an say shoe's analysis is dead on. I've seen 120-160 for the non-R&P and 280-380 for the R&P in the past 6 weeks I think.

I'm still in the market for an R&P, but have otherwise filled by needs of the others.
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#54141
Re:Several Den of Evil Sets Possibly for Sale 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
I agree with Shoesan - seperate ebay auctions starting at $0.99 will maximize your auction house returns

The R&P set will get about $350
the other 4 sets will get $125 on average - perhaps a bit more but they are not OOP so the collectors are not quite as crazed to gather them in. eventually they will restock (not so wth the R&P)

thats about $850

here on this forum you would get $750 easy (250 for the R&P plus 500 basic retail for the other 4 sets)

you will also maximize your returns if you do not limit your bidders to the United States.

I live in canada - there are a bunch of collectors outside of the USA.
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#54143
Re:Several Den of Evil Sets Possibly for Sale 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
One more thing to consider... Ebay fees are going to take about 12% off the top. If you are able to sell here, and not get as much, some of that will be mitigated because you won't have to pay any Ebay fees (PayPal fees, part of the Ebay 12%, would still be there... but I think they are only about 3% or something like that). If you accepted a check, there would be no fees (wait til check cleared before sending if you felt it necessary). If the room and passage set sold on ebay for say... $325, you would only net $286 or so. I personally would rather sell it to someone on the Forums for $275 and not bother with Ebay. A $50 swing for a buyer on these forums only cost you about $11, and you still easily cleared what you paid for the set. Of course, all these numbers are estimates (maybe a new listing of Room and Passage only sells for $275 on Ebay this time... maybe it goes for $400, who knows?), but you get the idea. If you are just looking to move them... want a little profit (driven mainly by the OOP status of the Room and Passage), but are not overly concerned about the profit... help a brotha out on the forums! I am sure you could find homes for all of the sets right here, and still get more than you originally paid in total.
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#54156
Re:Several Den of Evil Sets Possibly for Sale 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
I'm sorry to hear that you have to sell some DF stuff Jericho. Am I right to believe that you finally finished your PhD in Physics and are now moving for a new job or post-doc?

p.s. You might regret in the long-term selling any part of your collection...
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#54159
Re:Several Den of Evil Sets Possibly for Sale 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
I would be pleased to purchase the room kits.

My email is galahadremovethismars@gmail.com
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#54160
Re:Several Den of Evil Sets Possibly for Sale 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
Yes I finished! Also, yes I am moving due to a post-doc. It is funny because the pay 5 times what I make now but until then I still feel like a very broke graduate student (oh wait it is because I am still very broke). I still may not sell these DoE sets - my brain is spinning trying to figure out how to keep them. I am considering getting a minimum wage job until I leave at the end of July.
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#54165
Re:Several Den of Evil Sets Possibly for Sale 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
A big congratulation on your Doctorate! What an accomplishment!
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#54174
Re:Several Den of Evil Sets Possibly for Sale 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
Thanks! It was pretty intense and I am glad it is over. That is why I have been pretty absent the last few months on the forums. As soon as I move and settle in I will be forming a new group and I will begin running a new campaign. Also, once lots of stuff comes back in stock I am going to purchase new sets like crazy. :)
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#54183
Re:Several Den of Evil Sets Possibly for Sale 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
It sure sounds to me like you will regret selling very soon - if you can survice until your new job starts you should be good to go -

if you do have to sell - move the sets that will be restocked.
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#54266
Re:Several Den of Evil Sets Possibly for Sale 1 Year, 4 Months ago  
Hi!

Just wanted to hear if you have put them up on ebay or not? As i wouldnt want to miss them :)
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