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piratestylepiratestyle1 месяц назад
Hey guys I need to liquidate most of my collection for reasons. Sad to see it go but I was prepared for it someday; just didn't know that day would be so soon. Anyway I need some alternative places to sell stuff.

So first I'm already using this site, posted on forums and in the comments of every item in my collection. Second I've listed some of them on eBay but I hate the fees and it makes me have to charge more to cover it but I have no other options nonetheless. Third I'm in at least half a dozen facebook anime figure groups posting an ad/updating weekly. So total I've sold about 1/3 of what I wanted to sell but there's still over 100 items! I was using the figure collection discord for a while too but more inquiries than anything there.

Anyone have some alternatives in addition to the aforementioned places I can list to help speed up the process? I'm not willing to lose money on anything unless its damaged and at the very least I have to break even on what I paid for things that didn't appreciate in value.

So I've heard of Mercari but a cursory search of some keywords of things I'd be selling and it doesn't seem all too popular or frequented to be worth the effort of listing 100+ items. There is also the option of the figures reddit but their requirements are kinda strict on listing requirements and I'm not at the point where I want to retake all these pictures with a name/date paper yet.

Anyone else have to offload a majority of their collection? How? Where? Suggestions or advice?
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Sounds weird but maybe try local sales, like Craigslist or something, if you haven't already. Mercari is a good place to sell because it generates shipping label for you, but I would just be warned people will lowball you. Also pull all of your money out at once because there's a fee if you pull out under 20 dollars (which I don't think you would, but who knows if you just end up selling merch or something). I actually sold a good amount of makeup on Mercari, and if you want your collection gone ASAP, I would just list on as many places as possible.
1 месяц назад
Seconding the Depop/Mercari route - at the very least you can use the listings as marketing. I've seen people post batches of items in a single listing with an official bulk price and singular prices in the description. You could do that with and add "DM me for my other figures/merch/etc"

I'd also suggest Twitter or Instagram if you or any friends have some sort of following there. It's certainly free to post and takes less time than taking all those pictures for single listings

Good luck on your selling!
1 месяц назад
Elise_Grimwald1 месяц назад#81321956I know you said you looked into it, but you may want to reconsider Mercari. I actually have the best luck selling figures on there verses any other site, and they seem to be willing to pay a bit more than eBay (not a lot, though). I recently sold three nendoroids there, and they were gone in 30 minutes. I also sold two scales there that wouldn't move at all on here or on eBay, and got the price I wanted for them.
Other than Mercari, I do understand that Reddit groups may be worth the effort. People occasionally also buy on Depop, but I haven't had luck at all (my brother has, though).


Yea I am, I just wasn't sure if it was worth it to set up an account and all that before. As for Reddit I'm still not ready for that yet, I don't feel like taking 100+ pictures over again for them so maybe when the list gets a bit smaller.
1 месяц назад
Elise_Grimwald Genius Puppeteer
I know you said you looked into it, but you may want to reconsider Mercari. I actually have the best luck selling figures on there verses any other site, and they seem to be willing to pay a bit more than eBay (not a lot, though). I recently sold three nendoroids there, and they were gone in 30 minutes. I also sold two scales there that wouldn't move at all on here or on eBay, and got the price I wanted for them.

Other than Mercari, I do understand that Reddit groups may be worth the effort. People occasionally also buy on Depop, but I haven't had luck at all (my brother has, though).
1 месяц назад
Chloe-tsundere The louise otaku
As mentioned it's a longer wait indeed without loss, I know that all too well sadly but I'm not going to do bargains.

Here we also have gameshops that accept figures for reasonable prices usually but not always. So not sure if in USA it's the same.
Or manga online stores accepting mangas.

Local marketplaces, here we got a website called Marktplaats where ppl can bid and email with offers.
Maybe there's something similar for you? :)

Maybe not much of a help but yeah different country :p
1 месяц назад
caca1 месяц назад#81280668Figures and all anime merchandise sell really well on Mercari actually.

It was an avenue I was going to take eventually down the line but if that's really the case I guess maybe sooner than later, thanks for the info.
1 месяц назад
Посмотреть спойлерСпрятать спойлерtharglet1 месяц назад#81281998> I'm not willing to lose money on anything unless its damaged and at the very least I have to break even on what I paid for things that didn't appreciate in value.
Well, see, there's likely your problem. Figures, like investments, can go down as well as up. If you're not willing to take a loss on ones that tanked in the aftermarket then you'll likely still be trying to sell them a year later. Quick sale and non-negotiable pricing don't go hand in hand.
I don't know many of the figures on your list, but I know Android 21 tanked hard (I PO'd her, I'd probably expect to get back half what I paid...) and there's an Illidan statue - looking at your pics it's the same one you can get in the Blizz Store for $400 (or $319 with the current sale) so pricing at $600 you're aiming at a special market of collector who specifically wants first run.
Current times are both good and bad for selling stuff in the US I think - more domestic buyers trying to get their "plastic fix" locally, but equally well some collectors are reigning their spending in to cope with job loss/cut hours.


I already know that much, I've sold about 40 in the past 3 weeks and hundreds over the past 8 years a couple of them have been small losses recently however most of my figures haven't tanked while a few have stayed even and a lot have appreciated. You don't need to worry about me I know what I'm doing and how to profit. Some of the ones that are already currently low I'd bought them for bargain bin deals years ago even lower like the Film Z POPs. I did my quick searches of online retails from Manda to eBay and put up competitive prices updated weekly and most of them are already about as cheap as you can find them online normally. I did put a note on my spread saying I'd be willing to pricematch IF you could find a better deal in stock. Then for the ones that have gone up in price like Konan is about 210$ the cheapest you can find anywhere before shipping so there's no reason for me to sell her for the 162$ total I paid when I know the next best price is 50$ more. I'm not desperate to get rid of them I'm just looking for more options to help the process.

My two Blizzard made statues are some exceptions because they have different rules. Whereas most figures get one initial production run and maybe a re-release and unlike Sideshow, Blizz has had multiple runs and is still making them with new pre-orders so as long as that is happening they will never actually appreciate in value. However it makes no sense to sell like new condition for less than like new price but even at retail I'm losing money so I'd rather aim for hardcore collector looking for a specific edition than just throw it to the first person for anything. I honestly don't mind holding onto Illidan and Sylvanas for another 10 years to appreciate in value if everything else sells as I'm already holding onto at least 40 items I removed from my database for various reasons.

I did take it into consideration that people are spending less and buying less with Covid but I've also sold a lot for a lot. Unless you're buying no figures at all you're still buying something in this current economy and market and you're still paying that price of what they're going for right now and my prices are what they're going for. Having covid doesn't depreciate the value of collectibles if anything it increases because people have nothing better to do than browse online more than usual. How many front page posts have we seen about shipping prices and people paying 60-100$ for DHL, Fedex, UPS shipping for a regular size package? Of course there are people opting the warehouse too like myself but a lot of people have also paid the extreme for their packages during these times.

Two weeks ago I've sold two sideshow statues for 1100 and 1200 each 3x and 2x what I initially paid and quite a few others for quite profitable margin but I'm making deals with the people who are actually serious buyers if they want to get multiple. I'm quite flexible and if given the option where its possible to make a profit vs quick sell for loss I'd choose the profit every time even if it takes a little longer.
1 месяц назад
> I'm not willing to lose money on anything unless its damaged and at the very least I have to break even on what I paid for things that didn't appreciate in value.

Well, see, there's likely your problem. Figures, like investments, can go down as well as up. If you're not willing to take a loss on ones that tanked in the aftermarket then you'll likely still be trying to sell them a year later. Quick sale and non-negotiable pricing don't go hand in hand.

I don't know many of the figures on your list, but I know Android 21 tanked hard (I PO'd her, I'd probably expect to get back half what I paid...) and there's an Illidan statue - looking at your pics it's the same one you can get in the Blizz Store for $400 (or $319 with the current sale) so pricing at $600 you're aiming at a special market of collector who specifically wants first run.

Current times are both good and bad for selling stuff in the US I think - more domestic buyers trying to get their "plastic fix" locally, but equally well some collectors are reigning their spending in to cope with job loss/cut hours.
1 месяц назад
caca1 месяц назад#81280668Figures and all anime merchandise sell really well on Mercari actually.

Yeah but rip anything R18 which OP probably has some of, since that's not allowed on Mercari. I'd like to know about a good alternative to sell R18 anime goods on as well, also since it's hard to sell Chinese origin stuff here (mainly Azur Lane goods, lol).
1 месяц назад
Figures and all anime merchandise sell really well on Mercari actually.
1 месяц назад
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