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#1 jkokura

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 04:49 PM

Hey,

 

I'm looking to get into the game. Is there any place to find used collections from people looking to get out? I'm not wanting all the ships, or a huge collection, but if people have extras, I'd be interested in picking them up.

 

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Imperial - 8x Tie Fighters, 2x Tie Advanced, 3x Tie Bombers, 6x Tie Interceptors, 3x Tie Defenders, 2x Tie Phantoms, 2x Firespray-31, 2x Lamda Shuttles


#2 WonderWAAAGH

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 04:55 PM

People... looking to get out? I don't understand what you mean, can you rephrase your question?
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#3 Joe Boss Red Seven

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:10 PM

He is wanting used models for little or no money...

and you know what he meant!

:D

 

Ignore The Greene he likes to F%*@ with new people.

:lol:


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#4 Bikeanimal

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:13 PM

Lol, Wonder, having read a few of your posts I have to say; you do amuse:-)

And I am also nonplussed on the whole "getting out" thing... :-/

And finally-I have heard of one person selling all his xwing stuff off to concentrate on attack wing (I can't comment-I've never played it). Ok who am I kidding-THE CRACKPOT!!! (Wish I'd been aware he was selling-I'd've gobbled them up).

So, yeah, anyway, in response Jacob-it's theoretically possible but I wouldn't count on it being a regular source...

There are however a number of online suppliers who sell at ~£9-10 per fighter rather than £12 RRP so if pennies are tight this could be an option. Another pearl of wisdom is - be particular. Collect one faction at a time and check out which ships suit your style the most...

#5 Nickotine42

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:21 PM

I've seen collections on eBay from time to time

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:21 PM

You probably won't find many folks here who are looking to get out of the game, but if you ask around your local game stores you may find some.  When I first started playing one store was selling a fairly large amount of ships on consignment for a guy at a pretty good discount.



#7 Captain Lackwit

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:23 PM

Just make sure you know what's with every expansion pack so you don't get stiffed. Even if it IS at a bargain price.


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#8 GlassJaw

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:25 PM

ebay or Bartertown


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#9 Red Castle

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:25 PM

Maybe send a PM to Emperor Palpatine... 


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#10 UnfairBanana

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:30 PM

eBay has them popping up pretty frequently. I would actually add up the price per ship when buying a used collection, as it may be cheaper to order the same amount through miniaturemarket.com.


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#11 jpltanis

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:32 PM

The game is still relatively new (about 1.7 years old).   I doubt you will find many options for used sets at great discount. 

 

If you are willing to monitor EBay - there may be some at times.  But at best, they are around 60-70% of the retail price.   A few on-line stores - have new ones for the same discounted rate.   There are occassional sales also that have 50% off of certain ships.  Those are your best options. 



#12 Skargoth

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:32 PM

Maybe send a PM to Emperor Palpatine...

Beat me to it.
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#13 Nickotine42

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:35 PM

Maybe send a PM to Emperor Palpatine...

Beat me to it.

Now that's just cruel
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#14 Raltiir

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:40 PM

if you go to ebay and search with the words x-win, miniature, and lot, you should get a decent number of results from people selling collections, but as for the math to see if its a good deal, for every small ship, count 10 dollars, for every large ship count 20, and if they have the huge ships, call tantive 60, and transport 40. 

when you add it all up, thats the price you would be paying on miniature market for the same ships but new, and if it was over 100, miniature market gives free shipping to all states other than Alaska and Hawaii so make sure to consider how much the ebay shipping is if you live in the states. 

 

So compare the prices, and ask yourself if its enough of a difference to justify used over new, if it is go for it.  As of two days ago, there were a couple of very well priced lots that would save you 40 dollars or so for a lot of almost 20 ships, so there are some good deals, but there are also some lots that are charging more than miniature market.



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:43 PM

Maybe send a PM to Emperor Palpatine...

Beat me to it.

Now that's just cruel

But still hilarious
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#16 WonderWAAAGH

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:47 PM

He is wanting used models for little or no money...
and you know what he meant!
:D
 
Ignore The Greene he likes to F%*@ with new people.
:lol:


That's patently false. I like to mess with everyone.
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#17 Joe Boss Red Seven

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 06:20 PM

 

He is wanting used models for little or no money...
and you know what he meant!
:D
 
Ignore The Greene he likes to F%*@ with new people.
:lol:


That's patently false. I like to mess with everyone.

 

 

:o :huh: :lol:

... and F%*@ you for not posting in my Hans Birthday Topic!!!

:P


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"There Is No Such Thing As Luck." BLACK SIX RED SEVEN

STAR WARS is far more than three thirty year old films. FFG intends for X-Wing to thrive, thus it will be more also... PERIOD.

^_^ BLACK...  :D SUN... :lol: RISES!!!
ALLIANCE: [A-WING: 3][B-WING: 3][E-WING: 3][HWK-290: 2][X-WING: 6][Y-WING: 6][Z-95: 6][YT-1300: 1] EMPIRE: [TIE ADVANCED: 1][TIE BOMBER: 3][TIE DEFENDER: 3][TIE FIGHTER: 5][TIE INTERCEPTOR: 6][TIE PHANTOM: 3][FIRESPRAY-31: 1][SHUTTLE-LAMBDA: 1] SCUM: [FIRESPRAY-31: 1][HWK-290: 2][IG-2000: ][M3-A: ][STAR VIPER: ][Y-WING: ][Z-95: ]


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Posted 13 July 2014 - 06:21 PM

He is wanting used models for little or no money...
and you know what he meant! :D
 
Ignore The Greene he likes to F%*@ with new people. :lol:


That's patently false. I like to mess with everyone.
 
:o :huh: :lol:
... and F%*@ you for not posting in my Hans Birthday Topic!!!
:P

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#19 Joe Boss Red Seven

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 06:24 PM

 

 

 

He is wanting used models for little or no money...
and you know what he meant! :D
 
Ignore The Greene he likes to F%*@ with new people. :lol:


That's patently false. I like to mess with everyone.
 
:o :huh: :lol:
... and F%*@ you for not posting in my Hans Birthday Topic!!!
:P

Reported.

 

 

:P


"There Is No Such Thing As Luck." BLACK SIX RED SEVEN

STAR WARS is far more than three thirty year old films. FFG intends for X-Wing to thrive, thus it will be more also... PERIOD.

^_^ BLACK...  :D SUN... :lol: RISES!!!
ALLIANCE: [A-WING: 3][B-WING: 3][E-WING: 3][HWK-290: 2][X-WING: 6][Y-WING: 6][Z-95: 6][YT-1300: 1] EMPIRE: [TIE ADVANCED: 1][TIE BOMBER: 3][TIE DEFENDER: 3][TIE FIGHTER: 5][TIE INTERCEPTOR: 6][TIE PHANTOM: 3][FIRESPRAY-31: 1][SHUTTLE-LAMBDA: 1] SCUM: [FIRESPRAY-31: 1][HWK-290: 2][IG-2000: ][M3-A: ][STAR VIPER: ][Y-WING: ][Z-95: ]


#20 Red Castle

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 06:38 PM

 

 

Maybe send a PM to Emperor Palpatine...

Beat me to it.

Now that's just cruel

 

Nah, that's poetic.

 

Someone get in just after someone got out... the circle of life.


I'm a french native player so sometimes, some expressions or meanings might be lost in translation. I mean no disrespect.





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