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#21 StevenO

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 06:49 PM

You see collections on ebay but you really need to pay attention to what they are selling (you want them to be complete) but also the price.  I mean you may see someone trying to see a fighter for $40 but that is just plain stupid when you could buy that same fighter, new, for a $15 MSRP;  you may need to wait a little for restocking or look around but never pay an inflated price for figures for this game.



#22 Eltnot

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 06:51 PM

eBay or Bartertown are likely places, but don't expect huge savings as the resale value is quite high.


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#23 PhantomFO

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 08:12 PM

Guy at my venue apparently managed to score a lot with something like 3 starter sets, 4-5 large ships, and a few small ship expansions for around $100 off eBay.


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#24 Kaxel Vofer

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 10:00 PM

   You could consider that, because maybe you want to get the new ships, it not so expensive and some store even have offers, maybe you could check in Miniaturemarket or Coolstuff, greettings.


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#25 jkokura

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 10:17 AM

Thanks for the fun and the answers guys.

 

I live in Canada, so all of your suggestions are mitigated by shipping. StarlitCitadel in Canada is a good option, because they offer free shipping in Canada if you order more than $150, but I wondered if there was a decent market for used ships. Doesn't appear to be, but I'll keep looking.

 

Thanks again, and if anyone is interested in helping me out with getting into the game, I appreciate it.

 

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#26 Red Castle

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 11:02 AM

If in Canada, I suggest this site

 

http://www.boardgamebliss.com/

 

prices are very good (12$CAD) and shipping is only 10$. 


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#27 Mikael Hasselstein

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 11:29 AM

I've been able to buy miniatures at half price on a couple of occasions due to people getting out of the game. I didn't inquire where they had left their minds, but they do exist.

 

I found mine (or, they found me) by way of my local X-Wing Facebook group. It's worthwhile to be connected to your local network, to the extent that you have one where you are. It also helps to keep your ear to the ground, because people selling off their collections tend to do so rapidly.

 

The first guy I bought the collection from had the entrepreneurship to buy another guy's whole collection (as said person was selling it as a package), and then the guy I bought from sold off individual ships after having taken out of the collection what he wanted.



#28 EvilEd209

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 12:17 PM

I hate to be the one to say it like this, however here we go...

The resale value of this game is very high, which is good!  It means the game is good, popular, and a lot of people want it.  It also means that you really can't buy the ships for much of a discount, 20% is the best I have seen online really. 

With that being said, how much, after paying for shipping, are you really saving by buying them from places online?

If you have a local store who has its doors open to gamers and throws events/game days and has game tables available to you, then throw your support (and your cash) in their direction.  Most of those places offer a discounts as well, you get the stuff that day, and the instant gratification of having your stuff in hand.

If you do not have a local store that supports X-Wing, then go for one of the discount mini sites with free shipping over X amount.  You save about the same amount, get everything NEW and complete.

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#29 jkokura

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 12:35 PM

I really appreciate the suggestions, especially for the Canadian site. The Local shop suggestion is bang on except...

 

I don't have a local shop. Otherwise this would be a no brainer. The closest shop is at least 3 hours away, and I'm not sure that they'll even have much in stock, so the trip is pretty much unlikely.

 

The local guys I know who play all order online.

Jacob


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#30 WonderWAAAGH

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 12:37 PM

Sounds like there's an open market just waiting to be filled by some enterprising local individual.


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#31 EvilEd209

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 12:37 PM

Well in that case you really do not have any choice but to order online.  I would find a site that offers the 20% discount and free shipping and buy it all new.

Get at least 1 starter set, probably 2. 


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