AFA Star Wars Vintage Action Figures Price Guide $30.00

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I have assembled a price guidefor AFA graded Star Wars action figures (see sample below). The guide is compiledfrom the past four months of sales on eBay. I began the price guide on October 8, 2013. So the guide goes back to July 8, 2013, since eBay lists the prices for items sold for three months before they expire. I have a file for the entire lineof vintage characters (carded and loose) and their prices that I am offeringfor sale. For a PayPal gift of $30.00 I will email you the files. They arelisted in seven, 2007 Microsoft Office Excel spreadsheets. PM me that you wouldlike the files and I will PM you my PayPal address. Also, I will need youremail address. Once I receive the gift, I will immediately email you thespreadsheets.


LUKE SKYWALKER
YEAR/COMPANY/SERIES
TITLE
VARIATION
Grade
Y
C/B/F
Serial #
Ebay Item #
Price
Shipping
Ended
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-A
Taiwan/Glossy Pants
80
75/80/80
16381038
271256786265
$1,025.00
$8.05
8/18/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-A
Taiwan/Glossy Pants
80
75/80/80
16381038
121164171406
$1,400.00
Free
8/26/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-A
80
80/80/85
16466498
130944496406
$1,176.00
$19.99
7/12/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-A
Taiwan/Glossy Pants
80
80/85/85
16538114
271257015662
$915.00
$26.45
8/19/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-B
Blonde Hair
75
70/80/85
18516520
221256744351
$519.13
$24.59
7/19/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-B
Blonde Hair
80
75/80/80
10304583
281138944684
$902.00
$25.00
7/26/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-B
Taiwan/Glossy Pants
80
80/85/80
10499164
121182560517
$1,101.00
$12.85
10/1/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-B
Taiwan/Glossy Pants
80
85/80/85
11602679
111132073007
$799.99
$8.05
8/6/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-C
80
75/85/85
13165444
380716988064
$674.44
$7.99
9/16/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-C
Blonde Hair
75
80/70/75
x
200968374273
$900.00
$15.00
9/28/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-C
Blonde Hair
80
80/85/80
14906525
151133462020
$1,049.00
$35.00
10/1/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-C
Taiwan/Glossy Pants
85
80/85/85
12294857
261304334414
$2,000.00
$12.00
10/20/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-C
Blonde Hair
85
85/80/85
10459821
231033762831
$2,225.00
$12.00
8/25/2013
1979 Kenner Star Wars
21 Back-B
80
75/85/85
17370581
221253264078
$700.00
$14.95
7/15/2013
1980 Kenner Star Wars
ESB 41 Back-A
85
85/80/85
10265137
161085408382
$749.00
$35.00
8/13/2013
1980 Kenner Star Wars
ESB 41 Back-E
50
50/60/85
18001515
231043947386
$240.00
$12.00
9/2/2013
1980 Kenner Star Wars
ESB 41 Back-E
Orange Hair
75
75/85/85
14715880
400583380224
$2,745.00
$38.00
10/13/2013
1983 Kenner Star Wars
ROTJ 65 Back-B
80
Y
80/85/85
x
360719843466
$350.00
$20.00
8/15/2013
1988 Glasslite Star Wars
POTF
60
60/60/80
14427446
400523222069
$620.00
$20.00
7/14/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / CH
Blonde Hair/Dark Pants
80
16917307
151095740912
$66.00
$7.00
8/11/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / CH
Blonde Hair/Dark Pants
U80
12235761
121182100513
$51.09
$5.50
9/28/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / CH
Blonde Hair/Light Pants
85
14107256
271256143556
$108.58
$12.94
8/17/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / CH
Blonde Hair/Light Pants
85
15154947
400507856228
$141.30
$5.50
8/5/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / CH
Blonde Hair/Light Pants
85
15786046
271287673646
$142.42
$6.00
10/4/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / CH
Blonde Hair/Light Pants
U80
15906094
221236434020
$159.99
$7.85
8/7/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / CH
Blonde Hair/Light Pants
U85
12474408
360701574481
$185.00
Free
7/30/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / CH
Blonde Hair/Light Pants
U85
17232697
111152617166
$210.00
$5.50
10/16/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Blonde Hair/Dark Pants
75
13414839
330951181489
$55.99
$2.50
7/21/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Blonde Hair/Dark Pants
75
11784771
200942823763
$59.99
Free
7/13/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Blonde Hair/Dark Pants
75
15930710
181196765301
$85.55
$3.50
8/21/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Blonde Hair/Dark Pants
80
18826363
161101480557
$50.88
$12.00
9/15/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Blonde Hair/Dark Pants
80
12524090
231049565338
$68.00
$2.50
9/22/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Blonde Hair/Dark Pants
80
16229151
231015771453
$77.00
$7.99
7/21/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Blonde Hair/Dark Pants
80
17995420
161120528453
$81.01
$12.00
10/13/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Blonde Hair/Dark Pants
85
12858982
271249779437
$126.49
$5.35
8/5/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Blonde Hair/Dark Pants
85
18241689
321171408585
$140.00
$3.50
8/11/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Blonde Hair/Dark Pants
85
19733945
111152617170
$150.00
$5.50
8/28/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Blonde Hair/Dark Pants
U85
14592272
190900187125
$225.00
$8.00
9/19/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Blonde Hair/Light Pants
70
12472811
221263814237
$61.00
$6.00
8/5/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Blonde Hair/Light Pants
75
17988704
380716358456
$31.00
$5.99
9/15/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Blonde Hair/Light Pants
80
15166872
141050980375
$87.66
$5.85
9/6/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Blonde Hair/Light Pants
80
10853771
111152617161
$99.99
$5.50
9/19/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Blonde Hair/Light Pants
80
17726600
290943851639
$99.99
$6.35
9/3/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Blonde Hair/Light Pants
U85
15860006
111114720307
$110.00
$19.04
7/21/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Blonde Hair/Light Pants
U85
12835518
171125438929
$167.69
Free
9/12/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Blonde Hair/Light Pants
U85
15887004
271294924605
$200.00
$10.00
10/10/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Brown Hair/Dark Pants
80
11116980
161028445153
$119.99
$5.50
9/11/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Brown Hair/Dark Pants
85
19133114
331021760885
$174.16
$9.00
9/22/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Brown Hair/Dark Pants
U85
x
370919476434
$227.62
$6.35
10/19/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Telescoping Saber
75
14707797
261252285785
$709.20
$54.56
7/27/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Telescoping Saber
80
15035137
111184313938
$639.53
Free
10/14/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Telescoping Saber
80
17744862
321190222554
$650.00
$18.05
8/22/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Telescoping Saber
80
16069867
111093673136
$700.00
$8.05
7/22/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Telescoping Saber
80
14967386
400535258735
$750.00
$5.50
8/31/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Telescoping Saber
85
18578712
151116550298
$650.00
$25.00
9/15/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Telescoping Saber
85
x
121160523247
$999.99
Free
8/17/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / HK
Telescoping Saber
85
10313899
370911103283
$1,150.00
$9.95
10/14/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / TW
Blonde Hair/Dark Pants
75
15379929
200971659114
$69.99
Free
10/17/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / TW
Blonde Hair/Dark Pants
75
19925475
121194108889
$105.50
Free
10/20/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / TW
Blonde Hair/Dark Pants
80
10811778
331021758016
$42.95
$9.00
9/22/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / TW
Blonde Hair/Dark Pants
85
10805453
141070597463
$102.50
$9.00
9/29/2013
1977 Kenner Star Wars
Loose Action Figure / TW
Blonde Hair/Dark Pants
85
14740413
400547751030
$135.00
$10.00
8/9/2013
 
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I own a lando CLOUD CITY 10123 9.5 grade afa. A lando afa sold for $350 as a bin. I am wondering the value of mine ?

Thanks!
 
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The list I created is for vintage carded and loose action figures. Also I did not include any loose figures that included say, a snaggletooth with a greedo in one acrylic case. It is a very time consuming effort. It took me 22 days to compile the list. I am disabled so I have the time, but it was exhausting.
I do plan on updating the list. But the $15 is for the current list only. Each month, perhaps, I will have an updated new list for sale (maybe). If you consider the price for a Basebal Beckett Price Guide ($9.99) $15 is a fair price.
The excel list can be manipulated to show all sorts of market trends. I find it interesting that in the past four months, more Blue sanggletooths have sold at auction than the red snaggletooths, making you wonder really how rare the Blue guy is.

And I tried my best to not make any errors, but I am one man working alone, and if the seller made an error in the listing then I would have copied his/her error.

I am positive that if you purchase the list you will be satisfied.

Here is a list of all the figures:
2-1B (TWO-ONEBEE) (TOO-ONEBEE)
4-LOM
8D8
ADMIRAL ACKBAR
AMANAMAN
ANAKIN SKYWALKER
AT-AT COMMANDER
AT-AT DRIVER
AT-ST DRIVER
A-WING PILOT
BARADA
BEN (OBI-WAN) KENOBI
BESPIN SECURITY GUARD (I)
BESPIN SECURITY GUARD (II)
BIB FORTUNA
BIKER SCOUT
BOBA FETT
BOSSK (BOUNTY HUNTER)
B-WING PILOT
C-3PO (REMOVABLE LIMBS)
C-3PO (SEE-THREEPIO)
CHEWBACCA
CHIEF CHIRPA (EWOK)
CLOUD CAR PILOT
DARTH VADER
DEATH SQUAD COMMANDER (STAR DESTROYER COMMANDER)
DEATH STAR DROID
DENGAR
EMPEROR’S ROYAL GUARD
EV-9D9
FX-7 (MEDICAL DROID)
GAMORREAN GUARD
GENERAL MADINE
GREEDO
HAMMERHEAD
HAN SOLO
HAN SOLO (BESPIN OUTFIT)
HAN SOLO (HOTH OUTFIT) ( HOTH BATTLE GEAR)
HAN SOLO (IN CARBONITE CHAMBER)
HAN SOLO (TRENCH COAT)
IG-88 (BOUNTY HUNTER)
IMPERIAL COMMANDER
IMPERIAL DIGNITARY
IMPERIAL GUNNER
IMPERIAL STORMTROOPER (HOTH BATTLE GEAR)
IMPERIAL TIE FIGHTER PILOT
JAWA
KLAATU
KLAATU (SKIFF GUARD OUTFIT)
LANDO CALRISSIAN
LANDO CALRISSIAN (GENERAL PILOT)
LANDO CALRISSIAN (SKIFF GUARD DISGUISE)
LOBOT
LOGRAY (EWOK MEDICINE MAN)
LUKE SKYWALKER
LUKE SKYWALKER (BATTLE PONCHO)
LUKE SKYWALKER (BESPIN FATIGUES)
LUKE SKYWALKER (HOTH BATTLE GEAR)
LUKE SKYWALKER (IMPERIAL STORMTROOPER OUTFIT)
LUKE SKYWALKER (JEDI KNIGHT OUTFIT)
LUKE SKYWALKER X-WING PILOT
LUMAT (EWOK)
NIEN NUNB
NIKTO
PAPLOO (EWOK)
POWER DROID
PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA
PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA (BESPIN GOWN)
PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA (BOUSHH DISGUISE)
PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA (COMBAT PONCHO)
PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA (HOTH OUTFIT)
PRUNE FACE
R2-D2 (ARTOO-DETOO)
R2-D2 (POP-UP LIGHTSABER)
R2-D2 (WITH SENSORSCOPE)
R5-D4 (ARFIVE-DEFOUR)
RANCOR KEEPER
REBEL COMMANDER
REBEL COMMANDO
REBEL SOLDIER (HOTH BATTLE GEAR)
REE-YEES
ROMBA (EWOK)
SAND PEOPLE (TUSKEN RAIDER)
SNAGGLETOOTH
SNAGGLETOOTH (BLUE)

SQUID HEAD
STORMTROOPER
TEEBO (EWOK)
THE EMPEROR
UGNAUGHT
WALRUS MAN
WAROK (EWOK)
WEEQUAY
WICKET W. WARRICK (EWOK)
YAK FACE
YODA
ZUCKUSS
 
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very cool brother...if it was $5 I'd be down...let me know when you lower the price. Thanks.

I could go maybe $10. It is well worth $15. But I cannot give it away. Like I said it took me 22 Days working almost non stop. The wealth of information is boundless, not to mention interesting. The first twelve figures alone is worth $15.
I will go down to $10, but that is the cheapest I can offer. Let me know.
 
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Here is info for Darth Vader 12 backs.

DARTH VADER
YEAR/COMPANY/SERIES
TITLE
VARIATION
Grade
y
C/B/F
Serial #
Ebay Item #
Price
Shipping
Ended
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-A
60
80/60/85
19063447
300977659999
$600.00
Free
9/27/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-A
SKU on Footer Stand
70
60/85/90
imposs
190864915426
$2,325.00
$15.00
7/14/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-A
70
70/70/80
18662364
141086003875
$699.99
$20.00
10/15/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-A
70
70/70/80
18662364
400542751059
$930.00
$20.00
8/11/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-A
75
75/85/80
18988501
171100233812
$940.00
$10.00
8/15/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-A
75
75/85/90
18351026
271264158194
$680.00
$18.00
8/31/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-A
75
85/85/70
14962656
111188756494
$860.00
$12.85
10/20/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-A
80
80/80/90
13427122
271244435121
$1,275.00
$42.55
8/1/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-A
80
80/80/90
13427122
271295292993
$971.29
$31.05
10/20/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-B
80
80/85/85
13085593
331042121017
$999.99
$12.00
10/20/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-A
80
80/85/85
13356265
190921893325
$1,300.00
Free
10/7/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-A
SKU on Figure Stand
80
80/85/85
17729233
231071229187
$2,425.00
$12.00
10/20/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-A
80
85/80/75
11559202
121182547974
$810.00
$12.85
10/1/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-A
80
85/80/75
11503886
111132110459
$1,225.00
$8.05
8/6/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-A
80
85/80/80
10707001
221297355483
$1,375.00
$8.05
10/19/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-B
75
70/85/85
16015378
181190259976
$900.00
Free
8/4/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-B
80
80/80/85
10212965
271253995046
$1,500.00
$15.45
8/8/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-B
80
80/80/85
11244498
330991514316
$1,275.00
$12.00
8/25/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-B
Takara Sticker
80
85/80/85
15731306
390663140458
$1,100.00
Free
10/18/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-B
85
85/85/85
15798458
131018988229
$1,800.00
$6.30
10/13/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-B
Takara Sticker
85
85/90/90
11419040
221279770355
$4,026.50
$40.27
9/14/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-B
Takara Sticker
85
85/90/90
11419040
221288088265
$1,644.42
$40.27
9/30/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-B
Takara Sticker
90
90/85/90
16946321
310753081348
$3,999.99
$33.75
9/22/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-C
70
70/80/85
13018235
281138946796
$710.00
$25.00
7/26/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-C
70
80/60/80
15798431
331042149881
$499.99
$12.00
10/20/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-C
Signed by Dave Prowse
75
70/85/85
imposs
190914131186
$875.00
$15.00
10/6/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-C
80
80/85/85
10433795
151116517441
$1,150.00
$35.00
9/12/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-C
85
80/85/85
10625202
141081982115
$1,510.99
$45.00
10/10/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-C
85
80/85/85
10985021
251332172532
$3,462.79
$40.27
9/18/2013
1978 Kenner Star Wars
12 Back-C
White Background
85
85/80/85
10093210
271239200247
$3,500.00
$65.55
8/9/2013
1979 Kenner Star Wars
21 Back-C
60
60/85/85
x
131018734491
$300.00
$11.35
10/20/2013
 
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Well if you sold 20 at $5 as opposed to 3 at $10, I don't think that is giving it away...
 
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I recently bought this guide from Brian, and it is one of the most helpful and cost effective investments I have made in a long time. Of course anyone can search for sold listings on eBay themselves, but Brian has taken that information and put it into easily searchable, accessible, and MOST IMPORTANTLY sortable Excel tables. He has already saved me hours of time searching on eBay and provided me with a quick and transparent guide to help establish value. I highly recommend what Brian is offering!!!!!! If you are willing to spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars on a Star Wars MOC or loose figure, sending Brian a few dollars to help guide you on recent values is certainly a drop in the bucket.

Thanks again, buddy. And keep those updates coming!!!

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There is a service called GPA analysis that does this for graded comics too. GPA for CGC Comics - Daily CGC Comic Book Prices and Analysis

it is well worth the money and honestly if you collect graded figures im surprised no one did this earlier. They update the site every day with new confirmed sales. now granted comics graded is bigger then Star Wars vintage specific graded, but the principle should be the same. You should look into making your list into a searchable site people can join for like 10-15 a year.
 
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I collect comics and GPAnalysis is cool. its like $10.95 a month. It is impossible to keep up to date working alone on the guide. But if any one wants a copy it is $5.00 paypal gift. PM me for my paypal address.
 
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The prices are from July to October 2013. I do not plan on updating it it is too much work.
 
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There is a service called GPA analysis that does this for graded comics too. GPA for CGC Comics - Daily CGC Comic Book Prices and Analysis

it is well worth the money and honestly if you collect graded figures im surprised no one did this earlier. They update the site every day with new confirmed sales. now granted comics graded is bigger then Star Wars vintage specific graded, but the principle should be the same. You should look into making your list into a searchable site people can join for like 10-15 a year.

Vintage Card Prices.com is a price guide for graded trading cards. I also collect PSA Graded Sports cards.

From their website: The authoritative baseball card value price guide that includes basketball, football, hockey, boxing and non-sports based on eBay and auction house sales of graded cards.
 
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The prices are from July to October 2013. I do not plan on updating it it is too much work.


I think Brian should raises his prices on this guide, and offer subscription plans. The data and work he goes into is far tooooooo much of value for what he is asking for.

I do not know Brian, I am not shilling for him and have no gain from what he is doing. What I do know is that compiling data like that is a hell of a lot of work but having it presented like that is priceless. I come a very data intensive field related to stats so what he is doing is super super super important for collectors.

Brian, you must raise your prices and offer a subcription for it, hobbyists such as myself will pay higher prices for this.
 
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Hoth raises a very good point. How many people would it take to sign up for a yearly subscription at say $80 per year (monthly updates provided) for this to be worth it for you to do, Brian?
 
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Ha. He was originally charging $15 and was beaten down in price.


WELL...

First of all...I dont think he received enough of a response here to really test the waters. A handful of people telling him they want it for less is not exactly a great test pool. I am sure the work is very data intensive, time consuming. But the biggest clincher is this- lets face it... if you are an AFA collector whether you BUY them graded or get them graded yourself, you are dropping some big money. PERIOD.

So Brian.... your current price is TOO LOW. These collectors have the money to pay up for higher prices. If you ask the public whats a fair price, you are going to get beat up. Everyone will want it for next to nothing, thats a fact.

AFA collectors have deep pockets. Furthermore, your future customers are the ones who see VALUE in your product by paying up. Anyone who wants it dirt cheap will most likely either

A- NEVER sign up

or

B- will want it even cheaper and dont see the value.

This is not a pot shot at anyone. I am making comments known because we need someone to put out a guide like this. I also know that anything that is related to data collecting, recording and tracking prices over time is very valuable and commands a price.

so Brian, raise your prices, offer monthly, bi-monthly, quarter subscriptions, and offer a trial period also. But dont give away your work. You could even offer single one time offerings,,, just tier everything. Build it and they will come.

so, for like a month sub, perhaps he should offer 10 a month for a 12 month sub... and so on.

Just my two cents
 
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I agree completely again with everything Hoth eloquently said. I think there is huge value in what Brian is doing, recognize that it is time sensitive, and am willing to help out getting interest up to help get him off the ground. Brian, let us know what you need next to get this thing going.

Ross
 
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I was thinking about contacting AFA and seeing if they had any interest in the guide. I have a Bachelors of Science in business administration so I know how business works. And I enjoy data entry. I volunteer at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and I do nothing but data entry. And I am disabled so I have the time to do it. I just don't want to do something that is not worth it. And from the response to the guide, I don't know if it is worth it. I have made $15 so far.
I think I need partners. Like I said I was thinking of contacting AFA.
 
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I think what you're doing would be more beneficial for proving the value to why someone should or shouldn't get their items AFA graded. I made a thread a while back (http://forum.rebelscum.com/t1102921/) where I was fishing to see if anyone had figured out an algorithm or selling trends based on the popularity, scarcity, and ungraded versus graded value. If you can figure out a way to automate this with human spot-checks to weed out any outliers that bump the average selling values such as an open bubble or shill bidding (red flag would be same item listed within a month at BIN price close to the recent auction end selling price), you could data mine this information on a contractual basis to AFA. With the data, they could take specific examples such as a 21-back Fett, and show how a score of AFA-85 increase the selling value by 100%, but only costs a nominal fee of $100. You could use this same technology to set up subsets for foreign markets, which would afford you the option of selling foreign market trends separate from the US domestic data. If you can do this, you could potentially control the real-time market prices for vintage Star Wars like a commodity...
 
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The price is $15 PayPal GIFT only. (AKA Family and Friends payment through paypal). The guide is updated and now features eBay prices from June 2013 to December 2013. Will send files via email as soon as paid. I will need your email address to send files.
 
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The price is $15 PayPal GIFT only. (AKA Family and Friends payment through paypal). The guide is updated and now features eBay prices from June 2013 to December 2013. Will send files via email as soon as paid. I will need your email address to send files.

I got this a few days ago and will definitely say to me it's worth the $15. The spreadsheets are very well organized. It's nice to be able to see if what people are asking is in realistic or if I should hold out. Also being able to see the price differences according to grade is very helpful.
 
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I think Brian should charge even more, with diffrent tiers as I said. AFA collectors have DEEP pockets so this guide is something all of us will/should have.
 
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I think Brian should charge even more, with diffrent tiers as I said. AFA collectors have DEEP pockets so this guide is something all of us will/should have.

I have sold 3 so far at $15.00 each. I just put a classified ad on eBay for $9.95. I am selling it for $16 on eBay to cover PayPal fees: there are no eBay fees for classified ads.
I contacted AFA to see if they were interested. No response. They must be busy ;)
I think $15 is a fair price. I plan on offering an updated version every three months (quarterly). I would offer it more often but other than the 12-Backs, Yoda, Boba Fett and the Luke, Leia and Han Solo variations (e.g., Luke X-Wing; Hoth; Bespin etc.) there are not that many sales to justify monthly updates.
I guess GPAnalysis and Vintage Card Prices.com had to start somewhere.
 
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Michael,
Yes please change the title to reflect the $15 price increase. I wanted to do it but it will not let me edit my first post.
Thanks,
Brian
 
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Hi Brian, great job on compiling the list. I have half heartedly started one, but not as thorough as yours. However, 2 questions. 1) Are you going to keep it up to date (and send through an update email to those that have bought? 2) the prices you have recorded - are they the listing prices/sold prices? I know many people put stupid prices on figures (darth vader takara) and never sell them, the listing just ends - do you note whether it just ended or was actually sold? Also do you note whether a best offer was accepted?

Thanks mate.
 
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I do update. A new update will be available 4/1/14. I charge $15 for every 3 month update. I only list sold items. if a best offer was accepted, I list the best offer price, which can be found @ Watch Count (http://www.watchcount.com/).
 
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Send me your PayPal details mate. I'm all for supporting you.

I tried the watch count thing, but not quite sure how it is meant to work - I can't imagine it showing the accepted best offer?
 
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Send me your PayPal details mate. I'm all for supporting you. I tried the watch count thing, but not quite sure how it is meant to work - I can't imagine it showing the accepted best offer?
You can see the accepted best offer by clicking print on the auction page original listing. I hope these values are used not the asking values.
 
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To use watchcount.com, you simply enter the eBay items number:
Item: 221389968776
Seller User Id: buccobrad
Feedback: 100% positive, 608 reviews

And I use the best offer price in the guide.
 
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Just a little side note. The new guide will be released on, or around, April 1, 2014. However, you do not have to wait until then. If you buy the old guide today or before 4/1/2014, I will send you the new guide for free when it is released. Normally, the new guide is an additional $15.00, but since it will be released real soon I am making an exception.
 
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Ah I was going to ask if you got all the old guides when you started up? That's what I'd be interested in or a lifetime subscription.
 
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Each new guide will include all the data from previous guides. I believe I am going to release the guide quarterly (January, April, July, October). And if you want to buy it twice a year or even once a year you have that option. If you buy it once a year, your only paying $15, and you will get all the data from the entire year. However, I do not know how long I will be doing this. I do enjoy working on it, so it may go on for a while. I have now made additional guides for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1988 & 1989), GI Joe (Series 1 though series 6), Masters of the Universe (Wave 1 though Wave 5) and Transformers (1984 & 1986). Those guides are available for free with purchase of the Star Wars guide.
I am also planning on working on Go Bots, Thundercats and M.A.S.K.
It sounds like a lot, but really there are few sales for those toys on eBay.
 
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This was a great investment and huge time saver. I would recommend the $15 investment to anyone that buys/sells AFA graded items. We'll done Brian.
 
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Price Guide still only $15

And remember: The new guide will be released on, or around, April 1, 2014. However, you do not have to wait until then. If you buy the old guide today or any time before the new guide is issued, I will send you the new guide for free when it is released. Normally, the new guide is an additional $15.00, but since it will be released real soon I am making an exception.

Seven guides sold in 8 days. Many satisfied customers.
 
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I couldnt find Brians feed back to put a comment there but it looks like the vast majority of folks are happy. My only thing is this- AFA folks have deep pockets. They have big wallets. Even if u dont have deep pockets, if you are buying AFA, you got funds and you really dont care about spending if you see the value.

Brain's guide is a huge source of info and unique. I feel Brians guide is wayyyy tooooo cheap. Not as in his quality, I am saying as in his price, hes so freaking generous with the pricing it makes me gag. Now I am not putting him down. I am saying, you better kiss his butt and thank the sun, moon and stars above because hes doing you a huge favor. Brian should increase his prices tho. His work is worth much more than what he charges.

Brian, raise your prices my friend.

BTW- I do NOT have any connection with this man, I am not invested in him, I dont know him. But I do see what hes doing and its worth MORE than what he wants and I KNOW you can command top dollar for this. I hope you do a price increase in the near future, and do not worry that someone says "omg i am not paying that" because those are exactly the people you DONT want.

Kudos to Brian!
 
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