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I'm thinking about making the unfortunate decision to sell my Eldar army. I'm in need of cash, and I rarely play these guys anymore (kinda doesn't help that their "disliked" at the gaming shop).
So I was looking at selling my painted part first. I've got.
10 Howling Banshees with Exarch w/ Executioner
6 Fire Dragons with Exarch w/ Fire Pike
6 Striking Scorpions w/ Exarch with Chainsword
21 Dire Avengers w/ 3 Exarchs, 2 Diresword 1 2 Catapults
16 Defender Guardians with 3 Weapon Platforms
10 Swooping Hawks with Standard Exarch
6 Warp Spiders with Exarch w/ powerblades 2 death spinners
5 Dark Reapers with Exarch w/ Shuriken Cannon
Before exarch skills, thats looking at 2200 points pro-painted. Here are some pictures.
I was thinking of starting at $800 and seeing if it'll go up from there. Think I'm over reaching?
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That sounds reasonable but most people want a steal if they're buying something like this. If you are interested in selling it on e-bay you may want to start at $500 and hope for the best. If you have your heart set on something higher then set it there and make the bidders play by your rules or not at all.
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The fact that they're painted is also sort of a deterent, because most peoples paint schemes vary, and it looks like you painted your aspect warriors the same colors as your army, which means if I wanted to use them, I'd have to strip them and repaint them which is much more annoying than just being able to paint right away. For comparison I bought 20 scorps 10 dragons 10 banshees 1 falcon 1 wraithlord 3 warwalkers (1 missing pieces) 10 da 5 warlocks 10 spiders 5 reapers 15 pathfinders and 3 farseers for about $150 but many of the models were the older style. Depending on whether or not all your models are new you might be able to get away with $500 bucks, but if the majority of your collection is from the older line, you're looking at maybe $200 bucks.
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I never pay more than 50% retail for anything, no matter how it's painted. Also, I see mold lines and some pretty odd dry brushing patterns on there, but some really good faces and some good blending. Depends on what the buyer likes.
I'd say you might get 200 bucks for the lot on eBay.
I think what you can take from the widely ranging responses on here, is that it's absolutely arbitrary. Everybody has immensely different expectations for what they want out of Ebay: what percentage of retail they're willing to pay, if they mind old models, if they want painted models and what impact that has on their bidding etc. Honestly, I think 800 is high for the average ebay consumer. My opinion would be to start at $500, and maybe do a $700-800 buyout. I think $500 would be reasonable enough to keep bidding competitive, but if you do get really luck and find someone who goes "That's exactly what I need and I love the painting!" you can get your $800.