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Registered User

Nov 18 2007, 10:55am

Post #1 of 4 (448 views)
Need Advice Can't Post

I have been a long standing fan of Tolkien, my wife still does an annual re-read, The Advice i need, We as most people in life are having cash issues, to the extent that the chess set may sadly have to goUnsure But am struggling with Prices on e bay, Is there anywhere i can get an honest evaluation ? details as follows: 1992 Danbury Mint Limited Edition (certificate of authenticity) Silver and Pewter lotr chess set, each peice has crystal .Thank you all in advance, Brian

Sr. Staff

Nov 25 2007, 7:51pm

Post #2 of 4 (308 views)
Sorry Brian - don't know what to advise... [In reply to] Can't Post

I imagine doing a search on the internet for the same item and seeing what sort of prices it's going for would be best... Or, just decide what price you hope to get and have a go on ebay with that as your minimum. If it doesn't go for that amount, you can always try another time...

Sorry I can't offer better help! Someone else here might well know more... Good luck!

'There are older and fouler things than orcs in the deep places of my fridge...'

Registered User

Dec 19 2007, 3:34am

Post #3 of 4 (332 views)
Not much help [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm not much help either, Brian, other than to suggest that you set the price you want as a starting point and if it doesn't sell try again. I've had things for sale on the internet that have take up to a year to sell and sold for much more than I had hoped. So it might take more than once. Of course, I assume you have searched on the net for similar items. Smile

For Frodo.


Dec 20 2007, 6:09pm

Post #4 of 4 (378 views)
Or use a reserve price [In reply to] Can't Post

Instead of deciding on a minimum and setting your starting price there (a high opening price can sometimes scare off buyers), your other choice is to set a reserve price of whatever that minimum you want might be, then set the starting price very low. This often encourages buyers to bid, but if the auction closes without meeting the reserve price, you're not obligated to sell it, and you can try again. If it does get over the reserve price, then awesome. I will say that while some buyers are scared off by a high starting price, others may be wary of a reserve price. As with all things, your mileage may vary.

Good luck.

PS. A reserve auction costs a little extra. Not too much, though.

Jason Fisher
Lingwë - Musings of a Fish


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