airmale
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Why Do People Buy Models To Sell Them Later?

Tue Jan 06, 2004 2:01 am

Arent you supposed to be adding to your collection? I cant figure out the buy then sell off part, do you take them out of their packaging too before putting them up for sale again.
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bruno
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RE: Why Do People Buy Models To Sell Them Later?

Tue Jan 06, 2004 3:39 am

To make money, drive up the cost of items and taking fun out of something people enjoy.
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sushka
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RE: Why Do People Buy Models To Sell Them Later?

Tue Jan 06, 2004 7:00 am

Sometimes I get sick of old models and scales so I sell them to buy new ones.
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usairways85
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RE: Why Do People Buy Models To Sell Them Later?

Tue Jan 06, 2004 10:06 am

Typically because i may buy 5 freighter have them for 8 months and then decided i'd rather have British Airways models. So then i just sell them, normally at a much lower rate than i bought them, and buy the BA models.
 
JAL777
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RE: Why Do People Buy Models To Sell Them Later?

Tue Jan 06, 2004 10:15 am

Lack of space mostly... I just don't have space to display 600 models.
 
sovietjet
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RE: Why Do People Buy Models To Sell Them Later?

Tue Jan 06, 2004 1:50 pm

Some out of production models increase in value over the years so people buy them now and sell them 25 years later when the company is bankrupt. Such is the case with VEB Plasticart models that I collect which I have to buy from people like that that bought em 20 years ago.
 
FlyingColors
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RE: Why Do People Buy Models To Sell Them Later?

Tue Jan 06, 2004 10:53 pm

Some people buy "special" feature models in quantity just to sell them for a hansom profit later.

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UTA_flyinghigh
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RE: Why Do People Buy Models To Sell Them Later?

Tue Jan 06, 2004 11:39 pm

It's called, uh, making a profit lol Big grin
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JAL777
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RE: Why Do People Buy Models To Sell Them Later?

Wed Jan 07, 2004 10:07 am

Some people buy "special" feature models in quantity just to sell them for a hansom profit later.


Said people are very very stupid. It is extremely difficult to do that in such a narrow hobby. A few people who I've known tried doing it, failed miserably.
 
usairways85
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RE: Why Do People Buy Models To Sell Them Later?

Wed Jan 07, 2004 11:37 am

Yeah only a very limited number of models actually go up in price a good amount. And those are typically samples that only a handful of ppl get there hands on or limited models to begin with that cost $50 from a retailer.

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