A few months back, I posted about a toy collection that I went to go look at. Some guy called my shop and said he had to move his massive toy collection ASAP. This initial post can be seen here and should be looked at if you want to understand the magnitude of this dude’s madness.
Well that was 2 months ago and I still have yet to make the purchase. Why?!? All I can say at the moment is the guy is dragging this thing out. I can’t wait to tell the whole story once this is wrapped up. I’m close but there are still hurdles to clear regarding him stalling. Normally I would totally just walk away as it’s too much trouble, but to be honest...it’s too tasty of a collection to abandon completely. I’m not chasing though, just responding when he reaches out to me.
Anyway, today I found myself driving to his newly rented storage unit where he is transferring the product because he apparently like to waste money and time. (Tell me again why you would not only take the time to relocate thousands of items, but to waste money storing them when the plan is to sell them?)
He made me wait just over an hour as he was late and was on his way. Frustrating point number 1. Upon getting there I discover that only about half of the product is there. The rest is still sitting on his folks basement. Frustrating point number 2. Then he tells me he wants to keep a specific portion of the collection. Then he still hasn’t come up with an amount. The frustration builds...
Finally I told him I was splitting and to name me a price this week or I was going to have to bail as I have other places to park the funds. Let’s see if this lights a fire under his ass.
Below are some of the pics I snapped today. Basically it’s just boxes of product. Lots of action figures and some statues. Toy lines like Marvel Legends, DC Universe Classics, Transformers, Dragonball Z, Gundams (which he now wants to keep), Halo, Funko Pops, and a megaton more. Some of these pieces are several hundred bucks a pop. He bought minimum 2 of everything. There are thousands of pieces in this lot and there is a ton of potential to make a boatload of cash. To those unfamiliar with this world which is a large majority of my new friends here, think about it this way. For the most part, the cheapest figure retails for around $25 with a lot going into the hundreds. There are thousands of pieces here. See why this is an attractive collection?!?
This has definitely been the most frustrating lots we have ever considered. It will cost a pretty penny when all is said and done, but there is too much meat on the bone to let it sitbor get away from me.
Anyway, I’ve had a few Comic people ask recently whatever happened with it. The short answer is, so far nothing but today there was slight progress. I just hope he throws me a number so we can finalize this deal. Stay tuned folks!!!