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Obi-Wan ANH "As First Built By" $20 on eBay
« on: April 07, 2006, 09:28:57 PM »
Hey everyone. There's a seller on eBay who was selling the mini Obi-Wan AFBB for $30, but he went down to $20. He has 11 left if anyone is interested. Here's the link to the item:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSAA:US:11&Item=6618886284

If anyone wants this, you probably won't find a better price in the future. I bought one myself.

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Re: Obi-Wan ANH "As First Built By" $20 on eBay
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2006, 09:37:32 PM »
The shipping is quite abit for the saber, but I do think it is one of the nicest looking minis to date.

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Re: Obi-Wan ANH "As First Built By" $20 on eBay
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2006, 09:05:49 AM »
nice find.  I just picked one of these up on ebay a few days ago for $25 ($28.75 shipped)

EDIT:
I purchased this along with a Dooku AOTC mini from the same seller.  The combined shipping for both was $7.50, or $3.75 shipping for each mini.
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Re: Obi-Wan ANH "As First Built By" $20 on eBay
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2006, 12:10:10 PM »
That's a nice deal.

The shipping on this one is a bit high, but I guess it's because he's using UPS. Not my ideal shipping method, but the total comes out to a better price than the BIN prices of most of the AFBB minis that get listed.
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Re: Obi-Wan ANH "As First Built By" $20 on eBay
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2006, 12:14:06 PM »
Found a winner on the AFBB mini Aayla?  Good to hear, it is a nice one.  But since it is sort of EU it is a good idea to chase those deals rather than pay too much. (Kinda why I went with an Icons instead of the MR LE since I'd missed it on the first run :D )

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Re: Obi-Wan ANH "As First Built By" $20 on eBay
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2006, 01:43:18 PM »
nice find aayla!
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Re: Obi-Wan ANH "As First Built By" $20 on eBay
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2006, 12:27:44 PM »
nice find.  I just picked one of these up on ebay a few days ago for $25 ($28.75 shipped)

EDIT:
I purchased this along with a Dooku AOTC mini from the same seller.  The combined shipping for both was $7.50, or $3.75 shipping for each mini.

That's cool that you got it, Snowballz, but how did you get it for such low shipping? Do you live across the street from him?  :P
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Re: Obi-Wan ANH "As First Built By" $20 on eBay
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2006, 01:36:30 PM »
Cheap shipping isn't that unheard of. I got my Anakin ROTS LE with free shipping and a free Anakin ROTS mini.



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Re: Obi-Wan ANH "As First Built By" $20 on eBay
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2006, 02:07:42 PM »
It's only $4.05 to ship a mini via USPS Priority mail, and that's including the shipping box.  $7.50 isn't underpriced for two, just that the seller isn't making much on the shipping charge.  An FX shipped within the US via USPS Priority is only $9.

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Re: Obi-Wan ANH "As First Built By" $20 on eBay
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2006, 02:16:01 PM »
That's strange. The only option I was given was UPS, which was $11 and some change. I'd have preferred the cheaper USPS method. 
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Re: Obi-Wan ANH "As First Built By" $20 on eBay
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2006, 03:12:33 PM »
That is an old ebay trick, drop the price and pump up the shipping and handling, but the price for UPS wasn't astronomical so I'd say its less about cost and more about being sure of the shipment, things have been known to mysteriously disappear from the post office.

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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2006, 07:52:37 PM »
that is an old trick.... its like...buy this master replicas FX lightsaber for $2.00! Shipping and H. $200.00 lol :)
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Re: Obi-Wan ANH "As First Built By" $20 on eBay
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2006, 01:39:44 AM »
Ths shipping charge actually hasn't changed. It's the same price it was before he lowered the price of the item. What I'm trying to figure out is how Snowballz managed to buy the same thing from the same seller but at such a lower shipping rate... and with USPS.  ;)
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Re: Obi-Wan ANH "As First Built By" $20 on eBay
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2006, 06:11:57 AM »
if its "as first built", then it should not include the D-ring.   :P
there was no D-ring on the ROTS version. 
that would have been added sometime in between ROTS and ANH.

--> "as first built" should have a covertec wheel instead  :P
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Re: Obi-Wan ANH "As First Built By" $20 on eBay
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2006, 10:46:15 AM »
Ths shipping charge actually hasn't changed. It's the same price it was before he lowered the price of the item. What I'm trying to figure out is how Snowballz managed to buy the same thing from the same seller but at such a lower shipping rate... and with USPS.  ;)

Aahhh... I see the confusion now. 
I didn't buy my Obi AFBB mini from the same seller as you. I bought it from a different seller that I also purchased a Dooku AOTC from and he combined the shipping.  I was just saying that I got a good deal on an AFBB *also*  ;)

I looks as if we've both been on an ebay buying spree on these minis... I seem to remember we started collecting them at about the same time. The $99 FX and mini sale, right?  How many are you up to now?