LAJ_Fett's Question and Answer Thread V. 2.0

Discussion in 'Collecting' started by Mara_Jade_Fan, Nov 18, 2003.

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  1. Who's the Bossk Jedi Youngling

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    Feb 25, 2013
  2. Who's the Bossk Jedi Youngling

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    Feb 25, 2013
  3. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    OK - there are two user ids with the same email address and one is banned. Do you remember having another ID many years ago?
  4. Who's the Bossk Jedi Youngling

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    Nope. that was my only user. I just would like to have my old email back and not be banned. Or should I just keep this new user (which was my old anyway) and password (which was my old anyway). I just want it to say member since April '02
  5. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    i just checked and it looks like member date isn't a field we can update. I can try tossing a '.' into the email address on the banned id to see if that makes it different enough to allow you to log in with the old id if you want.
  6. Who's the Bossk Jedi Youngling

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  7. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    OK - see if you can log into the old account now.
  8. whostheBossk Force Ghost

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    Awesome! thank you! So I'll delete the other one then or can you?
  9. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    We prefer not to delete IDs. If you're concerned about it I can permaban the ID and put a note in that it was at your request, not because of something bad.
  10. whostheBossk Force Ghost

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    Ok, that'll work, thanks. I'll just keep using my old one.
  11. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    OK, that's done. If you want to use the other ID you can submit an unban request or PM one of us to free it.
  12. kubricklynch Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm sure this has been asked already, but are the only good sites the list the prices for various SW memoribilia. I'm trying to sell all my old stuff, but I'd like to know how much the stuff is worth, so I don't get ripped off.
  13. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    What we normally suggest is to search eBay for recent closed auctions on the same item to get an idea of the market. I have collecting books, but the newest one is 2005 so it's rather old. Another thing we suggest is that if you have a large amount of items to sell, break the large amount into smaller groups. Maybe group them by character or release line or film. Someone who only collects Luke figures isn't going to bid on an auction containing stuff he/she doesn't want. We don't allow advertising here but the forums on our sister site Rebelscum have a classified section. You might check that out as well. You have to register to post but it's free.
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  14. KeithyT Jedi Master

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    Apr 17, 2014
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    How do you guys open the sealed moulded clear plastic style packaging?

    I've got a few McFarlane NFL figures for display (nothing rare or valuable) and I've always cut them as carefully as possible with a sharp kitchen knife with mixed success, some slices I've been happy with, others I think I've completely knackered (UK slang: ruined) the packaging.

    I'm just embarking on collecting the Star Wars:Clone Wars micro animated series collection and have started off with a couple of the Walmart 3 packs. These arrived today and it looks like I can easily/neatly slice the sellotape seals and slide out the clear plastic insert and remove the figures for display. Similarly if I get hold of the Sith Attack and Jedi Force 3 packs I can do the same. The remaining 8 figures in the collection look like they are all in those McFarlane NFL style sealed plastic jobbies rather than traditional/vintage bubble on card? Would you leave them figures in the packaging, if you can't get them out "nicely".

    Thanks in advance.
  15. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    I tend to not worry about keeping the packaging nice if I decide to display a regular figure. I do keep packaging for stuff like Kotobukiya figures, maquettes, and statues if only so I have something to pack them in if I have to (like for reselling or for a move).
  16. KeithyT Jedi Master

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    Apr 17, 2014
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    Thanks @LAJ_FETT I don't intend to resell these so I suppose I shouldn't worry but I'm a bit anal about keeping things in as good condition as possible.
  17. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Well, once you've opened them you really can't describe them as carded so unless you have a reason for saving the packaging I'd toss it (for basic figures, anyway). If you're worried about keeping them in decent condition, don't expose them to sun, heat, cigarette smoke, or major dampness (like in a basement).
    Last edited by LAJ_FETT, Jun 4, 2014
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