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22-01-2008, 22:06
I suppose this isn't specifically about WHFB but anyway...
What is your best buy off of eBay? And was it actually useful? Or did you buy it because of the price and it's now stuck on a shelf gathering dust.
I've been looking for vintage GW figures on eBay and I just bought all four Elector Counts in the original packaging for 17. A few days ago I picked an original Marauder Giant for my O&Gs which I think is the best Giant model GW have ever done. It cost me 22. There's some paint on it but nothing a bit of nail varnish remover can't solve. Bargain!

Commodus Leitdorf
22-01-2008, 22:23
Chaos Dwarf lord on a Bull Taurus, $23.00....and I have no real intention of putting him in my army at the moment....but I got him!

22-01-2008, 22:30
Got a Skaven Deathwheel for 15€, which sold regularly for 30€ and at that time in the online shop for 50€ ("collector price"). Noone else bid on that one. New in the box of course!

22-01-2008, 22:36
I got a still wrapped Asarnil the Dragonlord for under 10 € including P&P. He was already not available anymore then. Man, i was glad.

22-01-2008, 22:37
61 Dark Eldar Warriors for 21. Assembled, but unsprayed and unpainted. Thye form the core of my army!

22-01-2008, 22:43
this is 40K but anyway, i ordered a classic 2nd edition carnifex on ebay for 12$!!! Then the guy didnt respond for about a week, and to make it up to me, he threw in another fex, 8 old school gargoyles and 18 2nd ed plastic termagants and a rogue trader hunter slayer!!!!!

22-01-2008, 22:50
This is 40k, i brought a Ork bomma kit (FW price 65) with extra parts wings,pilot,bombs, and missing tail fin for 35 inc p+p. thats my best buy

22-01-2008, 23:23
best buy was sixteen classic orc boar riders all in different poses. most useful you can have in an o&g army. and classics. metal. different poses. it was like christmas.:D got a classic ogre with it as present for friendly contact.

23-01-2008, 01:30
Bought a load of 40k terminator bits for 50, some still on the sprues. Enough parts to make 14 terminators, and I made over 70 on the other bits that I relisted:)

23-01-2008, 05:34
I managed at one point to pull 2 boxes of eldar guardians, 2 warlocks, and a viper for $30, followed the same night by a winning lot of 2 sets of empire from the 6th edition box set and 24 metal halflings for $16+ shipping, for some god forsaken reason I ended up selling all of them.

23-01-2008, 05:48
Squad of 5 wraithguard for $22.

Nuff said :cool:

23-01-2008, 08:15
I bid on some lizardmen to get Tichi Huichi's, The regiment of reknown for my dogs of war army and ended up with over 200 skinks, 2 stegadons, 7 teradons, 62 saurus warriors 5 salamanders, 4 swarm bases, 2 Slaan models and 8 kroxigors.

Oh and it cost me $25 American including shipping.

Karrig stern
23-01-2008, 08:18
I got myself 33 Tomb guard for 18 with P&P:D

Only 42 more to go!

23-01-2008, 08:20
Bought the old starterset (O&G and Empire) + 2 goblin shamans for 50 euro (everything new in sprue, apart from the boyz, which were only assembled), and someone offered me 40 euro for the Empire part (which was still on sprue, brand new). Part of the boyz and arrer boyz were added to my two existing units to complete them, the chariot is also completed.

Also bought the Ltd edition standard bearer and borgut facebeater, both for about 40 euro. Quite pricey, but I was very happy none the less. I bought them about 2, 2.5 years ago, and they just received their first bit of paint, mainly because I wanted to improve my skills before having a go at them.

Nephilim of Sin
23-01-2008, 08:54
Mine took a little bit of work. One guy just threw on a couple of bad shots of some pics that were labled 'bitz and some complete minis', for a flat $125 including shipping. I had my girlfriend photoshop and enhance the image to check it out. After I saw many of the things (that needed to be stripped) that would compliment four armies, I bought it. Come to find out, it was about $1000 worth of models, with many extras that I eventually got rid of, and enough to fit some of my other armies.

The second one was all sealed and current (at the time): 11 zombie boxes, many fellbats, winged nightmare, zombie dragon, some vamps, etc.... all totalling about $800+, for $250 including shipping. Funny thing was, I got both of those awesome deals on the same night.

23-01-2008, 09:20
My most recent good auction experience (don't use ebay, but do use www.trademe.co.nz) was a Tzeentch lord on a disc, current edition, for $5. That's about 10% of retail, and he was just undercoated. :cool:

23-01-2008, 09:22
20 Witch Elves = 18

Thats 40 quids worth of 'Thank You & and Good Night!'

23-01-2008, 09:29
my best was a hellcannon from soc for 5 pounds english inc p&p use it support my beasts (only if opponant lets me).

23-01-2008, 14:56
I got 24 pre-big hat chaos dwarfs for $75. Some were citadel models and some were marauder models.

23-01-2008, 15:22
5000 points of TK all painted for 550.00 US.

The two best looking conversions of Tomb Giants ever. One is made completely from skeleton/skeletal steed bodies, the other is slightly similar but uses catapult arms as legs.. best looking constructs ever. No really - better than you can ever imagine or make.

35 skeletal archers.
80 skeletal warriors.
16 skeletal heavy cav.
2 scorpions.
4 bases of swarms.
1 Catapult.
12 Chariots including king conversion on chariot.
2 mounted lich priests.
3 lich priests on foot.
1 tk on foot.
5 carrion.

I basically picked up a casket, another catapult, 25 tombguard and 6 ushabti... and now I have every TK piece I will ever need.

23-01-2008, 16:09
I have a couple of really good buys. I got the Chaos Army box-set plus a beast Herds box for $75.00 including the LE Standard bearer and the Games Day Chaos character. That was the best.

The most useful I've gotten (for $12.00 plus postage) to date included 20 of the Chaos Sorceror's sword bits (used these to convert Sisters repentia to Slaaneshi Marauders with great weapons,) 8 each mutie steed heads and tails (now belonging to a warrior chariot and chosen knights,) 6 of the metal Slaanesh Icons from the older 40K stuff (you guessed it, thoroughly distributed around my army,) a second old version Archaon (converted to mounted sorceror,) the banner from the LE chaos BSB (currently sported by a mounted aspiring champion BSB on a mutie steed) and some other bits and bobs.

Final really good buy was the Greenskin army box set plus a box each of NG's, Wolf riders, and Orc Boys for $130.00 The only catch was the box was short the LE bsb, but did have the Wyvern mounted general.

DarkLord Of Naggaroth
23-01-2008, 17:54
ebay is amazing!
Most of my dark elf army is from ebay, and half of it in one deal whih the one I'll say.
I can't remember exactly what it included, but there was a lot of stuff there, and miraculously, every single bit of it I actually wanted and was looking on ebay for seperatly anyway.
I won, for less than I expected. I think it was 20 ish, which was about 1/4 of it's original price. It was an amazing deal :)

what I know it included at the least was:
10 manflayers
CO chariot
a few black guard
customised character

23-01-2008, 18:04
i don't know whether or not its a good buy but i just bought battle for skull pass for 48 bucks after shipping. i am eagerly awaiting its arrival

23-01-2008, 22:15
I bought 5 old beastmen from 1989, and 5 plastic beastmen for about €9. The metal beastmen is really cool and mutated, some of them can be found here (http://www.solegends.com/citcat912/c20281rcbeastmen-h.htm), Mace 2-5 (and one more).

23-01-2008, 22:23
I haven't had any luck so I don't check ebay as much as I used to. People tend to overvalue their painting skills and charge retail prices for items that I'd have to strip and repaint. In my experience it makes more sense to buy it new, unless of course it's rare or oop.

DarkLord Of Naggaroth
25-01-2008, 18:32
I haven't had any luck so I don't check ebay as much as I used to. People tend to overvalue their painting skills and charge retail prices for items that I'd have to strip and repaint. In my experience it makes more sense to buy it new, unless of course it's rare or oop.

I know what you mean.
if they say it's painted to a good standard, then you're pretty much guarranteed to re-do it.
if they say it's painted to a gaming standard, then it means they've given it to their 4 year old sister with a pastry brush to play with :D

26-01-2008, 07:16
Lest we forget the ever-popular "pro painted." Usually these simply mean painted by a guy who got some money to paint a friend's models once. I guess that makes me a pro...

I say if you make your living painting, you're a pro. Otherwise you've been paid to paint. When I was 6 I was a professional table-setter and room cleaner by current Ebay standards.

Sorry no thread jack intended:

Best Ebay buy:

Got entire armies of Tomb Kings and Bretonnians all still NIB from one seller. I had it shipped to my school (I teach), and opened it up one afternoon during the Warhammer club I run. Turned out to be roughly $800 retail worth of stuff for a cool $330 including shipping which had to be around $30 iirc. My students thought I was a god.

Ironically, that was about three years ago and I still haven't assembled most of the Tomb Kings...

Cirrus the Blue
26-01-2008, 08:45
Three unpainted sets of the Staff Exclusive GorkaMorka Gork and Mork Tags plus current Ork Warboss and Grot Banna Wava for 21 dollars. :D You can't bitz order the Warboss and Banna Wava for that much!!!!!!!! :eek:

- Cirrus

maze ironheart
26-01-2008, 10:42
3 Salamanders for only 9 was my best buy on ebay.:D

Chaos Mortal
26-01-2008, 11:05
19 knights of Chaos for 23 =) the new models aswel =P

28-01-2008, 06:22
Got the Empire War Altar for about $15.

Also, not Warhammer, but I got the first 32 issues of the LotR mag plus all the models for $60.

28-01-2008, 06:35
last week i bid 300.00 and won a Sisters of Battle army.

40 bolters sisters
6 sister superior
6 melta sisters
4 heavy flamer sisters
4 heavy bolter sisters
2 cannoness
15 seraphim
4 rhinos
2 exorcists
bitz and sabol case

the next DAY i walk into my local gaming store and a guy is trying to sell his unpainted 3000 point SOB army, he said he could take cash for squads, selling each squad of whatver for 20 bucks a pop. so.....

10 seraphim, 2 hand flamer, VSS 20 bucks
10 seraphim, 2 hand flamer, VSS 20 bucks
10 sisters, 1 melta, 1 heavy flamer, VSS 20 bucks
10 sisters, 1 melta, 1 heavy flamer, VSS 20 bucks

i didnt do the exact math yet, but i know i saved a boatload of cash onb an army that commands an already staggering price as being 95 percent all metal.

28-01-2008, 12:04
I bought the Dwarfs Anvil Of Doom for $12 and it goes for $40 at the store.

Amon 'Chakai
28-01-2008, 12:14
My best ebay buy has a shaggoth for 15 of you english pence.


DarkLord Of Naggaroth
28-01-2008, 16:43
My best ebay buy has a shaggoth for 15 of you english pence.


15p, you're joking! he might has well have binned it, instead of making a loss on ebay!

28-01-2008, 17:01
I got myself 33 Tomb guard for 18 with P&P:D

Only 42 more to go!

You lucky &$5%%^! Way to go man, thats a true bargain! The best Ive done so far is a new boxed and sealed batallion box (of tomb kings) for 23 inc p&p, and i was also pleased to get 30 clanrats, (albeit the oldschool all in the same pose ones) painted to a very good standard for 5.60 something. The seller even chucked in a couple of movement trays!

28-01-2008, 17:57
best ever?

not sure but recently i bought a crisis suit and 4 stealth suits for 6.50. When i had to email the guy to chase up delivery he threw in another 2 stealths and another crisis...so that was 2 crisis suits and 2 boxes of stealths for 6.50.

Best ever deal I think was in a little games shop. the fella there knew I worked for GW at the time (i think i had my shirt on) and asked if i would be interested in some boxed minis he had in the back.

I got a box of seraphim, gorthor, 4 necromunda gangs, 3 korhils, 2 ellryan reaver commands, wood elf blood bowl team,1 ogryn and the old old mighty fortress!!


best bit was the gorthor and Korhils were still in the same packaging we currently used in store so I exchanged them for the RRPs worth of tau.

Last year Robbs of Hexham sold off all their GW stuff at 50% off, I spent 100 and they threw in a couple of extra boxes. As Robbs didnt carry the whole range I just bought anything then again exchanged it at my local GW for stuff I did want.

28-01-2008, 23:48
9 eldar jet bikes(3 with cannon) for $14:eek:

He even had the title correct. I felt so bad I almost paid extra... almost:cool:

29-01-2008, 01:14
My best deal was 3 minotaurs for 25 US dollars. I didn't really care for the models all that much but for that price I needed them so...

Just Tony
29-01-2008, 01:45
71 of the last edition Dwarf warriors on sprue for $18 US.

And not an ebay, but traded through this site a new Baneblade to a guy and got the BfSP set, a giant, and 5,000 points of mostly plastic Empire.

Not bad...

29-01-2008, 03:04
I've had two great scores.

First was a set of 5 howling banshees that it turns out were done by a multiple golden demon winner for $70.

Second was a bitz lot of sonic weapons for my Emporer's Children Army. It was like $35 for 6-7 Blasmasters, 9-10 sonic blasters, a complete EC lord, a bunch of the EC heads and what turned out to be 5 of the ultra-rare unreleased bodies which I've later seen sell for over $100 each.

29-01-2008, 14:29
My latest ebay deal is a bit over $600 retail of Skaven, 95% either new or just primed for $125 Shipped.

See my post looking for Skaven help in this forum :)

29-01-2008, 15:17
Not on Ebay, but similar site which is more popular in Poland...

Complete 2nd edition WFB ruleset: 3 books in the box, for approximately 28$.

29-01-2008, 15:21
Best deal ever: First edition WFRP core book. Won the item for 99p or so, then he looked and noticed that a few pages were ripped.

He was very apologetic and dropped the price to 11p.

ELEVEN PENCE! His shipping was only about a quid too - great these days where it's almost obligatory to overcharge shipping.

02-02-2008, 21:50
Unreleased exo-armor squat 2nd for 99.99 $ in B-I-N ; and an unreleased confrontation scavvy for 20 $, still in B-I-N .

And lot of other things I forget ...

Oh, and I am still after LoOot of unreleased things ;) .

10-03-2008, 17:48
1988 realms of chaos book - slaves to darkness - broken spine but absolutely brilliant

9.00, wow!!

11-03-2008, 00:48
Just recently i picked up 50 tomb guard and 4 ushabti for $210 AU...not bad considering the tomb guard would've been $275 (and apparently not available in boxes of 10 in any of my local GW stores/anywhere) and the ushabti $120 retail. Still waiting for them to arrive though :(

Brother xavier
11-03-2008, 06:00
Tzeentch lord, 2 tzeentch heroes with familiars, 12 old warriors, 16 marauders, chaos chariot, Hordes of Chaos book and maybe some other stuff for NZ$200 already built and painted, but it was easy to re-do.

11-03-2008, 13:37
The two best looking conversions of Tomb Giants ever. One is made completely from skeleton/skeletal steed bodies, the other is slightly similar but uses catapult arms as legs.. best looking constructs ever. No really - better than you can ever imagine or make.

Any chance for some pics?

12-03-2008, 12:09
6 Chaos Minatours and Doombull = 37 (inc. p&p of 7)
to get that in gw shop 84
saving of 47

12-03-2008, 12:33
I just bought $290AU worth of dark elves today for $135, I am very happy :D All nicely painted as well.

Deja Dude
12-03-2008, 13:05
I buy a lot of classic GW stuff from Ebay, like Man O' War and Epic, and to be honest I've never ever had a good deal. I always end up paying more than I know the stuff is really worth, but I'm quite picky about what I choose condition-wise.

12-03-2008, 13:09
i bought about 2000 points easy with a complimentary sniktch model on skaven for 100 plus 15 packaging poor blighter was deperate to get rid of the models only 2 or three units where the previous gen he said somthing about his wife going to lob em away due to her ruined feet and he could bare to see it happen ans he got 115 pretty much free

12-03-2008, 19:26
I bought the huge chaos boxset from SoC for 75 minus the heroes and the helcannon. Thats still over 100 worth of models, even if the seller overcharged the postage. I also got a *massive* Tk box for 50. I'm talking at least two battalions making up at least 3K if not 4000 points. Steerin slightly off topic, my worst was when I bought an O/kingdoms box that claimed it was 2 battalions for 40. Turned out to be spares from 2 battalions with barely one unit of gnoblars, a tyrant and Greasus Goldtooth. Cheaper than buying the metals separately but still.

13-03-2008, 15:12
I just bought a OOP 1985 chaos warrior for the equivalent of 1.