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My dad has a vintage Star Wars MOC collection; he's without a job; and he needs money for his mortgage. He has a seriously great collection. Very few yellow bubbles, great over all condition, some rare items and lots of unpunhed cards. I need to know info on AFA grading, so that he can maximize his investment return. Like I said he's in dier straights and he needs to get all that he can out of them, as quickly as he can.
Here's what I need to know:
(1) how much does grading cost
(2) how long does it take to recieve your figures
(3) is there a reliable place to price these figures including the different variants? I need to know what they're worth.
I can't tell you how much I appreciate help on this. I'm going to do an online check for these things, but I'd really rather find info from experts on this line.
I'd much rather sell to a .orger rather than giving evil-bay such a ridiculous and largely undeserved cut, but I do intend on getting these graded before I try to sell, so please do not ask for lists or bother making offers just yet. PLEASE help me out, and thank you for reading.
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AFA can be tricky. It's only worth it if you are 100% positive your items will receive a really high grade. It isn't cheap and it takes a pretty long time to get it back from them. Then once posted, it takes a very specific collector to buy them at the high prices they warrant and are USUALLY not super fast sellers.
IMO, you are contradicting yourself in a way. There is rarely a time when you can get max profit in a fast way. It's really one or the other. You will get the cash the fastest if you can sell the entire collection for a price you can live with that is probably about 20 - 30% (or more) less than max profit. If you want more, it will just take longer unless you get really lucky and get a SW collector with a wad of cash to burn.
The middle ground is to put them on ebay (I know, I hate them too) with a starting bid a bit lower than you would be happy getting and let it ride for 7 days and hope you get good bucks for them. Yes you will lose ~15% to Ebay and Paypal but that's a lot less than losing 30% in a super quick scenario. If you do go the ebay route, I suggest starting (which will end) the listing at about 4 - 6 pm PST and have it end on a friday, saturday or sunday night. Much better odds on getting a good price out of it.
I might be pointing out the obvious but just adding my 2 cents to try and help you out the best I can. I am not into Star Wars really but if you can put together a list (or pics) and asking price, I might know a couple of people that might be interested.
Good luck, hope this helps
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I know I'm late to the party but becareful about grading. If they don't score in the 9.0+ range you are really just wasting your money. And at $20+ a figure it's quite the sum.
FYI, if you grade these you really narrow down your market (only a small percentage of people collect graded figures). If you insist on grading them, my suggestion is only grade the best of the best. Your main characters rare cards (Yoda (tri-logo standing picture], Boba Fett [20/21 figure card back], Darth Vader [77 original release], Luke [77 original release], Chewy [77 original release], etc.) and rare figures (i.e. Yak Face). The middle ground/common figures (i.e. squidface) just aren't worth it. Mostly because you've narrowed your market down. Most collectors I know don't like AFA graded things, from non playability to harder to resell.