I started collecting toys sometime in 2009 and there are a lot of previously released figures that I would like to have. I’ve seen a lot of sellers online but I haven’t really considered buying pre-loved or secondhand figures.
Often described as MISB, MIB, loose, displayed in smoke-free home, etc. these pre-loved items are priced based on their condition. Another factor is if it is a chase/limited item and I guess the edition (or issue?) matters as well.
If ever I’ll buy secondhand toys, I’ll get it from someone who has his or her own website so at least I know something about them and how they take care of their collection. I’ll also ask for a lot of photos so I’ll know what to expect. An honest seller will mention even the tiniest of flaw on what they’re selling.
What are your thoughts on pre-loved figures? Ever tried purchasing one?
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