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Offline ValeofSpring

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Should I sell my 100% complete Paradise Estate for $225?
« on: June 10, 2019, 03:23:40 PM »
Hello! I haven't posted in forever so hello to anyone who remembers me from long ago! I have a beautiful, nearly mint Paradise Estate w/ every accessory (including utensils!) + instructions + box (box is not in great shape but nice to see artwork). I may have interest on FB in it for $225, and it would be very easy to get rid of it that way. But I'm wondering if I should just list it on eBay and see what happens? The completed sales for PEs don't include any that were complete; an incomplete one in good shape recently sold for $178. I remember years ago the complete ones were going for $400+, but lately it seems like they aren't pulling in that much. Any thoughts? Obviously eBay would take its cut, so if it likely won't go above $300 then selling in person for $225 might be best.

FYI if anyone is looking to buy, I'm in central Virginia (but will be driving to Georgia tomorrow so could possibly drop it off in places like Greensboro NC, Charlotte NC, Columbia SC).

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Re: Should I sell my 100% complete Paradise Estate for $225?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2019, 03:51:28 PM »
Hello! My advice on ebay as a seller would be to try to sell for the $400 due to the approx. $40 cut+ Paypal fees( if you use paypal). But I would defiantly try to sell it here first to collectors but I would also take note that you might not find another like it for awhile ....That's such a great set! So tempted right now as I am on your route but.... Good luck on your sales! I hope you get a good price!  :satisfied:
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Re: Should I sell my 100% complete Paradise Estate for $225?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 05:24:27 PM »
If you are selling it online-- figure out what shipping is going to cost you first. That thing is big, right?

So it's most likely going to be considered "oversized" which is going to more expensive.

ex. A 16x16x16 box across the country would be $19.70
if the box was 17x17x17 it costs $62.25

IIRC, sometimes fed ex and/or UPS are better for large boxes... but it's going to be something you'll want to figure out first.
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Re: Should I sell my 100% complete Paradise Estate for $225?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2019, 05:39:22 PM »
If you can sell it locally, I would take the money and run.

Shipping fees for such a big set are likely to scare off a lot of buyers, so you may be waiting a long time for someone to come along with $400+ to spend on it.

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Re: Should I sell my 100% complete Paradise Estate for $225?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2019, 07:19:25 PM »
Yeah nobody will pay shipping.
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Re: Should I sell my 100% complete Paradise Estate for $225?
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2019, 12:34:47 PM »
I agree, if you can get cash without losing the extra fees (non-bidders!) and worry of shipping (damage) I would sell locally...

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Re: Should I sell my 100% complete Paradise Estate for $225?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2019, 03:46:17 PM »
Thanks for the replies! Hoping to sell it locally (or on the Arena--again, if anyone reading is in Virginia/DC I could probably get it to you, and I occasionally drive through NC, SC, and GA so those are options as well for later in the summer). May put it on eBay ultimately but yes if I do that I'll be prepared to let it sit for a while.

I set it all up the other day to take pictures and I am just AMAZED at how it looks. Just about like it must have in 1986. I never had it as a child so it makes me bummed I didn't get it back then!
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