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Pony Brag Arena / Re: Great Local Score!
« Last post by orangepeachmango on Today at 01:23:59 AM »
That 3D 10 piece puzzle is awesome, I know it's for toddlers but I think it's adorable  :happy:
And those birthflowers too!
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Customs / Re: "Frankie" - Lisa Frank inspired G4 custom
« Last post by rybett on Today at 01:21:55 AM »
I love this!!!
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Pony Brag Arena / Re: Great Local Score!
« Last post by starscout on Today at 01:06:06 AM »
Oh wow, a Fairy Tails bird too? Congrats on such a sweet find!
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Off Topic / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by Koudoawaia on Today at 12:20:29 AM »
Currently reading The Horses Know by Lynn Mann. In this book's universe, horses choose humans to bond with which of course is what happened with the main character. It's really good so far.
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Off Topic / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by Taffeta on Today at 12:09:00 AM »
The Japanese war tale. Eternally. Its long.

Also Yona manga.

And Tenshi no Kiba (book 2) on the audible audiobooks. Now I've got it to work again.
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Pony Corral / Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
« Last post by Taffeta on Today at 12:06:36 AM »
I'd love to know what you find out. It'd be super interesting!

I've always shipped overseas, back since 1998, but I haven't done any selling since COVID and Brexit happened. We now have a post office 5 mins down the road, which is the irony. But I don't know how Brexit has impacted things. Before Brexit it would have been really easy to ship ponies to Poland, and it wouldn't have been that expensive either. But now we're not in the EU, there's the risk of import duty from the UK.

However you might have better luck looking on German ebay or to other European sellers (maybe even on here) from within the EU, see what the shipping costs are like. I know there are quite a lot of French and Dutch ponypeople as well.
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Pony Corral / Re: Unpopular Pony Opinions
« Last post by SweetNightmare on Today at 12:02:09 AM »
You are not kidding on gen on ponies I dont see them here in the states often and most of the auctions go for outrageous amounts.
Honestly - as a lifelong G1 collector - I can understand that perspective.

If I didn't grow up with G1 and collect them when they were common and easy to get at second hand sales, I probably wouldn't have so many now. 90% of my G1 collection - in terms of actual ponies - was put together before 2001. So yeah.

I think selling and buying in general was better back when Ebay was predominately private people selling stuff and more geared up to people selling to other collectors rather than some random person who found a pony in their attic and want 300$ for it even though it's dog eared and broken.

I can't speak for any local experiences you might have, but online sellers shipping internationally has always been an issue and there have always been people who will somehow find a way to make it your fault that you happen to live overseas. It is more complicated than it used to be to ship overseas, which hasn't helped, but the attitude sometimes people give over it is...a shame.

I actually don't know what G1s were or were not sold in your part of Europe, and I'm not sure if anyone's done any serious research into it. That may be a factor though. But there is also a culture of overpricing, usually by people who don't know what they are selling and want to make a quick profit.
Yeah I do always keep in mind that's the nature of trying to collect something older.
 
I do need to look into buying from Ebay, there were some cheaper ponies but the shipping made them two or three times as expensive. But maybe I just should look more into it to find sellers that sell multiple items that I want and merge shipping costs etc. I feel like it would make it so collecting takes less time but it's more expensive.

I haven't tried yet to get items from overseas but I had issues with people not wanting to send items from one end of a country to another so I'm not surprised that some people may not want to ship outside their country.

I actually mentioned availability of G1's in Poland on another forum post, I assume that they could've been sold here but I'm unsure how widely (I know 100% that G2's were as available as any other toy since I was around to see them in stores). I may have to look into finding and asking some older collectors from my country since I'm curious to see other's experiences and learn more about this topic.
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Pony Corral / Re: G3 Minty ID help and photos needed
« Last post by NanoRuby on Yesterday at 11:37:57 PM »
The Tiny Tins? No, she's not one of those. They have heads that can move up and down, and there are plenty of pictures of the tiny tins ponies.
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Off Topic / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by Beth3346 on Yesterday at 11:30:17 PM »
I'm listening to Bulls*t Jobs by David Graeber and thinking about most of the jobs i've had in my life.

It's a really interesting book though. I haven't gotten to the part where any solutions are discussed but i would like to imagine a world where i can build web things for fun and read philosophy books like i did when i was first learning web development.

Before that i ready How Fascism Works by Jason Stanley which provides a really good explanation of how a government can have Fascist elements but not be completely Fascist. so yeah i enjoy the light reading :)
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Pony Brag Arena / Great Local Score!
« Last post by skig on Yesterday at 11:26:23 PM »
Scored this lot locally yesterday. I am especially excited for Sea Mist, Whitecap, and Angel. The owners took very good care of their toys.

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