Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Ebay Score

I do not know about you, but there are some items that I "chase" on Ebay, always submitting the same low bids in the hope that someday an item will go unnoticed by others and I will win without having to spend much money. To help me do this, I have my Ebay feed set up to show certain items, like Bretonnians, Rebel Blockade runners, or Revell Gunships etc.

One of those items is the Warhammer Chaos Battalion, which as I have previously mentioned, is a rather good deal at ~$2.34 a figure.  Naturally, I wanted to pay less than full price to make it even more of a deal.

Just before Christmas I noticed a buy-it-now deal for an assembled Chaos battalion "with tons of extras".  I offered less than the asked price on the grounds that "the figures are already assembled, and the shipping is expensive" and they accepted...

I was not entirely sure what I was getting in the mail, but the day after Christmas a large, and extremely well packed box turned up.

Contents:
One Chaos Battalion partly assembled, (12 Warriors, 5 knights, 10 hounds, 20 marauders)
1 painted Nurgle Chaos Lord on a horse
20 6th Edition Empire Handgunners
10 current Empire Handgunners/crossbowmen with all bitz, un-assembled.
10 assorted Horses, primed
1 Empire mortar
2 Battle Master Cannons painted
Beastmen Bitz
Skaven Bitz
Undead Bitz
Bretonnian bitz
40k Chaos Marines Bitz
plus a bunch of truly random things like an Eldar Guardian body, or Gretchen heads.
Assembled Chaos Battalion

Bag of Empire Handgunner/Crossbowman Regiment
Boxes of random bitz
So yeah, I was am a bit excited.

What about you?  Have you ever had an Ebay score like that?

2 comments:

Michael Peterson said...

Good catch. I have always avoided ebay, I'm a little nervous about it. Maybe I should get over that and try this sort of approach.
Happy New Year.

Lasgunpacker said...

Ebay can be great for deals, and I have only been burnt once in many years (and that was partly my fault for not pushing back)

So give it a try... just as long as you are chasing different things that I am. ;)