If you have come across this page, you are interested in how to sell your Thundercats toy collection. You want to convert your old, now unused toy collection into cash. Wheeljack’s Lab can help you do this! We have been in operation for over 20 years. During this time, we’ve been purchasing brands such as Star Wars, Transformers, Thundercats, and many more. We will show how you can get cash for your old Thundercats toys and how we calculate the price of your vintage toys.
Before you are ready to sell your Thundercats:
There are many questions that you must ask yourself before you sell your toy collection. So, I will give you a rough guide to the questions you must consider.
Who Owned the Toys?
If you are the original owner of the toys, this question will be extremely easy to answer; therefore, the process will be much simpler. It is impossible to sell your toys if you are not the original owner of an enormous collection, especially if your collection consists of many different toy brands. If this is you, send us an email so that we can offer you more support.
How to Organize and Identify Your Collection
You must be incredibly careful when you handle your times because you will not know which ones are the most valuable. When it comes to old toys, the best-looking ones may not always be the most valuable! Just because it is smaller, too, this doesn’t mean that it is less valuable than a larger toy. We recommend that you organize the collection by brand names. Some brands are easy to name than others, just try your best to sort them accordingly. Usually, if you are the original owner of the toys, then you may find this easier.
Evaluate what your Thundercats toys are worth
The biggest question that you must address before you sell your Thundercats is how do you put a price on your old toys? I would say that the best way to do this is to search online or at the local toy store about any comparable recently sold items. eBay is the best place to do this. On eBay, you can search for the ‘sold listings’ you can see how much similar toys have sold for. This is the best way to get an accurate price. Don’t look at the active listings since sellers can put any price on the toy, but I don’t know whatever to buy it because it may be too high.
When you look at the sold prices, do not just look at the highest sold prices. There are many reasons why the same toy that you have has sold for only $15 or $25, but on the other hand, has also sold for $75 or $100. It may look identical to yours, but it is in better condition and has more parts to the toy. People will pay more for nicer products; therefore, you must look at and evaluate your toy. Does your Thundercats show signs of heavy use and play? Is it faded? Does it come with other parts? Is it dirty? All these factors are important to figure out the price.
How clean is your collection?
There are many factors that will affect the value of your Thundercats toy collection. Above all, the state of wear and cleanliness of your figures will factor into the value.
If your collection has been in contact with pet hair, mice, box, or dust, then this will affect the quality of your toys and will sell for much less. Otherwise, your toys may have been sitting in an open box for an exceptionally long time. So, they will be covered in dust. If the toys’ storage location was in a high heat area, the heat would cause damage to the plastic. So, these toys may become brittle. Also, be careful if you have set your collection in this sunlight whilst storage. The sunlight breaks down the plastics and causes discoloration, which is a threat to your toys. If they are coming from a smoker’s home, the toys will also be discolored.
Still, if your collection does suffer from these conditions, do not become disheartened. There is still a way for you to sell your Thundercats toys. Luckily, we have written a how-to guide that illustrates the remedies for fixing discoloration or fading, so it is worth checking it out.
How to Sell Thundercats Vintage Toys
There are many ways that you can sell your old toys. We will show you the options and explain the pros and cons of each. The biggest factor that you must decide is how much time you are willing to invest in selling your toys: is it days, weeks, or months. How much time will you spend on completing each item’s sale since all methods of selling have different turnaround times?
Here are the pros and cons of each method of selling your toys.
Local Auction Service
The pros of selling your toys at a local auction service are that it is easier, and the auction service may be local to you, so it is more convenient for you.
However, the cons are that the turnaround time is awfully slow, and you may incur high fees. The price of the toy is also undetermined because you don’t know what kind of people will show up on the day. Usually, you may have poor results unless you have an exceptionally large connection or you are working alongside a specialist, but even then, there are only a couple in the whole country.
The pros of selling in a pawnshop are that It is local to you. Therefore it will be more convenient.
However, the cons are that you will not gain the full value of your toy collection because since you have a captive audience, meaning you need cash right now, they do not supply or offer you a high percentage. Also, the people buying the products are not experts. Therefore, they throw any random number at you – which is usually a dwindling number just so that they can make a profit.
Online Toy Dealer
The best thing about selling with an online toy dealer is that there is a fast turnaround time because we take less than a week to complete any purchases. We also do not charge any fees and pay for your shipping; therefore, this is the least time-consuming method of selling your toys. You can also rest assured because you can carry out a background check on the online toy dealer with the Better Business Bureau.
The negatives of selling with an online toy dealer are that you will not get the full value of your toy.
Local Toy Dealer
The process of selling with a local toy dealer is that the turnaround time is fast, it is local to your house, and there are no fees involved. Therefore, you will minimize the time you spend selling your old toys. You can also carry out a background check with the Better Business Bureau.
The negatives of selling with a local toy dealer are that you cannot get the full value because, like a pawnshop, you have a captive audience; therefore, they do not offer you a high percentage of the toys, and they just want to make a profit. Also, if you turn up to the store with 10 boxes of toys, you will not get as much as you should in terms of the price because they are aware that you will not box them back up and take it all home with you after carrying it to the store in the first place.
Online Auctions such as eBay
The pros of advertising on this type of platform are that you have a large client base since you are selling on the World Wide Web. Also, you may get fair prices because usually your audience are also toy lovers, and they know the value of the toys that you are selling.
The negatives of selling on eBay are that it is awfully slow and time-consuming because some people may ask questions about the product, but they will not buy it. You will also incur remarkably high fees on eBay. Another negative is that you will not know how the bidding process will go; therefore you will not know what price you will get. eBay also may be hard to use for people who aren’t familiar with the platform. Once you sell your product, you also need to run to the post office, which may be time-consuming for you. If the customer is not happy with the product, you must accept returns, and there are also fraud concerns on eBay.
Online Swap Pages Facebook and Craigslist
A pro of these platforms is that there is an exceptionally large client base since you are advertising your toys on the world wide web. You may get reasonable prices from these customers too. Another good thing is that these places do not charge any fees, and these platforms are also amazingly easy to use.
The cons, however, are that it may take a long time to get a response for your toys, and people may also waste your time by asking questions about your toys without buying them. Therefore, it is time-consuming. There are also concerns of fraud on these platforms, and since there is no customer support, you are unlikely to be able to solve any problems. If you are in a rural area, you may be unsuccessful since it will be hard to collect the toys from your location. Furthermore, since people will be picking up the toys from your home, there are privacy concerns too.
How to sell Thundercats toys for cash to Wheeljack’s Lab
This process will be time-consuming if you’ve not sold your old toys before because everything will be new to you, and there’s a lot to learn before you sell. The process involves cleaning, staging, lighting, and naming and matching stages. If you own an old box of toys that you wish to sell, call us on 888-946-2895 or send us an e-mail, and we will take care of everything for you.
We are one of the most reputable vintage toy buyers, and we have a proven track record of doing this for the past 20 years – across 3 generations. We are not going anywhere anytime soon! Our customer service is excellent, and the payment is immediate. We also pay for a shipping label for you. If we can, we also can collect your goods too! We supply the quotes of your old toys the same day too.
We will provide your old toys with a new loving home, and the new owners will certainly appreciate your toys as much as you do!
Author: Chris Ingledue
Bio: I am the founder and owner of Wheeljack’s Lab pop Culture and Toy Shop. My vision has always been to reunite customers with their favorite childhood toys and pop culture, triggering fond memories, and reigniting their imaginations. Every day, I work in the “lab” where it’s Christmas 365 days a year. I scour the internet, like when we had the Sears Catalog of yesteryear, for the next great treasure. Then, I await the arrival of the postman as if he were Santa Claus himself and helping collectors worldwide with their own versions of Christmas. Every day as a vintage toy buyer is an absolute joy!
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