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Just a random observation of something that's happened a few times now. Back in the summer I bought a whole bunch of the DC Super Heroes cheap sets on clearance and they sat on my shelves for months, unloved. Then yesterday one of the Wonder Woman dorm rooms sold, I raised the price $5, then another sold, raised the price $5, then the last one sold. Something similar happened around this time last year where I had 3 of the most recent pirate ships sit for months and then they all sold on the same weekend. Makes me wonder if some youtuber or mommy blogger somewhere suddenly posted a video review recommendation or something. I see that the price for the Wonder Woman dorm is still $10 higher than the last one I sold so I'm tempted to go get a few at this one place I know has them at regular price because there's still enough of a spread to make some coin.

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13 minutes ago, jeff_14 said:

Just a random observation of something that's happened a few times now. Back in the summer I bought a whole bunch of the DC Super Heroes cheap sets on clearance and they sat on my shelves for months, unloved. Then yesterday one of the Wonder Woman dorm rooms sold, I raised the price $5, then another sold, raised the price $5, then the last one sold. Something similar happened around this time last year where I had 3 of the most recent pirate ships sit for months and then they all sold on the same weekend. Makes me wonder if some youtuber or mommy blogger somewhere suddenly posted a video review recommendation or something. I see that the price for the Wonder Woman dorm is still $10 higher than the last one I sold so I'm tempted to go get a few at this one place I know has them at regular price because there's still enough of a spread to make some coin.

What is your selling platform?

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20 minutes ago, jeff_14 said:

Amazon Canada

Best Match really pushes your recent sellers (regardless of price) - Buyers will often buy the best match even if it is twice the best price.

It can be like hitting a mini lottery sometimes, so if you have a large quantity that starts hitting - Raise the prices and watch them fly!

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1 hour ago, jeff_14 said:

Just a random observation of something that's happened a few times now. Back in the summer I bought a whole bunch of the DC Super Heroes cheap sets on clearance and they sat on my shelves for months, unloved. Then yesterday one of the Wonder Woman dorm rooms sold, I raised the price $5, then another sold, raised the price $5, then the last one sold. Something similar happened around this time last year where I had 3 of the most recent pirate ships sit for months and then they all sold on the same weekend. Makes me wonder if some youtuber or mommy blogger somewhere suddenly posted a video review recommendation or something.

I believe it´s called Xmas.

Great to hear about the sales, though.

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2 minutes ago, Val-E said:

I believe it´s called Xmas.

Great to here about the sales, though.

I’m all for Christmas and sales are up, but I think there’s something more to a shelf clogger suddenly selling out in a day. The Best match feature mentioned above sounds like a likely suspect.

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On 11/16/2018 at 4:41 PM, jeff_14 said:

Just a random observation of something that's happened a few times now. Back in the summer I bought a whole bunch of the DC Super Heroes cheap sets on clearance and they sat on my shelves for months, unloved. Then yesterday one of the Wonder Woman dorm rooms sold, I raised the price $5, then another sold, raised the price $5, then the last one sold. Something similar happened around this time last year where I had 3 of the most recent pirate ships sit for months and then they all sold on the same weekend. Makes me wonder if some youtuber or mommy blogger somewhere suddenly posted a video review recommendation or something. I see that the price for the Wonder Woman dorm is still $10 higher than the last one I sold so I'm tempted to go get a few at this one place I know has them at regular price because there's still enough of a spread to make some coin.

Thanks for the heads up.  Selling over rrp on fleabay UK now.  Time to release the fleas.

I cleared a bit of Escort Girls sets from TRU when they were 1/2 price with GC offers.  I heard all the stinker probs with this theme but it had a nice niche feeling to it with a short life (+ decent combination of promos offer). 

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Here we go again. Sold my first Batman Scuttler this morning after months of no action, raised the price $10 and another one just sold and I raised the price again. I have 5 of these. I was really worried about the Lego Batman movie theme given how much has sat on shelves, but the retired sets have been moving for me. Last year when there was a shortage of Batmobiles and LowRiders before Christmas I was selling those regularly.

I find this phenomenon interesting because I am small scale, usually selling 2-3 sets a week outside of Christmas and its usually weeks or more between when a set sells and the same one sells again. Something in the water

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