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    Oct 23, 2006, 2:40 PM - Ebay Armor Worth It? #1

    I found this armor set on ebay while looking for a cheap set that I could possibly use for this halloween... would this set be worth it?
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  2. Oct 23, 2006, 2:44 PM - Re: Ebay Armor Worth It? #2

    It Dosent look that great to me but the price is cheap. Then again there is always that saying "you get what you pay for" It should be fine for a jango fett.... and once painted you can always re-sell on ebay and get your money back
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    Oct 23, 2006, 2:46 PM - Re: Ebay Armor Worth It? #3

    Hey Germ. It's strange - the armor has the butt plate but not the cod, so you would have to make that yourself. The diamond is also not finished. The armor needs all the battle damage added too.

    Not to knock the seller. but I would just cut it and build it myself probably (or use the trashcan armor method). You will have to do that to make the cod anyway. I honestly don't think it would take that much more time to do it all. But that's just me maybe...
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    Oct 23, 2006, 3:02 PM - Re: Ebay Armor Worth It? #4

    it looks like it's heated up and bent sintra, i.e. not formed. the price is cheap, but that same thing could be done easily enough at home.

    it all depends on what you're going for. $35 isn't much in the grand scale of fetting, but if you're scratch building other parts, the armor there wouldn't be much more work.
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    Oct 23, 2006, 3:03 PM - Re: Ebay Armor Worth It? #5

    Um, I could be wrong, but I dont think its ok to post ebay links that are not your stuff.
    Hey, I was right! That NEVER happens! Just ask my wife.

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    Oct 23, 2006, 3:07 PM - Re: Ebay Armor Worth It? #6

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    Um, I could be wrong, but I dont think its ok to post ebay links that are not your stuff.

    Roger That
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    Oct 23, 2006, 3:07 PM - Re: Ebay Armor Worth It? #7

    LIVE AUCTIONS

    Do not post or discuss live or pending auctions under any circumstances. Should you find an item coming up for bid that you think would be of interest to fellow members, save the images and related information until AFTER the auction has closed.Posting information and/or links to a live online auction (i.e. Ebay, Yahoo!, etc) is prohibited except when you are the seller in the auction. In this case you are advertising your auction to other potentially interested parties on at TDH.
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    Oct 25, 2006, 12:10 PM - Re: Ebay Armor Worth It? #8

    Quote Laan said: View Post
    Um, I could be wrong, but I dont think its ok to post ebay links that are not your stuff.
    Hey, I was right! That NEVER happens! Just ask my wife.

    LIVE AUCTIONS
    Do not post or discuss live or pending auctions under any circumstances. Should you find an item coming up for bid that you think would be of interest to fellow members, save the images and related information until AFTER the auction has closed.Posting information and/or links to a live online auction (i.e. Ebay, Yahoo!, etc) is prohibited except when you are the seller in the auction. In this case you are advertising your auction to other potentially interested parties on at TDH.
    thanks for letting me know... but just out curiousity.. why? =/
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    Oct 25, 2006, 12:27 PM - Re: Ebay Armor Worth It? #9

    I dont know, I think it's because my wife wants to be rigth all the time. Even when she is wrong, she sticks to her guns. Oh man, that is irritating. Oh wait, thats not what you wanted .

    On the live auction thing, well, think of it like this... you see it, you want it, but you post the link, more people see it, and want it. Something that WAS in your price range could easily get out of control and you wont be able to get it. But I am sure that is one of many reasons.
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    Oct 25, 2006, 12:31 PM - Re: Ebay Armor Worth It? #10

    Quote Laan said: View Post
    On the live auction thing, well, think of it like this... you see it, you want it, but you post the link, more people see it, and want it. Something that WAS in your price range could easily get out of control and you wont be able to get it. But I am sure that is one of many reasons.
    You also get people bumping up the price and other child like things. What you can do is post a picture and ask what everybody thinks.
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    Oct 25, 2006, 12:41 PM - Re: Ebay Armor Worth It? #11

    Quote asok said: View Post
    You also get people bumping up the price and other child like things. What you can do is post a picture and ask what everybody thinks.
    I hate it when people do that. Thats why I keep auctions that I am interested in to myself.
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    Oct 25, 2006, 2:32 PM - Re: Ebay Armor Worth It? #12

    haha, thats understandable i guess.. lucky for me im not too interested anymore =) I decided to make my entire Boba from cardboard (completely inspired by Honus). I just finished the armor and it looks much better than what i might have bought on ebay. So far, i've finished the helmet, armor, jumpsuit, girth belt, and few other odds and ends having spent only $15!

    ... now, if only i had the talent to make a jetback...
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    Oct 25, 2006, 3:09 PM - Re: Ebay Armor Worth It? #13

    Buy some sintra (expanded pvc) and down load the armor templates from TDH and you can make it yourself.
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    Oct 25, 2006, 4:35 PM - Re: Ebay Armor Worth It? #14

    There is a guy on ebay that sells fiberglass kits, and they are pretty good for the price.
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    Oct 25, 2006, 4:40 PM - Re: Ebay Armor Worth It? #15

    15 bucks that's incredible! got any pictures? I'm thinking of going the cardboard route for my helmet, at least to start.
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    Oct 25, 2006, 6:58 PM - Re: Ebay Armor Worth It? #16

    Quote Germ said: View Post
    haha, thats understandable i guess.. lucky for me im not too interested anymore =) I decided to make my entire Boba from cardboard (completely inspired by Honus). I just finished the armor and it looks much better than what i might have bought on ebay. So far, i've finished the helmet, armor, jumpsuit, girth belt, and few other odds and ends having spent only $15!

    ... now, if only i had the talent to make a jetback...
    How bout some pics mate?
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    Oct 25, 2006, 6:59 PM - Re: Ebay Armor Worth It? #17

    pics would be nice
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    Oct 26, 2006, 8:38 AM - Re: Ebay Armor Worth It? #18

    no pics at the moment... unfortunately i didn't bring my camera with me to college. I might be able to get a friend to take some pics of my costume. =)
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    Oct 26, 2006, 10:29 PM - Re: Ebay Armor Worth It? #19

    Germ you wouldnt happen to be talking about my auctions would you?
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    Oct 27, 2006, 12:31 PM - Re: Ebay Armor Worth It? #20

    Quote CanadianFett said: View Post
    Germ you wouldnt happen to be talking about my auctions would you?
    haha, no. but if you're the same CanadianFett I have look at your stuff, unfortunately its all just out of my price range. =(
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    Oct 28, 2006, 5:14 PM - Re: Ebay Armor Worth It? #21

    Well my advice is to start cutting up a garbage can then. You really can make some decent armor that way!

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