Got an extra $30,000 lying around?

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    Got an extra $30,000 lying around?

    So, I am at a local costume shop today buying a viking helmet for a party (that is a whole story in itself ) and I look up in a corner to see the below pictured stormtrooper. My brain got to working and I wondered if they knew what they really had and, could I score a bargin here. I approach the clerk and say, "Is that for sale?". She replied, "maybe, for the right price. We would be talking into five figures." Pardon me?, I responded. I explained to her it was the Don Post statue. She told me, "See, this is prototype armor and it was actually used in the movie STAR WARS. Because of that, I could not let it go for less than $25,000 to $30,000". I took my son's hand and shook my head in disgust as we left the store. Without spending any money I might add. What in the **** is wrong with people?

    Sorry for the bad pic....cell phone.
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    formerly Tk5019 Mr. No Stripes's Avatar
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    Re: Got an extra $30,000 lying around?

    wow... that is simply retarded
    Maybe she got gypt out of her money... maybe someone told her that it was used in Star Wars... and she paid that much for it. Other than that or she was blatantly lying to you to make a sale. Its amazing how ignorant people can be... or just blittering idiots... Prototype used in the movie? really?

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    Re: Got an extra $30,000 lying around?

    Personally - I just can't give the benefit of the doubt to people like that anymore. I think she's simply looking for a fool. There's no way she couldn't know what it's really worth being a merchant with the likes of Google on every computer, cell phone, or PDA. Anyone who operates a business will research what they can or can't sell an item for. Furthermore, she would have done so before she even took into her store. No one is that retarded. She's looking to jack someone's checkbook is all. It's disgusting to say the least

    Even to a collector, those things aren't even worth what they originally sold for (upwards of $10K). Realistically, mint with papers I haven't seen one go for more than $3800 in the recent past
    FP

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    Re: Got an extra $30,000 lying around?

    I'd go back, ask for some paperwork, and give her a reasonable offer. Like $1,500 and see how she responds.
    Just to mess with her.

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    Re: Got an extra $30,000 lying around?

    The funny thing is, one day someone will probably walk in there and buy it. Because people are...stupid.

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    Re: Got an extra $30,000 lying around?

    I agree she was looking for a dumb person with money

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    Re: Got an extra $30,000 lying around?

    Remeber, you were checking if she thought it was worth less and trying to get a deal.

    Hageling is one thing, buy when the factor of 10 is diffrent it is pretty stupid.

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    Re: Got an extra $30,000 lying around?

    I agree with suspect86, go back and ask for the papers as it 'is a prototype used in the movie'. Very funny.

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    Re: Got an extra $30,000 lying around?

    Nah...don't even waste your time going back to the store. Someone like that wouldn't even give an informed customer the time of day on that item. As was said, she's looking for a fool. Damned shame how some peoples brains operate.

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    Re: Got an extra $30,000 lying around?

    I say this is a good thing as you can now buy an FX stormie stick it on a manny pose it up and take it in and say " this was used in the movie but i only want half what your asking" and see if she wants to buy it , i would guess you would make a slight profit

    But seroiusly dont waste your time going back dude

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    Re: Got an extra $30,000 lying around?

    Actually the clerk was wrong anyway, I talked to Michael Foy himself and he said the suit was not for sale... period, only a display.

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    Re: Got an extra $30,000 lying around?

    TLobe00 said: View Post
    Actually the clerk was wrong anyway, I talked to Michael Foy himself and he said the suit was not for sale... period, only a display.
    I think Mr. Foy should talk to his staff then. Maybe even educate them a bit before they run their jibs about things beyond their knowledge.

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    Re: Got an extra $30,000 lying around?

    quite possibly... Mike Foy does a great job at providing random odds and ends you can't find everywhere, but his staff doesn't always have the knowledge that he does.

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    Re: Got an extra $30,000 lying around?

    Bean! I know what we can do! I will send you back the TK lid you sold me and you take it back in there and sell it to the fool for **Wait for it*** One BILLION DOLLARS!!!!! (I'll give you a cut, say $20???)

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    Re: Got an extra $30,000 lying around?

    Boomer Fett said: View Post
    Bean! I know what we can do! I will send you back the TK lid you sold me and you take it back in there and sell it to the fool for **Wait for it*** One BILLION DOLLARS!!!!! (I'll give you a cut, say $20???)
    YES!! We'll tell them FX Helmet stands for "FILM X-TRA" and ask for $52,749.62. Maybe a little more because of the adjustable helmet liner....

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    Re: Got an extra $30,000 lying around?

    butterbean said: View Post
    YES!! We'll tell them FX Helmet stands for "FILM X-TRA" and ask for $52,749.62. Maybe a little more because of the adjustable helmet liner....
    I am liking your devious mind MUWAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!! (you still only get $20 but I will cover shipping...))

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    TR 4059 said: View Post
    The funny thing is, one day someone will probably walk in there and buy it. Because people are...stupid.
    yup i agree, especially with cars people buy cars even if there way over priced

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    Re: Got an extra $30,000 lying around?

    So any way what would the real price for something like that be????

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    Re: Got an extra $30,000 lying around?

    $1500 Tops

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    Re: Got an extra $30,000 lying around?

    Someone needs to go in there wearing a set of TK armor, and say, "My dad bought this off of a guy who worked on set back in 77..." see how she would respond to that, if she doesn't believe ya, than say..."yep, about as convincing of a story that you gave me!"

    Either that or walk in there as Fett doing something similar.

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    Re: Got an extra $30,000 lying around?

    lol, I go in there every once in a while, that would be hilarious... "Yep, Temuera Morrison gave me his costume right off the set, fits me like a glove too."

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    Re: Got an extra $30,000 lying around?

    Satxer said: View Post
    Someone needs to go in there wearing a set of TK armor, and say, "My dad bought this off of a guy who worked on set back in 77..." see how she would respond to that, if she doesn't believe ya, than say..."yep, about as convincing of a story that you gave me!"

    Either that or walk in there as Fett doing something similar.
    that's what i was thinking

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    Re: Got an extra $30,000 lying around?

    You should go back with your local 501 garrison and say "how much was that stormtrooper again"

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