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    Dec 14, 2007, 10:03 AM - Predictions on sales of MR V2? #1

    History has shown that almost every single saber ends up dropping in value, lingering on ebay for abuot half-retail, sells completely out, then usually bounces back in value.

    For example, OB1 ROTS:

    Some paid $369 from MR.
    Within a year it could be had for $200.
    Now it's creeping toward $300.

    Another example, QGJ. Now it can be found on ebay for under $200. Who knows what next year will portend?

    Soooooo....who's leaping right on the V2, who's waiting? Damned if I'll pay top dollar, but if I miss this and it becomes the next OB ANH or BD Maul, I'm gonna kill myself. I suspect that it won't sell well except to a few hundred hardcore fans, but what do I know.

    Are you getting it right away?

    Do you think it'll sell?
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    Dec 14, 2007, 12:05 PM - Re: Predictions on sales of MR V2? #2

    I've been kicking this around for a while too....

    To buy or not to buy, that is the question.... And like good old Ben said:

    "You must do what you feel is right, of course."

    I'm in..... If (when) it drops, my post will still be here to say i told you so.
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    Dec 14, 2007, 12:06 PM - Re: Predictions on sales of MR V2? #3

    I may be wrong, but the MR weathered and as first built by have held values........
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    Dec 14, 2007, 12:09 PM - Re: Predictions on sales of MR V2? #4

    Nope your right... The main victims are that of the ROTS line. They've almost all seemed to have dipped.
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    Dec 14, 2007, 12:28 PM - Re: Predictions on sales of MR V2? #5

    They held over time, yes, but there is always an inital drop...I remember Dooku and Windu sabers for $150. Then they were gone. Now they're two, three times that.

    So buy it now, or wait but risk missing out entirely and paying after market...? If it's a hit, how fast will 1500 sabers go? If it sells slow, how long will 1500 sabers linger in the bargain bin?

    Sigh. I hate gambling.
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    Dec 14, 2007, 1:16 PM - Re: Predictions on sales of MR V2? #6

    The Mara Jade is pretty recent and it's more than held it's value. It was a more limited release though.
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    Dec 14, 2007, 1:54 PM - Re: Predictions on sales of MR V2? #7

    jariksolo4 said: View Post
    The Mara Jade is pretty recent and it's more than held it's value. It was a more limited release though.
    Yeah, what an anomaly. I can't believe there are 750 people in the world who want to have whats-her-name's signature on a fan-made lightsaber from a playing card game. Bizarre.
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    Dec 14, 2007, 2:08 PM - Re: Predictions on sales of MR V2? #8

    The Luke v2 is my all-time favorite Lightsaber, I got it right as it was released and will not regret it at all if it dropped even to $100. Some pieces are just that important to you....
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    Dec 14, 2007, 3:01 PM - Re: Predictions on sales of MR V2? #9

    cayman shen said: View Post
    Yeah, what an anomaly. I can't believe there are 750 people in the world who want to have whats-her-name's signature on a fan-made lightsaber from a playing card game. Bizarre.
    yeah my thoughts and why i didnt get it, i can live without some fake whatever EU saber but not sure id want to pass on the must have v2...i will be monitoring this one carefully to ensure i dont miss out, and to not overpay as best as i can...
    im super mad i got my han ee for 399 just to see other sites selling them for 300- a couple months later(still dont believe these are readily available)
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    Dec 14, 2007, 3:01 PM - Re: Predictions on sales of MR V2? #10

    cayman shen said: View Post
    Yeah, what an anomaly. I can't believe there are 750 people in the world who want to have whats-her-name's signature on a fan-made lightsaber from a playing card game. Bizarre.
    The signature was added as a surprise. I think the die hard fans want it because of the EU history of the character. I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with what's her name or a playing card game.
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    Dec 14, 2007, 5:08 PM - Re: Predictions on sales of MR V2? #11

    sycor said: View Post
    The signature was added as a surprise. I think the die hard fans want it because of the EU history of the character. I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with what's her name or a playing card game.
    I'm getting a custom luke V2 with Crystal Focus built, so I'm gonna pass on this one. Just having a hilt that doesn't light hasn't ever made sense to me...
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    Dec 14, 2007, 5:39 PM - Re: Predictions on sales of MR V2? #12

    I here you Aluke, but there are certain sabers that you just can't live without. This is definitely one of them.

    I went ahead. I plan to eventually get a couple Graflexs to convert them into Luke's so I'll need a V2 to complete the set.
    I couldn't let this one slip through my hands like all the others. This saber will be buried with me.
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    Dec 14, 2007, 6:10 PM - Re: Predictions on sales of MR V2? #13

    As someone who came to the game late and missed out on a lot of the deals that existed on the items I want a few years back, I am jumping on the v2 and getting the SE from MR directly. It's one of the few sabers I would classify as must have, and will give me what may very well be my ONLY sig edition saber (unless I get lucky and finda Mace or Dooku).

    I don't like paying MR prices, but I figure with it being the last they are producing due to license issues, better to just get it and bite the bullet now then to miss out later.

    -GoldLdr

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