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What's up with Zoot's price lately?

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by karamazov80, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. karamazov80 New Member

    Didn't mean to imply that. However, what I did suggest was that the Zoot that went for 350 bucks or so a week or so ago was really strange, jumping up to a crazy price all of a sudden when up to that point, one rarely went over 115 or so. One logical explanation (though others could exist) would be that shill bidding was the cause. If that was the case (and again, it is all speculation based on an inability to understand other reasons. . .which was the purpose of this thread to begin with), then I thought that you might be benefiting from a potential shill bid from a week or so ago, as now bidders may think that that is Zoot's value, and are willing to bid for that price. Not that you are involved in shill bidding.

    In the final analysis, none of the complaining about price, selling practices, etc. really matters though. Sellers could only make profits off of shill bidding if somebody else out there (not those helping the seller) thought that an item was worth as much as it goes up to. So, though it sucks that a lot of us just can't pay that much, that is the market, and consumers always have the option of not paying.

    Didn't mean to insult you or anything though, PMK (or the guy who sold one for 350 last week, for that matter). Instead, I give you props on selling your Zoot at an opportune time! Good work paying attention to the game.
  2. unclematt Active Member

    What is the market price for an open one?
  3. Walterfego New Member

    I know I sold my red variant a number of years ago for around $100. Guess I should've held on. :)

    Actually, I'm just starting to dump all of my figs/sets over the next few weeks. I gots no more room! :smirk: It's been a long time coming though, and it was not an easy decision in the slightest. :(
  4. karamazov80 New Member

    I haven't seen an open Zoot for auction since the really crazy expensive in-box Zoot price from a week ago. The only one showing up on an eBay search for ended items is a yellow shirt that went for 102 dollars (plus 6 shipping) on August 8. Its funny that that now seems like a really acceptable price to me.

    Also, I saw a loose red shirt variant go a few weeks ago for about 50 bucks. However, I suspect that a loose Zoot now would get 150 dollars plus, though its hard to tell. It could also be that the brief furor over Zoot has ended, and that he is now worth what he was a couple of weeks ago.
  5. unclematt Active Member

    Was it opened?
  6. Walterfego New Member

    Nope. None of my Muppets stuff has ever been opened. Which now makes me happy, but in theory it's quite a sad statement.
  7. karamazov80 New Member

    How did you resist? Those beautiful creatures just beg to be released and posed! I could never have the will power to keep them contained.
  8. rexcrk Active Member

    haha me neither. When I first started I only got Gonzo 'cause he's my favorite and I was all "I'm NOT going to get into another toyline... but I need to get Gonzo 'cause he's my favorite character" then when Series 4 came along I had to get Mr. Samuel Arrow 'cause he was fantastic in Muppet Treasure Island. So while I was looking at them one day I said "Ah the heck with it, these are too nice to keep in the package" and the rest is history!

    By the way, I never keep anything sealed unless I get a double. In my eyes, that's not what toys are for :smirk: :rolleyes:
  9. unclematt Active Member

    I am totally with you, rexcrk
  10. TheJimHensonHour New Member

    Jim Henson, Zoot, & Lips.:cool:
    And good lord I open all of mine and I refuse to pay more than 50.00 for a figure that out of the box allready...taking them fresh out of the box is half the fun!
  11. unclematt Active Member

    I agree Mine are all posed
  12. CustomCreator New Member

    I got my Yellow Zoot in a "Mayhem lot" on Ebay which cost me like $50 maybe 8 months ago? It was only when it got to my house did I realize that he was missing his hat :( I am glad I have him, and I plan on adding a spare top hat from Steppin out Fozzie(ala Slash)

    I'm so glad I bought my Jim Henson at Wizard World Boston last year. Cool $20
    I actually just opened him today.
  13. unclematt Active Member

    Henson is the only one I have left in the box
  14. CustomCreator New Member

    I kept the box and stuff, I just couldn't see not adding him into my display loose. Ya kno? :zany:
  15. Davina Member

    sheesh.. we sold 2 extra zoots (one of each color) for $50 and $75 about a year ago... and thought that was a bit crazy then (since they'd cost us all of $11 at the store.. ) makes me want to go back and see if i can find anymore.. *laugh* though yikes.. i'd never spend that much on him.. esp right now with the MR stuff coming out...
  16. unclematt Active Member

    what MR stuff?
  17. Davina Member

    MR.. Master Replicas.. the photo Muppet posers...
  18. unclematt Active Member

    thanks for clearing that up
  19. karamazov80 New Member

    Thread resurrection! Just wanted to post that I finally got my yellow shirt zoot, over a year from the time that my hunt began. Now, I'm gonna have to sell my red shirt one to make back a bit of what I paid for him.

    Anyway, is good! :cool:
  20. rexcrk Active Member

    Congrats =D

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