The original belt listing had a $95 opening bid. It did not sell. The seller re-listed with a $75 opening bid and to my utter disbelief it sold. My hat is off to the seller. They found the only person in the world willing to spend $75 on that total piece of shit.
Finally, there were the three cans. The lot sold for $30. My opinion is that the winning bidder overpaid by 100%.
Coming back to eBay after an extended break is very difficult for me. I’ve lost the thick skin and perseverance that lets me wade through the shit, single-figures, assholes, and pure garbage. It was painful looking at the state of M.U.S.C.L.E. on eBay.
Thankfully there were two listings that were easy bright-spots.
The first auction, MUSCLE CLASS A FIGURE #145 LIGHT BLUE BLACK TOMAHAWK M.U.S.C.L.E., is a Class A #145 figure. Most importantly the listing starts at $0.99. We have seen the #145 figure show up many times. I wonder if this figure serves as an example of Class A price drop-off?
Many Master Set collectors may already own this figure. While the figure is certainly attractive, can it still demand a premium price? We’ll see – but I don’t expect it.
The second auction, MUSCLE CLASS A FIGURE #2 PURPLE BUFFALOMAN M.U.S.C.L.E., also starts at $0.99. And the Purple #2 figure has shown up many times too. I think Terri-Bull is popular enough that when a Class A version shows up it still demands a premium. I can see this ended at $50 or more.
The biggest problem with these two listings – $18 shipping?!? That’s crazy! The shipping is high enough that it could negatively influence the final price of both figures.