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I must, I must, I must decrease my busts!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Prince Caspian, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. OK, I think tonight is the night I finally throw in the towel on my Holiday Busts.

    Many Christmases ago, one of the gifts were holiday busts -- technically, only the human male ones were busts, the others were full statues. They were the different characters from the UO mythos -- Shamino, Dupre, Mondain and so forth.

    Being the dummy I've proven myself to be many times, I decided that these were a good speculation item. I collected dozens upon dozens of them. In fact I've got a chest of just these things, in every color, with virtually every name.

    Surely I'd be rich!

    I wasn't. And yes, I'll stop calling you Shirley.

    As of today, nearly 5 years later, these things still aren't worth zilch. I routinely see them for sale for 1k or lower.

    I've been holding out hope for years these things would be worth SOMETHING, but I'm finally starting to clue into the fact they never will. I guess because people just don't like them -- the pastels aren't exactly in line with most coloring schemes, and they seem to be met with scorn when you try to sell them to other players.

    So tonight I'm gonna finally throw them all out. Can't decide whether to drop them at the bank or what.

    Someone once told me, as far as rares, when you part with them, you have two options. You can gift them to somebody, and do them a favor. Or you can destroy the item (ie throwing it in the trash) and do a favor to collectors the shard over by making their inventory more valuable.
     
  2. Uriah Heep

    Uriah Heep Crazed Zealot
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    I hate the trash idea...
    When something is gone, it's gone forever.
    Make a new player happy, or a poor one, or a semi collector
    scatter em over Luna bank and Brit Bank.

    Just a suggestion :)
     
  3. Tazar

    Tazar Guest

    Odds are that within 120 days of you getting rid of them, they'll be valuable as a spring-cleaning turn-in or something!

    It's just one of those Murphy's Laws.
     
  4. Gheed

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    I am having the same debate w/my roughly 2000 pieces of special hued armor for the invasions and 1200 slime dyed assorted furniture deeds.... I really need to set up a vendor for those.
     
  5. Riply

    Riply Lore Keeper
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    Well I hope you did not toss them yet. You should check out the rares forum and check the sticky thier labled collctibles and holiday gifts. In that post they break down the rarities of the names of the xmas statues and thier are some rare named busts. I think about 6 or 7 of those for example Duryn, Hantham, etc and collectors will pay 5 million or more for those rarer names to complete thier collections. If thier the color white on any of the named xmas statues thier also worth holding onto regardless of the name.
    Otherwise its possible you could be trashing some really good items and could cash in.
     
  6. Gheed

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    You would be very suprised at what those busts are worth. If you are on a well populated shard it could be that someone else collecting a set is looking for a few final busts they don't have. Maybe they just want one of a certain name or color. Try setting up a vendor with some of your most some of your duplicates. I mean you arent going to make billions. But if you priced then @10k or so... and had several I bet you could make a nice chunk of money.