What a day. I’m currently trying to get a complete scorponok g1 toy together. I was lucky enough to buy a body off a seller on eBay for a cheap price including postage. Now the hunt was on for all the bit and pieces. WOW, is all i can say for the cost on eBay and as i don’t have a large community of local options it was going to have to be that. I worked out it was going to cost me at least another $300+ to get all of his parts. Lord Zarak was going to be the thorn in my side as i was not going to fork out over $100 for a small piece of plastic so i could have a head.
Here comes the money.
And then comes one seller who decides that he is going to part out his almost complete scorponok on ebay. I somehow ended up finding one of his auctions during my nightly hour search on ebay. It was lucky for me as he had just put them up with 5 days left and starting price for all was 1 cent us. Postage was again going to be the killer as each item had $17 postage attached, so i enquired if he combined and Yes he did. Once finding this out i put on a small bid as to ensure that I didn’t start a bidding war and have to pay more that i could afford. I then added snipes to each of his auctions with a little more money. Then I waited and watched to see what would happen.
Each day passed and no one was bidding. I thought that this would be a steal and then two days out it started on the more scarce items. Scorponok`s helmet, gun,and one radar dish, lord zarak and 2 double cannons. Damn, this was not going my way. So with about 12 hours left before all the auctions started to end and before i was just about to go to sleep as it was 3am my time, I decided that it was all or nothing within reason. I knew what i could sort of spend and made a hunch that combined postage would be just that, one price for all bits. My final snipe prices were entered and i went to sleep.
I woke up 6 hours later and checked my mail to see if i had been outbid on more items, luckily enough no. so off to work i went and decided not to check my phone until after auctions ends, otherwise i would continue to go beyond my limit.
Time to find out
350pm i finally check ebay to see how i went.
scorponok body = win 1 cent
Scorponok gun = win $25 AU
Shield = win $15 AU
Fast track = win $11 AU
Dual cannons = win x2 $24
claw = win 1 cent
side gun = win 1 cent
fasttrack gun = win $23 AU
antenna 1 = win 1 cent
antenna 2 = win 1 cent
Antenna 3 = win 1 cent
Antenna 4 = win $11 AU
Scorponok Helmet = win $30 AU
Ramps x2 = win $30 AU
Leg Guards = win 1 cent (yippee)
Lord Zarak = loss went for $44 US
So not too bad 1 loss and 15 wins. I was most happy about some of the 1 centers as those bloody antenna would go for $30 and the leg guards, WOW. Must’ve been my day.
So with all that won and paid for my hunt is now only down to two items. Lord Zarak and the elevator. The elevator i’ll prob get for about $30 but Zarak will be a long war. In the meantime i might just buy a KO Zarak from a online friend for a lot cheaper than they selling on eBay. Just so i can have 1 complete Scorponok.
So now i’ll have two scorponok bodies and 1 lot of bits.
Until next time.