I really didn’t want to do it, but I just couldn’t find a local buyer for the Eternia playset. There were plenty of window shoppers but no one followed through. So, I reluctantly ended up listing this on eBay. Here’s why I say “reluctantly” — if this sells for my reserve of $750.00, I will have to pay eBay fees upwards of $80-90. EBay charges around 9% for items that sell for up to $1,000.00, and they also charge a fee on the total price which includes shipping fees. This playset is HUGE and HEAVY, so shipping it could cost $75-100 — that’s money I don’t make, but I will have to pay eBay’s commission for regardless. Ugh.
I’ll be glad to send this set to a collector who will enjoy it and put it together. It really is impressive, I just don’t have the space for something this size, plus I am in a deep, deep hole with my collecting budget at the moment, no thanks to Mondo and their Planet of the Apes series (two down, four to go)!
Man, I could totally see that all put together and just sitting on my coffee table. 😉 I’m in the same boat as you. A new video card for my Mac stripped any chance of collecting for some time and I’m only one down with five to go on my Apes posters!
At least posters are easy to store. I could probably store 2,500 movie posters in the space this Eternia box occupies.
Rob Meyer says
Man I love this toy! Can you imagine being the lucky kid that got this thing when it first came out?
Sadly I don’t have the money or the room to display this either… but I’d love to own one someday.
Good luck on the sale!
Thanks Rob! It really is hard to see in photos how big this set is. I’d be happy to display just one of those side towers, but if you assemble all three of them with the monorails, you need half a room!
Dang – I’m so jealous. I both want this and also want one to have to sell. So really I’d need two. And I’d like to find them for a dirt cheap.
How heavy is that thing though? I sell a lot of heavy things on eBay and it’s never that bad. I ship parcel though. I shipped a stereo receiver all the way to Alaska that weighed around 20 pounds, and it only cost $28. I was sweating about that thing though. Guy paid $100 for it and I’m shipping it parcel across the country in December when Alaska was literally “iced in” and the post office told me it might sit on a boat for 60 days before it gets there. I thought for sure it would arrive broken or not arrive at all, but he got it and he’s happy. Now why he wanted or is happy about dropping $100 for an old 1995 Kenwood receiver is another story…
This thing is around 22lbs, and the box will be borderline for parcel post shipping according to the USPS website (32x32x12). The last time I bought a large box at the UPS store was for a guitar, and that set me back over $30 with the packing materials.
How much do you want for it all in postage the lot?
It’s going to sell for far more than your reserve price. That is my expectation.
15 hours left and your reserve was met. 29 bids from a bunch of different bidders. It’s going to blow up now. I’ve got the popcorn ready. Watching this auction is pure entertainment.
Now that’s a great way to start my Monday. Thanks Russ!
Congratulations on the sale. I was surprised to see it end on an even number.
Usually it’s always some uneven amount.
Thanks Russ. I’m pretty pleased with the final price, and I’m even more pleased that it went to a bidder who actually paid immediately. I had a lot of inquiries and thought for sure I was going to have to relist this item after going through eBay’s arbitration process.
I put up the Snake Mountain and Fright Zone last night, but if you want Greyskull, give me a holler. 😉
Too many expenses going on right now and while business has picked back up it was slow through the holiday season. I appreciate that though.
Chris Boscia says
I’m sure the answer is yes, but did you sell it yet?
Afraid so. Eternia has left the building.