So I somehow have gotten onto Hakes mailing list. Got their large catalog about a month ago, which is a very cool read and look if you can get one. 250+ pages of cool pop culture/political items. As I was looking through it, saw in a small little picture an item that I have been looking out for for some time - the Buck Rogers Star Searcher vehicle in box. Unusued and unplayed with.
So ,what the heck - put in a bid, a low one for what they have gone for in the past, and forgot about it. Yesterday, what do you know, got an email saying I won the auction:
This item is a retooled Micronauts playset that was just redone to fit into the Buck Rogers line. Last one I saw on Ebay sold for over $650, so I am very happy I got it for half of that.
This is the third time that I have bid on something from either an auction house online auction or an auction house itself. All three times I got the item, two times for a really low price. I highly recommend monitoring these sites - if you put in a bid and just let it ride, you can be suprised how often you might just get the piece. I guess these places don't get as much traffic as Ebay, so you can find the occasional diamond in the rough cheaply.