Sorry… war & Peace………………
Over the last year or so I have been selling my old collection, got cancer so decide to sell old stuff to fund new figure and other scaled figures.
Mostly Dragon/DID/Hot Toys, all in box most never opened. People do like the “mint in box”
Also factor in, are you after a quick sale or a slow sale, i still have figure up a year on, they still sell, just demand is slow. I look at selling site to gauge price figure selling at, then make a call on what I would be happy getting.
Sometime party out a figure as I see bits selling for more/faster. Rare as extra listing hassle/time involved, but has proven profitable, especially rare weapons, they can go for silly money, I just then bundle uniform and bitz together.
Selling the right desirable figure helps. Napoleonic/Rorks Drift, DID & Dragon flew out - massive interest selling for £200+. Even had nice people email me making an offer to & help take figure of my hands - roll eyes.
Always have a quick look online see what figures in your collection are going for high £££££ I would keep those in boxes. Less profitable ones strip down/throw boxes.
Regarding buying - depends on price and how much I want figure. I’m more interested in a boxed figure tbh. I do bid on no-box but has to be a low price. I see kitbash/diorama figures up for sale for high £££. Leaves me cold l’m afraid - not really willing to spend high £££ on that type of thing, do my own, or spend £100+ on brand new in box figure like the new DAMTOYS DEA (drool)
Summary: in box sells best. Check collection for high value figures, keep these in box. All the other stuff your call, strip boxes on figures you don’t like or are of low value. End of day your collection do what you want.
all the best sorting this out