The two examples of this poster I bought from ebay on a 99p start. So they weren't listed at anything exorbitant - it was an honest-to-goodness auction in the truest sense of the word whereby both posters found their market value at very similar sums.
So, I didn't make a mistake at all. (I had bought that poster as an attempt at leverage to tempt someone else's posters away from them - this ploy didn't work though.) I was however thinking that with the enthusiastic buying souls over at emp, it would have run away a bit.
Anyway, British posters to be sold in the UK from here on in.
Simon, The problem I have with the bay is you don't know who your bidding against! You may just be bidding against yourself if the seller has his, brother , uncle, sister, friend, second ID, chasing it up. It happens on a daily basis, and that's just the ones I see doing it. So even prices attained on the bay may not be accurate.
I bid on one of those D/B's on the Bay, but bailed when the prices got silly, and I will pay more than most for a text only poster..
The rule will always be, buy for enjoyment. If your going to buy for profit, you must really know your market, and if stuff goes too high move on to the next poster. Dealers will never pay top Dollar. I know dealers who have and they have been stuck with the same stuff for years, unable to sell.. I could post loads of examples, but that's another thread.