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Lucky Dragon--how Much Do You Think It's Worth?


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#1 laurendmb

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 10:45 AM

There's a Lucky Dragon on eBay that I'm thinking about making an offer on. The Solids database says it's worth about $350. Do you think that's accurate? Let me know, I don't want to pay too much for it.

Lauren

#2 butterflies1219

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 01:10 PM

Is it mint in both boxes, full of perfume? Or what does it have with it?

#3 laurendmb

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 03:56 PM

QUOTE(butterflies1219 @ Mar 24 2010, 01:10 PM)
Is it mint in both boxes, full of perfume? Or what does it have with it?

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Yeah, sorry, I should have clarified. It's "new" in both boxes, supposedly untouched, including the fragrance. I could post a link to the auction but I'm not sure that's allowed on these forums.

Thanks.


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Posted 24 March 2010 - 04:37 PM

Years ago someone told me something that I've never forgotten . . .

We were talking about houses, but I apply it to all things I buy.

"Things are only worth what someone wants to pay for it"

The questions you have to ask yourself to make the right choice are:

Do you want to pay the retail price because you think it's rare and of such good quality that it will appreciate over time, or at least hold it's value? dry.gif

Or do you think if you buy it for $350.00 and then you see it at a lower price in a few days, weeks or months will you be sick about it? sad.gif

Or are you asking if anyone here has bought it cheaper recently and if so, do you think you don't have to pay the asking price? ph34r.gif

Or are you worried that if you don't buy this one right now, you'll never see another one? blink.gif

#5 daisy

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 06:21 PM

Hi Lauren

I paid for my dragon about $190, it does contain perfume but came without its boxes.

Looking at ebay at the moment I think I paid a reasonable price. I personally wouldn't pay $350.00 even with boxes. But as Sandra says it just depends how much it is worth to you. There does seem to be a few of these popping up at the minute though, so I wouldn't panic buy as they say!!

It is a very stunning solid though, I love it, looks beautiful with the pagoda.

Some of the older members may remember a thread by Lisa about the positioning of the dragons cloud biggrin.gif I'd had it a good couple of weeks before I stopped focusing on it laugh.gif



#6 butterflies1219

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 07:54 PM

There's also a saying that You never think about how much you paid for your favorite compact only think about the compact you didn't purchase!!

(That is from Roselyn Gerson's Estee collector's compact guide. Sorry it's not the exact quote as I don't have the book here.)

It is so true. Once I get my compacts, I never think about how much I paid, but I always think and fuss over the one I didn't or couldn't get! laugh.gif


I would think of a max amount you would like to pay for it, say $300, then offer a lower amount say $225 then see what they come back with. It's almost like buying a house in that respect. Ultimately you have to decide what it is worth to you and give it a little time. Maybe another in the group has one they would sell for a better price than $350 or ya'll speak up if that's a great price and I'm out of line for suggesting offering less. unsure.gif

#7 laurendmb

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 08:19 PM

Yes, I am quite fearful that I won't be able to find the lucky dragon in this condition again. After all, it's the only filled lucky dragon on ebay with both boxes, and there aren't any recently completed listings that are both filled and with both boxes/all documentation. It seems to be very difficult to find this compact in that kind of condition.

I think I'll make an offer and see what happens. Thanks for the advice guys!


Lauren


#8 butterflies1219

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 08:22 PM

Good Luck! smile.gif

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 06:50 PM

Hi Lauren

Did you get the dragon???? smile.gif

Sharon




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