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Re: how to display them better

Postby datguy86 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:05 pm

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Erailea wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:
Erailea wrote:You can always check out antique & consignment store. Sometimes you can find great stuff for cheap. I found a nice wooden bedside table for $20 a week or two ago. Has a few scratches but nothing all that noticeable and it was way cheaper than anything of similar quality at a general retailer.

You'll probably have more luck finding stuff at cheap prices at a general consignment store than an antique one, simply because, generally speaking, antique dealers know how to price things / can better advise their sellers. But you never know. Sometimes you can find real treasures at antique stores too, especially now with the antique market being all but dead.


With all due respect, the question was about how to display TFs better, not cheaper. Everyone's tastes are different and you're entitled to yours, but I think antique furniture is not a good way to display Transformers. Hummel figurines, Precious Moments figures, maybe a glass menagerie, but not Transformers. Especially something like a bedside table that offers no protection. If you've invested a lot of money in your collection and you want it to look good and be somewhat protected, don't cheap out on the display.


Ah... is there a reason for going into a full on spat? I gave a bedside table of an example of something I got that looked really nice, is made of wood and is cheap. No where did I mention I got it for my collection.

If you'd ever entered a decent quality antique store before you'd know you can get really, really nice display cases and shelving at them. With and without glass doors. So... seriously, quit with the attitude. The comment was unnecessary.

If you can get a nice quality display case at an antique store, made of actual wood, why go with something cost the same that's press-board? That is all I was getting at. If he doesn't like the stuff then he doesn't like, doesn't mean I can't cay say "hey, this is out there too" in case they didn't think about it.

Jeez.


I'm fairly fond of hitting antique and thrift stores for shelving. You can run into some really good hutches with perfect display up top and storage space down below for things like Masterpiece or "higher grade" characters. Also, some of those slightly used tables make for cheap ways to get a battlefield going. Cyberverse, I'm looking at you.
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Re: how to display them better

Postby redoutlander » Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:20 pm

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Erailea wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:
Erailea wrote:You can always check out antique & consignment store. Sometimes you can find great stuff for cheap. I found a nice wooden bedside table for $20 a week or two ago. Has a few scratches but nothing all that noticeable and it was way cheaper than anything of similar quality at a general retailer.

You'll probably have more luck finding stuff at cheap prices at a general consignment store than an antique one, simply because, generally speaking, antique dealers know how to price things / can better advise their sellers. But you never know. Sometimes you can find real treasures at antique stores too, especially now with the antique market being all but dead.


With all due respect, the question was about how to display TFs better, not cheaper. Everyone's tastes are different and you're entitled to yours, but I think antique furniture is not a good way to display Transformers. Hummel figurines, Precious Moments figures, maybe a glass menagerie, but not Transformers. Especially something like a bedside table that offers no protection. If you've invested a lot of money in your collection and you want it to look good and be somewhat protected, don't cheap out on the display.


Ah... is there a reason for going into a full on spat? I gave a bedside table of an example of something I got that looked really nice, is made of wood and is cheap. No where did I mention I got it for my collection.

If you'd ever entered a decent quality antique store before you'd know you can get really, really nice display cases and shelving at them. With and without glass doors. So... seriously, quit with the attitude. The comment was unnecessary.

If you can get a nice quality display case at an antique store, made of actual wood, why go with something cost the same that's press-board? That is all I was getting at. If he doesn't like the stuff then he doesn't like, doesn't mean I can't cay say "hey, this is out there too" in case they didn't think about it.

Jeez.



He did say "With all do respect" so it's legal. ;)

I've just been using a bookshelf for my Prime figures. I've had plans to make a glass enclosed "battle scene", but I never got around to working out the details.
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