$ Price Check $ Is play set restoration worth it, before listing?

elphaba

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Hello all! Been a while.

I have a couple of G1 play sets I wanted to list, but I can’t decide how much effort to put in to get them in as great of shape as possible. How much is worth it? For example, I have a Megan’s Place that’s super yellowed and the stickers are also darkened over time. I could try mixing up some retro brite but the stickers....? And there’s not a ton of accessories to go with it... and not many sold to compare pricing with. Lol also I’m worried if I figured out a way to clean up those stickers (seems doubtful) and it looked really good... I might want to keep it!

Fiddle with it and try for some higher price, and what is that price? Or wipe it down and let it go for cheap?

also if anyone knows how to clean up those papery stickers....

-elph
 
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Tak

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Personally, with shipping costs as high as they are, it’s hard to break even selling playsets, especially larger ones. I, personally, would just sell as is. Now, certain accessories are really hard to find... they might make it worthwhile to at least glue stickers back down. Yellowing takes effort to fix, though. I’d still sell as is, but check out your included accessories and it might be worthwhile.
 

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Personally, with shipping costs as high as they are, it’s hard to break even selling playsets, especially larger ones. I, personally, would just sell as is. Now, certain accessories are really hard to find... they might make it worthwhile to at least glue stickers back down. Yellowing takes effort to fix, though. I’d still sell as is, but check out your included accessories and it might be worthwhile.
I agree with @Tak. I’d definitely check out the accessories value as those are a lot cheaper to ship. I had a old g1 nursery a while back and I ended up just selling the accessories separately and sold the actual playset for under $10 USD. But if you like to restore things, I say go for it!
 
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