Today's post is contributed by Amanda Moak, an expert on finding and selling Legos and minifigs on eBay. Amanda is an active member of the eBay Stay at Home Mom's group on Facebook.
When it comes to selling Legos on eBay, minifigs are the cream of the crop. A minifig is the term used to describe the little Lego figures or people. Believe it or not minifigs are some of the most valuable and sought after Lego items. The most common minifig buyer is the collector. There are collectors all over the world that seek out and purchase particular minifigs for their collections. Lego sets are constantly being discontinued which makes some minifigs hard to find and extremely valuable.
Star Wars themed minifigs are the most valuable and sought after. The average price for a common Star Wars minifig ranges from $5.00-$15.00 each, while some of the rare ones fetch $60.00-$100.00 each.
Castle and Pirate minifigs, from the 1980’s and 1990’s, are also highly sought after and quite valuable. Minifigs from these themes sell for $4.00-$8.00 each.
Aside from Star Wars, Castle and Pirate minifigs there are various other minifigs you may come across. Such themes include Town, City, Islander, Western, Indian and many more. On average these minifigs sell for $1.00-$3.00 each and sometimes more based on the rarity.
Minifigs have an incredibly high profit margin and you can typically pick them up cheaply in lots at yard sales and thrift stores. Check out Amanda's ebook, Bricks to Riches, where she shares more of her expertise on selling in the Lego minifig niche.
Amanda Moak and her husband Nate live in Gastonia, NC and have been selling Legos on eBay since 2005. To date they have sold over 3,000 pounds and over 5,000 minifigs. In 2009 Amanda quit her job to sell Legos full time. They also run a website Bricks 2 Riches geared towards helping others sell Legos on eBay.