Ebay (& elsewhere) Pricewatch Copies of MSSM appear for sale on Ebay and other sites pretty regularly. Prices vary and fluctuate dramatically for no obvious reason. High numbered late issues fetch prices comparable with very early editions and some editions seem to be much more common than others. For the next few months (make that years) I am going to track which editions appear for sale and what price they attract to see if there is a pattern or if it is entirely random. 2010
2nd Nov V3N12 £16.00 13th Nov V1N2 £29.85 13th Nov V1N3 £29.85 13th Nov V1N5 £13.50 14th Nov V5N1 £29.85 14th Nov V5N2 £29.85 14th Nov V5N10 £29.85 14th Nov V6N2 £29.85 15th Nov V2N1 £26.00 8th Dec V1N1 £23.00 8th Dec V1N9 £7.40 8th Dec V2N2 £6.94 8th Dec V2N12 £11.50 8th Dec V3N6 £6.05 8th Dec V3N8 £5.50 8th Dec V3N12 £8.62 8th Dec V4N4 £10.50 8th Dec V4N6 £8.62 8th Dec V5N8 £26.85 8th Dec V6N3 £10.11 8th Dec V6N5 £5.50 8th Dec N86 £16.85 8th Dec N88 £24.00 8th Dec N90 £26.00 9th Dec N94 £16.85 9th Dec N98 £16.85 9th Dec N99 £16.85 9th Dec N106 £21.00 9th Dec N108 £16.84 9th Dec N112 £16.85 9th Dec N113 £16.85 2011 28th Feb V1N12 £17.00 27th March V1N7 £11.00 1st April N117 £4.20 1st April N119 £1.20 !! 12th June V1N6 £4.18 15th May V6N2 £11.52 21st May V4N1 £9.26 26th June V2N3 £10.50 6th July V3N4 £5.50 6th July V4N7 £16.00 6th July N159 £19.00 14th July V1N3 £15.89 14th July V6N7 £16.89 14th July N94 £12.50 3rd Aug V2 N9 £21.00 3rd Aug V2 N6 £29.85 17th Nov V1N8 Removed by Ebay or seller 17th Nov V2N6 Ditto 17th Nov V2N10 Ditto 17th Nov N116 Ditto 20th Nov V3N12 £8.50 16th Dec V1N4 £16.00 20th Dec V2N6 £16.89 28th Dec V6N2 £17.89
2012 2nd Jan V1N4 £26.25 3rd Jan V1N5 £20.99 3rd Jan V1N2 £26.25 5th Jan V2N10 £20.99 7th Jan V4N2 £19.18 8th Jan V3N5 £16.49 8th Jan V4N4 £16.89 8th Jan V4N5 £18.49 9th Jan N114 £34.65 (Difficult to explain why this went for so much, I bid up to around £33 assuming I would easily outgun any other bidders, it was only up to £12 with a few mins to go but obviously there is a rival serious collector out there in cyberspace who really wanted this one.) 10th Jan V3N1 £17.00 11th Jan V4N7 £13.63 11th Jan V1N8 £16.00 12th Jan V5N7 £10.50 15th Jan V3N6 £12.50 16th Jan V5N12 £18.59 17th Jan V4N2 £20.26 19th Jan V6N5 £16.00 20th Jan N116 £16.02 25th Jan V1N12 £21.50 27th Jan V1N1 £36.00 30th Jan V2N12 £17.00 30th Jan V6N7 £14.39 1st Feb V1N3 £16.00 (Relisted, Ebay timewaster Maitrisselaurence took 6 weeks to pay Postage and packing and even then sent the wrong amount!) 2nd Feb N107 £17.45 3rd Feb N115 £17.00 4th Feb N133 £13.50 5th Feb N132 £17.00 5th Feb N136 £7.50 5th Feb V2N7 £10.50 5th Feb V1N11 £18.50 6th Feb N128 £16.00 7th Feb V3N8 £11.50 8th Feb N115 £11.01 8th Feb N122 £10.96 8th Feb N112 £16.00 8th Feb N95 £13.50 8th Feb V5N2 £16.89 12th Feb N128 £16.00 12th Feb V1N3 £16.00 15th Feb V3N8 £11.50 15th Feb N81 £11.50 15th Feb N119 £14.50 15th Feb N94 £10.00 15th Feb V4N10 £14:00 15th Feb N157 £11.00 15th Feb V4N8 (£14.39) Relisted: dodgy buyer didn't pay up (actually he did pay eventually but I won't be doing business with '10bunnyt' on Ebay again total nightmare to deal with) 18th Feb V3N9 £21.00 19th Feb V4N6 £11.50 20th Feb N129 £17.00 20th Feb V1N9 £10.00 24th Feb N111 £18.00 28th Feb N146 £9.82 1st Mar N120 £17.00 1st Mar N111 £16.00 3rd Mar V2N5 £13.39 3rd Mar N157 £22.00 (A copy of this sold 2 weeks ago for £11!) 4th Mar V6N2 £13.00 4th Mar V4N7 £6.50 !!! 5th Mar N106 £22.00 6th Mar N118 £18.00 6th Mar N121 £15.25 9th Mar V3N4 £5.00 10th Mar N98 (only seen this for sale once before I predict a hefty price), just goes to show how much I know it went for £13.50! 13th Mar V3N4 £5.00 17th March N104 £10.50 18th March N136 £14.00 18th March V5N3 £17.00 18th March V3N10 £10.25 25th March V3N7 £17.02 1st April N88 £16.51 1st April N87 £19.50 8th April V1N1 £18.67 9th April V1N5 £19.32 9th April V1N7 £22.00 9th April V1N8 £18.35 9th April V1N10 £21.50 9th April V1N12 £15.25 9th April V2N1 £19.75 9th April V2N2£23.00 9th April V2N3 £20.87 9th April V2N5 £18.87 17th April N112 £14.00 22nd April V3N1 £11.50 22nd April V4N8 £16.24 22nd April V2N7 £18.00 22nd April V1N8 £11.50 23rd April N122 £10.50 27th April N95 £13.50 29th April V3N7 £3.40 29th April V3N2 £8.11 29th April V5N9 £16.00 29th April V4N11 £21.00 4th May V6N6 £10.00 4th May V5N7 £10.50 7th May N99 £13.01 8th May N92 £23.00 9th May N94 £28.00 9th May V4N10 £51.00!!! 9th May V4N4 £27.00 9th May N91 £21.00 11th May N145 £17.00 11th May V4N12 £16.50 15th May V6N7 £12.10
May 2012 It's been a busy year so far on Ebay for copies of MSSM. There seems to be an overall downward trend in prices achieved. One or two copies have defied the odds and made over £30 but only one in ten has fetched over £20 and a good few have made less than £10 and one copy only made £3.40. Who knows whether this is due to the recession or a small number of serious collectors being close to completing their collections thereby meaning less competition? This list is not exhaustive, I keep an eye on Ebay regularly but there are, no doubt, plenty of items that I have missed.
March 2013 I've been busy with other stuff these last few months and not kept this page up to date. After a quiet spell towards the end of last year there was a flurry of activity during February that saw some issues of MSSM reach all time high prices on Ebay. As is always the case with Ebay there was no rhyme or reason for this, some issues sold for a couple of ££'s one week and £30-£50 the next. I must say there were some very odd bidding patterns going on and there was a hint of 'shill bidding' on some items. The latest development is really silly start prices, £75 for N156 yesterday. I'm not going to publish this until the item closes, the seller is entitled to name his price and potential buyers have to decide just how deep their pockets are. If It makes £75 I'll be astonished but you never know. The same issue sold for £18 a couple of weeks ago. The real irony here is that issues 148-156 do not contain one page of original content, they are just old issues wrapped in new covers, or in a couple of cases compilations from earlier issues, basically David Sullivan at his worst, ripping off punters. Hopefully nobody has got their fingers burned. (I just checked, they didn't). And now N156 has been relisted at a much more 'affordable' £45, £4.50 would just about represent value if you happen to be a completist. Oh dear, no takers at £45, I wonder what starting price it will be relisted with next time around?