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  • @Rabbitpie333 said: I guess someone could buy them and try to sell the cells individually to make a profit?

    Even if the person sold 100 cells a day, it would still take them 3,000 days (approx. 8.22 years) to sell them all.

    I don't think that it would be the best business plan to depend on.

  • @Martin McFly said: Even if the person sold 100 cells a day, it would still take them 3,000 days (approx. 8.22 years) to sell them all.

    I don't think that it would be the best business plan to depend on.


    They wouldn't need to sell all of them, though. If they charge $2 more than they paid per cel, they'll need to sell 22,500 before they break even. If they sold 100 per day, under that criteria, it'd take less then a year. THEN it's all profit. ;)

    The size and cost of this bulk order obviously isn't that profitable, even to businesses that deal in the stuff, otherwise someone would have bid on it. Back to the Future cels are pretty unremarkable stuff, apparently, as they seem to command a much lower price per cel than just about any piece of animation production art I've ever seen. As someone who owns some production art(from non-BttF stuff) myself, I was sure that the price was actually EXTREMELY low per cel, but it seems that the demand for these is just incredibly low, as finding cels for painfully low prices for this show is really easy.

    Honestly, the best bet for someone to get rid of these would be to go to conventions with a high Back to the Future fan following and hope to heavily upcharge the things to put them in line with production cels of other works, and hope that the impulse nature of con-goers does its magic. As it is, that's a really bad bet to make, and people who deal in this sort of business obviously agree with me on this point.

  • Let me put this in another way... if these were so valuable, why are they being sold? :D

  • @Silverwolfpet said: Let me put this in another way... if these were so valuable, why are they being sold? :D

    Maybe the guy who is selling them ran out of space besides things in the bttf movies got sold, does not mean they are not valuable.

  • @Silverwolfpet said: Let me put this in another way... if these were so valuable, why are they being sold? :D

    It's like asking, "Butcher has lots of meat. People want meat. Why doesn't butcher eat all the meat? Selling it is so dumb".

    If you had a friend in the studios willing to give you the cells as they wouldn't be useful for him ever again... You'd put them on eBay too. You're not a collectionist, but you'd love the enjoy the money it can possibly bring.

  • @Silverwolfpet said: Let me put this in another way... if these were so valuable, why are they being sold? :D

    Maybe because he doesn't want them. He probably though "Hey, I bet some collector idiots would pay any price for this and I can make a cheep buck!" Although I don't see anyone buying them to resell them. I never got that with drug dealers. They buy illegal drugs but then they sell them instead of use them.

    Also have you ever considered this might be a scam?

  • You could buy them, replace a few cells with dirty pictures and make an internet sensation.

  • @Johro said: You could buy them, replace a few cells with dirty pictures and make an internet sensation.

    You are the only one in the right mindset in this entire thread. Saluted.

  • I'm sure there are hardcore fans out there willing to pay 50 grand to be able to peruse all the 300,000 cels. I can imagine it would be like a euphoria.

  • @Falanca said: It's like asking, "Butcher has lots of meat. People want meat. Why doesn't butcher eat all the meat? Selling it is so dumb".

    If I was the butcher, I would eat the meat o.o I know how to make AWESOME cheeseburgers after a family recipe!

    ...I'm not derailing this thread, am I?

    I should give myself a warning. Brb.

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