Another 2011 Defiant threatens to make a dent in someone’s holiday pocketbook. The latest glow-in-the-dark ship to be offered on eBay has a price of $1284.98 with shipping. This ornament appears to have some discoloration on the saucer section and as noted in the description the box has some slight creasing.
Ebay selling prices of 2011 Defiants over the past year.
Two things that make me go “Hmmmm . . ..”
—The listing is down—or at least I can’t find it in my searches.
—That mottling on the primary hull. The Defiant was a bit of an experiment for us. It was the first time we used phosphorescent paint on an ornament to that extent. Maybe after 10 years, they all are doing that. I’ve not pulled mine out to look at it in some time. I’m understandably curious.
And this one is making my Spidey Sense tingle. Very high price, all feedback seems to be as a buyer rather than a seller, and all those photos but not one photo of the ornament itself? While I recognize that there are plenty of sellers on eBay for whom English is not a first language. That said, the description on this one also gives me pause.
If you go looking for the one in this post and find the one in my comment, this is me, friend to friend, saying caveat emptor.
The 2009 Uhura Gold doesn’t come available too often but one is being offered on eBay. It has a ‘Buy It Now’ price of $1,400 and a starting auction price of $299. So far, there have been no takers but I expect this one won’t last too long. The Uhura Gold sold between $1,690 and $2,000 the three times it was available on eBay this year.
UPDATE: In the 20 minutes since this article was posted the ‘Buy It Now’ price has changed from $1,400 to $1,600.
HallmarkStarTrekOrnaments.com is not associated with this sale.