From a forum member:
I've recently bought a 1986 Historical Figure Set all PF69 for US$700. Do you think it's a good, fair or overpaid price? Seller claimed that 2 months ago, he sold a similar set for US$1,000.
Yep, a similar set sold on list #79 for $999. Good buy.
Also, I'm looking at a 1997 3-Kingdom set that you linked. What was the highest price you've seen for this set and would it be practical to buy a set like this where it is all PF69 but 1 is PF68? Haven't done a check but I'm quite sure Sun Quan would have some PF69 or even PF70 elsewhere.
I haven't seen the 1997 Three Kingdom coins sell recently. Buying a set with 1 68 is OK if you have a plan to upgrade it to a 69 (the sooner the better). I'm constantly surprised at few dealers are willing to go through the effort to do this.
I bought a set of 1984 Historical Figure in capsule a few years back. It still looks good without any tarnish. Do you think it's wise to get them graded? I'm just concerned that if it comes back PF68, it would be worth less than capsuled.
That's the risk you take when you are playing that game. It's also why we only recommend buying graded coins.
What you are doing is trying to be a dealer without a dealer's volume. You might win, you might lose.