Market Street for Taj Mahal, a good trade?

mooman66mooman66 Member Posts: 122
edited March 2013 in Buying & Selling Topics
I still haven't unloaded the Market Street I purchased last month in a moment of weakness. I now have the opportunity for a trade. Do you think a complete Market Street with Instructions is a good trade for a complete Taj Mahal with Instructions? Neither set has a box.

Whichever set I end up with, I am planning to sit on it for 12 months and ebay it.

Thanks for your input!

Comments

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,788
    If you don't want A and want B, then yes it is a good trade.

    I assume you are going to meet and exchange rather than post it?
  • mooman66mooman66 Member Posts: 122
    Yes, it'll be done in person.
    I don't really want either one. My intention has been to sell all along. I am just trying to look into a crystal ball and figure out which one will be the better payout in 12 months.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,788
    If you know yours is complete, then stick with it. Otherwise, you will have to check that the other one is also complete before you can sell it.
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,143
    I would stick with the Market Street set. I think it has a wider appeal and its value seems to be climbing steadily.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    I agree with Renny. I think Taj Mahal is a better set, but if you're not wanting it for yourself, I feel like Market Street has greater potential in terms of resale value.
  • mooman66mooman66 Member Posts: 122
    Now that the ball's rolling, I'll drop the other shoe. I need to make back $750 after fees, etc. to cover the original Market Street purchase and an additional purchase for my kiddos that I am keeping.

    Still think Market Street can do that for me in 12 months? Except for a couple of squirrely auctions, it looks like Taj Mahal is steadily pulling more than Market Street right now, even without a box.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,128
    edited March 2013
    so this is the MS that had the horribly taped up box?
    http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/comment/168897/
  • mooman66mooman66 Member Posts: 122
    No...I bought one without a box and was pleased with myself....then along came one with a box at the same price. Now I am dumping my first purchase and keeping the taped box purchase. (Taped box better than no box, I guess)
    BTW, sent off pics to UPS. No news yet. ha ha ehhhh.
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 949
    The Taj Mahal will do better in the long haul I think.
  • davee123davee123 USAMember Posts: 808
    edited March 2013
    Here's what I see for BrickLink data for the past 2 years:

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    So, basically, over the past 2 years, Taj Mahal has done better overall, but appears to have leveled out recently. Market Street didn't make the same overall gains, but has had more reliable growth.

    DaveE
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