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Green Grocer - Wanted (UK)

princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
edited June 2011 in Marketplace
OK, may be a long shot, but wondering if one of my fellow AFOL's feels a little generous and would part with a Green Grocer set. Having come out of my dark ages too late for this model, I missed out. I know a lot of you picked up multiples and wisely so, I would be happy with one that has already been built, so maybe you bought multiples, built one and are now happy to let that one go, safe in the knowledge that you have a MISB.
Happy to pay a reasonable price, but dont really want to pay an ebay inflated price (understand why they are inflated, ebay/paypal fleece us all!).
Have a few things which I could maybe offer as part payment as well as cash, but not a lot in all honesty.

Anyway, if anyone is in a nice place and wants to help a fella out, message me and we can discuss.
Thanks,

Comments

  • emilewskiemilewski CT, USAMember Posts: 475
    I am in exactly the same boat. I just came out of my dark ages a few months ago and fell in love with the fire brigade. I really want GG for a reasonable price (I am in the US). princedraven has first dibs I guess but I am also very interested in a GG for reasonable sale or trade.
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    Everyone wants gg cheap, which is exactly the point, and the reason it's not possible unless youre v v v lucky
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,727
    ^ - I think the point Si is that Princedraven is willing to pay the going rate but in buying from a trusted Brickset member, they are hoping to lose the extortionate Ebay commission and trade something they are willing to give up to keep the costs down) which wouldn't normally be the case through Ebay. I'm almost tempted to ask something similar regarding the two I'm lacking (like we discussed at Huw's). In fact........! :-)
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    ^ exactly right. I understand it has value and am not suggesting I could get it uber cheap, but buying from a fellow Brickset member I would have a level of confidence in the condition and hopefully can cut out those mental eBay/paypal fees. And if the seller is after something like a White Boba or chrome trooper or something then it could work for both parties.
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    Oh OK, sorry.
    You could try Eurobricks forum buy and sell section, thats where I picked up mine from and it was immaculate.
  • jonboy2000jonboy2000 Member Posts: 235
    My suggestion would be to buy 2 off ebay or wherever. Keep 1 for a couple of years or so and then sell it on. That way you get your 1 for a more reasonable price?
  • pyrokldpyrokld Member Posts: 11
    I decided that I was going to buy a set of instructions then order all new parts from bricklink to complete one. It might not be MISB, but so far all my parts (about 2/3 done) have been in immaculate condition. I should wind up with a good-as-new GG for ~$225 US. I have found it kinda fun to build my wanted list and hunt down good prices on new pieces for it. Also, sans instructions I think I can manage to build a Cafe Corner in a similar manner for about $350 USD.
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    ^ I did the Cafe Corner myself from parts. There are 2 items that are hard to get for it so I would start there. They are the 1x8 dark blue arch that is expensive on bricklink or you can find in some bionicle sets. The harder parts are the 20 1x2x3 white panels for the windows on the second floor. They are in incredibly short supply. The new style sold by lego has the thick side walls which makes the window spaces look tiny. If you can get these parts the rest is relatively easy! I priced the Green Grocer just for kicks and it will run about $300 total....you can get NISB if you do your homework for this price still.
  • legohairlegohair Member Posts: 41
    edited June 2011
    Same boat here, too. Recently come out of dark ages and bought FB but would love a CC and a GG.

    I've tracked 18 GGs on eBay over the last four months:
    - highest successful bid was £228, lowest was £138
    - highest buy-it-now which wasn't relisted was £229, lowest was £219

    And I've tracked 11 CCs:
    - highest successful bid was £598 (wow), lowest was £291
    - the only buy-it-now £475

    I've built CC on LDD - or as best I could because not all the parts are available. It turned into quite a nice MOC as a result actually, but I decided not to buy it as I'd prefer the real thing, and then do different modular MOCs to got with it.

    Good luck on your search, princedraven, think I'll be joining you soon...
  • VadimDVadimD Member Posts: 4
    I'm also another recent "awakened" lego fan and I simply love the modulars.

    For the 3 modulars that are out of production, I bought Cafe Corner and Market Street from a dutch guy that puts them together by PAB and bricklink. That cost me 300€ a piece, but they are in perfect condition. (How he managed to get all the necessary parts is beyond me).

    Green grocer I just bought from a Dutch online retail store at 250€ MISB! I checked their website and they still have it listed, so I guess they still have some. The site is 2ttoys.nl but be aware it's fully in dutch and they don't appear to ship to the UK. But if you're interested, you might consider contacting them. They should be able to speak or mail in english ;)
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