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Did I get a good deal here?

slappyslappy 45612Member Posts: 11
Hi all,

I happened to snag this deal on eBay for $35 shipped. I'm no Lego expert, but I'm thinking I got a pretty good deal? Can anyone confirm.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271237990143?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

Thanks for any input!
Ryan

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  • bitsathisbitsathis Member Posts: 140
    edited June 2013
    I either missed out on an amazing deal or saved myself from a dodgy listing

    Gumtree seller based in Moray, looking to sell new unopened #10188, #9493, #7965, #8092, #6211, #7929 and #4738. Plus all HP sets and figures from all sets released open boxed plus around 10kg of loose bricks.

    Seemed all fine (albeit at a very very cheap £400 inc courier) but first sign of concern was a @live.com email address followed by erratic communication and them saying that it didnt feel right as i asked them to send me a paypal invoice to pay. Personally if i am spending over £400 then to ask for a paypal invoice to pay seems reasonable to me? I subsequently pulled out of the deal.

    Would be interested to hear if anyone did buy this and if it all worked out, if you did it was a very nice deal.

    Apologies if posted in the wrong place - please move or delete if in the wrong area.
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,966
    The easy way to find out if something like this is a scam is to offer to collect and pay in cash. They'll either never respond, or come up with some excuse why they can't let you collect it.
    Paperballparkandhe
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    edited June 2013
    I was offered a new UCS Falcon and Cloud City for £1300 this week. It was only up the road so said no problem I'll collect. Apparently last time someone collected they brought 4 mates and robbed his house so paypal only. I decided not to proceed ;-)
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950

    The easy way to find out if something like this is a scam is to offer to collect and pay in cash. They'll either never respond, or come up with some excuse why they can't let you collect it.

    Also, when doing such a transaction, offer meeting at a populated neutral site, such as a nearby grocery store parking lot. That way it's safe (well, at least more safe) than meeting anyone at their home or yours.
    Paperballpark
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,432
    ^I'd think you'd be more likely to get robbed in a car park than on their own doorstep. I guess the issue could be that you don't know for sure whether it's actually their address?
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    I got my UCS Falcon from some bloke in a car park. Big wad of notes for a big plastic space ship. At no point did I think "I have a bad feeling about this".

    Took an absolute age counting the pieces before I handed over the cash.
    SirKevbagsLegoboyMatthewindigoboxBuzzsaw
  • PhoneboothPhonebooth USMember Posts: 1,430
    I like to recommend meeting at the closest police station to do the exchange. That usually helps weed out the scams.
  • cmrt1014cmrt1014 Member Posts: 396
    ^^ This is why my niece has no issues with in person Craigslist pickups - very often her husband's canine police car is parked out front of her house!
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768

    I got my UCS Falcon from some bloke in a car park. Big wad of notes for a big plastic space ship. At no point did I think "I have a bad feeling about this".

    Took an absolute age counting the pieces before I handed over the cash.

    Being serious I actually did get it from a guy in a car park, it was fully built, was quite comical trying to get it in my house and up my loft without my better half noticing.

    woony2
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    Hard to tell really. I only see 1 Clone Trooper and 2 Battle Droids and 40 or so other minifigures that aren't licensed. Nothing exclusive. Other than that, I can't tell condition.
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,589
    Like pitfall69 said, it's hard to tell. Condition is everything and completeness is a close second. From what I can see, there are some Star Wars torsos in there but you will have to see when you get the lot. In my personal opinion, it doesn't belong in the brag thread but I don't think you got ripped off either. A so so deal from my end.
  • slappyslappy 45612Member Posts: 11
    Thanks for the input! I'm mostly just trying to add on and supplement my old Lego collection for my boys to play with when they're a little older. Seemed that for raw numbers of minifigs, I couldn't top this with a Bricklink store order. Well under $1 per fig. Plus looked like a load of accessories and what not as well.

    Have a good one, Ryan
  • slappyslappy 45612Member Posts: 11
    edited July 2013
    Nice looking set for sale, skeet318.

    I did some more examination of the pictures, and I also noticed a Boba Fett torso, along with a red ninja samurai torso. Of course, it will depend on if the rest of the parts are in the lot, and if they're in decent shape, but those two figures complete are selling for a few bucks more than the average plain jane fig, so that's good at least.

    At any rate, it'll be enjoyable sorting through the pieces and trying to get them back to their original forms, regardless of how well I did on my purchase.
  • skeet318skeet318 Banned Posts: 375
    edited July 2013
    Thanks. Once you receive and put then together maybe you could show us what you got.
  • slappyslappy 45612Member Posts: 11
    Will do. Having a good LEGO day today. Stopped at the Goodwill after work and found the LEGO Pirate's Code game for $2.88 out the door! :)
  • slappyslappy 45612Member Posts: 11
    I received my shipment yesterday. I didn't get to sort through it too much, and probably won't get to at all this week, but I don't think I did bad. The Boba Fett isn't complete, though... not finding the helmet anywhere.

    There are roughly 50 mini figs, though I'm sure more than a few of them have mismatched pieces, and aren't complete. There are probably 10-15 other torsos, and some extra arms and legs as well. Tons of minifig accessories and weapons... plus some random small lego pieces, some signs, dragon wings, etc.

    It's going to take me a while to look online and try to get the minfigs back in "proper" order with the correct torso/head/leg combos.

    At a quick glance, it looks like "most" of the "Adventurer's Accessories" pack is there (5381-1).

    Here's a quick picture (not the greatest quality) of everything I got. I'm not a collector... this is mainly just for the kids and myself, so I'm satisfied with the purchase. I couldn't have got this much on Bricklink anywhere close to what I paid, I don't believe.

    -Ryan
  • GIR3691GIR3691 Member Posts: 672
    If it's all in good condition (no color fading, bite marks, overly-loose joints), then you got a pretty fair deal.

    That appears to be a 2002 Clone Trooper, which in the condition pictured is worth about $7-10 by itself.
  • slappyslappy 45612Member Posts: 11
    Ah, cool. Hadn't checked to see which version Clone Trooper that actually was... thanks.
  • zippityzoomzippityzoom Member Posts: 86
    @slappy As a parent of two young boys, the fun they will have from the various permutations of minifig outcomes will be worth the $35 you spent.
  • slappyslappy 45612Member Posts: 11
    That's my hope, zippityzoom. :) They're too young to enjoy the minifigs much right now, but in a couple more years, I hope they will.
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