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Should I Purchase?

tmgm528tmgm528 Member Posts: 457
edited January 2014 in Marketplace
Well hello all! I was at a local grocery chain of mine and saw they had 4183 The Mill $39.99, 4182 The Cannibal Escape $24.99 And 8863-1 Blizzards Peak $50.00. I'm not in the buying and selling game and have no interest in these BUT I'm curious as to if I should get them to hang onto them for a while. ANy thoughts would be appreciated! Thanks!

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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,453
    Nope, but that is up to you.
    legomattmadforLEGO
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,543
    edited November 2013
    These kind of ('what should I buy') threads tend to get closed quite quickly, as it's down to individual preferences and expendable income, BUT before it gets closed I would say this:

    The obvious answer - if you have no interest in the sets (as you say) - is don't buy them. They are at RRP (or there about), so why bother.

    Also, if you have no interest in selling them (as you say), again don't buy (yes, they're now out of production but you're not selling, so you'd just have a pointless set cluttering your home).

    The only reason to hang on to them (that I can see) is you plan to sell later (or hope you suddenly like them), but let's face it, most resellers have picked up their 'stock' on the cheap in some manner (not paid RRP), so you'll be waiting a long time to undercut them and come out on top - it might never happen.

    (Also, can you trust the store that these sets aren't tampered with).

    In conclusion - based purely on the facts provided in your post - i would say NO. Also, if you need to save/find the amount of money these sets would at best net you over time, you'd probably be better off just buying one packet of chips less per week or something.

    It'll cost (risk) nothing, be better for your health, and save (net) you about $50 over a year or two. Whereas these sets carry (risk) their total RRP's with no guarantee of returns.

    However, other people might disagree. But it's your money, in the end.

    :o)
    madforLEGO
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,937
    edited November 2013
    There's zero risk in buying anything Lego at any price, because it always goes up, right? Am I right? I'm right, right?
  • korkor Member Posts: 392
    tensor said:

    There's zero risk in buying anything Lego at any price, because it always goes up, right? Am I right? I'm right, right?

    I tell myself that on a daily basis! Now 3 rooms in our house a filled with LEGO and that doesn't include the kids collection. The bricklink store has its own room. The master bedroom it piled up with sealed sets and then my "man cave" houses my collection.
    red5FollowsClosely
  • tmgm528tmgm528 Member Posts: 457
    legomatt said:

    These kind of ('what should I buy') threads tend to get closed quite quickly, as it's down to individual preferences and expendable income, BUT before it gets closed I would say this:

    The obvious answer - if you have no interest in the sets (as you say) - is don't buy them. They are at RRP (or there about), so why bother.

    Also, if you have no interest in selling them (as you say), again don't buy (yes, they're now out of production but you're not selling, so you'd just have a pointless set cluttering your home).

    The only reason to hang on to them (that I can see) is you plan to sell later (or hope you suddenly like them), but let's face it, most resellers have picked up their 'stock' on the cheap in some manner (not paid RRP), so you'll be waiting a long time to undercut them and come out on top - it might never happen.

    (Also, can you trust the store that these sets aren't tampered with).

    In conclusion - based purely on the facts provided in your post - i would say NO. Also, if you need to save/find the amount of money these sets would at best net you over time, you'd probably be better off just buying one packet of chips less per week or something.

    It'll cost (risk) nothing, be better for your health, and save (net) you about $50 over a year or two. Whereas these sets carry (risk) their total RRP's with no guarantee of returns.

    However, other people might disagree. But it's your money, in the end.

    :o)

    Well Some good points! I'l probably pass on them as I don't really see the price going up. I must say though I do have some luck there Between a Garmadon fortress a few months ago and a Agents Dr. Inferno Mech.....Thing I have a feeling this won't be the last good set IL see there. :)
  • jockosjunglejockosjungle Member Posts: 701
    You're forgetting the resellers mantra here!

    "Remember, there is an unlimited number of people willing to spend an unlimited amount on old Lego"

    So I don;t see how you can lose
  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,093
    Don't do it. For mediocre sets like this that won't go up in value too much, and have been bought at MSRP, (with possible sales tax depending on your state) after ebay, paypal, and shipping fees, you'll realize it's not worth the effort.
  • AleyditaAleydita BelgiumMember Posts: 945
    The problem with re-selling sets like these is that they're low value enough that almost all the collectors who wanted them will already have them. It's the higher value sets that are most likely to sell, either to people who wanted them but couldn't afford them when they were current, but may be able to now, or to people who return to Lego and want to collect a few of the premium sets from earlier years.

    At least that's my take on Lego reselling.
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