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Ok, in for one... I am curious to see what shows up.
Woot is owned by Amazon and they are about 30 minutes from my home, so not terribably worried about it.
Very curious as to where they got them however.
I wouldn't mind one for myself, but it would have to be a bit less than $2200.
From what I can tell, it looks like they only had 3 of them. I wouldn't have been too worried about legitimacy with Woot/Amazon. They're definitely going to take care of you if anything was wrong with them.
It's possible Amazon found a few of them sitting in a warehouse and gave them to Woot. That seems to be the case with a lot of Woot's abstract stuff.
I bought mine at 5pm, so I got the last one or second to last one...
I'll post an update whenever something shows up, if something ever shows up.
If I had more of a life, I'd have missed it. :)
Could understand if they were only $499 :-D
It costs nothing to list one there, but frankly some of those are "wishful thinking" prices.
Take a look at what #3450 is listed for, new in box, on Amazon. Any guesses on how likely that is to sell for that price? :)
I didn't buy this UCS Falcon to make money, I bought it more as an amusement than anything else, to see what showed up.
I figure that, worse case, someone will give me what I paid for it pretty quickly, if offered.
Or I'll build it, display it for a year, then sell it. Who knows, we have to see what shows up first. :)
Wish I hadn't seen the post too late else I would have bought a couple. I actually still have two left. For some reason I just can't bring myself to sell them even tho it makes no economic sense :P
Do the deal in the lobby of your bank. My bank tellers know me, they gave me a desk to sit at. It would be a whole other level of stupid to try and rob someone in a bank.
The plus side, once I have the cash, I just walk over to the teller and deposit it, so no walking out with the money. :)
Must be something going around : P
At any rate, my [cough] is as gentle a reminder as I can give; I'd prefer it wasn't met with resistance.
Mine is scheduled to arrive tomorrow, I'll update once it gets here what kind of condition it is in.
Makes you wonder where Woot got their hands on 4 of these.
The 4 seals are intact, but it looks like it was shipped one too many times.
Interestingly enough, it came from Amazon, so Woot! is now using Amazon's warehouse system for shipping. Which makes since, Woot! is owned by Amazon.
That probably explains the condition, it was not packed in the LEGO shipping box and it came in a dinky crap Amazon box with no padding or protection whatsoever.
Sad, for a $2,200 item. :(
Just hazarding a guess. :) That is what's printed on the front of it anyway. :)
If it were sold directly by Amazon, you'd be able to get quite a discount from them for the box damage....
It's just a little less convenient than Amazon, where I can click a "chat" link, talk to a rep instantly, and get them to agree to a 25% refund based on damage during shipping. All that done in 5 minutes.
LFT - I would definitely ask for 10% off. It was sold as 'new.' I wouldn't consider something in a box like that to be new, but I'm pickier than average.
I can confirm that is indeed 10179
Is it what they described? To me, no.
While that box condition would not have bothered me at RRP/500, I didn't see the description and personally if I had paid $2200 for it I would have expected better. It was a deal but not a screaming
For the $2200 price of the listing, they should have described the shelfwear with Woot humor.
But as BTHodgeman said, I don't think you're very surprised to find that the box looks like it fell off the proverbial truck or was kicked around, forgotten, and recently discovered in a warehouse. In fact, you said: "I bought it more as an amusement than anything else, to see what showed up."
The final test? It looks like it's eligible for return. If they said "Sorry the condition wasn't as you expected; unfortunately we don't have any other stock to offer a replacement. Would you like to return it for a refund?"... would you?
I'm sure they considered that, but they were concerned how their Lego sets would contrast with the background.
Actually, our house is 13 years old and we have yet to paint any of the walls, the whole place is white.
Yes, we're bored with it, but moving everything to paint, yuck.
If the goal was to obtain a new, sealed copy of UCS Falcon to build, clearly this was one of the lowest priced ways to do it in 2014.
Will it happen again? It could, if they rehash the UCS Falcon again. Double that if they improve it and put an interior in it.
I think a new and improved UCS Falcon, released 2-3 years from now, with a full interior, priced at $600, would sell reasonably well and would crushed the value of the first one.
But that's just my opinion.
Used copies of the first UCS X-Wing have fallen quite a bit in price, how have the sealed box copies done?
thoseus pesky re-sellers. Along with flooding the market, upgrading the popular sets to de-value hot/collectable sets.
I always forget how big the Eiffel Tower is till I see a picture.