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The "brag" thread: Post your recent great finds!

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  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 779


    "May God Have Mercy On My Sole".

    When Lego is on the floor, I'd sure hope He is. They can really hurt you feet, not just your sole :oP
  • stoneboistoneboi Member Posts: 42
    i hate this thread!! :P
    Nadana86
  • BrickbaseBrickbase Member Posts: 100
    During a visit to Poland, I stumbled on 19 bags of Series 1 C.M., 11 bags of Series 3 C.M. and the U.S.S. Constellation, the remake that was released in 2003. The boxes only have a slight bit of shelfwear.
  • jocappyjocappy Member Posts: 207
    80 bucks on CL 100% complete with extra pieces!
    dino_girlFollowsClosely
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,909
    ^ Wow.
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    Nope. Never happened. *deranged laughter trails off*
  • ludzikludzik US (SoCal)Member Posts: 430
    Where at??
    Brickbase said:

    During a visit to Poland, I stumbled on 19 bags of Series 1 C.M., 11 bags of Series 3 C.M. and the U.S.S. Constellation, the remake that was released in 2003. The boxes only have a slight bit of shelfwear.

  • BrickbaseBrickbase Member Posts: 100
    A small toy store in Raciborz. Can't remember the name though, I have to check it.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,240
    Found a WM on my way home from visiting family that had like 6 9862 Podracers sets on clearance for $38.50 so I grabbed 2.
  • jlpythonjlpython ILLINOIS, USAMember Posts: 77
    Wow - nice timing @graphite!!! I found the exact same at my WM during a lunchtime visit. They've been like $60 for WEEKS, and I've been waiting for another markdown. There was only 1 left, so I had to snag it. $38.50 for me also; I was never that interested in this particular set at RRP or even at $60 - but I like it a lot at $38.50!!!
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,688
    I just got 9 sets of #9466 at £12 a go. I even left one on the shelf for little timmy.
  • acedogg77acedogg77 Member Posts: 110
    CCC said:

    I just got 9 sets of #9466 at £12 a go. I even left one on the shelf for little timmy.

    Wow, I'd seen a price tag in tescos for £18 in durham the other day but they had none left. Where was this at?

  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    CCC said:

    I just got 9 sets of #9466 at £12 a go. I even left one on the shelf for little timmy.

    Form a que.........

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,688
    York Tadcaster Road. They have precisely one left. If they had stocked multiples of three, little timmy would have missed out.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,700
    What's that Timmy, can't find it? Have a look amongst the socks!
    andhe
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    @CCC Are they available at £12 instead of the previously advertised £18? (When they were price matched and not 3 for 2)
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,688
    edited October 2012
    Nope, all accounted for.

    Two for Xmas presents, four already sold to a mate locally, three for me. I didn't get any interest at all at £18, which I thought was a good price anyway for this set, so I assumed no-one here wanted them.

    I could have held a couple back, but my mate wanted four. I dread to think what he is going to do with them, he has no kids.
  • scotty12scotty12 United States, IowaMember Posts: 685
    I just bought a tub of 3 Harry Potter sets at a garage sale last week for $20. Graveyard Duel (4766), Harry and the Hungarian Horntail (4767) and The Durmstang Ship (4768). I was a little late getting there, another woman was holding 2 other tubs of Star Wars.
    The week before I found a 8877 Knights Kingdoms II Vladeks Dark Fortress new in/with box for $50.
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    edited October 2012
    @scotty12 WOW!! Congrats! Hopefully I can eventually catch those sets too :)
  • kim43235kim43235 Member Posts: 165
    Early this year I picked up a bag of bricks at $2 from goodwill store near my work. It was Tantive iv. After building it, it was complete except two chairs and couple minor pieces. That's how I came out of my dark age. I've been scoring some other legos but it's hard to come by legos lately. Too many resellers are shopping at goodwill these days lol..

    I still remember heart-breaking moment that I missed two large bin-ful of legos in a matter of 10 seconds at garage sale. The owner said she sold it at $75. I don't know what was included but she said it was ALL legos for his boys. It took couple of days to recover from that miss.
  • acedogg77acedogg77 Member Posts: 110
    kim43235 said:



    I still remember heart-breaking moment that I missed two large bin-ful of legos in a matter of 10 seconds at garage sale. The owner said she sold it at $75. I don't know what was included but she said it was ALL legos for his boys. It took couple of days to recover from that miss.

    It's a horrible feeling isnt it? that so close so far moment, I've been there at car boot sales a couple of times.
  • ErnstErnst Member Posts: 133
    edited November 2012
    Picked up today 2 nice sets on sale : 7326-1: Rise of the Sphinx and 7306-1: Golden Staff Guardians for only € 37,95
  • stegmancostegmanco Member Posts: 42
    Just got my minifigures series 1-8 all 128 mini figures going to take awhile to see if the $290 was worth it.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,240
    ^ I'd say thats a good deal for all 8. I paid ~$300 just for 1-4 back when 5 was out.
  • stegmancostegmanco Member Posts: 42
    They look to be in good shape, I just have to go through a few gallon bags first, make sure all the parts are there. Did they make an even number of each figure each series?
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,948
    I'm putting this here instead of a side thread, because I am thinking this was a local store deal.

    This week I had a 20% off coupon for Barnes and Noble. I also am a member, so I receive a 10% discount. I finally decided to take the plunge on the Monster Fighter Castle. I had been holding out hoping for a 30% off coupon, or a better discount, but I had decided it wasn't going to happen before the holidays, and most of my Barnes and Nobles were out of stock anyway.

    On Halloween I grabbed it, went to the register, and the woman informed me the set was on promo/sale. It range up as 25% off!! Then I was able to stack my 20% and 10% on top of it.

    I have been dancing with glee, since then. It wasn't quite 1/2 off for the Vampyre castle, but close enough. :-)

    I went back yesterday hoping the train was at 25% off, but it rang up as normal price.
    BrickDancer
  • ludzikludzik US (SoCal)Member Posts: 430
    edited November 2012
    Brickbase said:

    A small toy store in Raciborz. Can't remember the name though, I have to check it.

    Hmm I"ll be in Poland over Xmas.... mostly in the northern area but it looks like I'll have to do some hunting :)
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,240
    stegmanco said:

    They look to be in good shape, I just have to go through a few gallon bags first, make sure all the parts are there. Did they make an even number of each figure each series?

    No the distribution of each fig in a series is not even. The boxes of 60 have specific amounts of each fig ranging from 3-5 so there will definitely be more of some figs produced than others.
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 857
    My brother in law found at a garage sale today:
    #8652 Enzo Ferrari for $10
    #21004 Guggenheim for $10
    He said the #21000 Sears Tower and #21001 John Hancock Center were there for $10 each, too - but he thought they weren't a good deal.
    All NIB. He's not into LEGO at all. I was crushed when he told me and didn't call to ask if I wanted the other 2. He told me he'll be selling both of the others on eBay. Too bad for me.
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    ^^ Not a very nice BIL to not offer at least one (or both) to you especially if he knows you are into LEGO. :(
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 857
    ^Nope. He and my sister both know.
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    @MorkMan

    That bites :( I always pick up stuff for friends if I catch them something at a garage sale that I know they will like (if I have the extra funds). Don't know, maybe cause I am too nice :) or cause I am Southern lol
  • Nadana86Nadana86 Member Posts: 65
    Today I was at a flea market looking for Lego (some success, but nothing too special) when I saw a big box of Duplo. I really don't know much about it but at 25€ I picked it up. Turns out I can sell (I really don't need it) it for about 100€ :-D
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,366
    Not too amazing, but found a Cool Cruiser #5767 at Walmart today with a $30 clearance tag. I decided to go ahead and grab it as a gift item and it rang up at $19.50.
  • mdellemanmdelleman Vancouver CanadaMember Posts: 274
    edited November 2012
    Another great train find for me today!

    10022 - http://brickset.com/detail/?set=10022-1
    10133 - http://brickset.com/detail/?set=10133-1
    10170 - http://brickset.com/detail/?set=10170-1

    $160 for all 3. All have box and instructions in good condition. Excited to go through them tonight!
    LegobrandonCP
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    @mdelleman WOW! Congrats! Wish I could find ONE of those sets lol
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 779
    edited November 2012
    I bought #853345 yesterday and Im in love with all the rare parts it ones with. 12 1x2 Trans-Yellow bricks, 14 2x2 dark tan bricks, and 14 2x2 GOLD BRICKS! Salivating!
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    Sure you got that set number right @Penkid11? That link went to the gold holiday ornament :)
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 779
    edited November 2012
    @jadedanc
    Because that is exactly what it is. I had no idea that such a thing existed, but I'm sure glad I found it. It opens up and you can customize what's inside. It comes with the bricks as a default filler.
  • Nadana86Nadana86 Member Posts: 65
    I do understand the gold one but asking 7.99€ for the green and the red bauble is just plain rude!
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 779
    ^Theres an empty one for the same price too. You can fill it up at the PAB wall, but that still is only a $ off the small cup, and barely holds even half the amount of Bricks.
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 857
    ^ I made my own ornaments last year. A red-filled one and a green-filled one. I used 1x2 bricks. They look great and cost $1 for both plastic ornaments a the craft store. Now I'm making a "ship in a bottle" type of ornament. It is a slightly larger sphere with the #30028 Holiday Wreath inside. It isn't as easy as I thought it would be!
  • MarkeyMarkey Member Posts: 69
    edited November 2012
    Yesterday, I found 376 at a boot sale. In near perfect condition, including box, for only €10.

    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=376-2
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    @Penkid11 Gotcha :) I also just got 3 of them at my two local stores.

    @Markey Gratz!!! I am trying to get all of the houses. I need that one, # 4886, 6754 and 7796 :) Gives me hope I may find one yet!
  • BrickbaseBrickbase Member Posts: 100
    ludzik said:

    Brickbase said:

    A small toy store in Raciborz. Can't remember the name though, I have to check it.

    Hmm I"ll be in Poland over Xmas.... mostly in the northern area but it looks like I'll have to do some hunting :)
    It would be wise to ask people you know there about smaller stores, while I found the larger stores in Poland(Tesco, Auchan, etc.) quite expensive. Have fun hunting, I know I did.:-)

  • gifinimgifinim UKMember Posts: 174
    Picked up a #9473 LOTR Mines of Moria for £29, mostly because my daughter likes the troll :), and blew £10 on an old Joker figure for me.
  • VimesVimes Member Posts: 24
    Ordered a #9398 Technic 4x4 Crawler from Tesco Direct over the weekend. costing me £58.00 - they have it reduced to £118.99 currently, I then doubled up £30 of clubcard vouchers in their voucher exchange offer to get £60 off. :)
  • OakenmoldOakenmold Member Posts: 92
    @gifinim where did you get #9473 frim at that price?
  • gifinimgifinim UKMember Posts: 174
    ^ Tesco - using the clubcard voucher doubling up offer.
  • WatfordScottyMWatfordScottyM Member Posts: 390
    They're not really great finds if you're still paying for them, even with vouchers. I used £50 of argos vouchers at the weekend, but it doesn't make my purchases free.
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