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  • NoizetankNoizetank Member Posts: 48
    I got the train crossing 7936 Boxed in mint condition in a lot of bulk. Been after this a while but wont pay the £40+ it goes for on Bay. Especially since I got this one in a huge bulk deal for £45. Happy days still sorting it all out now, there is an emerald night train box and instructions so hopefully the train is in this lot too. Fingers crossed!!!
  • legoladlegolad Member Posts: 24
    edited March 2013
    I got set 9494 this morning from Tescos, they had about 10 on the sale shelf for £17 each from£34.97. They said on the label that they are discontinued is this true?
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,963
    Tesco in Swindon has loads of #75002 AT-RT sets in the discontinued toys section. Surely that's a bit premature?!
  • greekmickgreekmick UKMember Posts: 710
    Can't even bring myself to buy #75002 at the discounted price of £13.50. The set is a bit boring and the minifigs are rubbish.
  • adventure_aladventure_al Scotland Member Posts: 243
    I bought a massive bag of lego online recently. Very poor picture/description but I took a chance paying £13 for the lot. Only to find the second bag full of LOADS of vintage castle and knights in extremely good condition. I was delighted to say the least! Prob about 4kg worth in total.
  • LosimagicLosimagic UKMember Posts: 397

    Tesco in Swindon has loads of #75002 AT-RT sets in the discontinued toys section. Surely that's a bit premature?!

    Probably just means that Tesco are discontinuing it from their stock list
  • adukaduk Member Posts: 155
    Friends heartlake vet for £10
  • HobHob My Lego houseMember Posts: 223
    My local Tesco Bristol Eastgate has 6 each of the follow LOTR sets

    9476 The Orc Forge for £20
    9472 Attack On Weathertop for £25

    Picked up Weathertop so 5 left of them. there near the back of the store by the TV's and Chemists.

    Hob.
    andhe
  • converseconverse Member Posts: 2
    Picked up my cousins legos before he went into the marines. he gave me:
    -40 bulk pounds
    -about 35 9v straight track
    -about 36 curved 9v track
    -10143 in pieces(was complete except missing descriptive black stand)
    -8275 and 8421 in pieces

    I threw him 50 bucks his way for his satisfaction. Out of the bulk I salvaged a Sante Fe loco, and a BNSF loco. I sold the death star for about 300 and 365 for 8275 and 8421 as is.
  • HokieJoe99HokieJoe99 Member Posts: 350
    Got the following at Walmart today. Great deals especially the Forest Police Station.

    9471 - $10
    7956 - $5.50
    9464 - $7.50
    79002 - $15
    9491 - $5.50
    9462 - $5.50
    6858 - $3
    9489 - $3
    4440 - $12
    3843 - $5.50
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    edited March 2013

    Got the following at Walmart today. Great deals especially the Forest Police Station.

    I'd be happy to find even one of those deals. I don't normally shop at Wal-Mart but might have to check it out. Do they normally have the clearance in a separate area, or is it on the LEGO aisle?
  • HokieJoe99HokieJoe99 Member Posts: 350
    Some Walmarts will have a separate clearance area while others you might find clearanced sets in the LEGO aisle or in another aisle in the toy section which is where I found these. I don't think you will have much luck at this time of the year if you live anywhere with a lot of people, but keep an eye out for summer clearance posts.
  • adventure_aladventure_al Scotland Member Posts: 243
    turtles kraang lab for £6
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    edited March 2013
    Scored on a Smooth Leia! Bought a used complete #10198 for less than she is worth alone. Easy call since I could see her in the pic ahead of time.

    image.
    Beavcardgenius
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    edited March 2013
    Paid $10 for a lot set of Legos & Duplos on auction. No one else bid against me. Once I received the lot yesterday, I figured out what it was :) #7153 Jango Fett's Slave 1 with the complete minifigs. I have to inventory set still for the ship but I was ecstatic!
    JessyDooDah
  • EnglishbobEnglishbob Member Posts: 24
    Slightly off topic but which barcode scanner app do you guys generally use on your phones? The one I have doesn't show the local price for a product when I'm in a Walmart for example.
  • SarahIsabellaSarahIsabella USAMember Posts: 69

    Slightly off topic but which barcode scanner app do you guys generally use on your phones? The one I have doesn't show the local price for a product when I'm in a Walmart for example.

    The WalMart app has a scanner function when you click into store mode. You also have the option to add items to a list, then you can check availability at other stores as well from that list.
    As much as I dislike shopping at Wal-Mart, I do like that app.
  • JosephJoseph Member Posts: 651
    edited March 2013
    ^ Just keep in mind that that only works in the iOS version; they have the barcode feature in Android too but for some reason you can't check in store pricing.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,285
    @adventure_al - What store did you find that offer in? I am looking to pick up a few of that set, so an offer seems too good to miss.
  • thenosthenos Twin Cities, MNMember Posts: 418
    edited March 2013
    Joseph said:

    ^ Just keep in mind that that only works in the iOS version; they have the barcode feature in Android too but for some reason you can't check in store pricing.

    Just tried it today and got in store pricing on my Android. So maybe they updated it.

  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    In talks of getting the enchanted island for £30
  • PdyxPdyx Member Posts: 8
    I was at my cousin's house the other day and he had a huge bin of Lego he bought for $5 at a yard sale. I went through it, it included over 50 minifigures, and it looks like if I went carefully through it I could put together several complete 90s pirate sets among other things...sigh. Wish it had been me.
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 828
    I bought a massive box of lego with harry potter sets, Star Wars sets and much more of my friend for £40 (he did offer it to me for free but I refused to take it for free) and it was very heavy with easily a few thousand pieces included :-)
  • JosephJoseph Member Posts: 651
    edited March 2013
    thenos said:

    Joseph said:

    ^ Just keep in mind that that only works in the iOS version; they have the barcode feature in Android too but for some reason you can't check in store pricing.

    Just tried it today and got in store pricing on my Android. So maybe they updated it.

    It seems they did, thanks for the heads up!
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    thenos said:

    Joseph said:

    ^ Just keep in mind that that only works in the iOS version; they have the barcode feature in Android too but for some reason you can't check in store pricing.

    Just tried it today and got in store pricing on my Android. So maybe they updated it.

    Oh goody. Now I don't have to search for a working scanner every time I'm bargain hunting.
  • adventure_aladventure_al Scotland Member Posts: 243

    @adventure_al - What store did you find that offer in? I am looking to pick up a few of that set, so an offer seems too good to miss.

    Private internet seller so Im afraid this was a once off! Or I would have stocked up!

  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795
    At the Red Bank Rd. Walmart in Cincinnati, Ohio, I saw three Attack on Weathertop sets for $40 each if anyone is interested. They were in the clearance aisle near the cards.
  • indigoboxindigobox Member Posts: 470
    Just got back from a nice trip to Liverpool LEGO store. Ended up getting a reduced Winter Village for £50. I had £20 worth of points available to use so overall around £30. Not bad I don't think. :))
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,285
    edited March 2013
    @adventure_al - OK thanks, I will keep a look out on eBay and Bricklink. The set will likely come on sale somewhere in the next couple of months.

    Anyway, today I was lucky enough to spot a bag of Lego in a charity shop which I pass almost every day in which I found several sealed polybags, including a couple of set #30059, MTT and plenty of other loose Lego (I have yet to come across very many parts which seem to come from the same set). However, the parts are all in perfect condition and for the price of £1.00, you cannot go wrong really can you?
    andheGothamConstructionCo
  • cdollazcdollaz Member Posts: 6
    thenos said:

    Joseph said:

    ^ Just keep in mind that that only works in the iOS version; they have the barcode feature in Android too but for some reason you can't check in store pricing.

    Just tried it today and got in store pricing on my Android. So maybe they updated it.

    I tried today and I only got the regular pricing. I tested it on a few clearance items and it didn't show the discounted price.

  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    converse said:

    Picked up my cousins legos before he went into the marines. he gave me:
    -40 bulk pounds
    -about 35 9v straight track
    -about 36 curved 9v track
    -10143 in pieces(was complete except missing descriptive black stand)
    -8275 and 8421 in pieces

    I threw him 50 bucks his way for his satisfaction. Out of the bulk I salvaged a Sante Fe loco, and a BNSF loco. I sold the death star for about 300 and 365 for 8275 and 8421 as is.

    You bought way over a thousand dollars worth from your cousin and only gave him 50 bucks?
    andheFollowsClosely
  • starfire2starfire2 Phoenix AZMember Posts: 1,316
    My local Target doing their own Lego event and giving out free polybags for the kids. A fireman and car poly for boys and the Friends desk and Ice cream stand for girls. We got one each of the Friends for me :) and the fireman ones for each of the boys. This on top of the TRU Wishing Well and keychain.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,301
    ^my folks happened across the Target promo and got some of those for my kids too. Well I assume it is the same polys as you got, they didn't tell me specifically what they got. In any event, free Lego!
  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    Got a back of 50+ minifigures, included is a leia, and light up mace windu.
    £10
  • HobHob My Lego houseMember Posts: 223
    edited March 2013
    Just bought 7094 King's Castle Siege for £64.99 not sure if that's a great price, but I love the Lego castles and now have 3.

    This one and 6086 Black Knight's Castle and 6090 Royal Knight's Castle

    well happy.

    Hob
  • bluedragonbluedragon United StatesMember Posts: 494
    The Lego store at Rockefeller (NYC) had the WV cottage at 50% off. It is not 50% off retail price because they add a 10% "tourist tax" to every set I think. Still a great deal at $54.99 + tax. I got 2 of them.
  • EnglishbobEnglishbob Member Posts: 24
    Just saw Craggers command ship (chima) On clearance at Meijer for $39.99! Normally $79.99. Weird. Debating whether to go back and grab em....hmmm.
    sidersdd
  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    Just managed to get last year's technic helicopter for free.
    My Friend is having a clear out and wants to give it to me
  • jockosjunglejockosjungle Member Posts: 701
    Think I'll say my Death Star for £219.99 is a billy bargain from Smyths, don't think I've ever seen it cheaper
  • HobHob My Lego houseMember Posts: 223
    Hob said:

    Picked this up the other day well happy over 15kg of lego plus a nice lego box and a complete (as far as I can tell) agents 8635 Mobile Command Center.
    Plus loads of instructions for an airport and docks. Need to find the time to go through.
    Link http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8524451266/in/photostream

    Just an update. Finally got chance to go through the boxes and so far have found that I have a lot of pieces/instructions of the following sets.

    5531
    7235
    7236
    7237
    7238
    7245
    7890
    7891
    7892
    7894
    7901
    7902
    2928
    7906
    7991
    7994
    7047
    8635
    6975
    7945

    Just gotta find time to build them
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,285
    edited March 2013
    I response to @Brickdancer's post a little way above I went deep into one of my storage cupboards to check the Princess Leia from my set #10198 - Tantive IV, just on the off chance that I might have one with smooth hair, and lo and behold:



    I am delighted as you can see!
    BrickDancer
  • BeavBeav Member Posts: 303
    Awesome, seems many of us have had the smooth hair Leia bargain find.
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 865
    edited March 2013
    Bah! I don't want the Leia. I want the Brickset MF! Isn't that more rare?
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^Yea I want that Brickset fig since I'm in the "Members Only Club". Also looking for the sacred monkey.
  • JBricks27JBricks27 Member Posts: 675
    Stopped in my comic shop pick up my books and found this little gem:
    Uploaded with Imgupr
    andhe
  • LosimagicLosimagic UKMember Posts: 397
    #3221 in a battered box for £5 in a Debenhams outlet :D
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 828
    edited April 2013
    I just sold 58 lego Star Wars figures today with one lego Star Wars animal for £107 :-)
  • HobHob My Lego houseMember Posts: 223
    Found technic lego sets #8860 and #8865 in a charity shop yesterday for a £10 not sure if there complete yet though. Had a few good finds of late.
  • coachiecoachie South WalesMember Posts: 476
    @Hob Bargains still exist there then? A charity shop in Cardiff was trying to sell an #8880 for £50. Guess most just look up stuff on ebay and mark up accordingly.

    Are there any Technic collectors left now? Seem to be far fewer than 10 years ago.

    I have about 3/4 an 8860 in a bag in my attic if you need any spares. I already have 3!
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