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

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  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    Not a bit
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,261
    edited January 2014

    samiam391 said:

    Also, was lucky enough to purchase a #10173 Holiday Train for $34 on eBay, which has to be one of my better finds.

    Comes 100% complete with an excellent condition box and instructions. Excited to potentially put it around the Christmas tree next year... hopefully this doesn't lead to me being tempted to purchase the rest of the Winter Village theme...

    Ok...how on earth did you acquire this??? I've been looking for a reasonably priced one for many months....scouring Ebay constantly. I don't recall ever seeing a used set coming even remotely close to $34. Heck, you can barely even get just the instruction manuals for that price!

    Links or I don't believe you :)
    @BlueMoonUSA- Don't believe me?! Now that hurts.

    I had a $26 eBay bucks certificate, so that took the price down to $34.

    Here is the link for your viewing, and believing, pleasure ;o)

    All I can say is don't give up hope, just keep looking and I'm sure you'll eventually find one! This one wasn't even listed under 10173, let alone Holiday train. I found it randomly under lego "newly listed" and asked if they would take a buy it now.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,261
    Just picked up a #10134 Y-Wing and #10178 Motorized AT-AT.

    Both 100% complete and with boxes for $200.

    I just finished off selling most of my UCS SW sets, and now they've reeled me back in...
  • BlueMoonUSABlueMoonUSA Member Posts: 116
    samiam391 said:

    samiam391 said:

    Also, was lucky enough to purchase a #10173 Holiday Train for $34 on eBay, which has to be one of my better finds.

    Comes 100% complete with an excellent condition box and instructions. Excited to potentially put it around the Christmas tree next year... hopefully this doesn't lead to me being tempted to purchase the rest of the Winter Village theme...

    Ok...how on earth did you acquire this??? I've been looking for a reasonably priced one for many months....scouring Ebay constantly. I don't recall ever seeing a used set coming even remotely close to $34. Heck, you can barely even get just the instruction manuals for that price!

    Links or I don't believe you :)
    @BlueMoonUSA- Don't believe me?! Now that hurts.

    I had a $26 eBay bucks certificate, so that took the price down to $34.

    Here is the link for your viewing, and believing, pleasure ;o)

    All I can say is don't give up hope, just keep looking and I'm sure you'll eventually find one! This one wasn't even listed under 10173, let alone Holiday train. I found it randomly under lego "newly listed" and asked if they would take a buy it now.
    Oh man, that does hurt. Huge wave of jealousy spreads across my face...thanks for the "newly listed" tip. I also didn't know you could talk sellers into buy it nows. Thanks for that tip too :)
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,526
    Just bought #75020 for £43 from Amazon UK (£63 minus a £20 gift card that I got from my work for Christmas). Happy Days! :-))
    SirKevbagsLegopants
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,954
    Including vouchers that you could have spent on something else doesn't count in my book.

    I got a free #7965 last year, as I used amazon vouchers obtain via a cashback site. Even though I got it for free, I paid £85 for it - it was just that the whole amount was covered by a voucher that was not available to anyone else. I could have cashed out the cashback instead of claiming vouchers and had real cash in my wallet, or used the vouchers for other purchases which I was going to make anyway on amazon but ended up paying for those with real money.

    I did the same with a Helm's Deep - no actual cost to me, yet used £65 vouchers I could have spent on anything.

    Same with the Batman PC game with Lex Luthor ... (as in pic). I got this one free a couple of times. The good thing here was that the game with Lex was £15.93, and at the time they were allowing trade-ins for the game (standard edition) at £15. So I bought one with vouchers, returned the game as a trade-in, bought another one with the voucher, returned the game.

    The first two of those I don't really call brags, anyone could have got the Falcon for £85 and the Helm's Deep for £65. I just chose to spend vouchers on it. The last one is more of a brag though, 2x Lex poly for 93p each was a good deal.

    There was even one time I made a profit on buying the Batman game with Lex and returning the standard version and got to keep Lex. The game was about £2 more than the trade-in value, but they had an extra £5 voucher if you traded in items worth £15. So I ended up £3 in profit and had a Lex poly too.
    dougtshewmanandhe
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,526
    ^ Bah humbug. It counts in my book.
    I was pleased to get it for that price and even at 37% off before my GC I think that's pretty good.
    Thanks for raining on my parade somewhat, negative Nancy.
    scrumperLegopantscollect_thatChompersSirKevbagsbluemoose
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    ^ I nearly choked when I was shown the pictures a couple of weeks back but now you know whats in there, fantastic!
  • pricey73pricey73 UKMember Posts: 352
    edited January 2014
    @SirKevbags Having some of the instructions certainly helped!
    But a free Death Star!
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    @pricey73 you're a liberator really, saving the bricks that were destined for destruction ;)
  • pricey73pricey73 UKMember Posts: 352
    ^ Right place, Right time :))
  • thelimeythelimey Member Posts: 52
    Got 2 brand new sealed #9450 Epic Dragon Battle at my Tesco for £10 each, apparently a no longer wanted order into store (no price on shelf). Fire alarm went off as I had someone scan the price so had to put them back whilst the store was evacuated! I couldn't hang around for them to reopen but were luckily still there when I got back 45 mins later.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,704

    ^ I nearly choked when I was shown the pictures a couple of weeks back but now you know whats in there, fantastic!

    Likewise. I won't repeat what I called him!
    margot
  • pricey73pricey73 UKMember Posts: 352
    @Legoboy but am I still #1?
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,704
    edited January 2014
    You're something.

    @Huw. Bring BACK the abuse tag!!!!
  • pricey73pricey73 UKMember Posts: 352
    @Legoboy Good to know I'm something, your only bitter because there's no MISB sets there!
    Legoboy
  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 328
    Not so much of a brag due to the state it is in but my wife bought this Lego home, pictured below, the other day from her volunteering, (they were going to throw it away I think), they charged her a grand total of £2 for it.
    It has got to be the worst box of "old" Lego I have seen...its old, dirty, chewed & badly sun damaged. Some of it might be ok for "filler" bricks but most of it is only fit for the bin.
    FrothyCoffeeMan
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Got a great deal the other day, for $60 cash and 20 lbs of M* B* we got
    #7685 Dozer,
    #5867 Super Speedster,
    #8081 Extreme Cruiser,
    #42005 Monster Truck,
    #42000 Grand Prix Racer,
    #8070 Super Car,
    #9395 (X2) Pickup Tow Truck,
    #60057 Camper Van,
    #60020 Cargo Truck,
    #5885 Triceratops Trapper (minus dinosaur),
    #70002 Lennox' Lion Attack,
    partial #8110 Unimog.

    This came from a person we buy from regularly, who gets it free (sorry, no I can't divulge my sources) and doesn't have time and patience, or interest in checking to see if sets are complete. On occasion we get part of a set in one purchase, and the rest a few weeks later.
    sidersddSirKevbagsBumblepantspricey73
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,954

    Not so much of a brag due to the state it is in but my wife bought this Lego home, pictured below, the other day from her volunteering, (they were going to throw it away I think), they charged her a grand total of £2 for it.
    It has got to be the worst box of "old" Lego I have seen...its old, dirty, chewed & badly sun damaged. Some of it might be ok for "filler" bricks but most of it is only fit for the bin.

    Looking at their skin, I think some of those minifigs have leprosy!

    Mind you the classic space torsos have got to be worth £2.
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,953
    I got given a free #10234 Sydney Opera House as a thanks from LEGO Group last year. I was so pleased, as it was next on my to-buy list!

    They also gave me some smaller boxed City sets and a bag of keyrings to give out to my St John Ambulance cadets at their Christmas party. They absolutely loved all the Lego!!
    LostInTranslationSirKevbags
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    ^ as a thanks for what exactly? that's a nice thank you
  • OUWxGuesserOUWxGuesser Member Posts: 92
    ~25lb of lego for $75 off local craigslist. No instructions. Based off the larger chunks in there, includes a number of larger sets including stuff from just about every theme. Highlight appears to be a mostly complete #10210 ! Sails are MIA, but all of the hull was built. Few cannons might be missing. After tracking down identifiable parts, it appears most of the sets are missing complete minifigs. Violent kids- I've never seen so many dismembered legs! Just by the amount of alone, it was a good deal. Just not sure what I'll do with the #10210. I will see how complete it is then see if there is any interest as-is.
    programmerdan
  • programmerdanprogrammerdan Member Posts: 27
    Just finished cleaning a small ebay lot that I got affordably (around $5 a lb) and discovered Darth Vader (with helmet, looks like from #8017 ) and Luke Skywalker minifigures. Nothing like underpaying for a bulk lot!
  • sweetness34sweetness34 San Diego, CA.Member Posts: 324
    Got a lot of about 60 pounds off Craig's list for $300
    khmellymelpricey73myrnt
  • kekekekekeke united kingdomMember Posts: 33
    Just bough a Lego lot for £50. After I got home, it weighted 12kg (with some megablocks but not a lot). It has two 48*48 plates and 30+ minifigures (star wars, Indiana jones and harry porter). Definitely a few sets there. Although there are some dirty and chewed bricks, it is still not a bad deal.
    khmellymelpricey73
  • Lego91Lego91 GermanyMember Posts: 86
    edited February 2014
    Not comparable to your finds, but I got a 1€ set of eBay a couple of minutes ago. ( #1264 if I remember the number right, it was a Milka promotional set in Germany. Only ~25 pieces but I love small sets, perfect for decoration.)

    After over a year of avoiding eBay this is good start again. 99% overpriced or not in my price range but sometimes it is a great opportunity to find cheap sets.
  • jediami65jediami65 United StatesMember Posts: 474
    At WM today saw a few 50% and 30% items picked up 2 TLR #79110 Silver Mine Shootout for $35... Also AT-RT #75002 for $13. and #31006 for $17...

    My dilemma is I've had bad experience with boxes at WM having been opened: there was a Jabba's Sail Barge #75020 for $80 but when I picked it up I could here loose pieces and it weighed 1/2 pound the most box had a few signs of tape being reapplied, I gave to an employee and told them they may as well throw it away that is was tampered with.

    I may just open the TLR sets and part them or return them if they have been tampered with.
  • Lego91Lego91 GermanyMember Posts: 86
    Had another lucky day on eBay today!
    The minifigs for 1€ each (same seller, so shipping is cheap) and a polybag for 1,50€.
    Minifigs: #8805-7 #8805-10 #8805-13
    Poly: #7799

    Waiting until they all arrive to add them to my collection. Last year I ordered the seasonal Christmas sets at the Lego store and I marked them as owned at the same time. Later I got a mail that one of the set was sold out and could not be delivered. Since that day I wait until the set has safely arrived in my house.
  • jediami65jediami65 United StatesMember Posts: 474
    Picked up 2 of the Star Wars themed #9525 for $25 each tax included at Lego store. They had been discounted 50% and I had a $20 off $100 coupon and $10 VIP points, the other part of the purchase was a #70808 and was able to get 2 #30280 in the deal too.
  • KiwiLegoMeisterKiwiLegoMeister New ZealandMember Posts: 212
    Its only a (real-real) smallie, but I just scored a brand new sealed box of #6805-1 from 1985, in a junk shop for $3NZ (about $2.40USD). Don't know if I want to open it or throw it in the back of the safe ...
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 949
    ^ I enjoyed that set as a child. Wow, that was 28-29 years ago!
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950

    Its only a (real-real) smallie, but I just scored a brand new sealed box of #6805-1 from 1985, in a junk shop for $3NZ (about $2.40USD). Don't know if I want to open it or throw it in the back of the safe ...

    Benny!
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    Found my second used, medium blue Duplo (Dacta) playhouse #9225 on eBay for under 70US including shipping. This is one of my most favorite sets, and it looks fantastic with my three used bright pink #4966 dollhouses in a Duploville town.

    The other amazing thing is that it was in very good condition with just five missing pieces, but with an almost complete free Duplo set thrown in.

    It is a shame that so few of these were made for the preschool market so that both boys and girls would play with it. The families I purchased mine from barely used them, which is rare for Duplo on eBay. So many recycled, chewed up, permanently marked up or otherwise destroyed Duplo seems to make it to eBay. Phew!
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    edited February 2014
    ^Lego movie promo tin is really fun!
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    @margot I'm sure it's going to make someone happy :-) I've not seen the clapper board before.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,276
    @SirKevbags - When will the auction be?! :o)
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    @CapnRex101 Will it be an auction? A live one here, or regular on ebay? A mini raffle before the main one later in the year? The Fairy Brain Trust are thinking about options. I can tell you it will be happening quickly though.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,276
    @SirKevbags - Well I will keep an eye out then, whatever you do in the end, I will be entering :o)
    SirKevbags
  • StormKittyStormKitty Member Posts: 268
    ^^ just hurry up and make it happen Hairy Fairy ;-)
    LostInTranslation
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    ^ Patience ;-)
  • SirBenSirBen In the Hall of the Mountain KingMember Posts: 554
    edited February 2014

    A mini raffle before the main one later in the year?

    Please make it a mini-raffle!

    LostInTranslation
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    Mmmmmmm tinned goodness.........
    SuperTrampadiemcmargot
  • LosimagicLosimagic UKMember Posts: 397
    Stop taunting us!!
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 328
    Picked these up from various charity shops around my home town.
    #3838 Lava Dragon game paid £1.50
    #3839 Race 3000 game paid £2.50
    #3842 Lunar Command game paid £4.99, (cheapest LBG 32x32 baseplate from a UK seller on Bricklink is £7.91).
    The bricks all look new & shiny & all 3 are 100% complete.
    I am going to part them out into my collection.
    I passed on a #3853 Banana Balance game, changed my mind but when I went back to the shop it was gone :(
  • Bluefairy_56Bluefairy_56 Member Posts: 320
    I haven't as yet found anything exciting at the OP shops and secondhand shops I frequent, but I go regularly in hope one day of finding something great.

    But I just bought on special:
    Monster Fighters Ghost Train - $109
    Monster Fighters Hearse - $40
    Monster Fighters Mummy - $14.50
    Monster Fighters Werewolf - $30

    These are cheaper than I could have got them on eBay, so I am happy. I am waiting to see if my nearest toy store can get me the Monster Fighters Haunted House, I so want this.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,954

    Picked these up from various charity shops around my home town.
    #3838 Lava Dragon game paid £1.50
    #3839 Race 3000 game paid £2.50
    #3842 Lunar Command game paid £4.99, (cheapest LBG 32x32 baseplate from a UK seller on Bricklink is £7.91).
    The bricks all look new & shiny & all 3 are 100% complete.
    I am going to part them out into my collection.
    I passed on a #3853 Banana Balance game, changed my mind but when I went back to the shop it was gone :(

    Those three are not actually bad games either, and excellent prices. Banana balance isn't so great, as a game or a parts pack. Unless you want a lot of bananas! Although there are the 12 leaves and the monkey too, which redeem it if cheap enough.
  • legofanfromleedslegofanfromleeds legoland...England Member Posts: 368
    Nice to get on the brag list for a change. ..just picked up x5 #6866...wolverine choppers....no idea why theve been hidden away but didnt stop to ask ...in the basket they went
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