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

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  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,263
    @sarbear That is an awesome deal. I got my barge and ISD a couple months ago for around $100 each but paid like $250 for a NIB sandcrawler.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    @sarbear: very nice find, indeed!
  • Bluefox1966Bluefox1966 UKMember Posts: 360
    @sarbear Great snag, stuff like this doesn't come around too often anymore .
  • scratchdeskscratchdesk Member Posts: 155
    Just snagged a great deal IMO..off CL
    boxed/complete/w/instructions:
    SW:
    7662-Trade Federation MTT
    6211-Imperial Star Destroyer
    6210- Jabbas Sail Barge
    10144- Sandcrawler
    all for $200!!
    That is outstanding! I also just splurged and bought a Sandcrawler for $175 complete in box. Wish I had your deal though!

    I just picked up all 12 "mini" star wars sets for $50. All in original boxes with manuals and basically mint.
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    They had someone in my area who had all MISB Harry Potter from 01 & 02, totalled up to about $250 for all. I missed it by like 20 mins :(
  • jadeirenejadeirene US, CaliforniaMember Posts: 475
    edited March 2012
    Realllly sweet deal there on the Star Wars sets.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,263
    Not a "great deal" but one of the WMs by me had a Hoth Wampa Cave on the shelf today. First time I had seen it at any of the local ones and it even had a tag on the shelf. Was regular price but since I didn't have it yet I bought it.
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,098
    Not a brag, and I'll probably get reamed for not buying it, but I purposely missed out on a collection of older, supposedly complete sets for $425. The big kahuna was a Lego Town Classic Airport Shuttle (6399). The other sets were nothing special, but I could of probably flipped everything for a couple of hundred in profit. The catch was that the guy selling it was not the original owner and did not have any pictures of the sets put together. I was set up to meet him for the sale, but chickened out at the last minute. $425 is a lot of money for legos and I figured that by the time I would of spent building the sets to ensure that they were complete it wouldn't have been worth it. I was probably wrong, but no big deal.
  • Brewer51Brewer51 Member Posts: 248
    Just bought a used 6764 for £7.50. Missing one hat and three pistols, but complete otherwise. No box. Thought it wasn't a bad buy!
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,998
    Nothing amazing, but I just bought 21 new CMF stands (3x4 plates with studs) for 3p each on bricklink. First time I have ever managed to buy something at the cheapest price it has ever been on there, from a UK seller too. They are 5 for 99p + 99p postage on eBay!
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    Gratz to everyone for all the great finds! I love reading this forum :) Gives me hope that my amazing deal is out there somewhere :)
  • ChrisJThunderChrisJThunder United StatesMember Posts: 115
    I scored some old Rock Raiders on eBay. I paid, like, seven bucks for a Loader Dozer and a Chrome Crusher. Ha ha, I got so nervous bidding that I bid against my self on accident. Oh well, whatever. :)
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,263
    ^ don't think you can bid against yourself anymore on ebay. Your bid is a "max bid" so if you put in a bid against yourself all it does is up your "max" but doesn't change the current bid.
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    ^Unless he has 2 eBay accounts. ;)
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,431
    On my way to the local Lego store, I stopped at the mailbox and found my $30 Visa gift card from a rebate. Also had $25 in VIP credits and another $5 for finding the four leaf clover. Picked up the Joust for $65.

    I was looking for a batcave but they were sold out.
  • HobHob My Lego houseMember Posts: 223
    My fantastic wife just bought me/us the Lego Death Star with double ponits added thats nearly 40quid in VIP points to spend at a ater date.

    Now just gotta find time to build it and somewhere to display it.
  • gifinimgifinim UKMember Posts: 174
    Had a very lucky trip to Tesco in Hanley today - I got there just as they were putting out a load of Lego with up to 75% off. 75%!

    3180 Tank Truck £4
    8066 Technic Off roader £4
    8070 Technic Supercar £25
    3368 Space Center £12
    7050 Alien Defender £2
    7066 Earth Defence £18
    7067 Jet copter £7
    2509 Ninjago Earth Dragon defense £24.50
    4867 Hogwards £24.50
    8089 Hoth £18

    Jut over £400 worth of Lego for £140. Not sure where I'm going to keep it all!
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,914
    ^ WOW! You don't see that very often with LEGO anymore. Great find!
  • kuwaharakuwahara Member Posts: 234
    ^^ wow!!

    Well done you, some super sets in here

    Technic super car, earth defence and space centre are amazing deals!!
  • jocappyjocappy Member Posts: 207
    On the 15 th got a death star with coupon and shamrock for $355.00 double VIP no tax or shipping :)
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,263
    Got 2 UFO Abductions for $11 each at one of usual WMs. First time I've found anything less than 50% off.
  • dimefielddimefield Edmonton Alberta CanadaMember Posts: 314
    Picked up two copies of the Atlantis game for 14 bucks each at TRU, purely for parts and worth it for the 2 big bags of dark blue plates.
  • sandtherapysandtherapy Member Posts: 108
    This week I picked up a mixed 5 pound lot of used Legos for $9.00. So far I've been able to build Star Wars 4482 AT TE, HP Gringotts Bank, Alpha Team, Racers 4594 all complete with mini figures.
  • SweetLoganSweetLogan Member Posts: 34
    ^Very nice.

    I found a 7075 Redbeard's Pirate Ship for 5 bucks at a garage sale today. Sadly, it appears to be missing a parrot, swords, and the treasure chest.
  • MarkeyMarkey Member Posts: 69
    edited March 2012
    @gifinim Wow, thats the best deal I've heard of in a long time! You're very lucky : )

    Here's a picture of my latest haul, from [email protected], amazon and a few local toy stores:

    image
  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    ^ sooo, what was the great find? They were all 50% off?
  • MarkeyMarkey Member Posts: 69
    edited March 2012
    ^ They were all discounted, but not that much, I'd say about 20% on average. Maybe this isn't the appropriate thread to post this picture...
  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    ^ lol, picture is fine, you just didn't say why it was a great find :P
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member Posts: 4,401
    ^ I was thinking the same thing. :o)
  • goosebogeygoosebogey Member Posts: 35
    What's that City set in between the Lighthouse and Marina, it kinda looks like an oil rig?
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,914
    edited March 2012
    What's that City set in between the Lighthouse and Marina, it kinda looks like an oil rig?
    LEGO City Coast Guard Platform #4210: http://brickset.com/detail/?Set=4210-1
  • MarkeyMarkey Member Posts: 69
    ^ Yep, thats the one. Found it in a local toy store last week, €40.
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    WOW Lucky! I have been trying to find any of the Coast Guard sets, esp that one! Lol Being from Louisiana, I GOTTA have one for my city set :)
  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    Picked up 10179 yesterday off Craigslist for $1050. Its complete with box and instructions. The box and instructions have some wear to them but are intact and in good structural shape. Since its raining out I may put on a couple movies, hang out with my boys, take it apart and clean it as its a little dusty from being displayed.
  • MarkeyMarkey Member Posts: 69
    ^ That's probably the best SW set ever, bit pricey, but worth it.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,771
    ^^ Over $1,000 for a single set, but still worth bragging about. Good find! :o)
  • 12651265 Member Posts: 954
    @Markey If bought at retail or below.....that Coast Guard set is the great find "brag."
  • StutterBrickStutterBrick Member Posts: 8
    For $250 today I got a Santa Fe locomotive, Railroad Club Car, a My Own Train engine and tender, 3 random cargo train cars (the older one from 2003), old republic gunship, old turbo tank, the first version of the maersk ship, 40 9v tracks, a bunch of roads, a fire station, creator 4956 (the house), and a hovercraft :). And some minifigs in there for the star wars sets. Love Craigslist!
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,263
    ^ nice find
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    ^^ Wow amazing find. Was the Santa Fe the limited edition version?
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,914
    ^^^ I dream of having the Santa Fe and Burlington trains. The 9V tracks and road plates make the deal even better. Great find.
  • Jonn420Jonn420 Member Posts: 267
    Its not a huge deal, but to me its big.
    on the 15th i ordered my Death Star....The Lego truck, and a Cad Bane Speeder on clearence....i got double VIP, and free shipping......visited my walmart 3 hours later, and found, all 4 star wars polys, got extra STAPs.....2 days later i hear of the Shadow ARF minifigure deal, that was good on the 15th, i call LEGO and they add an ARF1 to my LEGO order from 3 days before. (:
  • StutterBrickStutterBrick Member Posts: 8
    What's the difference on the Santa Fe limited? It has no box of instructions so I'm not sure how to tell.
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    ^ Really the only difference is the limited edition one came with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, and a unique numbered tile that looked something like this (with numbers 0000 thru 9999 instead of ????):
    image
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    ^ Yes. It should be located on the front left on the train.
  • OdinduskOdindusk Member Posts: 763
    ^ that's cool - have any other known Lego limited edition sets done something in similar fashion?
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    ^ Other than rare minifigs, the only set I can think of is the 10179 UCS Millenium Falcon.
  • zenparticlezenparticle Member Posts: 38
    Just got a bin of free LEGO from a 14 year old who insists that he no longer wants them. He might regret that later. The dark ages snags another unwitting victim. Anyhow, I have begun sorting, and so far have found 7666 (Hoth Rebel Base with K-3PO), 5980 (Squidman's Pitstop), and (4709 Hogwarts Castle). It's a big bin. I guess I'll have to keep sorting.
  • murphquakemurphquake Member Posts: 651
    Found a Freedom Speeder in a NJ Walmart for $12.40 last week. Got the same deal as @Jonn420 for the [email protected] order I made on the 15th so double points for the 2-9 MBA sets some free posters and the Shadow ARF Trooper on top of months of MBA fun. Going to TRU now then Lego Store and Target after. -bill
  • caperberrycaperberry LondonMember Posts: 2,226
    Was allowed to raid the grab bag crate at a LEGO store today. Charged me £35 for 4,000 pieces :O) There was most of a UCS Obi Wan Starfighter in there as well as 2 Friends sets with trans-clear curved panels and 8x16 & 16x16 blue plates. Amongst the weirder stuff I chose was a massive bag of 32-stud axles, and 100 orange ice cream scoops! Looking fwd to doing something pretty with them. Either that or open a Bricklink shop ;O)
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