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Considering I've already sorted by colors my next is to separate highly desirable itmes, Id rather not spend hours looking what is desirable and what is not can someone give me the quickie version...Ie flowers doors windows ect.
I have boxes, instructions and or complete sets of the following
I supose someone will tell me to do my ow homework but I'd appreciate some heads up. If anyone wants any of these, all off these/ pieces of these let me know.
I hate legos now after all this :)
I would be interested in 383/6083, but to be honest, if the pieces are mixed together the interest goes way down because some of the original pieces from that set came from different molds and unless you were willing to pull all the pieces out and look for the tell-tale sign of the molding seam on the bricks, it wouldn't be any different from me piecing the set together on bricklink.
god I hate legos
With what you've got? It's really hard to tell. Here's what I see: So, that's based on BrickLink data, although there are some in your list that are ambiguous (marked with a question mark), and some that are repeated (perhaps unintentionally?), and at least one where it's pretty far out of range (6013, which is from 1998).
That's also assuming that the sets are complete, and that you sell them individually, which means a lot more work for you, and a lot of time waiting for buyers to come along. But it would be roughly $700 or so, assuming the above list is accurate.
But given that I can see some elements from sets that AREN'T in your list, you probably have more sets that aren't listed. And also, chances are good that the sets aren't complete.
If you sell them as a single lot, without verifying the pieces, that brings the price WAY down, because you're basically making the buyer do all the work for you, and giving them all the risk if you're missing half the pieces. I'd guess the whole thing would be a value of between $75 and $1000 depending on what exactly you've got, how much time and effort you'll put in, and how you sell it, which is a pretty wide range!
Oh, and in the time it took me to look that up, I see you've posted some more pictures with a LOT of more valuable stuff than what was in the list![/edit]
Thats all you have in your living room? You should see what used to be my dining room...lol
Honestly, if you want the most return on your investment with the smallest effort, listing the whole lot (or even 4x ~10-pound lots) on ebay is probably your best bet.
Medium effort would be building all the complete sets you can using the parts and included instructions, and listing each set seperately on ebay and/or bricklink, then dumping the remainder as a bulk lot. Obviously, trying to build the more valuable sets first would be the way to go.
And seriously, why can I never find a deal even close to that. I would be happy finding that lot for 100.00!
1) Select "Catalog Items" in the drop-down at the top of the page
2) Enter the set number that you're looking for (or the set name, although the text matching is very poor on BrickLink), and click "Go!".
3) If there's multiple matches, click on the set number (on the right) that matches the set you meant. If there's only 1 match, you will be taken directly to the item page:
4) On the item page, click the "View Price Guide" link. Sometimes, if no price information is available, there won't be a link :(
5) The Price Guide page will tell you all the times that the set has been sold on BrickLink in the last 6 months (either "new" or "used"), and what prices people are selling the set for currently (new or used).
Unfortunately, BrickLink doesn't distinguish between "very slightly used" and "horrifically used". So if a set sold used for $100, but also for $20, it could be because the set was incomplete, or it was badly damaged, or simply because the seller had really low prices! It's impossible to tell. But usually, there's at least SOME information that you can use to help gauge how valuable a set is.
Another option is eBay, but that's difficult. You can search completed auctions with the set number and the word "LEGO", but you'll often get instances of someone selling the set in a group of other sets, or something that received no bids during the auction. So it's tricky to get a good idea of the fair price.
If there are other valuation services for LEGO sets, I'm not really aware of them. I'm often disappointed that BrickLink keeps its data around for only 6 months, and maybe someone else has kept tabs on BrickLink prices historically (and/or maybe other sources?*), but I'm not aware of any public services for it, if so.
* I DO recall someone once starting a service with eBay prices in that manner, but eBay effectively sent them a cease and desist order. Well, more accurately, they said "pay us for using our data, or else you have to stop".
And a red tile with the printed words Lego which I read on here were of desire, however I guess that depends on who wants it and how badly.
Oh, and in case it wasn't already complicated enough for you? You'll notice that I called them "Design IDs" and not "Part Numbers". That's because Design ID is the *type* of element, and "Part Number" is a combination of both the Design ID and the Color Number. So a 2x4 brick has a Design ID of "3001", but the Part Number is a totally different number, depending on the color.
As you noticed, in modern sets, they write the Part Numbers next to the parts at the end of the instruction booklet-- but they've only been doing that for the last few years. So that won't help you, unfortunately-- unless you just-so-happen to find the exact same element in the exact same color used in a modern set.
The other handy way to find the Design IDs (those are the numbers BrickLink uses) is to look up the set that the part came in on BrickLink, and look at its inventory. That'll tell you what the Design ID is, or at least, the ID that BrickLink uses to identify the element in question. And of course THAT's difficult, because you probably don't know what set a random part came in!
In the end, you'll have to learn an awful lot about LEGO in order to find out Part Numbers and Design IDs on your own. It's hideously complex, and in addition to learning how LEGO deals with these numbers, there's also a lot to learn about how the hobby community deals with them.
You could also ask people online (I think there's a thread dedicated to identifying parts), although you may often need to post a picture to help describe the part you're looking for.