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FS (UK, Cambridge): Many Retired Sets

GondorianDotComGondorianDotCom Member Posts: 30
Hi, Lego fans!

I went a bit crazy over the past two years and bought more than 1000 Lego sets. I'd say about half of them are now retired, and I'm slowly selling them on eBay, but I'm limited by my seller limits and not a fan of their fees either! The postage costs per individual set are depressing as well. :(

I'm hoping I can find a (newish) collector on here who wants to fill some holes in their sets and buy a bundle rather than individual items, at prices lower than eBay. If you buy a lot, I'd be willing to personally deliver to you if you pay a deposit to cover my fuel in case you change your mind.

Anyway, onto the sets, all of which are new in sealed box ....

Please note: My prices do not show postage (or fuel cost), since the hope is to sell a number together and we can work out the cost and means of collection/delivery based on what you've picked.

9474 - Battle of Helm's Deep (eBay: £140) - £120
9472 - Weathertop (eBay: £53) - £40
9470 - Shelob Attacks (eBay: £29) - £23
6865 - Captain America's Cycle (eBay: £25) - £18
6858 - Catwoman's Catcycle (eBay: £22) - £16
6866 - Wolverine's Chopper Showdown (eBay: £57) - £48
6868 - Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout (eBay: £90) - £75

(MORE TO FOLLOW, including: all the recent Harry Potter sets; all the Pirates of the Carribean sets; modular fire brigade; mars rover; mini modulars; medieval market village; all the Winter sets since 2010; 3065, 6864, 9469, 9516, 4644, 3061, 3933, 4529, 6857, 40083, 79002, 3063, 3661, 3817, 3848, 3939, 6860, 3188)

I'm still working on researching all the current listed and sold eBay prices. Please contact me if you are vaguely interested, especially if you live within 100 miles of Cambridge.

Thanks!

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  • GondorianDotComGondorianDotCom Member Posts: 30
    Not sure how I can edit a post, so I'll just post underneath here that they have all been stored carefully in a smoke-free and pet-free home at sensible temperatures, so they are in same condition that you would find on a shop shelf (probably better, in fact!).
  • BillybrownBillybrown UKMember Posts: 748

    Hi, Lego fans!

    I went a bit crazy over the past two years and bought more than 1000 Lego sets. I'd say about half of them are now retired, and I'm slowly selling them on eBay, but I'm limited by my seller limits and not a fan of their fees either! The postage costs per individual set are depressing as well. :(

    I'm hoping I can find a (newish) collector on here who wants to fill some holes in their sets and buy a bundle rather than individual items, at prices lower than eBay. If you buy a lot, I'd be willing to personally deliver to you if you pay a deposit to cover my fuel in case you change your mind.

    Anyway, onto the sets, all of which are new in sealed box ....

    Please note: My prices do not show postage (or fuel cost), since the hope is to sell a number together and we can work out the cost and means of collection/delivery based on what you've picked.

    9474 - Battle of Helm's Deep (eBay: £140) - £120
    9472 - Weathertop (eBay: £53) - £40
    9470 - Shelob Attacks (eBay: £29) - £23
    6865 - Captain America's Cycle (eBay: £25) - £18
    6858 - Catwoman's Catcycle (eBay: £22) - £16
    6866 - Wolverine's Chopper Showdown (eBay: £57) - £48
    6868 - Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout (eBay: £90) - £75

    (MORE TO FOLLOW, including: all the recent Harry Potter sets; all the Pirates of the Carribean sets; modular fire brigade; mars rover; mini modulars; medieval market village; all the Winter sets since 2010; 3065, 6864, 9469, 9516, 4644, 3061, 3933, 4529, 6857, 40083, 79002, 3063, 3661, 3817, 3848, 3939, 6860, 3188)

    I'm still working on researching all the current listed and sold eBay prices. Please contact me if you are vaguely interested, especially if you live within 100 miles of Cambridge.

    Thanks!

    I'd be interested in buying the lot if your prices were lower, however thats because Im a reseller. So depends on your target audience and the time you want to put into this. Based on your asking prices though, you might be best selling on bricklink? They arnt bad prices for those wanting individual sets and you wont have the same fees as ebay.

    If you dont want to go down that route then PM me but you might not like my cash offer as it would be way below your current prices if you approach my Lego dragons den. So based on what I've seen so far I'm out. Good look in shifting them. I don't see any reason why they won't all get sold individually - with time and patience.



  • jon_kjon_k UKMember Posts: 224
    i would be intereted in buying some of your sets, but I am not a reseller, but a collector. I would obviously likem to see the full list once posted and would discuss prices and try to reach a midlle ground where seller and buyer are agreed, I too have a dislike of ebay .

    I will await your update and being patient with sales can sometimes pay diviends
  • GoldJonoGoldJono Aberdeen, UKMember Posts: 208
    I can happily vouch for @jon_k as being an excellent buyer.
    jon_k
  • Pate5346Pate5346 Member Posts: 771
    I've sent you an PM a few days ago regarding some sets which I may be interested in. I would like to see a list of sets which are on offer with a guide price. Thanks P
  • GondorianDotComGondorianDotCom Member Posts: 30
    Hi, everyone. Thanks for the interest. I am working on the list with prices. It's a long process though, and I had 4 orders to send off today to eBay buyers which also stole some time. I may well decide to go lower on some prices than what I'd get via eBay (after fees and postage) just to avoid all the packing and posting hassle!
  • GondorianDotComGondorianDotCom Member Posts: 30
    Hopefully everyone can see this list:

    http://brickset.com/sets/ownedby-GondorianDotCom

    I own at least one of all of those sets. Ignore the quantity it says there (one of each) - I was just trying to visualise the sets I intended to keep forever in my personal collection.
  • nerick906nerick906 Bristol, UKMember Posts: 376
    are they all for sale?
  • GondorianDotComGondorianDotCom Member Posts: 30
    Hi, nerick906. Yes, I would be willing to part with any of them.
  • IanCambridgeIanCambridge Cambridge, EnglandMember Posts: 9
    Hey, I also live in Cambridge and am definitely interested in a couple of sets; specifically Mars Rover and maybe some of the winter sets.
  • GondorianDotComGondorianDotCom Member Posts: 30
    Hi IanCambridge. Thanks for the interest. I really need to get that list with prices done. Sorry for delay.
  • IanCambridgeIanCambridge Cambridge, EnglandMember Posts: 9
    No rush or anything. Just figured I'd express interest, especially as we're local to one-another.
  • GondorianDotComGondorianDotCom Member Posts: 30
    For those still interested, I'm making progress with the full price list, but it's not done yet. Thanks for your patience.
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 910
    Wow, what a list. I'm in Cambridge all next week so would be interested in a pick up of some sets once the prices have been published!
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,296
    I appreciate that you'd prefer people who'd take bundles, but I'm only about 45 mins from Cambridge (in North London), and would be happy to drive up, so just flagging an interest in the Technic Ltd Ed Crawler.

    You weren't kidding about going a bit crazy...
    ;o)
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,275
    I might be interested in a few, and could perhaps come and collect, so I look forward to viewing the price list.

    Presumably there will be a reduction of some sort for purchasing multiple sets?
  • HangedSanchezHangedSanchez United KingdomMember Posts: 310
    Just registering an interest for when the price list comes out....
  • Renegade007cjhRenegade007cjh Essex, UKMember Posts: 684
    May as well chuck my hat into the ring... reckon it's going to be a bit of a feeding frenzy when the price list is made available :( Who knows, maybe we're all after different sets and everyone will leave happy!
  • bricktuarybricktuary EuropeMember Posts: 470
    Also interested!
  • GreenArrow57GreenArrow57 GBMember Posts: 71
    And me...but I'll probably be squashed flat in the rush!
  • PhoneboothPhonebooth USMember Posts: 1,430
    feeding frenzy.
  • BuzzsawBuzzsaw UKMember Posts: 79
    Interested too, and I live 20 mins west of Cambridge.
  • GondorianDotComGondorianDotCom Member Posts: 30
    Hey all. Great to see all this interest.

    In case some are expecting Fire Sale type bargains (e.g. below RRP for a popular retired set) I will reiterate that the prices will be based on current lowest Buy It Now eBay prices (including shipping) and I will do 15% off that price, if paid in cash and collected from me. If you buy a bundle, I can knock more off. Time is money and selling one set at a time on eBay takes too much time!

    The reason the price list is taking so long is because I'm working on automating the whole process of the eBay look-up. I know BrickSet does such a thing, but it's per individual set and doesn't show the shipping cost either. I'm using the eBay API, which is pretty decent, I have to say, and I'm using some heuristics to try and catch poorly titled items as well and filter out items that allegedly match but are actually minifigs or other stuff that isn't sealed in box. When I'm done using the tool for myself, I'll roll it out for others to use.

    While I am working on the list, if anyone wishes to PM me the sets they want and what they are offering for them (based on 15% off current lowest eBay Buy It Now inc. shipping) then I can do a quick check on the price and sell those sets sooner, first come first served.

    Cheers!
  • GondorianDotComGondorianDotCom Member Posts: 30
    I should also clarify that my list on brickset is my full collection that includes sets that have not retired. I am only selling retired sets here, as I'm keeping to rest to appreciate in value. Sorry for any confusion.
  • MiniFigHunterMiniFigHunter Member Posts: 113
    Pmd
  • GondorianDotComGondorianDotCom Member Posts: 30
    Hey, folks. To all of you who waited patiently, many thanks. I've now finished making my price list.

    It's here: http://lego.gondorian.com/legopricelist.html

    Please read the notes above the list carefully. Since the prices are based on undercutting eBay Buy-It-Now by 15%, they will change over time. I'll try to keep them in sync as much as possible.

    Thanks for looking!
  • GondorianDotComGondorianDotCom Member Posts: 30
    (Please ignore above post. Hopefully it will be deleted soon. I didn't realise you can't have a subdomain called "lego".)

    Hey, folks. To all of you who waited patiently, many thanks. I've now finished making my price list.

    It's here: http://shop.gondorian.com/legopricelist.html

    Please read the notes above the list carefully. Since the prices are based on undercutting eBay Buy-It-Now by 15%, they will change over time. I'll try to keep them in sync as much as possible.

    Thanks for looking!
  • GondorianDotComGondorianDotCom Member Posts: 30
    @Moderator: Any chance I can nuke this thread and start a new one? It's not very user-friendly for potential buyers. Thanks.
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