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A bit of helpful advice needed


Got a number of sealed sets I can't return to a Lego store in the UK as bought them back in february, but am needing to get rid of due to pressure from the other half. All are new and sealed. I know I wouldn't be able to sell on here as people like a heavy discount but don't really want to finish up too much out of pocket. I am wondering about parting the set out? Will this get me back the retail cost I have shelled out? Also, how difficult is it to do this? The sets are as follows

#70128 braptors wing striker
#70129 lavertus twin blade
#70130 sparrtus spider striker
#70132 scorms scorpion stinger
#70134 lavertus outland base

#70720 hover hunter
#70721 Kai fighter
#70722 overborg attack
#70723 thunder raider
#70724 ninjacopter
#70725 nindroid mechdragon
#70726 destructoid

#71006 the Simpsons house

Any advice would be greatly appreciated



  • bmwlegobmwlego Member Posts: 820
    Parting out to sell would take a lot of your time. What are the figs worth? Sell them off and part the pieces into your collection.

    The LEGO Store might accept them for a return for credit which would get the boxes out of your house and you wouldn't lose money this way unless the sets were marked down since you purchased them.
  • jjb5000jjb5000 Member Posts: 103
    Phoned and asked them today and the assistant manager said no as the manager was on holiday, still have the till receipt so getting what I paid should not have been a problem :-(
  • MatthewMatthew Administrator Posts: 3,714
    They should accept them back - I believe it's policy to accept back any currently stocked products, regardless of when or where purchased, in exchange for store credit or VIP points.
  • jjb5000jjb5000 Member Posts: 103
    ^ I did not know that, I believe most of them are still in stock, maybe not the Chima but certainly the rest. The girl on the phone said I was welcome to ring back when the manager was back off holiday so that may be worth a shout. I gave her that option as I am more than willing to exchange them for a few of the more recent sets but she still said no. Thanks for the input :-)
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Member Posts: 10,837
    edited July 2014
    Matthew said:

    They should accept them back - I believe it's policy to accept back any currently stocked products, regardless of when or where purchased, in exchange for store credit or VIP points.

    That is the key: I believe if you take them back to LEGO you get only credit.. Not cash
    So if you are looking for money money, then that is not likely going to work, unless you want to trade them all in for one or two larger sets with credit, like HH, or a Mod.
  • joel4motionjoel4motion Member Posts: 959
    I have had credit given when Ive returned items at least 2-3 months past the 30 day limit.

    If you need the money then get the credit and purchase a couple of large items that sell well and quickly on ebay. You shouldn't lose too much on a couple of Simpsons houses for example as these often sell for more than the RRP on ebay.
  • masterbuilder1masterbuilder1 Member Posts: 9
    If you want the money back quickly I wouldn't part them. It can take a long time to get your money back that way, however if you are not in a rush you can make more than you bought them for eventually on some sets. If you can wait a few months then I find Ebay in November will get you more than Ebay now, as Christmas present season is there, but fees are expensive. Hope you sort it out

  • jjb5000jjb5000 Member Posts: 103
    Thanks for alll the responses, I sent an email to the store yesterday and have just received a reply stating they will not authorise an exchange due to the amount so looks like I am lumbered with them for a while, last time I bother with using the Sheffield store I think as their service has got worse over the past year
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,556
    Don't take this personally, but I am glad LEGO are not taking back large hauls like this. There is about £520 worth of sets there. If they were to refund or credit note hauls like that, there is nothing to stop resellers going in, buying up stock and returning it six months later as it hasn't reached the price they want, or hasn't gone EOL when they thought it would, and then buying another batch that they think they will get lucky on. It also stops the purchase of sets that are not really wanted but bought just for a promo, then returning them and exchanging for something you did want that was not out at the time of the promo.

    You should be able to get reasonably close to RRP for The Simpsons House on ebay, so you'll lose out about 15-20% after postage. The others you may struggle with.

    You might be able to take back a couple of the sets without suspicion - why not take back the larger Chima one, for example, on it's own. Or return The Simpsons, and try your luck selling the rest.

    But remember, summer is not the time to try to sell lego. For most people, it is a rainy / cold day toy.
  • NorlegoNorlego Member Posts: 449
    You get a good price for lego when fewer people sell lego so start in september or oktober for the christmas market or just after christmas as people will spend money from gifts
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