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  • DB361DB361 UKMember Posts: 194
    Sunday spent car booting - not a bad little haul at all! £125 spent altogether
    bandit778AdzbadboyFowlerBrickssnowhitie
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 671
    ^a lot better standard than my local car boot sale.  Every time I go there's the same guy selling little bags with a handful of random bricks for £5 and very little else.
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,342
    edited August 2017
    #75149 Resistance X-Wing 45 EUR (Suprabazar, RRP 99,99 EUR)
    Oh no, that was on my "only if <50€" list. I'm ignoring your post, if only because Suprabazar is nowhere near me ;)

    Interesting how many people count the points being used as discount to a set; I myself calculate 5% (or 10%) discount on the set I'm earning the points with :)
    Kerre
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,437
    edited August 2017
    ^Most people that I know will count points like that as a discount off the purchase when they earn the points AND as a discount when they use the points. I personally only count such points as a discount when I use them, since they have no value until they get spent. The reason retailers offer points is to get your buying habits into a database and hope you never get around to cashing the points. Rebates are offered because many people will scramble to buy the item with the rebate, but often forget to actually claim the rebate after the initial purchase, and a rebate unclaimed is profit made.
    KerresnowhitieKingAlanI
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,342
    Sure, but buying a 300€ set nets me 15€ in points so it makes more sense to me to mentally to picture that set as 285€ spent, as opposed to buying a 300€ set then paying 5€ for a 20€ set. To each his own, I suppose!

    (My Excel sheets don't condone using the same points twice :D)
    Kerre
  • CommanderJigglypuffCommanderJigglypuff NetherlandsMember Posts: 63
    Yea, I also bought way too many SW sets this weekend.. 12 Imperial Trooper BP (9.90 each), 2 Hovertanks (22 each), 3 FO TIE (35 each), Xwing (42), 3 Scout Speeder Buildable figure (18 each) and a lot of other buildable figures in which a had zero interest a week ago, but €8 each was too good of a deal. I already have multiples of all of these sets so don't know how I'm going to display all of this. 

    2 weeks ago I bought the entire Ninjago Movie line.. Ugh Lego.
    Kerresnowhitie
  • KerreKerre In a bar, under the sea.Member Posts: 398
    All the points do is potentially offer a discount on another, future purchase. That is why I don't apply them as a saving against the original purchase.

    If I choose to no longer buy from LEGO stores tomorrow, the points are useless. If the VIP program is ended, the points are useless. An additional purchase is effectively necessary to benefit from the points collected. In that respect, the VIP points system is more restrictive than a rebate. You jump through the hoops, you get your rebate - no further purchase necessary. 

    It's also all to easy to count the points twice. The psychology behind that happening as well as other characteristics of the VIP program such as giving a relatively large number of points ("You get 300 points" instead of "You get 15 points and each is worth a $/£/€) are quite interesting.
    catwranglerBillyBricks84
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 671
    Picked up a #7259 ARC-170 Starfighter on Gumtree. Another set off the wanted list
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 671
    ^nope, it was actually #8088 ARC-170 Starfighter! 
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    From Amazon Warehouse.
    #70627 Dragon's Forge for £44.55. that is over 40% off. it said "Condition: Used - Like New - All purchases eligible for Amazon customer service and a 30-day return policy." so i hoping it just a returned item. as it don't say about why it's in the warehouse.

    also if anyone is interested Amazon have the #70627 Dragon's Forge for £46.89 on a Price match with John Lewis. that is 37% off.
    well it turned up today.
    it was a returned set. why was it returned you ask.
    it got the "it's a box let's slap a shipping label on it and send it as is. there is no need to place it in a real shipping box to ship it." treatment.
    in return it was sent back to Amazon with a note on the shipping label i can Just about read with out pulling off a blank shipping label over the top of it. and a return label slapped on it to add to the mess. the note said "WHY STICK A LABEL ON BOX WHICH IS A GIFT???. PACKER SHOULD BE IN SHAME" this is on the shipping Label and can read the Post code of that Label to. as well as the town "Westcliff-on-sea, Essex" i also have a house number and a street name. the only thing missing is the name of the man or woman. it was sent to. there is a blank shipping label over the top of that label but it dont stop you from seeing under it. or pulling said label off again.
    the set had been opened, at both end's there is Brown tape on one end. that is not holding anything closed. there is ripped off lego open lego tabs that lego use to close the box at the other end. and both ends have been taped closed with normal clear tape.
    the shipping label shows that some one tried to remove it. but only peeled off the box art.  that is more writing on the Brown tape that is quite hard to make out, but i think it said "had to open to put in return paper" it is hard to read as most of it rubbed off. and only the mark of the pen can be seen. the only part still showing are "___ to op__ to ___ in r_____ _____" i can only make out what it said from the indent the pen left.  the box has had a bat-a-ring (?) (yep i can not find the right spelling for that word.) with dents and scuff mark on the corners and edges. but the contents (aka the lego set itself) are all there and it makes a find looking model. the box on the other hand? well it still a box but it look's a mess.

    It's still an awesome Set. and looks grate on my table.
    if i can work out a way to add the building to my Ninjago Temple of Airjitzu display it would fit in well.
    Why'd you keep it? Did you not care about the box?
  • KerreKerre In a bar, under the sea.Member Posts: 398
    edited August 2017
    ^Since the set was bought as Amazon Warehouse deal some damage to the box was to be expected. 

    Being able to reconstitute the original purchaser's less-than-stellar buying experience is interesting. It showcases two issues with the shipping process Amazon is not able to address: returns not being vetted properly and shipping items in boxes not designed for shipping. It's consistent with experiences I had with Amazon. Then there's the address info still on the box. Troubling to say the least.
    catwrangler
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    Today. from Amazon Prime Now. (got to love Prime Now.)
    #21019 Architecture The Eiffel Tower RRP £29.99 Payed £17.99
    #21033 Architecture Chicago RRP £44.99 Payed £28.99
    had been looking at Chicago for days. and days. but could not quite go for it.
    however Eiffel Tower at that price is a have to buy and as i picked to get it with by Prime Now for same day delivery, i had to brake that pain in the ass £20 minimum Prime Now Spend. and Chicago, was the only set in stock that i had real interest in and felt like a good buy at that price.

    could have picked United States Capitol Building but. at 22% off the saving is not quite right for me. (and i have No ware to display it. with out putting away some of set's on display right now.) anyhow Chicago was the next best discounted set i had any form of interest in and i did not own at this point.

    blogzilly said:
    Why'd you keep it? Did you not care about the box?
    @blogzilly as @Kerre said, i know going into it, when i placed the order that there was good odd's the Box was going to be Just this side of Scrap. as it turned out the box it self was still box shaped, shore no self respecting shop would sell it at full price. (even with out the shipping label's on it.) but a 5% to 10% off would have accounted for that in a shop. yes i keep the box's but i don't Display the Box's. if at some point i sell some set's, (heven forbid that evil idea) i well get a little more for a set if i have the Box to go with it. in this case i get a little less for the not 100% box. but then again, this set has a dragon in it. i more or less have to be selling all most all my lego set's for the set's with a dragon in it to be up for sale.
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    My bad I missed the part about the Warehouse Deal.
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    I gots cats. And more to come. 


    pharmjodSumoLegostluxFowlerBrickscatwranglerKerreMegtheCatsnowhitieSeijiAmasawa
  • kaelthaskaelthas MalaysiaMember Posts: 6
    Hi guys, I'm planning to buy both the Thor Ragnarok sets for reviewing in my blog below... Still in progress of getting the money... 
    https://mylegoarchive.blogspot.my/
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,732
    I gots cats. And more to come. 
    Now you can finally complete the 'Harold and Kumar' MOC!
    Yodaliciousblogzilly
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,514
    @kaelthas when I click the link there's no blog there. You probably shouldn't have used the word lego in the title either. I'm not fully in the know why but others can tell you that it's something along the lines of the lego brand name is the property of the lego group. That could have gotten your blog removed.
  • kaelthaskaelthas MalaysiaMember Posts: 6
    @scoiltreasa thanks for reminding. I've changed to this name, do try again and have a good journey down my reviews. Thanks!
    https://mybrickarchive.blogspot.my/
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    Was trying to figure out how to showcase my buys this summer without clogging the thread. Was gonna roll stuff out, but I keep forgetting and then I get a new clump in. I need to catch up. So I built an image in an app. Call it an OCD need to get this off my plate, though there are more things too.

    i put together a trade for a bunch of cool stuff, but my trade partner is still sending me stuff. When I get it all I'll put that in a single post too, but one thing that was neat was the original Falcon. Very...quaint.

    So, here are some of those summer buys. 



    The Angler Attack box got beat up from bad packaging by Seller. This Seller was so cool she agreed to compensate me on my quest to replace box. I've built the 2 Astromechs, Statue of Liberty...essentially all the poly bags except the Nexo Knights. Built the Piggy Bank but as a rat or something.

    Really looking forward to building some of these sets, but only just got back into building after 3 months off. Still trying to find time. My son gets really upset when I'm doing it (an Autism...I dunno what I'd call it, a quirk...I think part of it is that he so badly wants to build with me and can't and it frustrates him to escalation...a theory growing on me since when I play with Duplo with him he rather enjoys it).

    But since he reacts this way, I have to limit where I spread out.

    Pardon me if any of these pics were previously shown. Looked back and didn't see them. Have a small trickle of pieces I have not shot yet though.

    Oh and sorry about Muppet Action figure shot. I got those too and kinda liked the third DST series!

    Thanks for reading...!

    What's been the one set you've bought in the last 3 months that you are most excited to build and haven't yet!
    KerrecatwranglerFowlerBricksSirBrickalotOfLegosnowhitieLEGO_Dad77
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,455
    @blogzilly- I quite like the composite photos of all those sets - looks good without using up too much bandwidth. I'm jealous of your R2-D2 model: still trying to work out if £15 is worth it for me to buy it from bricklink...

    My most favourite unbuilt set bought in the last three months is a toss up between the Saturn V #21309 and the Technic Porsche #42056 , although I've also lost my Ford GT set #75881 somewhere which I'm itching to build.

    Big sets are really hard to get going on... as evidenced by my recent posts in "What are you building right now?"
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,255
    blogzilly said:
    What's been the one set you've bought in the last 3 months that you are most excited to build and haven't yet!
    #10253 Big Ben which I got yesterday. a bit afraid it may be repetitive though
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    @MaffyD
    Ooooo...Saturn rocket is still on my Wish List. So many...I am almost afraid to calculate what I spend on LEGO annually. Well, my car is 13 years old. So I have no car payment...that's a very nice thing.

    @Fauch
    Are their any LEGO builds that aren't repetitive? :)
    MaffyD
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    Finally spotted some Ninjago CMFs in my area, but only a few here and there. Managed to pick up 14 total (cleaning out 4 stores in the process). The most I found at any one of the stores was 6.
    FowlerBricks
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    i now have on Backorder and will ship by 6 Sep 2017.
    #21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V with 100 VIP points used. (£5 off) £104.99
    yes there may be a bonus VIP coming. any day now. with it being backholday and Force Friday soon. but i am not going to risk missing out on getting a copy of this set. i been waiting for months now. this will be Mine!
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,732
    Stopped in at the LEGO Retail Store in Las Vegas.  Very weird mix of sets - including some non-discounted Scooby-Doo sets.

    One of the employees informed me they had 2x2 light gray tiles earlier this year on the PAB wall... but that someone bought all of them.  Three cases worth!

    So... I don't know which one of you vultures is to blame - but congrats for getting there before I could buy them all.
    davetheoxygenmanKlintancatwranglerM_BosschuckpstluxOubird
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    SumoLego said:
    One of the employees informed me they had 2x2 light gray tiles earlier this year on the PAB wall... but that someone bought all of them.  Three cases worth!

    So... I don't know which one of you vultures is to blame - but congrats for getting there before I could buy them all.
    vultures? your one of them vultures to you know.
    KlintanM_BossSumoLegoOubird
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,653
    I think this is why they rarely put good afol stuff on the Pick a Brick wall. They couldn't keep up if they did. Like my university cafeteria rarely put out good flavors of ice cream because they would get devoured in 1-2 meals. If they put lame stuff like banana nut it would sit there for weeks.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    No one likes the banana !!!!!!!!
    i shore as hell don't like it.
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,732
    I do! But it shouldn't have nuts in it. 

    I finally ordered the Saturn V! I can't believe I'm actually going to get it. :)
    chrisalddinricecake
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    I finally ordered the Saturn V! I can't believe I'm actually going to get it. :)
    i know.
    i was starting to fear i would never have one.
    now for the long wait.
    catwrangler
  • EmaBricksEmaBricks PanamaMember Posts: 3
    I need help with a set, the set of LEGO education of the Panama Canal (2000451), I do not know if it is normal that because it is a limited version people are selling it at very expensive prices, does anyone know anything about this? Or does this happen with all legos limited version?
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,904
    @EmaBricks

    https://www.panamastem.com/store/products/2000451/panama-canal-set/
     
    The link above should take you to the website to buy it direct for $249.99.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,732
    SumoLego said:
    So... vultures...
    vultures? your one of them vultures to you know.
    Ironic.  
    If they put lame stuff like banana nut it would sit there for weeks.
    I did buy three (or seven) large PaB cups of the 2x2 tan tiles at the Disney Springs LEGO Store.  It's not banana nut, but it ain't quite the super-tasty dark gray 2x2 tile, either...
    SirBrickalotOfLegoBumblepants
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,342
    I think this is why they rarely put good afol stuff on the Pick a Brick wall. They couldn't keep up if they did. Like my university cafeteria rarely put out good flavors of ice cream because they would get devoured in 1-2 meals. If they put lame stuff like banana nut it would sit there for weeks.
    2x2 LBG tiles are in the store PAB here regularly, they never look sold out when I visit. Now if they'd put out DBG 2x2 tiles...

    The pick-a-model at the Lego House shop contains at trans-lightblue 1x1 round plate. You can guess what that means though... I've seen people filling multiple large cups with just those.
    SumoLego
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 671
    Bought a folding sheet music stand from Aldi  the other day for holding instruction manuals while I build. Frees up a bit more desk space which is always handy
    piratemania7monstblitz
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,035
    ^thats a fantastic idea!
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 671
    ^ Can't take the credit for this.  I vaguely remember an interview with a builder where he mentioned his wife bought him a sheet music stand as a present for the same reason.  Can't for the life of me remember who it was or where I read it (possibly an early issue of Blocks? mag).  Must've triggered something in the back of my mind when I walked past a stack of them in Aldi!  Decent enough quality for what I'm using it for and it folds away quite small into the included carry case too.
  • ateagueateague EnglandMember Posts: 171
    Haven't made a purchase in a while (which is difficult with Ninjago City, Destinys Bounty, GBHQ, Simpsons all waiting to join me) in wait for the MF UCS...
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,732
    dmcc0 said:
    ^ Can't take the credit for this.  I vaguely remember an interview with a builder where he mentioned his wife bought him a sheet music stand as a present for the same reason.  Can't for the life of me remember who it was or where I read it (possibly an early issue of Blocks? mag).  Must've triggered something in the back of my mind when I walked past a stack of them in Aldi!  Decent enough quality for what I'm using it for and it folds away quite small into the included carry case too.
    There was a couple on one of those Channel 4 (UK) Lego documentaries who did that; I always figured other people would pick up on it and do likewise... 
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    Went to my local Walmart in search of new polybags and ended up with these: (50% off)


    FowlerBricksKerre
  • canon03canon03 USAMember Posts: 322
    dmcc0 said:
    Bought a folding sheet music stand from Aldi  the other day for holding instruction manuals while I build. Frees up a bit more desk space which is always handy
    @dmcc0 How do you keep the pages from flapping closed when on the stand?  I'm quite interested in this technique as 1) the manual takes up so much space that could be used for sorting/building and 2) the glare from my build light makes it difficult at times to see clearly.
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 977
    ^music stands generally have small pieces of wire a couple of inches long that fold up from the front of the ledge to hold the pages open.
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 671
    edited August 2017
    As @MAGNINOMINISUMBRA said, there are a couple of sprung wires that hold the pages open. I'll try and post a pic later
  • MattPetersenMattPetersen Florida, USAMember Posts: 282
    I just bought the Scooby Doo Mystery Mansion so I finally have Velma and a great build for the Halloween decorations in my house.
  • SeanTheCollectorSeanTheCollector BirminghamMember Posts: 738
    My #21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V order from LEGO Shop online arrived early this morning which is an amazing turn around given that I only ordered it last Friday!


    FowlerBricksgmonkey76catwranglersid3windr
  • SeanTheCollectorSeanTheCollector BirminghamMember Posts: 738
    I picked up a #75187 BB-8 at a midnight Force Friday II opening of Toys R Us in the UK bagging my self a free t-shirt in the process! Unfortunately, it's smaller than it looks, or maybe I'm bigger than I think I am!! :)


    chrisalddinsnowhitieFowlerBricksAdzbadboy
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    I picked up a #75187 BB-8 at a midnight Force Friday II opening of Toys R Us in the UK bagging my self a free t-shirt in the process! Unfortunately, it's smaller than it looks, or maybe I'm bigger than I think I am!! :)


    nice but i think it' time for us uk member's to sleep :)
    night @SeanTheCollector it's been a busy lego day.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    not lego. nor is it for me. nor am i paying for it.
    but my dad just asked me to "help him." (read: do it all for him.) to buy a new pc. asked him for a budget, looked for desktop pc's sold by amazon made by the selected pc maker. under the max price point. then looked for the best Deal VS PC gaming Power.
    then picked one out for him. and got next day before 1pm shipping. it will give me time to "work on the dam thing tomorrow afternoon." (read: install his games for him.)
    and to think for what he payed for that pc. i could buy #75192 Millennium Falcon and
    #75190 First Order Star Destroyer and still have money to spend left over..... ah well i get to "play with a new pc...." (read: spend hours setting the dam thing up.)
  • Matt89190Matt89190 UKMember Posts: 280
    A second Resistance X-Wing, plus some pieces from BL to mod it like I did the last one.

    I just really love the Resistance's aesthetic...
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