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I still see that sat for months.
My favorite is still the GG, but the Town hall has a lot going for it, it's a central building, it's a good building when it comes to play value and it's huge, giving it a *BAM* factor that most other modulars can't really match.
While both the CC and GG have high post-EOL prices (and are nice sets in and of themselves), I believe those prices in some measure are due to the fact that the Modular sets just weren't that popular at the time they were offered and those late to the party will sell a kidney to get one now.
My totals that I found are double the MSRP and that is WITHOUT box/instructions. So if you can find a Modular for less than double, you'd be wise to pick it up unless you want to spend double on bricklinking it. Now that is starting from scratch.
Pet Shop was >$300 plus shipping from multiple vendors for all of the listed
Fire Brigade was >$300
Town Hall was >$400
Palace Cinema was >$300...
I see a trend here. Basically double the MSRP, but that is currently. If any pieces become really sought after, that could change things like the early Modulars.
Apparently they will be appearing in store over the next few days. Currently there is a B1G1 50% off sale in store until Sunday, good time to buy if they turn up instore on time.
We seem to often get a last shipment when most other markets have sold out. Happened with Winter Bakery & Cotage as well as Diagon Alley (as I previously mentioned.)
But then again when I brick linked the Market Street it cost me about 200 USD to do it. (back before they started rising in price) That is small potatoes now though for that set (considering how many pieces are not currently in production for that set).
I would say Blinking a set at about double the cost of RRP is about right, but again when it is gone for enough time you are likely to see those prices or higher.
Of course, this is especially true of more kid-oriented sets, because even kids who bought a set and loved it might still enter a "dark age" as they get older and decide to part with their LEGO. Whereas if an older adult buys a set, they're probably LEGO fans for the long haul and won't necessarily be going through big life changes like going to college that might make them want to part with it.
U.S. site. Showed up in "Items that may interest you." Haven't seen it since. Depending on contents I'm either lucky or screwed!
- Otherwise you should use them sparingly, within a post after you've used the full title, or a few posts after it was last mentioned; or if it's clearly a widely used acronym of a well known set.
I guess that's being a bit too rigid, but at very least we should all be careful to think whether our acronyms will be easily understood, and those are good factors to consider.
I would say most of the acronyms there are fairly commonly used here and obvious from the context and as such shouldn't need explaining. Unless of course someone does something silly and puts GC when they actually mean GG ;-)
@rocao - maybe those two threads should be included in the Dictionary of Useful Forum Threads thread?
Any chance we will see a price drop after the holidays? I don't think anyone stockpiled on this set.
:-( I guess my next set will have to be the Cinema.
Looking forward to picking up a Cinema and Idea Birds set in the near future!
Regardless of how you feel about the latest set, buy one. At least one.
That way if you do not like it, wait for it to go EOL and sell it, and likely for a profit of some kind. However, if you have second thoughts and turns out that you wanted one after all, you then already have one and do not have to lament about missing it later.
IMO Easier to buy now, than pay dearly later.