Does this look good? 2 boxes of Lego for £40

NorlegoNorlego ScotlandMember Posts: 444
Is this a good buy?
Only one box in the photo, but there are 2 of similiar size.
What do you think? Is it worth £40?
The listing only states "Lego for sale".

Comments

  • monkeymonkey Member Posts: 234
    edited December 2014
    Its strange to see this question asked by you, from your posts I thought you have lots of experience buying bulk lego.

    You can easily judge the size of the box by identifiable parts, such as brown crate on top or the door further away. It is also easy to see the colours and shapes, and that some minifigs are there. Not so easy to tell the condition. The rest really depends on a particular buyer, if its worth *for you* that money - if you like/need those colours and shapes, and if the amount is sufficient.

    I usually try not to pay more than £10 per kilo of bulk lego, including postage. But even then it depends on what is in there and condition.
    Phonebooth
  • NorlegoNorlego ScotlandMember Posts: 444
    I was being cheeky... It was a very good buy with 99% Lego. It contains 7 Jones sets. 2 Harry sets. (Both with figures.) Some Star Wars/City/Creator. The manuals where not photographed, but where included.

    But a quick look at the photo and you just dont know if it is good buy or not. You can see a Potter door, but otherwise no realy clues to what is in the boxes. The house thing is blue, not purple as in the photo.

    It just goes to show that you should never dismiss a cheap job lot, if there is no photo or the photos are bad.

    If you buy off Gumtree/carboots, the cost per kilo is between £1-4 including figures. I have not paid anywhere near £10 pr kilo for ages.
    Buzzsaw
  • VaderXVaderX Member Posts: 220
    No reward without risk... I bought a huge lot off FeeBay and it was 60% Megacrap. Ebay protectoin help me out on that one. No more used lots for me.
  • Poisso3Poisso3 Member Posts: 196
    Same here ^VaderX. Found a very large LEGO box (blue 1400 piece count box) at a resale shop that was full to the limit with what I thought was LEGO. Ended up being 80% Mega-cap and 15% LEGO. Resale/Ebay are crappie shoots...

    Nice score, ^Norlego!
  • NorlegoNorlego ScotlandMember Posts: 444
    You can still be lucky on Ebay, but I have stopped looking. No point as you only get harvested job lots.
    I know only buy from Gumtree or at carboots.
  • smillattsmillatt Member Posts: 39
    Hi all, quick one, I don't think this is Lego (even though it's advertised as such and they e-mailed me to say it definitely is....) can a trained eye confirm or otherwise for me please....? Thanks, Sam

    http://www.gumtree.com/p/other-baby-stuff/lego-house/1094161481
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795
    That is absolutely not Lego at all. Ugh, that upside down picture made my head hurt lol.
    Dan88Norlego
  • smillattsmillatt Member Posts: 39
    That's what I thought. And they had the nerve to e-mail me saying it definitely is. I replied asking for the box and instructions. Clearly just some chancers after a quick buck!
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 474
    Wasn't there a similar non-brick Lego house that was posted somewhere on the forum recently? May or may not have been that one!
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    That is a Lego house. Cant think of the name though atm
    smillatt
  • smillattsmillatt Member Posts: 39
    Ok...worth a fiver then?!
  • brickupdatebrickupdate Member Posts: 1,020
    @smillatt That is the Playmobil Grand Mansion, which retails for $180. Definitely worth $5!
    http://www.amazon.com/PLAYMOBIL®-5302-PLAYMOBIL-Large-Mansion/dp/B003AQBWS0
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,853
    ^ and definitely worth £5!

    If you like playmobil that is.
    My dad keeps buying my son playmobil altough my son clearly prefers lego, you can build it, rebuild it,it's smaller to store, more possibilities... Grrr, but I can't convince him. Can't really sell it on either and buy lego with it cause he might be not very happy with that. Still, maybe in a couple of years, I am keeping the boxes and seeing as it does not get played with very much, should be in good condition to sell on ;-)
  • NorlegoNorlego ScotlandMember Posts: 444
    It looks like a Scala house and if it is, then you owe the poor seller some roses...
    Let me know if you want it or not. So I could contact her.
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 474
    Ah yeah, think it was this Scala House I was thinking of.

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    Will definitely be keeping an eye out for that Playmobil Mansion when I'm car booting though, and immediately flipping any I find to fund more Lego purchases!
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