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Which trade would you take?

I'm attempting to trade for some modular sets.

I've had an offer which is think is unfair, but I wanted to bounce some ideas around.

The offer is as follows-
A sealed Fire Brigade with some shelf wear
For my MISB:
Helms Deep
Black Gate
And either Unexpected Gathering or Constitution Train Chase

The alternative is to do a straight swap-
Fire Brigade (sealed) for my Tower Bridge (sealed)

So which trade would you guys go for? Or none of the above? If it helps I want to open and build FB!!
Thanks in advance,
Ed
Andor

Comments

  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    edited January 2015
    The top offer is unfair, Fire brigade value is currently around £200. the three sets you mentioned are closer to £300

    Fire brigade for Tower Bridge seems like the way to go.
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    Going by the Bricklink 6 month sales figures, value is about the same on the first option. You will probably paying more for shipping than the other guy. I think option 2 is a better deal for you as the TB is currently worth about $50 less than the FB. Since your going to build it, I'd look for a used FB and save the difference. If you sell any of your items, the customer pays for the shipping.
  • JawascrumpJawascrump Member Posts: 112
    edited January 2015
    Thanks for the replies folks :)
    I'm leaning towards option 2, I think option 1 has more scope in the aftermarket if I keep hold of them for another 6 months.

    I agree with supertramp- those were the exact figures I placed on the trade (according to ebay completed & sold listings)

    I'm happy to take built sets, but I'm a little uneasy about getting them off eBay, I'm worried I'd get rooked! Also all the FB on BL UK are all sealed.
    I've always preferred buying from forum guys & gals as there tends to be fewer arses to deal with compared to eBay!!
  • theLEGOmantheLEGOman UKMember Posts: 1,525
    Take the 2nd, tower bridge is around £189.99 on John Lewis at times or £210 from lego but with vip points.

    I saw a fire brigade advertised on gumtree recently for £200 as well.
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    Swap fire brigade and tower bridge sounds such a fail deal though tower bridge is worth more money. I´ve seen one seller on Ebay is selling fire brigades for about 170 euro or something like that.
  • DadDad UKMember Posts: 816

    The top offer is unfair, Fire brigade value is currently around £200. the three sets you mentioned are closer to £300

    Fire brigade for Tower Bridge seems like the way to go.

    It's not unfair, it's all relevant to what both parties have regarding quantities / price paid v what they want. If everybody wants current values then they need to get selling and put the work in then purchase what they want. I've been on both ends on here where the trade on value would have appeared unfair for myself and vice versa. Yet I believe all parties were more than happy.

    cheshirecatJawascrumpCCC
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    edited January 2015
    I hope you know the other person. Whenever there have been issues on Brickset its been with high value trades as there's zero protection.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    Well knowing the likely sellers, I wouldn't trust either of them. Very very shady.

    [Smiley or no smiley?]
  • BrickaholicBrickaholic UKMember Posts: 342
    Seriously, I don't think you should be asking other peoples opinions on a forum about a possible transaction between yourself and another member. The word "unfair" doesn't sound nice to be honest. It is an offer you accept or decline that's it !
  • DadDad UKMember Posts: 816
    You most certainly are ' The one and only'.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,309
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    Dad
  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
    What you do with a set after getting it has nothing to do with whether a trade is fair or not. Either trade seems acceptable, it just depends on which you like the best. In the future though, you should Bricklink it if you have questions about trading equitability. Posting a peer pressure-ish post to manipulate a trade is lowbrow and childish.
  • BrickaholicBrickaholic UKMember Posts: 342
    CCC said:

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    That's what too much sun does to you

  • DadDad UKMember Posts: 816
    ^^ There you go @Legoboy ... You've gone a bit quiet...Don't tell me you're tucked up in bed? After that effort from @CCC the least you can do is show some appreciation. You know you should.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    edited January 2015
    ^ Far from bed - visiting mum. Just got home.

    Yes, I have to say, there is a mild likeness. Well, 20 years ago perhaps, before my hair fell out and found a love for food. Think I might share this thread with him as there is more of a similarity between us now I'd say. We see sit and chat every couple of weeks. His daughter trains with my son. :P
  • JawascrumpJawascrump Member Posts: 112

    Seriously, I don't think you should be asking other peoples opinions on a forum about a possible transaction between yourself and another member. The word "unfair" doesn't sound nice to be honest. It is an offer you accept or decline that's it !

    Why not? Why shouldn't I ask others opinions? And why shouldn't I state my own?! Surely a forum is based upon discussion and opinions? Without those I don't see much content on a forum!

    Fwiw there is absolutely no ill feeling between myself and the fellow member who offered the trade.
    SuperTrampcarlq
  • BrickaholicBrickaholic UKMember Posts: 342
    Because i believe you should trust yourself and make your own decisions not base it on what others think or say. Do what you want to do.





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