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Lego Star Wars UCS what are your final prices?

sash501sash501 Member Posts: 28
Hi all,

What are you willing to pay for any particular UCS set, tumbler and helicarrier included. To be clear, this is not just stating a price point that is lower than a current ebay recently sold average, this also includes paying more for a set than what it currently goes for. For example, maybe you love the Super Star Destroyer 10221 and even though you can get it for roughly $700 you would be willing to pay upwards of $1200.

Here are a few of mine: Tantive IV 10019. Seems to be trending around $1K, but I'd only be willing to pay $700 . . . shame as I really want this one.

What should people be willing to pay for the x-wing 7191, considering that we now have 10240?

Super Star Destroyer: I'll probably pick one up in the next week or so since it is trending at my max $700

Finally, the grail for many, Falcon 10179. What would you actually pay for this NIB $2K $3K . . . more . . . less?

I'll be posting others, but I want you all to give comments . . . looking forward to it!!!

Comments

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,307
    I don't think many people will tell you the maximum they are willing to pay for something. Putting all your bargaining chips on a public forum is not really very sensible.
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    It would be better if you asked everything about UCS in the same thread.

    I can't say what I would pay for SSD because I managed to order it a few days before it retired.

    I don't feel it has any point to pay over 1k except maybe for UCS Millennium Falcon.

    If you really want those sets then you'll buy them. No one else knows how much you want them.
    suprajames
  • suprajamessuprajames UK SussexMember Posts: 366
    I sadly do not own any of the older UCS sets, would love all of them but simply can not justify the huge cost of them. As pointed out above if you really want something then you buy it, if you can't afford to buy it, then you save up and buy it, can't ever see the second hand prices of the older UCS sets dropping, so they will always be an investment but its the initial paying thousands (£ or $) for the sets.

    If you have a spare $700 for a SSD and really want one then go for it, all boils down to how much you want each set and how much budget you have to spend. I know given a lottery win I would go and buy all the UCS sets, but until then I will just continue to collect the sets I like in themes I like and that I can afford.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,446
    TarDomo said:

    It would be better if you asked everything about UCS in the same thread.

    I can't say what I would pay for SSD because I managed to order it a few days before it retired.

    I don't feel it has any point to pay over 1k except maybe for UCS Millennium Falcon.

    If you really want those sets then you'll buy them. No one else knows how much you want them.

    Yes, not to be mean, but I am really getting annoyed with all these UCS threads. There is really no need.

    BumblepantsnicoyagomezAndor
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,307
    So maybe its time we had an Ultimate Collectors' UCS thread.
    Pitfall69
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,446
    In reality, the OP's question could have been asked in the "Predictions" thread.
  • sash501sash501 Member Posts: 28
    CCC said:

    I don't think many people will tell you the maximum they are willing to pay for something. Putting all your bargaining chips on a public forum is not really very sensible.

    Party pooper . . . of course you're assuming your user name here is the same everywhere else ;)
  • sash501sash501 Member Posts: 28
    I think you guys are missing the point. I'm looking more for commentary on how these prices have soared and at times seem unreasonable . . . but based on y'alls comments, it doesn't seem that any of you do find them unreasonable.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,307
    They've gone up. What more do you need to know? There is plenty of discussion on the predictions thread about UCS sets.
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    Take a look at ebay, bricklink, amazon and compare the results. Amazon is usually expensive...
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,353
    @sash501 - There is not really anything of interest to comment on. The more popular and iconic a UCS model is, the more the price will rise, hence you find #10197 in the thousands while #10215 costs roughly what it did originally.

    As others have said, take a look at the predictions thread if you are interested in this kind of thing.
    Pitfall69Andor
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,152
    Sometimes being not quite iconic but executed perfectly helps too - #10212 is an example of that. To the uninitiated, a casual glance might not give the game away that it's actually made of Lego. One of the best for me, even though it's importance as a vehicle in the OT isn't huge.
  • hoyatableshoyatables Northern Virginia, USAMember Posts: 873
    I've got a couple of #10212 sitting here. I'd love to find out how high you are willing to go. :).
    Pitfall69suprajames
  • brickupdatebrickupdate Member Posts: 1,020
    I have to say, I am ASTOUNDED at how the price of certain retired sets keep rising in the aftermarket. The Falcon #10179 is the easiest/biggest example. Oddly enough, for me: recently I have felt dramatically LESS desire to buy anything that is retired; less likely to buy multiples of anything.

    Looking at the Falcon on eBay, there are some in the $4,000-5,000 range that have sold, but plenty in the mid $3,000's with 34-38 bids on them.

    When I sold the one I had awhile back, I think I got something like $1,300 for it, and was thrilled with that. Zero regrets, I'm just shocked at how this seems to have no ceiling.

    Town Hall seems to be solidly in the $400 - $500 range. It's just fascinating to me.
  • DadDad UKMember Posts: 816
    edited February 2015
    ^ #10179 is crazy. Did anyone on here genuinely see that coming? I know I didn't buy any because I didn't have the bollocks to spend so much on a single set. And I'd have sold mine back then when it hit double rrp after fees anyway. I'd have only benefit from the crazy aftermarket prices if I'd have had 5 or 6 of them and that was not going to happen. Back then what did people think it would get to? 3 x rrp in 3 years? I never gave it a thought for the reason stated above.
    #10221 has also surprised me how it's performing, and in the UK we could get that at 20% off.
    But #10179 is beyond belief. There's other collectables ( I'm talking Dinky and Corgi diecast here ) where it is accepted there is only 3 or 4 of them known to exist and they sometimes only fetch that sort of money.
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    edited February 2015
    I would have preferred 6 market streets than the one falcon, that is £60 well spent.
  • brickupdatebrickupdate Member Posts: 1,020
    @Dad you make a great point about other collectibles and after-market prices. If you search for sold "Star Wars" listings on eBay, #10179 fetches far more than most other collectibles. At that point, the only competition is collections of original carded Kenner figures, or the rarest of them individually. In other words: you could buy carded 35 year old Kenner original figures for less than #10179.
  • sash501sash501 Member Posts: 28
    Dad said:


    #10221 has also surprised me how it's performing, and in the UK we could get that at 20% off.

    I agree. At first glance, the only thing going for it is size as the rest of it is a bit bland. If I ever get one, I would add to it a little.

  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    edited February 2015
    sash501 said:

    Dad said:


    #10221 has also surprised me how it's performing, and in the UK we could get that at 20% off.

    I agree. At first glance, the only thing going for it is size as the rest of it is a bit bland. If I ever get one, I would add to it a little.

    I think it is another case of not nearly as many of these in resellers hands as some other sets. Part of this is due to many people having the same feeling about it being a bit bland and the other being the price tag.

    The so called "Sure winners" get heavily stockpiled so take longer to rise.
  • sash501sash501 Member Posts: 28
    "Sure winners" I try to stay away from. I tend to just want to get what I like. For example the current death star. Some people say it will go up when retired, but I'm just not a fan.
  • ISDAvengerISDAvenger Member Posts: 205
    Found a 10212 for sale on craigslist. Does not have the stand and missing the Stormtrooper. Waiting for the pieces to dry from washing it before reassembly. Bought it for $90.00.
  • CaptAPJTCaptAPJT Member Posts: 223
    I don't pay more than RRP, I've picked up a few of the less popular UCS sets for around that in the past couple of years e.g.10175. I'd like a 10179 but I'm not going to spend stupid money on it I've got other expensive hobbies to pay for :-p
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