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biggest ever mark-up on ebay?

brickingbricking LAMember Posts: 57
edited October 2011 in Buying & Selling Topics
Someone has their whole lego town on sale for $2100 ($2400 buy now)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lego-City-Complete-Train-Set-and-Instruction-Booklets-/280755259019
But when I totted it up on bricklink i make it $610. Granted that was just the sets but that's a lot of roads & trees you could buy with the change!

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  • EricEric Queensland, AustraliaMember Posts: 376
    ^^ If I were in the market for a complete city like that, I'd pay a little bit extra for the convenience of getting everything in one hit, but not that much more.
    ^ ah, He's lowered the asking the price. $1500 now.
  • LambringoLambringo Member Posts: 104
    But if you purchase it, at least you know a fire will never get out of control in your city
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,768
    yeah appears no one lives there either just the police, fire and medical departments and criminals. Not sure what they are stealling then or who the hell from
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,261
    Set 7779 Batman Dragster : Catwoman Pursuit had an RRP of £7.99 when it was available at retail in 2006. They could barely give these sets away, and many people got multiples for a couple of pounds.

    Complete examples with box now regularly sell for 10 times the RRP on eBay - a 900% increase - or more, particularly when they're MISB. Other Batman sets have also increased in value, but none more so than 7779 I suspect.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,356
    ^^ If I were in the market for a complete city like that, I'd pay a little bit extra for the convenience of getting everything in one hit, but not that much more.
    ^ ah, He's lowered the asking the price. $1500 now.
    At a huge markup with no boxes? not that desperate.. also the only thing really rare there is the 4559 train, and that is not that rare either...

  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,356
    Someone has their whole lego town on sale for $2100 ($2400 buy now)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lego-City-Complete-Train-Set-and-Instruction-Booklets-/280755259019
    But when I totted it up on bricklink i make it $610. Granted that was just the sets but that's a lot of roads & trees you could buy with the change!
    $610? Try $400-$50 with the plates and other miscellanious, maybe 610 if all the boxes were there
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,356
    I've seen a Café Corner at $1950...

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/LEGO-Exclusive-10182-Cafe-Corner-BRAND-NEW-SEALED-BOX-MINT-CONDITION-/220867257492?pt=AU_LEGO&hash=item336cb6e494
    Thats absurb... it will take at least 2-3 more years to get to that amount.....lol
  • brickingbricking LAMember Posts: 57
    edited October 2011
    ^^ I used a few criteria:
    •100% complete (but not worried about box or instructions)
    •if the cheapest was in US that's the price I used
    •if the cheapest was in EU then I would compare with cheapest US & factor in about $10 handicap for shipping.

    I'm not saying you couldn't get it cheaper but those are the prices on bricklink right now. Shipping from separate vendors is going to add around $200 & you still won't have boxes.

    Another, much quicker but less accurate, exercise is to take the average set price from the data on the brickset homepage ($26) and times by the number of sets on offer (28) gives $728.

    My first impression looking at ebay was that it could be good value, so I was surprised to see how overvalued it was. But that's how we get a 'feel' for these things.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,356
    ^--- Understood.. I used the eBay method, which is usually the quicker way to sell and value sets if they were to be resold..
    Whether 410-610 it is way too much that they are asking though :-)
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