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Taj Mahal

Ive been offered a Taj Mahal mint for 1800 euro .problem is I have a bad feeling about seller.I think price is too good to be true,and I don't want the annoyance of PayPal refunds if sale is dodgy.Any advice,as I really want this set?

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  • david325david325 Member Posts: 138
    Don't buy it.
  • DAVEmoonDAVEmoon Member Posts: 44
    Leaning that way big time,cheers
  • DAVEmoonDAVEmoon Member Posts: 44
  • MrTjipsMrTjips Member Posts: 32
    Simply said: don't buy it.
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    Where is it for sale?

    If its on ebay post the link
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    Make sure to pay by posting cash or using Western Union.

    (Seriously though, don't)
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,829
    @DAVEmoon are you looking for MISB or used with box/instructions?
  • novicebuilder101novicebuilder101 Member Posts: 130
    Is the seller in Nigeria?
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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    He is a Nigerian Prince who wishes to transfer excess Taj Mahals out of his country for a small expense ;)
    bobabricksKevin_HyattAndorSumoLegopharmjodprevereRainstorm26kiki180703
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,374
    My ideology has always been that if I'm nervous about an item, I don't purchase it.

    If I have any doubts whatsoever, then why put myself into a potentially messy situation? 

    There are always better deals... wait for one that you're more confident in.
    SumoLegokiki180703
  • BillybrownBillybrown UKMember Posts: 748
    edited April 2015
    2 years back I picked up a MISB Taj Mahal for £500 cash. I remember thinking at the time what the baloney am I doing paying £500 for this? But they were going for way more at the time. That was a bit of gamble, but the guy had loads of other lego stored neatly on racks in his house, house was clean and tidy and lived in - he had a nice little business going on. He had a couple more Taj Mahals left and wouldn't sell me another one @ £500, I think he wanted around £900 for each of the others. It's rare that I buy for way more than RRP but theres always damage limitation before it goes up higher. @samiam391 have you thought about advertising for 1 on here? It's probably that little bit safer with someone reputable off  here. I know the guy used to come on here a lot but don't know his user name, maybe its worth a shot, although there can't be many of these around now.
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,270
    Pitfall69 said:
    He is a Nigerian Prince who wishes to transfer excess Taj Mahals out of his country for a small expense ;)
    Oh well that's OK then....  ;)

    But you should see the illnesses that have decimated the ranks of Bank Executives in Nigeria, leaving generous rich widows with $12 million that they want to offer to split with you if you only give them your bank account number!!   :o
    Pitfall69SumoLegoVortexAndorkiki180703
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,060
    You could choose an intermediary.
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    bump
  • adello25adello25 U.S.A.Member Posts: 361
    I remember contemplating if I wanted to drop $450 cash for this about 3 years ago.  I am very happy I did.
  • B0SSKB0SSK In the PubMember Posts: 175
    My name is cousin Benson, and Ii have 2 starving kids two feeed I am seeling a Mint in tho box  lego cloud city so dont miss thee bargain of year all I want is 82,000,000 Ugandan dollars.

    :smile: 
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    B0SSK said:
    My name is cousin Benson, and Ii have 2 starving kids two feeed I am seeling a Mint in tho box  lego cloud city so dont miss thee bargain of year all I want is 82,000,000 Ugandan dollars.

    Bargain! Sold. Please supply your bank account details.

    If only I could buy other sets for Ugandan dollars. Sigh!
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,374
    i sold my MISB Taj for 10 dollars to someone who *really* *really* wanted to build it.  it was collecting dust.  no regrets.   sometimes good deals and the kindness of mankind pays off.
    Have any more sets collecting dust? :)
    FurrysaurusDadbobabricksSumoLegoGoldchainsAndordougtsJern92kiki180703
  • FurrysaurusFurrysaurus Hiding in the kitchen.Member Posts: 156
    ^ heh.  none of that caliber. offloaded the two falcons too, but those were for real prices to pay for a honeymoon.
  • DAVEmoonDAVEmoon Member Posts: 44
    Lol very good
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,027
    I build a mostly sealed Taj I got off Craigslist a few years back. I sold it shortly after as the build was dull. The dome was cool, but the rest was just dreadful times four. Another no regrets sell.
    Furrysauruskiki180703
  • TechnicNickTechnicNick Berkshire, UKMember Posts: 279
    ^ This is all about the result rather than the build; leave it assembled for all time. Dust occasionally...
    Andorkiki180703
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,060
    @DAVEmoon - so how did it shake out?
  • DAVEmoonDAVEmoon Member Posts: 44
    Didn't buy,and still getting aggressive emails pushing for sale.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,060
    I'm sure if you give him your credit card number, he'll send a few UCS Falcons, a Carousel or two and some unregistered Mr. Golds...
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,829
    Legoboy said:
    @DAVEmoon are you looking for MISB or used with box/instructions?
    I might have a spare for the right price.  :)
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,374
    DAVEmoon said:
    Didn't buy,and still getting aggressive emails pushing for sale.
    That's when you absolutely know you shouldn't do it. It's a good thing that you turned him down, I'm sure you've avoided a lot of headache. 
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 838
    i sold my MISB Taj for 10 dollars to someone who *really* *really* wanted to build it.  it was collecting dust.  no regrets.   sometimes good deals and the kindness of mankind pays off.
    I really really want to build it too. Pretty please?
    Furrysauruskiki180703
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,060
    I'm angling to build an Imperial Flagship.
  • DAVEmoonDAVEmoon Member Posts: 44
    @legoboy yep looking for misb please.
    purdy44kiki180703
  • DAVEmoonDAVEmoon Member Posts: 44
    I don't normally do this,but this is to help all that are buying kwiki mart and all new releases next month.its an expensive month coming up.so remember this Saturday,A horse called gallant Oscar will win in ayr Scotland.goodthing
    Andor
  • purdy44purdy44 Member Posts: 21
    Hey, I'm trying to offload my NISB Taj. Are you still looking, Dave?
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,374
    @purdy44 - Since this is your first post, could we get some feedback from other site such as eBay or bricklink? Or maybe even another forum?

    Not trying to sound rude, but a brand new member offering up a NISB Taj Mahal is just about as bad as Davemoon's previous situation was ;)


  • purdy44purdy44 Member Posts: 21
    No worries, totally understandable. It's honestly the only thing of worth that I have. I tried to put it on eBay but because I've never sold anything before my selling price is limited to $1000CAD so I'm unable to list it on eBay.

    I'm in a bit of a predicament because like I said, this is not only the lone set I have to sell, it's the only thing in my house I can sell. So I get how fishy it seems to try and sell something of such value without any prior sales.

    I live in Canada and purchased the set in late August 2010 at the Lego Store in Mall of America. I had every intention of building it with my best friend, but life got in the way and it just ended up sitting in my basement for a year and a half. That's when I looked online and saw that the value had gone up. I became conflicted about what to do with it, because I still wanted to build it, but I was also trying to move to Vancouver, and trying to transport a built set would be super inconvenient. So once again it just sat in my basement. Fast forward to today, and I find myself as a first year university student who is going to be broke for the next 5 years. So I figured now is as good a time as any to try and sell it.
  • purdy44purdy44 Member Posts: 21
    I live in Winnipeg (Go Jets Go), and will gladly pay for shipping anywhere in North America, and will get a quote for anywhere else. I'm not sure what I can do to prove my legitimacy, any suggestions?
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,374
    Take a picture of the Taj Mahal with your username in it clearly written on a piece of paper. That's usually a good indicator that you at least have the set in your possession :)
    purdy44
  • purdy44purdy44 Member Posts: 21
    Is this ok?
    Daraghsamiam391legomattsnowhitieMorkMankiki180703
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,374
    @purdy44 - Good stuff! That's about as good as you can do :)
  • purdy44purdy44 Member Posts: 21
    Hey guys,
    Just a heads up I put my Taj up for sale in the Marketplace threads. Here's the link to my listing for anyone who's interested.
    http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/19531/selling-my-nisb-taj-mahal-10189-2400usd-free-shipping-to-usa-canada-price-is-negotiable#latest
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited April 2015
    It is very possible that I may be the only person here who would've 'accidentally' (on purpose) posted the picture upside-down, before proudly announcing "The TAJ MAHAL!"

    To people of a certain generation, of a certain childhood, this building will be forever inextricably linked to a particular badger and his 'magic lantern' show.

    :)
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,645
    DAVEmoon said:
    I don't normally do this,but this is to help all that are buying kwiki mart and all new releases next month.its an expensive month coming up.so remember this Saturday,A horse called gallant Oscar will win in ayr Scotland.goodthing
    That must have worked out well for you. Next step, investing in Construct-A-Zurg.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,829
    DAVEmoon said:
    @legoboy yep looking for misb please.
    Well if the offer was right I could be tempted to part with mine.  Absolutely flawless with shipping box.  :)
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