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Craigslist part buy - a cautionary tale
I bought a large box of Lego parts from a young man that was selling his childhood collection. In his listing he said that there was "about" 40-50 pounds and "not much" Mxxx-Bxxxx. I was surpised when he answered my inquiry as he asked for $350.00 and I had offered him only $200.00. Anyway I decided to chronicle me efforts to turn them into usuable bricks. For starters the unsorted weight was 36lbs 13oz. so did quite make the 40# mark. Current cost = $5.40/lb.
Here's a picture of the unsorted stash:
I knew that the parts were dirty in the parking lot but didn't realise how dirty until starting the task. They were filthy. I sorted in gallon bag incriments. Average bag weight was 3#. On average, it took about 2 hours per 3# bag to sort out the junk and into predominate colors as pictured here.