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Predictions on Discontinuing Sets and their Secondary Market Value

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  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    Got a chance to snag 9574 on Amazon for $10 each, but was limited to 5. Now I wonder if I'll even be allowed to buy more this week if more come in.
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,156
    edited September 2012
    cloaked7 said:

    Got a chance to snag 9574 on Amazon for $10 each, but was limited to 5. Now I wonder if I'll even be allowed to buy more this week if more come in.


    I don't even mess with sets under $100. Making a trip to the post office for a $7 gains is not worth it. you have to do large scale to pull that off.
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,923
    With Paypal shipping labels, you don't have to go to the post office anymore.
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    edited September 2012
    I have my own scale and mail small items from home. Beats a trip to FedEx for large items. I sell the gamut. Everything from minifigs and bagged LEGOS to the GG and UCS Millennium. As discussed there are pros and cons to selling either the smaller or larger sets.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,445
    edited September 2012
    SiE said:

    Its gone in the uk. Rang lego and they said they had a handfull left in the warehouse and then all gone.

    http://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Harry-Potter-ByTheme</blockquote

    Yes, when making a declaration that something is gone, please state what country and where it is gone from :)

    I'm one of those people who won't buy sets for resale under a certain amount. LFT has people that pack Lego sets for him and ship them out, so he can be "bothered" with the smaller sets.

  • kim43235kim43235 Member Posts: 165
    I started collecting and investing legos since early this year. I made mistakes to grab too many Pet shops from amazon when they had a sale for $135 without knowing that it will take at least a year or two for it to be EOLed. Lesson learned, I guess.

    The amount that I've been investing got really out of control. I've been buying/selling lot of camera gears and I thought I was overdoing. Well.. compared to legos, it was nothing. I really need to control inventory since I literally have no more space in my basement (finished) to store and no excuse to my wife.

    I don't think I will lose money out of this after all. But legos take time and efforts to sell especially if you are into used bulk lots. I hardly find time to sort and check for completeness.

    One thing I would like to share though, utilize grocery fuel program 110%.!

    I have Giant Eagle and Kroger in my area who runs fuel program. You buy gift cards (amazon, ebay, toysrus, etc) from them and that turn them into fuel saving. So in case you break even, actually you made money on those fuel savings. E.g., with Giant Eagle you get 20 cents per gallon every $50 gift card. So if you spend $1000 then you get $4 gallon off, basically free gas up to 30 gallons. You are looking at 12% return here. So as long as you are doing it right then you shouldn't be too sorry for what you are doing. It's matter of making good judgement and controlling yourself not to invest too much. I've already went too far and I would need to slow down.

    I hate to pay ebay/paypal fee but I can't find any alternative for selling legos in broad audience. Any suggestions here where is the best place to sell legos? I know there is a separate thread for this but just asking along with here.
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    prevere said:

    With Paypal shipping labels, you don't have to go to the post office anymore.

    How do you get the parcel to leave the house?
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,422
    richo said:

    prevere said:

    With Paypal shipping labels, you don't have to go to the post office anymore.

    How do you get the parcel to leave the house?
    In the US, USPS can in fact pick up parcels I believe, but you would need to go to USPS.com I think or just give it to your postman if you happen to be home.
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,145
    I believe you can schedule a pickup.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,445
    Yes you can schedule a pickup. There is someone home all the time, so this is not a problem.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,445
    @kim43235 You can try the Forum Marketplace here, no offense, but the people here are savvy Lego buyers and are always looking for the "deal of the century" LOL.

    Brickset is decent if you don't mind your inventory sitting a while until it sells.
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    wow, wish we had that in the UK from Royal Mail!
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,923
    @kim43235 - You sound like you live in Ohio?

    And as you have learned, Lego investing is certainly not a get rich quick program. It's a make a little money to subsidize your collection or whatever. For most of us that is - I suspect.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,445
    richo said:

    wow, wish we had that in the UK from Royal Mail!

    I'm keeping my mouth shut on that one ;)

  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    ^ pick up would be good.

    Whenever I go to post anything other than a letter, I queue for 10 mins. My 'post office' is a couple of counters shoe horned in at the back of a local Onestop store.

    A far cry from when I grew up in the 1980s, and even the tiny village I grew up in had a dedicated post office. Those were the days...

  • kim43235kim43235 Member Posts: 165
    Pitfall69 said:

    @kim43235 You can try the Forum Marketplace here, no offense, but the people here are savvy Lego buyers and are always looking for the "deal of the century" LOL.

    Brickset is decent if you don't mind your inventory sitting a while until it sells.

    I do look for deal of month if not century so I do understand.
  • kim43235kim43235 Member Posts: 165
    prevere said:

    @kim43235 - You sound like you live in Ohio?

    And as you have learned, Lego investing is certainly not a get rich quick program. It's a make a little money to subsidize your collection or whatever. For most of us that is - I suspect.

    Yes, I'm in Ohio as you can see in my id.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,445
    Not in your id
  • pvancil27pvancil27 Member Posts: 588
    The numbers on his name are a Zipcode in Columbus, assume thats what he means. MY DS and IS are both arriving today, so excited!
  • stevenzhangstevenzhang Member Posts: 497
    edited September 2012
    It seems that a lot of people are very interested in the set #10193? Can anyone tell me why? Anything special in this set?
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,445
    Oh yeah....I thought he meant in his user info.
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,145
    My brother just built it. Its a wonderful looking set. 2 nice buildings that can fully close, lots of animals and figures, and it fits in perfectly with any medievel setting.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    seems kind of obvious to me...

    - 2 complete, well-furnished, fabulous looking buildings
    - huge brick built fantastic (but fragile) tree
    - 8 minifigs
    - horse, 2 cows, mice, pile of fish
    - loads of accessories and add on small builds (turky table, fish stand, wagon, chickens,
    - 1600 pieces for $100
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    great value set. If it was released now it would be £100/$160.
  • stevenzhangstevenzhang Member Posts: 497
    Thanks for the information. I am thinking that if I should buy this set before the set been discontinued. from 2009, it is already out for a long time compared to other ones.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    ^ indeed! it could be gone by the end of the year...

    ... or it might not be.
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,985
    A few less common reasons...
    - We will use it to add buildings to Diagon Alley. It is hard to have an alley with only the three buildings in that set. ;-)

    - It is one of the few sets out there that I feel appeals to both genders. Because of that, my girls will really enjoy the set. It has a ton of elements that really lend itself to telling a storey.
  • FatMattFatMatt USMember Posts: 502
    ^What zip code is 69?
  • dino_girldino_girl LondonMember Posts: 107
    Its a great set I'm reroofing mine in white to add it to my winter village. All villages need a pub
  • pvancil27pvancil27 Member Posts: 588
    http://www.zipdatamaps.com/00069

    Fun fact: Any Zipcode starting with 000 is in a national park or national marine sanctuary.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ Didn't know that, interesting...
  • DaddyDeuceDaddyDeuce Member Posts: 272
    ^^ Any zip code starting with 666 is in Topeka, Kansas. Whether the Post Office was trying to say something about Topeka, I don't know...
  • StuBoyStuBoy New ZealandMember Posts: 623
    It also fits nicely into a Pirate setting or as an old, historic part of a modern town.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Perhaps, but then they got it wrong, since 616 is the correct number for "mark of the beast"

    Assuming you care about the original Greek text and not modern translations of course. :)
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    MMV works well with King's Castle and Joust. They each overlap color schemes a little bit. MMV with KC, KC with Joust. Making a nice complete set.
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    ^Well...one older manuscript lists 616 as the "mark of the beast" in the opinion of one man interpreting the document, however, there are many Greek texts that do not. Not to go too far off topic...
  • brickupdatebrickupdate Member Posts: 1,020
    @dino_girl wow - that is a great idea, adding it to the winter village scene! Also - it gives me a purpose for some of the "extra" MMVs that I have laying around. Another just arrived in the mail the other day. Love this set.
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,258
    *cracks theologico-hermeneutic knuckles... goes back to Lego sorting*
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    ^ :-)
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409

    ^Well...one older manuscript lists 616 as the "mark of the beast" in the opinion of one man interpreting the document, however, there are many Greek texts that do not. Not to go too far off topic...

    Wait a minute, are you trying to tell me that the all knowing, all seeing, all wise Wikipedia could be wrong???

    Never!!! ;-)
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,422
    Lets steer this puppy back on track...

    Anyone notice that the 4206 Recycling truck is now set to 'call for product availability' for the US cart at [email protected]?


  • YpresYpres Member Posts: 200
    I buy everything from Starwars Lego to City sets... and MMV is (to date) my favourite set. The price is pretty much unbeatable in value, not to mention it'll rank high on the re-sale market. MMV comes with a great variety of minifigures (especially for someone like me who never bought Fantasy era Castle sets) with both new and old torso designs. The buildings are really in a class of their own... something you'd expect from a professional MOC designer. Everything from the cows to the giant tree make this set beautifully charming.

    And if you care, the building experience is great too.
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432

    Lets steer this puppy back on track...

    Anyone notice that the 4206 Recycling truck is now set to 'call for product availability' for the US cart at [email protected]?


    Oh, I didn't know it was still available. I haven't seen it forever at my LEGO Store, and I don't recall the last time I saw it at a Wal-mart either (it's a Wal-mart exclusive).

    I always thought that set was about $5 too expensive. The garbage truck is great at $20, but I never could get myself to buy this set at $30. If it comes back in October for double VIP I may pick it up then. I don't think it's that appealing of a set and don't plan to stock up on it.
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,145
    Seriously? Darn it, I wanted that Recycle Truck. I guess I better pick it up from Walmart then.
  • All of the Lego set numbers that start with 666 are town themed...I knew there was a problem with that theme. I'll stick with Star Wars and let you town people be cursed.

    Didn't check 616 yet.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,445
    ^Why do you think Lego produces so many Police and Fire sets? Lol
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,445
    FatMatt said:

    ^What zip code is 69?

    Well...maybe you can use your global "positioning" system ;)

  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    It's probably already been discussed in this thread, but so many sets are talked about I can't keep them all straight. Wondering about the Millennium Falcon, #7965. Is it on the way out? Is it a good time to buy what you can of this set? That is, thinking it will do well after EOL.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    cloaked7 said:

    It's probably already been discussed in this thread, but so many sets are talked about I can't keep them all straight. Wondering about the Millennium Falcon, #7965. Is it on the way out? Is it a good time to buy what you can of this set? That is, thinking it will do well after EOL.

    Maybe, but it is so obvious, everyone else reselling will be thinking the same thing. I have 2 of them, and that might be it for me.
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    I think its quite considerably over priced at rrp. I could be a die hard star wars fan, but no way would I pay an after market price over £130.
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