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Amazon has the Robie House 25% off right now.
I figure the PotC QAR is next to go, and it will likely be soon. Anyway, I ordered (or should I say tried to order) a QAR on amazon from an independent seller. The last item I ordered from an independent seller (a SW MF) came wrapped in inverted Christmas paper. Needless to say, the Lego box was cylindrically shaped instead of rectangularly shaped. This time I told the seller ahead of time that I expected the item to be packaged well and that I would return the item if it arrived in damaged condition. About 15 minutes after I sent my email, the order was canceled by the seller. At least I didn't have to hassle with it since the seller obviously wasn't concerned about its condition upon arrival.
Anyway...I think all PotC sets will be gone by year's end, and probably even by the end of the BF sale...get'em while you can.
I do hope you know I am kidding around. :)
Soon, some really good sets will retire, that will rise in price, soon... or later... or sometime... and make some of us lots of money, or some money, or perhaps a little money.
Perhaps, maybe, just quite...
Actually, I hear that Lego sets will retire this Christmas, and some of them will do well, and some will not, and some people will guess right, and others won't.
That will be *one milllllllllion dollars* for that great advice please!
*Mini-me, stop humping the laser!*
(Back on topic) Does anyone see Lego bringing back the Winter Toy Shop this year?
There are a few copies on Bricklink in Europe for about $85-90, once you add shipping to the US, those will be $100 or more. But those are a bargain, on eBay they are going for $130 shipped and up.
I'm gonna take a wild guess and say that the Bakery set is going to last throughout 2013. With Lego extending the life of many of its specialty sets, I think these could face Modular-type of lives (2-3 years+).
Sometimes I think they just use a dart board
Like one LEGO employee told me they think the FB was extended a year due to the lot snafu with the 39R1.. But then I have heard people try to say it was always planned for an 'additional' year.
I think the SW 10179 Falcon was around due to its price and that no many people bought them (until they want on sale that is) but I think they did not extend those as much as no one was buying them (relative to other sets of course)
Same with IS.. Not many people want to pay that much for a set at the moment, but I think this year it seems more have been selling, partly due to sales, and partly due to speculation Id imagine.
I do not really want to get into the whole bragging vs those without funds drooling over those numbers, but 66 is a lot in most circles.
That is an awful lot of eggs in one basket if the IS stays out for another year.. I mean they will go up if LEGO stops making them permanently but it will take more and more time the longer they are out..
I think everyone's guess though is they are done this year along with some others including FB and MMV.. which reminds me that I hope [email protected] is doing free shipping during double points as I want a few more MMV and LEGO store by me is out of them and doubts they are getting more in.
Amazon has thousands and thousands of Lego sets, 66 is a drop in the bucket to them.
To me, 66 of that set is a lot, more than I can afford to keep, but I don't begrudge him from them, for all we know he has 200 of each modular, which makes 66 IS a reasonable number by comparison.
Of course, as long as sellers like him are out there, the prices will be held down as long as he (or she) needs or wants the cashflow.
FB won't hit $500 any time soon, if ever. I'll be thrilled to sell them all for $250 a year after retirement, and I'm now only giving 50/50 odds on that.
So why did I just buy more? Cause I'm crazy about Lego I guess! :)
Or I hope... :)
Given how many new 2012 sets are at 13+ cents per part, this is a killer deal.
Anyone want to place bets on how long it lasts in stock? :)
Way back up in this thread is a discussion about quick turnover for low profit versus long term holding for high value. It leaned toward fast turnover since the profit is captured sooner and turned into new investment.