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so when you see a price, it is what you pay, you do not have to include anything else.
but true...it is very expensive...
That said, there are so many pages, not sure if it's been mentioned much, but I did notice it looks the Battle of Endor 8038 is officially gone.
Missing from Lego.com and up to $120 on Amazon, and $130 sold on eBay. A nice immediate jump in value for a set that could be had for $80 with TRU deals in the states.
@Savage_Steel - we have oil money, which helps, but the real source of income here is property taxes, which are on the high side.
@Savage_Steel - Tennessee also has no state income tax and our property taxes are lower than Texas (I lived in TX many years). Unfortunately, our state sales taxes (which replace the state income tax) are roughly 10%; highest among all states (at least as of today). All USA residents earning income are required to pay income taxes into the Federal government (at least those who are honest), but each state derives its revenue differently. Some states rely on income taxes, some rely on sales taxes, some (like Tennessee) have higher gas taxes, some rely on lottery money, and most rely on some combination of each. To make things more confusing, some states do not enforce the collection of sales taxes on internet purchases even though they do collect sales taxes. The taxes we are referring to in these discussions are the state sales tax rates we pay to get our Legos either by purchase at [email protected], B&M or from a 3rd party like Amazon - all which are different from state to state.
It would almost be interesting to have a thread that lists each state in order of the cost to purchase the same lego set.
Then again, I live in Dallas, anyone interested might want to spend 3 min reading this:
This field produced the first "gusher", and cause the creation of that term. It was the largest oil discovery in the world at that time and remains to this day, the largest oil field in the United States outside of Alaska.
It will probably get passed by the Green River Formation in the next 10-20 years, as they figure out how to make that cost effective, but this huge field along with others in Texas, really made a huge difference to our state.
P.S. I put myself through college working summers at that oil field in Alaska (Prudhoe Bay) you mentioned. Because of the revenue generated at the Prudhoe Bay oil field, each resident (adult and child) in AK receives an annual dividend payment from the state's Permanent Dividend Fund in the amount of almost $1200 each. A family of four in AK will receive a check for roughly $4800 from the state this year. FYI...
I'm not sure I get the connection...
On the seller forums over at Amazon, the seasoned sellers often refer to Amazon as the river... They often welcome new sellers who post there by saying "welcome to the River..." I think it is also on the "This ain't Ebay" topic... (which anyone wanting to sell on Amazon needs to read:
@Farms - I think hip has passed us by, we're too old, nobody listens to techno :o)
7597: Toy Story Western Train Chase
7188: King's Carriage Ambush
7189: Mill Village Raid
8097: Slave 1
10198: Star Wars Tantive IV
I'm getting mixed signals on 10193 Medieval Market Village, but I would hedge my bets if you want one of these for your collection. This might be the last few weeks to buy one. You are thinking of The Flying Dutchman.
I have to check out the MVR and King's Carriage Ambush. I have plenty of Toy Story Trains, all purchased for 1/2 price. Even so, it's just not the EN.
I wouldn't mind a nice UCS size QM2, that would be impressive...
The next ship (if they are really releasing one) has to be the Dutchman. What else?
And where is this next PotC rumor coming from? People keep referencing a rumor but I have yet to hear of it otherwise.
Are there any that would be worth purchasing? I am planning to maybe sell some of the sets or figures to get money for my star wars collection.
If you want them for you, why not, but those two themes have been at at least 50% discount every where in Europe, and I do not think you will make a big profit on it...may be a few sets like fire temple, but you will have to wait i think.