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Predictions on Discontinuing Sets and their Secondary Market Value

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  • timinchicagotiminchicago USAMember Posts: 239
    Well apparently Amazon still has over 1000 #9474 in stock and 14% off (in US).
  • htranhtran Member Posts: 38
    Where can I look for that information? Thanks...
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,898
    Anyone know if LOTR will continue with new sets in 2014?
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    ^ the early rumors seem to be no, but obviously the Hobbit will continue with movie 2 sets in Dec '13/Jan '14, and presumably movie 3 sets in Dec '14/Jan '15
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,898
    So maybe a trickle of sets here and there, without a full-fledged "wave" per se. I bet we get the same thing with POTC for the next movie.
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    Ugh! Another POTC movie? Johnny Depp is going to have real wooden teeth (accented with gold) by the time they get done with this series...
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    edited October 2013
    He's gonna sell out on a sell out? :-)
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    Got a chance to pick up Speedorz for EUR 5 each, is it worth it? Will they sell on Christmas?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,716
    vitreolum said:

    Got a chance to pick up Speedorz for EUR 5 each, is it worth it? Will they sell on Christmas?

    I doubt it. Two problems with these sets are their weight and they are bulky. Which means expensive postage costs, which means little profit on a low RRP set.

    vitreolum
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    True, it's only worth it if I sell them as bulk or locally. I'll pick only a few for diversity.
  • HardradaHardrada Member Posts: 439
    Some might be good for parting out. As for selling them sealed, I'd also only buy a few for diversity at max.

    Over here retailers take turns doing buy 1, get 2 sales on speedorz.
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    Same here, they usually have buy one get two but even that way the price is ~EUR 8.5. Right now a mall is closing and they have a shitload of these for sale at this price. And they're not selling at this price either. :))
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 757
    Looking through the Christmas catalogue that arrived this morning, I notice that they show off 4 of the 5 current modulars on pp48-49. No FB. Does this mean it is FINALLY going??
  • LeonCLeonC United KingdomMember Posts: 364
    Briking said:

    Looking through the Christmas catalogue that arrived this morning, I notice that they show off 4 of the 5 current modulars on pp48-49. No FB. Does this mean it is FINALLY going??

    I wondered the same thing. Or maybe it is a bluff to shift more sets to resellers before Xmas :-)
    FollowsClosely
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,716
    ^^ No. It means nothing. Sets have been missing from the catalogue before and yet go on and on.
  • LegobutterflyLegobutterfly Member Posts: 488
    edited October 2013
    #9468 Vampyre Castle and #9464 Vampyre Hearse now show as retired on [email protected] UK
  • Gavin83Gavin83 Member Posts: 251
    Do you mean US? It's still showing as available to me in the UK.
  • LegobutterflyLegobutterfly Member Posts: 488
    No I meant UK, I searched for the hearse to order one and it says add to bag but will not add and then when you actually click into it it says retired set?
  • stevemackstevemack 1567km Drive From BillundMember Posts: 906
    Theres 2 varieties showing on UK [email protected]?? Never seen that before! Go to the Vampyre castle page then you'll see 2 options in a drop down box!
  • LegobutterflyLegobutterfly Member Posts: 488
    Just checked again and there are two product codes for this, one retired one not yet both pictures of products are identical. Confused?!
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,657
    Could it be for the glowing and non-glowing stickers version ?
    Pitfall69madforLEGOMathBuilder
  • LegobutterflyLegobutterfly Member Posts: 488
    edited October 2013
    @stevemack, just noticed for the hearse. Have never seen this before either. I have tried accessing from main theme page too and says retired but then as you say if you select the other from the drop down box it says add to bag.

    At least it looks as though I can still order one anyway :)
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,898
    Mad Scientist is call to check for the US site. Vampyre Castle still available. Sink your teeth into it while you can!
    y2josh
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,405

    Could it be for the glowing and non-glowing stickers version ?

    I'm thinking the same thing.

    madforLEGO
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,711
    edited October 2013
    I have been torn on MH to be honest. I like the figures and whatnot, but aside from HH Im just not that interested at the prices that were there for the sets, even the castle.

    I guess another set forgotten about during EOL discussions, at least recently, has been Kingdoms Joust, is this on its way out this holiday?
  • fitzyfitzfitzyfitz ManchesterMember Posts: 94
    Briking said:

    Looking through the Christmas catalogue that arrived this morning, I notice that they show off 4 of the 5 current modulars on pp48-49. No FB. Does this mean it is FINALLY going??

    FB is retiring at the end of the year, along with the mini-modulars. All the other modulars are staying.

    B-wing & Winter Village Cottage are also on the way out.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    ^Well that settles that, I'm convinced!
  • nkx1nkx1 Member Posts: 719
    edited October 2013
    ^Lol. Finally, someone with some well-documented information. I can safely load up on FB without worry now that it's confirmed to EOL at year end!
    FollowsClosely
  • fitzyfitzfitzyfitz ManchesterMember Posts: 94
    There's plenty of other stuff but those are the four exclusives. The Lone Ranger and Galaxy Squad are both getting a short shelf-life and will also be going at the end of the year. Monster Fighters too, except for the Haunted House.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,711
    The #40057 Fall scene polybag is sold out at [email protected] for US
  • hoyatableshoyatables Northern Virginia, USAMember Posts: 867
    Random, but does anyone have a sense of when the Gungan Sub #9499 is going to be discontinued? I would like to pick it up but keep waiting for a low price. Decided that $50 was my target and Amazon gets close but not quite there (missed when it did dip below). Thanks.
  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    The Gungan Sub was discounted to $40 this summer at Walmart.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,366
    ^^it should be out the door by the years end/until stock runs out, no way that set hangs around another year.
  • hoyatableshoyatables Northern Virginia, USAMember Posts: 867
    gmpirate said:

    The Gungan Sub was discounted to $40 this summer at Walmart.

    Was that an online price? If it was an in-store clearance, problem is that I don't seem to get any of those great clearance prices here in metro DC.

  • hoyatableshoyatables Northern Virginia, USAMember Posts: 867
    #10212 seems to be averaging around $390 - $400 on ebay (with some recent sales around $300-350. Expecting this to go much higher this holiday season? I got mine for under $200 so I'd be perfectly happy to double my money and clear out my attic in my only reselling foray to date.
    FollowsClosely
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 972
    ^ i see an average of 370 ,most with free ship. I wil most likely wait till next Christmas.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,405

    #10212 seems to be averaging around $390 - $400 on ebay (with some recent sales around $300-350. Expecting this to go much higher this holiday season? I got mine for under $200 so I'd be perfectly happy to double my money and clear out my attic in my only reselling foray to date.

    There is a guy that is buying all the Imperial Shuttles that he can get his hands on at or around $400 USD. I don't know what that is all about unless he is planning on cornering the market.

  • hoyatableshoyatables Northern Virginia, USAMember Posts: 867
    I hadn't put that together. Well, I am happy to sell him both of mine. May just try to reach out to him.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,405
    I can give you his eBay name in an IM
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,711
    Pitfall69 said:

    #10212 seems to be averaging around $390 - $400 on ebay (with some recent sales around $300-350. Expecting this to go much higher this holiday season? I got mine for under $200 so I'd be perfectly happy to double my money and clear out my attic in my only reselling foray to date.

    There is a guy that is buying all the Imperial Shuttles that he can get his hands on at or around $400 USD. I don't know what that is all about unless he is planning on cornering the market.

    Building a life size Death Star?
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    Hmm this seems to be a familiar theme in the secondary market these days. Quite interesting. One big buyer of 41999 has just become a picker so head on over to read some fun comments (or sell your 41999's lol).
  • nkx1nkx1 Member Posts: 719
    edited October 2013

    Hmm this seems to be a familiar theme in the secondary market these days. Quite interesting. One big buyer of 41999 has just become a picker so head on over to read some fun comments (or sell your 41999's lol).

    Two questions: What's a "picker" and head over to where?

    EDIT: NM, I think I figured it out.
    klatu003
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    Never mind he was banned within 15 mins. Apparently the board with the stock ticker gets offended when folks get together to discuss how to make some $$$....talk about mixed signals lol.
    mdelleman
  • thenosthenos Twin Cities, MNMember Posts: 417
    Does that make us Setters?
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,405
    I like to set and pick rather than stand.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,405
    edited October 2013
    Apparently only the people that run the Picker can tell everyone what to buy and sell and invest.
  • TrenthTrenth Member Posts: 162
    edited October 2013
    ^It has been a very interesting read over there. It makes me appreciate the benevolence of Huw.
    FollowsClosely
  • MathBuilderMathBuilder Member Posts: 150
    thenos said:

    Does that make us Setters?

    LOL I read that as Settlers (of Catan).




    FollowsCloselyfitzyfitzlegomatt
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,405
    ^Big Bang reference?
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,263
    ^ "I'm looking for wood. Does anyone have wood for my sheep?"
    Pitfall69madforLEGOlegomatt
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