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Predictions on Discontinuing Sets and their Secondary Market Value

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  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    ^Yep...There were a lot of the Funhouse sets sold, so it will take some time. However, I think they will top $100 within a couple years of EOL. It's a great set with lots of minifigs.
  • iluvmyelementiluvmyelement Member Posts: 52

    In US, Now showing GE "Out of stock, expected ship date 25 Jul 2014"

    Back to sold out today
  • adam2edenadam2eden Member Posts: 13
    edited July 2014
    I got a shipment confirmation email for my GE order from SH. It's must faster than expected. I am still waiting for my death star.

    It seems barnes noble sold out their r2-d2. I found one at our barnes noble today with a beated box. I asked to get another one and it turned out that all stores around and bn.com have none.
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,144
    Seems GE goes back and forth. Available for purchase but back ordered and then a day later, or hours later, will show up as sold out. I guess if you missed an opportunity keep going back and if you see it's available don't hesitate. Buy it while you can...
  • iluvmyelementiluvmyelement Member Posts: 52
    GE back for July 25th delivery at USA [email protected] - probably won't last long
    madforLEGO
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,115
    GE sold out again on USA [email protected]
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,657
    It needs to be renamed the Hokey Kokey.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,916
    Grand Emporium in stock at 6:58 pm EST for shipping Jul 25th at LEGO SAH for anyone that wants one.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,115
    GE back available as backorder on [email protected] US as of 1:40 PM CDT
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,144
    GE sold out on US [email protected] late evening EST.
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    How many more times will we go through this cycle
    Pitfall69
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,115

    How many more times will we go through this cycle

    Likely until it is removed or says 'retired product'
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    ^^Actually, I'm glad that it has been like this. It has given everybody a second chance to grab a few.
    CoraHarrisonmadforLEGO
  • PoochyPoochy USAMember Posts: 479
    Back again on [email protected] with a ship date of July 31st :).
    madforLEGO
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,115
    Poochy said:

    Back again on [email protected] with a ship date of July 31st :).

    That has been up for about 1 whole day now where it has not alternated from sold out to backorder to sold out.
    Wonder if this is its last last LAST gasp or if LEGO finally made enough to last until the fall.
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    Noticed its back ordered in the UK again with the same date.
  • starwarfan77starwarfan77 Member Posts: 341

    Poochy said:

    Back again on [email protected] with a ship date of July 31st :).

    That has been up for about 1 whole day now where it has not alternated from sold out to backorder to sold out.
    Wonder if this is its last last LAST gasp or if LEGO finally made enough to last until the fall.
    i think the demand that usually gets created when people realize that the set is going to retire ( the quick flipper demand) vanished once the "new" code seal in GE came alive. so, that artificial panic buying is gone. plus its been available for more than last 2 weeks here and there so i am sure they must have sold few 1000's. :D don't think there is any more demand.....
  • theLEGOmantheLEGOman UKMember Posts: 1,525

    Noticed its back ordered in the UK again with the same date.

    They give it a "Girl" tag in the UK as well, hmmm.
  • adam2edenadam2eden Member Posts: 13
    anyone know how to reclaim the VAT for the GE ordered from John Lewis? I called them and they gave me the VAT receipt and told me to contact the import agent. Not sure if it's the right thing to do.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,829
    I can't speak for shipping from overseas, but from the Uk's perspective and when travelling outside the EU, say to the US, before departing the US and at the US airport, you are able to complete the necessary forms and provide your receipts as proof of purchase. The VAT rebate is then handed over the counter in cash. You're supposed to then declare the goods as you enter your home country. Obviously being toys, there's nothing to declare in your case.

    The VAT rebate is provided by the Revenue, not the retailer.
  • DraugDraug CanadaMember Posts: 34
    Poochy said:

    Back again on [email protected] with a ship date of July 31st :).

    It hasn't been orderable at [email protected] in Canada for a few days now. It has been sold out the whole last cycle of backordered in the US and UK ....

  • adam2edenadam2eden Member Posts: 13
    Legoboy said:

    I can't speak for shipping from overseas, but from the Uk's perspective and when travelling outside the EU, say to the US, before departing the US and at the US airport, you are able to complete the necessary forms and provide your receipts as proof of purchase. The VAT rebate is then handed over the counter in cash. You're supposed to then declare the goods as you enter your home country. Obviously being toys, there's nothing to declare in your case.

    The VAT rebate is provided by the Revenue, not the retailer.

    I guess I will receive the same answer from John Lewis. But I remember when purchasing from amazon.com they would just remove the VAT at the time of sale.
  • PoochyPoochy USAMember Posts: 479
    ^^ Sorry, I left out the US part (was trying to tailgate on madforLego posting).
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,144
    I think we may see this cycle for the short term. Long term it's clearly on the "outs". Clearly by now I ASSUME someone, somewhere at TLG has caught wind of all this GE hype and I am sure all the execs are having a nice little laugh on top.
  • bp10030bp10030 europeMember Posts: 102
    SSD and DS back in stock at [email protected]
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    edited July 2014
    Its the first time ive seen the GE say "Call to check product availability".

    Maybe its time is finally up in the US.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444

    Its the first time ive seen the GE say "Call to check product availability".

    Maybe its time is finally up in the US.

    It said that a couple of days ago when I looked.

    madforLEGO
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    ^Yep...that phrase usually indicates the end of the road in my experience.
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,144

    ^Yep...that phrase usually indicates the end of the road in my experience.

    Or the beginning of the road to another few weeks of "call to check product availability" then "sold out" several times a day...
  • david325david325 Member Posts: 138
    ^ can't wait!
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,144
    david325 said:

    ^ can't wait!

    For? You need to be a bit more descriptive here for others to share in your enthusiasm.
  • legogregorslegogregors Member Posts: 402
    GE now shows as "Out of stock, expected ship date 26 Jul 2014" in US.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    There are only 5 Imperial Shuttles left...wait...wrong countdown.
    Rainstorm26BrickDancerpreverestevemackMathBuilderLegoFanTexas
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    Milne44 said:

    Does this 27% thing work in the uk lego website or is this just a us discount??

    Not even working in the USA any longer. It was good while it lasted but TLG made some big changes 2 weeks ago that shut alot of folks down (at least in the USA). Be careful grabbing more than a few of the remaining GEs unless you want a one way ticket to bansville.
    LegoFanTexas
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    ^ you get the dreaded [email protected] ban?
    LegoFanTexas
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,922
    Curious what the threshold is for getting close to a ban.
  • david325david325 Member Posts: 138
    2000 of any set triggers it.
    DougoutLegoFanTexas
  • DadsAFOLDadsAFOL USAMember Posts: 617
    ^except clearance
    MathBuilder
  • CoraHarrisonCoraHarrison Member Posts: 242
    david325 said:

    2000 of any set triggers it.

    I wish I could afford 2,000 GE's if that was the case I'd be on a luxury island somewhere haha!!
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,916

    Milne44 said:

    Does this 27% thing work in the uk lego website or is this just a us discount??

    Not even working in the USA any longer. It was good while it lasted but TLG made some big changes 2 weeks ago that shut alot of folks down (at least in the USA). Be careful grabbing more than a few of the remaining GEs unless you want a one way ticket to bansville.
    Ok so now my curiosity is back up. Am I to understand that the 27% off was from the LEGO SAH website?
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    edited July 2014
    ^ Yeah, there was a 27% chance it worked at [email protected] if you were one of the lucky 27% to know about it. And, I think that was only on the 27th of the month.

    That is unless the item was: out of stock, then call for availability, then back in stock for 27 hours, and then when with only 27 left in stock they rung a cow bell and you got that set free. And, that's after you gave them the secret code. I think. Where did I write down the special 27% discount ritual? OK, I may be wrong about the cow bell. I think that's Chick-fil-A. Maybe it was a siren?
    LegoFanTexas
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404

    david325 said:

    2000 of any set triggers it.

    I wish I could afford 2,000 GE's if that was the case I'd be on a luxury island somewhere haha!!
    I'm not sure I could afford 2,000 polybags much less 2,000 GEs.
  • MathBuilderMathBuilder Member Posts: 150

    Not even working in the USA any longer. It was good while it lasted but TLG made some big changes 2 weeks ago that shut alot of folks down (at least in the USA). Be careful grabbing more than a few of the remaining GEs unless you want a one way ticket to bansville.

    Wait so it does not work anymore, but at the same time a new power has created the not so majestic yet substantial 17% off? Or at least that is what your avatar hints at…
    On the plus side 17 is a prime and 27 is just 3 cubed. Not that it really matters to anybody here other than you since we do not know the magic words.
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    dougts said:

    ^ you get the dreaded [email protected] ban?

    I will just say that going forward it is going to be difficult to get large volume from [email protected] Most of my buying in 2015 will be from Walmart.

  • starwarfan77starwarfan77 Member Posts: 341
    now again the big question how to get 27% or 17% on exclusives :D
  • jadeirenejadeirene US, CaliforniaMember Posts: 475
    edited July 2014
    ^ I think 17% would be fairly easy to get for exclusives. ~9.1% back for double VIP, 2.5% back from a cash back affiliate site, 5% Discover card cash back. That equals approximately 16.6%. That's still 0.4% short of the 17%, but I'm not much of a reseller (I don't even have a Discover card), so I haven't really done my homework on how to maximize the savings, but I'm sure that if you look hard enough, you'll find that extra 0.4%.
  • adam2edenadam2eden Member Posts: 13
    jadeirene said:

    ^ I think 17% would be fairly easy to get for exclusives. ~9.1% back for double VIP, 2.5% back from a cash back affiliate site, 5% Discover card cash back. That equals approximately 16.6%. That's still 0.4% short of the %17, but I'm not much of a reseller, so I haven't really done my homework on how to maximize the savings. I don't even have a Discover card.

    how do you get both discover and the affiliate cashback?
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,115
    US [email protected] still has the GE available on back order.
  • DraugDraug CanadaMember Posts: 34
    As of 10:15 MT, Canada [email protected] also has the GE available for order, with a shipping date of August 2. The first time its been available in Canada for about a week.
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,144
    Pushing into August now?

    Maybe those who said it will finally retire this fall will be right after all...
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