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Sell lot of Ramses Pyramid #3843 ?

12651265 The Great State of TexasMember Posts: 1,005
Wanting to clear shelf space and looking to dump 105 MISB sets of Ramses Pyramid #3843.  Looking to post on Craigslist and not sell individually.  I don't have the time and effort to sell via eBay.  What price do you think I should post them at?

By the way, I'm North of Dallas.

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  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,374
    That's one massive board game.
    pharmjod
  • SolariousSolarious Kalamazoo, MI, USAMember Posts: 317
    You want to sell $2000 worth of board games in one shot? That's a tall order.
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    Well I'd guess these are only going to be of use for a BL parts seller as they are not exactly a hot seller. In which case you may be lucky and get $1500 although closer to  $1000 may be more like it.
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    1265 those sets are PERFECT for Amazon FBA. Ship them all in and let Amazon store them for you and do all the work. Price them at $42.95 as this will be the lowest FBA price before too long. Don't undercut just match that price. Sales rank is under 150k which is good enough for this category. After all fees and costs you will net ~ $30 per set. Get a Pro selling account so you have a chance at winning the buy box. Buy some large U-Haul or Home Depot boxes and send them all in. It will take you roughly 2 hours of work to setup your account and prep and pack (3 hours if you are like me and have a beers/shots along the way with some rad 80s music playing in the background). Then sit back and let amazon net you $3k.
    1265
  • 12651265 The Great State of TexasMember Posts: 1,005
    samiam391 said:
    That's one massive board game.
    That would be pretty fun to do a 10 x 10 baseplate board game. :smiley: 
    samiam391SirBenbobabricks
  • 12651265 The Great State of TexasMember Posts: 1,005

    Basta said:
    Well I'd guess these are only going to be of use for a BL parts seller as they are not exactly a hot seller. In which case you may be lucky and get $1500 although closer to  $1000 may be more like it.
    I don't have much money into these.  I got these back in Dec 2011 when they went on clearance for $3.98 each, plus add the tax and S&H......around $4.80 each.

    Might be best to break down the boxes and sell the baseplates separate from the parts.
  • 12651265 The Great State of TexasMember Posts: 1,005
    edited April 2015
    If I breakdown the boxes, are there any specific parts, besides the baseplates,  that will sell fast?
  • 12651265 The Great State of TexasMember Posts: 1,005
    1265 those sets are PERFECT for Amazon FBA. Ship them all in and let Amazon store them for you and do all the work. Price them at $42.95 as this will be the lowest FBA price before too long. Don't undercut just match that price. Sales rank is under 150k which is good enough for this category. After all fees and costs you will net ~ $30 per set. Get a Pro selling account so you have a chance at winning the buy box. Buy some large U-Haul or Home Depot boxes and send them all in. It will take you roughly 2 hours of work to setup your account and prep and pack (3 hours if you are like me and have a beers/shots along the way with some rad 80s music playing in the background). Then sit back and let amazon net you $3k.
    Thanks for the advise......will have to look into this.  BTW, beer, shots and 80's music describes me perfectly.
  • SirBenSirBen In the Hall of the Mountain KingMember Posts: 585
    If you decide to sell off the parts, I'd be interested in knowing what you'd want for the dark tan 1x2 and 2x4 bricks. I had planned to just use tan bricks and panels instead, but would prefer dark tan.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,270
    Too bad you aren't in the NE.  Would buy them all from you.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,098
    1265 said:

    Basta said:
    Well I'd guess these are only going to be of use for a BL parts seller as they are not exactly a hot seller. In which case you may be lucky and get $1500 although closer to  $1000 may be more like it.
    I don't have much money into these.  I got these back in Dec 2011 when they went on clearance for $3.98 each, plus add the tax and S&H......around $4.80 each.

    Might be best to break down the boxes and sell the baseplates separate from the parts.
    Ahh that would explain why I could not get my order fulfilled then.
    1265pharmjod
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,829
    samiam391 said:
    That's one massive board game.
    You mean, hord game.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,645
    They are excellent sellers when parted out. The baseplates and the dark tan parts sell well at good prices. Pile 16 baseplates in the original box and sell it as a lot. You can also count the number of dark tan parts in the larger bags, fit 4 bags into a box, and sell them as a job lot. Keep the little bags sealed and sell them in bulk as a job lot.

  • roxioroxio UKMember Posts: 1,355
    I got some cheap from Tesco and made around £13 per set on ebay selling them sealed as SW Tatooine parts packs
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 872
    edited April 2015
    ^ and ^^ lol.  Agreed on part out value.  I think I got some cheap from Tesco too and have been using them as Tatooine parts packs!  I've also sold off some of the microfigs etc.

    The Amazon dynamic sounds like a good way to offload them in bulk.
  • mrbradfordmrbradford Fort Worth, Texas, USAMember Posts: 45
    I'm in the north DFW area and would be interested in some or all of them if the right price. I'm the ambassador for DFWLUG. PM me if interested. Thanks!
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    1265 said:

    Might be best to break down the boxes and sell the baseplates separate from the parts.
    You're still going to come out ahead obviously, but the best time to sell the tan baseplates was last year before they became available for retail purchase.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,645
    Yeah, now is the time to part out Minotaurus, those old green baseplates have gone up since the colour change.
  • 12651265 The Great State of TexasMember Posts: 1,005
    rocao said:
    1265 said:

    Might be best to break down the boxes and sell the baseplates separate from the parts.
    You're still going to come out ahead obviously, but the best time to sell the tan baseplates was last year before they became available for retail purchase.
    Yeah, I'm stubborn when it comes to selling my Lego items.  I'm finally realizing that I have too much and need to get rid of some and keep myself in check when buying new sets.  Just clearing space.
  • 12651265 The Great State of TexasMember Posts: 1,005
    Wound up selling the lot for $1100 to a local buyer.  Appreciate the suggestions in getting more money for the sets, but just seemed too much time, effort, and dealing with the dreaded fees.  In all, I feel like me and the buyer both got a fair deal.
    samiam391pharmjodsnowhitieSirBendougts
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    A bit over $10 apiece in a single bulk sale. As you said, I think that was a fair deal all around
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,645
    Are you Texas based? A seller has just parted out 100+ of these on BL.

    It range a bell when I saw it.

  • 12651265 The Great State of TexasMember Posts: 1,005
    CCC said:
    Are you Texas based? A seller has just parted out 100+ of these on BL.

    It range a bell when I saw it.

    I'm in North Texas.  That BL seller is most likely the one who purchased the sets or got it from the person who I sold them to.  I sold 106, and that number matches the baseplates and game minifigures he has listed.  He also is selling the baseplates on CL.
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