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WHO is it that owes YOU the responsibility of buying the product when it was available, storing it for some undetermined length of time, then making it available to YOU at a time that is of your liking and at a price that you think is fair? Why does some other person or the group as a whole OWE this privilege to YOU?
This sounds like the ultimate entitlement attitude. If there exists enough buyers willing to pay the "unreasonable" (to you) prices, then apparently that is the fair market price, whether you like it or not.
Unless we are in the ultra-rich category, we can all lament all the unnecessary things we cannot afford to buy because the "elite" are willing to pay more for them. Such is life. Silly to get upset by it, just buy the set when it was still being made, or buy a different LEGO set.
As for Winter Village sets...I'm at a loss.
I was just looking at the main page of the forum and asking myself how the hell could be this topic so active yet. Then I supposed it had gone completely off-topic, I just opened the page and.. Bingo. I really can't understand the logic beyond the reasoning that if you are in a collector-oriented forum you can't come into it and criticize collecting in its more amok aspects or in any other way. Maybe this is a secret sect? Damn, neither Masonry has restrictions like these. Even if Brickset was a fully collecting-oriented - in fact it isn't, not only - site there wouldn't be anything particularly bad wrong in coming here and try to show perplexity or talk about collecting in terms of bad aptitude. I would rather say it is a very interesting topic, maybe one of the most; can anyone's ego be so frail to feel annoyed by the first people who come out and tells him: "there is something wrong about your aptitude"? I don't think so. Try to argue, express your thinking if you have one about it and if you just want to join the discussion, but really you can't hide yourself behind the "you can't say that here" dogmatic sentence. We can debate everything here, only admins put limits.
Apart from that, I think any reasoning about Lego becoming a so highly desired collecting toy and the raise of a related resale market can't be discerned by any reasoning about the complex change which all the market branch experienced in the last twenty years. Whereas thirty-twenty years ago cities and little towns were still full of little toy shops, now there are only one or max two bigger ones incorporated in a shopping centre, everyone of them being part of a single chain of major retail outlets, and in which all the goods, sales and everything else is pretty much equal for all of them. What was before and what there is no more now is a pluralism of offering. At that time every little shop had its own offering, its own policy and potentially everyone of them was a world full of little hidden treasures. Surely there is people here much older than me and that can even have far better examples, but I still remember how common was in the early 90's to find some sets of the previous decade and even of the early 80's, It was '94 or '95 max and as a child I was looking at that white space monorail still on the shelves of a little toy shop (how badly I wanted it..). Internet, ebay mainly, offers a pluralism only in the way that everyone can participate, like in a single gigantic world market where there is an enormous amount of goods, but precisely because the market is only one and everyone can participate you have to be fast. It's just like saying: "Look at that, the market is big and the amount is incredible, apparently there is everything, but there will be everything for everyone? Nobody knows, the only certain thing is that what is available is just everything you see there now, and that if you want to buy something you should stop thinking too much about and just buy it, fast, because if you'll arrive in late, you'll pay an extra, a penalty". Market in these days literally thrives in this sense of precariousness and fear induced in the customer by dynamics like these, by dynamics like "now or maybe never", and it would be very naive for us thinking Lego is not aware of the importance of them.
I do agree with one point, however, and it should be a mantra for any Lego fan. If you want it, buy it, otherwise don't come crying later when it's gone.
As for "habitual returners," I consider something like hardware to be a completely different thing. In the past, working on...whatever project for the home, I would find myself making multiple trips to the hardware store for a different size pipe, or fitting, or blade, or whatever. Now, I tend to get a few of what I'm reasonably sure I'll need, returning any leftovers. Every hardware store I've ever dealt with has no problem with this, and many encourage it because they realize it's a good customer service thing to do (people coming in for the 4th time in an hour tend to be a bit pissy). Assuming the items are still new, I view this return situation as completely acceptable, i.e. me buying something with the full expectation that some portion of it will be returned.
Unintended consequences, some good fun and Huw shut it down.
(Or the like the ending of Month Python and the Holy Grail.)
*pokes head in*
Ah, I see the argument about reselling is still going on.
*bobs back out again*
@chuckp someone said it was a re-release of the Winter Toy Shop from a couple of years back but I'm sure that's not right . . . . . .
You spelt it right btw.
SumoLego said: I remembet that one. Good fun with a bitter taste... Didn't that one only derailed into 'standing by' posts?
There has to be a better contestant. I think I'll go check out that bendybadger giveaway thread, haven't read that one yet. After that I'll come back here to see what the current topic in this thread has become. Looking forward to it!
Let this thread die already, it's over. If you want to create a new thread in the forums section to further discuss going off the rails, then by all means please do.
How do you detail a topic about derailment? Posting on topic I guess.
Zombie Emmet would actually be a good idea for a CMF. His orange jumpsuit would have to be torn and the color of his chest that is showing would have to match the face and hands.
I guess we would also need zombie Wyldstyle and zombie Vetruvius, although he's already a ghost so I don't know if that's possible.
And zombie Unikitty. And zombie Batman. And zombie Abraham Lincoln.
And zombie Ninjago black blue red white and green ninjas. And zombie Sensei Wu. And zombie Ninjago Samurai girl.
Zombie Monster Fighters fighting zombie monsters.
Zombie Western. Zombie Castle. Zombie Pirates.
Next year we need the zombie advent calendar. Of course zombies will probably be out of style next year and vampires will be in again.
Why do I keep clicking on this thread?
Zombie Star Wars? Red Zombie Standing By . . . . . . .
Happy to get us back on the track that was the off the original track that being the track of derailment!
So, by derailing this thread to get to this point I have now fulfilled my evil masterplan to get my Haunted House at RRP and at the same time killing the 10228 reselling market. I guess I really am genius. -- Insert manic laugh here --
Should change my handle to Dr. Evil...
If we got a CMF line of Disney characters dressed as Star Wars characters, would that be a way to finally get around the LEGO can't sell individual SW minifigures problem?