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Pricing for bulk Lego

Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,446
I have never bought or sold bulk Lego, so I am wondering what the current going rate on new and used bulk Lego? I am slso wondering if sorted bricks new or used go for more than if they were just mixed in with other random pieces?

Thank You :)

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  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545
    Umm....?  :D
    Norlego
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,446
    ^Was I not clear? :) 
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,625
    edited July 2015
    My only suggestion would be to go to Ebay and search the sold listings under Lego pounds and Lego Lbs.  I used to buy bulk lots with minifigs included only and by what I've seen lately the price with figs is around $10 per pound and higher, I don't know about newer lots though without figs. 
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    edited July 2015
    I've been buying Lego lots (no minifigs) for $6-7/shipped on eBay.
  • NorlegoNorlego ScotlandMember Posts: 449
    I buy a lot of job lots and prices vary greatly. I dont buy on Ebay as you get harvested lots. I only buy joblots that contain sets that I can build up.
    If you selling random bricks then it better to sell colour sorted as you then appear as a dealer. If you throw random bricks in a pile, you are implying they could build sets which is not possible. This is far to common on Ebay.
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545
    Pitfall69 said:
    ^Was I not clear? :) 
    Sorry, I wasn't entirely sure you were being serious or not, since you're one of the most prolific posters on here.  My apologies.  :)
    Pitfall69
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,446
    ^Yes, but as I said in my post, I don't really mess with bulk Lego. Most of the loose bricks that I have come from many used sets that I have acquired over the years. I am looking sell off my used and new bricks without minifigures, so I know the prices will be different. Also, like @Norlego said, I have sorted my bricks by color and actually took out the actual building bricks because they would be more desirable to MOC builders, one would think. 
    natro220
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,446
    edited July 2015
    This is my "blue lot". New bricks are in plastic trays, used bricks are in the pile and the rest of the pieces are in the zip loc bags. I just don't know how I would go about selling them?
    pharmjodnatro220
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    Is that all Dark Blue?
    natro220
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,446
    ^No. I wish ;)
    natro220Kevin_Hyatt
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545
    Ha, if that were all dark blue (which it does appear to be, must be the lighting) you'd get a small fortune...especially for the 1x4 and larger bricks.
    Pitfall69
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,446
    ^Yeah, the lighting in my basement is not the greatest. 
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,483
    edited July 2015
    Norlego said:
    I buy a lot of job lots and prices vary greatly. I dont buy on Ebay as you get harvested lots. I only buy joblots that contain sets that I can build up.
    If you selling random bricks then it better to sell colour sorted as you then appear as a dealer. If you throw random bricks in a pile, you are implying they could build sets which is not possible. This is far to common on Ebay.
    That is not always true. I have gotten many lots from eBay that were fine, well, not harvested anyway.

    The problem is though that if there is even a hint of SW or a train then the price of the lot usually jumps to crazy amounts.
    For this I have gotten away from buying bulk lots. I also do not buy unless there are instructions and those instructions match the parts in the lot (pics help greatly).
    Actually most large lots tend to go for ridiculous money (IMO) now because all of the 'you can sell on eBay' folks tend to think they will make their millions on one tub of LEGO.
    To top it all off I have grown tired of having to scrub dirt and other foreign materials from LEGO for hours.

    I will say that sorted helps greatly, but could imply the lot was picked through before being sold.
    If it is just sorted colors of parts then I would think that helps sell
  • matticus_bricksmatticus_bricks Member Posts: 651
    I have a related question to this issue: If I have bought one of these bulk lots, cleaned it, sorted it, picked out parts for sets I want to build and anything interesting I like, and then I sift through what's left to pull out any parts that are biten, scratched, significantly discolored/too dirty to clean, etc, can I sell all of this separately as a "junk lot?" Say I have about a pound of it, I don't want to just throw the Lego away, and I know it isn't worth much of anything, but does anyone buy these for any reason, and how would it be priced?
  • NorlegoNorlego ScotlandMember Posts: 449
    ^I sold a shoe box of broken and/or dirty Lego for £2 at my local carboot. The lady claimed she was going to wash them. We live in a odd wortld where what you want to throw away, another person will gladly buy.
    So once you have finished with your joblot, just relist it. £7-8 a kg is a going rate for just bricks. More if you have figures.

    @madforLEGO I dont really look anymore for Lego on Ebay. Things changed quickly last year on Ebay. A lot of private sellers now sell their unwanted stuff elsewhere, so you are left with dealers. You can still buy non-harvested joblots, but as there are so few of them prices go cracy.



  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,916
    edited July 2015
    I have 150 lbs of mixed Lego with 400 mini figures from a neighbors kid. It was all of his LEGO. Debated how to go about selling it. I planned to just keep it for myself for parts. My wife wasn't too keen on that. There are 120 star wars figures in it. Themes from agents, city, space police, star wars, dino (sadly no dinosaurs though) power miners, sponge Bob, ninjago, Indiana Jones and hero factory. I think there are other themes too though. I just don't remember off the top of my head. Shipping would be a pain though. No instructions.
  • NatebwNatebw Tampa BayMember Posts: 339
    Pitfall69 said:
    ^Yeah, the lighting in my basement is not the greatest. 
    Living in Florida, we have no basements. So I guarantee yours in better than mine! :)

    Of course, the The Lego Movie was painful reminder what I missing!!
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,024
    In certain parts of Upstate New York, there's a phenomenon called the 'Italian Patio Garage Room', aka 'Garagio', whereby certain folks convert their garage into seasonal living space.

    That could serve as a proxy for a Man Upstairs type of MOC Bricksburg in the basement.
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