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The one that got away thread

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  • ChromideChromide Ssi-ruuvi ImperiumMember Posts: 46
    Today I saw a 10212 UCS Imperial Shuttle for 120 dollars, but was incomplete, and no manuals. Still a pretty good deal though. It ended soon after I looked at it.
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 397
    Re-reading this thread, Im kinda really regretting not defying orders & grabbing that $10 Hogwart's. Im prerty sure I told/showed my wife its value (I always do) & she STILL shut me down.
    FowlerBricks
  • OubirdOubird OklahomaMember Posts: 44
    Well I buckled on avengers tower iron man gif with purchase in the last hour available, minifig torso stayed at $35 and above whole time
    Fizyxgmonkey76
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,312
    Oubird said:
    Well I buckled on avengers tower iron man gif with purchase in the last hour available, minifig torso stayed at $35 and above whole time
    So, what got away?
    SumoLego560Heliport
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,871
    @SumoLego Living dangerously I see. 
    SumoLegoSprinkleOtter560HeliportSirBenSeijiAmasawaMynattKerregmonkey76
  • TheBrickTankTheBrickTank NetherlandsMember Posts: 49
    Set #75094 is the one that got away. I remember I was just getting back into Lego at the time and my choice was either this or the Imperial Star Destroyer. I ended up getting the Destroyer. 
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,312
    edited May 6
    Set #75094 is the one that got away. I remember I was just getting back into Lego at the time and my choice was either this or the Imperial Star Destroyer. I ended up getting the Destroyer. 
    I missed the ISD. :-/

    By the way, #74094 is available for less than RRP on BrickLink, although maybe somewhat higher in Netherlands. Very nice set.
    TheBrickTank
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 397
    edited May 6
    *EDIT*
  • OubirdOubird OklahomaMember Posts: 44
    Nice!
    AstrobricksSprinkleOttergmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,729
    pharmjod said:
    @SumoLego Living dangerously I see. 
    The gif is relevant to the post.  It is not superfluous or meant to annoy.  

    (-smirk-)
    pharmjodSprinkleOttergmonkey76
  • TheBrickTankTheBrickTank NetherlandsMember Posts: 49
    Set #75094 is the one that got away. I remember I was just getting back into Lego at the time and my choice was either this or the Imperial Star Destroyer. I ended up getting the Destroyer. 
    I missed the ISD. :-/

    By the way, #74094 is available for less than RRP on BrickLink, although maybe somewhat higher in Netherlands. Very nice set.

    I've seen some good deals under RRP that also worth it to ship to the Netherlands, but I have other Lego priorities at the moment. Maybe in the future. 
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,515
    Guy at boot sale on Saturday for a Simpson's house for £55. If only I had been 60 seconds earlier.
    AstrobricksFizyx
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 397
    ^^^^^D'OH!
    560HeliportAstrobricksgmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,729
    CCC said:
    Guy at boot sale on Saturday for a Simpson's house for £55. If only I had been 60 seconds earlier.
    Too much time at the second-hand bikini booth.
    560HeliportAstrobricksandhegmonkey76SprinkleOtter
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,871
    @CCC yaaaassssss! Your profile pic is great!
    SumoLegogmonkey76SprinkleOtter
  • Koolbrix2018Koolbrix2018 North CarolinaMember Posts: 35
    edited May 12
    On Black Friday (2018), [email protected] had sales on both the Detectives Office and Brick Bank. I simply didn't have the funds to get both at the same time. After a long time of thinking which one I would go for, and which one, in my mind, would go better with my 10243, I went for the Detective's Office, and I'm so glad to have it! But I still love the Brick Bank, just as much as the DO and really want it - and now I'm going to have to probably Bricklink all the pieces for it...
    LittleLoriM1J0E
  • lcdo_figueroalcdo_figueroa College Station, TXMember Posts: 59
    Seeing both #76021 and #76032 at a K-Mart (yes a K-Mart) about a year ago in my homeland. And not being able to buy them as they were a tad overpriced and I didn't have space in my luggage to bring them with me. Yeah I still regret it.
  • Patrik78Patrik78 Member Posts: 139
    Green Grocer. Started to collect when Fire Brigade was available, but at that time I was unaware of the huge collector's commitment modular buildings turn into one day. So also missed the opportunity to get it at a reasonable price at that time despite the fact it was no longer available in stores. Frankly speaking I do not miss Café Corner at all, probably due to the completely lacking interior.
    Koolbrix2018
  • CharmiefcbCharmiefcb SydneyMember Posts: 120
    Probably 2012s Arkham Asylum. I'd only got back into Lego around that time and the only sets I was buying were the modulars. I loved the look of it then and am kicking myself I never got it. Horizon Express is another one too.
  • Th1nDieselTh1nDiesel UKMember Posts: 515
    Missed out on a #9465 The Zombies on FB Marketplace today. The seller was asking £25 for it! Sadly, it had already sold by the time I'd sent a message.
    FowlerBricks
  • bpk2300bpk2300 Florida Member Posts: 56
    Missed out on Avatar Air Temple #3828, new and sealed on eBay for $282. I’ve been watching a Fire Nation Ship #3829 listing for months and the Air Temple popped up as a new listing and it was sold within 5 hours. I already have a used set of it, so I hesitated and now I’m kinda kicking myself for missing out on a sealed version for such a good price. 
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,171
    Myer's eBay store has a bunch of rare, mint sets from 2012-15ish, priced wayyy below their actual value. Was on the verge of buying #10226 Sopwith Camel for just A$72, only for someone to point out there was no 'buy' button! I guess you could call that 'getting away', even if it was never there in the first place...
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 397
    Missed this nearby lot over the weekend, everything was $5 each except top left ($15) & middle left ($20). My wife took too long giving permission & they were snatched up within minutes. 


    Lakeside Lodge for FIVE BUCKS, INCLUDING THE MOOSE :O
    ChromideBaby_Yoda
  • Ava626Ava626 RotterdamMember Posts: 9
    I had a SDCC 2012 Bilbo Baggings with map and bag. Got it cheaply through an Ebay auction, paid like 250. Seller sent it really nicely, wrapped in cardboard and everything. It was lying on the sofa, I just bought a frame for it. Then it was the evening before old paper was collected, and my husband collected all paper in the house he thought needed to be thrown away. he did not notice there was a very valuable map and minifig in the piece of cardboard on the sofa....
    I litarally cried and never found the set again.
    If anyone has it and wants to sell, please do contact me
    LEGOFan2M1J0EFowlerBricksBaby_YodaRenny
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 461
    I would bawl for days! :-( @Ava626
    M1J0EAva626
  • Ava626Ava626 RotterdamMember Posts: 9
    Still kind of upset about it when I look at the empty spot at the wall where I wanted to hang it :s
  • thehoarderthehoarder USMember Posts: 80
    I just missed out on a sealed gold Chrome C-3po for $10 at a local estate  sale because I had no money on me. and it was so darn cheap to!
    PyrobugOubird
  • ChromideChromide Ssi-ruuvi ImperiumMember Posts: 46
    I just missed out on a sealed gold Chrome C-3po for $10 at a local estate  sale because I had no money on me. and it was so darn cheap to!
    Bruh.
    thehoarderBaby_Yodasid3windr
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,171
    I... have no words. That's insanely unlucky. 
    SumoLegodavetheoxygenman
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,729
    Baby_Yoda said:
    I... have no words. That's insanely unlikely
    Just a little speculation on my part...
    Baby_YodaM_BossPyrobuggmonkey76davetheoxygenmanDeMontesCCCLego_Lord_Mayorcasid3windr
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,171
    ^ Well this is true, given we're on the Internet, even if I'm more likely to believe a story on Brickset than elsewhere. @thehoarder Are you sure it was a chrome one and not a regular one? 
    Chromide
  • thehoarderthehoarder USMember Posts: 80
    @Baby_Yoda yeah it was white and it said something (i forget) you have found one of i think it said 10,000 golden C-3po I forget the exact wording of it. 
  • thehoarderthehoarder USMember Posts: 80
    jmeninno said:
    I'm still fairly new-ish here, compared to some longtimers/graybeards, but perhaps this C-3PO had the white range finder accessory?  
    what do you mean. sorry when i said white i meant it was in a white poly. what did you mean by your comment? 
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,515
    Why would you go to and look at stuff at an estate sale if you don't have any money on you?
    VorpalRyuMr_CrossDeMontesdavetheoxygenmanSumoLegoM_Boss
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 516
    CCC said:
    Why would you go to and look at stuff at an estate sale if you don't have any money on you?
    I bet they would take cards, imagine carrying cash to potentially pay for large items. I rarely use paper money now 😬
    SumoLego
  • thehoarderthehoarder USMember Posts: 80
    CCC said:
    Why would you go to and look at stuff at an estate sale if you don't have any money on you?
    it was that i was on a bike ride and forgot my wallet but figured i would check it out to see if i should come back. i am still a bit ticked with myself but what can do other than bring y wallet everywhere. 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,729
    DeMontes said:
    I rarely use paper money now 😬
    What is this paper money you speak of?  If it doesn't have a chip and a bunch of random numbers on a piece of plastic, it ain't money to me!
    gmonkey76M1J0EDeMontesVorpalRyu
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 671
    Should've swapped your bike for it, then gone home and got your wallet and bought the bike back!

    Never actually used it, but my banking app lets me take cash out at an ATM without having my card.  Would be pretty handy on occasions like this.
    thehoarderBaby_Yodagmonkey76
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,692
    SumoLego said:
    DeMontes said:
    I rarely use paper money now 😬
    What is this paper money you speak of?  If it doesn't have a chip and a bunch of random numbers on a piece of plastic, it ain't money to me!
    If you find any lying around just stick it in the mail to me and I'll recycle it for you.
    gmonkey76Mr_Cross
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,171
    jmeninno said:
    I'm still fairly new-ish here, compared to some longtimers/graybeards, but perhaps this C-3PO had the white range finder accessory?  
    what do you mean. sorry when i said white i meant it was in a white poly. what did you mean by your comment? 
    Inside joke. A few years ago a user claimed to have acquired a white rangefinder element with his promotional white Boba Fett minifigure, which should have come with a regular grey one. He refused to either admit he was lying or post a photo of the piece, and eventually he was banned for making too much of a fuss over such a silly topic (among other reasons). Yeah, we like to make fun of banned users.
    thehoardergmonkey76VorpalRyuSumoLegoOubirdsid3windr
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,418
    edited July 16
    Baby_Yoda said: Yeah, we like to make fun of banned users.
    I thought we liked to make fun of all users here. Especially ones that like to sniff My Little Pony.
    VorpalRyuSumoLegoBaby_Yodasid3windr
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,455
    Why would you invoke MLP? It'll be FiM next...
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Derby, UKMember Posts: 349
    dmcc0 said:
    Should've swapped your bike for it, then gone home and got your wallet and bought the bike back!

    Never actually used it, but my banking app lets me take cash out at an ATM without having my card.  Would be pretty handy on occasions like this.
    Very useful function of the mobile app! Once drove nearly 3 hours to Cleethorpes in the car with two little 'uns only to find on arrival I'd left my wallet at home! Quick search for nearest cashpoint that accepted this and soon there were two little kids smothering their faces with icecream so I could get change for the carpark!
    dmcc0andhesid3windr
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,312
    DeMontes said:
    CCC said:
    Why would you go to and look at stuff at an estate sale if you don't have any money on you?
    I bet they would take cards, imagine carrying cash to potentially pay for large items. I rarely use paper money now 😬
    Many estate sales around here at least only take cash and checks. Or at least that’s how it used to be.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,312
    jmeninno said:
    I'm still fairly new-ish here, compared to some longtimers/graybeards, but perhaps this C-3PO had the white range finder accessory?  
    what do you mean. sorry when i said white i meant it was in a white poly. what did you mean by your comment? 
    You’ve trodden in an old inside joke. If you are curious, try searching “white range finder boba fett”.
    thehoarder
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