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The one that got away thread

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  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 901
    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!
    If you think that sounds unlikely... The other day the Bat Pod (selling for $1000 in the after market) was available from the Lego online store in exchange for VIP points. I had more than enough points for it, but for some reason my points had been zeroed out completely. The Bat Pod sold out later that day, and I STILL don't have access to my VIP points a week later.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 892
    Do we know of anyone who actually got a Bat Pod? Maybe it was just to make us think the new program would be awesome.
    andhe
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 901
    Do we know of anyone who actually got a Bat Pod? Maybe it was just to make us think the new program would be awesome.
    Someone in one of the VIP threads got one. Plus it was boxed. There was talk about them possibly not having boxes but just being a collection of the parts.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,084
    You’ve trodden in an old inside joke. If you are curious, try searching “white range finder boba fett”.
    Red 5, Standing By...
    Baby_YodadavetheoxygenmanVorpalRyuOldfan
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,084
    560Heliport said:
    Do we know of anyone who actually got a Bat Pod?
    First - WTF?!?!?!?!  Bat-Pods were available!?!?!?!  I don't pay attention for two days...
    There was talk about them possibly not having boxes but just being a collection of the parts.
    Second, if it's a collection or parts and no box - TONY STARK WAS ABLE TO BUILD THIS IN A CAVE! WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS!
    VorpalRyuFowlerBricksmustang69catwrangler
  • OubirdOubird OklahomaMember Posts: 48
    Estate sales are a strange place, often it’s a bank foreclosure or funeral, so whoever sets it up sometimes doesn’t really care and just labels everything.  You’d think sellers would research a quick google on one-off items, but people will Amaze you time and time again.  I went into an estate sale once just to check the place out, no intention to buy... but I always carry my wallet!
    Koolbrix2018
  • mklegomklego Member Posts: 104
    @560Heliport I was lucky enough to bag a bat pod, so can confirm it was briefly available!
    Koolbrix2018SumoLegoReesesPieces
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 892
    ^ Cool! I'm glad at least one of us got one.
    Koolbrix2018mklego
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,502
    ^ Cool! I'm glad at least one of us got one. 
    Just like the platinum R2. 
    Baby_Yoda
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 892
    I want an Aluminum Falcon.
    Koolbrix2018SumoLegogmonkey76VorpalRyudavetheoxygenmanBaby_YodaCurvedRoadPlate
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,502
    I want an Aluminum Falcon.
    Don’t you mean an Aluminium Falcon? Oh wait, you’re not British :)
    Koolbrix2018560HeliportVorpalRyudavetheoxygenmanmklegodmcc0
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 892
    Now I have to go home and watch the Robot Chicken Star Wars again...
    SumoLegogmonkey76BumblepantsAstrobricksVorpalRyu
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,895
    Now I have to go home and watch the Robot Chicken Star Wars again...
    You've been flying around for two weeks trying to get a signal?! You must smell like feet wrapped in leathery bacon!
    560HeliportSumoLegogmonkey76davetheoxygenmanBaby_Yoda
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,502
    Now I have to go home and watch the Robot Chicken Star Wars again...
    No need to go home :)
    https://youtu.be/3F1d3QWsyk0
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 892
    Can't watch YouTube on my work computer!
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,502
    Can't watch YouTube on my work computer!
    That’s just sad ☹️
    560Heliportdavetheoxygenman
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 892
    So I fill my day with Brickset! :) :) :)
    Astrobricksdavetheoxygenman
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 490
    Saw on FB Mktplace a few days ago, seller said "should be all there" & accompanying pics corroborated. Looked up the Bricklink value & broke my own rule of "don't be too eager". Told seller I was "very interested" &.I started arranging pick-up plans (prematurely). I think he caught on to the actual value & since pulled the listing :(

    I figured he'd be eager to sell, since he'd had no bites (Mktplace doesn't indicate past a week) & started marking the damn things down to an even more unbelievable price.
    ChromideKungFuKenny
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 483
    Dang.  #6866 for $25.  But 3 hrs away.  They won’t ship, but I had to ask.  Given I can find it for $85 locally easily enough, it’s hard to justify spending the time & gas to drive that far just to pick up in person.  Ah well, will have to keep watch & get lucky for one closer.  
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 490
    @M1J0E- 3 hrs round trip or one way?
    M1J0E
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 483
    edited August 15
    ^ one way.  If that was round trip I’d be driving now :D. Calgary to Edmonton isn’t an uncommon enough run that I might’ve tried it, but when you add up the gas you realize it wouldn’t really pay at all.  

    Not that I’m not checking the ad & wondering if I shouldn’t get in the car tomorrow anyways.  I’m surprised the ad has been up for 4 hrs now.  That kind of a deal should go right away.
    gelkster
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 490
    edited August 15
    Ppl are having the same internal debate as you are I guess :D ;)

    I had the same thought about my giant Classic Space score last Nov. Was posted up for 2 hours by the time I saw it, & I was STILL 1st to mssg the seller
    M1J0E
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 483
    ^ must be as the ad is actually still up this morning. With a price increase. To $30. I can’t be the only person then that messaged her asking to ship. She must not have had any local pickup interest yet, & wondered if her price was a little low. 
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 490
    edited September 3
    Ssller had this marked & pictured as "Lego Trench Digger $30" which is actually the B-build for 42028 Bulldozer (2014). Ad was up all night & I asked if all parts were there for the main model. She just marked it sold & said a recent buyer asked about & bought ALL her sets & she forgot to take it down.

    So if YOU'RE that guy that got this in the Owatonna/Metro MN area...let's talk 😉
    FowlerBricks
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 490
    Wow the editor function is gooooo-FY.
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 932
    Grrr. I was hoping to be posting in the brag thread today but instead I’m here...
    Missed #7781 Two Face Escape on Gumtree. He sold it for £5. The box was opened but nothing else had been touched! The sticker sheet and instructions were immaculate.


    I originally created this thread so I get a notification every time someone posts here and that got me thinking: do people post more brags or tales of woe? I wonder what the ratio is...

  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 490
    I'm far & away more brags 😁
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 823
    LuLego said:
    do people post more brags or tales of woe? I wonder what the ratio is...

    I'm assuming more brags.  I'm sure people who miss out on great deals are just sitting in a dark corner of the homes sobbing their sorrows away...
    LittleLoriLuLegoFizyxdmcc0Switchfoot55SumoLegomak0137
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,084
    LuLego said:
    do people post more brags or tales of woe? I wonder what the ratio is...

    I'm assuming more brags.  I'm sure people who miss out on great deals are just sitting in a dark corner of the homes sobbing their sorrows away...
    I tell myself that someone went on eBay and realized their pricing was way below market value...
    M1J0E
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,582
    I do prefer this thread, as it tends to have less Americans on it celebrating their cultural heritage of "stock 'em high, sell 'em cheap" sales techniques... or whatever it is that makes brickseek a viable platform. Weeps in UK.

    No, I'm not bitter in the slightest - why do you ask? :-)
    PJ76ukKungFuKennysid3windrFizyxMAGNINOMINISUMBRAM1J0EMynatt
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 801
    MaffyD said:
    I do prefer this thread, as it tends to have less Americans on it celebrating their cultural heritage of "stock 'em high, sell 'em cheap" sales techniques... or whatever it is that makes brickseek a viable platform. Weeps in UK.

    No, I'm not bitter in the slightest - why do you ask? :-)
    *Laughs in Freedom Dollars*
    Switchfoot55jmeninnodavetheoxygenmanPyrobugM1J0EMynattJackad7
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 993
    TOTALLY with @MaffyD here. 90% of the posts these days in the great finds thread are (in my opinion at least) really posts that belong in the ‘What are you buying lately thread’. Great finds (again just my opinion) should be reserved for those long OOP scores found in far away places or at incredible prices. Anything that is still on shelves shouldn’t even be there.  I generally wait for a few dozen posts to rack up before a quick scroll as there are rarely so few gems anymore. And, as an Australian who remembers being able to internationally onsell any set at close double my purchase price two decades ago... maybe I’m a little bit bitter too.
    gelksterAstrobrickscatwranglerMaffyD
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 490
    @thisguy^^^- you're correct, & I will curtail my posts as such.
    Astrobricks
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,247
    "this guy" has a name. It's Magnidjksmnbgsalra.
    But yeah, finding a discount on last year's Star Wars wave isn't the same as finding a retired Modular in Toyworld for half off. Each to their own, I guess, but I figure nobody should find themselves posting sincerely in that thread on a regular basis.
    KungFuKennyAstrobricksMAGNINOMINISUMBRAgmonkey76sid3windr
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 993
    edited September 12
    ^ Finding ANYTHING in Toyworld half off these days would be a bloody miracle.  I remember buying a few dozen numbered Santa Fe’s from them around the turn of the century for under $20 (and being totally chuffed that I could flip them straight away for $40-$50). I’m just off to cry and gently rock in the corner...

    Come to think of it, as I had NO interest in trains at the time and onsold every single one of them, this comment is DEFINITELY in the right thread!
    KungFuKennyBaby_YodabrickventuresFizyxBumblepantsBobflip
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 490
    Looking back at the last few pages of the "Great Finds" thread, I've bent the posting criteria a bit & even veered OT a few times. & definitely (but deliberately) dragged out my classic Technic trade results.
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 478
    Here's something slightly different. I found this in a job lot earlier... and literally *nothing* else Team GB related!




    ChromideLuLegoFowlerBricksFizyx
  • LittleLoriLittleLori CanadaMember Posts: 141
    Just missed out on #75192 posted on Facebook marketplace by an hour and we have the perfect coffee table for it too!
    KungFuKenny
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 478
    Just missed out on #75192 posted on Facebook marketplace by an hour and we have the perfect coffee table for it too!
    For how much?
    gelkster
  • LittleLoriLittleLori CanadaMember Posts: 141
    edited October 19
    Bobflip $500 Canadian-all inner boxes still sealed-only the outer box opened 
    PyrobugChromide
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