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Minifigs 8909 Team GB Olympics

Has anyone else noticed that the bottom appears to have dropped out of the 8909 lego figures on ebay?
Pre-Olympics, every figure was going for £10+ and most were £15+, however now the games are on, I can't sell one at £9.50 each... 

These are new figures cut open to check contents, but otherwise BNIP... what's should I do? Hold on and hope or dump them all... 


Comments

  • legofanfromleedslegofanfromleeds legoland...England Member Posts: 387
    I sold a relay runner for £15 the other day so fingers crossed the market is still there especially with team UK doing so well
  • William_TownsleyWilliam_Townsley Perth, Scotland Member Posts: 880
    Just out of curiosity what ones you trying to sell. I'm after a few :) 
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    Just out of curiosity what ones you trying to sell. I'm after a few :) 
    As am I.

    You're probably seeing the prices due to the glut of minifigs that "flooded" eBay during the Olympics and during a summer vacation period.

    Prices will go up post-Olympics especially during the holiday season.
    William_Townsleykiki180703
  • peted76peted76 UKMember Posts: 11
    I'm selling:

    Judo Fighter x3
    Tactical Tennis Player x 8
    Agile Archer x5
    Flexibkle Gymnast x6
    Relay Runner x2

    Got them all up for 9.50ea at the moment... not sold one for about two weeks.
  • Renegade007cjhRenegade007cjh Essex, UKMember Posts: 687
    I remember when they originally came out (2012, natch) and I just could not shift them, so ended up selling a lot of sets at just above cost as didn't want to be lumbered with them.  I weep when I see what they are worth (£1K a box a few weeks ago!!) :(

    Anyway, I reckon their value will shoot back up again after the dust has settled, so I'd hold onto 'em for now (or at least not drop the price too much).
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 2,021
    What's the world coming to when you can't sell something for five times its rrp.
    Renegade007cjhkiki180703MattDawsonyuffiemdtvandyDontcopythatfloppyMinifiguresPlus
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,639
    Weren't these £2.49 RRP?
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 2,021
    ^ Nope £1.99
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,001
    edited August 2016
    On an off note....GB is having a wonderful Olympic, based upon population they are doing the best among the top countries. And using population as the talent pool criteria, China sucks in the medal count
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,250
    I've just emailed the British Olympic Association querying if they're considering doing another run of the CMFs. :P
    ktsamkiki180703Dontcopythatfloppycatwrangler
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,639
    ^^^ You're right. I remember the last few I bought were £2.49 but that was at WHS at Manchester Airport.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,639
    ryjay said:
    On an off note....GB is having a wonderful Olympic, based upon population they are doing the best among the top countries. And using population as the talent pool criteria, China sucks in the medal count
    Which just shows that statistics can be manipulated to get what you want. For that to be a fair statistic, then China should be allowed to enter 20 times more athletes than the UK was allowed to, even in events where you have single team entries.

    When you take into account the size of the teams that countries decide to enter (so have more focus on sports / athletes where the country thinks it has a chance of winning a medal), China and Team GB are very similar (0.17 and 0.18 medals per athlete).

    When it comes to LEGO Minifigures though, we can be proud that Team GB has a 100% record of gold.
    William_Townsley
  • peted76peted76 UKMember Posts: 11
    SMC said:
    What's the world coming to when you can't sell something for five times its rrp.
    I know right!
  • CoyotelilyCoyotelily God's Own County, UKMember Posts: 659
    If I remember rightly tesco sold them off at 39p each' and I ended up leaving boxes full cause I thought we had enough !
  • MinifiguresPlusMinifiguresPlus Member Posts: 191
    We actually stopped selling them because of the lack of demand for the price we could get them at. I am very curious to see if the DFB series will have similar problems.
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