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[WW] Selling Original George Lucas Minifig

M4DM4D SloveniaMember Posts: 1
Hello.

I am selling my original George Lucas minifig. I bought it 6 years ago from a collector in my country, Slovenia. I am selling it because my daughter got a car accident, she is near to death and I don't have enough money to pay for her care.
Pics:
 



Pics 1 and 2 are older than pic 3. I have changed my phone since the pictures 1 & 2 was taken, and the photo quality of my new phone sucks. U know, chinese stuff

Price: 4000$ in Bitcoin, non-negotiable. I am shipping worldwide and I will give you a tracking number.

Why Bitcoin ? Because I went with a lot of troubles using Paypal. Sellers are not well protected like buyers. the only time I sold something from my collection using paypal, the buyer make claim and say he didn't received the package. I was forced to refund him 800$ and I lost my items. So now, I am using BTC for safety reasons.

You have all the reasons to think I am a scammer (I am new to the forum and Im selling an ultra rare piece through BTC) but I will respond you that you can trust me, I'm an AFOL and a Lego Star Wars collector since 20 years now. I do not usually subscribe to forums or social networks. I don't like that. If I do it today, it's out of necessity for my daughter. Right now, I lack the means to pay for hospital expenses. I love her with all my heart and I can not bear to see her like that. I therefore have the obligation to separate myself from this unique piece of my collection, and quickly, hence the relatively low price.
If you are interested, contact me via private message.
Sorry for my bad english, and have a good day.

Comments

  • wrangler6915wrangler6915 USA - Lincoln NEMember Posts: 523
    Bitcoin?  No...just simply no.  I'm sorry but this entire post does indeed look like a scam
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,418
    As a rare minifigure collector who would jump at nearly any opportunity to own this piece, let alone for $4,000, I would highly highly highly advise that no one purchase this item with the current terms in place.


    ToddMyersSumoLegokiki180703gmonkey76
  • ToddMyersToddMyers Cincinnati, OHMember Posts: 403
    edited November 2017
    Bitcoin offers zero protection for a buyer. Could not agree more with @samiam391
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,188
    Zero posts until today. No feedback history. High amount transaction with Bitcoin? What could go wrong....
    oldtodd33kiki180703
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 609
    vwong19 said:
    Zero posts until today. No feedback history. High amount transaction with Bitcoin? What could go wrong....
    To be fair, Brickset's forums are filled with posts from "casuals" who think this is some kind of Reddit-style, "ask and ye shall receive" message board. They join up just to post some asinine request like "what set is this?", "what should I buy for my relative? I don't know much about Legos", or others of the same ilk. And that may be their only post ever.

    But yes, the other statements are valid points. How many AFOLs even have Bitcoin? "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    I am so old.  WTF is Bitcoin?
    bandit778SumoLegoFodderkiki180703Bumblepantsgmonkey76Muftak1chuckp
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    Why can't we post memes here? I need Admiral Ackbar's help here. 
    caterham7kiki180703gmonkey76Muftak1
  • teal93mr2teal93mr2 USAMember Posts: 1,006
    Well, bitcoin to USD is not a 1:1 ratio according to google:



    So for a mere $39,850,740 this rare minifigure can be yours.
    Muftak1
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,623
    No, he said $4000 assuming US in bitcoin. By your calculations that is less than 1/2 of 1 Bitcoin.
  • mmozzanommozzano UKMember Posts: 417
    ^ To be fair he did say 4000$ worth of Bitcoin so he's after 40.1506452209% of a single Bitcoin!

    Still, you'd have to be crazy to take the risk. 
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 2,262
    I believe you can do fractions of Bitcoin, like pay with half of one.
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,729
    What is this magic?
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,697
    Hey, the value of a single Bitcon has increased 70,000% since it's launch not too long ago. Don't believe me? Look it up! 

    That said, I'll pass on his deal of a life time.
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 3,235
    Escrow. And I thought Slovenia had a good public health care system. YLAL.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,013
    I think perhaps it's time for the Moderators to intervene?

    @CapnRex101; @Huw; @drdavewatford
    kiki180703gmonkey76MaffyDMuftak1
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 1,070
    Getting my popcorn and sitting back to see how this one goes down...
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 1,037
    I'm just here for the comments.
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 778
    Those first 2 pics look strangely familiar, maybe saw them in another post?  3rd pic doesn't look like it's the same minifig to me.

    First pic looks to have a small hairline crack/mark on the crotch which isn't visible in the 3rd pic.  Also the angle of the beard print isn't quite the same for pics 1 & 3 - the sideburn part seems to meet the hair in a different place.  Clapperboard in 3rd pic also has a mark between the right and centre diagonal prints which isn't on the 1st pic either (although this could be dust etc I suppose).
  • floridabrickfloridabrick Central FLMember Posts: 158

    Ransomware is an aggressive virus that encrypts all the files on your computer, as well as every computer and server on your network.  The ransom to decrypt all your files is a few hundred up to 10s of thousands of dollars for large corporations, paid how?

    You guessed it, Bitcoin.  Viruses used to be produce and spread just for kicks, but now it’s become super profitable.  Bitcoin’s value has skyrocketed because it’s safe for mega hackers.  I’m sure they’ll help me if my George doesn’t arrive, right? 

  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    If this one gets snapped up by some lucky buyer, you can grab one here for a mere $25.00 from the Creations for Charity folks.

    https://store.bricklink.com/C4C?p=C4C#/shop?o={"sort":10,"desc":1,"pgSize":50,"showHomeItems":0}

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,296
    ^ "George Lucus", he sounds like the creator of Space Wars.
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,967

    Ransomware is an aggressive virus that encrypts all the files on your computer, as well as every computer and server on your network.  The ransom to decrypt all your files is a few hundred up to 10s of thousands of dollars for large corporations, paid how?

    You guessed it, Bitcoin.  Viruses used to be produce and spread just for kicks, but now it’s become super profitable.  Bitcoin’s value has skyrocketed because it’s safe for mega hackers.  I’m sure they’ll help me if my George doesn’t arrive, right? 

    Most of the crazy growth seen in recent months has actually come from speculation, not the fact that it can be used for nearly untraceable transactions.

    And I can understand why people are piling on and causing the value to go up even more. I bought a small fraction of a Bitcoin a couple of months ago, and it's already doubled in value with zero effort.

    I'm just kicking myself that I hadn't spent the same amount on Bitcoins 5 years ago, as I would literally be a millionaire today if I had.

    And remember that time someone bought a pizza for 10,000 Bitcoins? I hope it tasted good!
    MasterBeefy
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,296
    I'm sure I got about 0.01 bitcoin when I was playing around mining them in about 2010. But the email account I used has long gone and I have no chance of remembering the username, let alone the password...


  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 631
    There’s also people out there thinking it’s a massive Ponzi Scheme.. We will see what happens when the limit of Bitcoin is reached and no more can be mined.

    I’m all for risky investments, but not when the cards are stacked against you, and there are no legitimate controls.
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,967
    CCC said:
    I'm sure I got about 0.01 bitcoin when I was playing around mining them in about 2010. But the email account I used has long gone and I have no chance of remembering the username, let alone the password...


    Haha, yeah! I think I even had something like that back when they were practically worthless and being given away in small amounts. There must be loads of lost coins that are now worth a hefty sum.
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,967
    Fireheart said:
    There’s also people out there thinking it’s a massive Ponzi Scheme.. We will see what happens when the limit of Bitcoin is reached and no more can be mined.
    There are loads of viable alternatives that people would just spill over to instead. E.g. Litecoin is becoming almost as useful as Bitcoin, but with several advantages including much faster transactions and much lower fees, and Etherium's market cap is nearly a quarter of Bitcoin's ($40bn vs $163bn). There are hundreds of others to choose from, including Dogecoin of course...

  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 631
    ^Yes all well and good when there is value in them, you can “spill over”, but when the bottom has fallen out.. and a million users are trying to spill over, you end up with one thing.. and that’s diddly squat.. 
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 668

    Who on earth sends an $800 minifig in the post without adequate insurance? And then when it goes missing in the post, rather than learn from the error and start using insurance, instead chooses to use a non-refundable form of payment?

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,296
    Bobflip said:

    Who on earth sends an $800 minifig in the post

    No-one if they use bitcoin to receive payment...
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,714
    Bitcoin?? That's just weird.
    Rainstorm26
  • ateagueateague EnglandMember Posts: 171
    Wow this sounds all kinds of dodgy 
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    Add everything to the fact that the original poster put this up 2 days ago and hasn’t come back or commented once trying to alleviate anyone’s concerns.
  • ToddMyersToddMyers Cincinnati, OHMember Posts: 403
    ^despite logging into the site sometime today. Yeah, seems legit.
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    edited November 2017
    Can I pay in 4000$ Cape Verdean Escudo converted to Bitcoin?  They use the dollar symbol too.  Much cheaper.  The poster does not indicate it is US$.

    That would be 43.12 US$ as of today or 0.0044 Bitcoin
    Fizyx
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