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Offered a large lot from ex LEGO employee
Hi Brickset Forum and thank you for the membership.
I've been offered a large lot (~50sets) of unopened boxes from a former lego employee who is in my extended family.
I've been sent pictures, however not all of the boxes are visible (I'm working on getting better pictures). I've been able to make out 44 of them, and the value of those based on Bricklink minimum
price is around 5870 EUR (6642$).
Here's a spreadsheet of the sets so far:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jIXaot1laKUFK_asuZOHeHCmijuKUj1JqYl7FqFN70I/edit?usp=sharing
I've been asked 2673 Eur (3025$) for the lot, which by the look of it, is a pretty good deal. My main concern is how difficult it is to re-sell as a seller with no online reputation (yet)? I don't mind keeping the collection until i need the money, but at that time, it would be nice if it wouldn't take several years to sell. :P
What's your take on it? Go or nogo?
Thank you in advance.
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I'd sell those things on ebay as Buy it Nows initially.
To avoid losing out on any of the potential income, I'd sell some "junk" on eBay to build up a reputation.
If you don't fancy selling any of your own belongings, I'd consider scouring local charity shops for other items that could have a wider market... anything in decent condition, even DVDs. Don't skimp on packaging and despatch very promptly... obvious stuff really.
So long as you keep 100% feedback, even with a feedback score of 25, buyers won't care if the prices are competitive.
I've decided to buy the lot, so once i get my hands on it, you'll probably see a post in the bragging thread. ;-D
Dear drug addicts,
I've been offered a large pile of crack from an ex-Cartel member. Should I buy it?
I'm willing to sell...
Best of luck with your purchase Mortenbn1988 . There are a lot of really nice sets there. If you're into Technic sets in any way, I would recommend keeping the 4x4 Crawler. Interesting build and actually kind of fun seeing what it can drive over. Well, for at least 20 minutes or so.
And yes, there's a 50% discount, and depending on your taste in boxes and damaged product, sometimes larger discounts.
(There was once a LEGO outlet in Colorado that sold all sorts of damaged product at a hefty discount.)
But that was when outlet malls were actually outlets, and not just sneakily marketed retail stores.
Oh, the good ol' days!
I miss the good old discount days when Lego was struggling - I remember walking into the Anaheim Lego store once and seeing a big stack of Eiffel Towers at 50% off.