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Anyone interested to sell the recent Walmart sale items? (Elsewhere)

CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
edited January 2012 in Marketplace
I am looking for someone possibly from the US who would be willing to sell the recent items on sale from Walmart. I am willing to pay shipping to my country obviously. But I would not like to pay a higher markup. Is there someone out there who can help me acquire some spare multiple sets at a lower price??? I would really appreciate the trouble.

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  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    Since you didn't mention anything specific, is it our choice what to send?
  • forumreaderforumreader Member Posts: 97
    In case this turns into a general purpose "Brickset users helping Brickset users with recent clearance purchases" thread, I'm looking for a Slave I or Hogwarts Express from the recent Walmart clearances. If anyone has one they'd be willing to part with at an affordable price, please Brickset mail me.
  • evantylerevantyler Central OhioMember Posts: 63
    I'll add to the pile-on: I'd love to get my hands on a Walmart-Clearanced MVR at a reasonable price. Send me a PM on Brickset with your price.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,112
    @Coolsplash just a suggestion - in the future it might be more successful to request someone purchase you these items while the sale is going on. I know I didn't buy any of the Wal Mart sale items, but if yourself or others on here had spoken up during that time looking for a middle-man for them, I would have happily tried to help.

    Even in sales I do partake in, I am either buying stuff for myself only, or as an investment that I hope to turn into a future profit sale. Outside of an occasional here or there as a friendly favor, I am unlikely to part with those items in bulk later at a discounted price, but I would have happily bought more at the time, and passed along the savings had someone made the request. For example, maybe I go in and buy 4 of something on clearance - 1 for me, and 3 to sell. If someone comes in here later, I'm not going to (outside of the above-mentioned favor) turn around and give away all my potential profit that I spent time and money and planning on. But I would have happily bought 4 more for you or someone else had it been pre-arranged.

    Just my two cents, as we say.
  • scratchdeskscratchdesk Member Posts: 155
    @Coolsplash just a suggestion - in the future it might be more successful to request someone purchase you these items while the sale is going on. I know I didn't buy any of the Wal Mart sale items, but if yourself or others on here had spoken up during that time looking for a middle-man for them, I would have happily tried to help.

    Even in sales I do partake in, I am either buying stuff for myself only, or as an investment that I hope to turn into a future profit sale. Outside of an occasional here or there as a friendly favor, I am unlikely to part with those items in bulk later at a discounted price, but I would have happily bought more at the time, and passed along the savings had someone made the request. For example, maybe I go in and buy 4 of something on clearance - 1 for me, and 3 to sell. If someone comes in here later, I'm not going to (outside of the above-mentioned favor) turn around and give away all my potential profit that I spent time and money and planning on. But I would have happily bought 4 more for you or someone else had it been pre-arranged.

    Just my two cents, as we say.
    I agree 100% ^^
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    Well, I missed the chance couple of times, and I did ask around but I guess I asked the wrong people.
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member Posts: 4,401
    I agree that it would make more sense to simply put out a feeler for whatever specific sets you're interested in. As I read it, you're basically asking forum members to sell you (at cost) any sets they bought from a specific retailer 3 weeks ago. I'm all for Bricksetters helping out other Bricksetters during big sales and for specific sets, but this request seems a little vague and presumptuous.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,228
    "Well, I missed the chance couple of times, and I did ask around but I guess I asked the wrong people."

    Reality bites, my friend - while I've seen a lot of examples of people putting themselves out for fellow forum members, expecting total strangers to provide you with a bunch of sets at cost, package them up and send them halfway around the world seems a tad over-optimistic to me.....
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,112
    exactly. I'm happy to do a one-off favor for someone that I "know" from around here, but if someone wants me to become a regular middle-man for them, I am going to expect to make a profit on it that is worth my time and effort, which I suspect would be inconsistent with the prices someone would be willing to pay for the service.
  • lulwutlulwut Member Posts: 416
    What do I get back?
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    Guys, did I mention I would only pay the cost? I guess not. I am willing to work at a decent enough markup or service charge you can say. I know there are no free lunches on Sunday or other days of the week and its not being professional to expect someone to work for free. I am not in a place to get deals/offers otherwise I would help anyone out for a fair price.

    PM me with whatever you have on your mind about this.
  • romdamromdam Member Posts: 136
    It was also kind of hard to post when this sale happened as many a places were wiped out right away, with people filling carts up with the stuff. I worked the day after so I was not on here. The guy at my walmart said basically one person came in and bought all the stuff, except the $5 sets and some of the SW Advents that were in a diff clearance section. I also figured one of those people on here that posted about buying 50 of each set would be nice enugh to help someone out. I understand what coolsplash is saying to a point.
  • streekerstreeker FranceMember Posts: 299
    ^I remembered you from the Walmart thread. You were looking for a MVR, and had asked twice (?) if anyone could help you out? Did anyone come through for you?
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,112
    on that note, I do happen to have an MVR lying around I am willing to part with at my cost. I did NOT get it during that particular sale, so I didn't offer before, but I did get it for 20% off US RRP back on Black Friday, so I would be willing to part with it at that price (55.99), plus shipping/fees.

    I didn't mention it previously, because I assumed that was a higher price than was being looked for.
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member Posts: 4,401
    ^ Like
  • bor2112bor2112 Member Posts: 289
    @doughts and others. There are those of us that offered our sets, but no one bit. On January 7th, I mentioned that I also had a MVR, but not at 50%. I had no takers at my cost (about 25% off).

  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    @romdam, thanks for understanding what I have been trying to say.

    On a note over MVR, I wanted to ask if $75 (with shipping to my country) is a fair price to pay for it right now?

    @bor2112, I guess I have missed your post that day or else I would have worked on something with you surely as I have been asking around to be helped out and always mentioned IF someone has multiples, I would be willing to pay a fair markup on the costs.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,112
    I should also add that my offer above was intended for people who had missed out and wanted it for personal use/gift and intended it to be immediately opened and played with - as a friendly favor.

    I'm not willing to pass it along at my cost to someone whose intention is simply to hold it for future profit sales, in which case I would just do that myself.

    Obviously, I would be relying on the honor system in this regard.
  • bor2112bor2112 Member Posts: 289
    @Coolsplash, sorry that you missed it. $75 would have just covered my cost plus shipping. And, at the time, I would have been happy to pass it on as my son showed no interest. Since then, we have built it and really enjoy it. I truly hope you find one. I would link to the post, but cannot seem to make that feature work. It was on January 7th, however.
  • evileddie1313evileddie1313 Member Posts: 126
    As a occasional customer of Walmart, I have to say their prices aren't really anything special when dealing with Lego sets. Most stores have a poor selection. Target has better deals and a very nice selection(also some cool displays).
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    @bor2112, I remember your post now so, thanks again and I am working on it and will update you guys :)

    @evileddie1313, I might just ask you to buy some stuff for me in future :)
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,112
    my MVR mentioned above has been claimed, FYI.
  • romdamromdam Member Posts: 136
    Great, I come on here late and missed it AGAIN. Is there a message system someone could have got to me on that set? I just got on here, read the offer, now it's gone. Hopefully someone who bought extras of the MVR can get ahold of me somehow.
  • danadana Member Posts: 2
    Id be willing to trade for sets that I am wanting rather than just willing to ship to you and collect money. PM me if youre interested in any of the sets from WalMart and ill let you know if I got it.
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    If anyone has Alien Conquest sets at 50%+ off and wants to sell/trade, let me know.
  • andystarandystar Member Posts: 275
    ^Similar to Sidersdd, but looking for Harry Potter, will buy/trade if you have any of the HP sets from Walmart/Target post-xmas sales.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    edited January 2012
    I have several MVR sets... If someone wants to trade for something interesting or fun, I'd be interested...

    edit: should note that I'm in Texas, USA, so people in the USA would be easier to trade with, but I won't rule out overseas if it makes sense.

    edit 2: I should also point out that I paid full price for them (or pretty close to it), so these were not 50% off sets.

    edit 3: I just checked, TRU is still selling these sets for $79.99, so if anyone in the USA wants one, there you go... Free shipping for it as well...
  • bucarooobucarooo Member Posts: 1
    Brand new here, but been actively buying & selling on Ebay & Brinklink since 2005!
    I bought 2 POTC White Cap Bay #4194 on 50% clearance ($42.50 w/ tax) noping to exchange for credit. Cant return anywhere since barcode has black sharpie line thru it. Be more than willing to sell for cost plus shipping & PP fees.
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