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Looking for advice on selling large collection
Hello. I’m looking for some advice, but first a bit of background. I’ve been collecting LEGO for a large portion of my adult life, and have dozens of sets, mostly Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. My wife and I moved to England from the U.S. a little over a year ago.
Our house here is much smaller than what we had in America, I have no room to display my LEGO builds here so my collection has been sitting idly in our loft since we arrived.
I’d like to (reluctantly) sell my entire collection, and was looking for advice on the best way to do so. I’ve seen ads online for people selling bulk LEGO by weight. This seems ok for basic LEGO bricks but a very poor way to sell a collection with many specialized sets.
I have the manuals for every set, but the pieces are mixed so selling by set is out of the question. I’d like to sell it as all or nothing.
Where should I be looking to sell? eBay? A specialized site? I know shipping will be expensive.
Any advice will be most appreciated. Thank You.
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For me though, unless catalogued/evidenced I'd struggle to spend more than price/weight (except as CCC says on identifiable specific items) on something like this where it would otherwise be hard to assess how complete everything was plus the time you want to save yourself is time I would need to spend for me to sort it out after delivery. So I do feel myself that the more effort you put into sorting out / identifying specific complete sets etc before listing the more you'd get overall than selling as a bulk. But by all means share some pick, maybe how you store/organise it may give confidence.
I am not doubting its completeness, merely pointing out that for me I'd have to weigh up how I'd assess that, how I'd know the hard to replace elements are there and how much time it would take on my side to separate it all into sets to trade or build.
eBay is good if you know what you are selling.