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Thanks for the advice!
Ok, ok, ok.
You don't gotta post it in every thread!
Im in the US, so I am going to base my theory on being in a similar situation here. If I saw a sealed series 3 Box I personally wouldn't buy it because I don't see the series 3 box keeping up with inflation and I would factor in Bricklink and Ebay and PayPal fees. I wouldn't risk sitting on the box to re sell it hoping for a big profit. This is of course what I would do. Everyone is different.
These are not "collectible", in the sense that they will become valuable, they are only "collectible" in that you can "collect" them all.
For some foolish reason, I have a case of Series 6 and a case of Series 7, but I would have preferred to not buy them. They are in the closet, forgotten about, until some future day when I'm hoping they will have value, but I won't buy more.
Since buying those, I have found that Series 4 is still widely available in bulk from Lego distributors, hundreds and hundreds of cases. I hear Series 3 was even worse.
Sound advice and much appreciated!
So i called them this morning and at the end the girl asked me to tell her a number that was printed on the side of the box. But I wasn't able to find it.. does anyone know where it exactly is? She agreed to send them anyway..
Is it worth buying? I won't be able to carry the whole box with me in the UK... so I'll have to carry the individual bags and build it someday...
Sigh 10178.. just one set number shy of the real jackpot...
For the record they also had a General Grievous statue and a huge box of a Space Police set which unfortunately I have just forgotten the set number, any idea about what it might be? I wasn't able to see the front picture as it was stacked beneath a ton of other boxes. If I decide to go for the AT-AT I'll note it down. They also had a 10198 (less rare I reckon). In another shop I found two Alpha Team boxes (4746 and 4748), a power miners box and an oddity I wasn't able to find here in the DB. A box labelled "Lego Studios" (or lego cinema? my memory is terrible) with a Stephen Spielberg signature on the side. Set number IIRC was 1143.
Unfortunately I have missed many of the sets released during my Dark Ages which ended just recently.. so I'm trying to catch up what I can. I don't own the 10178 but I was debating with myself whether it's worth a marked up price (149€) but yes, if the owner did know about how much it is worth on ebay or BL he'd ask twice for it. BL's lowest price in EU is £220 and that's around 270€. I passed up on a 8129 earlier this year that I found in a TRU in Munich which was being sold at 129€..
If he had two I'd build one and sell the other.. but he only has one that I could see. Is that one of the sets that could potentially have the Chrome C3PO? It has the 30th year anniversary on it..
I left it.
I took another picture of some other forgotten lego sets..
they have been there since 2007
Hehe... I remember those LEGO Studios sets... Still have quite a few bits and pieces kicking around from when I was a kid.