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  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,764
    don't you mean £60? I thought they were £2 each so that is £120 a box approx!
    Nope I mean £42 pounds with ebay fees taken out.
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,821
    ^ I wonder if these will be hot on the aftermarket? Personally I think they will fall in value during July when supply is high, but longer term they may go back up.
  • muffenmanmuffenman Member Posts: 75
    don't you mean £60? I thought they were £2 each so that is £120 a box approx!
    Nope I mean £42 pounds with ebay fees taken out.
    smart ass ;)
  • muffenmanmuffenman Member Posts: 75
    Tictoctoyshop has some interesting "rare" figures for sale. Especially the Luke Hoth Commander complete with cape and caped General Veers also. It's not even clear that these are custom jobs.
    arrrrrrrrggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    not the C word :(

  • BoiseStateBoiseState Member Posts: 804
    I've seen some pretty cool customs.. Won't buy them because they are worthless, but still cool looking.
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,764
    Cant post the link as im on my phone but if your bored ebay lego funhouse scroll down and you can buy one for £244. Bargin!
  • julian977julian977 UKMember Posts: 65
    Here's another crazy one, I just won a #4867 BNIB shipped for £29.99 with 0 bids except mine, yet there's another one on there ending in 20 mins which is at £31 + £7.50 shipping with 11 bids?!?
    Yes, people get the red mist don't they? I love the way ebay uses the word "win" so much! But sometimes this also comes about when:

    1) The seller has paid extra to be visible on US ebay and is the only item of that type visible to people logged in to ebay.com
    2) Seller accepts payments other than paypal (rarer these days, but I have recently had buyers contact me to check I am OK with a cheque as they don't have paypal)
    3) Accepts buyers from all countries. A great many sellers block bids from Russia and Italy: it only takes two bidders both after the only set on that week that will ship to their country... When I used to sell model cars/collectibles on ebay, I had a few items that went crazily over rrp (as in four times what I paid for them!) because of two competing and apparently relentless Italian bidders. :D
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    WTF! (sorry for this, but I could not avoit it :-D)

    http://www.ebay.es/itm/Customized-Lego-10129-Sith-Snowspeeder-Come-to-the-dark-side-/221057909068?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item337814014c
    Actually, I think that is pretty cool.

    Not the colors I would have picked, but I like the idea...

    Needs fewer total colors, more black and darker blue, and it needs a custom sticker printed for it.

    But otherwise, I like it.
  • Mad_DogMad_Dog SpainMember Posts: 71

    Actually, I think that is pretty cool.

    Not the colors I would have picked, but I like the idea...

    Needs fewer total colors, more black and darker blue, and it needs a custom sticker printed for it.

    But otherwise, I like it.
    The problem is that it says "including all original part numbers plus approximately 150 additional pieces"...but for example it has used the blue windscreenn instead of the trans-smoke, looks like something builded from BL but trying to sell as original customized.

    I believe there are a few of UCS sold as used in eBay that are BL versions, and to buy a BL version I would do it myself.

    For me it is too...do not know how to say it...weird...

    Rgrds
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    Here's another crazy one, I just won a #4867 BNIB shipped for £29.99 with 0 bids except mine, yet there's another one on there ending in 20 mins which is at £31 + £7.50 shipping with 11 bids?!?
    Yes, people get the red mist don't they? I love the way ebay uses the word "win" so much! But sometimes this also comes about when:

    1) The seller has paid extra to be visible on US ebay and is the only item of that type visible to people logged in to ebay.com
    2) Seller accepts payments other than paypal (rarer these days, but I have recently had buyers contact me to check I am OK with a cheque as they don't have paypal)
    3) Accepts buyers from all countries. A great many sellers block bids from Russia and Italy: it only takes two bidders both after the only set on that week that will ship to their country... When I used to sell model cars/collectibles on ebay, I had a few items that went crazily over rrp (as in four times what I paid for them!) because of two competing and apparently relentless Italian bidders. :D
    Of course, it's technically illegal to ship LEGO to Italy... even if they don't actually enforce that.
  • mkolandianmkolandian Member Posts: 25

    Of course, it's technically illegal to ship LEGO to Italy... even if they don't actually enforce that.
    According to ISTOG the laws you are referring to were valid only for a few years at the beginning of the seventies. Anyways, when it comes to LEGO, even if US prices are much lower than Italian ones, when you take into account shipping and import taxes, it is not worth buying it outside the EU.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002

    Of course, it's technically illegal to ship LEGO to Italy... even if they don't actually enforce that.
    According to ISTOG the laws you are referring to were valid only for a few years at the beginning of the seventies. Anyways, when it comes to LEGO, even if US prices are much lower than Italian ones, when you take into account shipping and import taxes, it is not worth buying it outside the EU.
    Whether we're talking about the same laws or not, it is still very much illegal to export LEGO (or most toys) to Italy from the US.

    http://pe.usps.com/text/imm/il_008.htm
  • mrseatlemrseatle Member Posts: 410
    edited June 2012
    My Poly Sci Professor says that "civil disobedience" is the way to fight unfair communist anti-lego laws... Or lego could become "illegal" in your country too...
  • GothamConstructionCoGothamConstructionCo Colchester UKMember Posts: 729
    ^ At least they're offering free delivery ;-)
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    edited June 2012
    ^ @GothamConstructionCo

    LOL what a deal!! Free shipping!!! Yah!! :)
  • WatfordScottyMWatfordScottyM Member Posts: 392
    It really gets me how many people think that by putting the word 'RARE' in the title they can charge what they like.
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,764
    ^^+^^^ Yeah that free shipping def makes it worth while by a very very long way. Ivebought mine
  • AvengerDrAvengerDr Member Posts: 453
    Well you know, Darwin Awards are there for a reason..
    if the seller can really find someone who buys it for that price, kudos to them!

    It's not like they were forced to buy it at gunpoint..
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,821
    ^^ that seller has the hulk polybag for £50!
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,764
    ^Slightly deluded on the pricing I think....
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,143
    This one will raise a few eyebrows just on the price tag alone..

    18 UCS sets nisb for $14k/$18k BIN. $600 shipping (although he indicates credit back if it's less).

    Thing is he lists the sets in the description but it does not include 10179 yet he has a picture of it. Also all the images look like stock images.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEGO-STAR-WARS-UCS-ALL-18-SETS-NISB-8-IN-STILL-LEGO-SHIPPING-BOX-MOST-MISB-/330756358895?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d029d82ef
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    If the picture is there, the set should be there.

    The thing is, I think you can buy them all for less than that. I have not added them up in awhile, so someone correct me if I'm wrong.

    The seller is not a motivated seller, otherwise there would be pictures of what you would actually get.
  • UKtsumiUKtsumi Member Posts: 622
    edited June 2012
    looks like hes "borrowed" other sellers pictures , 10221 has @drdavewatford on it and others are watermarked too... naughty!
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,909
    Very naughty.
  • MatthewMatthew Cheshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 3,734
    ^ so it does... get him Dave!
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,909
    You shall punish him to extreme extent. Muahahaha.
  • MatthewMatthew Cheshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 3,734
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    I'm REALLY perplexed as to where that fellow is pulling the $600 shipping figure from. Even if he inexplicably ships each item in its own individual box (which, given the laziness of the listing, it doesn't seem like he would), and even if he's shipping to the most expensive zone in the country, shipping doesn't even realistically hit $400, assuming he actually uses Parcel Post. But what's even more vexing is the fact that he has put next to no effort into a listing with this kind of pricetag, regardless of it's a 'deal' or not (and I haven't done the math on that, either). Seriously, at $14,000 on the low end, you'd better at least put up some pictures of what I'm actually getting.
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,876
    This one will raise a few eyebrows just on the price tag alone..

    18 UCS sets nisb for $14k/$18k BIN. $600 shipping (although he indicates credit back if it's less).

    Thing is he lists the sets in the description but it does not include 10179 yet he has a picture of it. Also all the images look like stock images.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEGO-STAR-WARS-UCS-ALL-18-SETS-NISB-8-IN-STILL-LEGO-SHIPPING-BOX-MOST-MISB-/330756358895?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d029d82ef
    He could be charging $14k / $600 and drop-shipping all of these sets. So maybe he doesn't even own them at all.
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    This seller appears to have a custom Chrome C-3PO for $230 and does not state it in the auction. Blah. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lego-Chrome-C3PO-C3-PO-chrom-/180914484107?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a1f57f38b
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258
    ^I've seen that auction I can't tell you how many times. Item ends with no bids, he re-lists. A cycle that's been repeating for a few months now.
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Some people just never figure out that they are the dumbest rock in the pile!
  • DaveBeyDaveBey Member Posts: 44
    This one will raise a few eyebrows just on the price tag alone..

    18 UCS sets nisb for $14k/$18k BIN. $600 shipping (although he indicates credit back if it's less).

    Thing is he lists the sets in the description but it does not include 10179 yet he has a picture of it. Also all the images look like stock images.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEGO-STAR-WARS-UCS-ALL-18-SETS-NISB-8-IN-STILL-LEGO-SHIPPING-BOX-MOST-MISB-/330756358895?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d029d82ef
    Even more interesting is there are only seventeen set numbers listed in the description.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258
    edited June 2012
    This one will raise a few eyebrows just on the price tag alone..

    18 UCS sets nisb for $14k/$18k BIN. $600 shipping (although he indicates credit back if it's less).

    Thing is he lists the sets in the description but it does not include 10179 yet he has a picture of it. Also all the images look like stock images.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEGO-STAR-WARS-UCS-ALL-18-SETS-NISB-8-IN-STILL-LEGO-SHIPPING-BOX-MOST-MISB-/330756358895?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d029d82ef
    Even more interesting is there are only seventeen set numbers listed in the description.
    Something I hadn't noticed, on that listing, the seller has a subtitle of "WHO IS THE Ultimate Collector".

    Here's another one. Seller has been trying to sell this piece at a ridiculous price for months now. Somehow it has the keyword LEGO in it....
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1960s-CLOWN-BANK-Lego-Japan-Two-Faced-w-Pencil-Holder-/170867924621?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27c8859e8d


    There's also this seller, who after selling the first one for $22.99, jacked up the price to 9,999$ to make it appear as someone actually bought it for that price. Ridiculous:http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEGO-Star-Wars-Clone-War-Clone-Trooper-Pilot-Hawk-/221027861735?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item33764984e7#ht_965wt_1185
    He has several of those items.
  • roxioroxio UKMember Posts: 1,335
    ^description says he priced it at 10k to avoid being bought as he's on vacation.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    ^Lego is (was?) a Japanese company that puts out pottery and ceramic figurines. That's likely a completely legitimate use of the keyword.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258
    ^^My bad. That's what I get for not reading the description.

    ^Still @y2josh, that's not the point. 100k?
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    edited June 2012
    Way too many sellers do this. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lego-Star-Wars-Imperial-Star-Destroyer-6211-VGC-/230816046435?_trksid=p4340.m1982&_trkparms=aid=555001&algo=PW.CURRENT&ao=1&asc=7&meid=281683000438414454&pid=100009&prg=1004&rk=3&

    Opening the sealed box, building it, dissembling it, putting it in Ziploc bags, and still claiming its new? Doesn't even include the instructions.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    ^^No doubt the price is ridiculous... I was only commenting on your concern that he used Lego as a keyword.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258
    ^Of course, I understand. Thank you for the information, I did not know that!
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Opening the sealed box, building it, dissembling it, putting it in Ziploc bags, and still claiming its new? Doesn't even include the instructions.
    What is worse, the seller isn't the owner, he just bought it used from someone else and doesn't even claim it is complete.

    He also notes that it is MISSING INSTRUCTIONS, yet still calls it new.
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,909
    I guess everyone has their own definition of "new". :-/
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ :) Yea...

    But here is eBay's, which I think should count in this case:

    Condition

    New

    A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item (including handmade items). See the seller's listing for full details.

    Used

    An item that has been used previously. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.
    mkspaldo
  • UKtsumiUKtsumi Member Posts: 622
    yep . I just bought some minifigures the listing actually stated "new with all accessories" in the description , were very dusty and missing more than a few parts when they arrived.
    If they just get it out of the box/pack and leave it on the shelf, they still consider it new, like an appliance. "I never used it", as if you can use lego? I suppose they mean never played with. -
  • EricEric Queensland, AustraliaMember Posts: 376
    This guy is mostly crazy. He's got some nice sets listed, most at very top end prices.
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/300594809472
    $30 for this 20 piece Racer? and $800 for Transport Ferry? I know Aussie prices are inflated, but give me a break. It's laughable.
  • acedogg77acedogg77 Member Posts: 110
    So a quick update on Legendnary, they refunded me, so I reported them over the phone and left negative feedback, since which they've now relisted the item at £39.99 buy it now and sent messages telling me what a dispicable person I am and how they're a first year student "living on the breadline".

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