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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,405
    Hahaha...Wand Wnrs. 

    Still not sure if "wnrs" should be read as "wars" or "wieners". It seems fitting either way.
    That would be the movie "Hairy Pooner" ;)
    oldtodd33gmonkey76kiki180703SumoLego
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,446
    I always read it as wieners. That's pretty much what it says anyway.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,991
    I knew what a merkin is because it's the name of the President in Dr. Strangelove and Wikipedia helpfully linked to the term.
    Many things used in film production aren't used in equivalent real life situations. For another example, a macho man wearing makeup to look normal under stage lights. Sometimes feminists find it unrealistic for a character to be missing hair in a historical/apocalyptic scenario, but that might be explained by the actress' real life condition, and not wanting to worry about level-of-hair continuity.

    Back on topic - I think BrickLink says you can take a preassembled minifig, disassemble it and list the parts as new, but is silent on the reverse.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,817
    Hahaha...Wand Wnrs. 

    Still not sure if "wnrs" should be read as "wars" or "wieners". It seems fitting either way.
    In that case - "Magic Wnrs" 
    Switchfoot55kiki180703
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,551
    ^There are apparently people buying LEGO storage bricks for $40 EACH, so  at just under $7 each I would not be surprised if somebody bought those LEGO buckets. I'm still kicking myself for missing out on some of the storage bricks that were listed on Craigslist for about that same price.
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,799
    ^^That blue #1776 bucket brings back memories. I got that for my birthday when I was probably 6 or 7. It really solidified my love of Lego. 
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    ^ very fishy. So so condition.
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,799
    Not ebay but Craigslist. As there is no price, I'm not sure how ridiculous it is. But I like the claim that this is the largest lego collection ever posted on Craigslist. Maybe true?

    http://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/tag/5975035547.html
  • TyresOFlahertyTyresOFlaherty USAMember Posts: 340
    Not ebay but Craigslist. As there is no price, I'm not sure how ridiculous it is. But I like the claim that this is the largest lego collection ever posted on Craigslist. Maybe true?

    http://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/tag/5975035547.html
    Well, since he didn't set a price, time to start the bidding.

    $0.99?
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,799
    ^Worth a shot I guess!
  • Glacierfalls265Glacierfalls265 USAMember Posts: 254
    ^ Lol whoever it was deleted the post! Unless someone bought it? 
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    Another eBay flash sale ($15 off $75)

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  • Jackad7Jackad7 Wisconsin Member Posts: 521
    This is interesting and also feels like its against tos http://www.ebay.com/itm/252535868728
    They are selling Legos that they are buying from over people and having it shipped directly to their buyer. No checking weights of the actual legitimacy of the lego they just bought/sold.
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,419
    ^^ Seems legit... Oh wait, no it doesn't.
    MattDawson
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,472
    • I analyze hundreds of listings a day and evaluate every single one of them to determine the actual quantity of LEGO that they include. I subtract out estimated weights for any of the following...
      • Shipping shortages.
      • Packing material.
      • Knock-off (non-LEGO) brand pieces.
      • Junk and other types of toys.
      • Bins and boxes.
      • Bionicle and DUPLO pieces (even though these are LEGO most bulk buyers would rather not have them included).
      • Manuals.
    All that, without ever actually seeing it.
    Jackad7
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,405
    ^108 sold. Oh my. How can one become an expert at determining what is in a Lego bulk lot without ever seeing said bulk lot? If asking the seller what is in the lot makes you an expert...well...So, you are paying for this "expertise"? If he's an "expert", yeah, well maybe I'm a Chinese jet pilot.
    sid3windrSprinkleOtter
  • thebeermonkeythebeermonkey GlasgowMember Posts: 390
  • Jackad7Jackad7 Wisconsin Member Posts: 521
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/152414099262
    Title: "AUTHENTIC LEGO SDCC THE COLLECTOR SAN DIEGO COMIC CON MINIFIG"
    bottom of the description: "No refunds because it's Fughazi." (Fughazi means fake) 

  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,405
    ^Doesn't that contradict the "aunthentic" in the description? 
    SprinkleOtterSumoLegokiki180703VorpalRyu
  • MynattMynatt OH/NYMember Posts: 581
    edited January 2017
    Pitfall69 said:
    ^Doesn't that contradict the "aunthentic" in the description? 
    It's an authentic fake :(
    SprinkleOtterSumoLegokiki180703VorpalRyu
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,817
    Mynatt said:
    Pitfall69 said:
    ^Doesn't that contradict the "aunthentic" in the description? 
    It's an authentic fake :(
    I'm out.  I was looking for an inauthentic fake.
    MynattSprinkleOtterkiki180703DoctorMcGannVorpalRyu
  • dspigeldspigel Seoul, KoreaMember Posts: 446
    ^^ He chooses to use alternative facts.
    SumoLegoMynattSprinkleOtterkiki180703DoctorMcGannKingAlanIVorpalRyuCaptainLegostefxan
  • Jackad7Jackad7 Wisconsin Member Posts: 521
    So sitting on the ice for four hours turned out pretty uneventful but luckily the seller helped me with that for a bit.
    I looked up other meanings of Fugazi and the other clear definition was as a military acronym that would make no sense in his context.
    SprinkleOtterkiki180703DoctorMcGannKingAlanIstluxVorpalRyuCaptainLegosnowhitie
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,446
    Did Ebay agree it's against TOS? :)
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,751
    Well, if the seller really means 'fubar' then maybe it's broken (hence a reason you can't return it). Still dishonest - I can only think they are hoping that no-one googles Fugazi before buying a fake, broken minifig. Then afterwards they can say it's all in the description...
    KingAlanI77ncaachampssid3windrkiki180703
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,991
    authentic fake could mean a particular variety of counterfeit. :P
    SumoLegoVorpalRyukiki180703
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,817
    Would an inauthentic fake be... real?

    (I just blew my mind.)
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  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 993
    I'll play. I'm of the opinion that the description  COULD be accurate. By openly stating that the item is 'fughazi' (fake), you COULD use the term authentic.  One of the defined meanings of authentic is 'of undeniable origin or provenence'.  The seller openly stating its origin as being fake and is so sure it is then allows them to state it is most definitely an 'authentic fake'. 
    Misleading? Most definitely! Wrong? That's actually arguable...
    SprinkleOtterVorpalRyuDoctorMcGannJackad7kiki180703KingAlanI
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,742
    I just found this:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-Lbs-Assd-Lego-Building-Manuals-from-Various-Sets-Creator-Technic-LOT-/381936263707?hash=item58ed2ce21b:g:lY4AAOSwNnRYh5IT

    "Ass'd" manuals.
    Are they saying there is an ass-ton? Or did someone use them for toilet paper?

  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,446
    Ass-uming Ass-orte'd here, but hey, your explanation works... ;)
    SprinkleOtterAllBrickkiki180703
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,551
    ^^Great. It had never even occurred to me that people would be auctioning off piles of paper manuals. Now that I know they are listed, I'm going to have to take a closer look, since the vast majority of my collection came with no manuals. The PDF instructions online are okay, but after starting at a screen all day for work I really prefer paper manuals.
    AllBrickJackad7Pitfall69catwranglerkiki180703josekalelsnowhitie
  • Addicted2OxygenAddicted2Oxygen Somewhere behind all the boxes of LegoMember Posts: 382
    Saw this eBay auction for #70411.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232224035224

    First glance it looks ok. Then noticed:

    1. Description points out there is an incorrect piece in a 100% complete set.
    2. Look at image 5. That croc does not come with that set. That is an old style croc and a manky one at that.
    3. Look at the background of the images. The Lego may be smoke free and pet free, but it probably isn't spider free!
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,432
    a trans red disc on the boat and an orange tooth instead of a gold one (unless it's because of light, I've never had an orange cone)
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,817
    ^ 'Manky'

    What means this?!?!
    Pitfall69Legogramkiki180703MaffyD
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,405
    Saw this eBay auction for #70411.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232224035224

    First glance it looks ok. Then noticed:

    1. Description points out there is an incorrect piece in a 100% complete set.
    2. Look at image 5. That croc does not come with that set. That is an old style croc and a manky one at that.
    3. Look at the background of the images. The Lego may be smoke free and pet free, but it probably isn't spider free!
    Careful, there are some people in this forum that consider they own the set, even if some pieces are missing or if there are substitutions ;) The person selling the item might think it is 100% complete because the correct parts were used, but not necessarily the right color.
  • Addicted2OxygenAddicted2Oxygen Somewhere behind all the boxes of LegoMember Posts: 382
    @SumoLego manky means dirty and unpleasant 
    @Pitfall69 noted. For sets you are keeping that is fine. Not for when you are selling. That is deceptive. 
    sid3windr
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,892
    I was researching a topic on eBay and saw this posted from Jan 2016...priceless. 

    -- 

    received an 8010 NISB with a slight blemish on the box. seller didnt specify that i will get a free wifebeater as a bonus with that. packaging by some ebay sellers never stops to amuse me. regardless the item arrived as described at half price of what these go for nowadays, with a freebie. 


    snowhitie
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,817
    Addicted2Oxygen said:
    @SumoLego manky means dirty and unpleasant 
    If I blow my nose, I have a manky hanky.
    Pitfall69Addicted2Oxygen
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,405
    I have a few "wife beaters" that I need to get rid of, I need to include them in my sales.
    prevere
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,991
    Pitfall69 said:
    Hahaha...Wand Wnrs. 

    Still not sure if "wnrs" should be read as "wars" or "wieners". It seems fitting either way.
    That would be the movie "Hairy Pooner" ;)
    Reminded of a classic of Internet humor: http://www.bash.org/?111338

    -

    I'm being extra careful to use the right pieces when building Brick Bank in case I end up selling it.

    FYI: 'wife beater' means a sleeveless tank top, stereotypically associated with angry men, now a neutral fashion choice, but still a weird name. Louis CK said that's like "child murder shorts". I suppose clothing works as package stuffing and might be a way to dispose of clean but unusable pieces.


    Jackad7Pitfall69SumoLegoprevere
  • Addicted2OxygenAddicted2Oxygen Somewhere behind all the boxes of LegoMember Posts: 382
    @KingAlanI thanks for explaining what a 'wifebeater' is. I was looking at @prevere's photo wondering where the bottle of Stella Artois was. (U.K. Colloquialism: Stella Artois beer is known as wife beater)
    Jackad7KingAlanIAllBrickprevere
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 872
    ^ me too - I was electing to see a tinny. That'd be quite good with a new set, something to drink while you're building it...!
    MaffyDAllBrick
  • Jackad7Jackad7 Wisconsin Member Posts: 521
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/142268936755
    The title says collection but it's only one ship, that is far outclassed by it's remakes, and doesn't have the box. But dont worry it's in good condition which warrants the $500+ price tag!
    MattDawson
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,071
    Fugazi/fughazi apparently also can mean 'land mine' or 'evasive & fleeting'/ 'shifty' 
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    I had only ever heard "Fugazi" in the context of the band.
  • EvilTwinEvilTwin UKMember Posts: 121
    @ricecake yes the punk band or the Marillion album of the same name. I always thought it meant "fu...", er, "flipped up". I guess if you stood on a landmine (as suggested by @Toc13) that would be an adequate description of the effect.
    ricecakekiki180703
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