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  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,430
    Bartelas said:
    Guys, do you want to be known as "the Idiot who sold his wife's marriage ring to afford 5197 pieces of plastic"? Then buy this!

    P.S. I'll take care of the shipping for you :) 
    sounds worth it. what use do you have for a ring anyway?
  • Jackad7Jackad7 Wisconsin Member Posts: 521
    Could somebody please ask this seller how he acquired this? He also has a new UCS MF for 550ish and when I asked he said he 'Used to work for the company and can ship it tomorrow.' So I'm curious what he would say for the other items. It feels scammy considering his account has only buyer feedback, all of the items he is selling are high-value, and they all have images that don't appear to be taken by him. You're probably wondering 'If it's a scam why are you even bothering?' Because I'm nosey and find entertainment in playing PI on ebay.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/122687909295
  • mattytreksmattytreks San Diego, CAMember Posts: 148
    The listing is over, but the description is pure gold *throws caution to the wind, and disables spell-check*.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/142492315320
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 993
    @Jackad7
    Each one of that sellers items has [Product is a digital image] in the item description. It sounds like you'd be bidding on some VERY expensive photos?
    sid3windrAllBrick
  • Jackad7Jackad7 Wisconsin Member Posts: 521
    @Jackad7
    Each one of that sellers items has [Product is a digital image] in the item description. It sounds like you'd be bidding on some VERY expensive photos?
    Ahhh I figured that something was up. I usually browse ebay from my phone since I like the interface so when I click on description it showed nothing and i didn't think to scroll down. He said he'd send me a picture of it with a piece of paper that has his ebay name on it so I guess that means I'm going to get the auction for free?
    sid3windrAllBrickBobflip
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,405
    The listing is over, but the description is pure gold *throws caution to the wind, and disables spell-check*.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/142492315320
    "Behind Box"? I am just going to leave that one right there.
    SumoLego
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,496
    I love this jokers description. It wouldn't surprise me if the bricks are Lepin in a Lego box. http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEGO-UCS-MILLENIUM-FALCON-10179-SUPER-RARE-/263188432359?hash=item3d4740c5e7:g:ljcAAOSwUBlZrpOx
    Jackad7gmonkey76SumoLegoLobot
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,817
    ^ 'Manuals sometimes missing'

    What the heck is he/she talking about!?!?
    Pitfall69prevere
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,496
    There are so many possibilities on what the heck is really going on here. I really want to know though, do those bags really look like that in a 10179? They don't look right to me but I don't own one so I don't really know. Wrong type of plastic?
  • kizkizkizkiz londonMember Posts: 95
    Lepin often ship without instructions to get around customs in some countries. I'd be suspicious too
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 993
    This is one of the more bizarre ones I've seen! Hell of an item to start your selling career with.  The pics look OK and from my very dim memory, the bags look right too.  Assuming that pickups/meet ups are allowed, I'd be all over this auction if I lived within a days drive as opposed to the other side of the planet.
    Jackad7
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,446
    So it's the rare high quality version of the box? I'll take it!
  • BartelasBartelas Hiking Into Mordor Member Posts: 130
    Anybody?
  • BartelasBartelas Hiking Into Mordor Member Posts: 130
    Haha I don't get it, this has been on ebay for years! Instead of just selling them separately, they want the "best" profit possible.
  • BartelasBartelas Hiking Into Mordor Member Posts: 130
    Now that's bullsh*t! Seller Notes: "I've only read it ones! I'm still a virgin!"
  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 971
    oldtodd33 said:
    I love this jokers description. It wouldn't surprise me if the bricks are Lepin in a Lego box. http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEGO-UCS-MILLENIUM-FALCON-10179-SUPER-RARE-/263188432359?hash=item3d4740c5e7:g:ljcAAOSwUBlZrpOx


    The images look remarkably similar to this one: 

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LEGO-UCS-MILLENIUM-FALCON-10179-/182750656117?hash=item2a8cc9b675:g:OVkAAOSwACZZr9vb

    Perhaps it's the photo, but the box looks waaay to shiny somehow; the manual is clearly a printed copy and those bags look sealed?  I'd be very cautious of them both...

    oldtodd33
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,851
    Bartelas said:
    Haha I don't get it, this has been on ebay for years! Instead of just selling them separately, they want the "best" profit possible.
    Someone here suggested that the owner may have placed it on Ebay under pressure from a significant other - it'd explain the price being high enough that they're never likely to sell it...
    MaffyDAllBrick
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,797
    Meanwhile, this seems legit...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEGO-Star-Wars-Millennium-Falcon-75192-UCS-7-500-pieces-Ships-October-1-/263203455274?hash=item3d4826012a:g:TD4AAOSwJeZZuGTF

    And to think of all those poor suckers who overpaid when this guy was going to sell them off at a loss?
    Hanzo
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,496
    If I remember my Ebay rules right. The buyer has 3 weeks to complain if they have not received their product. So three weeks from now is within his time frame. By the time they are supposed to get them the buyer has lost their right to their money back. Is that correct? 
    Jackad7
  • monstblitzmonstblitz Alexandria, VAMember Posts: 606
    ^ that link I posted above was supposed to be to this listing, which I thought was ridiculous but in the meantime someone ponied up for it:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEGO-UCS-MILLENNIUM-FALCON-75192-BUILDABLE-PORG-FIGURE-NEW-IN-HAND-/182765147861?hash=item2a8da6d6d5:g:xRMAAOSw1LRZuq8A

  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    Meanwhile, this seems legit...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEGO-Star-Wars-Millennium-Falcon-75192-UCS-7-500-pieces-Ships-October-1-/263203455274?hash=item3d4826012a:g:TD4AAOSwJeZZuGTF

    And to think of all those poor suckers who overpaid when this guy was going to sell them off at a loss?
    Even if they "fell off a truck" it wouldn't make sense.

    *insert "it's a trap" meme here*
    gmonkey76Jackad7
  • Jackad7Jackad7 Wisconsin Member Posts: 521
    oldtodd33 said:
    If I remember my Ebay rules right. The buyer has 3 weeks to complain if they have not received their product. So three weeks from now is within his time frame. By the time they are supposed to get them the buyer has lost their right to their money back. Is that correct? 
    Correct. 

    Also the amount of '75102' millenium falcons listed with the picture of the new falcon is ridiculous.  The best part is all three of the ones I have seen were massively over priced for the UCS version let alone the TFA toy version.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,430
    lol, some guys selling the minifigs for 50 bucks when some can be had in sets that aren't even that expensive.
    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,817
    ^ They UCS MF Almostclusives!
    SprinkleOtter
  • monstblitzmonstblitz Alexandria, VAMember Posts: 606
    And people are buying them!  I'd love to pick the guy or girls brain who thought it was a great idea to buy a $50 porg...
    andheAllBrickJackad7
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,460
    And people are buying them!  I'd love to pick the guy or girls brain who thought it was a great idea to buy a $50 porg...
    Probably slightly less foolish than the people that paid $150-200 for the Snowman R2-D2 when they first escaped from the factory in Mexico.


    Jackad7monstblitzcatwrangler
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    ^ Those are the ones that always get me. A few hundred bucks for a minifig that will be released in a $40 set only a month or so later. 
    SumoLegomonstblitzSprinkleOtterMynatt
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,817
    I suppose I'll feel foolish when they release a chrome gold fancy-man with a matching scepter and top hat.
    SprinkleOtterIceCreamClone
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    ^ He'll come in a $3.99 poly bag with Gold C-3PO and Deadpool Duck.
    Jackad7sid3windrFowlerBricksSumoLegoSprinkleOtter
  • monstblitzmonstblitz Alexandria, VAMember Posts: 606
    I certainly don't question any collectors who go after and pay premium for rare and unique highly sought after minifigures.  That would be super hypocritical of me.  I'm just guessing as others have speculated that these porgs will be available in some cheap set, but maybe not. 

    Beyond the Porgs, even 75192 C-3PO went for $49.99.  There's nothing special about him is there? 
  • GremerGremer The Commonwealth of VirginiaMember Posts: 182
    ^ No, I'm pretty sure he's the same one that came in the Droid Escape Pod last year and Luke's Landspeeder this year.
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,130
    Not sure if this has been shown before.... while it is indeed a very valuable collection... $1 million for 1000 sets (averages $1000 per set) is "a bit" on the high side.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/142507597759

    I wonder if this is part of Piers collection?  He does have his own version of "The Vault"!
  • HanzoHanzo VAMember Posts: 607
    I would bid but I'm not paying $49 for shipping. 
    IstokgJackad7Yodaliciousgmonkey76whisperwill28
  • M_BossM_Boss Houston, TexasMember Posts: 248
    Auction

    Someone's using @Huw photo from his unboxing article!
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,548
    ^looks like I'm rich. Who knew I could sell my extra brick separators, and have enough to get a UCS Falcon for free.
    SumoLegoJackad7
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,817
    gmonkey76 said:
    ^looks like I'm rich. Who knew I could sell my extra brick separators...
    It costs $100.00 to get it graded.
  • neilfdnneilfdn West Sussex, UKMember Posts: 2
    Hi all - my first post here and hopefully one that'll give you all a smile...I won this :

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/132332992226

    Within 10 minutes of winning, the seller cancelled - I wonder if he meant to input £80 as the price but mis-keyed £8 !
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 512
    £600 is pretty steep for what's included (unless there's more not pictured but it doesn't appear that way)

    https://www.gumtree.com/p/hobbies-collectibles/huge-collection-of-star-wars-and-lego-models-/1267038006

    On the upside though, it's all in great confusion.
    jmeninnobandit778LegogramJackad7ricecakeAllBrick
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,092
    So with Darth, Darther and Darthest, does that make Luke Skywalker triplets?
  • mtpelepelemtpelepele Virginia, USAMember Posts: 23
    Luke, we are your father...
    Yodaliciousricecake
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,797
    I don't know about everyone else, but I'm pretty interested in these Logo Models and what exactly is making his confusion so great?
    Jackad7
  • mattytreksmattytreks San Diego, CAMember Posts: 148
    This is not necessarily a ridiculous eBay auction, but is absolutely among the funnest and most fascinating I've ever seen:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/112576597259

    Nothing at all special about the item being sold -- just an Angry Birds Piggy Pirate Ship set (75825), however it seems like bidders are purposely bidding in the smallest possible increments.

    The result?  An auction that is currently at only $10.00, yet there have been TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY BIDS thus far.  220 bids.  10 bucks.  I'm literally dying over here...haha!

    I would love to see this thing hit 500 bids!
    FowlerBricksAllBrick
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 512
    This is not necessarily a ridiculous eBay auction, but is absolutely among the funnest and most fascinating I've ever seen:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/112576597259

    Nothing at all special about the item being sold -- just an Angry Birds Piggy Pirate Ship set (75825), however it seems like bidders are purposely bidding in the smallest possible increments.

    The result?  An auction that is currently at only $10.00, yet there have been TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY BIDS thus far.  220 bids.  10 bucks.  I'm literally dying over here...haha!

    I would love to see this thing hit 500 bids!
    That's certainly bizarre! You can see from the history that most are coming from a single bidder, but don't know why you'd  want an automated bidding tool to do that for you.
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 777
    ^That same bidder has over 800 bids on 15 items in the last 30 days!  Looks like they just bid in 1c increments until they are the highest bidder/goes too high.  Wasn't aware you could bid in 1c increments; must only be upto a certain value.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,460
    dmcc0 said:
    ^That same bidder has over 800 bids on 15 items in the last 30 days!  Looks like they just bid in 1c increments until they are the highest bidder/goes too high.  Wasn't aware you could bid in 1c increments; must only be upto a certain value.
    You can only do that when you are the highest bidder, and your new bid is still at least a whole increment over the next bidder. So they were winning while placing their incremental bids.
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 777
    ^ That makes it all the more bizarre!  Trying to creep up to a reserve price maybe, although seems unlikely. Only had a feedback rating of 2 when I looked, so maybe just a newbie seeing what they can and can't do.
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