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  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 710
    Even if they paid the full $40 for those, selling 800-900 at $90 will definitely pay some of their bills! That's a big score for that shop!
    PapaBear
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 493
    edited December 2020
    They've sold close to 700.  ($90-$40) = $50, $50 x 700 = $35,000.  $4,000 in fees, another $7,000 to ship them at least.  That would be like $22,000 - $24,000 so far.  I'm sure they have an even 1,000 to sell, so that might bring it close to like $33k off the damn set.  However, they probably didn't pay the full $40 for each set, so they'll probably making a lot more.
    autolycus
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,459
    Well presumably it was worth that for LEGO to get rid of them rather than try to sell them on their own. Otherwise, they would have kept them.
  • ShropshireShropshire UKMember Posts: 472
    It should be one for Ebay to resolve as they've entered into a contract. I can't see how Ebay would side with buyer (even though they do a lot) in this case as how can you try to argue "I thought it was something it clearly wasn't"

    I imagine you're letting them off just for hassle factor i.e. if force the sale they receive it, then sit on it or smack it around and then say it was damaged in transit and return it so now out postage and can't sell it again for same.

    Each time I get someone dodgy I just add them to the blocked buyer list, had one recently who just started messaging me telling me my item wasn't worth what was asking, was just trying to present an argument that 10 years ago it was £50 so it must be worth less than that now as it's 'old' and trying to get more than that is a waste of time.. 10 year old rare retired sealed/mint set... sold for full £200+ the very next day. He's now banned, just not worth ever having him as a future buyer.

    Recently I keep getting some midnight to 2am random best offers as well, had one today.. £250 item, offer was £60. I think they are hoping someone is drunk or so tired they'll accidentally push the wrong button. I do put minimums on but sometimes forget.
    rd1899gmonkey76560HeliportSumoLego
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,459

    Recently I keep getting some midnight to 2am random best offers as well, had one today.. £250 item, offer was £60. I think they are hoping someone is drunk or so tired they'll accidentally push the wrong button. I do put minimums on but sometimes forget.
    It is amazing what some people offer. I often get offers of under 10% of what the item is worth / sells for. I also tend to just block those buyers from future transactions.
    560Heliport
  • ShropshireShropshire UKMember Posts: 472
    Glad that I am not the only one who chooses just to block them. I do it on (potentially unfair) basis that if that's what they feel is a reasonable thing to do then if they were to actually buy something likely to be trouble.
    Bumblepants560HeliportSumoLegoSAMAEL64
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,459
    Glad that I am not the only one who chooses just to block them. I do it on (potentially unfair) basis that if that's what they feel is a reasonable thing to do then if they were to actually buy something likely to be trouble.
    Yep, same here.
  • rd1899rd1899 U.S.A.Member Posts: 167
    Wow, the online Holy Grail...  "best condition of any set found online"
    (Anyway, a new/sealed #8042 is only $150+shipping on Bricklink.)
    Bumblepants560HeliportKungFuKennyCyberdragonSumoLegoMinifigInSpace
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 516
    Oh great, scalpers in the vintage Technic community...just what I needed...
    560Heliportandhe
  • EGRobertsEGRoberts OntarioMember Posts: 37
    I totally read this and clicked it on the simple question of "What is a lego vintage space red dragon?" .. Lol comma's really would have helped me comprehend this quicker.. Need more coffee, also a little disappointed I won't be able to get a vintage space dragon...  


    KungFuKennyBumblepantsMinifigInSpacegmonkey76
  • daewoodaewoo DFWMember Posts: 489
    Proper punctuation makes all the difference in the world!
    EGRobertsKungFuKennyMinifigInSpacegmonkey76
  • MinifigInSpaceMinifigInSpace USAMember Posts: 96
    This is why you (1) buy Juniors sets before they're discontinued, and (2) never ignore shipping costs. The official product description below should answer all of your LEGO questions!


    Please read carefully before you purchase!

    • All product manuals are in Japanese.
    • If you have an allergic reaction, please check the ingredients of the product before purchase. We can not guarantee allergic diseases caused by products.
    • Games and game software are in Japanese version.
    • Region code is DVD: Region 2 / Blu-ray: Region A
    • Voltage is 100V (50/60Hz) / Plug is Type-A
    KungFuKennyFizyxrd1899
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,459
    That's a shame. UK and Europe are region 2 DVD area, but the voltage here is 230V not 100V.

    FizyxMinifigInSpaceSumoLegoKungFuKenny
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,596
    ^^
    I'm allergic to Japanese instructions.
    KungFuKennyMinifigInSpaceCyberdragonEGRobertssuperfunk
  • dehnehsudehnehsu Bay Area, Calif.Member Posts: 187

    For that much you would think the quality of the legs would be better. And the head would be placed on all the way.
    BumblepantsMinifigInSpace
  • MinifigInSpaceMinifigInSpace USAMember Posts: 96
    ^
    Because of those discrepancies I'll pass this one. I only look for quality.

    I'm sorry to miss a good bargain. Oh well. I suppose I could use my extra $750K to buy a new house, a new car, and a few dozen LEGO Millennium Falcons. 
    FizyxdehnehsuJackad7
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,084
    ^^ I'm pretty sure that @samiam391 could even attest to the ridiculousness of this one!
    SumoLegoMinifigInSpace
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,596
    dehnehsu said:

    For that much you would think the quality of the legs would be better. And the head would be placed on all the way.
    Why would the shipping be $250.00?  Are they going to charge for holding you upside-down and shaking out your pockets?

    I guess armed guards are expensive.
    MinifigInSpaceandhedehnehsusuperfunk
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 710
    I assume the shipping is that expensive because of the insurance required for a $750,000 item? I would say maybe they're having the pony express and the Pinkertons deliver it, but that would be way more than $250.
    MinifigInSpaceJackad7
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,596
    So many questions...

    Including some questionable sword technique...
    Bumblepants560HeliportKungFuKennyGothamConstructionCoandhe
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,705
    SumoLego said:
    So many questions...

    Including some questionable sword technique...
    It's Shaq Stone with a sword. Why would you question any of that?
    WesterBricks560HeliportKungFuKennygmonkey76daewoodatsunrobbieflordCyberdragonSumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,596
    Is he still named after the family dog?
    Dude4LegoPapaBeargmonkey76Cyberdragon
  • Wookie2Wookie2 Leeds, UKMember Posts: 202




    A bit overpriced and considering it is 'used' I doubt it is a printing error and more likely wear. I've got a few minifigure heads with defects but doubt anyone would pay £25+ if I called them misprints.
    MinifigInSpace
  • Wookie2Wookie2 Leeds, UKMember Posts: 202
    Same seller
    MinifigInSpace
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,459
    That seller also has what he is calling an "HMS Belfast" coin from 2015, for £600. While a similar coin was given out on HMS Belfast with a different picture of the Queen on the reverse (and also in many, many more presentation packs), there was also another 650,000 made for general circulation with this "fifth portrait" of the Queen and so is relatively common and worth about a fiver.

    Recent valuation video here ...


    So I wouldn't trust that seller to know much about anything he is selling.
    KungFuKenny
  • bricktuarybricktuary Krakozhia (temporarily stuck in London)Member Posts: 593
    The levitating torso is pretty cool though
    560HeliportFizyxKungFuKenny
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