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Question Regarding Reselling European-Style Sets in the US

nkx1nkx1 Member Posts: 719
edited October 2012 in Buying & Selling Topics
Just a question for those of you who resell sets in the US that were originally purchased from the various European Amazon sites, etc.:

I have many of these sets that I intend on reselling. When you sell on ebay, bricklink etc, do you state that the set is in the European-style box? Or do you consider the box differences sufficiently minimal such that you don't even bother mentioning it?

Thanks for any feedback on this.


  • prof1515prof1515 Member Posts: 1,550
    I'd note it.
  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716
    It matters to some people, not so much to others. Your best option, IMO, is to mention it & avoid any disagreements later.
  • roxioroxio Member Posts: 1,384
    edited October 2012
    And include picture of actual set, not stock photo
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,556
    When selling anything, the more you tell the truth the less likely you are to have problems later. I doubt it will affect the value / price. It might even be more attractive to someone that already has the US version.
  • OdinduskOdindusk Member Posts: 763
    edited October 2012
    If you include your own photos in your auctions, which you no doubt plan to do, there shouldn't be any real need to specifically mention the Euro-style boxes, because it will be quite evident to anyone that actually cares.

    On the other hand, it can't hurt to make a note of it regardless.
  • DaddyDeuceDaddyDeuce Member Posts: 272
    How are the boxes different? Are they always different?
  • 111ins111ins Member Posts: 265
    I believe they do not have the age rating or part count on the front, but I think the graphics are the same.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas Member Posts: 8,404
    111ins said:

    I believe they do not have the age rating or part count on the front, but I think the graphics are the same.

    The general graphics are the same, but the boxes are not the same overall. The placement of pictures on the sides and back changes, it is usually only the front of the box that is the same. The UPC isn't always in the same spot and of course it isn't the same UPC. The legal wording on the bottom of the box is also different.

    I doubt most people would care, even fewer would even notice. Depends of course on what you're selling. The more expensive or adult collectable the set is, the more it matters.
  • OdinduskOdindusk Member Posts: 763
    The more vintage stuff was noticeably different. I don't believe Euro boxes even had the set name printed on the box? Which was a stark contrast during the LEGOLAND era, when a U.S. box featured the set name in large print across the top edge of the yellow box.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Member Posts: 3,639
    As a buyer who experienced this once and was quite displeased to receive an overseas copy. So yes please do mention the difference in the ad to avoid any surprises.
  • nkx1nkx1 Member Posts: 719
    It looks like the unanimous decision is to include the box style info when selling. Thanks very much for all the replies!
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