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Fire Brigade vs Grand Emporium (Part Out Value)

legoprodslegoprods SpainMember Posts: 441
Hi everyone,

I have a BL shop, and I mainly part out sets. I was looking for a different set to part out, and found two good options, either FB or GE. My question is, which one would sell better?

I've built both, and IMO, grand emporium stands out and it's more attractive. However, since we are looking at the value per part, the FB has more of the so called "good" parts, like those grey and dark red, one of my favorite colors.

Another thing, much smaller, but in favor of the Fire Brigade, is that it's gonna get discontinued this year (hope so), and maybe those strange parts that won't sell and will be sitting on my inventory for long, that are really specific for the FB, might start selling after they EOL it. For that effect on the GE I would probably had to wait another year.

It would be really interesting to hear your thoughts on it, and also, if you have other great part out sets, which ones are they?

-G

Comments

  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 972
    Of the two, I would favor the FB. I would consider the MT, as that blue should sell.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Just looking at the partout values, MT does look like a winner, but I would question how fast those parts sell.

    I learned a long time ago that seeing the price for an item is only half of it, you have to know the turnover as well.

    An item that turns over once a year at a 100% profit margin sounds great, but an item that turns over 12 times a year at a 10% profit margin is MUCH better.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    I think the Fire Brigade is the better set no matter how you look at it. For parting it out, it has much better colors, and as a set, it's just a much nicer piece that features a far less repetitive build than the Grand Emporium. I'd go with the Fire Brigade all the way.
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,079
    Id you're looking for part-out value an leave personal (building-)experience beside i guess that the Town Hall performs pretty well! The dark orange bricks fetch pretty good prices,plus the huge white plates are rather expensive!
    Another set that is nice to part-out is the Maersk Train,especially if you can get some copies and wait a little till it completely retires,the Maersk-blue will def.go up in price!
    Have you tried the "part-out value"option for all of the mentioned?
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    FB for sure as you said - the answer was in your question :).
    More and more varied colours, more variety of parts, soon to be discontinued.
  • thecleatorthecleator Member Posts: 70
    I have parted out both GE and TH and am currently working on 22 of Petshops. The best set would be the Haunted house at the moment GE is good but only if you got them for 130 or less. The Dark Orange market is flooded. So the HH with its sand green rocks
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    Just a thought....is it possible to buy enough parts/bricks for a entire floor of the Modular i.e. Fire brigade, Pet shop and GE? Is there a way to get this done?
  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    ^ Bricklink
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,422
    ^ BUT you'll probably spend close to $100. Might as well buy the whole set.
  • legoprodslegoprods SpainMember Posts: 441

    I have parted out both GE and TH and am currently working on 22 of Petshops. The best set would be the Haunted house at the moment GE is good but only if you got them for 130 or less. The Dark Orange market is flooded. So the HH with its sand green rocks

    Are you talking dollars or euros?
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409

    ^ BUT you'll probably spend close to $100. Might as well buy the whole set.

    Yea, if the modular is still current, I can't imagine bricklinking the extra floors makes any sense at all, vs. just buying another one and having all those extra parts.
  • legoprodslegoprods SpainMember Posts: 441


    Yea, if the modular is still current, I can't imagine bricklinking the extra floors makes any sense at all, vs. just buying another one and having all those extra parts.

    And unluading the extra parts on BL... or keeping them ;)

  • legoprodslegoprods SpainMember Posts: 441
    Too bad it died soon, I was looking forward to hearing some personal experiences from BL sellers or other people...
  • legoprodslegoprods SpainMember Posts: 441
    Oh, and, in case anyone wonders, the best part out value (in terms of value, and "sellability") goes for the Pet Shop.

    A lot of useful bricks in there compared to the other three!
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