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Luke: Looking for Input on Selling my Collection (UK)

LukeLuke Member Posts: 5
edited November 2012 in Buying & Selling Topics
Have 86 sets in one box includes 242 mini figures all the instructions books where is best to go.......any help appreciated.


  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Administrator Posts: 6,756
    Depends how much effort you're willing to put in. You'll get the biggest return if you sell each set separately with instructions and replace any missing parts, but are you willing to put in the effort ? If not then you'll just need to sell it as a job lot on eBay or even on here and keep your fingers crossed that you make a reasonable amount....
  • PhoneboothPhonebooth Member Posts: 1,430
    edited November 2012
    agree with @drdavewatford - Also going to depend on which sets you have. Unless you have a refridgerator box, I'm assuming that the majority of your 86 sets are small sets (otherwise, it would be a new olympic event hauling your lego around).

    The smaller, more common sets are definitely not going to be a big draw and might not be worth selling separately. If you have larger, less common sets you're definitely going to get more if you selling individually.
  • LukeLuke Member Posts: 5
    24,338 pieces 242 mini figures mainly all in a wooden box about the size of small fridge - would take me weeks to go through - thanks for the response's though.
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,382
    Post your collection, and we can point out the top 5 or so sets to sort out, then sell the rest bulk.
  • sirrich69sirrich69 Member Posts: 531

    If you are interested in offloading in one action, then think of a price and post in market place, with the sets listed from the instruction booklets you have.

    If you are asking where is the best place to sell your collection of LEGO, probably ebay is the easiest, but they do take a 10% fee. you will get a good market price selling that way. However it does depend on how you list, and what sets are in there, as that will drive what someone is willing to pay.

    As @DrDave has indicated to get the maximum for your collection you need to have the sets sorted and any missing parts replaced.

    Or as @FollowsClosely indicates, post your collection and others on here can highlight the top 5 to sort, however if you need to sort the top 5 you may as well sort the others.

    I am currently sorting a massive amount of LEGO I purchased from a work colleague, so yes it is taking time to sort but having loads of fun sorting it, and finding unique pieces, looking up on Peeron or bricklink to check the part what sets it came in and have identified another potential 10-15 sets that I don't have instuctions for, but have the minifigs and other special parts. That is on top of the 40 instruction manuals that I have got. The sets range from Sponge bob, exo-force, Star Wars, Binonicle, Aqua-raiders, Indiana Jones, creator and city.

    I have set my self a target of sorting by christmas, identify the wanted parts and go from there.

    There are some sets I want for myself then the others will be intially put up in market place to see if anyone is interested before I list on ebay or bricklink.

    I hope that helps.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 Administrator Posts: 2,364
    @Luke - I absolutely agree with the other posters, try and sort out the sets as best as you can, at least pick out the rarest or largest ones as they will most likely be the most expensive ones. What sort of themes does the collection include? I guarantee by posting some of the sets you find here on the forum in the marketplace section, you will find that there will be plenty of interest.

    Good luck!
  • ChesterChester Member Posts: 1
    Thanks for all the comments I am new to this but hopefully you will see the attachment of all the things that are in the box.....what do you think?
  • PhoneboothPhonebooth Member Posts: 1,430
    luke... chester.... tyler durden?
  • LukeLuke Member Posts: 5
    Don't quite understand but we are the same as I said new to this.
  • i have spiderman set 4851 and was wondering what price to pitch it on ebay. and if ebay is even the best place to list it. its 100% complete with minifigures. instructions but no box. can anyone help?
  • how much would you want for everthing?
  • LukeLuke Member Posts: 5
    That's the issue I have no idea this site says a retail value of £2257 however its all second hand and about 97% complete - what do you think! How much would you want to pay I'm open to offers, which I know does not answer your question but I have no idea what so ever.......
  • UKtsumiUKtsumi Member Posts: 630
    Please take some photos... and where abouts in the UK are you?
  • LukeLuke Member Posts: 5
    Will do in morning - best I take a photo of all the instructions we are in Hayfield 24 miles from Manchester.....will deliver to you if you want......
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