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Wanted Instruction Book #1 for Set 10182 Cafe Corner (Café Corner)

pookiepookie Member Posts: 156
edited May 2011 in Marketplace
This might be a long shot but I was looking to buy or trade for instruction book #1 of the Cafe Corner set 10182.

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  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,784
    You probably know this but BL is probably your best bet.
  • pookiepookie Member Posts: 156
    I tried, but I only want #1 not both books for $80. Thats bit too much.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,784
    The other thing you can do is get an electronic copy of the #1 book from Lego's customer service site..
    It is not a physical copy but it is something you can print out.
  • pookiepookie Member Posts: 156
    Thanks I already did that, but I wanted the hard copy. I managed to get #2 from Lego parts but they run out of the #1.
    I've tried every place except here and I appreciate all the help.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,495
    edited May 2011
    eBay's probably your best bet - one will come along eventually. Otherwise you'll need to get your cheque book out !
  • pookiepookie Member Posts: 156
    I know I just have to be patient. In time one will show up on eBay.
  • NicksBricksNicksBricks United StatesMember Posts: 230
    I would also check back with LEGO customer service from time to time. They will replenish parts for sets that are a few years old.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,784
    I doubt they replenish instruction books.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,769
    ^ They don't, nor stickers.
  • NicksBricksNicksBricks United StatesMember Posts: 230
    edited May 2011
    ^ They don't, nor stickers.
    I have called before and they were out of stock on a 2007 set of instructions and stickers. Called back a month later and they had both. This could have been isolated, but your blanket statement is incorrect.
  • pookiepookie Member Posts: 156
    Well it can't hurt to call again. I'll try thanks
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,769
    edited May 2011
    I refer to a conversation I had with a fairly senior person within the TLG a few weeks ago whilst trying to obtain replacement sticker sets for my 10184. They happily sell replacement sticker sets and instruction manuals for non-licensed sets. Once stock drops to a particular level, they withdraw their offer to sell and only supply to those with faulty sets ie. bent stickers or manuals. This 'holding-out' period lasts for two years after the set has been discontinued. After the two year period, when they hope that any faulty sets would have been brought through the system, they then start reselling until such time they run out. It could be (and I'm guessing now), that if they run out during that two year 'warranty period' they might request an additional print run. Since Café Corner was discontinued just short of two years ago, they might replenish their stocks. It's worth a try. Any older and I'm dead certain it'll be a 'No'.
  • bluemoosebluemoose Member Posts: 1,716
    ^ thanks for the info; I always find it interesting to get an insight into The Company's internal workings.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,769
    edited May 2011
    ^I know, it's fascinating and you can sometime use it to one's advantage. I do worry however, that 'that person' reads this publicly available thread and stops talking to me.
  • brickmaticbrickmatic Member Posts: 1,071
    ^ I hope not. There is nothing wrong with transparency , I really appreciate knowing this information, and I can't imagine how knowing this could hurt the company.
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