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Request Valuation on Mixed Lot

picklefishpicklefish Member Posts: 15
edited December 2012 in Buying & Selling Topics
"Lego 50 lbs and 50 manuals. Star wars, sports, city, bionocle. All clean legos."
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/37735/50lbs.jpg
They're asking $400 obo. I was thinking of offering $300 but I'm not really sure what bulk bricks are worth. Especially since I don't care for Sport or Bionicle. I'm just starting out as a collector and like the idea of building up some bulk.

Thanks for the help.

Comments

  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    edited November 2012
    I never trust a photo where they choose a deep box filled to the top because three-quarters (at least) of the content is hidden. You could have a top layer of Star Wars covering a boxful of Bionicrap.

    Have they offered an inventory of included sets?
    picklefish
  • picklefishpicklefish Member Posts: 15
    edited November 2012
    That's a good point. I would go check it out in person though, before buying it though.

    Nope they haven't offered an inventory.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,289
    I haven't bought bulk bricks lots in a while, but when I did, I'd start at a $10/lb valuation for a good condition, unpilfered (minifigs, baseplates, or other desirable parts not removed) collection.

    As the condition or the specificity of parts worsened, so too did my valuation.
    picklefish
  • picklefishpicklefish Member Posts: 15
    Thank you Rocao! Exactly the kind of information I was looking for.
  • DadsAFOLDadsAFOL USAMember Posts: 617
    Apparently anywhere from $26.99 to $1200 depending on what's in there...

    brickpicker.com/bpms/bulkdata.cfm move the slider to 50.
    picklefish
  • littletokilittletoki Member Posts: 517
    I've bought about 600lbs of loose Lego over the last year. If they have manuals or Star Wars, I averaged about $7/lb. Otherwise, I try to stay within the $5/lb range. These were all local sales (via Craigslist) - online sales tend to go higher.

    Without exception, every single seller overstated the weight of their lot. In an on-line sale, I would assume they will weigh it for shipping purposes but Craigslist sellers seem to have a very limited grasp of weight and volume.

    Also expect to find a fair bit of non-Lego. In a bigger lot there will be a mix of other toys, especially Hot Wheels and megablocks. *excuse me while I run to the Grand Canyon to scream in frustration*.

    Back!

    Lastly, the cleaning and sorting of bulk purchases is very, very time consuming. But, it's all part of the fun. Kind of.
    picklefish
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Beware of lots including other brands in spite of the seller's insistence that it is all Lego brand!
  • LordHarrierLordHarrier Member Posts: 21
    5-7$ should be your price point unless you KNOW it's been sorted for non-lego, cleaned, instructions, etc.
  • brickupdatebrickupdate Member Posts: 1,020
    This is really helpful feedback everyone, I'm likely going to be selling some bulk LEGO soon, so this helps me understand how to price it, and the the issues I need to address up front. You know, like removing all the Hot Wheels! :)
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