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I also have found that usually the restriction lasts until the sale ends, or maybe if their supply ends but they get more...
In this specific case, that doesn't matter since I'm not sure I want more than 2 more Death Stars. I already have 15 of them, been buying them slowly over time, but I'll probably end up with 20 by the time it EOLs.
Where the limit is a shame was on the Lloyd spinners, only got 10 of those, would have loved to buy more.
I have definitely noticed the limits more recently. I imagine of course one could have multiple accounts and make slightly modifications to your shipping address to get around it.
I agree the Lloyd spinners are a nice in-production profit right now. I almost bought some 6873 (Doc Ock) sets today at Wally - but skipped those. My assumption is those will be fully in stock everywhere else too.
I do have multiple Amazon accounts, but it is a rare sale that is worth buying multiple for. I am tax exempt on only one account, so the theaters I have to pay tax on. I can file to get the tax back, but it is a pain in the neck, takes forever, and sometimes they just lose the paperwork.
LFT.... I do agree with most of your comments but have you taken your eye off the ball here? They are OOS but you can order them at [email protected] Shipping date back end of September
I didn't stock up on 8043 for that reason, it will go up in price, but sell slowly. The issue is that before someone pays $400 for 8043, they could buy a pair of the new 4x4 crawler which also is RC and PF.
The best retired Technic set was the blue Container Truck, it more than doubled and unlike 8053, it came with power functions right in the box. Of course, it also is a slow seller so I'll have those for awhile as well.
Te best part of 8052 is that it was 25% off on BF, so add the 10% off from that day, plus VIP points, plus the PAB box, and that was a good day.
Quite frankly, some of the alt builds are terrible, but in a few cases, 8043 being one of them, the alt build is just as good as the main model.
I never paid attention to this set but when I went to look at the haunted house, it really caught my eye. Do I need to grab it right away or do I have some time?
The HH on the other hand... who knows how long that will be around if it is part of Monster hunters
Ok, we have UCS sets for SW, but imagine something more like Hoth Echo Base, but in a 2,500 part detailed set like HH.
THAT I would buy! :)
Kinda sad the IS hasnt been marked down on Amazon. I still need one but just refuse to order from TRU.
10188 is perhaps "the" iconic set, it is a huge massive set, but also a great play set. Will be interesting to watch when it finally goes...
The old listing that has been up for 2 years is here:
The new listing is here:
You can see the product reviews and history on the old listing (including 105 "likes"), the new listing doesn't have a single review and only 1 "like".
Weird that they made a whole new listing for it, I wonder if the UPC changed or something else happened.
Same with 10212, I stocked up a couple of weeks ago when it went down to £140 (inc shipping) from amazon.it . It's a brilliant set and well worth full RRP if it's going into your own collection. Fingers crossed it'll do well in the aftermarket.
Or perhaps my source was wrong. :) I reserve the right to be wrong sometimes. ;) Amazon did get stock yesterday, I picked up 10 more from them just before they ran out.
Some spinners go up, others do not. Look at 2174 and 2175, I can still buy those in bulk for about $5 each by the thousands, they were so over produced it is scary.
Lloyd might or might not hold value, depends on what else comes out. If the only other set he is EVER available in is the big green dragon, he should do well since not everyone wants or can afford that set. But if he comes out in a new battle pack or starter pack, all bets are off.