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And based upon my experience with trading in games. I would say that it does not matter which particular set, theme, or type of set (large or small) you buy. You need to be selling something which someone wants, and no-one else is selling. I.e find an un-exploited niche in the market, and fill it.
Oh, and buying cheap, and always selling for a profit helps...
Health benefits and steady pay are two benefits you don't have working for yourself here in the US.
Everyones situation is different. I'm sure health benefits are not a concern to people in countries that have "free" health care. In the US, daycare for your children can run up to $400 a week for 1 child. It might make more sense for someone to stay home and care for their children and sell Lego than to pay daycare and work 40 hours a week.
The other side of the coin is the comfort of building and buying and selling Lego from home in my own time, while looking after a newborn, while the missus goes back to work as a Nurse. (If that can work!).
Oh and to clarify....the 'protected title bit' just means that a sports therapist cant call themselves a Physio/Physiotherapist or use the word Physical. Physios can get bitchy about that kind of thing! Im currently a sports therapist so when my studies are over with people can call me what they want, as long as they are nice about it :-)
100 DS before it retires - buying 2 per year should do it.
I prefer the look of #10213 better anyway.
Lego has been pretty much dead on my local city site. Each year I see less and less "bulk bins". To be expected I guess. It is a bummer.
Lately, I keep seeing Lego Minecraft sets available. At first it was $90, then $75 and now $55. I chuckle every time I see them reduced.
Will be interesting to see if LEGO keeps selling MC when they begin selling the BTTF set. I think not, but who knows? And, if not it will be very interesting next Christmas, because I think the MC game will be just as popular then.
People are silent and you and your comments give them every reason to be.
I'm no volume reseller - I sold only four in the UK (bought in batches mainly to get the free Christmas set from lego) on ebay. But the number of offers I received when I put them on ebay, let alone bids over RRP, I reckon I could have sold 50 and made a profit on each one just from people that contacted me or bid. I didn't as I have no interest in packing them all or holding that amount as investment - nor did I have the foresight to try to order that many on black friday (when it was worth doing with the free set and 10% off). But I can understand why the volume resellers said they could sell a million if they had been able to get hold of them.
Now the story is different. People are starting to dump it - on ebay UK you can usually get it for about RRP. I reckon most of the big resellers could have shifted 1000s if not 1000000s at a decent profit, infrastructure and supplies to post them permitting, before Christmas. Now, of course it is harder, as much of the original market (parents and grandparents buying for kids) has fallen through.