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  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950

    ^ I disagree. Although I generally prefer the large exclusive sets, now that I have a baby I don't have the time for large sets and soon I will have trouble finding places to display them without innocent interference. So I actually now appreciate the smaller and mid-sized builds, which I can put together over the course of a nap or two on a weekend and quickly disassemble and store.

    Plus I'll be far more likely to turn over the smaller sets for play when my daughter is a little older :).

    Well put. Enjoy the discounts on the discountable sets now, and enjoy them on the exclusive sets later when they are eventually no longer discount-embargoed.
  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684

    ^ I disagree. Although I generally prefer the large exclusive sets, now that I have a baby I don't have the time for large sets and soon I will have trouble finding places to display them without innocent interference. So I actually now appreciate the smaller and mid-sized builds, which I can put together over the course of a nap or two on a weekend and quickly disassemble and store.

    Plus I'll be far more likely to turn over the smaller sets for play when my daughter is a little older :).

    Man, this is so true! I would give this 100 thumbs up if I could. With kids your time goes right out the window. The big sets are always cool, but if I don't do small builds, I don't get to build at all. There should be a support group for AFOL's with kids.

    woodpileCircleKhoyatables
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    mathew said:

    The problem with these "fire sales" is that inevitably you end up buying sets that you don't even want. And since Amazon charges return shipping, it's not always smart to jump on the band wagon.

    That isn't a problem with the sales; it's a problem with the buyer having buyer's remorse.
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  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    edited December 2013
    chuckp said:

    ^ I disagree. Although I generally prefer the large exclusive sets, now that I have a baby I don't have the time for large sets and soon I will have trouble finding places to display them without innocent interference. So I actually now appreciate the smaller and mid-sized builds, which I can put together over the course of a nap or two on a weekend and quickly disassemble and store.

    Plus I'll be far more likely to turn over the smaller sets for play when my daughter is a little older :).

    Man, this is so true! I would give this 100 thumbs up if I could. With kids your time goes right out the window. The big sets are always cool, but if I don't do small builds, I don't get to build at all. There should be a support group for AFOL's with kids.

    +1000. These days I'm much more excited about the new Hobbit sets than I am the Modulars. I don't know if all kids are as demanding as my 14 month old or not, but holy Christ... free time is a luxury I just don't have anymore. I knocked out two Christmas polys last night and considered it an accomplishment. Display space is also at a premium these days and I don't see that problem getting any better short of buying a new house. Anyways... Where is the sign up for this AFOL with Kids Support Group?

    LegoFanTexaschuckppharmjodBuriedinBrickshoyatables
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,098
    rocao said:

    mathew said:

    The problem with these "fire sales" is that inevitably you end up buying sets that you don't even want. And since Amazon charges return shipping, it's not always smart to jump on the band wagon.

    That isn't a problem with the sales; it's a problem with the buyer having buyer's remorse.
    True. I'm guessing most people on here have more disposable income than I do. Myself, I have to be more selective as I have a limited budget. That means declining some great sale items.
  • mooman66mooman66 Member Posts: 122
    edited December 2013
    chuckp said:

    Man, this is so true! I would give this 100 thumbs up if I could. With kids your time goes right out the window. The big sets are always cool, but if I don't do small builds, I don't get to build at all. There should be a support group for AFOL's with kids.

    There is. I call it Boozin' with Bricks. We meet nightly in my living room. In fact, our meeting begins in about two hours.
    chuckpBumblepants
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    CircleK said:

    I don't know if all kids are as demanding as my 14 month old or not, but holy Christ... free time is a luxury I just don't have anymore. Anyways... Where is the sign up for this AFOL with Kids Support Group?

    LOL. It does get easier. Yours is at a really demanding age. Terrible 2s hit at about 13 months. Whereas right at 2 is actually really nice. 4 is the worst ... at least in terms of the elementary years. I haven't experienced teenagers yet.. :-)

    CircleK
  • hleonffuhleonffu USAMember Posts: 243
    edited December 2013
    These are all magical years that will go by fast. Enjoy the time with them. LEGO definitely helps in the creating a stronger bond, until they find something else or not. Personally, I am in the pre-teen phase with my own daughter who still loves LEGO.
  • DadsAFOLDadsAFOL USAMember Posts: 617

    Grr..

    It seems there is a price match limit...

    Well I just spent 45 minutes on the phone with Amazon and apparently they won't price match Cyber Monday prices on prior orders. I had documented all of the lower prices in an email yesterday and sent it off. They promptly replied with a refund, but for the wrong amount (they didn't count the multiple quantities). So I replied to their support email, and they answered to call for further assistance. After getting through a front line rep that couldn't understand the concept of "price history" vs. "current price", I finally got to a supervisor. He said they can't price match Cyber Monday, and would not fix my refund. He did say however that he would put some override in the system to leave the apparently erroneous refund in place and not remove it. So at least I didn't lose ground, and the prices were great to begin with so I'm not terribly upset by it. But its not really the great customer service that they are striving for. I think I will fill out that survey...
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    mathew said:

    True. I'm guessing most people on here have more disposable income than I do.

    Frankly, I don't consider money spent on most LEGO to be "disposable"...

    If you buy at or under RRP, for most sets, once they are a year or two post EOL, you can get your money back, even used.

    10215 hasn't done great, but if you bought it when it was endlessly on sale for $69, you should be able to sell it used today for about $70.

    So you're really just place-holding the money, not really spending it. If you're ok to cycle your collection, you can keep using the same funds over and over.

    LEGO - The ultimate recycling program... for money! :)
    Bumblepants
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    DadsAFOL said:

    Well I just spent 45 minutes on the phone with Amazon and apparently they won't price match Cyber Monday prices on prior orders.

    That's nuts, because they are doing that for me...

    They just won't match anything beyond 7 days anymore, but I received several more credits today from orders placed over the past week based on prices on Monday.

    Go figure...

    You got a strange one, to be sure...

    Frankly, the price match should be for the length of the return policy, or at least longer than 7 days, but what do I know? :)
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,098

    mathew said:

    True. I'm guessing most people on here have more disposable income than I do.

    Frankly, I don't consider money spent on most LEGO to be "disposable"...

    If you buy at or under RRP, for most sets, once they are a year or two post EOL, you can get your money back, even used.
    By disposable I mean that I don't care about keeping the set intact for future resale. My four year old son does not build by instructions yet. He enjoys building but if I give him a complete set he will mix it up with the rest of his Lego.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    mathew said:

    By disposable I mean that I don't care about keeping the set intact for future resale. My four year old son does not build by instructions yet. He enjoys building but if I give him a complete set he will mix it up with the rest of his Lego.

    That is a fair point... Some cheaper sets, some creator sets, I've allowed my kids to just take them apart and put the parts in their collections.

    The parts still have value, but not as much as they would have being in a "set".

    The expensive stuff like Tower Bridge and Black Pearl will never come apart of course... however, as I think about it, that rather defeats the point of those sets, doesn't it?

    TB might actually have a good part collection for MOCs, BP as well.

    In some ways it is a shame they become worth so much, otherwise it would be tempting to just take them apart and give them to the kids.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    @LegoFanTexas: sorry, but I have to ask: are you getting paid by someone per linebreak in your posts?
    FollowsClosely
  • FenrisAkashiFenrisAkashi Member Posts: 242
    rocao said:

    @LegoFanTexas: sorry, but I have to ask: are you getting paid by someone per linebreak in your posts?

    Makes it easier to read instead of a giant wall of text.

  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    rocao said:

    @LegoFanTexas: sorry, but I have to ask: are you getting paid by someone per linebreak in your posts?

    No

    I

    Am

    Not

    I

    Swear!
    JP3804FollowsCloselycloaked7Penkid11
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited December 2013
    At least it's not quite as disconcerting as quoting a post and putting the quote below the response, like I am doing here by example. It's probably because I read top to bottom (I hear others do also).
    rocao said:

    @LegoFanTexas: sorry, but I have to ask: are you getting paid by someone per linebreak in your posts?

  • DadsAFOLDadsAFOL USAMember Posts: 617
    Just received this email from Amazon...

    Hello,

    With the exception of TVs and cell phones with service, Amazon doesn't offer a price match guarantee. We do consistently work toward maintaining competitive prices on everything we carry.

    Because the marketplace is constantly changing and we strive to offer the lowest price, you'll see some fluctuations in our prices over time.

    However, you can let us know about a lower price by clicking the "tell us about a lower price" link in the Product Details section of any product page.

    To read more about our pricing, go to our Help pages:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=468502

    We consistently offer competitive prices on everything we carry; however, the prices on our website are subject to change. While the Amazon.com website has accurate pricing information, we don't honor prices or savings posted without our permission on other websites.

    To read more about our pricing, please visit our Help pages:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=468502

    We hope to see you again soon.


    Has anyone actually seen a price adjustment policy posted on Amazon?


  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    ^ hmmm, sounds like they are confusing price matching against a competitor vs. price adjusting when the price changes recently.
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,977
    margot said:



    LOL. It does get easier. Yours is at a really demanding age. Terrible 2s hit at about 13 months. Whereas right at 2 is actually really nice. 4 is the worst ... at least in terms of the elementary years. I haven't experienced teenagers yet.. :-)

    I really have to laugh at this.

    Four was one of THE worst ages I have dealt with. (Outside of dealing with one highly, highly colicky baby for months and months and months on end. ) Luckily, only one of mine went through such difficult 4s.

    2s were wonderful for two of mine.

    margotsweetness34
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,977
    I found this from 2007.
    It sounds like there may not be anything externally written, but perhaps internally written? Perhaps more of they will refund, but only within reason?

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/chatterbox/2007/01/amazons_secret_price_guarantee.html
  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684
    CircleK said:

    ... I knocked out two Christmas polys last night and considered it an accomplishment. ...

    ^This made me laugh. I know exactly what that feels like.

    @mooman66 Your meetings definitely sound like the place to be!

    mooman66
  • hoyatableshoyatables Northern Virginia, USAMember Posts: 873
    You all have made me feel better -- misery (or in this case bleary-eyed new dad joy) loves company. My little baby girl is still only 7 months old and we're lucky if we get her to sleep through the night with bedtime starting around 9 and I'm on call for middle of the night wakeups so i have to get to bed early if i want to get any semblance of sleep. throw in a job that often has me getting him at 7 or 8 and there's not much time for any lego these days . . .

    But it will all come back in spades when she is old enough to enjoy the lego with me!!! I've already built up a nice little Castle collection for her (both my old castle stuff and some of the newer stuff from the last few years, still in boxes and sealed) and of course when she is even older, a fantastic modular collection with numerous city vehicles. LOTR and Star Wars is for daddy but I would be more than happy to share :).

    Back to Amazon - so do we think we have seen the best pricing of the season, or are more sales to come?

    CircleK
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    ^My guess is that a few select sets on their way out will see another big markdown IF necessary, but that the glut we've seen in the past week (something for everyone) won't be repeated. 40-50% off brand new SW?!? Pfffff...
  • BlueMoonUSABlueMoonUSA Member Posts: 116
    tamamahm said:

    margot said:



    LOL. It does get easier. Yours is at a really demanding age. Terrible 2s hit at about 13 months. Whereas right at 2 is actually really nice. 4 is the worst ... at least in terms of the elementary years. I haven't experienced teenagers yet.. :-)

    I really have to laugh at this.

    Four was one of THE worst ages I have dealt with. (Outside of dealing with one highly, highly colicky baby for months and months and months on end. ) Luckily, only one of mine went through such difficult 4s.

    2s were wonderful for two of mine.

    For me: Terrible 2s, Terriblier 3s, Terribliest 4s, Terriblying 5s....3 weeks into 6 and nothing terrible to report :)
  • lulwutlulwut Member Posts: 417
    So sad the awesome Walmart and Target sale from last year didn't happen again this year. Got my copy of SSDs and DSs for $280 each and other big sets at similar discounts. I just couldn't get in the mood to buy anything this season despite the plethora of deals.
  • Pacific493Pacific493 Member Posts: 379
    lulwut said:

    So sad the awesome Walmart and Target sale from last year didn't happen again this year. Got my copy of SSDs and DSs for $280 each and other big sets at similar discounts. I just couldn't get in the mood to buy anything this season despite the plethora of deals.

    We didn't have the huge discounts on exclusive sets this year, but IMHO the deals this year have been far better than last year...much deeper cuts across a much broader range of sets. I'm not sure that I'm going to have much left to spend on after-christmas sales at this point.
  • LootefiskLootefisk Member Posts: 67
    edited December 2013

    If you buy at or under RRP, for most sets, once they are a year or two post EOL, you can get your money back, even used.

    You can't even imagine how many purchases I have justified to my wife using this exact reasoning
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,922
    ^But I always get the same response from the wife, "I never see the money. You just buy more Lego with it."

    And then I change the subject.
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  • korkor Member Posts: 392
    prevere said:

    ^But I always get the same response from the wife, "I never see the money. You just buy more Lego with it."

    And then I change the subject.

    I've had the exact same conversation with my wife. It's funny though because she'll find a sale on Lego when she's out shopping and spend a bunch of money without hesitating.
    prevere
  • wrangler6915wrangler6915 USA - Lincoln NEMember Posts: 514
    ^ditto. I get text messages with pictures of discounted sets from her, asking me if she should get them.
    mdelleman
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,061
    So Are the discounts really over at Amazon? Or is the calm before another wave next week?
  • FenrisAkashiFenrisAkashi Member Posts: 242
    Based on historial pricing data, it will be a lul for a week or so then a few more deals but normally by now the wave would have crested.
    But this isnt a normal year either.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited December 2013
    There's no way it's over. Don't forget, with Thanksgiving so late this year, there's a week lost in the shopping season. Given the distilled sales window, I think we're in for 2 or 3 more sessions like we've had this past week amongst the retailers. God help our wallets!
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,922
    kor said:

    prevere said:

    ^But I always get the same response from the wife, "I never see the money. You just buy more Lego with it."

    And then I change the subject.

    I've had the exact same conversation with my wife. It's funny though because she'll find a sale on Lego when she's out shopping and spend a bunch of money without hesitating.
    The funny thing is the profit from Lego that I sell goes to paying school tuition or groceries or something important. It's as if she needs to see the money.

    May I need to just withdraw a bunch from the account and "make it rain" in the house. Clean it up, and re-deposit it.
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  • ShpadoinkleShpadoinkle 13 hours West of BillundMember Posts: 420
    @prevere, I like how you think and wish to subscribe to your newsletter. :-)
  • ShpadoinkleShpadoinkle 13 hours West of BillundMember Posts: 420
    FYI LEGO City Train Station #7937 is 25% off at Amazon. Same deal as a BOGO at TRU (without having to buy two things.)
    Goldfreek
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 2,053
    I did the promo as mentioned here:
    http://www.fbtb.net/2013/12/05/amazon-offers-5-off-35-credit/
    and it made the #7937 price 35% off plus tax and free shipping.
  • turtle1173turtle1173 Member Posts: 230
    LEGO City Train Station #7937 is 25% off at $37.49.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    I hear the train station is on sale.
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310


    I was waiting for it too. I was not tempted at all for one at 112, but for 97 and change it is a good deal. Ill still keep another in my cart though to ensure it does not drop again.

    Up to 165.99 now for #7938

  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,061
    margot said:


    I was waiting for it too. I was not tempted at all for one at 112, but for 97 and change it is a good deal. Ill still keep another in my cart though to ensure it does not drop again.

    Up to 165.99 now for #7938

    That is because Amazon.com sold out of them, so they go to the next cheapest (or however they determine it) price from a third party seller
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    New ninjago ninjacopter is 25% off. #70724
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,977
    Yah. That got me. Thx.
  • DavidBrickleyDavidBrickley Richmond, VAMember Posts: 345
    margot said:

    New ninjago ninjacopter is 25% off. #70724

    If I hadn't already gotten one with the Target 20% total purchase coupon and red card, this would have gotten me too. Of all the new Ninjago sets, this looks by far the coolest.

  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,977
    Yes, my son likes this and the mech dragon. I personally think thise one looks cooler, and I like the new female minifig. ;-) I figure at a minimum my son will be looking to buy this next year, and this will at least give him a discount if he buys from my stash. Christmas is already used up with Galaxy Squad (his large want), and then I need to decide what Lego to give him for his bday. I'm debating between Ninjago, Castle and City.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    tamamahm said:

    ...I need to decide what Lego to give him for his bday. I'm debating between Ninjago, Castle and City.

    The correct answer is all three of course :)
    madforLEGO
  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    ^ and an Amazon Bear to boot!
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Ninjago Kais Fire Mech 70500 is currently $7.30 primed on Amazon.

    What is arguably the best $9.99 set of all time just got better.
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