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They weren't a day or two ago... or whenever the last time I checked was...
Shoot, if that is the case, buy it there while you have the chance! :)
Hoping you find one though Sam. Why did you have to wake up the morning after EOL deciding you needed one?
...who should frankly have known better. ;)
But we're all human...
I offered him one, but probably not a price he'll be happy with. Cheaper than Bricklink by a little bit, but frankly, these are only going up from here...
I had a look at bricklink as I'd have happily shipped mine to samiam for RRP but was worried that the shipping would make it cost more than its available for locally on bricklink. Indeed thats the case. New, in the US it was $188 so LFT's offer being below that seems like a very good deal to me, given RRP was $150.
There are none in my local Lego store, calling a few Lego stores might be a good idea as they will ship it out to you.
Hope you find it. :-)
Not really a fair comment to make. Some of you are here because you build, some collect and some buy to sell. Some of us, myself included do a mixture and use Lego to find other things in life. LFT (i believe) is in the latter group and made what I'd perceive to be a fair offer to Samuel on a set no longer available. I like Sam, he has done me a couple of excellent deals in the past and I hope someone is able to come through for him on a FB...
@samiam391 - I'm more than happy to order one from UK S&H and send via the mail, but I suspect it would be more expensive than in the US.
If LFT was so concerned with profit he'd just hold onto the sets he has and sell them when they increase even more. Instead he is offering up a recently retired set for a little over MSRP.
Should I just send it to him for free?
Hopefully I can clear everything up and get this thread back on track. Yes, I guess you could really call me a bit of an idiot, it's rightfully deserved. I'm more of a minifigure person though, and didn't really appreciate the modulars until a few months ago. When I stuck the PC and TH together, something clicked (literally), and I desired the rest of the series. I recently attained several of them in a large bulk for a ridiculously low price (eBay find), with the exclusion of the FB. My budget was pretty swept, and I stick pretty fiercely with it.
I've finally freed up some funds to purchase the FB, and at the same time it is finally retiring (the world ends tomorrow then right?). I was hoping to sweep a used one someone wasn't wanting, or perhaps a NIB one that someone didn't want. If I have to hunt eBay and BL, I'm fine with that. I just wanted to put a side post here on Brickset too, as a "just in case". I'm sure my comments above explain this away too. Just didn't have the budget at the current place and time... Now I might have to dish out a little more to purchase one, which is fine. I make, keep, and maintain a firm LEGO budget. For those calling out @LegoFanTexas for attempting to make a profit, thanks for the defense, but truthfully I have no problem with it.
I do the same with SDCC/NYCC and other exclusive minifigures. It's just a way of business, and there is nothing wrong with it.
I usually do cut a break for bricksetters because I like to help complete people's collections, but at the same time I can understand wanting to make a small margin of profit. Personally, it helps fund my hobby. Exactly, as I said above. Perfectly summed up. I do not see anything wrong with LFT attempting to make a profit here. :o)
That being said, the price that LFT offered is actually, in my opinion, not below the prices on BL. It's a bit skewed because of the condition of the set, which is not necessarily NIB (depending on your definition)
It's a very fair price to ask, however there are other, cheaper, options available to me. I do appreciate the offer though.
So, to get this thread back on track.... I've declined LFT's offer... does anyone else have one?
Or perhaps by this time I should just go ahead and move to eBay or BL :o)
The LFT offer if under the lowest bricklink price of $188 seems like a fair deal in comparison
Never say never...
IF went up, then down, then up, now it is back down...
Most large set prices are down somewhat, the whole market is soft in general, look at IS, it hasn't done what I thought it would either, neither did DA.
Too many resellers, too much supply, too many new sets coming out at great deals sucks out the demand for a lot of the aftermarket stuff.
Now I take the other approach, I don't think we'll see FB hit $300 in the next year. It will be pushing it to reach $250 on BL.
Sam: I can sell you one for MSRP + my shipping cost. Will that do?
I've received an identical offer from a person that needs to be mentioned for his continuous helpfulness @sidersdd... who once again is able to provide me with an EOL set at RRP. He lives in Indiana, so I imagine that should shave the shipping costs down even a little more.
Many thanks to everyone who offered me a set, reflects the generosity of everyone in this community.
@rocoa- You may close this thread.