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Not only are we seeing markups at Amazon, but we're not seeing a lot of deep discounts, either. We might not see the likes of Olivias House, Unexpected Gathering, or Ultra Sonic Raider in the low 50s any more. Seems to me these are suddenly hard times for bargain hunters.
41999 is slowly climbing back to 400$ it will be there this Christmas or sooner.
Just my 2 cents
p.s. - Not to our friend Mark
Could it be re-released? Yes, but it would have to get a different set number to differentiate from the limited edition.
I still have a couple in my BrickLink store for $375ish. Just randomly found them sitting in a Lego store a week before Christmas...
Yeah its limited, but its appeal is even more limited.
Yes, that will help this go up further, but so will the passage of time.
Regardless of what happens, unless it spikes like crazy, the time to sell it has past, in terms of a good return. This was selling for $400 a week post launch, double RRP in 10 days is about the best rate of return you can imagine, and nothing it does two years from now can compete.
If cottage is definitely gone then the price point for next year's set might have an impact. I am sure there was a theory that Post Office was EOLed to avoid having one cheap competitor against the £89 cottage and £79 village market. Not sure how these have all sold relative to early sets but might open the door for something at £59 or £69 price point.
What do you guys think of an idea like this:
Buy all Green Grocers below €1000 on Bricklink in order to get the monopoly on them? Buying all of them would cost about €65,500.00($89,500.00) and would have a sale value of about €93,000.00($127,000.00). The sale value would be excluding Bricklink fees, but those would be around €2.300($3100). Not to forget Tax. A 'move' like this could net about €25,000.00($34,000.00).
I would like an honest response to this :)
You also don't know what the demand above that price really is, demand can be quite elastic with price, as price goes up, demand goes down.
But what may really happen is that as you move the price up, you bring more copies out of closets and onto the market.
There are much better ways to invest $90K with less risk and better returns.
Just my 2 cents of course.
I think they'll climb back up to around £400 but I can't see it going beyond that. It just didn't have enough exposure to be popular in the long term.
Really am tempted to open and build one.
Now I'm going to spam this den of iniquity just the once. The closing date for entry into the reseller challenge is fast approaching. If you want in and the chance to be top boy (or girl) make sure you sign up by the 12th.
With the cost of fuel here in the uk, it must have cost you a bob or two :/
IMO most people that are buying them are resellers and speculators.
Unlike most other sets, i don't really see it having any "long term" appeal, unlike the modulars or UCS sets and traditional sets.
Its limited but of those 20,000 how many out there will still be sealed?
Oh and how long will it be until a new, faster and better version comes along?
60's and 70's. 5 years ago I saw 20 trade boxes totalling 120 cars turn up. That was a Husky James Bond Aston Martin. All mint, straight out of their trade boxes. That was a 40 year old model. All mint, as per the day they were made. The price dropped within a week from £175 to £60. The price still has not recovered fully although that may be due to market fluctuations.
I am not going to discuss the next person in any detail but I know a guy who is big into his Hot Wheels and Corgi Rockets. He most definitely has the largest collection of Corgi Rockets on the planet. No doubt about it. ( These are die cast cars that were made to rival Hot Wheels )
He has the contacts and knowledge though and a couple of years ago he purchased van loads of various Hot Wheels. Van loads. He bought them from a guy whose Uncle was paid to clear the Mattel Rosebud factory in the UK when it closed.
The intention was that they were to be weighed in for scrap but that never happened. So long as he drip feeds them onto the market he literally has an income for the rest of his life and he still won't have time to sell them all.
But that one person alone can change the whole market of Hot Wheels collecting overnight should he wish to do so. And that is 40 years later.
Food for thought. That's all
Hardest store to find... Leeds!!!! The post code takes you to a junction of a dual carriageway no where near the shop! I lost 90 minutes on that one :(
It was onwards to Sheffield after that where it was more fruitful.
This thread is kinda like the old west...Legoredo. The marshals haven't yet abandoned it but nor do we call down the thunder every time someone wants to go heels.
We're very cosmopolitan, like that.
I don't mind going off topic from time to time. It breaks up the monotony.
Has everyone missed me? I didn't think so ;)