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Predictions on Discontinuing Sets and their Secondary Market Value

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  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,852
    edited February 2014
    CircleK said:

    I don't even want to discuss what fell out of my ex girlfriend's closet and hit me in the face once...

    I was just looking for my sweatshirt and ended up meeting my competition.

    Bet you felt a right d**khead! :)
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    Probably the one time I would recommend gluing your elements. Not really the best place to loose a piece!.
    graphite
  • nkx1nkx1 Member Posts: 719
    edited February 2014
    jcb193 said:
    When in operation, could this be considered MISB? Or maybe just ISB...
    RomanticWarrior
  • jcb193jcb193 Member Posts: 148
    I hate to say it, but with the amount of weirdos on ebay, it might double the value if used.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,243
    nkx1 said:

    When in operation, could this be considered MISB? Or maybe just ISB...

    Or maybe just IB, since I'm pretty sure the box isn't sealed anymore.
    Pitfall69nkx1
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    Oh boy. How fun :) Not what I expected after my comment.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,243
    ^ Yes. You opened Pandora's Box.
  • MathBuilderMathBuilder Member Posts: 150
    ^He never said the ex-girlfriend's name was Pandora...
    :P
    jcb193
  • MathBuilderMathBuilder Member Posts: 150
    jcb193 said:

    CircleK said:

    Pitfall69 said:


    I remember my ex girlfriend going through my closet and a Lego set fell and hit her in the eye. My first reaction was "Did you damage the box? That's when you know you have a problem.

    I don't even want to discuss what fell out of my ex girlfriend's closet and hit me in the face once...

    I was just looking for my sweatshirt and ended up meeting my competition.
    This?
    http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l270/dr_spock_888/lego/Picture7362.jpg

    That has to be painful. The #6339 version seems more "to scale".
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    ^ Speak for yourself.
  • legoprodslegoprods SpainMember Posts: 440
    To the Admins... don't try merging these comments out or you risk wasting hours looking for an appropriate title. :-)
    FollowsClosely
  • JamesJTJamesJT Member Posts: 440
    ^lego Rabbit?
  • ShouldavilleShouldaville Member Posts: 51
    A little OT (but hey, it's this thread). Lululemon trying to ban reselling. We can debate LEGO's policy, but don't restrict yoga pant access for women!

    http://www.businessinsider.com/lululemons-resell-policy-bans-customers-2014-2
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited February 2014
    Interesting to see how such a thing will play out.

    Even more interesting is the realization that there is a guy in this world who has spent $10,000 in yoga pants.
    cheshirecatPitfall69
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    Yep I read that too and was thinking how expensive are these yoga pants? That or he's doing it wrong.
  • luckie_reubsluckie_reubs Member Posts: 299
    This thread has gotten really far off base...

    My question is how soon do we find out that something has been EOLed? Does it just kind of happen one morning, and then everyone scrambles to find the remaining items?
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,479
    edited February 2014
    ^-- Basically. It appears some members seem to have an inside track to seeing what is likely going to be gone and are kind enough to say something (at least their predictions are pretty spot on at times). That and also most sets usually EOL at end of year (beginning around mid to late November). There are exceptions to this rule if the set is an exclusive (Zombies and Helicopter and limo sets)
    That or watching LEGO if something goes to retired product on their site, it is likely gone. It used to be once it said 'Sold out' on LEGO.com it meant it was usually gone, but not anymore. We have seen items sold out, and even disappear from LEGO.s site temporarily to come back in stock.
    This is why this thread has existed (I mean it does have 'predictions on discontinuing sets...' in the title) and really has become the lynchpin on Bricksetforum IMO.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited February 2014
    ^^
    It's not that far off base. What @Shouldaville brought up was yoga pants sure, but the principle involved is something we have speculated on Lego taking a hard line on (and they have already with some individuals).

    Short answers to your questions: We don't...and yes.

    Long answers: Sometimes we have indicators ([email protected] labeling it retired, retailers clearancing it out, etc.), but nothing is ever certain until it actually happens...and yes, assuming it's worthwhile to scramble for.
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 949
    ^ This thread is just about the only thing that pulls me away from the "other" forum. It's a great thread indeed.
    Pitfall69AmbroiselegoprodsDaragh
  • charlatan13charlatan13 Member Posts: 118
    legoprods said:

    To the Admins... don't try merging these comments out or you risk wasting hours looking for an appropriate title. :-)

    Merging it into the Lego competition/pornstar thread seems fitting.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    The EOL question comes up frequently. We should have a FAQ thread located at the top of the Buying and Selling Topics. That way newbies can just go to that instead of waiting for an answer or sift through 362 pages :)
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    Well we can't make it too easy for them. We need a paid section for the board where we can keep all the good info hush hush. I would be willing to share alot more if we did.
    FollowsClosely
  • wagnerml2wagnerml2 Belleville, IllinoisMember Posts: 1,376
    On the seventh day, God invented Yoga Pants. If Yoga Pants would have existed when I was in college in 1990, my wife would have had a lot more competition!
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,141
    ^ as you think you look good in yoga pants?
  • bricktuarybricktuary EuropeMember Posts: 470
    What the heck are yoga pants?
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,288
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    Bumblepantsjoel4motiony2joshGoldfreekRomanticWarrior
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    edited February 2014
    Not exactly sure what they are, but they are expensive. That is the lululemon brand is pricy. Way pricy. Shoot I'd resell them too! Used yoga pants, only worn once a week, now only $50.00. :-)
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    edited February 2014
    You know somewhere on the internet there'll be a predictions on discontinuing yoga pants thread where a bunch of soccer moms are baffled that there are people spending thousands of dollars a month on plastic building toys. They might even have some pictures of rolled up yoga matts and be making jokes about how their lesser halves use them for self gratification.
    dougts
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,878
    I googled "rare discontinued yoga pants" and all I came up with was this.

  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,642
    ^ those are yoda pants, not yoga pants :)
    Pitfall69VortexJP3804wagnerml2
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    edited February 2014

    What the heck are yoga pants?

    You did not just ask that...

    Does anyone not really know what they are?

    For what it is worth, my wife loves these things, very comfortable for working out, chasing the kids around, and just hanging around the house.
    RomanticWarrior
  • bricktuarybricktuary EuropeMember Posts: 470
    Ah. In the UK we call them tracky bottoms.
    DadSirKevbagsSiE
  • vaspvasp USAMember Posts: 73
    edited February 2014

    Well we can't make it too easy for them. We need a paid section for the board where we can keep all the good info hush hush. I would be willing to share alot more if we did.


    ++ I'm in.

    Actually there is a hot deals forum (not specifically lego) which has an inner circle. I'm sure long timers are aware of it.

  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    CircleK said:

    The problem with yoga pants is that they are meant for the women in your pictures, and not for the women you normally see wearing them.

    Anything is better than the guy I saw at Wal-Mart the other day. Mid-50s, ragged bleached-blond hair, faded jean jacket, old tennis shoes... and form-fitting yoga pants.

    Oh, the things I do for the prospect of 50%-off LEGO.
    CircleKPitfall69FollowsCloselymargot
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    edited February 2014

    Ah. In the UK we call them tracky bottoms.

    At £88 a pair I have a different name than tracky bottoms.

  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,243
    ^^ Should have snapped a pic.. Sounds like he belongs on peopleofwalmart.com.
    Pitfall69
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,234

    Yep I read that too and was thinking how expensive are these yoga pants? That or he's doing it wrong.

    Lululemon is quite expensive actually, for what you get (quality wise). Loads of my friends are into the brand. But I can't really talk, 'cause like... I buy Lego.

    But the founder (CEO? Owner?) is kind of a douche... there were loads of complaints at one point about the quality, because if you're paying that much for yoga pants, they should not pill easily or be see through... but what he said was that women are wearing them wrong, essentially calling them fat... even people who were wearing supposedly the correct size.

    Yoga pants are a little different than trackies or joggers I think, that's what we would call tracksuit bottoms or sweats (sweatpants). I'm not really sure if there's really am equivalent in the UK, they don't seem that common. I usually make a point of having to go to Victoria's Secret when I visit home to buy a pair for the year.

    Um, so... that Lego... yeah (sorry about the tanget, move along, move along!)
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,391
    Now all we need is @Legopants to comment ;)
    YellowcastleBumblepants
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    @YogaPantsTexas has joined the forum!
    LegoFanTexas
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,724
    Pitfall69 said:

    Now all we need is @Legopants to comment ;)

    ......

    *** UPDATE ***

    Hello! I've got some yoga pants in various themes. Most are brand new - all are in excellent condition (only tried on for size).
    For sale or trade of other styles.
    Please send me a PM if you're interested.

    I'm based in Germany but will ship worldwide.

    ;-)

    image
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,852

    Ah. In the UK we call them tracky bottoms.

    In Middlesbrough and Liverpool, they call them "Sunday Best". ;)

    cheshirecatwagnerml2SiEDougout
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,008
    "Legopants" yoga pants are extremely comfortable - a chafe-free wearing experience in the crotchal area for both sexes GUARANTEED. All tested personally before shipping.
    margotluckyruss
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    If you could design some pants that meant I could build Lego with my kids sat on the floor without my legs dieing on me you'd make a fortune. I used to be able to do it all day. Now after an hour I can't get up again!
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,852

    If you could design some pants that meant I could build Lego with my kids sat on the floor without my legs dieing on me you'd make a fortune. I used to be able to do it all day. Now after an hour I can't get up again!

    You need some carpet layers knee pads. An hour a time on our wooden floors is all my knees can take.

  • wagnerml2wagnerml2 Belleville, IllinoisMember Posts: 1,376
    ^^^I've searched and I think that is the first time the word "Crotchal" has been used on the forum. Bravo!
    Bumblepants
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,479
    So are we changing the thread title to be 'Predictions on discontinuing yoga pants (and Marital aids) and and their secondary market value' or after 1 page of off topic on this can we get back to LEGO sets?
    I guess I should not be surprised, not much is likely to retire soon....
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,642
    After the last few posts, I try my first LEGO build in yoga pants. I am impressed, it was comfortable wedgy free even when trying to pick up a piece that drop on the floor. Those pants should on every LEGO fan wish list.
    MathBuilderTheLoneTensor
  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    Google "yoga pants gif" and say goodbye to the rest of your Saturday. Your welcome. And in turn I would like to thank the bricktacular AFFOLs for putting up with this.

    #76006 is 30% now. Might be a little early to hoard but you never know.
  • OdinduskOdindusk Member Posts: 763
    ^ #76004 ?
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