I'm selling my NISB Lego Taj Mahal 10189! I purchased it in late August, 2010 at the Lego Store in Mall of America. I had every intention of building the set, but life happened so next thing you know a few years went by with it unopened. In late 2012, I was still wanting to build it but was also trying to move to a different city so I figured that I would wait until I got a new place before opening it. Long story short, I didn't end up moving and the Taj remained sealed in my basement ever since. It is now 2015 and I am a university student, just finishing up my first year of a five year degree. As much as I have always wanted to build this set, school is expensive and am finding myself in need of a car. So I must let my set go.
What I have is a factory sealed Lego Taj Mahal 10189. Silly me threw out the shipping box in 2012, but the actual box itself is as close to mint as you will find. There are very minor scuffs on the corners, but the seals are very much intact, and the thing looks as new as a set sitting on a shelf at a store.
For price, I am looking at $2400USD. That price includes shipping to anywhere in the Continental United States as well as Canada (where I live). I will still gladly ship to Europe, Australia, and parts of Asia, however I will have to get a shipping quote for you and will have to work something out in regards to shipping fee.
As you will probably notice, I am a new member to this forum. You also won't find me on eBay, either. Why? Because the Taj Mahal is the only set I have for sale. There is nothing else in my house Lego related that is worth anything. I have never sold anything on eBay before, and as a new seller they limit me to a maximum of $1000CAD worth of sold goods a month. So I actually can't list my Taj on eBay because it's value is too high for a new seller.
So since I don't have a reputation as a seller, I have to earn your trust. How will I do that? By being as open and honest as I can. I will send as many pictures as you like, and will answer any and all concerns and questions to the best of my knowledge. Also, I am offering to cover the shipping within the US and Canada as a show of good faith, as well as because it might take a day or two longer than other transactions simply because I've never shipped anything of this size or value before. If you are not in North America, I will get you a quote for your specific address and we can definitely work out a deal on the shipping so you're not paying an exorbitant amount just to get the set to you. Another thing I will do to earn your trust and your business is offering a return/refund policy. If for whatever reason you decide that you no longer want this set within 2 days of receiving it, you can ship it back to me (at your expense), and I will refund you your money, minus any transaction fees. This set is an amazing piece to add to any enthusiast's collection, and once it is in your hands, I really don't think you're going to want to get rid of it.
The price is negotiable, but not by much. For $2400USD, you will get free shipping to anywhere in North America. You will also get a discount on shipping to Europe, Australia, and parts of Asia. If the offer is much lower than that, be prepared to pay full price for shipping.
Payments accepted are: PayPal, Moneygram, and Western Union.
The set will not be shipped until funds are in my account.
As soon as funds are received, I will prepare the set for shipping and take it to the nearest Canada Post office. From personal experience as an avid online consumer, as well as having worked as a customs broker for a year, Canada Post (which works with USPS once it crosses into the States) is the cheapest method of shipping. UPS and FedEx may show a cheaper option on their websites, however they will gouge you with brokerage/customs fees.
I will be communicating with the buyer every step of the way. If you have Twitter or Snapchat, I will actually update you via tweets and/or snaps through the entire process. You will see me collect funds, go to the post office, and ship the set, all in real time. I want the buyer to know that they are getting a pleasant, timely, and transparent deal.
Feel free to post on this thread with any comments, questions, concerns, etc... For actual offers, please message me directly, that way it ensures privacy.
Thank you so much for reading this and showing interest in my wonderful set. I will do whatever I can to earn your trust and your business. It's going to be sad seeing my Taj go, but I'm confident it will make it into good hands.