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Did anyone happen to order extras that they are willing to sell to me? I know it's a long shot, but I figured I'd still ask.
I'm curious how many winners out of the 750 are from Canada.
Yes...The part number is #4623002, and you will need six of them. I have a hunch these will appreciate like the solid black windscreen pieces did on the original Lego Tumbler set #7888...IF Lego doesn't make anymore. But I'd be surprised if TLG didn't make more of these HF parts to allow people to build their own Bat-Pod sets. In fact, it would be kind of sadistic if they didn't.
That might be an option if you're not too concerned about how authentic it looks. But metallic colors can be difficult to match with spray paint. I guess there aren't any other Titanium Metallic parts in the set it has to be matched to, though, and some people have already opted for a simpler black.
Here's something sort of ironic: back when the online Pick-A-Brick still carried Hero Factory parts, this part was one of the ones available from there. The main reason Pick-A-Brick stopped carrying Hero Factory parts in general (and most other Technic parts, for that matter) was that compared to the more traditional bricks, most buyers didn't have any idea how to use them. And yet all it took was ONE System set using this part to drive demand for two different colors of it through the roof!
So the eBay sales are really real (already been paid via PayPal). I am a little bit concerned about making sure the package arrives in good shape, but I'll be honest with the buyer if something goes wrong and refund if I have to. I've never had an issue with anything direct from LEGO/FedEx at my current location though.
Also congrats on the sale! I don't know how you did it, (Selling it at that price) but congrats!
Honestly it just crossed my mind yesterday to see what they were going for, and I was shocked. Way more than I expected. If it was a couple hundred I probably still would have felt like I had to sell. I saw a bunch listed for $2500 so I slightly undercut to see if anyone would bite. Went quickly. Still worried about it being for real until the set is here and the money is in my real bank account (and then right onto my CC payment)!
maybe you should require a signature to insure that they receive it in hand.
So someone sold $500 in Brick Linked parts. Good for him? I'm at a loss here...
Only 750 made, only 500 are in the U.S.
Even that isn't accurate!
"I'm relisting because the previous buyer refused to pay. SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY."
You'll also note it says it will ship within 30 days... meaning the seller is waiting for BrickLinked parts to arrive.
It's not a counterfeit if it is bricklinked parts. A little "dickish" to not be fully transparent in that regard? Yes. But not counterfeit. Remember what your pops always said. If something looks too good to be true, it probably isn't true (unless you are @samiam391 and have a nose for legit deals =).
Working from home today to make sure nothing happens to the package on its arrival!
And here's how tight of a fit the actual box is:
And the box proper before immediately repacking for fear of something bad happening:
No wonder so many of the brickset winners are from America, I thought it was a 50/50 split.
I didn't get that VIP paper in my box... =(
I understand that not everyone can win and all of that, but when these things are going for this kind of insane money do they really think that many who won will keep theirs? (full disclosure: If I had won, I would definitely sell it that these prices). Also I wonder if this will give LEGO pause seeing that their VIP sweepstakes is not as much rewarding those who were picked with a great set, but primarily helping out those who were picked to resell to make money on it? (y'know, those re-sellers that do nothing but hurt their brand?)
I guess LEGO cannot do much about it in the end, either do not do any such prizes, or limited releases, like this ever OR Just know that anything this rare will likely command large dollars and likely see many that win will simply flip it for a dollar.