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I clean a ton (probably over a hundred thousand) parts a year, so here are a few tips:
1. Use a drain cover to keep any little parts from being lost.
2. Don't try to wash too much at once, or the parts won't be very clean.
3. Use a salad spinner to speed up drying time.
its not steal. but def a good price!
Thanks for the tips on cleaning second-hand Lego, too. I'll have to plumb the dishwasher back in... ha!
and ask them when they get any lego to save it for you, or even give you a call.
but this is a long term plan
i know this plan work's as, some years ago (10+ years) there was a computer shop in my town (family run shop) and the son of the owner worked out of that outlet of the 5 shop business,
over about 2 to 4 months i became friend with him, this got me discounts not big discounts but a normal about £5 of small items and £10 big items, and some time up to £20 all coming down to what the mark up was.. i also help out for free ever now and then, with little things he A did not have time for or B just did not know what to do. ( the 1st one more then the later one.)
this was when computers was jumping in power with new stuff coming out all the time.
i would do this today, with the charity shops in our town we have 7, if, not 10 of them.
however. i just not up to the trip's in to town that world need. today's trip had massed up my leg's and are now killing me...
and bonus you make new friends
I went to a local Target store to get something or other and saw someone walk by with a shopping cart/trolley/caddy FULL of LEGO sets!
I asked him what was going on, he said there was a lot of cool stuff on clearance.
HE WAS NOT KIDDING! Good thing I had some money on me!
I grabbed the following:
- 6399 Airport Shuttle (monorail): $60 USD (down from $140)
- 5590 Whirl And Wheel Super Truck (Model Team): $30 USD (down from $80)
- 6989 Mega Core Magnetizer (M-Tron): $30 USD (down in from $60)
I probably snagged some other smaller sets, but these are the ones I remember vividly.
The next day, I went back and made off with the last 6399 Airport Shuttle. It had been marked down further to $30!!!! O_O
These deals were probably the best ones I've ever gotten.
for £19.99 from Sainsburys.
i had been looking at this when lego had it on sale for £24 or there about.
but decided it was still to high.
at £19.99 it just about right for me.
Try living in the UK....
Petrol is currently around 99.9p/litre and that's the cheapest it's been for several years, which works out at about £4.54 gallon or $6.47 US (assuming the Google currency converter is moderately accurate!).
The USD per gallon is a different Gallon. Metric gallon is 4 litres whereas imperial gallon is only 3.83 Litres. (Why I don't know can't we all just use the same system! Lol)
So £3.83 per gallon or $5.39 USD . which roughly translates to terribly expensive! We're in the middle up here in Canada so I'm not going to complain.
I did snag a few clearance deals, though.
#31015 Emerald Express for $2.54
#10679 Pirate Treasure Hunt for $4.98
Picked up Poe's X-Wing Poly, and Tie Fighter poly as well. Also found a box of Series 13 CMFs, but they were ringing up for 4.89. Snagged a hot dog man anyway. The DCPI on them was 204-00-0261 for those interested.
Got them shipped from the seller for $8 and missed #7779 by 20,seconds for another 2 dollars because I don't pay attention. #7250 is like 14 and the other set appears to Also be complete but I figured for $2 it couldn't hurt.
A whole bunch of 2015 sets half off MSRP locally
#70778 Protector of Jungle and 7 #70779 Protector of Stone for $4.92 each instead of $9.99
The Jungle box was opened and one of the Stone boxes was damaged but both had all the pieces.
I save lots of money on gas by riding a bicycle. :)