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  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    edited January 2016
    i only use my car on weekends to drive to the big city (vienna) and have some fun there!
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,865
    KingAlanI said:

    PS
    I save lots of money on gas by riding a bicycle. :)
    i Save lots and lots and lots of money on Gas by not having a Car.
    i also save money on gas tax, car insurance, car insurance tax.
    and any other tax that is linked with a Car by Not Having A Car!,
    i also save the money of the price of the car it self!
    i also saved even more money by not taking driving lessons.

    ok this makes getting from A to B a little harder.
    and getting to a Lego store out of the question.

    on the other hand.
    i dont have the money dran that owning and running a car Would put on my limited money funds.
    there for I Can Buy More LEGO!!!!!!!

    catwranglerKingAlanI
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    edited January 2016
    more LEGO is always good!  i moved to my parents house after breaking up with my last girlfriend, found my lego there and have the bug since then!
    also
    i have more money each month to burn with lego. no rent. only heating, electric and water. 
    catwranglerKingAlanIMorkMan
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,865
    brumey said:
    more LEGO is always good!  i moved to my parents house after breaking up with my last girlfriend, found my lego there and have the bug since then!
    also
    i have more money each month to burn with lego. no rent. only heating, electric and water. 
    i will miss the days of no rent.
    i still live at home. (if i am honest with my self i could not look after my self living by my self.)
    but in the last years the bank of mom and dad, payed of my credit card. (the card was all ready closed i was just slowly paying it off. an interest rate jump had me closing the card then paying them more.) so i been paying back the bank of mum and dad with no interest on the money i still own them. but i have been told that when i have payed back all the money. i will then have to pay rent.
    witch i am not over the moon about. paying them back is one thing.
    Rant is a another.
    KingAlanIJackad7
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,886
    Thanks to damaged boxes found UCS Tumbler for $117+tax at a local bargain store. 
    Bumblepants
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    My mom just sent a text saying she found a load of used Friends sets at a garage sale. #41013 #41006 #3184 #3931 #3938 and #41015 - all for about $20. No idea on completeness, but she's going to have a very excited granddaughter.
    KingAlanIJackad7hkcrazy88
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,865

    My mom just sent a text saying she found a load of used Friends sets at a garage sale. #41013 #41006 #3184 #3931 #3938 and #41015 - all for about $20. No idea on completeness, but she's going to have a very excited granddaughter.
    that last item make's all of that a super buy!
    tell you mom ace find.
    KingAlanI
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,525
    #76021 for 55 euro. New and sealed delivered to my door!
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,905
    My mom just sent a text saying she found a load of used Friends sets at a garage sale. #41013 #41006 #3184 #3931 #3938 and #41015 - all for about $20. No idea on completeness, but she's going to have a very excited granddaughter.
    Insane deal! MSRP is $150+. Would be a steal just for #41015 and a very good deal on #3184.

    @chrisalddin - yes, no other car expenses either. not getting a LEGO Store? au contraire! There's one 17 miles from me. That's towards the far end of my bike range, but possible when the weather gets better.

    @chrisalddin @brumey I'm also living with my parents. Indeed, it's a cheap arrangement, including financing terms. :)

  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 693
    Picked up #70413 Brick Bounty at 20% off from a local department store still trying to clear out Christmas stock. Also picked up #75050 B-Wing and #76039 Ant-Man at 20% off. This was my best haul ever. Debating going back to get #60051 High Speed Train for the same discount, and maybe another B-Wing.
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,865
    flord said:
    Picked up #70413 Brick Bounty at 20% off from a local department store still trying to clear out Christmas stock. Also picked up #75050 B-Wing and #76039 Ant-Man at 20% off. This was my best haul ever. Debating going back to get #60051 High Speed Train for the same discount, and maybe another B-Wing.
    if i had the money i would.
    both set's are on my if i see at crazy price and i have the money buy them list.
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 693
    edited January 2016
    Ok, to update my previous post, I picked up:

    3 Brick Bountys
    3 B-Wings
    4 Ant-Man Final Battle
    1 #60086 City Starter

    Their store inventory also showed an AT-AT in stock but they could not find it. That's a pretty big box to lose. Decided to pass on the High Speed Train because the reviews were terrible, and frankly I don't have the space for a train setup.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,905
    #10585 for $4, #10589 for $6, 60% off
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,481
    Picked up a Tot Tutors 2-in-1 construction table with chairs for $6 and a complete #3844 for $7 yesterday. Perching on those little chairs is tough for a 51-year old grandpa, but grandson insists :)
    mr.piggleshkcrazy88
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,905
    Found an empty #21034 Doctor Who box in a recycle bin. Can't beat the price. Put it on BL for a couple bucks. It's sturdy for a LEGO box and I may end up using it myself.
  • Aerros1Aerros1 California, USA Member Posts: 22
    This has been my best week ever. Scooped up sealed 

    75092 naboo starfighter $30.00
    75094 Shuttle Tydirium $50.00
    60080 Spaceport $59.00

    And a crushed box but complete from walmart
    75055 Imp Star Destroyer  $64.00
  • ajm390ajm390 Nelsons own CountyMember Posts: 38
    Found some vintage 1950's bricks in an antiques emporium. It came complete with catalogues from the 60s and 80s.
    catwranglereanairsonsofscevatallblocktoo
  • ArmyofdarknessawArmyofdarknessaw PAMember Posts: 22
    Well today was a great day. Since getting into this hobby this is the best day I've had. I found the UCS Slave 1 at Toys R Us today and out that on layaway. Also purchsed these deals.

    31039 for $35
    70414 for $100 (happy to have found one)
    76028 for $35
    75104 for $60
    21017 for $130
    70734 for $30
    41056 for $24
    70795 for $10
    76032 for $40
    70221 for $9
    70223 for $30
    3920 for $15
    10617 for $9
    10590 for $9

    One hell of a day. I know you guys into the hobby do better, but I'm pleased. I'm thinkinh about going back and getting the remaining 70413 for $65 after gift card and coupon. 
    pharmjodkiki180703tallblocktoo
  • desantisdesantis USAMember Posts: 11
    My kids are excited:

    Found the #60080 Spaceport at the $59 Walmart clearance price.  They actually had four in stock in the clearance aisle, so hopefully three future buyers will get lucky too.

    But even better: Buried behind those four boxes was one box of #21118 The Mine, at a clearance price of $45!

    This was probably my best Walmart score since finding Cargo Terminal #60022 a year ago for the unbelievable 75% additional off clearance price of $80, so I paid only $20 at the same Walmart.
    catwranglerkiki180703tallblocktoo
  • eanaireanair IrelandMember Posts: 146
    I'm going to brag on behalf of the person who nabbed multiple Friends sets (including Heartlake Shopping Mall, Vet Clinic and Summer Caravan) for €50 on DoneDeal.ie.

    Due to feeling guilty for already breaking the Lego budget this month (1 week in) this person was not me.

    Because I was so sad at missing out I decided to treat myself to 2 polybags - #30210 LOTR Frodo Cooking Corner and #30091 Pharaohs Quest Desert Rover for €5 each....so yeah that whole budget thing....not really working out is it
    MattsWhatkiki180703
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,419
    Picked up a sack of Duplo for my boy which had a few bits of random Lego in it. The best bit being a London 2012 CMF, she has no hair though.

    Also picked up some fresh looking Fabuland stuff too, a couple of sets and some figures and props.

    Duplo sack = £5
    Fabuland stuff = £2.75p

    Charity shopping is fun.
  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 632
    Got changing seasons last week for $25 past on the space shuttle since I had no room for it
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,865
    i just placed an order for 6 Lego Dimensions Fun Pack's on Tesco Direct.
    Some are priced at £5 right now. and are on a buy 3 get the cheapest one free offer.
    after logging in to Tesco, it said one was Out of stock.
    so i added Benny at £11
    then i found out that as we pay for the delivery server saver plan. (or what ever Tesco's call it.) i get free delivery and can even pick the day :) so i picked Friday.
    Next i find that there are some Clubcard vouchers waiting to be used.
    in all i payed £12.50 for 6 Fun pack's who RRP should see me spending £89.94
    a saving of £77.44
    ME!.. IS!.. HAPPY!...

    AllBrickbrumeypharmjodkiki180703Salamalexjadedanchkcrazy88
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,419
    ^^ You should be arrested.

    Picked up a #70737 for £12
    ricecakekiki180703
  • legodad1legodad1 New ZealandMember Posts: 48
    Got the Brick Bounty for 40% off and Ambulance Plane and Van + Caravan for 25% off each! Happy!
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,091
    Found four #76032 Quinjet city chase at Walmart for 50% off. Left behind some City Space ports (#60080) at $59.00 which is right price for a 580 piece set. Lego really overprice that one.
  • MynattMynatt OH/NYMember Posts: 573
    edited February 2016
    While this was no sale or great deal, I would consider this a great find. I ended up picking the pen as I found it exceptionally cool.

    This small stand was at the check out of my local Barnes and Nobel.
    Jackad7hkcrazy88
  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 632
    death star and tumbler at retail price on amazon prime now. no plans to pick them up
  • Niles87Niles87 Member Posts: 26
    Earlier today I got 2 Minifigure Display cases (16 slots) for 50% off at a Krogers. Since they didn't scan correctly at the check out, I got an additional $5 off of 1 case. $20 total compared to $50.
  • Schubert19Schubert19 CanadaMember Posts: 41
    Picked up #70737 for $30 Canadian and #70738 for $70 Canadian today at Walmart...savings of $125
  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 328

    not much of a brag but today I got a #41092 for £1.50 & 6 x series 14 CMF's that were on 3 for 2 and they scanned in at £2.00 each, (there was 2 witches and the other 4 were all different).

    These were on a small clearance shelf in Boots the chemist

    bandit778
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,905

    not much of a brag but today I got a #41092 for £1.50 & 6 x series 14 CMF's that were on 3 for 2 and they scanned in at £2.00 each, (there was 2 witches and the other 4 were all different).

    These were on a small clearance shelf in Boots the chemist

    I was glad to get 41092 for $6.50, about 4 and a half pounds. Yeah, it's not much compared to the high rollers on the forum.

    cheap CMF's are always good, since my main problem with them is the high MSRP. Two pounds is about $3, and then you get a further discount. Nice.

    PS
    #70753 at Walgreens for $5.39 (their list price is $8.99, MSRP is $7.99)
  • LegoPegasister2015LegoPegasister2015 Westchester, NYMember Posts: 132
    edited February 2016
    I was at a Walgreens in South Beach, Miami buying some snacks... and I found this gem right here.



    Picked up this set 2 weeks before it came out! :D I can't wait to go build it! If anyone else wants to try there was one more... finders keepers I guess.
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,113
    ^Very jealous indeed! I am itching to get my hands on the new wave...
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,852
    Last week at a TRU I found one Forestman Bricktober magnet for a penny, 10 Cute Kitten polybags for 3 cents each, and 8 Emma's Flower Stand polys for 98 cents each.
    Bumblepantskiki180703chuckpSumoLegoBlueTacoJackad7hkcrazy88
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,481
    ^ does this sort of pricing happen at TRU on purpose, or is somebody screwing up? The local TRU would add a few miles to my weekly LEGO hunting expedition, but deals like that would make it worthwhile even if they only hit occasionally. 
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,852
    edited February 2016
    The magnet was a penny because it was a "gift with purchase". I have bought them for a penny before. The others I think were found during inventory and the price had been adjusted for clearance. Yesterday we found three more Flower Stands at a different TRU for the same price of 98 cents each. This was the first time I have ever seen mainstream polys at TRU get that low in price.
  • ethanjwallethanjwall United StatesMember Posts: 118
    My friend was cleaning out his legos and selling them all, sadly, because he isn't much into them anymore. Anyways, he gave me a Greedo minifigure from 4501-1: Mos Eisley Cantina :D :D I looked it up and he's worth over 50 dollars in good condition. Mine is near mint :D
    hkcrazy88
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,271
    edited February 2016
    My friend was cleaning out his legos and selling them all, sadly, because he isn't much into them anymore. Anyways, he gave me a Greedo minifigure from 4501-1: Mos Eisley Cantina :D :D I looked it up and he's worth over 50 dollars in good condition. Mine is near mint :D
    Not to be a killjoy, but he's really only worth ~$25 on a good day.  

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_sop=10&_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=lego greedo 4501&LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&rt=nc&_trksid=p2045573.m1684

    Still a great deal though considering he gave it to you for free!
    SprinkleOtterBACbrixSumoLegokiki180703hkcrazy88
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,166
    ^ does this sort of pricing happen at TRU on purpose, or is somebody screwing up? The local TRU would add a few miles to my weekly LEGO hunting expedition, but deals like that would make it worthwhile even if they only hit occasionally. 
    Stores that are run with any efficiency are supposed to pull those items off the shelves once they are reduced to the $0.01 and $0.03 clearance amount.  This is true for non-Lego product as well.

    I've occassionally found them in my area, but it's few and far between.  (I'm waiting on my local TRU that has 1000 Dareth polybags on 'clearance' for $3.98 to finally mark them down further.)
  • krklintkrklint Member Posts: 500
    Was at Goodwill in Rochester, MN (Thursdays is 1/2 price used toy day). Found some grab bags with Lego in them. Spent $10 and scored a mint 2002 Yoda Minifig and a few Harry Potter minifigs from 2002 :)  Happy Dance :)
    hkcrazy88
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    #70312 lance mecha horse for 7€

    damaged packaging, only 1 snot piece missing
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    edited February 2016
    Just about to sort out 205 polys which i paid £160 for.

     
    chrisalddinkiki180703BrickDancerhkcrazy88
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,865
    Just about to sort out 205 polys which i paid £160 for.

     
    WOW. dam man ware did you find that lot.
    and i am dieing to know what you got in that haul.
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    edited February 2016
    A friend works for a company deals in stationary supplies and a load of Lego polys mistakenly turned(2 tonne) so they shared them out with the employees. This was back last July. 

    To give an idea of contents i purchased this lot for £20 for 48 polys from the same person so i presume they are roughly same polys.




  • ethanjwallethanjwall United StatesMember Posts: 118
    @SuperTramp: That was a great deal! You lucky guy, you got those POTC and Pharaoh's Quest polys :oP
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,054
    Charity shop trawling today. Passed on one of the small box Heroicas for £9.99
    Did pick up some baseplates- 305, 306 & a 50-stud grey for £5
    catwranglerkiki180703hkcrazy88
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 993
    Managed to score another used 10233 with a massive box of assorted tracks and points which coincided with a nice trade. Traded a sealed 10937 (which from memory I got for 40% off RRP a while back for a used complete 3677 Red Cargo Train and a sealed 60051.  When all was said and done, I calculated all the track from the 2 sets and the big box I bought at bricklink average prices and ended up paying a grand total of less than $7.00 for all three trains (two with all PF) and trackside accessories. Pretty chuffed about that!
    chrisalddinpharmjodkiki180703
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,271
    I was able to purchase the following for $186 shipped:

    All un-built with the top of the package "snipped":

    X3 Bumblebee Girl
    X5 Panda Suit Guy
    X13 Roman Guard
    X2 Gingerbread man
    X5 Welder
    X2 Painter
    X3 Sea Captain
    X9 Colonial Soldier
    X7 Medusa
    X2 Tiger Suit Woman
    X2 Plant Suit Monster/Guy
    X2 Skeleton Suit Guy

    pharmjodchuckpkiki180703hkcrazy88
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