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dragologerdragologer U.S.AMember Posts: 133
what is the best way to support buying lego. i mean it what are some good jobs or other ways?
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  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,000
    edited July 2016
    Are you asking how do people get money to buy lego?  

    BTW, is this a trick question, or am I missing something? 
  • dragologerdragologer U.S.AMember Posts: 133
    basically. good ways to finance specifically for lego.
  • ryjayryjay Member Posts: 1,000
    Ok, I'm not the right person to answer then because the cost of Lego is so incidentally to me I don't need to think about.  Now that doesn't mean I spend freely on Lego, because I actually like money much more then I like many of the sets.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,042
    I would sell my extra Captain Phasma capes.
    brumeyTheBigLegoski
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,042
    ^ He just dispenses and inadvertently huffs his product.  
    SprinkleOtterkiki180703Pitfall69Bricklover18natro220pharmjodbobabricks
  • monstblitzmonstblitz Alexandria, VAMember Posts: 591
    I've actually done Uber to get some extra Lego coin and other discretionary spending money.  But it's a lousy company and they have slashed rates.  Might start back up again now that they have the new functionality to enter your destination and pick up riders along the way.  If I can monetize my commute home from work, the Lego will roll in!!
    bobabrickskiki180703catwrangler
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,929
    i mean it what are some good jobs or other ways?
    I'd focus on getting a job to support your life first.
    SamJkiki180703OldfanmadforLEGOGoldchainspharmjodsnowhitie
  • SamJSamJ West Yorkshire, UK Member Posts: 118
    I do every hour of overtime available. The downside to that is I seem to spend the majority of my life at work, and not much time for building.. 
    Strippers make good money, or so I've been told! 
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,625
    I have sold my body on the streets to fund my Lego and so far have enough to buy the maze.Unfortunately it is only the  @Adzbadboy version

    LEGO Brand Store - Maze 21305
    Don't forget each copy includes a '4565323 - Plate 2X2 W 1 Knob' which gives a full 360° movement; much more than the real one! :P
    catwrangler
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,567
    Try marrying into a wealthy family which has an interest in toy collecting, lots of space and a laissez-faire attitude to in-laws spending all the time. That should work...
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    Adzbadboy said:
    Don't forget each copy includes a '4565323 - Plate 2X2 W 1 Knob' which gives a full 360° movement; much more than the real one! :P

    Well that's ruined it for me - its not meant to rotate at all. I need to find a different MOC to bricklink now.
    LostInTranslationbendybadgerAdzbadboykiki180703SalamalexGoldchainssnowhitiecatwrangler
  • EdmicEdmic ZürichMember Posts: 102
    Get a job.
    Bumblepantsbobabricks
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,625
    Sell unwanted products.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    Go to work at the nearest Lego store part time. You'll get extra spending money, employee discount and you get to talk Lego all day long.
    SumoLegokiki180703Pitfall69tallblocktoosnowhitie
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    edited July 2016
    there's short- , mid- and long-term investing... buying lots and do some sorting has worked for me to get a headstart. also buying multiples of the sets you like. its a lot about houses, trains, promos, rarities ... but i got some great money out of old bionicle too. 
    also get to know all the trivia and stuff. colors, printings, fi there is a bionicle set with dark blue colored columns which happen to be also part of CC...

    just get a job where you can bricklink secondarily and brickset.com isnt blocked by a firewall.



    and this  -->
    SumoLego said:
    ^ And feed AFOLs and civilians complete nonsense about sets retiring, stock levels, exclusives, and release dates.

  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,042
    Send me part of the Powerball winnings, and I'll do the same in Victor, NY.

    "The employee at the Lego Store in Victor wearing a Galidor baseball cap said..."
    catwrangler
  • dragologerdragologer U.S.AMember Posts: 133
    SumoLego said:
    I would sell my extra Captain Phasma capes.
    oh my gosh!!!! yes your right :)
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    What about his right?
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,567
    edited July 2016
    ^^ or he's left!
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,042
    ^^^ 'the' right?
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,180
    edited July 2016
    Forget about Lego for a moment, have you discovered girls, yet?
    brumeycheshirecatAllBrickbobabrickstallblocktoosnowhitie
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 535
    1. collect underpants
    2. ?
    3. Profit!
    So....what's phase 2?
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 932
    Phase 2 = sell said underpants on eBay.
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,567
    ^ eBay - helping make millionaires every day!
    Pitfall69kiki180703
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,380
    Don't laugh, selling used underwear is big business. There's even a Craigslist area to buy and sell used underwear. There are some women who make good money selling their used panties on the internet.
    SumoLegokiki180703
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    Pitfall69 said:
    Don't laugh, selling used underwear is big business. There's even a Craigslist area to buy and sell used underwear. There are some women who make good money selling their used panties on the internet.
    I am trying to decide if this is real or a joke without looking it up...
    Pitfall69pharmjod
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,042
    ^ And now we're done.  



    Red Hat Underpants Gnome, standing by.
    SprinkleOtterTheBigLegoskikiki180703davetheoxygenmanbobabricksdatsunrobbiericecakeOldfan
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    It's like orange is the new black (they start an illegal used underwear business), but the sellers aren't already in prison.
    BrickDancer
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,380
    Pitfall69 said:
    Don't laugh, selling used underwear is big business. There's even a Craigslist area to buy and sell used underwear. There are some women who make good money selling their used panties on the internet.
    I am trying to decide if this is real or a joke without looking it up...
    I know you "caved" and looked it up ;) It's no joke.
    SprinkleOtterSumoLegomadforLEGO
  • dragologerdragologer U.S.AMember Posts: 133
    ok as this is all completely off topic and it is completely inappropriate to joke about strippers and drugs on a board discussing a children's toy. forget i said anything.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,380
    ok as this is all completely off topic and it is completely inappropriate to joke about strippers and drugs on a board discussing a children's toy. forget i said anything.
    Strippers and drugs? Where was that mentioned? 
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    edited July 2016
    drug selling gets you into jail!  dont do it!

    i have to giggle everytime i open up ebay and see chevy chase in his angler gear




    AllBrickbobabrickskiki180703
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    Pitfall69 said:
    ok as this is all completely off topic and it is completely inappropriate to joke about strippers and drugs on a board discussing a children's toy. forget i said anything.
    Strippers and drugs? Where was that mentioned? 
    Probably something to do with phase 2 of @datsunrobbie 's plan.
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,405
    Pitfall69 said:
    Don't laugh, selling used underwear is big business. There's even a Craigslist area to buy and sell used underwear. There are some women who make good money selling their used panties on the internet.
    Or, ditch the net and get yourself one of these...

    Used as well!

    I fund ny LEGO habit through buying and selling anything and everything. Wheels, furniture, extra LEGO etc etc.

    Look for lots in charity shops, I bought 2 large boxes for £15 and it had #9461 #9462 #9463 and #9467 in amongst it all.
    pharmjodPitfall69bobabricks
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    i once saw a documentary about the used underwear business on arte.

    its basically old men wearing it for an hour or something, then there get some chemicals added --> ship --> profit !
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    pharmjod said:
    I believe I was invoked in the drug selling part =) Selling drugs is a very high dollar, low margin game with tons of regulations and .... oh wait, you were talking about those drugs. Yes, lots of money there. 

    Pharmacists: The world's only respected drug dealers
    Until you tell the customer how much their medication is going to cost... ;)
    pharmjod
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,885
    That's easy. Then we just commiserate about how greedy drug companies are and how useless (and greedy) insurance companies are =)
    SprinkleOtterbandit778kiki180703Bricklover18
  • aldreddaldredd United KingdomMember Posts: 203
    edited July 2016
    In my earlier days, I would buy used / incomplete sets - often in bulk - then clean it all up, replace missing parts, instructions, stickers etc, then sell them on again.

    Use this money to next the next batch and repeat.

    Every so often I could siphon some money off to spend on a 'new' set I wanted.

    This worked well for a year or so - I was slowly increasing the value of my initial stake, but was still getting to build in the meantime (I focused on buying used sets I was actually interested in and wanted to build rather than buying for the sole purpose of selling).

    I no longer have time to do that, but I'm in a better position now so it's not as necessary to do so - especially as I can always offload a couple of sets I'm yet to build to fund something else.

    Something to consider - but if you're a student, you're probably better off putting the extra effort into studying ;)
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 523
    Just throwing this out there, you know, maybe it's irrelevant here, but just to be sure: that whole rule of the site that states, "you must be at least 16 years old to join the forum" is still in effect, right?

    I mean, are we just keeping this kid around for laughs, or is something else going on?

    Addendum: drugs are bad, mmmkay? Almost as bad as dropping a deuce in the urinal.
  • dragologerdragologer U.S.AMember Posts: 133
    aldredd said:
    In my earlier days, I would buy used / incomplete sets - often in bulk - then clean it all up, replace missing parts, instructions, stickers etc, then sell them on again.

    Use this money to next the next batch and repeat.

    Every so often I could siphon some money off to spend on a 'new' set I wanted.

    This worked well for a year or so - I was slowly increasing the value of my initial stake, but was still getting to build in the meantime (I focused on buying used sets I was actually interested in and wanted to build rather than buying for the sole purpose of selling).

    I no longer have time to do that, but I'm in a better position now so it's not as necessary to do so - especially as I can always offload a couple of sets I'm yet to build to fund something else.

    Something to consider - but if you're a student, you're probably better off putting the extra effort into studying ;)
    thank you for actually being helpful!l :)
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