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Wanted box 10179

BeNovBeNov New YorkMember Posts: 1
Can anyone tell me where I might look to purchase the box only for set 10179???

Tried eBay, amazon, and simple imternet searches...

Any help is appreciated! thanks

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  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,842
    Damn, the box has a value of over the original RRP of the whole set now!
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,923
    I sold a water damaged one last year for about $100.
    Pitfall69kiki180703
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,059
    edited October 2016
    This is nuts. Now if it was signed by every designer and cast member that travelled on board the MF I might think it was worth it. That or if it was totally filled with bricks.

    - edit: only Lego bricks obviously!
    josekalelClutchPowerkiki180703DoctorMcGannbobabricks
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,453
    Not so ridiculous; there are many "collectible" items that the packaging/box is worth more than the original RRP. In fact, there are many Lego items where the box is worth more than what was/is inside. Many people throw out the box, so it isn't inconceivable to have the box be more valuable than the item itself.
    DadSprinkleOtternhyonekiki180703madforLEGObobabricks
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,413
    Agreed, it is not surprising especially when having the box shows you have cared more for the set if/when you sell it, no wonder they are valuable.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,274
    CCC said:
    Agreed, it is not surprising especially when having the box shows you have cared more for the set if/when you sell it, no wonder they are valuable.
    So what does having the box and not the set tell you about how you cared for it? =)
    Legoboy
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,453
    There are many people that do not care about the box or don't care to sell the set in the future, so why keep the box? Those people will probably sell their box to someone like @BeNov
    madforLEGO
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,110
    CCC said:
    Agreed, it is not surprising especially when having the box shows you have cared more for the set if/when you sell it, no wonder they are valuable.
    I don't think that having the box necessarily means you cared more for the set itself than someone who didn't keep the box.  it might mean something.  it might not.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,413
    So why is there a premium for having the box? It gives the impression that the owner cares more than another that doesn't. It also means the set is more complete.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^It increases your pool of potential buyers, being the first effect.
    dougts
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,825
    In my view, those that have their box are more likely to suffer an OCD of some description (like me) than someone who tossed their's out and that being the case, I would hope they would have looked after at least their manual if not just their bricks.

    Like @graphite said, those that simply have a box but no bricks is a strange one.  Only a maniac would have a 1st Edition box available for sale if he were to receive a decent offer by PM.  ;)

    Aim high.



    FurrysaurusRenegade007cjhMrJ_NY
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,453
    ^I do not know about maniac...Maybe deranged??? You know that box is coming to me anyway, so why bother taking bids ;)

    Totally unrelated, I wonder how a bidding war would work here on Brickset? I would imagine you would set the time where the "auction" would end and then the last person who bid before the deadline would win. I would LOVE to see that live here. 

    Cue Big Bang Theory:

    Refresh! Refresh! Refresh! Refresh!
    SprinkleOtterRenegade007cjh
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,110
    CCC said:
    So why is there a premium for having the box? It gives the impression that the owner cares more than another that doesn't. It also means the set is more complete.
    That's an entirely different question than the comment I first responded to.

    of course having a box is going to make the resale value greater than not having it. But that doesn't automatically mean the set itself was taken better care of than another set whose owner threw away the box, which was your original supposition. It may have been better cared for, it may not have. There isn't a direct correlation beteeem having a box and used set condition 
    SumoLegoYodalicious
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 878
    Pitfall69 said:
    Totally unrelated, I wonder how a bidding war would work here on Brickset? I would imagine you would set the time where the "auction" would end and then the last person who bid before the deadline would win. I would LOVE to see that live here. 

    Cue Big Bang Theory:

    Refresh! Refresh! Refresh! Refresh!
    Probably something like this.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,453
    Nice. I wasn't a part of that.
    SumoLegokiki180703
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 878

    SumoLegographiteAllBrickkiki180703bobabricksYodalicious
  • Muftak1Muftak1 Somewhere cold, probably raining (aka Ireland)Member Posts: 536
    And to think I used to keep ALL my boxes until my wife decided they were taking up too much space in the attice and dumped them all.

    The car was completely full. Hundreds of the buggers.

    Bugger! 

    :)
    Renegade007cjh
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,825
    Pitfall69 said:
    ^I do not know about maniac...Maybe deranged??? You know that box is coming to me anyway, so why bother taking bids ;)



    Bid away. Chris declined my offer to collect so it is available @BeNov if you want it.
    SprinkleOtterkiki180703
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,573
    The Box is valuable because, @Pitfall69 said, many throw them out. Supply and demand.
    Now, there are also those that may have bricklink-ed the set, or got it another way (like eBay) who are 'completionists' and like having the box. Conversely there are those that realized there is value in the box, even though they do not need it(or perhaps do not have the space for it any longer) and decide to sell it.
    Same goes with instruction books, there are a few instruction books out there that go for more than their sets as well.
    Pitfall69kiki180703
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 878
    According to @Istokg the set #321 Clowns from 1965, out of the box, is worth maybe $10 since it's mainly common parts. However, the box in good condition can go for $1000.
    http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/comment/372995#Comment_372995

    Pitfall69kiki180703bobabricks
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    ^Somebody needs to grab that image and put it in the data base. @Huw
    SprinkleOtterkiki180703
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 7,029
    Grabbed...
    SprinkleOtterkiki180703
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,411
    @BeNov in all seriousness I have a box that I would happily sell, but since I am in London I'm not sure how that would work, maybe a box within a box, meta shipping if you will. Happy to have a PM about it if you are interested.
  • Renegade007cjhRenegade007cjh Essex, UKMember Posts: 694
    Muftak1 said:
    And to think I used to keep ALL my boxes until my wife decided they were taking up too much space in the attice and dumped them all.

    The car was completely full. Hundreds of the buggers.

    Bugger! 

    :)
    Small / medium boxes get collapsed and stored carefully, whilst larger and / or more valuable sets remain intact!  Takes up a lot less space that way.

    (I'm *really* OCD and even keep the boxes from sets that I've parted out / sold / traded some of the contents for.  I don't know why...)
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever The Forest Moon of EndorMember Posts: 489
    If you really want the box it might just be cheaper to build a time machine, go back to 2007 and buy it sealed then sell the set and time machine to make a profit. ;)
    SumoLegoTheMaker37kiki180703bobabrickscatwranglergmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,096
    ^ I would also prevent Harrison Ford from appearing on the Conan O'Brien Show to promote 'The Force Awakens'.  

    GREAT SCOTT!
    TheMaker37madforLEGORenegade007cjhkiki180703starwars4evercatwranglersnowhitiegmonkey76
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever The Forest Moon of EndorMember Posts: 489
    ^ At least Harrison Ford signed one of the pieces!
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    edited October 2016
    The price of the box is to prevent someone from dropping the Lepin version inside
    stlux
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