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  • mustang69mustang69 North CarolinaMember Posts: 539
    I would think, as a seller you should just be honest with any and all potential buyers. If someone is the first to contact and all they say is they'll come and take a look and if they like what they see they will buy. Then another person comes along and says I'll take it for asking price sight unseen, you should contact the first person and let them know someone is coming to get it. Then leave it up to the first person if they want to offer more.  However, if the first person says they will take it for full price sight unseen then any further inquiries should be met with "sorry, it's sold". I think it would be kind of messed up to commit to a purchase to one person to just turn around and sell to someone else who offered more, unless you at least gave the first person the chance to counter.

    I myself had a couple similar situations to my first scenario come up recently. The first is a truck I purchased. We found it on the local craigslist and the seller said they had someone coming to look at it later the next day. We told him we would take it for asking price (it was an old truck but a good price) as long as nothing major was wrong with it. He agreed and took down the ad and I'm pretty sure contacted the other person to let them know it sold. The other was a #10197 on craigslist. Again the seller said they had someone coming the next day to take a look at it. I offered the asking price and I would come pick it up that night, which they agreed to.

    I felt a little bad for the people who were initially interested but the way I see it is, if they really wanted it they would have made the effort to go right away.
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,618
    ^ I wouldn't feel bad about those deals. I don't know anyone in their right mind that would turn down those offers from you. It's better to get your money now than wait on someone who may or may not show up and Craigs List is horrible for that type of behavior. 
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,428
    I learned my lesson once upon a time. I told someone I was interested and would come check it out. In my mind I was going to buy it. On my way there I got a message saying it was sold to someone else. 

    I now say that I'd like to buy it, for how much I'd like to buy it, and exactly when I can come get it. I figure if they change their mind in my favor, then lucky me. If they stick with the person who messaged them first, then so be it too. 

    I've been burned on selling items in similar ways before. Someone expressed interest and said they could come in 3 day. Meanwhile, I pass up 4 other buyers because my good nature wants to be nice to the first person. Then the first person no-shows, and the other 4 have moved on. Such is life. 

    Regardless, I'm still silently weeping in my soul for missing it by minutes. 
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,618
    ^ Don't worry, the next really good deal will come along and you'll forget all about this one. 
  • Glacierfalls265Glacierfalls265 USAMember Posts: 257

    Today was a good day. I designed an extra train car, built the interior of the second floor of my station, and my Orient Express Thriller project reached 1K votes on LEGO Ideas! It was a long hard slog and it's not over yet, but it's a start! So I am happy for the moment :)
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,075
    Wavering a bit with my "No clone brands ever!" mantra after seeing the Mega Construx Destiny SDCC exclusive... Help!
  • IceCreamCloneIceCreamClone Chicago-ishMember Posts: 79
    @Bumblepants I see no problem with buying a completely legal, officially licensed set from a brand that isn't LEGO, especially if it's based on something you enjoy.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,384
    ^^ Shaaaaaaaaaaame!

    But not really.  I bought a K'Nex set once.
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,460
    Benny <3
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,147
    ^^ That is awesome @Recce.
  • OnebricktoomanyOnebricktoomany United StatesMember Posts: 308
    ^ Ha Ha!  Done this, and or make a purchase in store only to find out 3 months later you had one stored away, ugh!
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 3,092
    edited June 2017
    ^^ mine is when I buy something at the Lego Store, and then I see it at Sainsbury's or wherever a few days later at a discount. So I buy it and then worry about the return until I go to back to the Lego Store. Even though it's in mint condition and everything...
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 923
    Lego_Star said:
    ^^ That is awesome @Recce.
    Thanks! Backdrop was inspired by others, I just added a splash of colours to it :) 

  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 923
    JooTog said:
    That feeling when you read a post on the forum about a sale, you rush to Amazon to buy it and it says that you already bought it a couple of months ago.
    Just buy again to lower the total cost per item!

  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,757
    samiam391 said:

    Thanks to this little guy I've got a lunch date with @SumoLego in August. Steep cost, but he told me that he'd pay for the meal.
    "Yes, I'll have the caviar, please. With a gold-leif ice cream sundae.  And a couple bottles of bordeaux, while I'm at it."

  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,384
    @samiam391 is getting a bowl of soup at Wegmans.  Yes - soup counts as a meal!
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,594
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 3,092
    @LostInTranslation - that's an awesome bag. My youngest daughter would love that! My eldest, not so much - but she's at the extreme peer pressure part of growing up...
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,594
    edited June 2017
    There's a lunch bag too, and also both bags in more of a primary colour print.  I do hope it becomes available in the UK. I'm much more a backpack and boots kind of girl than handbags and heels and I would love to have an official Lego bag to take to work every day. Been tempted a couple of times by generic brick ones. 
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,460
    Now I'm curious.. are there Lego handbags and heels? :D
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,594


  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,460
    :D My daughter loves that one, it's in a few of her Friends sets.
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,355
    Ooh I like the look of the backpack @LostInTranslation. I think I will have to say what you said - I WANT! 
  • CommanderJigglypuffCommanderJigglypuff NetherlandsMember Posts: 63
    'To buy or not to buy the Ninjago Movie sets' 

    Really like the Dragon Mech and Bounty. Not so sold on the D2C, but probably would get that as well if I bought the others. And then probably some of the CMF and I guess the Ninjago City Chase set as it looks cool, but that would be €550+.

    Difficult difficult...
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,059
    ^You scrub up well ;-)
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,995
    Very glamorous @snowhitie
  • vizzitorvizzitor IrelandMember Posts: 367
    edited June 2017
    snowhitie said:
    Now I just need to get this dress in real life - any seamstresses around (or whatever the gender neutral word is.
    Apparently seamster is a word and is gender neutral. It does make me think of a big burly teamster in a flannel shirt, jeans and baseball cap, with callouses only on his finger tips from needlework, hunched over sewing tiny bows and flower patterns onto dresses at truck stops.

    I hope this person I'm imagining really exists and looks like the main character's father in Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs...or even better, Ron Swanson.
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,355
    Just checked out your new picture @LostInTranslation. It's beautiful. I love it. 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,384
    I'd be figuring out a way to have him escorted to my car...
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,384
    Lego is pretty protective of those brick-built figures.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,384
    Ruh-ro, Shaggy!

    And in a completely unrelated thought, I offer a service of 'holding' your collection in 'escrow' until you can finish building a secret Lego shed.
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,438
    @SumoLego I'd guess it's too late to offer that service, as with @Bumblepants on the run (well, I hope he is safe and on the run), what he needs is a safe house.

    If it is his collection you're eying, I'm sure Mrs Bumblepants is willing to entertain offers...

  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,698
    Only a month to go for BrickLive, London I'm busy preparing MOCs to display at the event. Expect several MOCs to posted between now and the event, some will be unveiled at the event.

    I'll be attending and exhibiting at least two LEGO events this year, maybe a third with Skaerbaek Fan Weekend:

    BrickLive, London (27-30th July, 2017)

    Skaerbaek Fan Weekend (23-24th September, 2017

    LCC's Rock That Block Fan Weekend (4-5th November, 2017)

    I'll keep you guys updated with all of those details in the upcoming days and weeks. Mainly on my Instagram:

    Looking forward to meeting everyone!

  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,995
    Finally cooled off a bit in the South of England over the weekend (I love sunny weather, but 35ºC is a bit too warm and humid when the week before and after its early 20ºC and looking like a week of rain coming now!)

    Decided to get on with building the 40th anniversary Technic chassis, I hadn't paid much attention to the three sets that were needed to build it until I opened the BMW Bike #42063 and saw how big the wheels were!

    Some quiet time Friday and Saturday and with our 12th wedding anniversary on Sunday and nothing but lazy lunch planned I spent a fun few days sifting through everything until I'd finished. I love it, sure its a little compact, but the gearbox is sweet and my daughter had fun bombing round the lounge with it.

    I've now turned my attention to gathering the 52% of the missing parts from the bike, with some scavenging from the other two sets and my small Technic stash I got it down to just 160 parts, Bricklinked for £20 and a bit of postage, so well happy.
  • MrGudzMrGudz U.KMember Posts: 202
    The realisation that while building my UCS Snowspeeder my hands are struggling with small pieces of Lego.
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,438
    @SumoLego That's you making a start cleaning out you're garage, or you cleaning out a local Target/TRU/...? ;)
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