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But I got em anyway....
I had a bid going on an Ebay lot. Roughly 15lbs that was predominately Harry Potter stuff. There was minimum interest, even in the last moments. I put my top bid out. As the clock hit 0 it looked like I had got it. Then got the notice someone out bid me. Figures...
Then just had another buy fall through on two other Harry Potter sets (I've never collected HP stuff, but it seemed to all be the right price). The Knight Bus and Hogwarts Express 3rd edition for $40 total........... Ten minutes before the meet up time to exchange goods, I get a note from the seller saying he did some research and would still sell to me for $300. I did my best to be gracious in my response, but I'm sure my annoyance was evident. Obviously I was getting them for a total steal, so I'm not faulting him. I just need something to go my way!
I've lost out on a lot of sales for various reasons. Trying to sink someone else's chances has never been a priority of mine though.
Meantime...I have been wanting to share some of my scores, and some of my horror shows from eBay.
So the Comic-Con sets really lifted my spirits. I don't own a lot of HIGTAYD* LEGO Sets. And I'm not all about that really, but it is nice to have something where I can look at the database and know I am one of the really small number in the "Own It" section. Plus they are damn nice pieces. I just wish they would not take a League member like J'Onn and make him so hard to get. This isn't a minifigure, where he shows up in a set down the road. It's a bit unfair, as were some of last years Brickheadz from Comic-Con.
Anyway, let's get to a horror show...trying to complete Ultra Agents. Deals abound on Hurricane Heist. Thought I got a GREAT one on eBay last week. Oh man...I thought I had seen it all? I hadn't.
@tallblocktoo Thanks appreciate that. I generally try not to dwell on it when I post here (that's what Instagram and Facebook are for) but it's difficult for this not to carry over into every aspect of life. Especially explaining long absences. :)
I aged, I mellowed and began to realise your Dharma ALWAYS dictates your Karma.
Moral of the story? Don't be THAT guy!
No worries, TLG. I ran out of shelving a long time ago, mwahahaha!
(Apologies as someone surely made this joke already. Don't care as I'm chuffed to bits the box was delivered today)
@sid3windr @stlux How shall we ship yours?
#70356 The Stone Colossus of Ultimate Destruction £59.99 priced matched to £41.98
#70353 The Heligoyle £29.99 priced matched to £20.98
#70358 Aaron's Stone Destroyer £19.99
#41238 Lena Luthor Kryptomite Factory £54.99 priced matched to £27.48
#75182 Republic Fighter Tank £19.99
#75168 Yoda's Jedi Starfighter £19.99 but got for free on the 3 for 2
#75173 Luke's Landspeeder £19.99 but got for free on the 3 for 2
i am happy with that.
also my argos has a lot less lego in stock now
oh and 2x Kiss Kiss Batman Polybag's for free :)
eBay today granted me a return...as soon as the money is back in my PayPal, the negative feedback I intend to leave for the Seller, however, will be quite specific. ;)
I puncture the airbags with a letter opener and recycle them. Stores in my state have to take plastic bags for recycling - intended for disposable shopping bags, but also works for others.
@blogzilly I do believe in specific feedback comments, good or bad.
Since my last post I've been doing much better in the (not) buying. Only #41235 and another #10704, but the large creative box was for decor purposes and not building purposes so my boyfriend said it didn't have to count toward my Lego spend :)
@pharmjod @khmellymel I nearly always ship in bubblemailers so I have little need to save airbags (or empty boxes, packing peanuts, etc) and I'm low on space as is.
@sirbrickalotoflego 15 pounds is about $20 and average price for #7692 on BL is about $34.
What's everyone's opinions of the theme?
Opened it to discover that the instruction booklet is torn on the back cover, and bent awkwardly. Sent in a request to LEGO customer service for a new copy but for some reason the request got rejected automatically by their system. Sent them an email to follow up so hope they can solve the problem.
Was slightly annoyed that #30612 Batgirl was exclusive with the dvd AND exclusive with certain retailers only. With none of those retailers anywhere close to me.
Fortunately a colleague has now picked it up for me in Germany.
Not interested in the discs, but there's enough languages on this German edition that my nieces/nephews do understand. (I buy 4K/Blu-ray only if I want a physical copy)
There seem to be 2 Kaufland stores in Oberhausen. However depending how you drive to Oberhausen, some other Kaufland stores might be closer? Looking at the map there seem to be several next to highway exits.
I was able to pick up #40155 Piggy Coin Bank, including the ironic Sausage eyebrows, for $2! I guess it's not the best deal ever had out there, but I was pretty thrilled with it and I know my son will be too.
...now if only it had the money left inside of it from the previous owner too...
They usually just send a new blind bag or four...
Unfortunately I have also recently discovered Exo Force...
Apologies for the totally un-filtered picture. I...have no excuses. ;)
Ive also seriously gutted my Want List. Makes...a lot more sense to me now. More balance. And more reasonable.