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But by getting the Want List down? I'm less compelled to shop for older stuff every time I have extra cash, which is often.
I'm real close to finishing up Ultra Agents. Need to get a new Hurricane Heist that isn't pulverized, then the two big boys and one set that for reasons which elude me is damned expensive for what it is...#70171 Ultrasonic Showdown.
I never catch any flak buying girly LEGO, anybody run into ageist or gender roles nonsense? Even if someone has that mindset, they might assume I'm buying it for young female relatives. Mostly cashiers are surprised by how much LEGO I'm buying over whatever type.
#4841 Hogwarts Express (no blue car, no figs)
#4840 The Burrow (no figs)
#4866 The Knight Bus (no figs)
#4736 Freeing Dobby (complete)
#4867 Hogwarts (no figs)
#4842 Hogwarts Castle (no figs)
What would be the crazy, can't walk away, have to buy, price? Honestly, I'd be looking to resell at some point and would hope for a return on investment (though I recognize that is a dying hope more and more). I don't have a Bricklink store, so would like try to sell here or on some local sell site or app which would demand a lower price than BL to make it worth while.
Any thoughts would be appreciated. I'm just torn!
#71258 E.T Fun Pack for £7.99
#71256 Gremlins Team Pack for £14.99
#71247 Harry Potter Team Pack for £14.99
from Sainsburys on a 2 for 3
#71264 The LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack £19.32
#71244 Sonic the Hedgehog Level Pack £19.33
#71246 Adventure Time Team Pack £19.33
#7153 Fantastic Beasts Story Pack for £15.00 +£2.50 shipping.
oh and from amazon. yesterday.
Skylanders Imaginators (PS4) for £12.98
lowest price i seen that at. it has jumped up 55p today.
and Dimensions need a update....... :-/
Ultimately, decide what you're going to do with the sets. There probably isn't a huge market for them without the minifigs. I bought #4842 after it was retired for a pretty penny; then recently, bought a second copy without the minifigs because I'm going to double it up. The one without the minifigs was drastically discounted. So there are people out there that will want them without the minifigs, but you have to be willing to cut a good deal and find those people.
It all certainly makes sense. I'll have to weigh some options and decide what to do. As much as I love all things Harry Potter, with other more inciting sets on the horizon, I have to be strategic with my budget.
I got the #5005205 VIP Keychain with the help of a friend! :)
#70144, #75170, #75176 without figures
All from @SumoLego for $100. He gave me a good deal to free up space. We live in the same area, so no shipping necessary. I have a BrickLink store as an outlet for the parts.
And in other news...I opened a can of worms by getting this years SDCC Brickheadz. I'm such an idiot. Such a Brickheadz completist idiot. Looks like the Supes and WW set is the priciest. Crap.
@SeanTheCollector Hey can you tell me what that small City product is? Also, why does your packaging not have the printed piece info on it. Is that common on some styles of packaging?
Constrast this to the Batman Movie #5005209 Minifigure Display Case which only holds 16!
....luckily I keep the current calendar vouchers in my wallet and the store were kind enough to honour three of them. Got passport and a couple of stamps in it, despite having no friend with me I got the Friends storage box and because I hadn't picked it up in March i got the Birthday card as well. Grabbed a "pick a model" Guardsman too, not seen this around at all, but it looked cool and my daughter soon built it while I made dinner last night. I'm not collecting TLNM CMFs (famous last words) but wanted N-Pop girl for her as well. The staff were playing guess the figure downstairs and said there were none there. A lucky squeeze (oh-er missus) of the first bag I saw upstairs netted us one.
and didn't even get a monthly promotional item
redeemed $40 in VIP points gonna take a couple months to pay the MasterCard off but it was totally worth it!
#21306 The Beatles Yellow Submarine for £32.99 40% off.
on back order. well get it some time next week.
Does anyone else feel proud when they finish of buying their wants from a theme for the year? With some [email protected] orders yesterday I completed the marvel sets I wanted for this year ( less the hulk set crap, a polybag and deadpool duck I have no interest in.) Just the Justice League Flash set I need now for my dc wants. Debenhams had it at €35 (30% off) but it was out of stock when I got there.
I'm in two minds about the ninjago movie sets. I have Lloyd's dragon, the bounty and the smallest two sets. The shark and such figs don't interest me so there's really no need for me to purchase the other sets (except maybe the city sometime next year) and yet I keep staring at them!
While I have cleared a backlog of to be bought sets, I now have an even bigger backlog of to be built sets...... it's a vicious circle!
#70627 Dragon's Forge for £44.55. that is over 40% off. it said "Condition: Used - Like New - All purchases eligible for Amazon customer service and a 30-day return policy." so i hoping it just a returned item. as it don't say about why it's in the warehouse.
also if anyone is interested Amazon have the #70627 Dragon's Forge for £46.89 on a Price match with John Lewis. that is 37% off.
Off to work now.
it was a returned set. why was it returned you ask.
it got the "it's a box let's slap a shipping label on it and send it as is. there is no need to place it in a real shipping box to ship it." treatment.
in return it was sent back to Amazon with a note on the shipping label i can Just about read with out pulling off a blank shipping label over the top of it. and a return label slapped on it to add to the mess. the note said "WHY STICK A LABEL ON BOX WHICH IS A GIFT???. PACKER SHOULD BE IN SHAME" this is on the shipping Label and can read the Post code of that Label to. as well as the town "Westcliff-on-sea, Essex" i also have a house number and a street name. the only thing missing is the name of the man or woman. it was sent to. there is a blank shipping label over the top of that label but it dont stop you from seeing under it. or pulling said label off again.
the set had been opened, at both end's there is Brown tape on one end. that is not holding anything closed. there is ripped off lego open lego tabs that lego use to close the box at the other end. and both ends have been taped closed with normal clear tape.
the shipping label shows that some one tried to remove it. but only peeled off the box art. that is more writing on the Brown tape that is quite hard to make out, but i think it said "had to open to put in return paper" it is hard to read as most of it rubbed off. and only the mark of the pen can be seen. the only part still showing are "___ to op__ to ___ in r_____ _____" i can only make out what it said from the indent the pen left. the box has had a bat-a-ring (?) (yep i can not find the right spelling for that word.) with dents and scuff mark on the corners and edges. but the contents (aka the lego set itself) are all there and it makes a find looking model. the box on the other hand? well it still a box but it look's a mess.
It's still an awesome Set. and looks grate on my table.
if i can work out a way to add the building to my Ninjago Temple of Airjitzu display it would fit in well.
Nice - if they sent me a "label on outside of box" and I could return it, I would do exactly the same. Why waste a box? Amazon can then be absolutely sure noone sane will want to buy it. The fact that it was a gift just makes it worse indeed.
Funny you can follow such things when you finally receive it yourself. Shame on Amazon though for leaking private info of customers.
buying more stuff.
#71242 Dimensions Ghostbusters Story Pack, RRP is £39.99 Payed £19.99 (look's like amazon are Price matching Game.co.uk)
#75139 Battle of Takodana, RRP is £54.99 Payed £20.00 (think this was a price match with Argos)
#71267 Dimensions Goonies Level Pack, RRP is £29.99 Payed £19.99 (also sent a note to amazon that Tesco has it for less. so amazon may price drop this set soon.)
#60149 4x4 with Catamaran, RRP is £17.99 Tesco and Lego shops only Tesco listed Price £18.00 on offer £4 off, so listed right now for £14.00 i had a £7.00 off From my Tesco Club Card so payed £7.00 for it.
Full RRP Price for all 4 sets = £142.96 Payed £66.98 saved £75.98 off the RRP :P
oooo that a good deal.
its tough to find heavily discounted items in the Bay Area, but when you do snag em.