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I think it was in Texas, if I remember correctly. User deleted their comments and maybe entire account shortly after.
That's true. Good point. Unless they are trying to get us off the scent...(puts tinfoil hat on)
Looking forward to seeing the differences over 10179, I have my fingers crossed they nail it :-)
i don't recall if anyone said what the UK price was going to be.
you know that thing call the Pound!
i don't give 2 pull's of a Tigers tail what the USA cost is.
i am a Brit!
not a Yank.
what matters to me is the little coin that just got a make-over called "The Pound".
and how many of the little coin's am i going to have to save to get this set?
or is it so over priced that saving up for this is just to out there.
IF I do get it, I won't be able to build it straight away, we are reorganizing and there isn't space to spread it all out... once the house is back in a better state of repair, I might see if my kids who'll be six and four by then want to help build parts of it.
I don't think there will ever be anywhere to display it, so I imagine it will spend a few days/weeks built before going back in the box (and then stored somewhere) to be built another day... it definitely falls into the category of sets I will want to keep separate/complete. But that sounds preposterous to me now I think of it, I'm contemplating spending £500+? on an 8000? piece set that I'm going to 'ring fence' the parts in and even if I don't eventually keep it together, I'll keep the box (empty) which will occupy valuable space in my loft...
I can't help being reminded of a Tyler Durden quote: "the things you own, end up owning you!".
Then there's definitely the "what else could the family do with the money?" question that troubles me, our money is a little tight with two little ones around. Plus it's my Wife who's the worker and I'm Mr. Childcare, so there's a second level of guilt there.
I don't think there's a lot of point waiting for a price drop if I do want it, because there's the potential danger of missing out. It's exciting to anticipate this set but I'll be honest, I'm wrestling with this a bit.
Our £600 is really £500+£100 VAT - so that's £500 / about $645 for LEGO. Whereas in the USA it is $800 plus tax. That is about 20% less for LEGO if they sell here compared to if they sell in the USA.
Then again, Lego's price discrepancies between countries do sometimes vary more than one would think so above is more speculation than anything.
Either way you cut it, the cost IS pretty much my monthly mortgage payment, so I think I'll have a hard time swinging this one past the bf. Pretty sure I'm gonna have to pass, but it won't prevent me from being insanely jealous of those that will be getting one!
if it ends up in the main 3 (Toy's R Us, Smyths, John Lewis.) then i be looking for 33% off.
We take them back apart and either put the pieces back in the box (for big/special sets like this) or integrate the pieces into the "general population" of pieces that my sons play with. We then re-build them over and over again when we want to. The fun is in the building of it. That is the purpose of Lego (to me).
If I just wanted something to display I would pay a lot less for a more detailed model not made from building bricks.
The moc however, Is great, it builds on marshal banana's excellent rendition if I'm not mistaken!
TLG are going to hit us for £699.99 or maybe even £749.99.
Let's compare some recent models and their prices.
Rathtar escape, £84.99 / $79.99
Quad Jumper, £54.99 / $49.99
Tracker 1, £64.99 / $69.99
The Arrowhead, £84.99 / $89.99
Although we can hope it goes this way
Death Star from 2016, £409.99 / $499.99
$800 is ~£620, plus VAT makes it £744. So if it is $800 in the US, £700 is a bargain and £750 is about right.
the uk price include tax. (20%)
it's the usa who pay more. am i wrong in saying there is a tax the shop has to pay as well as the buyers tax the buyer has to pay?
please note. the lower price in the uk. 18% less then usa (with our TAX included in that price. making it about £330 with out Tax.
ware on earth you lot are getting this £800 uk price from. i have no idea.
doing some numbers using death star 90 divided by 5 is 18. (that is £18 less per $100)
so 18 x 8 would put it about 144 less. lego like there round numbers. so we looking at about £650 But..... i hope we get £25 less for each $100.
down to the point that £599.99 is more easy to look spending next to £649.99.
it come down to lego will sell more if it is not priced to high. that price point in the uk is around the £600 mark.
no mater the Size of the set.
A US price of $800 means that the equivalent pre-tax price in the UK is £620. Add on OUR rate of tax (20%), that is now £744.
But make less on each. Sometimes it is better to sell less and make more on each.
You've made that up. There is no magic price point, it will vary from person to person. You could equally well say anyone willing to spend £600 on a set will probably spend £650 for a bigger one. And anyone willing to spend that, will spend £700 on a bigger one still.
You have chosen one of the only sets where the UK gets a decent deal compared to the US. $500 is currently £390 (pre-tax), so by the time VAT is added on the Death Star should be £468. So we get it cheap at £410.
Whereas take Assault on Hoth ($249.99, £229.99). $250 is currently £195 (pre-tax), add on VAT you get £234, so very close to the £230 LEGO charge for it.
1.00 USD (without tax) is about 0.78 GBP, which is equivalent to 0.94 GBP once you add on VAT. That is why the USD number is often close to the GBP number.
hahah you missed the point of my post.
that was... you can make the Number say what you wish them to say....
English is HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (no.. need's more '!') !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But I don't like your idea of a bargain.
at 6500 pieces.
5p each = £325. That would be a real bargain.
at 10p each piece = £650. That would be expensive but still comparable to other SW sets.
at 13p each piece = £850. That would be very expensive. But as expensive as some other SW sets.
Even the prices are speculation. But if it is $800 in the USA, then £700 in the UK would be a bargain COMPARED TO USA PRICES. Which is what the calculation was. A comparison of possible UK and USA prices.
but as i was reading this post just now. a song pop in to my head.
"The Chicken Song" by Spitting Image if you don't know the song you can click here to watch it on youtube
i had a hard time finding the video i could only fine a video for top of the pop's when it was number 1 in the uk..... yes this got to number 1.. there have been some very odd stuff that got to uk number 1.
if anyone can point out how this song got linked in my head to this post please do tell me.
Until recently, many online retailers in the US did not collect state sales tax. The state sales tax rate varies from 0% to just short of 10%. For comparison purposes, it makes sense to list the US price with no taxes, leaving it to the individual to add sales tax based on the rate they will be charged. As an added bonus, individual cites and counties in the US may also charge sales tax. A Lego set that costs $100, including tax, in Delaware(where the state sales tax rate is 0%), will cost $109.47, including 7% state and 2.47% local taxes, in Tennessee. Listing all 3007* different prices including tax in the US for a single set would be a bit cumbersome.
I'm under the impression that VAT gets charged consistently throughout a country, so everyone in that country pays the same VAT and it gets listed as part of the retail price because of that. In the US, I can drive to Delaware and buy a set at the LEGO MSRP, which has no tax. Is there anywhere in the UK to buy new LEGO sets without paying VAT?
*the number of counties in the US at this time