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The "brag" thread: Post your recent great finds!

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  • jadeirenejadeirene US, CaliforniaMember Posts: 475
    ^^^ 7931 is only 50% off at select Walmart stores. I only saw it on sale at 1 of the 8 stores I went to this weekend. $42 for the set is still a pretty good deal if someone really wanted that set; it's really not worth driving around to out of the way Walmarts just to try to save $12 on one set.
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    Just ordered the Forest Police station from B&N for $73.54 with shipping to me. So kinda saved like 20-25 bucks. Was too late to grab the Super Heroes from B&N so hopefully will see those again over there.

  • sturner26sturner26 Member Posts: 19
    Struck out at 2 Walmarts and a Target. Then found a Mack's Team Truck for 1.99 at Kmart.
  • CoyotelilyCoyotelily God's Own County, UKMember Posts: 656
    Good toy fairs at Buxton and Bolton, Harrogate, York and Doncaster are fairly local to me. Doncaster is huge And always well attended but I have managed to pick up some reall good bargains there in the past. Next one is 24th March I think, at Doncaster racecourse.
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    ^ Can you give us some examples?
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,816
    I live very near the NEC, and I believe there is a toy collector fair their next week. Might take a little look.
  • CoyotelilyCoyotelily God's Own County, UKMember Posts: 656
    I have only been to one toy fair at the NEC but I did buy a bin full of Lego for £25 there. I think my best Lego buy at a toy fair was HP Hungarian horntail and Graveyard dual £40 the pair, but I do seem to be able to pick up all sorts, mini figures, older components etc.
  • bazzertbazzert Member Posts: 4
    I picked up 10178 Motorized AT-AT today on craigslist for $50. A couple of the bags were open, but all minifigs and other pieces present. Motor components were still in sealed bags. Box was a little torn but instructions are perfect. Very nice chap selling, he threw in a 4 pound bag of assorted and clean city / SW pieces, including some nice large boards. Well worth the drive.
  • jocappyjocappy Member Posts: 207
    Got 8877 99.9% complete for 30 bucks on craigslist today!
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  • littletokilittletoki Member Posts: 517
    ^ Nice find! I saw the ad - I think you managed to talk him down a bit! And it's about time you got a decent Craigslist buy!
  • I saw that ad as well last night, but just didn't have the time to go pick it up. Nice score.
  • TockoTocko Member Posts: 24
    Got a 4896 Roaring Roadsters for 19€ + 15€ shipping of ebay. Boxed and unopened.
  • roxioroxio UKMember Posts: 1,332
    picking up a £150 local haul tomorrow, missing most figs but all ships complete with instructions, definitely 7662, 7676, 7965, 7778, + around 10 others sets, will post details when sorted.
  • roxioroxio UKMember Posts: 1,332
    ^ ok here's the update on above
    7676 gunship
    7662 MTT
    7965 Falcon
    7778 Falcon
    8037 Y-Wing
    7915 V-Wing
    8018 AAT
    8095 Grievous Starfighter
    7753 Pirate Tank
    8093 Plo Koon Fighter
    7929 Battle Naboo
    7930 Bounty Hunter Ship
    7931 T-6 Shuttle
    8092 Landspeeder
    7671 AT-AP
    8097 Slave I
    8087 TIE Defender
    7748 Tank Droid
    8036 Separatist Shuttle
    + around 40 of the figs and 15 instruction booklets
    £150 - got to be happy with that
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,816
    ^ wow, madness. great pick up!
  • ktmoktmo Member Posts: 73
    I found the box for Command Center 493 in my mom's attic today. It is in really good shape, considering it was just thrown up there some 30 years ago. I went through and pieced out the set and am only missing a few pieces.

    I am sure that there is more up there, I just can't get to half of the stuff.
  • parkerwilsonparkerwilson Member Posts: 142
    ^ ok here's the update on above
    7676 gunship
    7662 MTT
    7965 Falcon
    7778 Falcon
    8037 Y-Wing
    7915 V-Wing
    8018 AAT
    8095 Grievous Starfighter
    7753 Pirate Tank
    8093 Plo Koon Fighter
    7929 Battle Naboo
    7930 Bounty Hunter Ship
    7931 T-6 Shuttle
    8092 Landspeeder
    7671 AT-AP
    8097 Slave I
    8087 TIE Defender
    7748 Tank Droid
    8036 Separatist Shuttle
    + around 40 of the figs and 15 instruction booklets
    £150 - got to be happy with that
    That's a steal
  • jadeirenejadeirene US, CaliforniaMember Posts: 475
    I finally have a great find for this thread. I got a Taj Mahal, used, but in great condition, with the instructions (no box) for $150. The set looks complete, but I haven't had time to inventory the ~6K pieces. When I have time one of these days I'll take it apart and re-build it.
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,909
    ^WOW! You got a GREAT deal. Nice find.
  • jadeirenejadeirene US, CaliforniaMember Posts: 475
    ^ Yeah, I am really happy with it. Too bad there's no where for me to display it.
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,909
    ^I have plenty of space. Just send it over, I'll take care of the shipping. Just kidding.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,252
    Picked up a LEGO Cafe used with both instruction booklets for $141 total USD today! Got both UCS sets, NIB for $635 the other day too, 10129, 10019!
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,909
    10182 Cafe Corner?
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,252
    Yes, the Cafe Corner set, 10182.
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,909
    Wow $141 is a definite steal. Have you seen the prices on BrickLink? They are crazy! May I ask where you got it from? Craigslist? Ebay?
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,252
    No, I have not seen the prices on bricklink. If I can scrounge up the funds, guy says he will sell me the Green Grocer too for an additional $100. So working on that right now!
    Got it off eBay, talked to the guy when he listed the marketplace and we worked out a price.
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,909
    Well, you sir got a very, very good deal. The lowest used set is going for $800 on BL. And make sure you take that Green Grocer as well, is is cheaper than the Cafe Corner, but still a steal at $200.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,252
    Sweet! Thanks for the info! Certainly want to get it. Just low on PayPal funds. Trying to sell off one of my many LEGO Star Wars Jango Fett's to get some cash. Even had to list one of my Chrome C-3POS which I hate to do... if you want anything LEGO let me know, guy has to have the $100 by tonight.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ Just a caution... Those prices are not just "deals", they are WAY below the market... Not saying they aren't real, but the guy wants the money quickly and he is doing this off auction, is he not?

    Make sure you pay via "goods" payment, don't save him the fee and do a personal payment, no protection there.

    I would buy the sets he is selling for twice the price, so something doesn't pass the smell test here.

    Just trying to be helpful... :)
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,252
    Thanks LegoFanTexas. Yes we did it off eBay, and yes I paid through "goods". Have had way to many negative experiences with PayPal and eBay to not do it that way.
    Seriously though, if anyone is looking for a LEGO Jango Fett let me know, still trying to scrounge up the $100, my wallet is really thin right now.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Let me buy it from him and I'll pay you a finder's fee. :)

    What Lego do you have to sell? How much do you want for the Chrome C-3PO? Is that one of the limited edition 10,000 units?

    Send me a PM...
  • DuchessaDuchessa Member Posts: 287
    Can I jump in and ask what a fair price for the Chrome C-3PO would be these days? I also need some cash, and I'm sitting on two of them...
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,284
    Bricklink listing prices start at $150 USD and eBay is comparable but with a higher average sale price around $200 USD.

    I don't know if you need to slighter lower your asking price because yours have been sat upon, though ;P
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    Cafe Corner....for.....$141......used condition......damn.....*faints*.........

  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    A NISB Chrome C-3PO usually sells around $230 average. An open mint one is around $200.
  • DuchessaDuchessa Member Posts: 287
    My Chrome C-3PO's are sealed. Oh my. Selling one will buy me a Town Hall. That's just absurd.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,240
    edited February 2012
    Not anything special but I grabbed a 15 lb lot off ebay for $55 shipped a week or so ago and it came last night. Pretty much fills a 50qt container. Went through it quickly and found about 30 or so minifigs and based on a few parts it looks like it has a 6209 slave 1 and a 8036 seperatist shuttle. It also had 2 different power function battery boxes, couple motors and some cables. Pretty happy overall, will have to finish going through it, sort it and see what I can put together.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,252
    Let me buy it from him and I'll pay you a finder's fee. :)

    What Lego do you have to sell? How much do you want for the Chrome C-3PO? Is that one of the limited edition 10,000 units?

    Send me a PM...
    @LegoTexasFan- I have almost all the minifigures, but duplicates of all the rare ones. Have about 20 Jango Fetts, 4 Cloud City Boba, 10 Chrome C-3POs (4 are sealed, 6 are not sealed). Let me know if you're interested. I'm new to the brickset forums, don't know how to send a PM or whatever. I also have about 40 sets I'm looking to sell, I can send you pictures if you like. Would need an E-mail. Thanks
    Can I jump in and ask what a fair price for the Chrome C-3PO would be these days? I also need some cash, and I'm sitting on two of them...
    @Duchessa- Average sale price of a chrome C-3PO New in bag is $250 +, out of bag ones typically go for about $180+. However, there are fluctuations in the market, as I have seen an out of bag one go for $225, and have sold one myself for $195.
  • AnseltheCatAnseltheCat Member Posts: 141
    edited February 2012
    I would really like a chrome C-3P0 but the prices they go for these days are just crazy. I mean it is just a chromed minifig and I simply cannot justify spending that much. I guess I should have bought one a couple of years ago when I first came out of my dark ages. C'est la vie, Cloud City Boba keeps me happy!

    Maybe one day I will find one in a charity shop or at a car boot sale.
  • gmpirategmpirate Member Posts: 1,654
    Personally, I don't get any of the "collecting" aspects of Lego -- meaning buying sets/minifigs just to have. I'm either reselling or enjoying the sets. Other than driving a nice car ;) I just look at having something valuable as idle money.

    As a seller, however, I am very grateful for those who do not feel the same as me :P
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,252
    edited February 2012
    I would really like a chrome C-3P0 but the prices they go for these days are just crazy. I mean it is just a chromed minifig and I simply cannot justify spending that much. C'est la vie, Cloud City Boba keeps me happy!
    They are just chromed, but the style is very nice, my thumbnail or "profile picture" is actually a Chrome C-3PO. And the fact that there are only 10,000, makes them extra special! The prices are rather outrageous though, takes a lot for me to find one that's worth buying at a decent price. Cloud City Boba Fett is my personal favorite! Love that figure! Actually have one coming in the mail today!


  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    Was able to get Happy Holidays Game (2010-2), new/sealed, for $50.

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    Glad I got mine when I did. Demand for these has apparently gone up a little. ;)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/330690558396

    It's not a bad deal considering the seller *is* throwing in free shipping for you. However, I think I've grown tired of mine and can one-up this deal by offering mine up at $100 less than the starting bid for this one, and not only will it be free shipping - I'll hand deliver it. Any takers?
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,252
    Tempting... let me think about it ;-)
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Glad I got mine when I did. Demand for these has apparently gone up a little. ;)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/330690558396

    It's not a bad deal considering the seller *is* throwing in free shipping for you. However, I think I've grown tired of mine and can one-up this deal by offering mine up at $100 less than the starting bid for this one, and not only will it be free shipping - I'll hand deliver it. Any takers?
    If you get the girl from the Town Hall video to hand deliver it, and spend the week here (playing with Lego, of course), I'll consider it. ;)
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,909
    ^What else you going to do with her? Haha, kidding.
  • The_Brick_BuilderThe_Brick_Builder Member Posts: 658
    I got a NISB 7636 City Combine Harvester for $65.00 Free shipping.
  • bahnstormerbahnstormer Member Posts: 180
    edited February 2012
    Been out and about again and found a couple of out of the way stores. Promos, Star wars , 9v motors, Western, Dirk Nowitzki NBA sets (LFT will know who he is ;-) )

    done a deal for some other stuff which I am picking up tomorrow so I'll add pics then. The 7734 display is available so PM me if interested, perspex case is unmarked and will come with factory packaging, has a german plug on it, only half of the lights still work.

    The store did have a couple of studio sets - 1349, 1353 , about 20 each of 1356 & 1357. if anyone is interested I can pick them up.

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  • JP3804JP3804 Member Posts: 332
    Just order the Black Pearl from Amazon for $83.57 minus $57 in cc points. Total $26.57 :-)
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    @bahnstormer - You found all that recently? Really? Where? Those Star Wars Technic sets are a decade old! A lot of that stuff is really old...

    Very cool!
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    edited February 2012
    @bahnstormer, is the Ninjago banner up for offer? Would love to have that for the kids. Also interested in the 7739 if available and the price is right.
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