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Nothing like previous "brags" here but I like it.
Even more good !
On ebay for £25 (inc. p&p). For the price they are on BL it might not seem like much, but on bricklink you can't buy even a used one from a seller in the UK. At least, I haven't found one. The seller listed it as used, and when it got here the box had shelf wear but all the pieces were still in the original bag with the stickers on it. It's the first set I bought since getting back into Lego and I still can't bring myself to open it!
Do you know if they were "felt up" ones or had the barcodes / bump codes been viewed to select them? I have made the mistake of buying a job lot of 20 packs that had been cherry picked leaving me with multiple copies of the less desirable ones (including five fitness instructors and five cave girls).
That said, the cave girls look decent enough as a small Amazonian army.
A couple of years ago I purchased some used universal building sets from the late '70's, and of course the parts were random and not accurate to the set. The seller apparently just threw a bunch of older-looking pieces in the boxes and called it good. I put the boxes into storage and forgot about them.
I recently dug them out and went through the sorting process, and found many 2x3 and 2x4 bricks with the slots in the tubes (early to mid-70's vintage), many more 2x4 bricks without the side supports, and a couple of "patent pending" plates (which have the curvy LEGO logo on the studs instead of the current font). For a non-collector of old-old LEGO, these represent the oldest pieces I own.
Both in mint condition.
2 - 7930 Bounty Hunter Pursuits for $25 each
1 - 7305 Scarab Attack for $2.60
1 - 4736 Freeing Dobby for $5.40
1 - 30028 Holiday Wreath for $3.49 (not such a great deal, but I didn't own one yet)
1 - 4191 Captain's Cabin for $9 (again, not a great deal, but why not?)
Another great recent find was a slightly incomplete 10195 Dropship and AT-OT at a bargain price. The pure gold of this purchase started with the seller's dedication to recovering most of the missing pieces after the trade and sending them on free of charge, even though the set was explicitly sold as incomplete. All they requested in return was that I treated others in kind.
At the time it seemed like a warm-hearted sentiment I'd be unlikely to act on as a buyer, not a seller. Then a parcel of lego I hadn't purchased arrived in the post. It came from a very tardy seller who still hadn't posted the set I actually bought. Tracked down the purchaser through another auction and it turned out their young child had saved for yonks to buy a small pack of six SW clones with a little walker and speeder. He'd been waiting for over 3 weeks for it to arrive with no word. That's a freaking eternity for a kid. So it gave me great pleasure to stuff a bunch of extra clones, mandalorians, droids, a super battle droid and a spare Anakin into his parcel before sending it on. Hope it makes him fizz at the bung like my dropship does. Cheers to Chris M. Love your work.
I also picked up a few 8304 racers for 1.50 at walmart this week.
@Fatteh Nice work. You've probably made that kid's week. I passed on a really good deal at a garage sale because I overheard an elderly couple discussing if (presumably) their grandson was old enough for a lego set of that size, just after I picked up the box. I set it back down and the older gentleman almost raced over to get it. If the child that got it was as happy to get it as they were, definitely worth it.
Other deals I forgot:
40021 polybag for 25 cents
6 pack of duplo track (curved, yet in a straight box) and a few train pieces/cars including a Stanley (5545, train only) for the future kid(s) for about 4 bucks.
All from this week at that same thrift store that the Dwarves' Mine came from.
And a few months ago at a garage sale I got a plastic folgers coffee container full of duplos for 25 cents.
Not the best deal, but they make a crazy minifigure collector such as myself very happy! :)
7662-Trade Federation MTT
6211-Imperial Star Destroyer
6210- Jabbas Sail Barge
all for $200!!
Almost had a Tower Bridge the other day for $100 - brand new. Guy emailed me back at 9:44 pm and then someone showed up and bought it a little later :( He was selling a birthday present to his daughter that was too young.