Like many others here, I was excited about the two new Batman sets (76110 and 76111) that were released in the U.K. on August 1st, and promptly ordered them online that very day.
Imagine my surprise then, to see them on Amazon.uk, yesterday (Aug 3rd), reduced by 27% each.
I appreciate that Lego products are cheaper elsewhere (not a problem), but I am surprised that this has happened within just 3 days of the sets being released in the UK. Is this a common occurrence?
I certainly don't mind paying full-price from the Lego Store for brand new sets, particularly as I am paying for the privilege of getting the sets early, and I want to support Lego (yay!). But seeing this significant discount within just 3 days has removed all the joy of '1st day purchase', and quite honestly, leaves me feeling let down as a LEGO VIP member. To rub salt into the wound, I am still waiting for my orders to arrive in the post, but if I order from Amazon today, they will arrive by Prime tomorrow, 27% cheaper!
Just to clarify, I am not bitter about paying full retail price for Lego, my issue is with the 3rd party price-drop happening within such close proximity to the actual release of the sets from Lego. I also acknowledge that this is out of Lego's control, but wanted to ask about here anyway
Thoughts on this? Is it worth complaining/returning-the-sets to Lego?