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  • Th1nDieselTh1nDiesel UKMember Posts: 547
    Last night I picked up six Marvel sets for £25. There was #76006, #76017, #76101, #76102, #76103 and #76104
    Baby_YodaaduksonsofscevaFowlerBrickskiki180703
  • monstblitzmonstblitz Alexandria, VAMember Posts: 591
    Also scored a White House today!  I paid a bit more, $10, but looks complete and box is in really good shape. 

    Along with that I scored #8461 in sealed bags with instructions and unused sticker sheet for $20.  I just thought it looked like a cool set when I bought it.  I just checked it on bricklink out to see if it was complete and was taken back by the price!  
    BobflipFowlerBricksAstrobricksFollowsClosely
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 489
    local FB Marketplace pickup, NISB for $50 total.

    Got the seller down from $70 by driving the whole distance rather than meeting halfway. Says there's more where that came from, mentioned a "big box" ;)

    Scored all but 2 of the Jungle series sets in the past month! Unpopular series?
    FowlerBricksBumblepants
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,461
    Found this RoseArt Lego Puzzle on Saturday, only missing one piece of the foam 3D parts, for $5.




    Also found #21208, just need #21206 to complete the theme.
    SumoLego
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,416
    @datsunrobbie ; Could you please post pictures that are viewable?
    Jern92
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,461
    Second attempt at pictures. 

    oldtodd33Astrobrickskiki180703Baby_YodaPumpkin_3CK5
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,309
    Chanced upon Speed Champions Mercedes AMG in Tesco today with a shelf label claiming it as a new product and a price of £6.49. Only one there so I just had to have it.
    BumblepantsFowlerBricks
  • truck730truck730 Member Posts: 214
    Tesco can be a gold mine every so often but means constant checks and paranoia you've missed something at all other times
    nwr122
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 475
    truck730 said:
    Tesco can be a gold mine every so often but means constant checks and paranoia you've missed something at all other times
    That's pretty much how I feel about car boots and charity shops.
    Baby_Yoda
  • KeilupKeilup Frisco, TXMember Posts: 143

    Along with that I scored #8461 in sealed bags with instructions and unused sticker sheet for $20.  I just thought it looked like a cool set when I bought it.  I just checked it on bricklink out to see if it was complete and was taken back by the price!  
    Wow!  I had no idea either.  That IS a good deal.  Was this a FB snag?
  • monstblitzmonstblitz Alexandria, VAMember Posts: 591
    edited October 2018
    Keilup said:

    Along with that I scored #8461 in sealed bags with instructions and unused sticker sheet for $20.  I just thought it looked like a cool set when I bought it.  I just checked it on bricklink out to see if it was complete and was taken back by the price!  
    Wow!  I had no idea either.  That IS a good deal.  Was this a FB snag?
    No, random yard sale find.  He had a box with the bags, and I looked at the instructions and thought it was a really cool looking technic set.  Thought it would just be something fun to build with the kids, but now I'm trying to figure out the best thing to do with it.  Build and display?  Sell and buy more Lego?  Store and stash it?  Burning questions...
    FowlerBricks
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,838
    No, random yard sale find.  He had a box with the bags, and I looked at the instructions and thought it was a really cool looking technic set.  Thought it would just be something fun to build with the kids, but now I'm trying to figure out the best thing to do with it.  Build and display?  Sell and buy more Lego?  Store and stash it?  Burning questions...
    I say flip it for something really expensive on your wants list. Then you can buy guilt free!
    Switchfoot55monstblitzkiki180703gmonkey76Oubird
  • Th1nDieselTh1nDiesel UKMember Posts: 547
    Buying to flip takes a lot of comittment to the cause. I picked up the following at the weekend with the intention of selling at least a couple of them on, but now I have them I can't bring myself to do it.

    #7905 Building Crane
    #10159 City Airport
    #7892 Hospital
    #60031 City Corner
    #7639 Camper
    #7790 Ambulance

    I paid £120 for the lot and was planning on selling the crane and maybe the hospital, but now I've built the crane it looks great in my layout and the kids love the hospital!
    FowlerBricksmonstblitzSprinkleOtter
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,577
    Buying to flip does take commitment! I've had a number or purchases made with the sole purpose of flipping them for a decent profit so I could buy something on my wants list. But, like @Th1nDiesel, once I had them in hand it was a battle to bring myself to sell them. 

    So far I've managed to flip most...but not all. 

    Great find though on that 8461!
    monstblitzSprinkleOtter
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,475
    Buying to flip takes a lot of comittment to the cause. I picked up the following at the weekend with the intention of selling at least a couple of them on, but now I have them I can't bring myself to do it.

    #7905 Building Crane
    #10159 City Airport
    #7892 Hospital
    #60031 City Corner
    #7639 Camper
    #7790 Ambulance

    I paid £120 for the lot and was planning on selling the crane and maybe the hospital, but now I've built the crane it looks great in my layout and the kids love the hospital!
    Nice haul!
    Boy, #7892 should have been called Mountain Hospital ;-)
  • Th1nDieselTh1nDiesel UKMember Posts: 547
    ^ Yes, I agree; it's a really odd choice of baseplate for a hospital. Can't believe the condition it was it though; immaculate, not a single mark on it - unusual for Lego from Facebook Marketplace.

    Astrobricks
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 356
    I recently bought #1733, #6258 and #7409 on a thrift store. The last one is MISB, the others are still sealed but the boxes have some damage.
    I couldn't resist on buying them, since they're classics and given their new condition, but I don't really have a place for them in my collection...
    BeauBricks
  • teal93mr2teal93mr2 USAMember Posts: 937
    Found a brand new and sealed #9335 on FB marketplace for $60.  Decent price for 1176 pieces, not to mention one of the better education sets IMO.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,475
    teal93mr2 said:
    Found a brand new and sealed #9335 on FB marketplace for $60.  Decent price for 1176 pieces, not to mention one of the better education sets IMO.
    Congrats. You’re one of only 86 owners of that set on Brickset.
    Baby_Yodateal93mr2
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 897
    teal93mr2 said:
    Found a brand new and sealed #9335 on FB marketplace for $60.  Decent price for 1176 pieces, not to mention one of the better education sets IMO.
    Congrats. You’re one of only 86 owners of that set on Brickset.
    Lol. I'm in that 86 as well. :)
    Astrobricksteal93mr2Baby_Yoda
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,577
    Sort of an update that helps make a good find a great find. 

    I recently bought a bulk lot after seeing some #10240 Red Five pieces sticking out of the top. I got the bin home, sorted through and found about 90% of Red Five along with 95% of #9516 Jabba's Palace - less the minifigs and Jabba (among other smaller sets). 

    I bricklinked the missing parts for those two sets and just resold what was left in the bin for the same amount I paid for it and my BL orders combined. 

    Nothing like a UCS set (my first by the way) and another solid SW display piece for free!
    FowlerBricksPJ76ukdatsunrobbiekiki180703stlux
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 489
    edited October 2018
    My local connection comes through again! So glad I met them.

    #10196 Grand Carousel
    Most of #7018 Viking Ship Challenges the Midgard Serpent
    Partial Viking Chess set
    All for under $301.

    Bad news: have to wait for Christmas.
    Switchfoot55AstrobricksFowlerBrickskiki180703gmonkey76MCNwakeboardBeauBricksOubird
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,949
    ^ Bonus points for some most excellent computer wallpaper.

    'We should have disintegrators for this kind of deal.'
    Baby_Yoda
  • brianoblivionbrianoblivion NYCMember Posts: 71
    I took a chance on a $20 eBay bulk lot after seeing the spires from #9468 in one of the bags pictured in the listing. Once received, the entire set was there. Minifigures, the car, everything-not one missing piece. My first and only lego score to date.
    Switchfoot55Baby_YodaAdelecAstrobricksstluxBumblepantskiki180703
  • lessjunkfoodlessjunkfood United StatesMember Posts: 60
    #70920 Egghead Mech had been growing on me so I kept checking BrickSeek. 2 units at $13 at a Wal-Mart a bit too far away for a casual trip. But two weeks later they’re supposedly still there & I had a reason to be nearby. Looked & looked and finally found them in a cardboard box full of pegboard rods on the top shelf of the clearance aisle. Was very happy to bring those home, I was certain I’d been on a wild goose chase!
    datsunrobbieFowlerBricksBumblepantskiki180703Baby_Yoda
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,475
    #70920 Egghead Mech had been growing on me so I kept checking BrickSeek. 2 units at $13 at a Wal-Mart a bit too far away for a casual trip. But two weeks later they’re supposedly still there & I had a reason to be nearby. Looked & looked and finally found them in a cardboard box full of pegboard rods on the top shelf of the clearance aisle. Was very happy to bring those home, I was certain I’d been on a wild goose chase!
    They weren’t by chance also in the cellar in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying “Beware of the Leopard” were they?
    PeteMBaby_YodaMr_Crosskiki180703
  • Th1nDieselTh1nDiesel UKMember Posts: 547
    Tonight I picked up the six Spider-Man minifigures from #4851 plus J. Jonah Jameson from #4855, five Harry Potter figs from #4731 Quidditch Match and six baseplates (1 48x48, 1 32x32 and 4 16x16) for £13 from a local Facebook Marketplace seller.
    FowlerBricksandhekiki180703
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,461


    I found #75530 yesterday for $5 at Savers. No box, missing 1 bar for the bandolier, and one heel was cracked.
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 801

    I found #75530 yesterday for $5 at Savers. No box, missing 1 bar for the bandolier, and one heel was cracked.
    Not sure if you realise it, but all the pictures you've been posting around the forum don't actually appear.
    Baby_Yodadatsunrobbiemak0137kiki180703
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,461
    @Jern92 Thank you, did not realize they were not showing up.
    Here's another attempt at posting the picture of Chewbacca

    Switchfoot55mak0137kiki180703
  • Th1nDieselTh1nDiesel UKMember Posts: 547
    Just in time for Halloween, I've today picked up #75904 Scooby Doo Mystery Mansion for £45, complete with box and instructions. Not the biggest bargain, but a set I've been after for a while, mainly for the Daphne and Velma minifigures. Got it from a local sale on Facebook Marketplace with an original asking price of £70. Happy to finally own it, but still not over the fact that I missed out when it was £17 in Tesco! 
    FowlerBricksBumblepantsBaby_Yodaandhedatsunrobbiekiki180703
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,768
    edited November 2018
    Long-time lurker, first-time bragger. Got an original Mr Freeze for £2... Man it's a dull figure 'in the flesh'. No printing apart from the head, but a bargain at that price.
    FowlerBricks
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Derby, UKMember Posts: 438
    andhe said:
    Long-time lurker, first-time bragger. Got an original Mr Freeze for £2... Man it's a dull figure 'in the flesh'. No printing apart from the head, but a bargain at that price.
    I assume you mean #'bat011i ? Have to agree he is rather plain...
    andhemomvontom
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 906
    Saw an advert on Facebook with a picture of large The Mountain Cave (Minecraft) set, and the price was 60 CHF (around £40). I read the description which was pretty confusing (it was in German so hard for me to translate), but it listed around 10 bags which were missing. I asked for pictures of the bags and counted 24 of them.

    Well, fast forward to yesterday and the set arrived with bags 2-24 of The Mountain Cave all sealed. Only bag 1 missing (some minifigures and accessories). Plus bag 5 of the Crafting Box 2.0. I`m just absolutely amazed that I got almost the entire set for such a bargain price! 

    The lady explained that her son was given the set and didn`t end up building it! Well....only in Switzerland do kids get given over a 300 CHF set and not build it! 




    BumblepantsFowlerBricksSwitchfoot55pxchrisAdelecpharmjodstluxkiki180703
  • sihylandssihylands Northern IrelandMember Posts: 7
    edited November 2018
    Got City Corner on a quick 7 day sale at Argos for £80 last week.  Saved £40.  Also, a few months ago got the Palace Cinema and Parisian Restaurant for £200 all in.  Then a friend of my mum sold me around 10 more modern Star Wars sets (I know nothing about them, but included millennium falcon and slave I) Helm's Deep, The Knight Bus, Hogwarts and Hagrids Hut for £200.
    BumblepantsFowlerBrickskiki180703
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 489
    edited November 2018
    Early AM trade score! No figs but worth it for the roadplates 

    #6241 Loot Island
    #7737 Coast Guard 4WD & Jet Scooter
    #60042 High Speed Police Chase
    4 straight road plates
    4 cross road plates
    BumblepantsLittleLoriSumoLegokiki180703
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,475
    ^ I see figs on the motorcycles.
    SprinkleOttermak0137SumoLegokiki180703andhebricknation
  • McSeanaldsMcSeanalds Florida, USAMember Posts: 3
    Found the 2001 Sorting Hat (4701) at the local flea market for only $35!
    (Sorry for the blurry image, I was in a hurry)
    FowlerBricks
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 489
    @Astrobricks- ahhh yes. Theres one in the police car too.

    I mean the OTHER 2 sets ;)
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 866
    I just purchased #70165 Ultra Agents Mission HQ (MISB) for £90 with free shipping from ebay which is £10 Over it's original RRP. It wasn't until there was 90 seconds left that it occurred to me that I should have checked Bricklink first. I checked after I'd won the item and the only UK seller on Bricklink had it for £135 plus shipping.

    I think it's a great looking set and not sure how I missed it back in 2014. I absolutely love #70172 Ultra Agents Ocean HQ and #70162 Inferno Inception. Just intrigued because I was the only bidder so does anyone else think I got a good deal? I'm very happy with it regardless.
    BumblepantsMr_CrossBOBJACK_JACKBOB
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,838
    ^yeah thats a good deal. The UA line was so good. I'm still glad I was able to snag one of the Ocean HQ sets when it was call to check availability. 
    BrainsluggedMr_Cross
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 489
    went back the next day after my earlier haul & got these with manuals, & the manual for for Terrestrial Rover
    Astrobricksdatsunrobbiepxchriskiki180703mak0137FowlerBricks
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,475
    ^ Cool. I never knew that sunroof part existed.
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 424
    I own that set, and many more from that era. The part was pretty common in those days (80-90ies). Do wonder why Lego stopped using that kind of hinges, though!

    also: iirc, the motorcycle is supposed to be blue (or maybe black, but not red?!)
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 424
    I just purchased #70165 Ultra Agents Mission HQ (MISB) for £90 with free shipping from ebay which is £10 Over it's original RRP. It wasn't until there was 90 seconds left that it occurred to me that I should have checked Bricklink first. I checked after I'd won the item and the only UK seller on Bricklink had it for £135 plus shipping.

    I think it's a great looking set and not sure how I missed it back in 2014. I absolutely love #70172 Ultra Agents Ocean HQ and #70162 Inferno Inception. Just intrigued because I was the only bidder so does anyone else think I got a good deal? I'm very happy with it regardless.
    Last July, in a toystore on Lanzarote:


    €85, and at least 3 on the shelf. Not my cup of tea, so didnt get one. (Also lacking space in my luggage too be honest ;))
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