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  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,225
    edited December 2020
    LEGO #60197 Passenger train is 127.99 (20% off)
  • Yellowcastle2Yellowcastle2 U.S.Member Posts: 47
    Why is Amazon selling the Razor’s Crest for 30% over RRP?
  • MCNwakeboardMCNwakeboard VirginiaMember Posts: 315
    Probably because it sells at a premium from third party sellers so they figure that is what it’s worth. 
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,668
    Why is Amazon selling the Razor’s Crest for 30% over RRP?
    Because they can. 
  • Yellowcastle2Yellowcastle2 U.S.Member Posts: 47
    Just never seen that before...
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,225
    Sometimes Amazon's pricing bots see higher priecs for an item and adjust accordingly. That is why the Aston Martin James bond set was around 250 dollars at one point.. it happens.
  • Yellowcastle2Yellowcastle2 U.S.Member Posts: 47
    ^ Thanks, that’s very interesting.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,685
    My guess is the pricing bots usually keep the price at or lower than competitors like Target, Walmart, and Lego itself. But when a set goes out of stock at all those places, then the bots are free to match the going rate. 
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 570
    Yup, I saw Amazon playing the pricing game for other things as well.  I was looking to buy some descaler for my coffee maker early last summer that usually goes for $5.99.  The only regular big box store that carries it is Bed Bath & Beyond, but they ran out of stock for a couple of months, no doubt due to all the people working from home since spring.  During that time, Amazon was selling the same descaler for ~2.5x the normal price!  When it finally came back in stock at BB&B, Amazon dropped the price back down to the regular price, which had also been their price for about 2 years at that point based on pricing history.  I've been shopping with Amazon for a loooong time now and I feel like this is a relatively new thing for them to sell above MSRP.
    Astrobricks
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,225
    Another notable example of this is #10255 Assembly Square (from Amazon.com, not a third party reseller) for a low low price of $409.54
  • Yellowcastle2Yellowcastle2 U.S.Member Posts: 47
    That’s horrible.  People already have to be wary of 3rd party sellers using amazon fulfillment as it looks like Amazon.  I would always tell parents to also check that it was Amazon itself to trust the price.  Just awful.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,685
    Personally, I trust Amazon fulfillment when it’s covered by the Prime return policy. Also, I believe Amazon fulfillment means the product is actually in an Amazon warehouse, which should mean predictable shipping as well.
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 1,007
    Personally, I trust Amazon fulfillment when it’s covered by the Prime return policy. Also, I believe Amazon fulfillment means the product is actually in an Amazon warehouse, which should mean predictable shipping as well.
    The big problem with 3rd party but fulfilled by Amazon is that Amazon doesn’t really check that the sets are complete. It’s very easy for someone to send them a box that’s been opened and retaped. Not a problem if you open sets pretty quickly, but could be a big problem if you don’t get around to things quickly.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,685
    autolycus said:
    Personally, I trust Amazon fulfillment when it’s covered by the Prime return policy. Also, I believe Amazon fulfillment means the product is actually in an Amazon warehouse, which should mean predictable shipping as well.
    The big problem with 3rd party but fulfilled by Amazon is that Amazon doesn’t really check that the sets are complete. It’s very easy for someone to send them a box that’s been opened and retaped. Not a problem if you open sets pretty quickly, but could be a big problem if you don’t get around to things quickly.
    Good point. I’d open anything right away if you have any doubts at all. Of course, I have probably several sets for which I have not done that 🤞. I also worry about stuff that came straight from Lego, seeing as people occasionally report missing bags or even the wrong set inside.

    Now, if only there were actually some Amazon deals for people to post about :)
    autolycusmadforLEGOOubird
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,225
    Yeah, Amazon has been fairly barren the last month or two.. I should not complain though as my wallet took a hit before Christmas
    Pitfall69sklamb
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    Yeah, Amazon has been fairly barren the last month or two.. I should not complain though as my wallet took a hit before Christmas
    Same
    sklambYellowcastle2
  • Yellowcastle2Yellowcastle2 U.S.Member Posts: 47
    Elf clubhouse available
    madforLEGOMarshallmario
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,238
    Mos Eisley available for order, stock due in 4/9
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    Mos Eisley available for order, stock due in 4/9
    Omg!!! You're alive!!! Thank the gods!!!
    BumblepantsYellowcastleoldtodd33KungFuKennygmonkey76
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,685
    Mos Eisley available for order, stock due in 4/9
    Must’ve sold out already. I can only find horribly overpriced listings.
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,238
    Ugh, that went quick.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,225
    LEGO #60290 Skate park is on sale for 31.99 (20% off)  Not a great price (IMO) it may be for someone looking for a gift.
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,607
    I've gotten a number of deal alerts in the last couple days for 20% off sales at Amazon, Walmart.com, and Target.com.

    It's nothing spectacular for sure, but after a stretch of no discounts at all, it's nice to see a bit of a "return to normal".
    FizyxYellowcastle
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,238

    madforLEGOAstrobrickstomahawker
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,225
    #60197 Passenger train is on sale for 127.99 (20% off)

    Astrobrickspanchox1
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,238
    ^ I really liked that set after I gutted it for power functions.  Nowadays, I keep staring at the latest cargo train...
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,225
    #10255 Assembly Square is back in stock at Amazon.com if anyone was looking for it there (It also was on [email protected] with Double VIP points)
    Astrobricks
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,685
    Funny how our idea of an Amazon deal is now “is in stock” :-D
    560HeliportFizyxYellowcastlepxchrissamiam391juno_2023red237MynattFollowsClosely
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,225
    LEGO Minifigures: Character Encyclopedia: Includes More Than 160 Minifigures (the one with the toy soldier figure)  is down to 11.99

    thedingman5
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,238
    Picked up Tie and XWing for 20% Off And was surprised to see so many hard to find sets in stock.
  • panchox1panchox1 The Outer RimMember Posts: 688
    LEGO Minifigures: Character Encyclopedia: Includes More Than 160 Minifigures (the one with the toy soldier figure)  is down to 11.99


    not finding this.
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,607
    panchox1 said:
    LEGO Minifigures: Character Encyclopedia: Includes More Than 160 Minifigures (the one with the toy soldier figure)  is down to 11.99


    not finding this.
    https://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Minifigures-Encyclopedia-Daniel-Lipkowitz/dp/1465401725/
    panchox1thedingman5madforLEGOKungFuKenny
  • panchox1panchox1 The Outer RimMember Posts: 688
    thanks!
  • thedingman5thedingman5 Great Lakes, USAMember Posts: 281
    pxchris said:
    panchox1 said:
    LEGO Minifigures: Character Encyclopedia: Includes More Than 160 Minifigures (the one with the toy soldier figure)  is down to 11.99


    not finding this.
    https://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Minifigures-Encyclopedia-Daniel-Lipkowitz/dp/1465401725/
    Thanks!  That went from "didn't know that existed" to "gotta have that" to "ordered" in about 90 seconds!!!!
    madforLEGOKungFuKenny
  • FireFox31FireFox31 NH, USAMember Posts: 123
    Is it better or worse than the LEGO Minifigure Visual History with the orange spaceman?  https://www.amazon.com/dp/1465497897/  (worse because it doesn't contain an orange spaceman)

  • karritkarrit USAMember Posts: 457
    Considering the book was released 8 years ago the info is hopelessly out of date.  So unless one really wants that Toy Soldier Minifig?  To me it's not something that should be being sold for more than a couple of dollars at this point since it's so outdated..
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 570
    karrit said:
    Considering the book was released 8 years ago the info is hopelessly out of date.  So unless one really wants that Toy Soldier Minifig?  To me it's not something that should be being sold for more than a couple of dollars at this point since it's so outdated..
    I'm willing to bet most people mainly want it for that minifig so the book's content doesn't matter as much...
    panchox1gmonkey76
  • karritkarrit USAMember Posts: 457
    I know but I guess I have a love/hate thing for DK publications.  It goes back to all the Star Wars Complete Visual Guides that they produced that were always in need of new versions once the next movie came out.  Plus I think they are horribly overpriced to begin with.  I do want that Toy Soldier but still want a better deal.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,225
    karrit said:
    I know but I guess I have a love/hate thing for DK publications.  It goes back to all the Star Wars Complete Visual Guides that they produced that were always in need of new versions once the next movie came out.  Plus I think they are horribly overpriced to begin with.  I do want that Toy Soldier but still want a better deal.

    The best deal I found on the book has been 10.99 from Amazon. So I'm not sure there will be a better one, at least if you only want the one figure.. What grills my cheese is the book with the Orange space guy being only down to 26 USD on Amazon so far.
    KungFuKennyBumblepants
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,225
    pxchris said:
    panchox1 said:
    LEGO Minifigures: Character Encyclopedia: Includes More Than 160 Minifigures (the one with the toy soldier figure)  is down to 11.99


    not finding this.
    https://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Minifigures-Encyclopedia-Daniel-Lipkowitz/dp/1465401725/

    Now is down to 10.82
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,238
    If it continues to decrease, it may only cover microfigures.
    560HeliportKungFuKenny
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    I purchased a few of this item for $10.55 a piece back in 2013 on Amazon. Is this supposed to be some incredible price? 
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,238
    Nope, folks are just chasing something old at the best price possible.
    madforLEGOgmonkey76
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,225
    edited June 6
    Pitfall69 said:
    I purchased a few of this item for $10.55 a piece back in 2013 on Amazon. Is this supposed to be some incredible price? 
    Sorry, I thought it would be nice if others can find it at a similar price in case they may have missed the price before (especially if that good price was 8 years ago)
    KungFuKenny
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    Pitfall69 said:
    I purchased a few of this item for $10.55 a piece back in 2013 on Amazon. Is this supposed to be some incredible price? 
    Sorry, I thought it would be nice if others can find it at a similar price in case they may have missed the price before (especially if that good price was 8 years ago)
    No No. My comment has obviously been taken the wrong way. Obviously, it is a good price. @Yellowcastle mentioned "if it goes any lower" and I was just saying that I've gotten it for lower. 


    YellowcastleKungFuKenny
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,238
    Well, I was just setting up the joke, lol.
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 944
    To slightly paraphrase a quote from It's Always Sunny, it was because of the implication.
    KungFuKenny
  • panchox1panchox1 The Outer RimMember Posts: 688
    it's down to $10.51! WOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
    Fizyx
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,225
    panchox1 said:
    it's down to $10.51! WOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

    Down to 10.29 now
    FizyxKungFuKenny
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,238
    Bricksetforum subreddit lol
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