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  • w513mfsw513mfs ukMember Posts: 2
    went in to Birmingham town centre last monday as the lego dhop opened back up popped down stair in the Bullring to the Disney store where they had 2X #76108. On sale for £62 pounds. The boxes were damaged so asked if they could do any thing on price and they reduced to £52 each. I brought both I think its an absolute steel very chuffed.
    WesterBricksandheAstrobricksPJ76ukSirBrickalotOfLegobandit778BrainsluggedBriking
  • Tom79Tom79 Member Posts: 38
    edited April 27
    Does buying a random bag of train parts for €20 and finding the locomotive from #4536 Load 'n Haul Railroad, the wagon from #4537 Twin Tank Transport, 30 9V tracks (about half of them straight) + transformer, controller and rail clips and about 70% of #4547 Railroad Club Car (including only half of the trans clear hinge panels) and half of #6267 Lagoon Lock-up (with slightly broken 6 x 24 black plate) plus some more 9V train parts count as a great deal or not? I'm inclined to say yes but can't help but thinking it could have been sooooo much better... :-D
    At least the train still runs ;-)
    Bumblepants560HeliportdatsunrobbieAstrobricksSwitchfoot55WesterBricksoldtodd33KungFuKenny
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 83
    Tom79 said:
    ... random ... parts for €20 and finding the locomotive ... the wagon ... 30 9V tracks ... + transformer, controller and rail clips ... 70% ... half ... slightly broken ... great deal or not?
    Sounds like a great deal... of work to restore it all to its former glory.  Get to it!
    KungFuKenny
  • Tom79Tom79 Member Posts: 38
    edited April 28
    I've only done a quick check but restoration of the club car would take me around €80 (depending on part quality and which parts I still have lying around) which is still way less than even the cheapest available on Bricklink! Of course, then I would have to buy me a Metroliner too, hmm... I might sell those parts but the kids vetoed that idea :-(
    WesterBricks
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,697
    Depending on where you bought those parts, check back to see if they have any more. I've had random bags of parts from Savers similar to what you describe, and found other bags there a few days later that filled the gaps. 
    AstrobricksBobflip
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 622
    Depending on where you bought those parts, check back to see if they have any more. I've had random bags of parts from Savers similar to what you describe, and found other bags there a few days later that filled the gaps. 
    Also worth asking on the day.
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 653
    I managed to buy #41108, with box open but bags sealed, stickers in sheet, perfect instruction manuals, for 30€. I couldn't resist it, it just looks so fresh, it will be a great addition to the Heartlake neighbourhood.
    560HeliportKungFuKenny
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,489
    ^ Is that monorail track I see?
    andheM_Bossjason1976Jackad7
  • Tom79Tom79 Member Posts: 38
    He did mention 'Airport Shuttle' :-)
    At that price just that one would have been a steal and with the Pirates lot thrown in as well...
    AstrobricksM_Bossandhejason1976
  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Madison WIMember Posts: 168
    @FollowsClosely , does that look like a lot of fun! Let us know what you find.
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,207
    ^ ROFL
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,211
    Some people have no idea of the relative value of these things.  I've found people expect either eBay Buy-it-Now prices, or they just assume used stuff isn't worth anything.

    I had a Facebook Marketplace seller try to re-price an Admiral Thrawn set while I was picking it up.  That's always fun.
    andheMarshallmarioAstrobricksYellowcastleBumblepantsKungFuKennypxchrisKeilup
  • panchox1panchox1 The Outer RimMember Posts: 669
    not a big brag but my wife found a new sealed #31049 for $12 as a thrift (charity) store today.
    Switchfoot55560Heliport
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,303
    ^My son got that set once upon a time. Fun little build. I'd be happy with that purchase!
    panchox1560Heliport
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 3,022
    Found #10274 Ghostbusters ECTO-1 on uk Amazon for £87.66 today.
    this has got to be the find of the year for me.
    maybe even the find of the last 3 years!
    560HeliportSwitchfoot55Astrobricksmarco_technicoKungFuKennyWesterBricks
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,207
    I’m surprised his parents were okay with this, assuming they weren’t in financial troubles.  I’m okay with my kids pivoting interests but I’m not sure I would encourage / support them in trying to sell their toys.
    iwybs560HeliportOldfanFizyxgmonkey76SumoLegoMr_Cross
  • iwybsiwybs PlutoMember Posts: 172
    When I was eight years old, I had, hmm, let me count ... maybe $60 worth of Lego, US RRP?  I valued it more than life itself!
    Bumblepantsandhe560HeliportOldfanpxchrisgmonkey76MarshallmarioMr_Cross
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,489
    Not at that discount anyway!
    Yellowcastle
  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Madison WIMember Posts: 168
    Can an 8 year old even build half of those sets? Maybe Mom or Dad was the huge Lego fan? Even if the child started building when he was five...that’s a lot of Lego for a three year collection. More than a lot of people here on the forum buy in three years.
    Yellowcastleiwybsandhe
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,566
    Maybe the parents told the kid that if he wants to get into a new hobby, he needs to get rid of the LEGO to make room. If he has access to that much money, directly or maybe a lot of family/friends who give him stuff, then even a large house could get pretty full.
    SumoLego
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,034
    ^  ^^
    This was a bot more than half of what I saw in the house still. And the mom said they already sold some.
    SumoLego
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,207
    Did he by chance have a silver spoon in has hands during the transaction? :o)
    iwybsandheMarshallmarioSumoLegoMr_Cross
  • saddlerstusaddlerstu WalsallMember Posts: 6
    Scored an FB marketplace buy of Speed Champions Lamborghini set, Jaguar set, Audi Quattro, Ferrari F8, Nissan Nismo, Senna, Porsche, Ferrari & Chevvy for £40. Only missing the starter gates for the lambo & jag sets, well happy with that 😊
    BumblepantsFizyxSwitchfoot55WesterBrickscozydpa1SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,211
    Did he by chance have a silver spoon in has hands during the transaction? :o)
    Sets were delivered in a McLaren F1.  Took 33 trips to do it, and the Star Destroyer was strapped to the roof.  

    No biggie.
    AstrobricksYellowcastle560Heliportgmonkey76FollowsCloselyOldfanBrainsluggedMr_Cross
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 792
    edited June 11
    I buy the occasional local bulk lot because I strangely enjoy piecing models together without spending a lot of money. I bought an expensive lot the other week which had virtually no complete minifigs. It was super disappointing until I started finding the parts for a flawless Iron Patriot. I have been looking for one for 3 years! 
    SumoLegoWesterBricksgmonkey76andheKungFuKennySwitchfoot55
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 682
    edited July 23

    (31) 1-gallon Ziploc bags of used Lego @ $1/bag, mostly newer City & Marvel. Owner was a young kid ready to leave Lego & at least 2 bags worth were chewed/gnawed parts (never seen anything like it) luckily mostly easily replaceable basic bricks but some torsos/legs were tossed 😫😫  His dad must've mixed in a few of his Classic Space sets.  I literally cried for joy.

    #6952
    #60150
    #76083
    #75911
    #76104
    #31088
    #60221
    #76037
    #76115
    #75194
    #75931
    #75250
    #75955
    #60034
    #76117
    #70901


    pxchrisBumblepants560HeliportSwitchfoot55iwybsAstrobricksgmonkey76FowlerBricks
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,566
    ^ I have #6952. It's a great Classic Space set. Solar Power Transporter? How? Is it just a big battery? ...Who cares? It's just fun! Lots of cool parts, and I always liked the grey/ trans green color scheme.
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 682
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 682
    #70583 doesnt exist, should be #70683
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,566
    @gelkster No point in looking for cheap LEGO in the Twin Cities- I think you got everything! 👍
    Astrobricksgelkster
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 682
    edited July 25
    @560Heliport- TBH this all happened a couple months back (I'm still sorting, one half bag of Technic connectors left!!)

    My wife got a lead on her former student's little brother's collection & she asked the kid"s mom what SHE thought was fair...she said $1/ gal baggie. 🤣🤣🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️


    Also I'm in early negotiation stages with my regular Lego connection/pusher for a bunch of Castle/Pirate/random Technic...had no clue that stuff cost so much...may have to take out a 2nd mortgage. 
    560Heliport
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,489
    gelkster said:
    @560Heliport- TBH this all happened a couple months back (I'm still sorting, one half bag of Technic connectors left!!)

    My wife got a lead on her former student's little brother's collection & she asked the kid"s mom what SHE thought was fair...she said $1/ gal baggie. 🤣🤣🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️


    Also I'm in early negotiation stages with my regular Lego connection/pusher for a bunch of Castle/Pirate/random Technic...had no clue that stuff cost so much...may have to take out a 2nd mortgage. 
    When sourcing that mortgage, be sure to check what that kid’s mom is offering for closing costs and interest rate :D
    SumoLegoandhegmonkey76OldfanYellowcastleSwitchfoot55
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,211
    Better choice is probably a Home Equity Line of Credit, so there is some flexibility for future acquisitions...
    gmonkey76Yellowcastle
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 682
    Awww you guys haven't changed a bit 🤣🤣
    gmonkey76560HeliportYellowcastleSumoLego
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,034
    edited July 30
    My latest Facebook Marketplace Find

    All are complete with box, instructions and extra pieces. I now have 4 GE sets, I should probably sell one or two.


    Number Set name
    #10243-1 Parisian Restaurant
    #10211-1 Grand Emporium
    #10218-1 Pet Shop
    #10184-1 Town Plan
    7498-1 Police Station
    60004-1 Fire Station
    7641-1 City Corner
    60060-1 Auto Transporter
    60059-1 Logging Truck
    4434-1 Dump Truck
    6562-1 Gas Stop Shop
    60058-1 SUV with Watercraft
    4435-1 Car and Caravan
    60017-1 Flatbed Truck
    4432-1 Garbage Truck
    4433-1 Dirt Bike Transporter
    7639-1 Camper
    1252-1 Shell Tanker
    pxchrisSwitchfoot55560HeliportCaptainRogerseMJeeNLM_BossBumblepantsFizyx
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,034
    ^ and #3182
    Switchfoot55560Heliport
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 839
    WOW that's amazing. 
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,034
    Now that I got it home, I am even more pleased. Not only do I have all boxes and instructions, but the extra pieces are all in  baggies . This was well taken care of, and hardly played with. Sad, but perfect.
    Switchfoot55560HeliportBumblepantsAstrobricksFizyxSumoLegoamokMr_CrossFowlerBricks
  • 12651265 The Great State of TexasMember Posts: 1,013
    ^ Great find!!  What did you pay for it?
    andhe
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,489
    Such a great find that you used up your allotment of hashtags ;-)
    560Heliport
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,034
    1265 said:
    ^ Great find!!  What did you pay for it?
    $300
    SumoLegodatsunrobbieSwitchfoot55Mr_Crossoldtodd33
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