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Sells the figs on eBay, and maybe gross $260. Long sales process though to sell all those parts, years and years.
Really, how many basic bricks, plates, and such really sell on Bricklink? (that is really a question, as a non-part seller, I have no idea to tell the truth, it just doesn't seem like the common stuff would sell)
At first, sales are dead, until say you hit the 10,000 part plateau. Then you started to get a few. Then you hit 20 or 30,000 parts and sales pick even more. And so on.
It's definitely a lot of work - to sort, keep organized, ship tiny packages - over and over. You really have to like that sort of thing. Sometimes people will buy 1 single part and pay $3 shipping. If you don't mind the "dink and dunk" approach, you can make nice profits, and still have a large supply of parts.
I found sets like, Glove World, produced excellent profit while the set remains active. I think that's the key. It's not about selling retired sets, as much as it's selling current sets, and using the profit to reinvest in what you'd like to keep MISB for aftermarket purposes, or whatever.
I got an order the other day for 1 1x2 brick for $0.08. Feel bad charging my minimum shipping on that but it barely covers what it costs to ship and the bubble mailer.
Meh.. If it goes for more than $20 then it's a bonus for me, as I thought it to be worthless. I've opened and built one and it's one of the worst sets I've built since coming out of my dark ages, and the minifigs are below average. I don't mind sending a minifig to a fellow collector either. It's one small set, if I lose a few bucks I don't really mind. I just recently bought a UCS Falcon from a bricksetter that arrived today, so any cash right now is a plus
shipping would hurt though :P
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This should be close to ELO , you think?
As for Electric Light Orchestra, I love them.
Super Turbo Power?
The maddening thing, and the main reason that I really started sorting my pieces I have at home, was ordering a part then finding I already had the part about a week later while searching for another...
Also AMazon also has most PoTC on sale, some good deals some not so much. But they have the Carriage Escape for those that missed it in the LEGO store and the The Mill is a better price via Amazon at 28 bucks
I'm still hoping the Whitecap bay goes lower than 70 as I really like those for parts.
1. You have to have a big store that has these common parts in bulk.
2. It helps if you are in a larger country with a significant local customer base. On cheap parts that have lower value / weight shipping costs are more of an issue.
Will Lego reproduce this set for store release, or leave it to be a low production run polybag to go the way of white Boba, chrome C3PO, etc. (The same question can be asked of Batmobile mini; Thor polybag; and Loki polybag).
Or will they fill stores with it like they did with the Harry Potter lab polybag (which was available via game first as an "exclusive")?
Anyhow recently I've found a sealed 7171 Mos Espa Podrace set in a small toystore. The box has some shelfwear at the corners and there are 3 small price stickers on it but otherwise is in fine condition. Price was 95 USD.
What would you do with it? On BL no sealed one was sold in the last 6 months even though it's available from a lowly 150 USD. Part out value on the other hand is a nice 230-240 USD. Would you part it out? That seems to be the logical solution to me but it would feel a bit awkward to open such an old sealed set. Your thoughts?
The current Pod Racer set has been for sale for as low as $60 or so, multiple times. Kinda hard to make the older set worth $150. :)
Based on that, I believe PS will be a strong seller in the aftermarket.
But that is just my take, if you only have 1 to sell, you only need 1 buyer. :)
If buying for resale, I'd wait for an offer - they are not moving that fast.