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TAKING RESERVATIONS!: Selling ALL Of My Lego Sets

Posted by HAZMAT , in Real Life, LEGO Oct 16 2012 · 499 views

Original Entry (May 15th):

(well, most of them)

Anyway, I think it's about time to clear out all of my sets I don't want, and keeping the handful that I do. Additionally, I'll be selling other LEGO-related stuff like the Bionicle comics (and maybe even the magazines if someone wants them??? I have all of them from like 92 to 2008 or something)
I don't really know what I'm going to do with them, but I figured I'd throw a topic in B/S/T. Beforehand however, I'd like to gauge interest and see if even that would even be worthwhile, or if I should find something else to do with them.
Here is the majority of my collection on Brickset, several sets are missing (also keep in mind I will be keeping some):
http://www.brickset....?OwnedBy=HAZMAT
(if I do end up selling on BZP this will be completely updated beforehand and I'll probably make an entry to let people know that the list in finalized)

So, how many of you would be interested? (and by that I mean, actually BUY SOMETHING)
Additionally, how do you recommend I come up with prices for them? (inb4 someone says make them all free)



Update (June 10th):

All this week I've been making my way through. Progress has been slower than I'd hoped, a lot slower. I was hoping to have everything ready by the end of the month, but I don't know if that's feasible. I was off this week which gave me plenty of time to go through them, but it's back to work tomorrow.
Additionally, some missing sets have been added to my Brickset list, feel free to check it out. (sets I'm keeping still haven't been removed)
As for pricing, I'm thinking of just using the original MSRP. I know some of the older sets are probably worth more and I'd be taking a loss, but I care a lot more about getting rid of them than making loads of money.
That being said, I might start taking reservations sometime soon, so if there's anything you know you want and will actually buy, provided the prices are agreeable, maybe you should start a list somewhere. Once the topic goes up in B/S/T, people who have reserved sets will get first dibs on them.



Update (October 6th)

I will now be taking reservations for sets. Here's some info you'll want to read:

-Reserving sets does not commit you to buying them, it simply gives you first dibs on them when I begin the selling phase.
-You can reserve as many sets as you want, but try to remain realistic of what you will actually want to/be able to buy.
-In the case of several people reserving the same set(s), whoever reserved first gets first dibs. If they don't want it, the next person who reserved gets a chance.
-Keep in mind I'm not going to be selling every set. If you reserved something that I'm keeping, I'll let you know when the list is finalized.

To reserve sets, do the following:

Send me a PM titled Reservations. (if you want to change your list at any time, just send me another PM titled Reservations Changes)
Include a list of sets you want to reserve. Set numbers are required, names are optional.
List each set individually, don't just say "i wnat all ur boncles"
If you're not from the US, please say so. I'm still undecided about shipping internationally.

Some other info:
I'm hoping to start selling before then end of the year, but no earlier than the end of October. That should give you some time to figure out what you want and will be able to buy.
As for pricing, I'm currently leaning towards original MSRP+10%, but I'm not sure if that will be final; it seems like a lot to ask. Prices will definitely be negotiable, regardless of what I settle on for pricing. I'm also considering doing package deals, eg. "buy 6 Toa for the price of 5" or something like that.
Paying will almost certainly be via Paypal only.


This whole going-through-sets and selling-sets thing has turned out to be much more involved than I thought it would be. :P The reservation guidelines seem a bit strict, but I'm hoping it'll make things easier for me once it gets to selling time.

if you have any questions/comments/concerns, leave a comment below.



bumping to hopefully drum up interest

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Well, I'm for sure interested in buying some of that, Titan XP especially, but I don't think I can spare the money right now, unfortunately.
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Electric Turahk
May 15 2012 07:27 PM
Oh, I'd probably be interested in a few. And with a new job starting next week I'd probably actually be able to buy them too.

For prices, I'd look around on Bricklink (or whatever LEGO-specific sales site you prefer) and compare prices. Remember to take into consideration if you have the instructions, original box/canister, the condition of those two, etc.
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Jedi Master J.
May 15 2012 07:37 PM
I'll would be interested in quite few of your Star Wars stuff, especially the technic ones, and anything else you might have from the early technic lines.

As for pricing, I would suggest doing what ET said above.

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@Xaeraz: I would certainly offer to hold sets for people if they didn't have the money at that time
@ET: Everything has instructions, canisters if they came in one, and most have the back of the box that featured alternate models
Thanks for the pricing suggestions
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Ultimate_Kardas
May 15 2012 08:58 PM
I'd love some of the bionicle sets, especially some of the older titans. (CAHDOK AND GAHDOK AND RAHI =O) I'm just worried about shipping costs since I'm from the west coast in Canada.

~U_K~
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Yeah I'd definitely have to look into shipping to other countries, I'm not sure what kind of costs we'd run into
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Electric Turahk
May 15 2012 10:32 PM
NO. my RAHI.
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Tyler is Love
May 16 2012 01:07 AM
I have the Crystal Crawler too! :o
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Man... there is a lot of stuff on here I would really like to have, depending on what you don't end up keeping.

6445-1: Emergency Evac

4744-1: Tundra Tracker

7101-1: Lightsaber Duel

7106-1: Droid Escape

7146-1: TIE Fighter

7700-1: Stealth Hunter

7701-1: Grand Titan

7702-1: Thunder Fury

8002-1: Destroyer Droid

8100-1: Cyclone Defender

Slizers and Throwbots

8537-1: Nui-Rama

8548-1: Nui-Jaga

8557-1: Exo-Toa


Probably wouldn't buy all of that... but I'm interested.
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Aw man, I was hoping to get the Nui-Rama...

I'd like Brutaka, The Boxor, and the aforementioned Nui-Rama (if Sisen changes his mind). Of course, chances are you aren't accepting reservations yet, so my saying that was pointless. >_<
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Not quite yet, but it's fine to name some things you're interested in. It's good to have an idea of what people want.
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