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You might also strike it lucky with a sought-after Lego series. For example, ‘Ultra Agents’ was launched last year and early sets that were originally selling for about £40 have already doubled in value.

Read more: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-3318616/Build-fortune-Lego-stashed-attic-ll-smiling-way-bank.html#ixzz3rW06tcRl 
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1 hour ago, justapilgrim said:

You might also strike it lucky with a sought-after Lego series. For example, ‘Ultra Agents’ was launched last year and early sets that were originally selling for about £40 have already doubled in value.

Read more: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-3318616/Build-fortune-Lego-stashed-attic-ll-smiling-way-bank.html#ixzz3rW06tcRl 
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Some people are confused between asking price and actual transacted price. Only one of these should be used for valuation for the region that the transaction took place.

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Let them post that you can become rich buying Lego, as I stated many times at least 75% of the new would be investors and think they can make tons of money fast, well don't last long, just look at all the people on this site that in the last few years you don't hear from anymore well most of them failed. anybody just starting that think they can buy all the sale items and Exclusives and become rich in a year or so are doomed, and after this Christmas there will be many more failures. People are just itching to sell stuff just to make a few dollars, I mean like $5 or so.    Ed

People that get into reselling with the intention of quick flipping to 'make it rich' intensify the saturation in the market and stump the growth of sets.

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26 minutes ago, Crustybeaver said:

People that get into reselling with the intention of quick flipping to 'make it rich' intensify the saturation in the market and stump the growth of sets.

You're right, it's not "Lego investors".  

But the daily Mail articles are meh, really, a handful of middle age mothers will be telling their kids to check their old lego, convinced it’s valuable, when really it a few kg’s of heavily used city sets.  This does more damage to the used market, but it’s been dying for the last year or so anyway.  

Frankly the damage to the new market (in the UK) has been done now. I know guys, that operate in the greyer side of the business environment and they are all over lego this season, they’ll be sourcing through there long established contacts, mostly legal but grey (tax avoidance for the most part) but some not and they’ll be dumping sets over the holidays.  Sure they love making $5, 100 of $5’s at a time every week.   They’ll move anything for a few %, and if the market for that product collapses or becomes over saturated, they’ll dump their remaining stock and move on to something else.   

If you’re holding solid pre 2013 stock then you’ll probably do fine.  But after that, the only question remaining is how long the margins remain for people to stay in the game, which largely depends on the success of Lego/Disney marketing and five years of SW and MCU.
 

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The article is total complete rubbish. UCS falcon and mr gold stashed away in my attic? Oh yeah. I forgot that I had those, duh. Ultra Agents ftw? That's great advice.

The damage has already been done and this article is just a reminder. All I'm saying is that if you're loading up on pet shops and palace cinemas thinking you're going to strike it rich, think again. You better be ok with making $25-$50 on your $150 investment in the next 4 years. I'm predicting that both of these sets will stall at $250 post retirement as we get through the reseller glut. I'm buying very little at RRP, including exclusives, because I see greatly reduced margins on the horizon for everyone. Buy cheap if you can folks.

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At the moment the unique chance to make a good profit is to make a good choice. Forget modulars, forget $100 sets like SC, VW Van etc... $100 (or 100 Euro) is a magical border for hobby sellers which is not overstepped by them for non modular stuff. A hobby seller thinks twice to invest $200 and decides to buy 2 sets at $100 with the thought that both can increase by $100 what makes $200. For them it seems to be more probably than to believe that a $200 set will increase by $200 - a big mistake...

So the really stuff that promises bigger proffit are still all UCS sets or sets which are pretty expensive ($150 upwards) or sets which are not in a mass production (some Ideas/Architecture sets). I see really no other sets which makes sense to be horded...

At the moment I see only 2, maximum 3 sets which will make great profit in future but I cannot betray it. :-)

Mauro

(Owner of 91 MRs)

 

 

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Not valid for older stuff, sets like MF, TM, ET will always stay expensive.

But you forget one important thing - there are to many sets at one time at the market, so that every set cannot be horded by everybody. So there will be still sets which will be forgotten until they become retired...

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For f***'s sake people, chill out.  You're acting like one single article presages the full scale collapse of the secondary resale market for Lego.  As history has shown us...it doesn't.  Although there haven't been many such articles over the years, this is not the first and won't be the last.  Although each new article may draw more people in looking for a quick buck, as many have pointed out, the money isn't as easy as many think and most of those folks wash out in a relatively short period of time when the hundreds or thousands that they've dropped on Lego don't multiply over night.  As long as Lego maintains its popularity and TLG continues to operate on the same business model as it does today (i.e., with sets that are only on the market for a limited period of time), there will continue to be a secondary market and there will continue to be money to be made reselling Lego on that market.  That money may not come in exactly the same ways, same volume on a per set basis, or same timeframe that it has in the past, but that money is still there and will remain there.  My margins are lower today than they were a few years back, but I am making far more money overall than I ever did before.  If I had freaked out when USA Today did an article on Lego investing a few years back, I would have missed out on all that profit. 

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