Jump to content

Quarantine Trends - LEGO Online Selling Prices


Recommended Posts

24 minutes ago, BrickLegacy said:

Do this long enough and you can guess package weights down to the ounce... that's reseller-loser-druid, level 6. 

God mode is wrapping all your ToyCentric packages with the free eBay shipping tape.

I am stuck at level 5.  I can only estimate package weight down to .25 lb / 4 ounce without a scale

It looks like the buying rush is winding down. I only spent 2 hours this morning packaging as supposed to 3 hours each weekend night :drag:

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 456
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Don't forget about us girls! 😉

We had a big shipping day as well. The stimulus appears to be working!

Posted Images

14 minutes ago, Darth_Raichu said:

It looks like the buying rush is winding down.

 

either that, or I've sold out of all the trending items... I haven't decided which yet.

I do expect it to wind down once retail stores are open again, and then another bump down when Amazon returns to somewhat 'normal'.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, MotorCityMuscle said:

For sure. I haven’t tried skirting the system. So far I’ve just used a bathroom scale to estimate shipping costs and then paid the actual at the post office. I’ve just never printed my own labels at home. 
 

assuming I should skip the bathroom scale and get a decent package scale. Any reccos? 

Are you taking the sets into the bathroom, or did you bring the bathroom to them?

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Prices so high...are folks doing, planning, or thought about selling their private collection pieces..and hoping to buy back when prices tank due to The recession/normal?

basically day trading w/ LEGO sets

 

Just sold a used Ninjago City for $350 plus ship....tempting to offload my pristine boxed set from my personal collection

Edited by $20 on joe vs dan
Link to post
Share on other sites
that's the first one that popped up for me as well. it's good for large packages as well? oh say a millennium falcon? must have some sort of memory function i suppose so you can see it after you remove such a large box?

They all have a “hold” button that locks the weight on the screen when you remove the box.
Link to post
Share on other sites

More...

Carousel 10257 –                              $350 - $380 –   38 available.

Winter Village 10259 -                         $115 – $130 -    60 available.

Arch Guggenheim 21035 -             $125 - $145 –  20 available.

Arch Arc 21036 -                             $60 –$70     -   30 available.

MC Mushroom 21129                      $29 - $37     -   26 available

MC Nether Railway 21130               $60 - $70    -    10 available ($$$)

MC Witch Hut 21133                        $150           -     8 available ($$$!!!)

Friends Steph House 41314             $79 - $100   -   30 available

Friends Hospital 41318                          $150- $190    - 12 available

Friends 41323 Snow Chalet                   $45 - $50        -   15 available

Friends Catamaran  41317                    $55 – 65         - 40 available

Winter Holiday Train 10254                  $125- $150    -   150 available

Technic Ocean Explorer 42064            $200                - 7 available

CITY Bulldozer Break in 60140             $74 - $80       - 14 available

CITY Coast guard HQ  60167                $150 - $175    - 9 available

TECHNIC Bucket Excavator 42055      $350 - $400   -  6 available

Ninjago Master Falls 70608                 $30 -$35         -  30 available

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, $20 on joe vs dan said:

Prices so high...are folks doing, planning, or thought about selling their private collection pieces..and hoping to buy back when prices tank due to The recession/normal?

basically day trading w/ LEGO sets

 

Just sold a used Ninjago City for $350 plus ship....tempting to offload my pristine boxed set from my personal collection

I'm wondering the same thing. I bought a Ninjago city & City Docks last Black Friday for personal collection.  $1000 combined is a tempting notion if I can pick them back up for half that later this year.

Link to post
Share on other sites
34 minutes ago, KvHulk said:

That's the scale I currently use. It's great.

ebay1.jpg

this topic was on another thread year ago...I got this one ( version w/ reader on a wire [for large boxes]) based on the recs for it...never did me dirty

a week ago, I "skimped" on postage resulted in both the package being crushed and the post office charging my buyer the difference...in my case it was a couple BHz (poor Harry, always gets the shaft)...so instead of just being out the $2.50 in shipping, I had to refund $10 for the crushed box...to appease buyer...which I thought was reasonable at the time.

Edited by $20 on joe vs dan
Link to post
Share on other sites
Prices so high...are folks doing, planning, or thought about selling their private collection pieces..and hoping to buy back when prices tank due to The recession/normal?
basically day trading w/ LEGO sets
 
Just sold a used Ninjago City for $350 plus ship....tempting to offload my pristine boxed set from my personal collection

No guarantee the price will come down and you won’t get around to building it anyway. Sell.
  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, DadsAFOL said:


They all have a “hold” button that locks the weight on the screen when you remove the box.

For bigger packages (e.g. Amazon inbound shipment boxes), get the same company's other scale with a detached display for only $6 more. It's almost impossible to reach a "hold" button under a big box on a scale that's like 2-3" off the ground unless you have the scale (and the box) on a table.

https://www.amazon.com/Accuteck-ShipPro-Digital-Shipping-W-8580-110-Black/dp/B00KYA0RC2

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, grackleflint said:

For bigger packages (e.g. Amazon inbound shipment boxes)

 

for cheapskates like me, I place a couple spent rolls of packing tape as supports between the scale and the box, and then zero/tare the scale.  This gives me 3" of clearance or so and I can then see the scale reading.

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, SpaceFan9 said:

for cheapskates like me, I place a couple spent rolls of packing tape as supports between the scale and the box, and then zero/tare the scale.  This gives me 3" of clearance or so and I can then see the scale reading.

I use a popcorn bowl :D

  • Like 3
  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, SpaceFan9 said:

for cheapskates like me, I place a couple spent rolls of packing tape as supports between the scale and the box, and then zero/tare the scale.  This gives me 3" of clearance or so and I can then see the scale reading.

I use my bathroom scales for large packages in 2 steps: 

1. Weigh myself without the package

2. Weigh myself holding the package

Subtract 1 from 2 and there is your package weight. Downside: A painful reminder of my own weight.....

  • Haha 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Phil B said:

I use my bathroom scales for large packages in 2 steps: 

1. Weigh myself without the package

2. Weigh myself holding the package

Subtract 1 from 2 and there is your package weight. Downside: A painful reminder of my own weight.....

this is only accurate if you don't snack between readings

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
58 minutes ago, Phil B said:

I use my bathroom scales for large packages in 2 steps: 

1. Weigh myself without the package

2. Weigh myself holding the package

Subtract 1 from 2 and there is your package weight. Downside: A painful reminder of my own weight.....

this is what i've been doing. any advantage to having a "package scale?" maybe a bit more precise? 

Link to post
Share on other sites
45 minutes ago, MotorCityMuscle said:

this is what i've been doing. any advantage to having a "package scale?" maybe a bit more precise? 

In my opinion, a precise scale only matters if you are shipping a lot of light packages, less than 1 lb for cheaper USPS First Class package rates and generally less than 4 lbs for the general line separating USPS Priority Mail from being cheaper than FedEx/UPS Ground rates. Even USPS First Class rates are split every 4 oz but the differences can add up quickly for a lot of packages where 1 oz makes a difference (e.g. up to $0.92 between 12 and 13 oz on a $5 charge). 

For large packages the dimensional weight charge will outweigh the actual weight since LEGO boxes are a lot of air. For example, I sent Amazon a 22x16x16 package of small sets and the actual weight of the box was 23 lbs but the UPS dimensional weight ending up being a charge of 30 lbs so being precise to a 1/10 ounce makes no difference.

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.




×
×
  • Create New...