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Ok lets make a European discussion thread about all important stuff for Europe LEGO investing. I am sure there are many similarities to US investing, and entering is the same, but how do Europe investors/AFOLs get their sets. Do you mostly use Amazon.uk.com? Do you use Ebay... How do you prepare to ''fight'' US competition with such discounted prices... I have a good idea for Jeff and Ed, when/if they look this thread. It would be neat, if we could get option for Brickfolio to be set in Europe, and our price points and retail numbers would be 25% higher than US. Would not skew graphs that badly. Because now it seems even with Discount of 20% I end up seeing above retail purchase on Brickpicker. So maybe when we would have option to click we are Outside US/or inside Europe we would get instantly recalculated prices like US retail x 1,25... Would help Europeans alot in my opinion. Also do European sellers get some contract for cheaper shipping or something, because shipping 2-5kg LEGOs to US costs over 60

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I'm from Italy I use amazon.it and amazon.co.uk because have free shipping sometimes IU'v bought from amazon.es amazon.de and amazon.fr in case of great deal It seems amazon.de to have the best prices Of course, when I order drom .i and .co.uk I order only at time Good idea to increase the US prices

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Thanks for getting this thread started; hopefully it will get some traction. I have nothing to contribute at this point but I will be moving to the Netherlands for work in June and will probably stay there for 5-10 years. I have sold Lego on Ebay and Amazon here in the U.S. for a while now with good success and am debating how much I would/could do this from Europe and still make a profit. Any suggestions or tips other users have would be greatly appreciated!

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Hi, Would be a useful tool to have European based prices if they have the time (I know they've got a lot on at moment, from reading other posts). I've not been using the site for long but have noticed that because of cheaper US prices that some of the new sets I log onto my brickfolio that have been purchased on sale, and easily the cheapest in the country (UK) at that moment in time still say that they are worth less than what I just paid.

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Hi,

Would be a useful tool to have European based prices if they have the time (I know they've got a lot on at moment, from reading other posts).

I've not been using the site for long but have noticed that because of cheaper US prices that some of the new sets I log onto my brickfolio that have been purchased on sale, and easily the cheapest in the country (UK) at that moment in time still say that they are worth less than what I just paid.

Exactly.

Why everyone can say this is just ''guide'' it would be nice ifEd and Jeff once they get their hands off more important updates add option to auto re-calculate all price guide for 1.25x US retail for more accurate prices.

Would do a big favor to European base or most others actually.

But even if they do this we in the end still have to compete with US prices because most aftermarket is happening in US i guess... so if i get return on US prices I know I am doing great with my set lol

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Hmmm I'm from Croatia, but I don't think brickfolio changes would do us any good. Why change the values? Just so that the brickfolio shows you're doing ok? Don't get me wrong, I understand the problem that European investors have with US prices, but if we think a bit out of the box the market today is a global one. For instance I tend to value my investments based on how much they are selling on ebay, amazon or BL. And I only check the actual sold items and not the listed ones. We are at a disadvantage, I agree, but changes done here won't effect your final sale.

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Hmmm I'm from Croatia, but I don't think brickfolio changes would do us any good. Why change the values? Just so that the brickfolio shows you're doing ok? Don't get me wrong, I understand the problem that European investors have with US prices, but if we think a bit out of the box the market today is a global one.

For instance I tend to value my investments based on how much they are selling on ebay, amazon or BL. And I only check the actual sold items and not the listed ones. We are at a disadvantage, I agree, but changes done here won't effect your final sale.

It would actually show me doing LESS good.

I am not asking for CURRENT price x1.25 calculation but RETAIL price x1.25 calculation.

If we increase retail prices for our graphs we LOWER our gains which would be more accurate.

I am not sure if you understood me :P

Retail for Medieval market Village is like 76

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I understand. Still I think this isn't as simple as it sounds. It would mean having 2 completely different databases (just retail prices) for each LEGO set which is a huge amount of work. I don't think the Macks have the time and the energy right now to do a big overhaul of the site considering their current work on the upcoming features and improvements.

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I understand. Still I think this isn't as simple as it sounds. It would mean having 2 completely different databases (just retail prices) for each LEGO set which is a huge amount of work. I don't think the Macks have the time and the energy right now to do a big overhaul of the site considering their current work on the upcoming features and improvements.

I am more thinking in a code similar to ''IF country ''list everything apart from US or anything else with US retail'' then ''retailx1.25''

granted I only attended 1 year of computer programming i think something in line of this code would be needed, but I have 0 knowledge of how do they run the webpage price guide anyway.

Maybe Jeff could reply here and give some light to my idea, or maybe I will simply PM him :)

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As this is a US site you would expect to see US pricing. But there must be something in a the programming that determines where you are because I only see European price comparisons (and Canada for some reason -- haven't worked that one out :) ). So for example, lets take 10226 I can see the Retail price of

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As this is a US site you would expect to see US pricing. But there must be something in a the programming that determines where you are because I only see European price comparisons (and Canada for some reason -- haven't worked that one out :) ).

So for example, lets take 10226

I can see the Retail price of

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Decide to stop lurking and post. To get back at your original question. I buy mostly from local Lego dealers. however I also think we have strong position buying from the united states with such a strong Euro. Even though shipping mostly is insane you can still make a profit flipping sets in the local/European market. As there are still a lot of people who are not willing to risk getting shipments from overseas or willing to pay the high shipping costs. Latest purchase is from Bricklink 10186 for 138,-

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I'm from Spain, I usually get my sets at local toy shops or by lurking at ebay.es and all the european Amazon sites. Buying from the US does not make sense for me as the taxes that I could end up paying could take the set even higher than what it could cost me buying it on this side of the pond. As for Spain, if the value of the goods plus shipping exceeds some ridiculous figure that is around 50

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