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Cashing Out - Christmas Price Spikes

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Happy December! It's that happy time of year when desperate parents pay ridiculous prices because they waited to buy that Lego set that sold out. I thought it would be good to start a thread where we can track what sets are spiking so that if you need to cash out on a few sets, you can make the best decisions. So far, I've sold my 4204 The Mine sets that I picked up on the $40 Walmart pricing error. They went for ~$140 apiece. At retail price, not the best profit, but I only bought them to flip quickly so I was happy with that one. The 9455 Ninjago Fangpyre Mech is trading at around $35. Again, not the biggest return on retail, but I picked up a bunch of these on the Wally World 2 for $30 sale, so a pretty nice little flip. The Lego Creationary game is a pretty tough find. They are selling for $60-70 if you can get your hands on one. Chime in with your own sales or ones you have your eye on, and let's all get rich this Christmas!

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You are vary smart to keep your 4204 set till now. I also bought 5 4204 sets from Walmart but sold all of them for around $85 on ebay two month ago. I should have waited. December is time to sell set, especially those kids like.

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The very mention of 4204 makes me wince. Snagged 7 during the fracas, sold them for double and was happy...for a few days. 4195, on the other hand, is proving a veritable boon. That ain't no normal spike. Crazy.

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The following sets that I have been watching closely are either sold out on LEGO Shop at Home, or out of stock and not shipping for a couple weeks (U.S. website by the way): 10228: Haunted House (Out of Stock) 10211: Grand Emporium (Out of Stock) 4202: The Mine (Out of Stock) 10229: Winter Village Cottage (Out of Stock) 4195: Queen Anne's Revenge (Sold Out) 4148: The Black Pearl (Sold Out) 10219: Maersk Train (Sold Out) 10216: Winter Village Bakery (Sold Out) The sets I listed above are the main sets that I have been watching on ebay, and they all seem to be climbing in price nicely, some more than others. Also I just noticed 10218 Pet Shop is currently of stock on the U.S. LEGO Shop at Home now and not shipping till Feburary, so this set could also be a potential quick flip if it gets high enough in price before the holidays, don't forget about those selling fees though as they chew into profit.

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It looks like the 4148 Black Pearl has weathered the storm (har har) of the Black Friday price cut and is selling around $130. Not too bad if you picked them up at $75. A few of the Potter sets are inching up, notably the Hogwarts Castle 4842 which is trading at around $200. I picked up a few of these for around $80 so it might be time to unload a couple.

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