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  1. You would think at $50/hr you could afford a phone that doesn't double post all the time.
    7 points
  2. For me, I wanted to add some to my inventory for 2 reasons. One, diversification, as I don't have anything like it yet. Two, the history of Mars Rover showed the the Exo Suit had potential to quickly double the investment. I agree that checking on the brick & mortar store daily for inventory wouldn't be worth it at this investment/return level. But ordering 10+ online from Target with a few clicks? Sure, why not. Aside, please don't judge others who choose to spend their time buying LEGO instead of getting a sun tan. To each his own.
    7 points
  3. If that's not your style so be it, keep your criticism of other members to yourself.
    5 points
  4. I like big boxes and I cannot lie. You other pickers can't deny.
    5 points
  5. Makes me believe even more in SSD and DS as premium investments. If they are shrinking boxes there may not be a box larger than those ever produced again, there is something pretty awesome about having boxes of those size sitting on your shelf as a collector. It may be true it isn't the size of the packaging that matters it is what is in the inside that counts, but everyone wants a huge package.
    4 points
  6. http://www.wired.com/2014/08/lego-cost/
    3 points
  7. Looks Like I lucked out for getting 5 of these from Tru online for $24.99 at 3am as I just got the email saying they were shipped. Dear Edward Mazerski, Thank you for shopping at Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com. We are happy to report that your order has been shipped. Here is a review of your shipped order: Item: 19054556 Description: LEGO CUUSOO Exo Suit 21109 Quantity: 5 @ $24.99 Status: Shipped via: Standard Shipping Subtotal: $124.95 -------------------------- ------------------------------- Shipping: $0.00 Estimated Tax $7.50 -------------------------- ------------------------------- Order Total: $132.45 -------------------------- ------------------------------- Your purchase has been sent to the following address: Edward Mazerski
    3 points
  8. When the truck arrives at my itty bitty place, and there's a big box in my face...
    3 points
  9. I'd like a banned badge as a preemptive move. When they're reading my posts and what not, they'll see the badge and figure, "we've already got this guy, move long."
    3 points
  10. Just remember, the average price per piece is only the derivative of the equation calculated
    2 points
  11. Ed, Tried to PM you but your inbox is full. You should take down that tracking info as someone could attempt to do a package redirect.
    2 points
  12. For Apple fans...it's a feature. They usually possess a sense of superiority so they need the double posts to make sure they get their point across. *I own multiple Apple products, this was a joke. if you are offended you are precisely the type of person I am describing.
    2 points
  13. You know, my damn Iphone double posts. Jeff talked me into it. It's Jeff's fault!
    2 points
  14. Alright everybody, after some last edits, fatboycarney has perfected the file for uploading a wanted list. You can download the txt file here. If you can
    2 points
  15. I had a box from TRU that looked like it dated Chris Brown, so I figured I'd pop the seals and put it together. After all, I should make enough selling the MISB units I still have to pay for this one, and even if I decide to sell it the used model will still pull what I paid in retail. But I digress... There was a fair portion of space that could be eliminated internally, but if they do so they should also thicken the outer box, which would counter the smaller box size. It was packaged into 3 smaller, inner boxes (okay, 4 if you count the one the manual was in). With all the bags being numbered, they could have just put it all in the big outer box and saved quite a bit of space. I would say that if it were packed according to content, the outer box could have been up to 20% smaller. That said, there is quite a bit of childish glee popping open a box that size to play with the toys.
    2 points
  16. Ok, this is a good post again, lets stop with everything else going on. I really don't care what anyone makes. Just find good deals and be happy.
    2 points
  17. I make $50/hr as well but I still spent time buying this at Target online and the Lego Store. That's me and how I like to spend my time. It has nothing to do with how much money a person makes. There's also no need to criticize how others are spending their time.
    2 points
  18. Fine, well, lets all try not to create multiple lego accounts just to nab an extra $20 or so Or rotate around the lego store. I'm sure we might make more rotating around the LV and Gucci store and flipping those handbags on eBay. Sent from my iPhone using Brickpicker
    2 points
  19. Already flipped 2 @ $50 each. Pretty good return, I'd say.
    2 points
  20. on friday just before 3 pm, i tried to buy 3 and was told by cashier because it was "limited release" and that they only had a "small number" of sets i would only be allowed to purchase 2 (along with 2 exo suits). Took them out to the car, went back got a cinnabon and an orange julius, went back to the store and shift changed had occurred with new cashier and bought 2 more.
    2 points
  21. At first, when I read the topic title, I thought it was about hiding lego for the wife or IRS.
    2 points
  22. You get sprung, wanna pull out your dime. 'Cause you noticed that box is prime...
    2 points
  23. Ordered friday and received saterday an Exo suit. Built it today. Man and wife Content of the box. A lot of small pieces. A lot of gray Final model. A also took a picture of the building steps. But I guess you like to see the final model. It was fun. Comments: - it is somewhat fragile but not in a sense that you can not touch it! - interesting use of pieces. - a lot of small pieces give a nice model in the end that is still big enough to enjoy. - nice instruction manual. - because of the use of the "retro" space logo on the box I think a lot of AFOL's will want this. It's hard to say why. At least I wanted it because it reminded me of my childhood space adventures. - due to the small pieces the real playability will decrease and "displayability" increase. - investement? Don't know. All will depend on how long the set will hold on as an exclusive, how long lego will produce it, etc. Yet another exciting set. Verzonden vanaf mijn iPad met behulp van Brickpicker
    2 points
  24. This set is too damn cool NOT to do well post eol. I've already got 13, shooting for at least 20. Patience is the key. I won't be selling any until at least three years after eol. Personally, I think those who talk bad about this set and spread opinions as fact secretly love it too. They are just trying to thin the investor herd. Anyone who has a clue should be in deep on this set.
    2 points
  25. For those who don't have every set # memorized , 76005 is "The Daily Bugle Showdown"
    2 points
  26. I will keep it for sure for a while because I will give it to my son tomorrow. I will sell it when he is outgrown Duplo.
    1 point
  27. Not stricky CL, but a war story nevertheless. I respond to a local ad, where a guy is selling decent polys at rock bottom prices. Address says he
    1 point
  28. This makes sense and is what someone expects if buying a bundle. I'm referring to the people who think you can put a couple items together and then charge more than each of those items would sell for individually.
    1 point
  29. I'm guilty of bundling stuff and yes I do competitively price items, so the bundle is usually a little less than if the buyer were to get them individually. It saves on shipping for me and it's also an attractive option for some buyers.
    1 point
  30. great idea but i don't have any rovers to follow through. i slept through the rover availability both times when it became available LEGO Shop at Home ah well not going to chase the missed one... but i got enough of this one though. already received few from target. thoroughly enjoying it. not sure about the short term flip. since i didn't buy any for that purpose. i just have 10(ten) going to at least hold them till x-mas.
    1 point
  31. This whole website is based on hoarding and reselling. What are you trying to do here?
    1 point
  32. I am warming up to this set. It is stylish and the box is very tastefully done. It is worth every penny of $20 and will appreciate very well IMO. The ROI of this set can be in the stratosphere because of the low MSRP and potential to be rare(1 per household) and desirable. I received my first one today and I am a big fan. The prices are already hitting $50 on eBay and will continue to climb, unless LEGO releases the set to other retailers.
    1 point
  33. Deep in the seals it's wearing. Factory tight and I can't stop staring.
    1 point
  34. Alternative build from set number #5893. http://brickset.com/sets/5893-1/Off-Road-Power
    1 point
  35. SSD: 24.0 x 20.0 x 7.5 inches DS: 23.2 x 19.8 x 6.9 inches Sandcrawler: 22.9 x 18.9 x 6.7 inches Sea Cow: 22.9 x 18.9 x 4.9 inches
    1 point
  36. Haven't you guys seen the movie Transcendence? I think you can cheat death easier than taxes after watching that one... Sent from my iPhone using Brickpicker
    1 point
  37. They blacklist your address, your VIP account, your name, your ph#, your email, your IP address, your cc#, and anyone other VIP account, address etc ever used from that same IP address, cc# etc. Don't take it personally it is just business. TLG knows they cannot compete with our packing and level of customer service lol. From there you don the black hat and continue business as usual.
    1 point
  38. I don't remember which one had the majority. I will say that the BL feature that shows which stores have the most items listed on your wanted list helped out a lot. Here are the stores I used, the totals are misleading as to which had the most parts since I ordered some extra stuff from some stores to reach the minimum (Minifigures, etc.). Bricks.of.Fury (1404) US $2.52 Lego_Man_AFOL (86) US $10.23 studmart (675) US $3.25 azbricks (1589) US $8.18 ADOPT_A_BRICK (2824) US $6.63 Jokers74 (41) AU $9.02 landmbrick (174) US $9.45 There were some that were very hard to find. The 1x1 flat transparent red tiles (SNOT) were a little tough to find. Also, I got the last 2x2 round that is used for the jet engine that was listed on BL when I checked. I will say that I could have found the items a lot quicker if I didn't look for stores without a minimum order. There were a few places that had some of the harder to find parts, but I only needed $1.00 worth of stuff and the store minimum was $8. I understand why some stores want a minimum order to pack and ship the items, I am not faulting them for that, it just made my search harder
    1 point
  39. I have 8 children and therefore a legitimate reason for buying multiples, yet somehow I doubt TLG would accept that as an excuse were I to fall under their wrath. I've already decided I won't get upset if/when it happens. The banhammer is random like a lightning strike. You can't get upset at an irrational phenomenon for acting in a purposeless and irrational manner; TLG's bans are the same way. You can take some steps to protect yourself against a lightning strike, but in the end it's going to strike where it strikes and if you're in the way, there's not much you can do. If I do get banned, I want 8 badges. And I do have a spiffy flame email ready to send out letting them know about 8 future consumers with high earnings potential who *won't* be buying directly from TLG or frequenting their retails stores due to TLG's wacky policies.
    1 point
  40. I may or may not have poofed this at Amazon
    1 point
  41. Not really building, but sorting out the pieces from a Fire Brigade and Palace Cinema lot I bought. Both sets were separated into floors. I've spent the weekend verifying the inventory. I will build these, just not sure if I'm going to tackle them straight away, for build some other sets I have sitting there from other bulk purchases.
    1 point
  42. I wouldn't say it's confirmed. That article is citing Chris Pratt as the source.
    1 point
  43. My curiosity is why you would even list something at that price? Odds are that the person buying it is either trying to scam you, or accidentally purchased it. I'm sure I have things that are overpriced in my store, but nothing that is exorbitantly high. Maybe it's just me who feels this way, but I also don't like taking advantage of stupid people. (Go to 1:27)
    1 point
  44. Interesting - have you requested free replacement parts on any of your other accounts? If they've linked them, that could be part of the answer. Either that, or they're having another drunken dart game over at TLG and your wedge got hit.
    1 point
  45. I bought another R2D2. I have 6 now.
    1 point
  46. I got what u are saying, but I don't want to be called a thief like last time.
    1 point
  47. I have to disagree with this statement. Two things are guaranteed in this life: death and taxes. Anything else, you can be 99.9% sure, but you can never be 100% sure.
    1 point
  48. I'm sure you all know my weapon of choice. "Speak softly and carry a big motherf**kin' hammer!"
    1 point
  49. The HH is a home run...period.
    1 point
  50. Starting in on some Ninja sets I recently bought. I just finished 6088, and these ninja sets are awesome. For anyone not familiar with the Ninja theme, it's less cartoony and more true to the subject matter than Ninjago. I officially love this theme and can't wait to build the rest... http://brickset.com/sets/6088-1/Robber-s-Retreat
    1 point
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