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PF costs on lego.com

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Post by timmyc1983 on Sat 04 May 2013, 1:49 pm

So i go to lego.com to price the PF required for my newly built Emerald Night ( legohappy ), and i start adding the required parts, and it seems reasonable, so i add a couple other bits for some other projects. So altogether it comes to $86, then i realise it thinks i'm in the US, so i change the shipping destination to Australia and the prices almost double to a total of $164!!!!

Why on earth are the Australian prices to disproportionate to the rest of the world!? They're offering free shipping, but i would rather be charged the US prices and have to pay $45 for shipping!!

This makes me go to bricklink because i can get things so much cheaper there, i know ultimately LEGO still win 'cause i'm buying their product but i need to have a winge!! legoneutral2

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Re: PF costs on lego.com

Post by peterab on Wed 08 May 2013, 10:09 am

Australian prices aren't too out of step with the rest of the world, US prices are. Pretty much everywhere the wholesale price is the same (though I suspect the US is lower).

Just take advantage of the US price by using a re shipper or contact a US Bricklink store and see if they'll buy what you want and ship it for a reasonable fee. I've done both in the past successfully.

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Post by timmyc1983 on Wed 08 May 2013, 4:47 pm

Two good tips, thank you!

I have put the power function projects aside for now tho, there's always something else to do legolaugh

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Re: PF costs on lego.com

Post by SnapLock on Wed 08 May 2013, 4:50 pm

I have been in the same boat with the outrages cost of power functions so i ended up buying the Yellow cargo train locomotive with power functions for $70 of off Ebay.

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Re: PF costs on lego.com

Post by timmyc1983 on Wed 08 May 2013, 5:05 pm

$70 lego8O how'd you get it so cheap? I never find deals like that legosad

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Re: PF costs on lego.com

Post by SnapLock on Wed 08 May 2013, 6:24 pm

timmyc1983 wrote:$70 lego8O how'd you get it so cheap? I never find deals like that legosad

most of the good deals like that i get from America, i spend hours trolling eBay at least 2-3 hours a day if not more and use a wide variety of search terms. sometimes i get lucky and snap a bargain but not very often.


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Re: PF costs on lego.com

Post by timmyc1983 on Thu 09 May 2013, 4:59 pm

hmmm nice one!! I'll have to keep a closer eye out...

I hope you mean trawling not trolling tho.... legotounge

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