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Rare Sets...

Post by peter89 on Wed 09 Feb 2011, 1:35 am

When I was younger I loved LEGO. From around 8 years old to about 16 I collected Technic sets. However time has come to sell them since they just sit and collect dust. Interestingly enough I have moved on cars, in some way LEGO for adults legohappy I was wondering where the best place to sell my sets would be? I was thinking ebay but I'm not so sure they would sell and if I would get the prices I'm looking for.

I have the following old sets: 8462, 8299, 8460, 8444, 8002, 8458, 7191. legosunglasses

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Post by Oddleaf on Wed 09 Feb 2011, 12:08 pm

Bricklink legohappy

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Post by peter89 on Wed 09 Feb 2011, 12:25 pm

interesting however the australian market seems small.

hmm, might just go with ebay.

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Post by Captain Zuloo on Wed 09 Feb 2011, 9:14 pm

Bricklink is an international website, and you're much more likely to get what the sets are worth if you sell them on Bricklink.

peter89, I don't mean to seem aggresive in any way, but I really don't like the way that you sign up only to make a financial profit and not contribute anything to the forum, somewhat insult our hobby by suggesting that LEGO isn't for adults, and then ask a question only to ignore advice without properly looking into it. If you have something worth while to contribute, please do so, but I don't like it when people use our forum just to sell off their old collection.

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Post by peter89 on Thu 10 Feb 2011, 1:09 am

I am in serious financial difficulty and like I said in my first post, the sets aren't used anymore. I thought it would be better to find someone that would appreciate them more then I do. They haven't been touched in over 4 years.

While we could debate forever on whether LEGO is for adults, I PERSONALLY do not find LEGO stimulating or complex enough for me anymore.

I did take the recommendation into account and went to the website. However there is no auction system and I think an auction system would find the best value for the sets and sell it the quickest. While I could start from a high price and keep lowering it until I got an offer, that is time I really don't have. Also, I will not be selling them internationally for shipping costs/insurance and possible scamming reasons.

How many Australians use Bricklink?

While you might not like that I am using the forum only to sell my sets, how else are people that are truly interested going to find out? I thought it would be better to ask an Australian forum of people who appreciate LEGO first rather then just selling on ebay straight up.

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Post by Baskin on Thu 10 Feb 2011, 7:09 pm

there are alot of Aussies who use bricklink legohappy

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Post by bradcoll on Thu 10 Feb 2011, 7:29 pm

peter89 wrote:While we could debate forever on whether LEGO is for adults

I dont think there is much for debate here, wait till you have kids, then you will find that LEGO is great for them and for adults alike. I have recently just got back into building LEGO with my 5 year old having stopped many years ago. This toy is a great way for him and I to spend time together and for him to explore his imagination.

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Post by Free Spirit on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 12:32 pm

My rare sets have been kept since they arrived in our household as I found very hard to part with such a collection.

Regrettably my 1970's collection consists of broken or missing parts however thankfully I have managed to keep a lot of the 1980's collection in as good condition as possible.

Whilst I have moved onto the current sets I can still cherish them for a long time as I have no desire to part with such a good childhood collection legohappy

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Post by Kaila on Tue 16 Oct 2012, 6:30 pm

Much of what Free Spirit said applies to me also, although from the 80's period. Too bad I only kept 2 boxes from back then though and many of the sets are incomplete.

However basically I am rebuying my old collection (aiming for the best condition possible) and a few more sets to boot.

I have fond memories of getting 7710 and 8050 as presents. It's funny that the schools seemed to bring in technic sets (my school in QLD did anyways) as a learning tool around grade 6 (1989 for me) - by that time I had played with it for 6 years and couldn't understand all the fuss ^^; . I am a firm believer that Lego stimulates your mind in a cognitive way and is an excellent tool for anyone and especially kids who are like sponges for development.

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