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What's your buying plan?

Post by Darth Legois on Wed 22 Apr 2009, 2:43 am

Well I sort of have a "buying plan" which is you wait for sales for certain sets ect... or which sets to get first and stuff.

Well I want the RGS & Solar Sailor and I think their product life is starting to end. So Im wondering which to get. Im hoping the RGS will be on sale with the Mid-year sales. But I think the solar sailor is going soon too. legounsure:

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Post by Keetong on Wed 22 Apr 2009, 7:27 am

I'd get the RGS, but I don't even know what the solar sailor is. Or you could just save your money, to get some of the summer sets.

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Post by Darth Legois on Wed 22 Apr 2009, 11:37 am

Keetong wrote:I'd get the RGS, but I don't even know what the solar sailor is. Or you could just save your money, to get some of the summer sets.
You don't know?! Whhhaatttt?

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Post by Paul Baulch on Wed 22 Apr 2009, 1:30 pm

If you get the RGS, make sure you don't pay full price because it's not good enough value. Wait until there's a 15-20% off sale.

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Post by Keetong on Wed 22 Apr 2009, 1:42 pm

Ok definatley go for the RGS unless you can get the solar sailor on sale.

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Re: What's your buying plan?

Post by Darth Legois on Wed 22 Apr 2009, 2:26 pm

Paul Baulch wrote:If you get the RGS, make sure you don't pay full price because it's not good enough value. Wait until there's a 15-20% off sale.
Im definatly not getting it full RRP! Im hoping it'll still be around with the mid-year sales. legounsure:

Keetong wrote:Ok definatley go for the RGS unless you can get the solar sailor on sale.

Well Solar Sailor is TRU exclusive the cheapest that they would put it would be $90...legorolleyes

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Re: What's your buying plan?

Post by ISC on Fri 24 Apr 2009, 4:46 am

Well, most of my purchases this year will be the August wave. So the plan is to get all of it from Traget Kmart etc at 20% off as this will save me loads.

RGS, Temple of Doom etc, Castle sets, Space Police small sets, Clone BPs, New Creator house, Pirates etc, its a blow out for the wallet. I mean if you add alot of those sets together its probably over 500, and 20% is 100 back in your pocket

Thanks to the ridiculous mispricing of Cafe Corner and Green Grocer on NZ S@H, I am currently very poor, though I will save about $150 getting them from NZ vs Aus. legosunglasses

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Re: What's your buying plan?

Post by Keetong on Fri 24 Apr 2009, 12:40 pm

ISC wrote:RGS, Temple of Doom etc, Castle sets, Space Police small sets, Clone BPs, New Creator house, Pirates etc, its a blow out for the wallet. I mean if you add alot of those sets together its probably over 500, and 20% is 100 back in your pocket

Thats sounds very much like my buying plan, I'll probably not get as much as I've said though.

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Post by marvinblue on Tue 28 Apr 2009, 1:33 pm

Like ISC, I'm waiting for the August wave of City and Creator items to hit the stores. Then I'm waiting for said stores to have their sales and in I swoop!! (That's the plan anyway!! legosmile2 )

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Re: What's your buying plan?

Post by peterab on Wed 06 May 2009, 1:13 pm

ISC wrote:Thanks to the ridiculous mispricing of Cafe Corner and Green Grocer on NZ S@H, I am currently very poor, though I will save about $150 getting them from NZ vs Aus. legosunglasses

So how are you getting the NZ S@H order? Do you have friends in NewZealand?

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Re: What's your buying plan?

Post by sammyboy on Wed 13 May 2009, 12:52 pm

Are you getting the Cafe Corners shipped to NZ and then on-sent to Australia?

If so, you'll be paying 18% duty (on Toys) and then 12.5% NZ GST on the cost of the sets and the shipping.

New Zealand does not have the same regulations as Australia for importing goods where the first $1,000 is free of duty. Anything over $NZ50 is subject to duty and gst. Not good! legosad

If you know of a trick to get around this, please share! legohappy

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Post by Brickthing on Thu 14 May 2009, 12:47 pm

sammyboy wrote:Are you getting the Cafe Corners shipped to NZ and then on-sent to Australia?

If so, you'll be paying 18% duty (on Toys) and then 12.5% NZ GST on the cost of the sets and the shipping.

New Zealand does not have the same regulations as Australia for importing goods where the first $1,000 is free of duty. Anything over $NZ50 is subject to duty and gst. Not good! legosad

If you know of a trick to get around this, please share! legohappy

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Don't value it that high on the customs form. To be more safe, have the receiver in NZ open it for you, so that it wouldn't count for its full MISB value. legohappy:

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Re: What's your buying plan?

Post by sammyboy on Thu 14 May 2009, 1:02 pm

That won't work because: -

1) Lego Company will send an invoice with the real cost of the shipment, and
2) Customs gets to it _before_ you the receiver in New Zealand would be able to open it (and that doesnt change the fact of how much the invoice from TLG says the package is worth!).

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Re: What's your buying plan?

Post by highkites on Thu 13 Aug 2009, 1:28 am

Now I'm guessing most of you buy the sets for the set design and not for parts. As I'm only really interested in parts for MOC's pretty much all my bricks come from bricklink.com

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Re: What's your buying plan?

Post by Darth Legois on Thu 13 Aug 2009, 1:30 am

highkites wrote:Now I'm guessing most of you buy the sets for the set design and not for parts. As I'm only really interested in parts for MOC's pretty much all my bricks come from bricklink.com
Pretty much. I get most of my "special parts" from BL. Unless a set has alot of good pieces i really need if i dont like the design.

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Post by peterab on Fri 14 Aug 2009, 4:09 am

sammyboy wrote:That won't work because: -

1) Lego Company will send an invoice with the real cost of the shipment, and
2) Customs gets to it _before_ you the receiver in New Zealand would be able to open it (and that doesnt change the fact of how much the invoice from TLG says the package is worth!).

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My S@H order has now arrived in NZ. No duties were payable. I assume that Lego pays any import duties, and they are included in the S@H price (that's part of the justification of different prices for different countries).
My order will be repacked in NZ and sent to Australia as the shape of the lego boxes makes them expensive to ship. I'm saving about $40 by getting them repacked.

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Re: What's your buying plan?

Post by highkites on Fri 14 Aug 2009, 4:11 am

Who does your repacking in NZ?

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Post by peterab on Fri 14 Aug 2009, 5:15 am

highkites wrote:Who does your repacking in NZ?

A freind from my girlfreinds knitting forum.

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Post by peterab on Fri 14 Aug 2009, 5:23 am

highkites wrote:Now I'm guessing most of you buy the sets for the set design and not for parts. As I'm only really interested in parts for MOC's pretty much all my bricks come from bricklink.com

I buy sets I like the design of and has useful pieces. I mostly buy the large sets such as the modular buildings, town plan, medieval market village etc. I try to get them on sale, which brings the price per part down.
I buy some specialised parts from BL, mostly for trains and building details.

I'm building a european train/town layout, and hope to use mostly mocs eventually. I will use some vehicles from sets, such as the new city bus.

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Re: What's your buying plan?

Post by dhoman01 on Sat 15 Aug 2009, 3:53 am

Do you guys when ordering through bricklink tend to use australian stores (to minimise postage costs) Are the bigger stores the ones to use? I have only ordered once. I guess if Aussie stores don't have have the part you need you have little choice but to go overseas.

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Post by Darth Legois on Sat 15 Aug 2009, 6:32 am

dhoman01 wrote:Do you guys when ordering through bricklink tend to use australian stores (to minimise postage costs) Are the bigger stores the ones to use? I have only ordered once. I guess if Aussie stores don't have have the part you need you have little choice but to go overseas.
Depending on what you buy and where postage overseas isn't normally THAT much more expensive. If you just got little pieces it should only be afew $ US dollars. Almost the same as Aussie/Nz stores

I'd reccomend Maxspace, One of the best Aussie BL stores. legosunglasses

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Post by peterab on Sun 16 Aug 2009, 11:53 am

dhoman01 wrote:Do you guys when ordering through bricklink tend to use australian stores (to minimise postage costs) Are the bigger stores the ones to use? I have only ordered once. I guess if Aussie stores don't have have the part you need you have little choice but to go overseas.

I tend to mostly use overseas stores, because they tend to have parts in greater number. Also the Australian stores have higher prices, so the postage sort of evens out. For example I recently bought 26 train wheels. I chose the cheapest store that had the required amount and looked through his whole shop for anything else he had I wanted.

The worst experience I've ever had was with a bigger store, just check the feedback whatever store you use.

I do use one local store regulaly, but thats because the operator is a member of my LUG and he does a special deal and ships for free to our meetings.

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Re: What's your buying plan?

Post by Guest on Fri 04 Sep 2009, 9:09 am

Today I went and looked at some Lego for the first time in ages, I didn't know how much was around until I started looking.

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