Posted 17 June 2006 - 04:21 AM
You say you're two sets away from completing your pirate collection? There about 64 sets so if you're lacking two you're about 95% complete. By the way do you have 1729 Barnacle Bay and 1788 Pirates Chest?
Also how much LEGO (particular in Pirate) have you (or anyone else who cares to share) bought over eBay?
Posted 17 June 2006 - 06:36 AM
I've had two bad experiences. One when I bought Ancient Amazon Ruins. There were some pieces missing and some broken. Nothing major and the seller offered to replace them, but I got such a good deal on it, I didn't bother. The other, and more saddening to me, was when I won Carriage Ride and one other paradisa set for $10, and the stupid seller sent it to the wrong address... I did get my money refunded but I still didn't get my pony. :(
I think it was such a good deal because it wasn't listed with the set number. The seller didn't seem to know them, which made them harder for collectors to find. I just stumbled on it... right place at the right time, I guess.
I do. Two of the former, actually... I have, however, ruined/lost the cardboard chest part of 1788. :biggrin:
Posted 17 June 2006 - 02:41 PM
I don't buy all that much over ebay, the only pirate set I bought was the Red Beard Runner, for around $60.
Posted 17 June 2006 - 03:48 PM
Posted 17 June 2006 - 05:00 PM
My dad was a military reservist, so I had access to the BX (Base Exchance) which often carried sets that were readily available in the US (i.e. Guarded Inn, Maiden's Cart, etc.). So I never really realized a lot of sets weren't available here. I'm pretty sure that's where it came from.
Posted 17 June 2006 - 07:04 PM
Basically its just a store that's operated on the military base for the soldiers. Its run by the military's AAFES (Army and Air Force Exchange Service). So, I assume, since they supply the shops all over the world they have special contracts with suppliers, that aren't necessarily available to other retailers. All this is pretty much conjecture, since its been about 10 years since my dad retired, so I'm not exactly sure about the logistics of it all.
Posted 17 June 2006 - 08:26 PM
Posted 18 June 2006 - 06:21 AM
I assume it is something like that. They all seemed to have a small (2 or 3 aisle) toy department with various toys.
Posted 18 June 2006 - 11:19 PM
Does this include all the imperial soldier and spanish armada sets?
Yes. All but the two I mentioned. Though to be completely honest, I only have the legend edition of the BSB
Posted 19 June 2006 - 12:51 AM
Posted 19 June 2006 - 01:51 AM
That's what I'm here for... ;-) Just keep checking ebay and don't get impatient and great deals will come to you too...
Posted 19 June 2006 - 07:13 PM
And just what set is this Mr Cleese?
Posted 19 June 2006 - 07:36 PM
I'm trying to find one of those too!
Cheapest price on bricklink I could find is $140 (no box, no instructions)
I'll wait till I see it on ebay for cheaper.
Posted 19 June 2006 - 09:25 PM
How much did you get yours for Mr W?
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