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#1 Mister Phes

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 10:35 AM

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Here's the link to the auction

Approximately US $98.74!!!

Almost 100 US bucks!!!  That's definitely not worth that price!  The price that some nit wits are willing to pay on eBay is outrageous...  Although, more stuff for me on BrickLink!

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 01:43 PM

Its amazing how much people are willing to pay *wacko*  even for a great auction ;)

#3 Mister Phes

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 02:15 PM

But the soliders have the wrong hats!

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 02:17 PM

mister_phes, on Apr 21 2005, 02:15 PM, said:

But the soliders have the wrong hats!
Tre but they do look way cool like that, a colonial army ;)

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 02:22 PM

Wow that auction was crazy no way id pay that price for it :(

#6 Mister Phes

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 03:21 PM

xwingyoda, on Apr 22 2005, 12:17 AM, said:

Tre but they do look way cool like that, a colonial army ;)

At least you're optimistic!  And the people who bid for them obviously thought they looked cool too.  But I didn't think they're too great.  They are already colonial soldiers and the hats they're suppose to wear are more historically accurate.

#7 xwingyoda

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 03:25 PM

Optimism will definitly not make me buy such item at such price ;)

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 03:39 PM

i wonder how many ebay buyers are aware of the existence of bricklink, 'cause this price is really insane... any one who knows about bricklink wouldn't pay 100 dollars for this...
and i consider these hats to be a rip off... it's outrageous to sell these soldiers with these hats for that price!

#9 Mister Phes

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 03:42 PM

Ahhhhh who cares...  The less people that know about BrickLink the better off I am!  But from time to time there is a good bargain on eBay that beats BrickLink.  Not often, but sometimes.

However, when it comes to sets forget BrickLink...  eBay usually has them much cheaper.

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 03:42 PM

You've got to love the offer/demand law of business ;)
If a megablock wishes to pay that sum of money for that, well good for the seller ;)

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 03:44 PM

Indeed!  I buy regularly from that seller so I'm going to congratulate him next time I Email him.

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 03:48 PM

well i guess it's as in real life... if you're informed and educated, you get more chances and possibilities in life...

#13 Mister Phes

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 03:51 PM

I am well educated in the area of Pirate Lego now!

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 03:55 PM

one problem with bricklink, tho, is that you sometimes pay extras, like import taxes... whenever i get a shipping from the us via bricklink (about 5 kg of lego), i get to pay 10 euro import tax... that pushes the price as well...

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 03:56 PM

I always by locally otherwise the postage is too expensive.  So I've never had such problems.

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 03:59 PM

mister_phes, on Apr 21 2005, 03:56 PM, said:

I always by locally otherwise the postage is too expensive.  So I've never had such problems.
thing is that Us stores are very often the cheapest. i often hardly have a choice... transport costs in Europe aren't cheap either...

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 04:05 PM

Unfortunately for me the cost of postage makes them just as expensive as buying locally.  So might as well buy locally have recieve the goods a month quicker.

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 05:10 PM

mister_phes, on Apr 21 2005, 11:05 AM, said:

Unfortunately for me the cost of postage makes them just as expensive as buying locally.  So might as well buy locally have recieve the goods a month quicker.
But there's a better piece selection in the US. ;)

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 05:26 PM

For who?  You? I'm quite happy with the piece selection in my neck of the woods.

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 06:08 PM

One thing I never understood was seeing people buy the Original Falcon (7190) for 180-200, then other paying 90 for Leia and 50 for Han, when they could get them both, plus a load more pieces for a little bit more.
Figs really aren't worth more than the set they came in.

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 07:56 PM

He also says he spent $5000 on those figs is he insane ? *wacko*  *wacko*

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 10:51 PM

No.

If you want to talk about insane auctions, these auctions are truly insane:

Insane Auction #1

Insane Auction #2
That looks like a left hand to me?

Insane Auction #3
This is the best one of all. First off, it says a collector's dream! There are collectors of such "relics?" Secondly, that doesn't look like Mary to me, if anyone it looks like Magento from X-men!

Steve

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 10:53 PM

Yeah, another example of people's stupidity :-D

Those are definitly cheesy collictibles at affordable prices :-D  :-D

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 10:59 PM

you should see the things they're producing in the new pope's hometown... it's pretty crazy, right now... not just on ebay...

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 02:06 AM

I'm still trying to see the angel/praying person in the cheeto...?




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