Jump to content

1989 LEGOLAND Pirate System 6274 Caribbean Clipper

  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic  – Started by Drummer4life55 , Mar 14 2012 04:16 AM

#1 Drummer4life55


    Posts: 1
    Joined: 14-March 12
    Member: 27302

Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:16 AM

I must admit upfront I know nothing about Legos, I had some as a kid and that's about it. This weekend I bought at a garage sale LEGOLAND Pirate System 6274 Caribbean Clipper that has never been opened. The lady who was selling it said her son got it for Christmas of 1989 but he wasn’t into Legos so they just put it away. She said she just recently come across it in a box of blankets and her son told her he didn’t want it and to sell it. I bought it for $20 thinking it might be worth more. The reason I’m here asking what it’s worth is I did a Google search and saw one was for sale on here in 2011 but I do not see how much it sold for. I did see used ones have sold on eBay for as much as $200. Anyways, as collectors of Legos any serious ideas on what mine might be worth?


Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

#2 CMP

  • Ass

    Posts: 14333
    Joined: 27-August 09
    Member: 7199
    Country: Florida, USA

Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:09 AM

Sealed ones on Bricklink go for around $500 and upwards. You've hit a complete and utter jackpot.  :thumbup:
Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Atramor Gibbin, Level 42.2 Rogue Thief in Sandy's Heroica RPG
Miderun, Level 17 Berserker in Sandy's Heroica RPG

#3 MAH4546


    Posts: 161
    Joined: 01-March 07
    Member: 1413

Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:21 AM

 CallMePieOrDie, on 14 March 2012 - 06:09 AM, said:

Sealed ones on Bricklink go for around $500 and upwards. You've hit a complete and utter jackpot.  :thumbup:

They are listed for the price. That's not how much they actually sell for.

$200-350 is a good, abeit wide, range of what it would realisticly sell for.

#4 Sebeus I

Sebeus I
  • Winner of the Third Tournament of Retribution!

    Posts: 1571
    Joined: 04-September 08
    Member: 3891
    Country: Belgium

Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:24 PM

An unopened box ? that's worth a lot  :pir-oh:
Ofcourse there's a specific audience for that kind of stuff, personally I wouldn't pay such high price because of the sealed box, I would eventually open it anyway.
I would certainly pay less than $100 but I'm confident that there are people willing to pay much more,
$200 seems a realistic price, considering its condition.
Posted Image

#5 Nagyzee


    Posts: 202
    Joined: 06-May 10
    Member: 10540

Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:39 PM

You seriously ripped that poor lady off with that $20 you paid. To balance out your karma, you could sell it on to me for $40. 100% profit is rather nice, no? :pir_laugh2:

Just kidding. If you are not really into Lego then I think your best bet is to simply sell it on ebay. I'm quite sure it will fetch at least $200 in an auction.

@CallMePieOrDie: none was sold at those crazy prices in the last 6 months.

Edited by Nagyzee, 14 March 2012 - 02:40 PM.

#6 Cpt. Dan

Cpt. Dan

    Posts: 261
    Joined: 20-April 10
    Member: 10350
    Country: USA

Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:41 PM

I need to visit more garage sales apparently.

if the price is right I may be interested in buying it.

#7 bombcar


    Posts: 13
    Joined: 13-March 12
    Member: 27295

Posted 14 March 2012 - 04:59 PM

http://www.bricklink...PG.asp?S=6274-1 shows that it sells used for about $112, and hasn't sold new in the last 6 months.

#8 Bobkov


    Posts: 11
    Joined: 24-July 11
    Member: 19261

Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:34 PM

So pretty...

My advise is to put it in a glass case as a war trophy and then start getting into Legos...

#9 Laura Takayama

Laura Takayama

    Posts: 652
    Joined: 02-October 11
    Member: 20752
    Country: USA

Posted 16 March 2012 - 12:12 AM

Dude, you have no idea of how insanely jealous of you I am!  My brother and I got the Caribbean Clipper for Christmas in 1989, our first (and up until I bought the Black Pearl) only "big" ship... Unfortunately, we had to get rid of it when mom made us give away our LEGO stuff when we stopped playing with it in High School (well, we were allowed one small set/MOC each), and I've regretted it since.

I agree 100% with Bobkov's suggestion:  Put that sucker in your trophy case, because you definitely scored an epic win on that deal!
-Laura/Hikaro Takayama

Gender-Fluid Christian and proud of it.

"Wot's faster than a warbuggy, more killy than a warbike, and flies through da air like a bird? I got no bleedin' idea, but I'm gonna find out."  - Kog da Flymek, pioneer of the Deffkopta

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Sponsored Links