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bag of Lego bricks, good price?

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I saw on the antiques and curiosity market someone selling some bags of Lego for 15 euro's. He told me it weights about 1 kg. So I just wondering ... is it a good price? I saw on the internet they sell the same for about that price too, but it's all unsorted and all kind of colors. Those bags were filled with bricks and some plates, so for me it's a advantage because I'm building a truck.

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Short answer: No.

Long answer: It depends whats in it.

Generally, on eBay, random part lots go for around £10 per kilo, so €15 (which converts to around £13) is inflated.

I never buy from people that sell in lots like that because the idea of buying random lots for me is the hope that I'll find something cool or potentially a complete set, but if they're splitting randomly then you'd need all of the lots to do that.

Also, I suspect that sellers just pick out all of the truly good stuff.

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On 7/2/2019 at 4:42 AM, leafan said:

Also, I suspect that sellers just pick out all of the truly good stuff.

As someone who used to help someone run a Bricklink store who resold lots, yes, that's what he did. Picks out any pricey pieces, rare animals, rare color parts, etc. then the rest of the lot went into inventory/the new lot.

I'm sure not everyone does that, because who has time to sort thousands of pieces a day, so you may get lucky. At that point it's gambling though, and you're better off just Bricklinking the parts you actually need since the average will be about 8 to 12 cents a piece anyway.

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Thanks for the reactions.
I've looked on the internet and ideed ... a bag of Lego, from a 1kg, costs about that price. So it's a good price I think. The only 'problem' is that's a kind of colors.
Last week he didn't bring them, the week after he would. I said, good plan! So I decided to buy a bag. It's all white pieces, what I need most so ... it seemed handy to me. Otherwise I had to order a lot of pieces and I don't know exactly how or what bricks / plates I need. And 2,3,6,8 long or so ever ...  is not so important. So now I have a lot of pieces so I can building further. After that I can always order some pieces or ... buy another bag. Another plus is it's also contains pretty much 'weird stuff', see third photo. So it's also nice. 

But anyhow ... for who's interested, I've made some pictures. I could choose out of 3 bags, and one of them, contains some plane parts? so I just choose one of the other 2.

I like Chinese food so I have a few plastic containers wich I use to sort it a bit out.

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the Bag itself.

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a Bit sorted out. a Container of 'weird' pieces (like tiles with guages on it, levers, grills and that sort of things), with double bricks, single bricks and 'small' plates.

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the 'Collection' of weird pieces. Some of them I don't know what to do with, others I think I'm sure I can find a place for it. There also a lot of steering wheels, I think I've some ideas for them.

It's a collection of used / 'new' parts and I don't know where he's got it from but I'm happy with it and I can continue building for a while.

 

ps. It's a while I've been hanging of a forum for active, so I hope the photo's are not to big?
otherwise I upload some smaller ones.

ps. Something got wrong ... how can I remove the other post?

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