I am pretty new here, this being my first post. :)
I posted this over at classic-castle, too, but wanted to get as much advice as possible, so I figured I would post it here too. Forgive me if you saw it there. Also, I hope this is the correct forum for a post like this - please move if it is not.
So, basically I wanted to share a deal I got and get your opinions on it since I am rather new to this.
In the past couple months I have watched the Atlantis Gateway of the Squid and got 2 of them on sale for $30 at Target (usually $40). However, this isn't the real deal - but just to give some additional info. And to give some more background, the main thing I like about these sets (for castle/moc-building purposes) is that they have 2 of the 6x12 dark tan plate that is only in handful of sets other than store grand opening exclusives. Additionally, it has 3 4x6 tan plates and a fair number of dark bley pieces including 8 of the 1x8 dark bley bricks. I also like the 8 dark green weeds/spines. :)
So, I decided to check a local kmart yesterday since I have heard about nice sales there but never seem to find them. Well, I found 7 of these sets there for $16 each ($112 total). Now you may call me crazy, but here is the way I was thinking about it. The squid warrior sells decent (seems to be usually $5-$7 on ebay and avg of $8.45 on bricklink) and the 2 diver minifigs are nice enough that I think I could probably make back at least $10-$12 per set. If that is the case I would be paying about $30-$40 for over 2300 lego pieces - seems decent to me. Am I being stupid or does this make sense to you guys?
Then today I checked another kmart and they had 6 more sets, but for $24. So I only got 3. Should I have gotten the other 3 as well or should I have even gotten these?
Any thoughts you can provide and advice for how to sell (i.e., bulk minifigs of the same type, should I do ebay vs bricklink, etc) would be much appreciated!
Thanks so much!!