Winnie the Pooh looks great! 1264 pieces and $100. (Looks small.)
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Posted by The Green Giant on 04 March 2021 - 02:42 PM
Star Destroyer from BB showed up. They shipped it in that outer box that the big sets come in. Perfect condition.
Only problem is that my son was home when it was delivered, and that outer box has LEGO plastered all over it. He ain't stupid...but he better pretend to be if he ever wants it! Best part, his Bday is in April and he's going to be expecting it, but it won't be there. It's for Xmas.
What you do is you take the set and hide it. Leave the LEGO box somewhere he will find it and fill it with clothing or something.
Also are you open to adopting me? I'd like the first two NinjaGo City sets.
Posted by The Green Giant on 01 March 2021 - 05:12 PM
Funny you mention the Target coupon, didn’t even know it was a thing ... but I received an envelope in the mail this weekend with a note from Target saying they forgot to give me the coupon last year and there were 4 physical 10% off coupons inside. Of course they don’t work with LEGO ... but still useful.
I bought my Ruko TV with a 20% off coupon holiday time coupon in 2019. It's 32-34 inches, has a $25+ Ruko device in it, cost like $96. It's weird what you can and can't use Target coupons on. Still really useful for household things.
Posted by The Green Giant on 25 February 2021 - 01:24 PM
It wasn't other company's debts. It was a leveraged buyout. The three venture capitalist companies only came up with 20% all Toys r Us then had to pay off the borrowed 80% debt.
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Leveraged buy out? It's not a buy out if you are only buying out 20%. Why would TRU have to buy 80% of itself?
I can't buy a car or a house without a payment plan but corrupt Wall Street gangs can just buy 20% of a six billion dollar company.
Here's an article that somewhat explains what happened.
The important part...
That Toys R Us was a mastodon facing an Amazon asteroid doesn’t hold water. When the closing was announced, the retail chain still held about one-fifth of U.S. toy sales. The company was even turning a profit. But it could not overcome its overseers’ burden of debt.
So when the hedge fund owner or whatever we would call them knew they could never pay the other 80% they owned they added more debt to the company so when it went bankrupt they could get rid of extra debt.
Meanwhile in Biden's America he wrote the bankrupt bill so the only debt you can't get rid of is student loan debt and prevents you from trading Gamestop stock so the hedge funds can drive that company into the ground at the lost of tens of thousands of jobs. But as long as the rich get richer it's all good.
Posted by The Green Giant on 21 February 2021 - 11:32 PM
And yet one of those companies is bankrupt and the other is not.
That's because of corrupt capitalism. Very similar to what was going on with Gamestop. TRU was actually making a profit. It's the hedge funds that stuck all their other companies debts on it that destroyed the company.
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Posted by The Green Giant on 16 February 2021 - 06:03 PM
Aw man ... I’m going to spend more money than I want on Vidiyo, just because they’re so weird and quirky. I’ll probably pick up the Alien starter, see if the app is actually cool and well done ... and then embrace the addiction for the minifigure series at $5 a pop. I hope the app sucks
Just wait 6 months and then the things will be 50%+ off. I don't see parents paying $20 for a pod, a figure and some printed tiles.
Posted by The Green Giant on 15 February 2021 - 10:14 PM
does anyone else have issues with actually opening and building their sets? I always feel torn because of the value of some of these older sets I haven’t gotten around to. Like the Fishing Store ... love the set, will probably never sell it ... but it goes for $450 minimum on Amazon .
I'm more pissed at my ex now. They wanted to build the fishing shop, only built the bottom and then we broke up. Now I wish I left it in the box. (I did finish building it and it's beautiful).
It's my issue with the modulars. I have Pet Shop, the bank, detective office, the diner, assembly square, Parisian restaurant, cinema and not a single one is open. They are just worth so freaking much. the corrupt stock market or Bitcoin I don't understand, LEGO is still where the value is.
I even have a few 'wtf' value sets like an Elves dragon that goes for $120 and I got for $17. Or a NinjaGo helicopter that was $20-$30 on sale and now goes for $80+.
hell my mom found me an unopened Pirate set from 1993 within the last 5-6-7 years and she didn't pay more than $20 for it at a flea market. It's worth $350 last I checked.
I have so much LEGO now I have about 20 big containers with build sets in my mom's basement I need to go through and see if I want to keep or sell them.
Posted by The Green Giant on 02 February 2021 - 01:53 PM
Looking at the goat prices on eBay made me feel better about my great white purchase
Brickset is having a bonsai contest. I normally ignore them, more so at Brickset, Huw is a weirdo, but the prizes include multiple goats! Grand price is like a $100 GC and 4 goats.
Posted by The Green Giant on 31 January 2021 - 02:08 AM
I think I have a problem ... I just paid $28 for a LEGO great white shark ... still felt cheaper than paying $150 for the whole damn set.
I once saw an Agents set with two sharks but missing one go for $35 and I'm like "SHIT" I missed it.
Did anyone grab the lego nes from awd earlier that dealseeker2u posted on twitter? It looks like there are two lego nes listings on amazon . One had a vg condition for ~ $201 and another listing had a vg for ~$153. Both looked like legit listings when I looked at the main product page. That one is a killer deal.
AWD has had one for $211 for several days, I've never seen lower than $203. $150 I would have bite.