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    Holy Smokes! eBay Member Pays $4725 for USED #10179 Millennium Falcon!


    Amazing how much money people have! Seriously, this goes to show the amazing appreciation and love for the world of Lego Star Wars. Either the person here has too much money to blow, has no idea what they are looking for on eBay or is just plain crazy. Looking at the numbers the Brickpicker database, we know that the current going rate for a Used #10179 UCS Millennium Falcons is $1125.39 USD, which is way below what this fellow paid. Next month when we run our numbers, I will be very interested to see how much this one listing raises the overall value for the used market for this set. Posted Image Click Here to view the eBay Listing What do you think, is this buyer crazy? Would you ever spend that much on a used set?
     

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    Imagine they stumbled upon Bricklink after the purchase! Bricklink is known to have inflated prices for sets, but not even for this set.

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    I guess if you really wanted/needed it for your collection. But still your better of buying the individual pieces one by one.

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    This is the sort of confused buyer that needs to be around every auction! I'd love to see some other UCS purchasing prices! Thanks for covering this one!

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    Tere are sometimes when you just really need to own something, but a bit of looking around the internet would have saved a good bit of money.

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    I can't really think of any safeguards that are in place to stop a small group of people (or even a single person) from artificially increasing the value of sets by making ebay auctions for a certain set, using two other ebay accounts to simulate a bidding war, repeat, and thus, increasing the "average" selling price on sites like this. Then people who rely on these types of sites will expect to pay much higher prices. You need to keep in mind that since it is an ebay auction, not only was there a guy who paid $4725 for this set, but there was a second guy who was apparently willing to pay something like $4625 (ebay will bid for you only as much as it has to in order to beat the next highest bidder by a certain amount, something like $100 once you hit this price point).

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    Why do a lot of you called the buyer stupid or an idiot? I'm new in the Lego investers area, but I have a lot of experince in selling comic books and collectable vinyl records from the sixties and seventies. I can tell you guys, that I've sold records for more than 200% + above the catalogue value. So I'm not really surprissed that this happens with Lego's too. I agree when you say, take a look around and you'll find one for far less, but hey maybe the buyer has a lot of $$ and was buying this as a birthday present for his son to play with..... The value of any collectable is what the buyer wants to pay for it.

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    its entirely possible this sale was not legit. I would follow up with the seller to ensure it was a true completed transaction to keep your numbers accurate.

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    That is way two much, but if I really wanted it and I had the spare change around, I would definitely buy it at that price.

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