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1 hour ago, tractorboy said:

A surprise would be any exclusive being retired without a retiring soon tag. I think Lego have looked at the money being spent on the secondary market and have just decided to encourage customers to buy from them first.

I don't think your average Lego purchaser is checking the site weekly looking for retiring soon tags so I'm not sure how much impact that has.  After all, some sets that were tagged in October/November are already climbing well.

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59 minutes ago, kurnitb said:

Tax is included in the $380. Can even go lower with gift cards, :) 

So given an average 10% tax in the US, your $299 AUD equivalent is actually $439 AUD ...

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3 minutes ago, Fenix_2k1 said:

I don't think your average Lego purchaser is checking the site weekly looking for retiring soon tags so I'm not sure how much impact that has.  After all, some sets that were tagged in October/November are already climbing well.

Anyone going to SAH to buy something will see them. And this info is spread all over the online Lego community, so all those people are more aware of sets retiring than in the past.

If a buyer has a set in mind they've been meaning to buy, and they see a retiring soon tag on it, they're more likely to buy it before it retires than if it hadn't had a tag on it IMHO. Presumably this is why Lego are doing it. It may not have much impact on us, but it will clearly have some impact if we're missing out on those kinds of buyers.

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Picked up my ship-to-store Helicarriers from Walmart today. All 3 in great shape. Haven't seen it come back in stock yet at Walmart. Hopefully that's the end of it.

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7 hours ago, Val-E said:

C2c at US SAH. The beginning of the end?

Very early stages. Other retailers in the USA have plenty of stock and the fad is over so may be a long wait.

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1 minute ago, Fenix_2k1 said:

I still think it will go to TOOS shortly.

Why? It´s followed the classic C2c-sold out pattern so far. Will probably come back a few more times and then be done for good.

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1 hour ago, Val-E said:

Why? It´s followed the classic C2c-sold out pattern so far. Will probably come back a few more times and then be done for good.

Because quite a few times I've seen the c2c, sold out, then toos pattern. It's like it goes to Sold Out until they get estimated delivery for next shipment. Even 75192 went to Sold Out at one point on day of release.

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