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I have bought a lot less in 2018 as well. Mainly due to lack of substantial sales and interesting sets. As well as the current reselling environment forced me to be more prudent on what to buy. My current goal is to offload as much inventory as possible and wait for the right time, right place to re-invest the cash (not necessarily back into LEGO). 

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28 minutes ago, flord said:

What are Amazon fees like? What percentage? After my last invoice from Ebay, I am reconsidering how much I am going to use it. I am sick of being gouged.

Fees are higher than ebay I believe but I migrated from ebay 3 years ago because buyers are willing to pay a premium to buy from Amazon and that has worked out for me. As an example, I have an item listed for $100. Amazon will take $18 of that in fees, and credit me $7 for handling shipping. So I keep $89, but still have to cover the shipping cost which will likely be between $20-$25. So I price accordingly.

The key issue here though is that Amazon gated toys the other year for US sellers so that you can only sell if you were already selling them or meet their strict and expensive criteria if you were not already selling them. I'm not sure if they did that for Canadian ones too but I was already doing it. Limiting the amount of sellers is obviously a huge plus for those allowed to sell.

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On 9/14/2018 at 11:20 AM, jeff_14 said:

Just crossed my Amazon threshold for holiday selling. Had 3 sales in the past 2 hours alone, 2 of them for SW advent calendars appropriately enough. Ho, ho.....I mean yub yub

Advent calender's?? any $$ in those this year? I probably wont get into them unless i get them 40-50% off which wont happen till after christmas

 

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10 minutes ago, Substored said:

Advent calender's?? any $$ in those this year? I probably wont get into them unless i get them 40-50% off which wont happen till after christmas

 

No $ in them. I found them on "clearance" at WM last year before xmas. And that was a Star Wars one too! It was no where near 40-50% off though.

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7 hours ago, Substored said:

Advent calender's?? any $$ in those this year? I probably wont get into them unless i get them 40-50% off which wont happen till after christmas

 

There’s always money in these it seems. I sold each of the last 2 years’ advents (which were the worst 2 ever based on the figures) for a 50% profit after buying them on clearance. Not bad for 2 craptacular sets

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