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Many thought the China region sets were pretty fantastic...and hopeful that the sets would eventually be released worldwide (this could still happen); and in the mean-time the sets have been popping up in the US (some Independent Brick stores and ofcourse Ebay) ranging from $150-$200 (relatively modest gains given shipping). That said...many believed that these sets would get a big run-up leading into Chinese New Years (this past Tue).

That did not happen.

I am wondering why...great sets...global popularity...and global holiday lead-up (that often includes gifts/red envelopes)

[hoping this thread captures for prosterity some of the mis-judged expectations...feel free to post other examples that come to mind]

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2 minutes ago, $20 on joe vs dan said:

Many thought the China region sets were pretty fantastic...and hopeful that the sets would eventually be released worldwide (this could still happen); and in the mean-time the sets have been popping up in the US (some Independent Brick stores and ofcourse Ebay) ranging from $150-$200 (relatively modest gains given shipping). That said...many believed that these sets would get a big run-up leading into Chinese New Years (this past Tue).

That did not happen.

I am wondering why...great sets...global popularity...and global holiday lead-up (that often includes gifts/red envelopes)

[hoping this thread captures for prosterity some of the mis-judged expectations...feel free to post other examples that come to mind]

$20 on joe vs dan you are dumb and have incredibly unrealistic expectations. Yesterday I found a 5 $ bill I was hoping it would be worth 10 $ by time I got home or maybe even a 100 $...That didnt happen.  You have a lot to learn about lego investing, supply demand, reality, reselling, value etc

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7 minutes ago, Brickshopper said:

$20 on joe vs dan you are dumb and have incredibly unrealistic expectations. Yesterday I found a 5 $ bill I was hoping it would be worth 10 $ by time I got home or maybe even a 100 $...That didnt happen.  You have a lot to learn about lego investing, supply demand, reality, reselling, value etc

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While I don't have high expectations, I tend to think/hope seasonal sets will see a boost every Valentine's, Halloween & Xmas, so I can't fault the logic.

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40 minutes ago, Brickshopper said:

$20 on joe vs dan you are dumb and have incredibly unrealistic expectations. Yesterday I found a 5 $ bill I was hoping it would be worth 10 $ by time I got home or maybe even a 100 $...That didnt happen.  You have a lot to learn about lego investing, supply demand, reality, reselling, value etc

"dumb"? What are you 5 years old?  Go back to playing Duplo...the adults are talking

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6 minutes ago, lodibricks said:

While I don't have high expectations, I tend to think/hope seasonal sets will see a boost every Valentine's, Halloween & Xmas, so I can't fault the logic.

I wish, this has been working in the opposite direction the past few years.

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2 hours ago, iahawks550 said:

My Star Trek Enterprises from Mega Bloks still suck.

Yep...That was probably my worst investment ever.  How many did they make?

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I have no idea, but at least a dozen more than what people want. I just looked, and it's actually still available at Amazon. I really had no idea that was still the case. It's a cool set, but my last purchase of one was almost two years ago, and I thought that was the end of it's life.

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Yep...That was probably my worst investment ever.  How many did they make?
Too many, but good news they will always have demand. That bun just needs more time in the oven. Not going for vulcan but maybe low earth orbit to dump them...

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