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Figure in fees, shipping, etc. if you are talking about getting enough money back to basically get your other one for free, I'm skeptical.

Sorry, yeah, the $66 does include shipping, but not Ebay fees or wherever you sell it.  So, take a little off that total.  Again, I only want the three main minifigs, so I'm just trying to figure out if it's worth it or not. 

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dang, with i would have caught the buy 1 get 1 40% off sale, have been watching this set for some time hoping it would fall below $45, mainly for my own personal collection but still it would have been nice.

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dang, with i would have caught the buy 1 get 1 40% off sale, have been watching this set for some time hoping it would fall below $45, mainly for my own personal collection but still it would have been nice.

 

The BOGO 40% off is still working at Amazon.  I just added 2 Black Gate's to my cart and it totals out at $71.98 for 2 on the last page/place your order screen.

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The BOGO 40% off is still working at Amazon.  I just added 2 Black Gate's to my cart and it totals out at $71.98 for 2 on the last page/place your order screen.

Oh cool thanks, i was confused as the final prices doesnt show up until the very last page of check out process. Looks like there are a few other sets that offer 40% off as well :thumbsup:

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Sorry to bump such and old thread. 

 

I found one of these clearanced at my local Wal-Mart for $29 and couldn't help myself. The box is a little banged up, but not too bad. 

 

Should I be sitting on this or should I part out the figs? I'm really not trying to get into parting out sets. 

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29$ is nice!

I am too lazy to part sets out, but it is often the best way to make profit before EOL. However, if my calculations are good :umnik:, this set (and LOTR sets as well) has a good chance to sell over 100$ in a couple of years. In either way, you cannot lose any money...

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29$ is nice!

I am too lazy to part sets out, but it is often the best way to make profit before EOL. However, if my calculations are good :umnik:, this set (and LOTR sets as well) has a good chance to sell over 100$ in a couple of years. In either way, you cannot lose any money...

I finally picked up on that denoysa!

Even if I don't 'love' the set doesn't mean it's not solid. Found another one today. ;)

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I grabbed a couple more at Target online...

 

This is a lesson I'm learning quickly this year--my first really "all in" the business:

 

If you want something and it's still on sale, grab it now. Price go up and then poof quickly as sets start to vanish.

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Parting out this set (and others) is good as you don't have to stress about how couriers handle the package when shipping.  A lot of UK buyers are so anally demanding that any set I have in a less-than-perfect box, gets parted out or sold without box or "Damaged Box" in big red font.

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Black Gate's success will be determined by how well the Tower of Orthanc does. Yes it has awesome minifigures, but people want it for either a double gate like the movie or for around their Tower of Orthanc. I would of thought this would be a great set without Orthanc but I parted some out and now I understand people like Mouth of Saruman because it's unique and very cool. They also want the gate, especially in quantity. The rest of the set isn't really that great of a seller unless you offload the stuff for cheap.

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Zero chance this happens.

 

Not zero...maybe .0001%?

 

I'd be happy if a year brought it to at least Canadian MSRP plus a little.

 

Too many deep discounts in the $20s and $30s for it to shoot to $100+ I think.

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If it is EOL now, it may hit MSRP or a bit higher, on average, by end of next year and could sell for $75ish toward the end of the Christmas buying frenzy in 2015. I think it will be a while before it hits $100.

 

It's really a shame that this seems to be the end of the LOTR theme. Why Chima can get a mammoth and LOTR can't have an Oliphaunt (or Faramir, or Eowyn, or a Nazgul, etc etc) is beyond me. :crying:

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If it is EOL now, it may hit MSRP or a bit higher, on average, by end of next year and could sell for $75ish toward the end of the Christmas buying frenzy in 2015. I think it will be a while before it hits $100.

 

It's really a shame that this seems to be the end of the LOTR theme. Why Chima can get a mammoth and LOTR can't have an Oliphaunt (or Faramir, or Eowyn, or a Nazgul, etc etc) is beyond me. :crying:

 

We just need Disney to make a cartoon LOTR show and then we'd be inundated with sets from the show...

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