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Kirk

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Imperial ?
« on: December 19, 2017, 09:17:34 AM »

I saw on ebay today Duncan Imperial for $30!  Although that seem funny, they sold 3 already.  Perhaps it is the lure of free shipping :)
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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: Imperial ?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 01:05:47 PM »

Unbelievable!!!
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Re: Imperial ?
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2017, 11:51:19 PM »

I buy nearly all of my LEGO in separate parts from http://www.BrickLink.com, the international hub of the post-retail LEGO trade. One expects a price spread on any given part from seller to seller, but some sellers are consistently 10-20 times over market. (Maybe they sell $30 Imperials on ebay on the side.)

How do sellers like these stay in business? Is it just buyer laziness or lack of sophistication? (NB: Shipping's never free on BrickLink, and adult fans of LEGO aren't generally known for their great wealth.)
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Re: Imperial ?
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2017, 11:13:11 PM »

15 anyone lol
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Kirk

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Re: Imperial ?
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2017, 08:11:44 AM »

Quote from: eBay_Dec_27
Bearing King Spin Top. Duncan. Huge Saving
Buy it now: $162.00

Product Description
Perfectly balanced, ball-bearing spin top, the Bearing King is one of the finest spin tops in the World! The ball-bearing tip enables incredible spin times, while the Duncan die adds that extra assortment of Freehand-style tricks to your repertoire.
Brand:    Duncan
Dimensions:    15.24 x 5.08 x 25.4 centimeters
Age Range:    5-9 years
I learned so much here.  Why waste money on a QSH or S8 when you can get an incredible savings?  :)
Oh. and I am too old.  :(
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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: Imperial ?
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2017, 08:29:07 PM »

Ha ha!!!  Too old.  So classic!!!
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ta0

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Re: Imperial ?
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2017, 10:35:35 AM »

Buy it now: $162.00

That's cheap compared to $271 (free shipping): https://www.ebay.com/itm/202153582489





:o  :o :o :o :o ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

By the way, this is not the original BK, which had a better plastic, finish and packaging and sold for $13.50 in 2004.

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Re: Imperial ?
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2017, 08:08:21 PM »

Buy it now: $162.00

That's cheap compared to $271 (free shipping): https://www.ebay.com/itm/202153582489

:o  :o :o :o :o ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

By the way, this is not the original BK, which had a better plastic, finish and packaging and sold for $13.50 in 2004.

dangit it doesnt ship to canada  >:( id a bought that in a heartbeat at that price  :(
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Re: Imperial ?
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2018, 06:08:06 AM »

Here is another bargain.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Energia-Short-Circuit-Spintop-blue-white-marble-Shipping-is-Free/192432389532

None sold...yet. and the ever present 'lure of free shipping' makes it a better deal.

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Re: Imperial ?
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2018, 12:29:35 PM »

Free shipping (from the UK), yeah!  :P



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Re: Imperial ?
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2018, 07:47:05 AM »

Rip-Off
that's a damned good theme for a new trick video contest! >:D

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Kirk

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Re: Imperial ?
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2018, 05:39:07 PM »

The Blue White Marble version is not available in the USA as far as I have seen. (Nor the Orange Black version)  Amazon had some awhile back in the $70 range but not any more.  I have one and it is super beautiful.  I would buy more if I could.  If anyone finds the marble versions at a good price I want to know.
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