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to think £1000 for a Lego Minecraft set is taking the piss

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kim147 Thu 11-Dec-14 21:12:24

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ilovepowerhoop Thu 11-Dec-14 21:49:16

looks like it should be £90ish but everywhere is out of stock. You'd have to be crazy to pay nearly £1K for it

londonrach Thu 11-Dec-14 21:52:17

He sold one kit it says..

TiggyD Thu 11-Dec-14 21:55:53

He sold one kit for £105.

Bair Thu 11-Dec-14 21:59:08

He'll prob get a load of views (he's getting 2 per hour now) and watchers (to see if it sells) drop the price in time to deliver by Christmas then sell them all for around £100.

ouryve Thu 11-Dec-14 22:01:11

YANBU.

They're out of stock in the shops at the normal £30-ish, so people are selling them on at ridiculous prices hoping that someone is desperate enough to pay that (when in reality, you can download Lego Digital Designer and the instructions and order the pieces from the Lego website, if you're that desperate)

kim147 Thu 11-Dec-14 22:02:17

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CallMeExhausted Fri 12-Dec-14 00:29:23

That is outrageous, but there is definitely someone out there with more money than brains, a hefty credit limit, and a child wrapped around their finger.

It'll sell hmm

LilysSummerBreeze Fri 12-Dec-14 03:10:33

Am I the only one who thinks its pretty astounding how minecraft took legos idea and then sold it back to them?

ImFineThankYouSusan Fri 12-Dec-14 03:19:33

If by 'astounding' you mean 'genius and well played', then no you are not the only one wink

Bulbasaur Fri 12-Dec-14 03:20:20

Am I the only one who thinks its pretty astounding how minecraft took legos idea and then sold it back to them?

Lego wasn't even Lego's idea. They bought the rights to The Kiddicraft Brick, which were the original lego brick design, and sold those for mass consumption. smile

No idea is original.

SavoyCabbage Fri 12-Dec-14 03:22:03

eBay sellers do this so they can list multiple items in one listing and don't have to end the listing if all of the items are sold.

It is free to change the price but to relist you have to pay.

So if I was selling pencil sharpeners for a pound I could list 40 even if I only have 20.

Then when I sell the 20 I can change the price to £1000 so nobody will buy one and go to my suppliers for 20 more.

Then you change the price back to a pound.

LilysSummerBreeze Fri 12-Dec-14 04:12:47

Susan any of those will do too grin I think its funny.

I also enjoyed the honest game trailer for minecraft as the bloke calls it "minelegos" at the end.

MokunMokun Fri 12-Dec-14 04:28:57

Thanks Savoy that makes a lot of sense.

Andrewofgg Fri 12-Dec-14 05:35:36

What is it to you or to me if some fool buys it? It's not one of the essentials of life!

Allice Fri 12-Dec-14 05:36:16

Agree with savoy, you see it a lot.

I have some minecraft Lego, very tempted to flog it as I know it will just end up in the normal Lego box with the rest of it!

AttitcusFinchIsMyFather Fri 12-Dec-14 08:05:12

Makes me thankful that I got 3 different boxes for cheaper than RRP!

kelda Fri 12-Dec-14 08:15:13

'Am I the only one who thinks its pretty astounding how minecraft took legos idea and then sold it back to them?'

I'd never thought of it like that.

We have the Lego Minecraft crafting set. My children received it from Saint Nicholas last week. It's ok, but not amazing.

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