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 Author: mwright5 View Messages Posted By mwright5
 Posted: Dec 9, 2019 15:11
 Subject: Re: Future Value of Friends Central Perk Lego
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In New Sets, calebfishn writes:
  In New Sets, Snowpe123 writes:
  Hi everyone!

I wanted to know if it's worth investing in a bunch of the Friends Central
Perks sets. Based on your experience, how much do you think they'll go up
in value after they're retired?


I would not do this unless the price was remarkably lower than retail, and if
I could afford to tie up the money for 2-4 years before seeing any profit.

The old investment trick is to "buy low and sell high". The "buy low" is not
usually too much of a problem, but who can predict what the "high" will be, or
even if there will be any appreciation?

Personally, I don't like licensed themes, because they can become outdated.
In ten years, who is going to even remember a t.v. series like "friends"? Who
will care about those minifigures? The best resale market could be a general
"Friends" collectables market, but does such a thing even exist?

I will probably invest in some of the Central Perk sets, but that will be after
Christmas, at liquidation sale prices to part out in my store.

Big Bang Theory has more than doubled!! Never thought that would happen.
 Author: calebfishn View Messages Posted By calebfishn
 Posted: Dec 9, 2019 14:31
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In New Sets, Snowpe123 writes:
  Hi everyone!

I wanted to know if it's worth investing in a bunch of the Friends Central
Perks sets. Based on your experience, how much do you think they'll go up
in value after they're retired?


I would not do this unless the price was remarkably lower than retail, and if
I could afford to tie up the money for 2-4 years before seeing any profit.

The old investment trick is to "buy low and sell high". The "buy low" is not
usually too much of a problem, but who can predict what the "high" will be, or
even if there will be any appreciation?

Personally, I don't like licensed themes, because they can become outdated.
In ten years, who is going to even remember a t.v. series like "friends"? Who
will care about those minifigures? The best resale market could be a general
"Friends" collectables market, but does such a thing even exist?

I will probably invest in some of the Central Perk sets, but that will be after
Christmas, at liquidation sale prices to part out in my store.
 Author: legomalego View Messages Posted By legomalego
 Posted: Dec 9, 2019 14:02
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Excellent!


In New Sets, maxx3001 writes:
  In New Sets, Snowpe123 writes:
  Hi everyone!

I wanted to know if it's worth investing in a bunch of the Friends Central
Perks sets. Based on your experience, how much do you think they'll go up
in value after they're retired?

You are new to this, so I would suggest not to buy to many, maybe start with
50 of each set.
But I would not stop there, also buy multiple Friends sets, maybe buy 50 of each
small set too.
Just look at the old small space sets, they are worth big bucks.

Make sure to store them warm and dry for the next 20 years until all those girls
have grown up and want their childhood set misb again and you are set for life.

Let us know how it went.

Good luck,
Maxx
 Author: negative View Messages Posted By negative
 Posted: Dec 9, 2019 11:37
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In New Sets, superchicken77 writes:
  Welcome zero feedback user looking for get rich quick scheme.

My advice, don't bother.

Co-signed.


Thank you
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: Dec 9, 2019 04:25
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In New Sets, Snowpe123 writes:
  Hi everyone!

I wanted to know if it's worth investing in a bunch of the Friends Central
Perks sets. Based on your experience, how much do you think they'll go up
in value after they're retired?

It depends what you can buy them for. The lower the buy-in price, the better
the final profit.
 Author: Abels_Bricks View Messages Posted By Abels_Bricks
 Posted: Dec 9, 2019 02:20
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In New Sets, Snowpe123 writes:
  Hi everyone!

I wanted to know if it's worth investing in a bunch of the Friends Central
Perks sets. Based on your experience, how much do you think they'll go up
in value after they're retired?

For some general information on LEGO investing I would suggest taking a look
at Brickpicker.com.
 Author: maxx3001 View Messages Posted By maxx3001
 Posted: Dec 9, 2019 01:16
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In New Sets, Snowpe123 writes:
  Hi everyone!

I wanted to know if it's worth investing in a bunch of the Friends Central
Perks sets. Based on your experience, how much do you think they'll go up
in value after they're retired?

You are new to this, so I would suggest not to buy to many, maybe start with
50 of each set.
But I would not stop there, also buy multiple Friends sets, maybe buy 50 of each
small set too.
Just look at the old small space sets, they are worth big bucks.

Make sure to store them warm and dry for the next 20 years until all those girls
have grown up and want their childhood set misb again and you are set for life.

Let us know how it went.

Good luck,
Maxx
 Author: superchicken77 View Messages Posted By superchicken77
 Posted: Dec 8, 2019 23:13
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Welcome zero feedback user looking for get rich quick scheme.

My advice, don't bother.


In New Sets, Snowpe123 writes:
  Hi everyone!

I wanted to know if it's worth investing in a bunch of the Friends Central
Perks sets. Based on your experience, how much do you think they'll go up
in value after they're retired?
 Author: relhak View Messages Posted By relhak
 Posted: Dec 8, 2019 21:18
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I think to answer that, you need insider information as to whether the set will
be retired prematurely. They seem to be making a second run, and normally I'd
expect them to keep producing for 2 years, which would mean wait at least 18
months to buy. But the set is very underpriced for the parts, and I can't
help but wonder if maybe the franchise owners are subsidizing it. That could
run out, and end production earlier, which would cause a price spike. But I
feel like the speculators are hitting this one pretty hard, certainly for quick
flips. So if production continues, you're going to be sitting on dead stock
for 4+ years. Lots of risk and overexposure here.

Stuart

In New Sets, Snowpe123 writes:
  Hi everyone!

I wanted to know if it's worth investing in a bunch of the Friends Central
Perks sets. Based on your experience, how much do you think they'll go up
in value after they're retired?
 Author: Daragh View Messages Posted By Daragh
 Posted: Dec 8, 2019 20:40
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I think those days are generally gone and do you really expect sellers to tell
you the best sets to invest in?
 Author: Teup View Messages Posted By Teup
 Posted: Dec 8, 2019 19:41
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In New Sets, Snowpe123 writes:
  Hi everyone!

I wanted to know if it's worth investing in a bunch of the Friends Central
Perks sets. Based on your experience, how much do you think they'll go up
in value after they're retired?

Depends on how many people are expecting it to go up in value. So if you get
a lot of people telling you it's a great idea to invest in it, it is a bad
idea to invest in it. Always make the least logical decision
 Author: Snowpe123 View Messages Posted By Snowpe123
 Posted: Dec 8, 2019 19:36
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Hi everyone!

I wanted to know if it's worth investing in a bunch of the Friends Central
Perks sets. Based on your experience, how much do you think they'll go up
in value after they're retired?
 Author: Sadler_Bricks View Messages Posted By Sadler_Bricks
 Posted: Nov 25, 2019 05:28
 Subject: Re: What a fantastic idea!
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Nice I for sure wanna get myself one of these would be a nice display if anything
but looks cool and is kind of a reflection of how Lego first started with wooden
stuff

Sadler_Bricks
 Author: Sadler_Bricks View Messages Posted By Sadler_Bricks
 Posted: Nov 25, 2019 04:10
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Looks really cool I'll have to pick up one or two

Sadler_Bricks
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: Nov 19, 2019 17:58
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In New Sets, StarBrick writes:
  ... no words

awesomely great design....
check the Lego site for more details

drewl...

Damn! I went and pulled out my drool bib, I used last week: https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1164571

...but, I didn't need it. Disappointed in the model, not enough finesse or
refinement, as so many of the newer Lego efforts have shown, sadly

I've been impressed with the Creator line lately, though.
 Author: StarBrick View Messages Posted By StarBrick
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... no words

awesomely great design....
check the Lego site for more details

drewl.....
 
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: Nov 6, 2019 21:00
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In New Sets, Miro78 writes:
  In New Sets, popsicle writes:
  In New Sets, Miro78 writes:
  In New Sets, popsicle writes:
  In New Sets, Miro78 writes:
  In New Sets, popsicle writes:
  Looks like your blank canvas is a very cool wooden midi?

https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/lego-wooden-minifigure-853967?CMP=EMC-VIP_2019_11_VIPoriginals_US&HQS=HERO_A_CTA_NA_EN&RRID=5382863322&RMID=VIP_2019_11_VIPoriginals_NA

I have heard a lot of negative comments, but I am quite excited.

I just ordered mine. I will use it as a template to make my own articulated version.

Smart!

  #backtowoodworking

I have been wanting to make one out of wood anyway. I have been saving some walnut
just for this project, but I will try other lighter woods as well.

American Black Walnut, was one of my absolute favorite woods back when I was
building furniture. That and Elm. But Elm is difficult to work with, being soft
for a closed-grain wood, splinters easily. In Sweden, where I did this, it was
a very expensive species to build with. Luckily, the Swedes were all about the
light or blonde woods at the time, and I could pick-up board footage from other
projects, comparatively cheap on occasion.

Walnut's a beautiful wood, Miro. I'd enjoy seeing it, if/when you build
it! Maybe start with the lighter, cheaper species, though. Until you perfect
the process.

Good point Cory. I will save the walnut for later. I will work with something
lighter and softer that does not split easily.
I do have some perfectly dry douglas fir 6"x"6"x7' posts that I have left
over from my old pergola that I took down this spring. This should give me plenty
of wood stock to start and make mistakes with. I will try with tools I currently
have, but I might need get a scrawl or band saw for the finer cuts like the
hands and arms. I'll post pictures here when I make some progress.

I'd enjoy seeing the total project, at least as much as you'd care to
share.

When I've time for youtube, it's these types of individual and creative
projects I watch. Don't really know why, but I enjoy watching others create,
or work

I thoroughly enjoy both creating and renewing projects. I've got a few I
follow, like this: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg-_lYeV8hBnDSay7nmphUA

Thanks for the Tally Ho rebuilding project link. I am on episode 12 now. What
a great project to watch. It’s right up my alley for my sort of educament (educational
entertainment).
"educament" I like it. Did you come up with that?

  Have you gone to check it out? Not sure how far that is from you.

Not that far. Haven't been there yet, though. I've suggested to my son
and daughter, his place as a destination in a couple of our outings. We'll
get there.

  
I really look forward to my next woodworking project now.

It is inspiring, watching these types of projects.

  
Miro
 Author: Miro78 View Messages Posted By Miro78
 Posted: Nov 6, 2019 11:36
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In New Sets, popsicle writes:
  In New Sets, Miro78 writes:
  In New Sets, popsicle writes:
  In New Sets, Miro78 writes:
  In New Sets, popsicle writes:
  Looks like your blank canvas is a very cool wooden midi?

https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/lego-wooden-minifigure-853967?CMP=EMC-VIP_2019_11_VIPoriginals_US&HQS=HERO_A_CTA_NA_EN&RRID=5382863322&RMID=VIP_2019_11_VIPoriginals_NA

I have heard a lot of negative comments, but I am quite excited.

I just ordered mine. I will use it as a template to make my own articulated version.

Smart!

  #backtowoodworking

I have been wanting to make one out of wood anyway. I have been saving some walnut
just for this project, but I will try other lighter woods as well.

American Black Walnut, was one of my absolute favorite woods back when I was
building furniture. That and Elm. But Elm is difficult to work with, being soft
for a closed-grain wood, splinters easily. In Sweden, where I did this, it was
a very expensive species to build with. Luckily, the Swedes were all about the
light or blonde woods at the time, and I could pick-up board footage from other
projects, comparatively cheap on occasion.

Walnut's a beautiful wood, Miro. I'd enjoy seeing it, if/when you build
it! Maybe start with the lighter, cheaper species, though. Until you perfect
the process.

Good point Cory. I will save the walnut for later. I will work with something
lighter and softer that does not split easily.
I do have some perfectly dry douglas fir 6"x"6"x7' posts that I have left
over from my old pergola that I took down this spring. This should give me plenty
of wood stock to start and make mistakes with. I will try with tools I currently
have, but I might need get a scrawl or band saw for the finer cuts like the
hands and arms. I'll post pictures here when I make some progress.

I'd enjoy seeing the total project, at least as much as you'd care to
share.

When I've time for youtube, it's these types of individual and creative
projects I watch. Don't really know why, but I enjoy watching others create,
or work

I thoroughly enjoy both creating and renewing projects. I've got a few I
follow, like this: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg-_lYeV8hBnDSay7nmphUA

Thanks for the Tally Ho rebuilding project link. I am on episode 12 now. What
a great project to watch. It’s right up my alley for my sort of educament (educational
entertainment). Have you gone to check it out? Not sure how far that is from
you.

I really look forward to my next woodworking project now.

Miro
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: Nov 3, 2019 14:00
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In New Sets, Miro78 writes:
  In New Sets, popsicle writes:
  In New Sets, Miro78 writes:
  In New Sets, popsicle writes:
  Looks like your blank canvas is a very cool wooden midi?

https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/lego-wooden-minifigure-853967?CMP=EMC-VIP_2019_11_VIPoriginals_US&HQS=HERO_A_CTA_NA_EN&RRID=5382863322&RMID=VIP_2019_11_VIPoriginals_NA

I have heard a lot of negative comments, but I am quite excited.

I just ordered mine. I will use it as a template to make my own articulated version.

Smart!

  #backtowoodworking

I have been wanting to make one out of wood anyway. I have been saving some walnut
just for this project, but I will try other lighter woods as well.

American Black Walnut, was one of my absolute favorite woods back when I was
building furniture. That and Elm. But Elm is difficult to work with, being soft
for a closed-grain wood, splinters easily. In Sweden, where I did this, it was
a very expensive species to build with. Luckily, the Swedes were all about the
light or blonde woods at the time, and I could pick-up board footage from other
projects, comparatively cheap on occasion.

Walnut's a beautiful wood, Miro. I'd enjoy seeing it, if/when you build
it! Maybe start with the lighter, cheaper species, though. Until you perfect
the process.

Good point Cory. I will save the walnut for later. I will work with something
lighter and softer that does not split easily.
I do have some perfectly dry douglas fir 6"x"6"x7' posts that I have left
over from my old pergola that I took down this spring. This should give me plenty
of wood stock to start and make mistakes with. I will try with tools I currently
have, but I might need get a scrawl or band saw for the finer cuts like the
hands and arms. I'll post pictures here when I make some progress.

I'd enjoy seeing the total project, at least as much as you'd care to
share.

When I've time for youtube, it's these types of individual and creative
projects I watch. Don't really know why, but I enjoy watching others create,
or work

I thoroughly enjoy both creating and renewing projects. I've got a few I
follow, like this: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg-_lYeV8hBnDSay7nmphUA
 Author: Miro78 View Messages Posted By Miro78
 Posted: Nov 3, 2019 13:10
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In New Sets, popsicle writes:
  In New Sets, Miro78 writes:
  In New Sets, popsicle writes:
  Looks like your blank canvas is a very cool wooden midi?

https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/lego-wooden-minifigure-853967?CMP=EMC-VIP_2019_11_VIPoriginals_US&HQS=HERO_A_CTA_NA_EN&RRID=5382863322&RMID=VIP_2019_11_VIPoriginals_NA

I have heard a lot of negative comments, but I am quite excited.

I just ordered mine. I will use it as a template to make my own articulated version.

Smart!

  #backtowoodworking

I have been wanting to make one out of wood anyway. I have been saving some walnut
just for this project, but I will try other lighter woods as well.

American Black Walnut, was one of my absolute favorite woods back when I was
building furniture. That and Elm. But Elm is difficult to work with, being soft
for a closed-grain wood, splinters easily. In Sweden, where I did this, it was
a very expensive species to build with. Luckily, the Swedes were all about the
light or blonde woods at the time, and I could pick-up board footage from other
projects, comparatively cheap on occasion.

Walnut's a beautiful wood, Miro. I'd enjoy seeing it, if/when you build
it! Maybe start with the lighter, cheaper species, though. Until you perfect
the process.

Good point Cory. I will save the walnut for later. I will work with something
lighter and softer that does not split easily.
I do have some perfectly dry douglas fir 6"x"6"x7' posts that I have left
over from my old pergola that I took down this spring. This should give me plenty
of wood stock to start and make mistakes with. I will try with tools I currently
have, but I might need get a scrawl or band saw for the finer cuts like the
hands and arms. I'll post pictures here when I make some progress.

Miro

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