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 Author: smekel View Messages Posted By smekel
 Posted: Feb 22, 2021 18:18
 Subject: Lack of used Ninjago Sets in the USA?
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Hey Everyone,

I might have the opportunity to purchase locally a collection of used Ninjago
sets from various seasons. In an attempt to value them, I figured I'd check
bricklink; however, just about every set I've looked at has zero used versions
of the sets for sale in the USA (there are some new/sealed ones). Yet many other
countries have used sets for sale. Here are a few examples:

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?S=70643-1#T=S&O={%22ss%22:%22US%22,%22iconly%22:0}

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?S=70642-1#T=S&O={%22ss%22:%22US%22,%22iconly%22:0}

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?S=70654-1#T=S&O={%22ss%22:%22US%22,%22iconly%22:0}

Is this due to a lack of demand in the USA or bad timing on my part, or to people
in the USA treasure their Ninjago sets more than elsewhere or something else?
Hoping someone with more knowledge and experience can help me understand this
phenomenon. Thank you.
 Author: Emporiosa View Messages Posted By Emporiosa
 Posted: Feb 22, 2021 19:28
 Subject: Re: Lack of used Ninjago Sets in the USA?
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In General, smekel writes:
  Hey Everyone,

I might have the opportunity to purchase locally a collection of used Ninjago
sets from various seasons. In an attempt to value them, I figured I'd check
bricklink; however, just about every set I've looked at has zero used versions
of the sets for sale in the USA (there are some new/sealed ones). Yet many other
countries have used sets for sale. Here are a few examples:

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?S=70643-1#T=S&O={%22ss%22:%22US%22,%22iconly%22:0}

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?S=70642-1#T=S&O={%22ss%22:%22US%22,%22iconly%22:0}

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?S=70654-1#T=S&O={%22ss%22:%22US%22,%22iconly%22:0}

Is this due to a lack of demand in the USA or bad timing on my part, or to people
in the USA treasure their Ninjago sets more than elsewhere or something else?
Hoping someone with more knowledge and experience can help me understand this
phenomenon. Thank you.

I think it's the opposite of lack of demand; there was a huge demand for
Ninjago so the prices jumped up like crazy and they all sold out! That's
why the used and new prices for some of those sets went up really fast over the
past year. COVID had that effect on LEGO as a whole.
 Author: runner.caller View Messages Posted By runner.caller
 Posted: Feb 22, 2021 23:08
 Subject: Re: Lack of used Ninjago Sets in the USA?
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In General, Emporiosa writes:
  In General, smekel writes:
  Hey Everyone,

I might have the opportunity to purchase locally a collection of used Ninjago
sets from various seasons. In an attempt to value them, I figured I'd check
bricklink; however, just about every set I've looked at has zero used versions
of the sets for sale in the USA (there are some new/sealed ones). Yet many other
countries have used sets for sale. Here are a few examples:

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?S=70643-1#T=S&O={%22ss%22:%22US%22,%22iconly%22:0}

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?S=70642-1#T=S&O={%22ss%22:%22US%22,%22iconly%22:0}

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?S=70654-1#T=S&O={%22ss%22:%22US%22,%22iconly%22:0}

Is this due to a lack of demand in the USA or bad timing on my part, or to people
in the USA treasure their Ninjago sets more than elsewhere or something else?
Hoping someone with more knowledge and experience can help me understand this
phenomenon. Thank you.

I think it's the opposite of lack of demand; there was a huge demand for
Ninjago so the prices jumped up like crazy and they all sold out! That's
why the used and new prices for some of those sets went up really fast over the
past year. COVID had that effect on LEGO as a whole.

+1, and the 10 year anniversary got people buying too!
 Author: smekel View Messages Posted By smekel
 Posted: Feb 23, 2021 13:33
 Subject: Re: Lack of used Ninjago Sets in the USA?
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In General, runner.caller writes:
  In General, Emporiosa writes:
  In General, smekel writes:
  Hey Everyone,

I might have the opportunity to purchase locally a collection of used Ninjago
sets from various seasons. In an attempt to value them, I figured I'd check
bricklink; however, just about every set I've looked at has zero used versions
of the sets for sale in the USA (there are some new/sealed ones). Yet many other
countries have used sets for sale. Here are a few examples:

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?S=70643-1#T=S&O={%22ss%22:%22US%22,%22iconly%22:0}

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?S=70642-1#T=S&O={%22ss%22:%22US%22,%22iconly%22:0}

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?S=70654-1#T=S&O={%22ss%22:%22US%22,%22iconly%22:0}

Is this due to a lack of demand in the USA or bad timing on my part, or to people
in the USA treasure their Ninjago sets more than elsewhere or something else?
Hoping someone with more knowledge and experience can help me understand this
phenomenon. Thank you.

I think it's the opposite of lack of demand; there was a huge demand for
Ninjago so the prices jumped up like crazy and they all sold out! That's
why the used and new prices for some of those sets went up really fast over the
past year. COVID had that effect on LEGO as a whole.

+1, and the 10 year anniversary got people buying too!

Thanks for the replies. That's true, the release of city gardens definitely
probably woke a lot of people up. I just didn't expect the number to drop
to zero for so many used sets in the USA, oh well.
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: Feb 23, 2021 02:18
 Subject: Re: Lack of used Ninjago Sets in the USA?
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In General, smekel writes:
  Hey Everyone,

I might have the opportunity to purchase locally a collection of used Ninjago
sets from various seasons. In an attempt to value them, I figured I'd check
bricklink; however, just about every set I've looked at has zero used versions
of the sets for sale in the USA (there are some new/sealed ones). Yet many other
countries have used sets for sale. Here are a few examples:

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?S=70643-1#T=S&O={%22ss%22:%22US%22,%22iconly%22:0}

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?S=70642-1#T=S&O={%22ss%22:%22US%22,%22iconly%22:0}

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?S=70654-1#T=S&O={%22ss%22:%22US%22,%22iconly%22:0}

Is this due to a lack of demand in the USA or bad timing on my part, or to people
in the USA treasure their Ninjago sets more than elsewhere or something else?
Hoping someone with more knowledge and experience can help me understand this
phenomenon. Thank you.

You've chosen some recent and very niche sets, in that they are expensive
ones from the theme and as they are recent, people with them are unlikely to
be bored by them and wanting to sell them on. Those 3 sets have sold 12 times
in total in six months in used condition, worldwide. Go for smaller, more widely
available and cheaper sets and you'll see plenty of demand (and supply).
 Author: smekel View Messages Posted By smekel
 Posted: Feb 23, 2021 13:38
 Subject: Re: Lack of used Ninjago Sets in the USA?
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In General, yorbrick writes:
  In General, smekel writes:
  Hey Everyone,

I might have the opportunity to purchase locally a collection of used Ninjago
sets from various seasons. In an attempt to value them, I figured I'd check
bricklink; however, just about every set I've looked at has zero used versions
of the sets for sale in the USA (there are some new/sealed ones). Yet many other
countries have used sets for sale. Here are a few examples:

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?S=70643-1#T=S&O={%22ss%22:%22US%22,%22iconly%22:0}

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?S=70642-1#T=S&O={%22ss%22:%22US%22,%22iconly%22:0}

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?S=70654-1#T=S&O={%22ss%22:%22US%22,%22iconly%22:0}

Is this due to a lack of demand in the USA or bad timing on my part, or to people
in the USA treasure their Ninjago sets more than elsewhere or something else?
Hoping someone with more knowledge and experience can help me understand this
phenomenon. Thank you.

You've chosen some recent and very niche sets, in that they are expensive
ones from the theme and as they are recent, people with them are unlikely to
be bored by them and wanting to sell them on. Those 3 sets have sold 12 times
in total in six months in used condition, worldwide. Go for smaller, more widely
available and cheaper sets and you'll see plenty of demand (and supply).

Ah, I am not very familiar with Ninjago so don't know the difference between
niche and widely available sets. More to learn...I did see much cheaper sets
that are still in the same state (no used in the USA) e.g.

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?S=70650-1#T=S&O={%22ss%22:%22US%22,%22iconly%22:0}

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?S=70639-1#T=S&O={%22ss%22:%22US%22,%22iconly%22:0}

But if they're both too recently retired and also rare, then that could certainly
explain it. Thanks.