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Offline Pete_Fett

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Re: Recent Acquisitions
« Reply #150 on: August 6, 2014, 09:59 AM »
So far I've picked up:
Jedi Scout Fighter
The Ghost
The Phantom

I've seen all of the new 2014 sets at my local Toys R Us - but nowhere else. Since I don't have a Lego representation of it yet, I'll probably grab the B-Wing next.

I'm also circling some eBay auctions for the SDCC Ghost Microfighter w/Chopper.
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Re: Recent Acquisitions
« Reply #151 on: August 6, 2014, 11:30 AM »
Target is resetting this week.  They have all these and the OT sets as well.
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Re: Recent Acquisitions
« Reply #152 on: August 7, 2014, 12:19 AM »
I got the Snowspeeder last week when I visited the LEGO Store. Gonna hold off on the larger sets until October when they have triple VIP points.

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Re: Recent Acquisitions
« Reply #153 on: August 11, 2014, 01:13 PM »
My local Target finally reset this weekend and put out the new Star Wars sets.

Grabbed the B-Wing set from there.
I also won an auction for the SDCC Ghost Microfighter w/Chopper...

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Re: Recent Acquisitions
« Reply #154 on: August 15, 2014, 12:30 AM »
Received my Ghost Microfighter w/Chopper Mini-Figure - fun little set, fits in great with the other Microfighters...

I also grabbed the new Snowspeeder set...

Down to just the AT-AT, Mos Eisley, Star Destroyer and MTT sets from this round of Star Wars Lego...

I'm hoping to be caught up before the Advent Calendar and new Hobbit sets come out.
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Re: Recent Acquisitions
« Reply #155 on: August 15, 2014, 06:00 AM »
Pete, if you can, try to hold out another month for those larger sets. Rumor is LEGO Shop is doing a 3x VIP Promotion in the first half of October. I'm planning on getting the Cantina and either the AT-AT or the Star Destroyer then.

I put together the new Snowspeeder the other day, fun little set. Not worth $30 though.

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Re: Recent Acquisitions
« Reply #156 on: August 15, 2014, 03:02 PM »
Pete, if you can, try to hold out another month for those larger sets. Rumor is LEGO Shop is doing a 3x VIP Promotion in the first half of October. I'm planning on getting the Cantina and either the AT-AT or the Star Destroyer then.

I put together the new Snowspeeder the other day, fun little set. Not worth $30 though.

Thanks for the tip! Yeah - I'll definitely wait then - I still have $20 in rewards points sitting too...

Agreed on the Snowspeeder - interesting when I picked it up, it's spot on the shelf was right next to the AT-RT set which has only 57 or so pieces less and sells for $19.99 - so those 57 pieces are worth $10? Seems a bit extreme, at most this set should have been $24.99 or this wave's $19.99 set.
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Re: Recent Acquisitions
« Reply #157 on: August 15, 2014, 03:25 PM »
Thanks for the heads up.  I've got a pile of birthday cash on the way and was thinking about picking up the new sets with it... might as well wait until October since I'm not opening them now anyway.


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Re: Recent Acquisitions
« Reply #158 on: August 16, 2014, 10:30 AM »
Yeah, I'm sitting on $20 worth of rewards from over the last year or so. My goal is to bump that total to around $50 and put it towards either the Ewok Village or the Sandcrawler.

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Re: Recent Acquisitions
« Reply #159 on: August 16, 2014, 10:41 AM »
Yeah, I'm sitting on $20 worth of rewards from over the last year or so. My goal is to bump that total to around $50 and put it towards either the Ewok Village or the Sandcrawler.

This is what I do with my Amazon rewards... I let them pile up all year then wait for the bigger sets to show up on Amazon Prime so I can skip the tax.

I managed to buy one of the $400 sets, I think it was the Death Star for about $175, and I got the Ewok Village for about $90.  Now I'm saving up points to get a break on the Sandcrawler. 

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Re: Recent Acquisitions
« Reply #160 on: September 4, 2014, 01:00 PM »
Scratch that, I'm saving my Amazon points for something else...

I've got a buddy who works part time at the Lego store, and he's picking me up a Sandcrawler today.  Turns out, the employee discount is 50%.

$165 with tax was too good to pass up.

« Last Edit: September 4, 2014, 09:32 PM by Rob »

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Re: Recent Acquisitions
« Reply #161 on: September 4, 2014, 06:25 PM »
50%?  Wow...  that's a good store/company discount. 
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Re: Recent Acquisitions
« Reply #162 on: September 4, 2014, 07:32 PM »
Ya wow!  I should look into landing a part time weekend job there.
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Re: Recent Acquisitions
« Reply #163 on: September 4, 2014, 09:33 PM »
Yeah, there's a limit though... $2000 per year (after discount), so you can buy $4000 worth of Lego at half off per year.  He said he had plenty that he wouldn't use... I'm hoping he can also hook me up with a Slave I for $100 when that comes out.

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Re: Recent Acquisitions
« Reply #164 on: September 4, 2014, 11:37 PM »
Wow so you can buy like 3 sets in a year?  A steal!  :D
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