Today’s strategy is all about speculation. If you are willing to take a chance on what could be a decent deal or perhaps a great deal, then here are two offers for you. They won’t be the best prices you will see in the lifetime of these sets, but these are just about the first discounts made available to these two new sets.
I’m referring to 79014 Dol Guldur Battle
Neither set has a BrickLink inventory yet so the total part out value cannot be determined. Soon enough they will have inventories and part out values. Keep in mind though that a set’s part out value is highest when the set first comes out and it only diminishes from there. If there is ever a point in these sets’ lives where the part out value will be high enough to justify the price you paid, it will be now.
The Dol Guldur Battle is $59 down from the MSRP of $69.99 working out to be 16% off. I’m not sure if this sale is still happening but TRU had a BOGO 50% off deal which included the new Hobbit sets which are still at MSRP for the time being. That may very well be over by now. 16% isn’t anything special and you can expect any set to hit 40% off or more at some point before it retires, but for a brand new set, any discount is good. This set is also available from Walmart: http://www.walmart.com/ip/LEGO-The-Hobbit-The-Desolation-of-Smaug-Dol-Guldur-Battle-Play-Set/25710572?wmlspartner=Qfq2SUmeSyM&sourceid=27754151811392532335&affillinktype=10&veh=aff
for the same price and both sites will ship it for free. The Ninjago set is unfortunately not matched at Walmart, though with free shipping, who cares how many packages your LEGO arrives in.
The NinjaCopter is $44.99 down from $59.99 which is a stunning 25% off. Once again, the part out value cannot yet be determined because there has been no inventory submitted for the set, but 25% off usually doesn’t lead you astray.
So check them out and consider taking a leap of faith to get these sets. By the time they arrive at your door there should be an inventory and you’ll be ready to part them out. As far as quantity limitations, Amazon is allowing 5 of the NinjaCopter and 30, yes THIRTY of the Dol Guldur Battle. Not that you would ever order 30 of a set, but I appreciate the offer. Walmart has limited the Dol Guldur Battle to 12 copies per order.
If I were to pursue this offer, I would order 5 NinjaCopters and 5 Dol Guldur Battles from Amazon. I don’t want to get too far into these sets while not knowing the final part out value. They could turn out to be boxes of total junk! They both have some exclusive figures so you’ll have to make a decision on these two new sets.
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