Your Buying Strategy of the Day: Saturday December 7th, 2013

I’ve definitely got a story for you today. These strategies are actually pretty fun to research and can be quite rewarding. Not only in LEGO Savings, but in personal accomplishment. Anyway, this one takes a few steps, but I think you’ll be interested.

First thing you need to know is that Amazon is running a deal right now where if you share your Amazon Wishlist (feel free to create a bogus one) on your Facebook profile (feel free to silence the Facebook Amazon App after getting your reward), you get a free $5 credit towards orders over $35. $35 is also the point at which they will give you free shipping.

Share that wishlist and here’s what they tell you:

“Congratulations! A promotional credit of $5 has been applied to your account. Follow these directions to redeem:
1) Shop for items on Amazon.com that say “Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.”
2) Add $35 or more of eligible items to your Cart and proceed to Checkout.
3) On the “Review Your Order” page, you will see the $5 savings applied.
An e-mail confirmation has been sent to you. Your credit expires at 11:59 PM PST on Sunday, December 15, 2013. This promotion excludes Kindle devices, digital downloads and gift card purchases.”

Not sure if that expiration date is based on the date they credited it to me or if that’s static, but it shouldn’t matter as you’ll be earning and redeeming the $5 all at once.

So you’ve got this $5 to spend and you have some options. A couple options are yesterday’s Buying Strategy in which you would either get the NinjaCopter or the Dol Guldur Battle for $5 below the current sale price. Both are alright options but they have their cons. Neither have the inventory and therefore the part out values yet.

Looking into what other sets I might obtain to use my credit (and write this post) I found 21011 Brandenburg Gate from the Architecture series. The set is from 2011 so the part out value has settled down. The value is $54.49 on this set. The MSRP was $34.99 so it was terrible at full price. But then again, ALL Architecture sets are like that. Like Technic and Duplo, they aren’t designed for part out profitability. But right now, they are on sale for $19.99 giving you a 2.73x part out value. That’s not too shabby at all and I’ve certainly bought worse deals. Now don’t forget your $5 credit and the free shipping.

The only downside I saw was that there is a limit of 2 per customer. So I bought 2. With the credit, free shipping, and applicable tax I paid #37.08 which puts me at 2.94x in part out value. Definitely give this one some consideration. Architecture isn’t too often parted out so these parts would be valuable in your store. Here’s the rundown:

Cost: $34.98 (plus tax)
Store value: $108.98

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