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2010 sets have been categorized as overpriced, such as $29 for the 176 piece swamp speeder. What do you think of these prices?

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Swamp Speeder

Post by Clonecommando007 on Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:28 pm

Lego has released the 8091 Republic Swamp Speeder, and it is availble in stores and on Lego Shop @ Home. We had heard rumors of this set for a while and even seen a few blurry prelims emerge, but the general concensus was that this was a summer set. Apparently not! Razz

Here is the Republic Swamp speeder in its official Lego image glory:

Some stats:
- 176 Pieces
- $29.99 USD / 29.99 - 39.00 EUR
- Five minifigures including an all new Jedi, Barris Offee

Well by a quick glance at the stats of this set, some fans immidiately are turned off. Though this is certainly an attractive set, the pricing is outrageous some say. $29.99 for 176 pieces is not a good ratio by any standard.

*Shotgun noises from non-American members*
-TJN


Unfortunately we must contend with this price, but this leaves many wondering, will this be a reoccuring trend? Please vote in the poll off to the side.

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Post by DarthPineapple on Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:41 pm

I think $30 for this set isn't overpriced.
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Post by Knight on Fri Jan 01, 2010 5:29 pm

I picked the middle one. I never scrap Star Wars sets, so the amount of parts is not a problem. The figs are what make this set, so it will sell well I think.
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Post by SithFilmer on Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:39 pm

Lovely new Jedi, horrible price. I would much rather have the price down another $5-$10 with no droids. Oh well... I guess playability is what counts with LEGO.
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Post by Alpha on Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:58 pm

Did they revamp the Ep3 trooper? Aww.

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Post by Fixer on Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:47 pm

DarthPineapple wrote:I think $30 for this set isn't overpriced.
I think you're crazy.
| Fix, who wonders if the insane prices over in Europe have done this to other members as well... Can you say brainwashing? . . . Good! XP |
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Post by DarthPineapple on Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:23 pm

Fixer wrote:
DarthPineapple wrote:I think $30 for this set isn't overpriced.
I think you're crazy.
| Fix, who wonders if the insane prices over in Europe have done this to other members as well... Can you say brainwashing? . . . Good! XP |

Be happy with this price, it could have been $40 if Europeans and Australians didn't pay your oil rise taxes.
But no, lets all whine again, we have the cheapest price in the world by far, but who cares? More Lego for less money! We want sets even cheaper!

LEGO IS THE US WASN'T, ISN'T AND WON'T EVER BE OVERPRICED, SO IF THERE IS ONE COUNTRY THAT CANNOT COMPLAIN ABOUT PRICES, IT'S THE US. The rest of the world pays for half your Lego. Mad
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Post by Tac on Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:32 pm

DP, chill. Us Brit's have to pay $50 as well and we don't complain as much as you. Wink
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Post by DarthPineapple on Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:19 pm

Tac wrote:DP, chill. Us Brit's have to pay $50 as well and we don't complain as much as you. Wink

I complain about US citizens complaining, not about my own prices, which are even higher than yours.
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Post by PhiMa on Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:55 pm

Tac wrote:DP, chill. Us Brit's have to pay $50 as well and we don't complain as much as you. Wink

Ahem.

Clonecommando007 wrote:
Well by a quick glance at the stats of this set, some fans immidiately are turned off. Though this is certainly an attractive set, the pricing is outrageous some say. $29.99 for 176 pieces is not a good ratio by any standard.

*Shotgun noises from non-American members*
-TJN


What was that Tac? Razz
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Post by RubbahBand on Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:00 pm

DarthPineapple wrote:
Tac wrote:DP, chill. Us Brit's have to pay $50 as well and we don't complain as much as you. Wink

I complain about US citizens complaining, not about my own prices, which are even higher than yours.
I was never complaining about this speeder and look I'm American.
If you want it that badly I could buy some and sell them at a reasonable price.
So 21 Euro's equals about 30 USD. Does that sound fair? Wink
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Post by RubbahBand on Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:01 pm

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DarthPineapple wrote:
Tac wrote:DP, chill. Us Brit's have to pay $50 as well and we don't complain as much as you. Wink

I complain about US citizens complaining, not about my own prices, which are even higher than yours.
I was never complaining about this speeder and look I'm American.
If you want it that badly I could buy some and sell them at a reasonable price.
So 21 Euro's equals about 30 USD. Does that sound fair if I were to sell some swamp speeders to you? Wink
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Re: Swamp Speeder

Post by Tac on Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:04 pm

Why not just buy it on BL from a US store?


Off topic: Has anyone else noticed you can't edit your posts if the topic's on the frontpage? :scratch:
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Re: Swamp Speeder

Post by DarthPineapple on Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:14 pm

Tac wrote:Why not just buy it on BL from a US store?

Shipping would cost the same. Plus I still but it at 40.
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