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  • Re: UCS falcon rumours (that turned out to be true!)

    vwong19 said:
    Legoboy said:
    So, it turns out that No. 21 that sold for £5,600 was done so by the father whose son joined the queue at 6pm or so, by which time the queue was in excess of 150 long.  When his son arrived he was handed a wristband to allow into the store to accompany his dad.  A couple of hours later the Falcon cards were handed out and the dad blagged a second for his son.  I voiced my disapproval at the time, especially for the fact that @Mr_Hobbles was so close to back of the first 100.

    Messaged the seller who indeed confirmed it was him and went on to say he had every intention of buying two that evening.  Really really wound up about it and pray the purchaser screws him over somehow.  Disgusting.

    I really wish LEGO hadn't done this.  It's beginning to leave a bitter taste on what had been a pleasurable experience.  They should have just done a preorder like they did #10179.
    That sucks. I was wondering how the logistics of waiting and line enforcement would work out. Perhaps the son and father did not live in the same household. How did people manage bathroom breaks, getting food, etc. People must of have been coming and going throughout the line waiting. At least getting the set wasn't based on a raffle.

    I was really anxious about leaving the queue at any time.  We were urged not to leave and if we needed the loo we could use their staff facilities, although it did have a baby changing unit in it so it may have been for customers.

    After a few hours and after we'd got to know our neighbours a little better, we slowly braved it and ventured a little further afield.  After we'd received our numbered cards @DarthMorl and I found ourselves in Burger King for 20 minutes having a video chat with @Pitfall69 and his wife.  A mother and son in front of us made their way to Oxford Street I think.  F knows how they got away with that.
    vwong19
  • Re: UCS falcon rumours (that turned out to be true!)

    Legoboy said:
    So, it turns out that No. 21 that sold for £5,600 was done so by the father whose son joined the queue at 6pm or so, by which time the queue was in excess of 150 long.  When his son arrived he was handed a wristband to allow into the store to accompany his dad.  A couple of hours later the Falcon cards were handed out and the dad blagged a second for his son.  I voiced my disapproval at the time, especially for the fact that @Mr_Hobbles was so close to back of the first 100.

    Messaged the seller who indeed confirmed it was him and went on to say he had every intention of buying two that evening.  Really really wound up about it and pray the purchaser screws him over somehow.  Disgusting.

    I really wish LEGO hadn't done this.  It's beginning to leave a bitter taste on what had been a pleasurable experience.  They should have just done a preorder like they did #10179.

    Now that's greasy.  I don't fault anyone who waited in line for selling at the prices these things are going for, but when someone games the system like that and then profits off of it, I completely understand the anger.  
    When I saw him in the store he only had one Falcon and I thought would be leaving as it was afterall only one per household for the event.  I was quietly relieved that he'd been found out.  Turns out however, after he bought his first and had it signed he went back to the tills upstairs to buy a second using his son's ticket before then getting that signed also.  Must have had a disguise or something.



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  • Re: UCS falcon rumours (that turned out to be true!)

    So, it turns out that No. 21 that sold for £5,600 was done so by the father whose son joined the queue at 6pm or so, by which time the queue was in excess of 150 long.  When his son arrived he was handed a wristband to allow into the store to accompany his dad.  A couple of hours later the Falcon cards were handed out and the dad blagged a second for his son.  I voiced my disapproval at the time, especially for the fact that @Mr_Hobbles was so close to back of the first 100.

    Messaged the seller who indeed confirmed it was him and went on to say he had every intention of buying two that evening.  Really really wound up about it and pray the purchaser screws him over somehow.  Disgusting.

    I really wish LEGO hadn't done this.  It's beginning to leave a bitter taste on what had been a pleasurable experience.  They should have just done a preorder like they did #10179.
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  • Re: VIP Card Number or Queue Place Card Number?

    ^Exactly.  Never again am I listening to Morl.
    SumoLego
  • Re: UCS falcon rumours (that turned out to be true!)

    Just being very honest here, but if someone offered me £5,600 for a set I couldn't be arsed to go and get up until 9am that morning, I'd probably have to take it.  I think most sane people would.  I didn't go with the intention of selling it on, but that's alot of money.  I could sell and still have my Falcon and £5k in my pocket.  At the end of the day I only went for the thrill of the event and get my #10179 signed.  Up until late in the evening I didn't even have an intention of getting the new release signed at all.
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