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Garage-sales, estate-sales, second-hand stores, flea-markets and graigslists are the most common way to source out used LEGO. This is especially true in neighborhoods where there is a LEGO store nearby so a lot of kids have them, or where LEGO is popular in the community in general (suburbs and middle-class neighborhoods are especially great places to scout)....


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I don't think there is a single strategy that will always work - it all depends on what other people are looking for at the same time as you are looking. For example, I have seen Lego Maersk train sets (I'm a Train fan :) ) sell for $250 in certain auctions, but have managed to pick up one with extra power functions for less than that in a separate auction. ...


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I've put together a basic web service that does this if you are specifically searching for bulk LEGO (e.g. 5 pounds of assorted bricks). It is available here: https://joncraton.org/lego-by-pound/ It searches US eBay for bulk LEGO via a number of search terms. It then limits the results to only those for a which a weight can be determined from the listing ...


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I don't know about ebay, but I have used bricklink to get parts. I looked for an old Unitron set (Star Hawk II), and it produced an itemized list with links to each part, or group of parts. I was able to order small groups of parts from different vendors (other users) on that site. You may want to factor in shipping or use the terminology you get from ...


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I can't find an official source for this statement, but with the exclusion of a few rarities like test bricks, and perhaps a few other cases, every piece of genuine LEGO will have the brand stamped on it somewhere. You've taken photos of pieces together that clearly ought to have come from the same mold, where one displays the LEGO brand and the other does ...


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The following is for complete sets: First of all, I get a feeling for what currently is a "bargin". Prices for sets vary a lot throughout the year. Therefore, I do the following: Search term: lego "set number" Search options: auction, soonest end time After a few auctions have ended, I already know what would be a good price for a given set. Then I save ...


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