Green Brick Giant wrote:No one will buy from it anymore, so they have an excuse to close.
Blondie-Wan wrote:It may be true that price increases have been as much as 100% or more, but even if that's the case, we're still talking about small increases, since the prices for individual pieces are so low to begin with - if something costs just ten cents to begin with, it can become twenty cents which would be an increase of 100%, but it's still less than half the cost of a US stamp, for example; twenty cents is practically nothing, at least until one starts filling a bag with lots of individual PAB elements. Once one does that, of course, it does become noticeably more expensive.
Shmails wrote:So, just to prove to myself that this is insane, I just remade the CREATOR set 4996 - The Yellow House, in LDD. All of the pieces were there except a handful. The set retails for $29.95 at LEGO S@H, can anyone guess the final cost of the same exact model in LDD? $181.57. That is 600% higher than the same pieces sealed in plastic and put into a fully printed cardboard box with instructions and 5-15 extra pieces. How can this be justified?
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