My toys for the weekend
Fri, November 26, 2010, 23:57 20 Comments
It’s Black Friday over in the USA, have you done your shopping yet? Been reading all about the online offers, once again… It’s good to be an AFOL in the USA!
Unfortunately, no Black Friday sales over here, but I did give in to temptation and ordered some stuff off Lego.com (10% off purchases > USD149).
Anyway I got some new toys today and finally completed my Harry Potter collection (with Hagrid’s Hut). Thought to share some pics here to show the box condition etc. So far based on 3 orders I’ve made it takes approx 2-3 weeks from shipment date for the stuff I ordered off BN.com to arrive in SG. The strangest thing is how deliveries are made. E.g. I ordered 3 sets of Hogwarts Castle at the same time, and so far I received one set via M Bag, one set via SpeedPost (and each on a different day) & am still waiting for the 3rd. Even the carton boxes used for delivery so far are all in different sizes. From a cost perspective, it absolutely makes no sense to split the delivery or to use such HUGE boxes (the largest carton box only contained one Hogwarts Castle, and loads of inflated plastic cushioning) …
Disclaimer tho, apparently some AFOLs got their sets in heavily damaged/torn boxes, etc, so once again,buyer beware. Oh, and some never got their deliveries at all. 😦 Seems to be best to use Paypal to make payment so that there is some refund recourse if the orders go missing in-transit.
Thanks again to my bf for going all over SG to collect the boxes for me. 😛
Ok, am off to play with my toys. 😀