New 2011 January Sets in Singapore Stores
Sat, January 1, 2011, 21:55 19 Comments
The cat’s out of the bag now that Bricksworld has posted the prices of the new arrivals this month (they were quite good, started updating since last night). Anyway here they are, with the S$ and US$ price comparison. S0937 forum members would have seen this comparison a few days ago thanks to BC.
As you can see from the list below, over here we pay a good bit more than USA. Some of the difference can be quite astonishing… e.g. for the 7498 Police Station, a good 38%, or S$79.91 more. I know the usual arguments, shipping costs, high rental, economies of scale, etc, etc… SG is still cheaper than our direct neighbours (Malaysia & Indonesia), etc, etc. BUT, the fact is still that we are paying a good deal more than the USA, especially for the sets that would logically be in higher demand (like battle packs). Makes business sense for LEGO Singapore, but as an AFOL, the pricing definitely has room for improvement…
There are a few exceptions tho… Collectible Minifig Series 3 for example is being offered at 20% off at a few stores if you buy in cartons. At RRP S$234 carton of 60 figs or S$187.2 after discount, that works out to S$3.12 each, or about US$2.40. And we can buy by the carton here unlike in other countries where supply seems to be more limited. Still unknown if we are getting the 2 fishermen or 4 fishermen cartons tho.
Anyway, happy shopping to all my Singapore readers. It’s going to be an expensive month! The new stocks are expected to start hitting stores from 6 Jan, and with new stocks weekly for the month of Jan.
I’ll update the sidebar on the right as I hear about special offers and member deals from the stores. Let me know if I missed anything k? 🙂 You can email me at email@example.com
Disclaimer: I will not be held responsible for any buying decisions made purely using the table above. Pls check the prices before you decide to buy. 😉