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Captain FIRE

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Buying used Duplos
« on: September 24, 2018, 11:40:18 AM »
I'm trying to find used Duplos online.  What would you consider a good price for them?  For example, right now I see a posting of ~21 cents/duplo for generic batches, and $10-40 for sets of various sizes.  I remember looking a few months ago and seeing a price per pound as well.  Any guidelines you can suggest (beyond it'll be more expensive to get vehicles/people/branded sets)?

I also understand Duplos are often confused with other brands by craigslist sellers, which are not as good quality.  Is there a way to tell which brand they are - does the duplos say it on it somewhere, for example?

LinneaH

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Re: Buying used Duplos
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2018, 06:16:29 AM »
Can't help you with the price unfortunately, as I live in Sweden, but about the brand:

google duplo and look at the photos. The real ones have the "Lego" logo (capital letter text in italics) inside the "studs" or what they are called in English = the small "buttons" on top of the brick that secures it with the next brick. I think you can see it hereon the green brick if you click to enlarge: https://grabcad.com/library/lego-duplo-brick-2x2

Does this help?

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Re: Buying used Duplos
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2018, 09:44:01 AM »
I bought a large bucket of duplos at the thrift store for $2 last year. Id look around at thrift stores and yard sales and consignment shops - duplos are a lot easier to find than legos.

chemistk

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Re: Buying used Duplos
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2018, 05:55:43 AM »
You just have to keep looking. Garage sales, consignment sales, etc. are always going to be the best prices. If you're shopping CL, it doesn't hurt to ask for a close up pic of the bricks. Folks who sell online usually know what they've got in terms of value so there aren't too many bargains to be had.

Target also runs a 2x/year clearance sale on a wide assortment of its toy section - to cycle out older and lower volume inventory. Usually, it's held in June/July and January. I was able to get some quality lego sets for between 33% and 50% off original retail.

Don't forget to sanitize any used ones you get! You never know what germs they may have been exposed to.

Captain FIRE

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Re: Buying used Duplos
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2018, 09:47:41 AM »
Thanks so much!

And yes, I was figuring on just running them through the dishwasher in some containers to disinfect them.