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By in United Kingdom,

Done.
Had to check back on my records for 'how much have you spent in the past 3 months'...

*Gulp*

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By in Czech Republic,

USD 401-500 Ufff...

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By in United Kingdom,

As above.... TRU Receipts and eBay history had to be checked... Good job 'she' can't see this... :-/

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By in Canada,

I only spent around $100 on Lego in the last three months, and I certainly told them why. Prices are too high, most sets aren't as interesting, and the "fan community" doesn't motivate me to collect at all. I think in the last six months the only Lego I've bought has been discounted 40-50% off. To put that into perspective; I use to spend an average of several hundred dollars a month on Lego in 2011. Annually In 2012 I probably spent $500+, and 2013 $300... so I've gradually gone from spending over a thousand dollars annually to where I am today; with three sets I've purchased (in one order) over the last three months. These days I'm happy to let a set I want retire if it never goes on sale, because nothing is worse than building a set and thinking to yourself "I've overpaid". That happened a lot back in 2012, and that was on sets I purchased for 20% off (at Canadian retail).

What's the point of being a collector if you can't put a price on a Lego set? I'm not talking about MSRP or Collector's Value, but rather the price it's worth to me as a fan. My demand clearly isn't as strong as other people's, so I'm a little surprised to see certain sets/themes I was holding out for a 50% off sale on become completely soldout. I love Lego, but I also love my money.

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By in Australia,

Survey complete, guessed 4-500 for me and 50-100 for gifts....might be slightly under....

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By in United States,

That EV3 really brought up my costs :)

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By in United States,

Posted.

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By in United Kingdom,

Done. It was much easier than I expected!

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By in United Kingdom,

All completed!

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By in Turkey,

I lied about how much I’ve spent.. I’m in denial… I do not have a Lego addiction habit! Honest!

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By in Belgium,

I wonder if this information is really valuable. I didn't see a place where I could write comment.
I spend (too) much money but it is almost all on second-hand Lego and for much lower prices than the over the top prices on the common sites.
So, yes I got much value for my money but just like three months ago, I didn't like the 'new' sets of the past three months.

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By in Netherlands,

Done. After all this serveys, wonder when they suprise me with a free box of Lego, for being so helpfull over the years. ;)

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By in United Kingdom,

I don't get the use of the results either. I think RRPs are too high these days, yet I value the products highly at the price I paid. Because I think I have only paid RRP once in the past six months, everything else was at least 33% off, often closer to 50%. Yet they don't ask about discounted purchases.

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By in United States,

I think that is the tricky thing paying MSRP vs discounts somewhere not through LEGO directly.

I definitely put a lower number on how much I paid, not because I am in denial, but because I was unaware of how much was spent...I tallied it up later and it was a lot higher than I thought. I guess that is what I get since I only collect Licensed themes. I may have to reconsider some of the sets I get next year. I know a good chunk of them have been lackluster and I only bought them for the figures. But it looks like so far from the beginning wave of the year I will save a lot of money. Only the Super Hero sets are appealing to me this 2014 winter wave. I guess I'll wait for the summer to see if they blow me away.

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By in United Kingdom,

My son buys so much Lego second-hand that the two of us have probably spent just over a Tenth of what his collection is worth. He brought a lot second hand this year as well; as a TFOL he does not like non-licensed themes as much, but does like the 'Mark Stafford Classics'.
So my answer was about £100 for that question, but that excludes second-hand Lego.

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By in Hungary,

Done!

@ #Ypres: The prices are too high in Canada??? OMG!
Please, come and check the hungarian prices... and the hungarian employees income/wage, too. And you will change your opinion about canadian prices.

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By in Canada,

Why don't they post more than three currencies when you have to select your purchase amount? They have languages - but not currencies.

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By in United States,

I feel extremely guilty after that. How much for self: $300-400, Amount for others: $1-25 (5.99 to be exact).

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By in United States,

^In my case: Big fat $0 spent for others. However, we got a lot of loose Duplo for my young daughter from a friend some time ago, and we don't need to get any more until she gets a little older (it's a ton of Duplo bricks and zoo animals, that she almost never plays with anyway...).

Amount spent was easy: I budget so much every month for Lego, and that's what I buy.. For any other sets I want, I do without (at least until next month...).

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