Just for fun I have posted my draft results and also the price per piece. I would interested in seeing all of yours as well, to compare numbers and such. I obviously didn't get the most valuable pieces (price wise) but I got the pieces that I desired most.
Here are my selections with their total value.
Total value was calculated like this. On bricklink I went to the cheapest new piece possible that had at least my quantity amount. If I wanted to get 16, 2x16 Light Bluish Gray Plates, I found the lowest price seller who had AT LEAST 16 plates. If the seller only had 15 plates, I went to the next one until I found a seller that had my total amount. These are the numbers.
In the parenthesis is the price I would have paid to get this many items from one seller.
1.) #89-8 Reddish Brown Horse, Moveable Legs with Black Bridle Pattern ($15.92)
2.) #103-64 Sand Green Brick 1 x 1 ($4.48)
3.) #76-12 Pearl Dark Gray Minifig, Headgear Helmet Castle with Lateral Comb (Uruk-hai) ($15.72)
4.) #52-8 Flat Silver Minifig, Weapon Sword, Greatsword Pointed ($3.04)
5.) #67-16 Light Bluish Gray Plate 2 x 16 ($2.88)
6.) #35-8 Dark Brown Hips and Legs ($3.52)
7.) #59-24 Light Bluish Gray Brick 2 x 4 ($2.64)
8.) #20-24 Dark Bluish Gray Brick, Round 1 x 1 Open Stud ($0.48)
9.) #93-32 Reddish Brown Plate 1 x 2 ($0.64)
10.) #64-8 Light Bluish Gray Panel 1 x 2 x 2 with Side Supports - Hollow Studs ($0.24)
11.) #86-8 Reddish Brown Brick 2 x 3 ($0.40)
12.) #4-8 Black Plate 1 x 6 ($0.32)
13.) #15-8 Black Wedge, Plate 3 x 6 Cut Corners ($.08)
My total value on Bricklink for my amount of pieces would have been $49.36 based upon the above statistics and scenario. Altogether we paid $28.00ish (including our gift to AK). I feel very happy with my results.
Is this an indication that every draft will net us profit on bricks per price ratio? No! Keep in mind, it is not about value on bricklink but perceived value. The Uruk-Hai helm sells for around $1.30 for an amount of 12. Is it worth that much in my eyes? Absolutely not. I see it as a 0.50 helm. The sand green bricks have a value of around 0.11. Are they worth that much to me? Moreso. I would even place them in the 0.20 cent range for my needs. The first pick horses were far more valuable to me than any other lot even though they clearer were cheaper and less sought after than other pieces. Value wise I think I could have "net" a greater profit on pieces if I went for the ones with the most monetary value, but that's not what this is about. These were the pieces I wanted and I sure am stoked about my results!
(I personally think I had the best draft, and you probably think you did too!)
I love crunching numbers and wanted to present this to anyone looking to participate in future drafts and also for our other participants.
I would love to see your results as well.
Overall, regardless of the price or pieces netted, it was a blast.
These three weeks have FLOWN by.