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 Author: TheBrickGuys View Messages Posted By TheBrickGuys
 Posted: Sep 4, 2019 18:35
 Subject: Re: Fear of selling white
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In Selling, nologolego writes:
  I have a lot of older parts from sets I parted out many years ago and stored
away. I had originally intended to use them for my own creations, but am now
more inclined to sell them. They have never been played with and are in great
condition. However, some of the whites have yellowed a bit with age. I am having
a dilemma as to what to do with these white parts. Do I list them as new, since
they have never been played with? Do I sort through them and pick out the whitest
ones, and only list those as new? And if so how do I determine how white is
white enough? Do I list the yellowed ones as used and make note of the yellowing?
Do I just keep all white parts out of my inventory to avoid potential unhappy
customers? Any advice is appreciated.

We have had a bit over 12,000 orders in our store since opening and we have had
zero complaints of any color variations of any of our stock in all colors that
we have sold and more then 95% of our sales are of parts. So as long as the color
differences are not too much then I think most buyers are understanding of the
fact that there are going to be slight variations of certain colors.

Jim.
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 Posted: Sep 1, 2019 14:35
 Subject: Re: Unpopular colours
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In General, Miro78 writes:
  In General, Stuart9 writes:
  The bright colours from these sets do seem slower and used sets seem to be unpopular
too.

What we need is some amazing Moc's by someone using these colours so that
everyone wants to copy them.


In General, Pippyblocks writes:
  Most of the colours in Friends sets I reckon

  Any opinions on poor selling colours ?

Here you go, how about Grinch. I built this Grinch after I went to go see the
movie. I am working on instructions for it.

Miro

I love the simple design of the snow covered trees and snow patches. As usual,
another cool MOC.

Jim
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 Posted: Sep 1, 2019 13:05
 Subject: Re: Is Bricklink in decline ?
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In Problem, calsbricks writes:
  In Problem, legoman77 writes:
  In Problem, calsbricks writes:
  In Problem, Yogi_007 writes:
  In Problem, calsbricks writes:
  As most of you are aware we keep track of the number of orders that are received
by a group of 13 UK stores. We are in our third year of monitoring this and for
the quarter June to August things are not looking very positive.


Lots of competition, lots of sets for sale on other sites and lots of Lego that
isn't needed by lots of people.

I think that you can say that the bubble has burst (or is about to).

Lego themselves found this recently based on articles about Lego as a company.

The other auction site is flooded with the same sort of sets and its a race to
the bottom.

Locally, the Aussie dollar has dropped to almost half against the US in about
6 years and about 75% to the euro making sales from those places looking less
attractive than local sellers. Couple this with huge increases in postage fees
(from US especially) to overseas destinations and you get the reduction in affordability.

My two cents (from a buyer who has long contemplated opening a store but has
never done so....hmm)

Yogi

Yes, all interesting comments. You might also want to throw in the reputation
tarnish from the AFOL program. The sets were probably very good (We didn't
investigate) but that is where the ball dropped - I think BL hasn't helped
either themselves or others. It also looked like it didn't meet its target
of more funding for development as the roadmap has virtually nothing but Xp on
it - and that has a lot of stores very concerned. Its impact is unknown as is
much about the product but it has been delayed since March for release and no
one is making any comments about it.

I wonder how Brickowl is doing ? Are they seeing the same drop (therefore meaning
it is an overall change of climate, or are they moving along ?

Lots of factors and discussion points. Shame BL don't comment and present
some data which would help to understand this.

Can anything be gleaned from the number of invoices? Does that give an indication
of anything?
John P

We do not believe so as there are plenty of stores who do not use the Bricklink
invoicing feature. I am sure Niek can show that the order numbers are in line
with where they should be. Overall store numbers are up but the change in the
order profile is very concerning to us, as well as a few others we have been
in comms with.



We believe, like others, that if BL were more communicative then things like
this would get comments and possibly even explanations, but that is asking for
a winning lottery ticket really as it isn't going to happen based on past
performance.

One thing I noticed about your store is that your prices on average are above
the 6 months sales average and in our I know in our store when we have our prices
at the 6 month sales average our sales decline dramatically and with all the
competition we now all have Most stores just can't expect increased sales
with prices at or above the 6 month sales average.

Also, one other thing I noticed about your store is that your prices on your
used verses new parts are a bit inconsistent with your used prices quite often
higher than your new prices. This inconsistency may also be hurting your sales.

Just a couple of thoughts.

Jim
 Author: TheBrickGuys View Messages Posted By TheBrickGuys
 Posted: Aug 23, 2019 17:34
 Subject: Re: Cardboard sleeves in inventories
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Folks, if anything is going to improve in the catalog, we need to give some freedom
and grace to our admins so they can try things out. I can understand if people
get frustrated when they find something has changed and it no longer works for
them, but please understand that we have the long-term interests of the site
in mind, and also that we can adjust and/or reverse any decision that is made.

Regarding these sleeves, we have needed to add them to the catalog for quite
a while now, because of the need to search by the number printed on the sleeve.
Strictly speaking, this is not a PCC, but it's still a number people can
use for reference. Specifically, we want to give the ability to sellers to sell
the parts in the sleeves without having to open the sleeves. The only way they
can do this is to have a reference database showing the contents of every sleeve.

Because our partout system is not yet capable of handling subparts, we're
probably not going to be able to add these sleeves to the regular section of
inventories. Maybe if we change the image and description we can do it, but right
now sellers will end up listing things in their store that buyers cannot identify.

Please have patience as we make some adjustments.

+1

I think this is a long time coming and a darn good add to the catalog. I hate
having to open the cardboard packages to know what is inside them.

Thank you for adding them and the hard work you guys are doing in regards to
things like this! Whenever changes are made there will always be a good number
of people who will hate the changes which I can respect to a degree for there
has been changes that took me a while to get used to but as mentioned, we need
to give some latitude to the people in charge of making these changes to see
what works and what does not and give constructive criticism and not just criticism.

Jim
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 Posted: Aug 23, 2019 12:57
 Subject: Re: How much does your pet mean to you?
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A little late but here is my dog Skragle. I wanted to give him a name that would
be based on something Lego related so I took kragle, from The Lego Movie and
just added an S and I think it fits him perfectly.
 






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 Posted: Aug 19, 2019 01:44
 Subject: Re: Let fight
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nit picky, NIT PICKY!!!!

How dare you sir. What evil contra versy are you now trying to invoke, I ask?
If I were in your presents I would have to slap you in the face with my corinthian
leather glove and demand just us.

Oh wait, I just noticed you said nick picky, is that a friend of yours? (weird
name)
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 Posted: Aug 16, 2019 11:21
 Subject: Re: No one is born hating
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I just read your "Me" page after you commented that you are, shall we just say,
advanced in years. The very first line about being born in a cabin intrigued
me but as I was reading on I could see that your tongue was obviously stuck in
your cheek as you were writing and after about reading about 3/4 of your me page
the first line finally registered in my mind "I was born in a log cabin that
I helped my father build". I can't believe I didn't catch that one right
away - after all I might me dumb but I am not stupid. Well I might be stupid
but I am not an idiot! Well, okay I might be an idiot but I am not dumb.

Jim
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 Posted: Aug 12, 2019 11:47
 Subject: Re: Guess the highest selling minifig in 2019
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In Selling, Diamonds writes:
  1.
C3PO sw0700

2.
The Flash sh473

3.
First Order Stormtrooper sw0905

4.
Outrider sh505

5.
Batman sh 318

The first two don't surprise me because people are buying large qty's
at very low prices but the 3rd one, sw0905 (I hate needing the extra 0), surprises
me because they are selling large qty's at regular prices with many people
buying 100 to 300 (even up to 700) at only 20% off 6 the month sales average.
I would imagine for large MOC's??

Jim
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 Posted: Aug 9, 2019 11:59
 Subject: Added several thousands of parts.
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We have added 10's of thousands of parts to our inventory over the past 2
weeks and have put all of our parts on sale at 18% off except for bricks, tiles,
and plates (which are at 10% off).

Best Regards.

Jim & Andy -of- TheBrickGuys
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 Posted: Aug 6, 2019 13:07
 Subject: Re: 21318 Treehouse Instruction BOOK
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In New Sets, Miro78 writes:
  In New Sets, iprice writes:
  I can see a point in the near future where Lego stops producing paper instruction
manuals and goes completely digital - it has already started with the Star Wars
Droid Commander. TBF this is a set that requires an app for use, but I can see
more and more Lego sets requiring/using mobile tech to use or add play value
to the set (Hidden Side etc.)

It will also be cheaper for Lego to produce, create less paper, reduce box sizes/weights
and transportation costs. Better for profits and environment.

It's not a decision to be made lightly and here are some legitimate reasons
why it's a good idea to keep printed instructions:

1) For many families, building with Lego is meant to be unplugging from the electronic
devices that soak up lots of our youth's time.
2) Printed instructions allow one to build anywhere where there may not be access
to the internet (grandma's house, vacation, during power outage, etc)
3) Printed instructions are of higher quality than PDF files.

...I am sure there are many other ones, and on the flip side, there are very
good legitimate reason for the counter argument. I bet Lego has debated this
same argument, and came to conclusion that it's not a good business decision
at the moment. Us adults debating this has little to do with it as long as Lego
is considered primarily as a child's toy and parent's purchasing decision
is the key motivator.

Miro

I agree with all 3 points you made. I recently bought the treehouse and I would
hate to have to look at a pdf to build it and for me, unplugging, is an important
part of building.

I really appreciate your second point of going places where there may not be
an internet to build. One of my favorite things to do when going on vacations
is to bring a set along for the ride to build it and quite often there is no
internet connection and even when there is, I dont want to be trying to build
a set while looking at a phone screen.

In fact, I actually like when a large set has a big book, it feels like it is
adding value to the set. I remember when I purchased the Death Star and being
amazed at the size of the book of instructions with it's plastic binder -
the thing is huge.

That all being said, I do appreciate that not printing instructions would save
a lot of trees so I would (or will) fully support Lego not including instructions
in their sets if they choose to go that route which I imagine they will. They
will definitely need to improve the quality of the PDF versions of their instructions
or they will lose a lot of future customers.

I think I would especially appreciate not having printed instructions when breaking
down a lot of sets for adding inventory into our store. We can end up having
several pounds of booklets that we just end up putting in the recycle bin.



Putting the issue aside for a moment... The set is a BEAUTIFUL set. I went into
a Lego store the other day just as an employee was finishing building one and
I was really impressed by it. It has a lot of really nice detailing and I especially
liked the fact that Lego included fall colored leaves that you can use to change
out all the green leaves with if you wanted to give it a different feel to it.
I liked it so much I purchased one.

Jim
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 Posted: Jul 18, 2019 20:01
 Subject: Re: Extremely long ship time (almost 30 days)
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In Problem Order, qwertyboy writes:
  In Problem Order, Admin_Russell writes:
  Depending on the shipping method used, orders to Canada have to go through Sweden
first.

I highly doubt Canadian sellers use FIMS to ship orders to the US.

Niek.

FIMS?? What does Foot In Mouth Disease have to do with anything? :]
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 Posted: Jul 16, 2019 20:53
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Going along with what Pippyblocks said, all you have to do is leave the items
at the US 6 month sales average then select all the items you are working with
and go to Edit menu and select Price, from there select Inc- or Decrease and
then put in the % you need to and walla, you have what you need.

Jim
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 Posted: Jul 12, 2019 02:18
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I
  

I'll continue to pack to the high standard I've been packing for over
the last 40 years, albeit with Lego for only 17 years. I don't need or want
some eco warrior telling me how to pack to save a little plastic, maybe you should
aim a little higher and have a go at supermarkets and some countries. When Lego
leaves here, I know it's packed well and should survive the roughest of journeys,
what I don't want is customers saying their Lego turned up damaged due to
lack of packaging.

Just to make sure that I don't over pack your orders, I've stop listed
you, to prevent you getting a little extra plastic in your order.

SB

WOW, a rather arrogant reply, dont you think? Now I to will probably be stop
listed - at least I hope so.
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 Posted: Jul 6, 2019 11:19
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In Searching, iprice writes:
  While searching for a replacement Sugi figure for a SW Bounty Hunter Assault
Gunship, I came across this most awesome of listings (see photo).

LOL.

DANG! Someone must have snatched that baby up, I dont see it listed. Bummer,
another one got away
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In General, Stuart9 writes:
  Thanks for checking and your offer but I'm sure the orders must be ok.

Don't understand my problem as I've tried a tablet and two different
iPads, one tablet and one iPad ( Chrome ) at home, not working.


I always have the issues you mentioned but only when I use chrome. Are you having
the issues when using other browsers?

Jim
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  Bricklink's last known income 2017/18 was approximately £1.3M That is based
on 4500 orders per day at £25 per order and a net 'fee charge' of 3%
of the total revenue going through the site. So in simple terms 4500 x 365 x
25 X 3% = £1.23M

I think the main reason BL has not done nearly as much with BrickLink as most
of us would like to see done is highlighted in what you have brought out here
about the total BL brought in as revenue for the years of 2017/18 which translated
in USD is about 1.5 million dollars.

1.5 mill just does not go very far especially when you consider that he had to
probably pay at least 10 mill for the site when he bought it so if he applied
just $250,000.00 per year to pay that back then that leave only 1.25 mill to
pay for all the operating expenses to run BL.

Let's take a little time to break this down a little.

So for starters, to help put this in perspective... Sense you know programming,
what does a decent programmer make a year? How many do you think are needed to
run BL?

Jim
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 Posted: Jun 20, 2019 21:10
 Subject: Re: Forced to issue NSS for AFOL design programme
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In Help, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Help, FireStarToys writes:
  Have been absolutely shocked at the poor level of customer support for a missing
AFOL designer programme set. Tracking has not updated for over a month (16th
May) and confirms the package never left the USA, just that it has been prepared
for shipment. I ordered two sets and the other arrived within 2 weeks. This package
was supposedly sent 5 weeks ago.

I sent a email on the 7th June to customersupport@bricklink.com and got a ticket
number, then no response???? Sent more emails and still no response!

Have been forced to issue a NSS and finally got a response 2 days later which
completely ignored the original message showing the tracking confirms the parcel
never left the USA? They just said that they "suspect" it's stuck in customs?
How can it be stuck in UK custom if it never left the USA and parcelforce tracking
in the UK also says it has not left the USA.

Last message I left on the NSS was 4 days ago and still no update?

I have received two other AFOL design programme sets and was blown away by how
good they are, but this complete lack of help and support when things go wrong
has been shocking from bricklink.

Can someone from admin PLEASE look into this and either issue a refund or send
a replacement set.
Order ID# 11081679

Tracking information for FIMS is not complete. It only shows the last station
in which it was scanned. Your package could very well be waiting at your local
post office with a customs bill attached. We have seen this several times where
one package will get through, but charges are placed on the second.

Going along with this, I have sent packages to customers where the tracking info
does not change until the day it is delivered, meaning that they were not scanned
all along the way except by the last postman when they were out for delivery.
I would definitely check you post office (or where ever they hold customs packages
in your country).

Jim
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 Posted: Jun 5, 2019 11:50
 Subject: Re: Unknown part #10
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In Catalog Identification, bricks.steine writes:
  Hello Community,

I found this part in a box with some LEGO parts that are not so familiar to me
(Scala / Belville).

As I could not identify this part, I want to ask the community if it could be
LEGO or not - before I throw it to the dust bin.

Thanks

Stefan

Looking at all the pictures I dont recognize any of them. I cant say for sure
but I dont think any are Lego. Plus, I think if any were Lego then there would
have been a comment or two pointing them out in the catalog by some of the community
here that are faster than jackrabbits at finding catalog entries.

Jim
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 Posted: Jun 4, 2019 10:35
 Subject: Re: Extremely Excess Seller Fee's
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In Problem, legoman77 writes:
  In Problem, popsicle writes:
  In Problem, legoman77 writes:
  In Problem, popsicle writes:
  In Problem, legoman77 writes:
  In Problem, popsicle writes:
  In Problem, randyf writes:
  In Problem, popsicle writes:
  In Problem, Teup writes:
  In Problem, popsicle writes:
  To those that have piled-on excessively; this is not a fraudster that needs to
be called out, it's your fellow BL member!

-Cory

What a strange thing to say. If we'd consider all fraudsters "fellow BL members",
the forum sure would be a cozy place but the marketplace would be pretty much
game over. Especially with the admins not stepping in.
I kind of agree shaming isn't good, but in a context of persistently nothing
being done against this kind of fraud (hidden charges = fraud), warning each
other in the forum is all we've got. Besides, it's not personal shaming
as much as warning other potential buyers for a shop - not a person - with bad
business practise.

Let me get down there where you're at, as you've conveniently left out
the portion of my post that interrupts your feeding...

Yeah, you had issues with the seller, in a private transaction! So you
name and shame your disgruntlement? I guess it's fine to do if it's disguised
as the sentiment "for the good of the community" Disingenuous motivation.


So I guess you're going with the "for the good of the community" sentiment?

Not too transparent, are you?

I'm going to leave you to the likeminded, for now. I feel the need to shower.

You constantly want people to share their opinions in the forum, claiming that
freedom of speech is of utmost importance to you. However, when people share
their opinions and they are not to your liking, you feel the need to disparage
them and belittle their opinions. And I wonder why people don't want to share
their opinions in the forum... SMH

Sharing honest opinions unhindered, I champion. But this mob mentality is something
entirely different. If you can't see that, Randy, or so see it and choose
to conflate the two for your own reasons, do so.

-Cory

How was your shower?

Going to get to it now. Just got back from the gym with my son, is the actual
need for the shower

Remember, exercise is bad for you. It makes you tired and it makes you sweat.
John P

You're are the best, John! Always a smile for others.

I tried to tell my son just that about exercise. He didn't buy. He wants
to bulk up for the ladies this summer

Thank you. I was a runner for many years until I got old. Ran eight marathons
among a great deal of other races. I miss it so much. When the time came I
wanted to die at the hands of some 20 year old’s irate husband while running
away with my clothes in my hands.
John P
  
  
  
Have some online demands of me, then the long hot soaking.

Well not only is your body going but now your mind is going too, you just posted
the same thing twice.
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In Help, uvt203 writes:
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Yes we understand that that may unfortunately be the case and will move forward
if it is. The one thing that would be very handy would be a copy of our inventory.
We have a five week old newborn and are pretty reluctant to start counting :I

Cheers Damien

You can download the inventory of your store as a file and then upload it to
the new store. As long as you can still access the inventory page. My store has
never been locked, so I don't know what you can/can't access.

I would have thought you could download into Brickstock as long as you can sign
into your account also. Same as you though, never been suspended so I don't
know for sure.

I don't think you have access to your inventory when the store is suspended.
You might need to address this to Admin and ask for a go to download the inventory
(preferably via Brickstore) for uploading to your new store.

/Asger

I think you can access your inventory all the normal ways when your store is
suspended, at least from what I remember from when my store was closed because
of being to late in paying my BL fees. Although it might be different when your
suspended for other reasons.
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In Searching, 62Bricks writes:
  In Searching, popsicle writes:
  In Searching, TheBrickGuys writes:
  I use goatleg torso identify feature to help me identify used minifigures (goatleg
= lifesaver) but I was wondering if there is a way to refine the search results
by including the theme that the minifigure is associated with.

Example: Let's say I input the colors of black for the torso, arms and hands
into the goatleg banner that appears at the top of the page (when using goatleg)
but I would also like to refine the search when I know for sure what theme the
minifigure torso in question is. This would especially be useful when searching
using colors like black, black and black because the results show 155 different
torsos. So to be able to just see the ones associated with Star Wars or Ninjago
would really be helpful.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

goatleg is a fantastic site, Jim. It's been very helpful

Have you tried Mark’s (mfav) site, using the “Additional keywords” function

http://www.v4ei.com/mini-fig-ure-outer/torso-id.php

The original version of the Goatleg torso search (the one essentially taken and
modified slightly by mfav without credit) had an input for additional terms.
I removed it to streamline the new version that loads the results in a frame.

I just put it back, so you can add terms to narrow it down by theme - sort of.

The caveat is that torso assemblies aren't assigned to themes the way complete
minifigs are, so it only works for assemblies that include the theme in the title
of the part.

http://goatleg.com/torsosearch.html

Thank you so much for the work you have put forth for all of us that use goatleg
here at BrickLink!

I ESPECIALLY love that you have made it so the search bar now stays at the top
of the page when searching, It is so much more convenient this way not having
to tap on a link to bring back up the search page. Plus, it is nice to be able
to just change one aspect of the search each time you want to look for a different
torso or head.

Please feel free to use the coupon we issued you last year when you brought back
online goatleg.com after it's very short hiatus. I know that there are other
sites that do basically the same thing but I just like yours the best (especially
after the change of anchoring the search bar feature).

Jim
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In Searching, popsicle writes:
  In Searching, TheBrickGuys writes:
  I use goatleg torso identify feature to help me identify used minifigures (goatleg
= lifesaver) but I was wondering if there is a way to refine the search results
by including the theme that the minifigure is associated with.

Example: Let's say I input the colors of black for the torso, arms and hands
into the goatleg banner that appears at the top of the page (when using goatleg)
but I would also like to refine the search when I know for sure what theme the
minifigure torso in question is. This would especially be useful when searching
using colors like black, black and black because the results show 155 different
torsos. So to be able to just see the ones associated with Star Wars or Ninjago
would really be helpful.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

goatleg is a fantastic site, Jim. It's been very helpful

Have you tried Mark’s (mfav) site, using the “Additional keywords” function

http://www.v4ei.com/mini-fig-ure-outer/torso-id.php

Thank you very much! This site will also be very useful for us,

Jim
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I use goatleg torso identify feature to help me identify used minifigures (goatleg
= lifesaver) but I was wondering if there is a way to refine the search results
by including the theme that the minifigure is associated with.

Example: Let's say I input the colors of black for the torso, arms and hands
into the goatleg banner that appears at the top of the page (when using goatleg)
but I would also like to refine the search when I know for sure what theme the
minifigure torso in question is. This would especially be useful when searching
using colors like black, black and black because the results show 155 different
torsos. So to be able to just see the ones associated with Star Wars or Ninjago
would really be helpful.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Jim
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Google Chrome is not showing the terms page correctly. Basically what I have
experienced on at least 3 computers is that when going to a store's terms
page much of the information dose not show up under the main headings. The headings
show up but most of what is supplied by each store under each headding is missing
and the amount of information that shows up can vary when hitting the refresh
button.

Internet explorer, Firefox and Opera all seem to be showing all the information
listed on the Terms pages of different stores (including mine), just Chrome seems
affected.

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I caught that to.
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So what are some of your thoughts on the new lego series Stranger Things starting
with the $199.00 set LEGO Stranger Things 75810 The Upside Down-23 which is reviewed
on Brother's Brick.

Jim.
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In General, SylvainLS writes:
  In General, TheBrickGuys writes:
  […]
We here in the US use the far superior Imperial standard fractional system based
on things like feet, inches and pounds. IT is so much easier to do division in
fractions then decimals. Take for example 17/32" x 2 15/64". The answer is so
simple we can do it in our heads! Now how in the world do take 2.5 liters of
water and times that by 4.2 meters?? See my point? I think I have just proven
beyond a doubt that the Imperial system is far easier to use, after all, there
is a reason it is called IMPERIAL (which means: Far Superior) system.

Er, you know the USA use a customary system, which is called the “US customary
system,” and which IS NOT the “imperial system,” don’t you?


Yeah but then I couldn't say that imperial means Far Superior. Plus it made
me look more like an arrogant jerk, which is what I was going for

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In General, bje writes:
  For those of us using the metric system (imperial being shaken off by the majority
of us liberated from the yoke of our ex colonial masters), please note that there
are changes to standard measurements as of today.

The standard kilogram is now "defined by taking the fixed numerical value of
the Planck constant h to be 6.626 070 15 × 10–34 when expressed in the unit J
s, which is equal to kg m2 s–1, where the metre and the second are defined in
terms of c and ΔνCs."

The standard metre is now "defined by taking the fixed numerical value of the
speed of light in vacuum c to be 299 792 458 when expressed in the unit m/s,
where the second is defined in terms of ΔνCs."

Unless your LEGO is shipped faster than the speed of light, it is doubtful that
there will be any change in shipping costs, either in weight or dimensions.

Full details here:
https://www.bipm.org/en/CGPM/db/26/1/

We here in the US use the far superior Imperial standard fractional system based
on things like feet, inches and pounds. IT is so much easier to do division in
fractions then decimals. Take for example 17/32" x 2 15/64". The answer is so
simple we can do it in our heads! Now how in the world do take 2.5 liters of
water and times that by 4.2 meters?? See my point? I think I have just proven
beyond a doubt that the Imperial system is far easier to use, after all, there
is a reason it is called IMPERIAL (which means: Far Superior) system.

Jim.

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It's a shame you cant use IC because of the postal options that you need
to use. If you ever do use it I think you will love it but I understand that
not everyone can set it up(like yourself). Fortunately, and unfortunately, here
in US we don't have as many options to offer our customers so IC is pretty
straightforward and easy to implement. I think that if more of the stores here
that scoff at the idea of using IC actually set it up just to try, I think they
would wonder why they didn't do it sooner.

But to your question, we also have very close to 4% of all our customers being
0 feedback buyers. We have IC working and so it is pretty straightforward for
them to checkout. There are also times when for whatever reason, we will receive
several 0 feedback buyers that shop in our store over a short time period - seems
like it can get to be as high as 20%.

Jim.
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In Catalog Identification, lattafamily writes:
  Help! Anybody know what this is?

Actually, I think it should be renamed to Spinning Thingy. It sounds more gooder.

Jim
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Soooo did you post these pictures to hint that you are going to have another
contest and the winner will get a free vacation to that lake??? If so, I am all
in and heck, I'll even slip you a twenty if you give me the answer before
the contest starts.

Jim
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In Shipping, BrickCypher writes:
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  Hello everyone,
Just got a message from a buyer who ordered a small package from me saying that
they got it with $2.66 in postage due. I know that postage due does happen sometimes,
but it was a small order, shipped domestically with my normal shipping method,
which is automated, and I have sent dozens of similar packaged without anything
like this happening. Has anyone run into this, what should I do about it, and
how can I avoid something like this in the future?
Thank you for any imput,
David Perea.

It happens. I tried to fight a charge via Paypal as USPS claimed the package
I sent weighed between 12 and 16 oz, but the order was for 3 pieces total and
weighed less than an ounce.

There is pretty much nothing you can do but suck it up and pay it. I called
USPS, showed records, called Paypal, showed records. It doesn't matter and
in the end, paying the $3 difference was sadly the only route to take. Also,
no one I spoke to knew how the charges could be reversed anyway.

So, just pay it, chalk it up to a random error and move on.

Yeah, I was worried it would be something like that, thank you.

Your best bet, to keep the peace and keep your customer happy, is to go ahead
and refund back to his PayPal account the $2.66 he had to pay to the postman.
I know it is not your fault but it also isn't your customers fault and by
doing so, there is a good chance you will be cultivating a good long term customer.

Just a thought.

Jim.
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Sorry for the canceled post but I put the wrong number down that I wanted to
use.

My guess is 142.

Jim
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I am not surprised that he left you a negative FB.

He has several complaints in his feedbacks for inflated shipping costs.

When reading the 81 negative / neutral feedbacks that he has received from just
3761 orders you will notice a pattern - Nothing is ever his fault! In EVERY instance
where he received a negative or neutral feedback he always blames his customers
for problems. He never accepts any responsibility for his actions and he always
leaves retaliatory feedbacks.
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  The procedure itself was easy-peasy. It is the preparation that kills the fun.
Some clinics use a laxative pill. Ours require you to drink a solution 2 liter
in 2 hours the day before, and another 2 liter in 2 hours on the day. And it
doesn't taste pleasant.

Again, too much info?


At first I thought you went WAY TO FAR until I reread your comment.

When you said that it is the preparation that kills the fun, well when I first
read it I thought it said that it is the penetration that kills the fun.

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And why so upset over just one negative FB when you already have 1% of all your
FB's as neutrals and negatives, it is just one more? - Just curious.

Jim
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The prices now for overseas postage is just ridiculous compared to what it was
when we first started selling to overseas customers. Back then, 40% of our customers
were from out of country, now, maybe 5%. Back then, out of country postage prices
started at just $3.00 and now it starts at over $13.00 for overseas. Amazon negotiated
really low shipping prices and I think the USPS has raised all of our postage
prices to help finance Amazon's Prime.


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In Selling, kath2305 writes:
  Hello

I am a pretty new seller, with about 100 orders now. I was wondering, do you
think that there should be a printed summary shipped with orders? I was considering
this, but also thinking about the cost for ink, paper, and the environmental
impact.

So, should I start printing or let it be?

Regards Kath from Denmark

For the first couple of years we included a copy of the order in every shipment
but we decided to stop and have not included any paperwork in our orders now
for several years and we have received zero complaints.

What we do to make sure the customer knows what order is in the package is we
print out a sticker with our store name in bold letters and below that we have
the order number. We place the sticker right on the front of the package right
above the postage sticker and it has worked out great - and again, no complaints.
Sometimes we put the sticker on one of the bag of parts inside the order if the
order is going to a country where we may be concerned about theft or customs
inspection hold ups.


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In Selling, tpr writes:
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  Instant check-out. Fixes that completely.

Does it?

For arguments sake, a person orders 1 of the following at say 10p (15 cents)

 
Part No: 45406  Name: Windscreen 4 x 6 x 4 Cab with Hinge and 1 x 4 Bottom Cutout
* 
45406 Windscreen 4 x 6 x 4 Cab with Hinge and 1 x 4 Bottom Cutout
Parts: Windscreen

In the UK it would be too large to go large letter rate of £0.83
it would have to go at small parcel at £3.00

Would IC determine size of parts or just cost or weight?

tpr

There are definitely pieces that do not work well with instant checkout but not
really all that many and what I do for all the pieces that are to large to fit
into a standard shipping method, there is an easy fix.

On you inventory page, under each part you can choose which packaging type to
classify each part as. There are 3 choices: Weight Bound, Volume Bound and Manual
Only. If you choose Manual Only then when those parts are purchased in your store
it only allows a customer to choose the non autocheckout method where you send
them an invoice after the order is placed.

I use this on any 32x32 base plates we put into our inventory or any other larger
parts. It really works well. Out of every 100 orders we have maybe only a small
few end up having to have an invoice sent with all the rest being auto checkout.
For you it might be take more time to set up then it was for us because your
postal service may offer allot more choices for out of country orders but if
you take the time to set instant checkout up, it really should make a big difference
with the issues you are describing. It is just so nice having orders allready
paid for before I even see them.

Jim
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In Announce, DallasBricks writes:
  Yes, I ware it proudly.

I was making lot's of orders in a short period of time, like 20 orders in
two days. I got kinda sloppy in doing my home work and I missed his feedback.
I would not have done it had I known.

Thanks,
David

For the past year, a little over 15% of his feedbacks are negative and neutrals.
What a pee poor record (guy is an idiot)! To bad you didn't catch it before
placing the order but at least the negative comes as kind of a badge of honor.

Jim
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 Posted: Mar 31, 2019 12:26
 Subject: Re: eBay shipping, I give up...
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In General, SylvainLS writes:
  In General, agulus writes:
  I see that you are talking about lego but how about
64 pieces of china pottery packed in regular shopping bags
I could hear what was going inside while I lift up the box
Miraculously 40% survived

Well, everybody can’t be an ancient Egyptian.

Those guys knew how to pack: linen wrapping, then a wood box, then a granit box,
and then a giant stone box covered in shiny limestone, in a very solid pyramidal
shape.

Well, there postal services sucked though: thousands of years and the things
haven’t moved yet!

That is nice packing and all but when someone orders $20.00 worth of parts and
they see the invoice with all the added charges for the shipping materials alone,
not to mention postage, I think you would price yourself right out of the market.

Even if you have customers willing to pay all those extra charges I think they
will be upset when they receive their order and realize that they will need a
jackhammer just to open it up.

Jim
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In Price Guide, grahama_is writes:
  Hi.
Is there a Group by Week feature for price tracking?

I wanted to see if there was a more granular way to track prices of Lego Sets...than
grouping by month.

So basically, Grinwald's Escape would have a week by week grouping rather
than the last 6 months.
https://www.bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?S=75951-1&ColorID=0

I'm new to the BrickLink universe--any help is appreciated
Thanks in advance

Hi.

No, I don't think there is, at least not thru the normal way of viewing the
data straight thru the BrickLink website interface but you might be able to do
it using an API written for that purpose, that is if you know how to to do API
stuff - I dont but others here might be able to help.

Jim
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In General, Lulumika writes:
  In General, Adjour writes:
  In General, Adjour writes:
  In General, Lulumika writes:
  What I am asking is if the buyer can leave their own feedback?




In General, Brickwilbo writes:
  In General, Lulumika writes:
  Buyers who are unwilling to pay for shipping and request OCR, do they write feedback
against the seller?

Yes, leaving feedback is possible with OCR.

Pretty sure they can, I've seen numerous feedbacks over the years where they
reference the order was cancelled.

I've never had an OCR user leave me feedback though. Are you concerned they
might neg you?

Yes, I am concerned they will Neg me... but we shall see. I think thats good
advice regarding posting the cost of shipping.

Thanks,
M.
  

Oh and just a friendly suggestion. You should probably put shipping tables on
your terms or at bear minimum state the cheapest shipping rate for international.
Will save you some grief. The way it is now doesn't really say anything useful.



I have had several ask to cancel their orders over the years and I have always
allowed the cancelation but I always state that I will only do it under the idea
that both of us (buyer and seller) will only leave a positive feedback if any
is left. This does not prevent them from leaving me a negative but out of at
least 30 requests, I have had zero negative feedbacks from them so unless something
negative happened between the two of you then you should not have to worry about
a bad feedback.

Jim
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As an option, if you stick with only stores that have instant checkout setup
in their store then this way you will always know the final cost before you finalize
the checkout and you will be able to pay right away and not have to wait for
an invoice to be manually sent to you.

Jim
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In Catalog, popsicle writes:
  In Catalog, GoudvanOud writes:
  How should I name this set?

What’s in a name? That which we call a combo set, by any other name would sell
as sweet!

Sorry, couldn't help it. Had no TV in my apartment when I was young. So it
was come home from work, run the boardwalk, shower, dress, walk to the deli for
takeout and walk across the street to Balboa theater to eat. But the hiccup was
that the theater played Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet for nearly a year straight
before switching movies. To be honest, I didn't mind as a romantic young
idealist. Cried like a baby

I think I still know most lines of that Shakespeare play

That's cool, I like stories about life like that.

Years ago when me and a friend rented a house, for entertainment all we had was
a VCR but no TV so we had hook it into my computer screen to use it. When it
came to movies our choices were limited to a wide variety of one movie, 'What
About Bob' starring Richard Dreyfuss and Bill Murray.

We watched that movie soooo many times that we became really good at memorizing
all the lines and we would play a game where one would say a line or just a word
or two and the other one would guess where in the movie the line or word came
from. We played that game for years after that.

The simplest things in life can create some of the best memories.

Jim
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WOW, you sure have a lot of multiple entries for the same parts. I counted a
total of 31 separate listings for 1x1 bricks in just black and blue and over
970 listings of just 1x1 and 1x2 bricks alone!

You could probably combine your 25,000 lots of parts down to just 5000 lots or
even less and this way the actual real number you have of each piece would increase
and could possibly be more appealing to buyers looking for larger quantities
of the same part.

Jim
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In Selling, Adjour writes:
  In Selling, kath2305 writes:
  Hello

I am looking to add some parts to my store by parting out some sets. What do
you think would be best?

10 x same set
10 different sets

I currently have around 4600 lots in my store

Thanks

More of the same is my preference. BUT if just starting to build inventory you
may want to do a couple copies of more sets, like 2-5 of each instead of 10...
so you get the best of both worlds.

I agree. I would probably do 3 of one, 3 of another, and 4 of one more. This
way parting them out will be much easier then 10 different sets and you will
get the benefit of having parts and minifigures from a 3 different sets instead
of just parts and figs from 10 copies of just one set.

Jim
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In Off Topic, kurigan writes:
  I Actually had to under go several phlebotomy treatments over the past year for
hemochromatosis. Doc warned me of the same thing, but said it takes a lot, like
alcoholism level drinking, to see a serious difference. Glad you enjoyed your
beer, cause it likely didn't really exacerbate the problem.

Cheers!
Dave

Wow. I have never heard of a person having several lobotomy treatments, I thought
it just took one? You must have been be REALLY crazzy : )

Jim.

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