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 Author: axaday View Messages Posted By axaday
 Posted: Dec 3, 2019 16:28
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In Announce, StormChaser writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

We are extremely excited to announce that BrickLink Limited has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to be acquired by the LEGO Group. As the LEGO Group has announced today through its official press release, the transaction is expected to close by the end of 2019.

I am absolutely thrilled to hear this!! Best news ever. As a result, I have
decided to go back on what I said in January of this year (that I would never
return to the site or reactivate my account).

Never say never, eh? Lesson learned. Looking forward very much to the future
of BrickLink under new ownership.

Is that Stormchaser?
 Author: legoman77 View Messages Posted By legoman77
 Posted: Dec 3, 2019 15:17
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In Announce, popsicle writes:
  In Announce, legoman77 writes:
  In Announce, popsicle writes:
  Well, it's that time of year again...

We have several of these left, that we’d like to hand out to fellow BL members.
If you think your child would enjoy this 2011 Lego film, let us know.

It’s a fun production directed by David Scott, with music composed by John Williams.
A comic adventure with Master Yoda sensing a “disturbance in the Force” while
leading a class of Jedi younglings on a tour of the Senate chambers, and the
rambunctiousness Yoda and the boisterous Jedi younglings get up to.

It’s not much this year, but the Blu-ray/DVD is new with factory seals intact.
Making it a nice little item to gift-wrap as a stocking stuffer, or a gift for
a friend or neighbor’s child. Maybe as a new distraction for the kids in their
room, while you and the spouse grab some alone time

There are no strings attached, Lego giveaways are just something my kids and
I do this time of year, mostly in our hometown, but more recently on BL. We’ll
send them out in order of request received.

It’s a gift, so shipping is free. Regretfully, as we are covering the shipping
cost, the offer extends to US based members only.

-Christman Family

You really are a good and kind person.

Thanks!

It’s my son and daughter’s program. The proceeds of our inventory I turned over
to them years ago. But yeah, I started the seasonal visits to homeless shelters
in our area, with Lego donations and money, long ago when they were young. As
to the continuation of this BL offer, it’s my son and daughter’s call. They are
in fact, the “good and kind” ones.

I’m that crotchety old man, like you John

I am not crotchety. People annoy me and I just hate everyone and am always right.
John P
 Author: bje View Messages Posted By bje
 Posted: Dec 3, 2019 15:15
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In Announce, StormChaser writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

We are extremely excited to announce that BrickLink Limited has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to be acquired by the LEGO Group. As the LEGO Group has announced today through its official press release, the transaction is expected to close by the end of 2019.

I am absolutely thrilled to hear this!! Best news ever. As a result, I have
decided to go back on what I said in January of this year (that I would never
return to the site or reactivate my account).

Never say never, eh? Lesson learned. Looking forward very much to the future
of BrickLink under new ownership.

Welcome back, glad to hear that never did not last too long
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: Dec 3, 2019 15:06
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In Announce, popsicle writes:
  In Announce, todd3ponds writes:
  Yes please

Great! Go ahead and supply me with the address you'd like it shipped to,
via the message system, using the contact tab.

Great!

Your label is printed and your gift is ready to go, Todd. I'll
wait until I print all of the labels before shipping out tomorrow or the day
after.

-Cory
  
  
In Announce, popsicle writes:
  Well, it's that time of year again...

We have several of these left, that we’d like to hand out to fellow BL members.
If you think your child would enjoy this 2011 Lego film, let us know.

It’s a fun production directed by David Scott, with music composed by John Williams.
A comic adventure with Master Yoda sensing a “disturbance in the Force” while
leading a class of Jedi younglings on a tour of the Senate chambers, and the
rambunctiousness Yoda and the boisterous Jedi younglings get up to.

It’s not much this year, but the Blu-ray/DVD is new with factory seals intact.
Making it a nice little item to gift-wrap as a stocking stuffer, or a gift for
a friend or neighbor’s child. Maybe as a new distraction for the kids in their
room, while you and the spouse grab some alone time

There are no strings attached, Lego giveaways are just something my kids and
I do this time of year, mostly in our hometown, but more recently on BL. We’ll
send them out in order of request received.

It’s a gift, so shipping is free. Regretfully, as we are covering the shipping
cost, the offer extends to US based members only.

-Christman Family
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Dec 3, 2019 15:02
 Subject: Re: BrickLink will join the LEGO Group
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In Announce, StormChaser writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

We are extremely excited to announce that BrickLink Limited has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to be acquired by the LEGO Group. As the LEGO Group has announced today through its official press release, the transaction is expected to close by the end of 2019.

I am absolutely thrilled to hear this!! Best news ever. As a result, I have
decided to go back on what I said in January of this year (that I would never
return to the site or reactivate my account).

Never say never, eh? Lesson learned. Looking forward very much to the future
of BrickLink under new ownership.

it is nice to see you back, however be careful about assumptions we look like
we are going to have a new owner (tlg) nothing yet is known about 'new management'

we all need to be very patient with this to see how it actually develops.
 Author: Classicsmiley View Messages Posted By Classicsmiley
 Posted: Dec 3, 2019 14:57
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In Announce, StormChaser writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

We are extremely excited to announce that BrickLink Limited has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to be acquired by the LEGO Group. As the LEGO Group has announced today through its official press release, the transaction is expected to close by the end of 2019.

I am absolutely thrilled to hear this!! Best news ever. As a result, I have
decided to go back on what I said in January of this year (that I would never
return to the site or reactivate my account).

Never say never, eh? Lesson learned. Looking forward very much to the future
of BrickLink under new ownership.

Wow, welcome back!
 Author: caseyne View Messages Posted By caseyne
 Posted: Dec 3, 2019 14:51
 Subject: Re: Lego buying Bricklink.....
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In Announce, rtzx9r writes:
  In Announce, VOTB writes:
  While this is BIG news, I am still skeptical on whether it really means anything
bad for any of us.

TLG had the power to squash BL at any time. This is an organized group profiting
on reselling exclusively their own product. Even if there wasn't a legal
issue, they could tie the question in courts all over the world until the owners
gave in. I am sure it would have cost a fraction of the amount they bought BL
for.

Either they are playing a long game, or they truly want to preserve the community.

As I said in another post: This acquisition goes right along with the "Rebuild
the World" campaign. What's better than to say there are thousands of sellers
you can buy your childhood sets from, parts to finish off the sets that have
lost pieces or merge sets and parts from different decades or genres to create
whatever your heart desires.

Just think of the sales we would have if the BL logo ended up on the "Rebrick
the World" tv commercials or social media ads. Lego will continue to make new
sets and spark new ideas. BL is their missing "link" to keep those ideas going.

Spot on. Very rare a business is purchased with the sole intent of reducing its
success or revenue. For every bricklink there are several others that would fill
the gap if TLG shit it down.

My thoughts are they will endorse us, bring more visibility to increase sales,
and make some minor adjustments as we go. Things that we have been asking for
for a decade plus and that have gone unanswered. Worst case is they increase
seller fees a percentage point or two.

I’m excited to now unofficially “work” for LEGO.


A lot of businesses are bought to shut them done. Microsoft in the 90's was
really bad at this. So was EA(Electronic Arts)bad at this too. How lego has strong
arm the retailers to to exculde there product from coupons. Lego anti reseller
stance. This was a dream come true to them. How dated this website is, will it
be worth them updating it when they already have a website you can buy bricks
on. Lego wants to control how there product is being sold period....
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: Dec 3, 2019 14:50
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In Announce, legoman77 writes:
  In Announce, popsicle writes:
  Well, it's that time of year again...

We have several of these left, that we’d like to hand out to fellow BL members.
If you think your child would enjoy this 2011 Lego film, let us know.

It’s a fun production directed by David Scott, with music composed by John Williams.
A comic adventure with Master Yoda sensing a “disturbance in the Force” while
leading a class of Jedi younglings on a tour of the Senate chambers, and the
rambunctiousness Yoda and the boisterous Jedi younglings get up to.

It’s not much this year, but the Blu-ray/DVD is new with factory seals intact.
Making it a nice little item to gift-wrap as a stocking stuffer, or a gift for
a friend or neighbor’s child. Maybe as a new distraction for the kids in their
room, while you and the spouse grab some alone time

There are no strings attached, Lego giveaways are just something my kids and
I do this time of year, mostly in our hometown, but more recently on BL. We’ll
send them out in order of request received.

It’s a gift, so shipping is free. Regretfully, as we are covering the shipping
cost, the offer extends to US based members only.

-Christman Family

You really are a good and kind person.

Thanks!

It’s my son and daughter’s program. The proceeds of our inventory I turned over
to them years ago. But yeah, I started the seasonal visits to homeless shelters
in our area, with Lego donations and money, long ago when they were young. As
to the continuation of this BL offer, it’s my son and daughter’s call. They are
in fact, the “good and kind” ones.

I’m that crotchety old man, like you John
 Author: Teup View Messages Posted By Teup
 Posted: Dec 3, 2019 14:46
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In Announce, StormChaser writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

We are extremely excited to announce that BrickLink Limited has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to be acquired by the LEGO Group. As the LEGO Group has announced today through its official press release, the transaction is expected to close by the end of 2019.

I am absolutely thrilled to hear this!! Best news ever. As a result, I have
decided to go back on what I said in January of this year (that I would never
return to the site or reactivate my account).

Never say never, eh? Lesson learned. Looking forward very much to the future
of BrickLink under new ownership.

Welcome back! I'd say that's not at all a change of heart - just a
logical response to the changed conditions
 Author: mhortar View Messages Posted By mhortar
 Posted: Dec 3, 2019 14:37
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In Announce, StormChaser writes:
  In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

We are extremely excited to announce that BrickLink Limited has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to be acquired by the LEGO Group. As the LEGO Group has announced today through its official press release, the transaction is expected to close by the end of 2019.

I am absolutely thrilled to hear this!! Best news ever. As a result, I have
decided to go back on what I said in January of this year (that I would never
return to the site or reactivate my account).

Never say never, eh? Lesson learned. Looking forward very much to the future
of BrickLink under new ownership.

For what it's worth, I'm glad to see you back.

Josh
 Author: legoman77 View Messages Posted By legoman77
 Posted: Dec 3, 2019 14:29
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In Announce, popsicle writes:
  Well, it's that time of year again...

We have several of these left, that we’d like to hand out to fellow BL members.
If you think your child would enjoy this 2011 Lego film, let us know.

It’s a fun production directed by David Scott, with music composed by John Williams.
A comic adventure with Master Yoda sensing a “disturbance in the Force” while
leading a class of Jedi younglings on a tour of the Senate chambers, and the
rambunctiousness Yoda and the boisterous Jedi younglings get up to.

It’s not much this year, but the Blu-ray/DVD is new with factory seals intact.
Making it a nice little item to gift-wrap as a stocking stuffer, or a gift for
a friend or neighbor’s child. Maybe as a new distraction for the kids in their
room, while you and the spouse grab some alone time

There are no strings attached, Lego giveaways are just something my kids and
I do this time of year, mostly in our hometown, but more recently on BL. We’ll
send them out in order of request received.

It’s a gift, so shipping is free. Regretfully, as we are covering the shipping
cost, the offer extends to US based members only.

-Christman Family

You really are a good and kind person.

John P
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: Dec 3, 2019 13:56
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In Announce, todd3ponds writes:
  Yes please

Great! Go ahead and supply me with the address you'd like it shipped to,
via the message system, using the contact tab.

-Cory

  
In Announce, popsicle writes:
  Well, it's that time of year again...

We have several of these left, that we’d like to hand out to fellow BL members.
If you think your child would enjoy this 2011 Lego film, let us know.

It’s a fun production directed by David Scott, with music composed by John Williams.
A comic adventure with Master Yoda sensing a “disturbance in the Force” while
leading a class of Jedi younglings on a tour of the Senate chambers, and the
rambunctiousness Yoda and the boisterous Jedi younglings get up to.

It’s not much this year, but the Blu-ray/DVD is new with factory seals intact.
Making it a nice little item to gift-wrap as a stocking stuffer, or a gift for
a friend or neighbor’s child. Maybe as a new distraction for the kids in their
room, while you and the spouse grab some alone time

There are no strings attached, Lego giveaways are just something my kids and
I do this time of year, mostly in our hometown, but more recently on BL. We’ll
send them out in order of request received.

It’s a gift, so shipping is free. Regretfully, as we are covering the shipping
cost, the offer extends to US based members only.

-Christman Family
 Author: BLUSER13161 View Messages Posted By BLUSER13161
 Posted: Dec 3, 2019 13:56
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In NEWS, Admin writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

We are extremely excited to announce that BrickLink Limited has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to be acquired by the LEGO Group. As the LEGO Group has announced today through its official press release, the transaction is expected to close by the end of 2019.

I am absolutely thrilled to hear this!! Best news ever. As a result, I have
decided to go back on what I said in January of this year (that I would never
return to the site or reactivate my account).

Never say never, eh? Lesson learned. Looking forward very much to the future
of BrickLink under new ownership.
 Author: todd3ponds View Messages Posted By todd3ponds
 Posted: Dec 3, 2019 13:10
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Yes please

In Announce, popsicle writes:
  Well, it's that time of year again...

We have several of these left, that we’d like to hand out to fellow BL members.
If you think your child would enjoy this 2011 Lego film, let us know.

It’s a fun production directed by David Scott, with music composed by John Williams.
A comic adventure with Master Yoda sensing a “disturbance in the Force” while
leading a class of Jedi younglings on a tour of the Senate chambers, and the
rambunctiousness Yoda and the boisterous Jedi younglings get up to.

It’s not much this year, but the Blu-ray/DVD is new with factory seals intact.
Making it a nice little item to gift-wrap as a stocking stuffer, or a gift for
a friend or neighbor’s child. Maybe as a new distraction for the kids in their
room, while you and the spouse grab some alone time

There are no strings attached, Lego giveaways are just something my kids and
I do this time of year, mostly in our hometown, but more recently on BL. We’ll
send them out in order of request received.

It’s a gift, so shipping is free. Regretfully, as we are covering the shipping
cost, the offer extends to US based members only.

-Christman Family
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: Dec 3, 2019 12:55
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In Announce, citylego writes:
  In Announce, popsicle writes:
  Well, it's that time of year again...

We have several of these left, that we’d like to hand out to fellow BL members.
If you think your child would enjoy this 2011 Lego film, let us know.

It’s a fun production directed by David Scott, with music composed by John Williams.
A comic adventure with Master Yoda sensing a “disturbance in the Force” while
leading a class of Jedi younglings on a tour of the Senate chambers, and the
rambunctiousness Yoda and the boisterous Jedi younglings get up to.

It’s not much this year, but the Blu-ray/DVD is new with factory seals intact.
Making it a nice little item to gift-wrap as a stocking stuffer, or a gift for
a friend or neighbor’s child. Maybe as a new distraction for the kids in their
room, while you and the spouse grab some alone time

There are no strings attached, Lego giveaways are just something my kids and
I do this time of year, mostly in our hometown, but more recently on BL. We’ll
send them out in order of request received.

It’s a gift, so shipping is free. Regretfully, as we are covering the shipping
cost, the offer extends to US based members only.

-Christman Family

I would be appreciative if you could send one to me. My 8 year old grandson
loves Star Wars and would enjoy this movie greatly. Thank you.

Great!

Your label is printed and your grandson's gift is ready to go, Kevin. I'll
wait until I print all of the labels before shipping out tomorrow or the day
after.

-Cory
 Author: citylego View Messages Posted By citylego
 Posted: Dec 3, 2019 12:49
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In Announce, popsicle writes:
  Well, it's that time of year again...

We have several of these left, that we’d like to hand out to fellow BL members.
If you think your child would enjoy this 2011 Lego film, let us know.

It’s a fun production directed by David Scott, with music composed by John Williams.
A comic adventure with Master Yoda sensing a “disturbance in the Force” while
leading a class of Jedi younglings on a tour of the Senate chambers, and the
rambunctiousness Yoda and the boisterous Jedi younglings get up to.

It’s not much this year, but the Blu-ray/DVD is new with factory seals intact.
Making it a nice little item to gift-wrap as a stocking stuffer, or a gift for
a friend or neighbor’s child. Maybe as a new distraction for the kids in their
room, while you and the spouse grab some alone time

There are no strings attached, Lego giveaways are just something my kids and
I do this time of year, mostly in our hometown, but more recently on BL. We’ll
send them out in order of request received.

It’s a gift, so shipping is free. Regretfully, as we are covering the shipping
cost, the offer extends to US based members only.

-Christman Family

I would be appreciative if you could send one to me. My 8 year old grandson
loves Star Wars and would enjoy this movie greatly. Thank you.
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Well, it's that time of year again...

We have several of these left, that we’d like to hand out to fellow BL members.
If you think your child would enjoy this 2011 Lego film, let us know.

It’s a fun production directed by David Scott, with music composed by John Williams.
A comic adventure with Master Yoda sensing a “disturbance in the Force” while
leading a class of Jedi younglings on a tour of the Senate chambers, and the
rambunctiousness Yoda and the boisterous Jedi younglings get up to.

It’s not much this year, but the Blu-ray/DVD is new with factory seals intact.
Making it a nice little item to gift-wrap as a stocking stuffer, or a gift for
a friend or neighbor’s child. Maybe as a new distraction for the kids in their
room, while you and the spouse grab some alone time

There are no strings attached, Lego giveaways are just something my kids and
I do this time of year, mostly in our hometown, but more recently on BL. We’ll
send them out in order of request received.

It’s a gift, so shipping is free. Regretfully, as we are covering the shipping
cost, the offer extends to US based members only.

-Christman Family
 
 Author: legoman77 View Messages Posted By legoman77
 Posted: Dec 3, 2019 09:09
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In Announce, castori writes:
  In Announce, lmeyer writes:
  In Announce, nectara writes:
  In Announce, Teup writes:
  In Announce, nectara writes:
  In Announce, montana_girl writes:
  In Announce, nectara writes:
  In Announce, tpr writes:
  In Announce, tpr writes:
  Hi

Have read with interest the comments that have been made, for and against Lego
buying Bricklink.

The interesting thing to me is are Lego going to want to be associated to a selling
site with sellers that are not wholly legit.

I am not getting at the 99.9 % fantastic and well organised sellers , but the
ones that cause problems with buyers - dodgy dealers and scammers.

On their own site they are in control and the good name of Lego is kept that
way. On here anybody can sell Lego, and as from next month it will be under their
banner. How will they tackle this issue?

Just my two pence worth.

Other than that, looking forward to see what happens

tpr

The most interesting thing maybe the buying of new sets at a way lower price
than Lego are selling them at, and undercutting Lego when re-selling it.

Just for example Lego are selling set
 
Set No: 70823  Name: Emmet's Thricycle!
* 
70823-1 (Inv) Emmet's Thricycle!
170 Parts, 1 Minifig, 2019
Sets: The LEGO Movie 2

at £10.39 reduced from £12.99, but I can buy it from a legit Online shop (not
eBay) for £4.95 (free delivery). Sell it for £9.90 (100% profit) and still undercut
Lego.

Earlier this year they were selling Dimension sets for £15 - £20, and you could
buy them from Smyths Toys for £1

I don't think they will be advertising Bricklink to buy from when we can
undercut them on their own products.

tpr



If Bricklink owner is Lego no one will be able to sell new sets here.
Regards
Nectara

This was my thought as well. That used sets may be allowed (maybe older ones
anyway), but that new, sealed sets may be banned from being sold.


This 100% correct.
They already decided to pull the plug for brickarms (so they are not afraid to
make major change) check the interview
Regards
Nectara

But IMO that is extremely unsurprising and tells us nothing. Did you expect it
could have been any other way? Very hard to picture Lego maintaining a site for
selling other products than their own.


I'm not surprised at all. Bricklink was wrong adding cheap fakes to the catalog.
Lego will make this site an awesome place.
Regards
Nectara

Brickarms did not sell "cheap fakes". They produced items that LEGO would never
produce on their own. Everyone knew they were filling a niche demand LEGO specifically
stated they would never fill. It's simply wrong for you to attempt to frame
and defame them this way.

They were not cheap. They were not LEGO quality, but neither bad one.
And surely they were not fake. They are compatibles, not imitations.
This said I welcome the very fact they aren't on bricklink anymore. I felt
wrong for them belonging here.

I have nothing against Brickarms. I did not like that they were selling items
that were not real Lego. How many people bought these off of ebay and think
they are Lego? Contributes to Lego confusion. Lego does that enough by not
having kept records in the early years and their putting other items in sets
when they ran out of what was supposed to be in the set.

John P
 Author: castori View Messages Posted By castori
 Posted: Dec 3, 2019 06:09
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In Announce, lmeyer writes:
  In Announce, nectara writes:
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  In Announce, nectara writes:
  In Announce, montana_girl writes:
  In Announce, nectara writes:
  In Announce, tpr writes:
  In Announce, tpr writes:
  Hi

Have read with interest the comments that have been made, for and against Lego
buying Bricklink.

The interesting thing to me is are Lego going to want to be associated to a selling
site with sellers that are not wholly legit.

I am not getting at the 99.9 % fantastic and well organised sellers , but the
ones that cause problems with buyers - dodgy dealers and scammers.

On their own site they are in control and the good name of Lego is kept that
way. On here anybody can sell Lego, and as from next month it will be under their
banner. How will they tackle this issue?

Just my two pence worth.

Other than that, looking forward to see what happens

tpr

The most interesting thing maybe the buying of new sets at a way lower price
than Lego are selling them at, and undercutting Lego when re-selling it.

Just for example Lego are selling set
 
Set No: 70823  Name: Emmet's Thricycle!
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70823-1 (Inv) Emmet's Thricycle!
170 Parts, 1 Minifig, 2019
Sets: The LEGO Movie 2

at £10.39 reduced from £12.99, but I can buy it from a legit Online shop (not
eBay) for £4.95 (free delivery). Sell it for £9.90 (100% profit) and still undercut
Lego.

Earlier this year they were selling Dimension sets for £15 - £20, and you could
buy them from Smyths Toys for £1

I don't think they will be advertising Bricklink to buy from when we can
undercut them on their own products.

tpr



If Bricklink owner is Lego no one will be able to sell new sets here.
Regards
Nectara

This was my thought as well. That used sets may be allowed (maybe older ones
anyway), but that new, sealed sets may be banned from being sold.


This 100% correct.
They already decided to pull the plug for brickarms (so they are not afraid to
make major change) check the interview
Regards
Nectara

But IMO that is extremely unsurprising and tells us nothing. Did you expect it
could have been any other way? Very hard to picture Lego maintaining a site for
selling other products than their own.


I'm not surprised at all. Bricklink was wrong adding cheap fakes to the catalog.
Lego will make this site an awesome place.
Regards
Nectara

Brickarms did not sell "cheap fakes". They produced items that LEGO would never
produce on their own. Everyone knew they were filling a niche demand LEGO specifically
stated they would never fill. It's simply wrong for you to attempt to frame
and defame them this way.

They were not cheap. They were not LEGO quality, but neither bad one.
And surely they were not fake. They are compatibles, not imitations.
This said I welcome the very fact they aren't on bricklink anymore. I felt
wrong for them belonging here.
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In Announce, StarBrick writes:
  In Announce, Acorn04 writes:
  Please notices that LEGO Group does not do acquisitions.

We should all be proud to join The LEGO Group. Yes I am sure things will change.
With LEGO backing us we will only become a stronger brand. They have also stated
that they will preserve and develop the platform.


We (the users of BL) do NOT join The Lego Group. The owner sold his company to
TLG and got a fair price for it I reckon. Lego will turn BL into a button on
their website.
That is what Lego will most likely do; and have some big time sellers here benefit
from their overstock (= dead money being wasted). That will influence pricing
statistics and the possibilities for small shops like mine and many more.
TLG doesn't endorse the reselling platforms like BL, BO and other. The let
it live for as long it doesn't harm their revenues. Sure, the AFOL program
made clear that there is another market for selected sets. Like the first Factory
sets or like this one:

 
Set No: 10190  Name: Market Street
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10190-1 (Inv) Market Street
1236 Parts, 3 Minifigs, 2007
Sets: Modular Buildings: Factory

Aftersale marketprices are a multitude of the pricing of the original.

When TLG can make money on that, it wíll.

So I might be biased by the way TLG has looked at community sites like this one.
I don't know.
I guess waiting in the middle is a valid option.
Leaving BL and moving to BO is also a valid option.
Applauding is just a valid option too.

Speculation on what the future will bring will go on for the next days, weeks,
months. And then suddenly there will be changes all over the place.

I am not sure what option I prefer.....

They bought Bricklink for the wealth of marketing and sales data here to know
what sells and what doesn't. We can only see a small tip of it in certain
stats, they will have all this data and use it accordingly. We will still be
left in the dark.
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  Hello folks I am a new AFOL member to the bricklink sight!

Looking foward to the new year and being a member of this community.
With that said have a Happy Thanksgiving and a nice weekend.

Hi Wayne

What do you like to build?

Mostly Architecture and Idea sets.
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Happy Holidays from Alex'sCreations,
We are so happy to once again say out holiday sale has begun! Everything in our
store is 40% OFF!! Everything must go for our new inventory for the upcoming
year!
For every order over 1.50 will be given a free Lego item in your order.
(More information on my bricklink site)
 
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What is with small/big Shop´s and the sellers in Bricklink??
I have a small Shop 2990 parts used and 2000 parts New. I have buy all in a Secondhand
Shop in my City not from Lego direct.
Point 6 in the FAQ i not understand. Other user say or think that seller a problem
to get with lego.
Other think lego stop the part sale in Bricklink.

“6. Will anything change for sellers from BrickLink?
The LEGO Group has been clear that it won’t interfere with how sellers operate
or the healthy competition that exists in the marketplace.
They see BrickLink as a complementary service to their own parts selling services.”

Optimistic view:

“won’t interfere”: LEGO won’t tell sellers how to work. They won’t tell them
where or how to buy and sell.
(Very optimistic: They won’t block or ban people from buying to resell.)

“healthy competition”: No set prices, no minimum prices, no maximum prices,
no forbidden products (except non-LEGO of course).

“complementary service”: LEGO won’t sell parts on BL and won’t abandon their
own parts selling services (Bricks & Pieces…).


Pessimistic view: Hogwash. Time to go hide in the mountains. Too late, we’re
doomed!


  I Love my small Shop and for me this only a hobby. Where distracts from the stressful
everyday life.

Sorry for my English

Small shops owners like you have even fewer reasons to fear.
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  Lego doesn't support the selling from used bricks, so i can't believe
it.

I think they will. Maybe that's even an attractive feature of Bricklink for
them. Comanpanies change. TLG always wanted to make toys that are handed over
from one generation to the next. And especially since the internet, inheriting
them from your parents isn't the only way to do that. This could be a story
about sustainability. If McDonalds wants to be fully vegan in 15 years, it's
not that hard to imagine TLG endorsing trade of used Lego parts.


What is with small/big Shop´s and the sellers in Bricklink??
I have a small Shop 2990 parts used and 2000 parts New. I have buy all in a Secondhand
Shop in my City not from Lego direct.
Point 6 in the FAQ i not understand. Other user say or think that seller a problem
to get with lego.
Other think lego stop the part sale in Bricklink.

I Love my small Shop and for me this only a hobby. Where distracts from the stressful
everyday life.

Sorry for my English
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In Announce, christus1313 writes:
  Lego doesn't support the selling from used bricks, so i can't believe
it.

I think they will. Maybe that's even an attractive feature of Bricklink for
them. Comanpanies change. TLG always wanted to make toys that are handed over
from one generation to the next. And especially since the internet, inheriting
them from your parents isn't the only way to do that. This could be a story
about sustainability. If McDonalds wants to be fully vegan in 15 years, it's
not that hard to imagine TLG endorsing trade of used Lego parts.

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