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 Author: custommike View Messages Posted By custommike
 Posted: Apr 16, 2024 16:10
 Subject: Re: Incorrect parts price inflation
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 Topic: Selling
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In Selling, Leftoverbricks writes:
  I observe that some parts are regularly offered for exorbitant prices when there
is actually no reason for this.

Take for example this part
 
Part No: 19730  Name: Minifigure, Headgear Helmet Rectangular (Minecraft)
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19730 Minifigure, Headgear Helmet Rectangular (Minecraft)
Parts: Minifigure, Headgear {Pearl Gold}

This was previously only available in set
 
Set No: 21127  Name: The Fortress
* 
21127-1 (Inv) The Fortress
959 Parts, 4 Minifigures, 2016
Sets: Minecraft
and
 
Set No: 21137  Name: The Mountain Cave
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21137-1 (Inv) The Mountain Cave
2822 Parts, 6 Minifigures, 2017
Sets: Minecraft

These sets were limited in number and are much sought after.

Since 2024, a new set
 
Set No: 21252  Name: The Armory
* 
21252-1 (Inv) The Armory
196 Parts, 2 Minifigures, 2023
Sets: Minecraft
has been available that contains this part.
It can be purchased in any LEGO store or reseller. But I still see that every
new seller of this part bases their price on the original price when this part
was still rare.

This it totally nuts imo.

I'm thinking of parting out 10 sets containing this part and pricing them
at around 50 cents to change the price guide which will force future sellers
of this item to sell this item cheaper.

To the sellers: do you also experience these kinds of crazy things?


This is the reason I use the Last Six Months Sales Quantity Average for my pricing.
It effectively eliminates people listing the part for sale at high prices and
gives a good idea of what people will actually pay for the part.
 Author: randyf View Messages Posted By randyf
 Posted: Apr 16, 2024 16:08
 Subject: Re: Inventory Change Request for Set 30131-1
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 Topic: Inventories Requests
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In Inventories Requests, Saitobricks.ca writes:
  Please make changes to the following inventory:
 
Set No: 30131  Name: Jack's Boat polybag
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30131-1 (Inv) Jack's Boat polybag
17 Parts, 1 Minifigure, 2011
Sets: Pirates of the Caribbean

* Delete 3 Part 3794 Reddish Brown Plate, Modified 1 x 2 with 1 Stud, Jumper (Undetermined Type)
* Add 3 Part 3794a Reddish Brown Plate, Modified 1 x 2 with 1 Stud without Groove (Jumper)

Comments from Submitter:
As you can see in the item picture the without groove variant is clearly included.


We do not use set images for change requests.

However, this request will be accepted due to finding evidence of 3794a from
a sealed set opening and review:

https://youtu.be/z_u3zN5-c2U?t=39
 
 Author: Stellar View Messages Posted By Stellar
 Posted: Apr 16, 2024 16:06
 Subject: Re: Store suspended - Fees
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 Topic: Help
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In Help, popsicle writes:
  In Help, peregrinator writes:
  In Help, yorbrick writes:
  In Help, zorbanj writes:
  This is the one bill I pay immediately, as soon as I receive it.


Same here. You get, what is it, about 6 weeks to pay it so there really shouldn't
be any excuse to missing it. Especially if going away, paying it before leaving
is sensible. You don't have to remember once you are back.

One feature that might be helpful here is the ability to pre-pay fees.

+1

AutoPay set-up, as available with most other services today, might be nice too

Many sites have automated billing yes, also they could implement more payment
methods with less fees that would bring more revenue for them...
 Author: Nubs_Select View Messages Posted By Nubs_Select
 Posted: Apr 16, 2024 16:05
 Subject: Re: Inventory Change Request for Set 75347-1
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 Topic: Inventories Requests
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its part of this
 
Minifig No: sw1252  Name: Gonk Droid (GNK Power Droid), Light Bluish Gray Body and Feet, Imperial Logo
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sw1252 (Inv) Gonk Droid (GNK Power Droid), Light Bluish Gray Body and Feet, Imperial Logo
Minifigures: Star Wars: Star Wars Episode 4/5/6
minifigure
 Author: Pete View Messages Posted By Pete
 Posted: Apr 16, 2024 15:50
 Subject: Inventory Change Request for Set 75347-1
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 Topic: Inventories Requests (Entry)
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Please make changes to the following inventory:
 
Set No: 75347  Name: TIE Bomber
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75347-1 (Inv) TIE Bomber
598 Parts, 4 Minifigures, 2023
Sets: Star Wars: Star Wars Episode 4/5/6

* Change {4 to 5} Part Light Bluish Gray 33909 Tile, Modified 2 x 2 with Studs on Edge

Comments from Submitter:
wrong quantity. Set consists of 5 instead of 4 pieces. I opened several sets to outpart and could confirm it.
 Author: SezaR View Messages Posted By SezaR
 Posted: Apr 16, 2024 15:39
 Subject: note for BSwPca1 and BSwPca2
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 Topic: Catalog Requests
 For:Catalog Associate
 Status:Open
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Remove the word "Homemaker" and change from

This instruction leaflet to build LEGO people was only available in Canadian
Homemaker sets. In all other countries these assemblies (head, torso, arms and
hands) came assembled in the sets.

to

This instruction leaflet to build LEGO people was only available in Canadian
sets. In all other countries these assemblies (head, torso, arms and hands) came
assembled in the sets.

But "Canadian sets" is not well understood and it may be better to say
something like

This instruction leaflet to build LEGO people was only available in sets sold
in Canada by Samsonite of Canada. In all other countries these assemblies (head,
torso, arms and hands) came assembled in the sets.

For example, set
 
Set No: 55  Name: Basic Set
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55-1 (Inv) Basic Set
275 Parts, 1976
Sets: Samsonite: Universal Building Set: Basic Set
came with the paper but it is not a Homemaker set.
I don't know yet whether the classic space sets came with these assembly
papers or not.
 Author: randyf View Messages Posted By randyf
 Posted: Apr 16, 2024 15:38
 Subject: Re: Inventory Change Request for Set 70402-1
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 Topic: Inventories Requests
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In Inventories Requests, Saitobricks.ca writes:
  Please make changes to the following inventory:
 
Set No: 70402  Name: The Gatehouse Raid
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70402-1 (Inv) The Gatehouse Raid
228 Parts, 4 Minifigures, 2013
Sets: Castle

* Delete 2 Part 30237 Dark Bluish Gray Brick, Modified 1 x 2 with Clip (Vertical Grip) (Undetermined Type) (match ID 1)
* Add 2 Part 30237a Dark Bluish Gray Brick, Modified 1 x 2 with Split U Clip Thick (Vertical Grip) (match ID 1)

Comments from Submitter:
If alternate item is the round clip the real alternative to the undetermined clip is the U clip. Plus I own a copy of this set and the u clip is the one included.(I bought the whole sub series -1 set)


Request accepted.

30237a shown in the unboxing and build here:

https://youtu.be/Qj3AwKE_Xt8?t=278

30237b shown in the unboxing and build here:

https://brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=538286
 


 Author: jennnifer View Messages Posted By jennnifer
 Posted: Apr 16, 2024 15:30
 Subject: Re: Frustrated with Shipping Fees being paid
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 Topic: Shipping
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In Shipping, littlefeisty1 writes:
  When I opened my store shipping was a weight scale, starting at $3.00 but hat
really only covers First Class postage, which can't be tracked. One package
sent First Class still hasn't arrived to the sller, after 2 weeks.

You are the seller. Your customers are buyers.

You can't ship LEGO via First Class mail. This is just for normal mail that
runs through the roller sorting machines. You should turn off this shipping method.
Go through the Calculate a Price feature on USPS.com to learn the different shipping
methods and their rules and prices.

  I changed my shipping options to 2 methods that provide tracking information
- Ground Advantage for $5.95 and Priority which is $9.85.

These prices are high. Consider purchasing your postage online for a significant
discount.

  
Problem is buyers are still paying the $3.00 so every shipment I eat a min. of
$2.95. I'm sure it's something I haven't done, don't know how
to do, etc.

Suggestions?

Go through your shipping methods. Delete or disable the ones you don't want
to use. Don't trust any 'shared' shipping method on BrickLink. They
are not maintained or updated. You need to learn enough to create your own shipping
methods. I would suggest updating your terms as well.

  
Angie

Good luck,
~Jen
 Author: peregrinator View Messages Posted By peregrinator
 Posted: Apr 16, 2024 15:29
 Subject: Re: Frustrated with Shipping Fees being paid
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 Topic: Shipping
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In Shipping, starbeanie writes:
  You still have First Class listed as a shipping option, and also have it set
as the default.

I think it's the default because it's the least expensive for the buyer.
 Author: starbeanie View Messages Posted By starbeanie
 Posted: Apr 16, 2024 15:29
 Subject: Re: Frustrated with Shipping Fees being paid
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You still have First Class listed as a shipping option, and also have it set
as the default.


In Shipping, littlefeisty1 writes:
  When I opened my store shipping was a weight scale, starting at $3.00 but hat
really only covers First Class postage, which can't be tracked. One package
sent First Class still hasn't arrived to the sller, after 2 weeks.

I changed my shipping options to 2 methods that provide tracking information
- Ground Advantage for $5.95 and Priority which is $9.85.

Problem is buyers are still paying the $3.00 so every shipment I eat a min. of
$2.95. I'm sure it's something I haven't done, don't know how
to do, etc.

Suggestions?

Angie

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