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 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Dec 8, 2019 12:21
 Subject: Re: The Fear of Retaliation Feedback?
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 Topic: Feedback
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In Feedback, SylvainLS writes:
  In Feedback, ZSchoonover writes:
  I do think there are tangible benefits for a seller to have the ability to leave
negative feedback, however, I also believe we do need to limit the ability of
sellers to leave retaliatory feedback.

One way of doing this would be to lock sellers from being able to leave any feedback
after the buyer marks their order as received. As a secondary safeguard, buyers
can also be locked out of leaving feedback after, say, 60 days of the order being
shipped.

Buyers?
What if the package takes more than two months to arrive?

Or did you meant sellers again?


  Although this may not solve every case of retaliatory feedback, it would
ensure buyers have the necessary safeguards to shield themselves against it.
I do believe it would significantly help the community overall.

What would be good is admins having the time (and will) to look into sellers’
terms and behaviours.

That might happen as and when Lego take over - you never know
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Dec 8, 2019 09:52
 Subject: Re: Brickstock doesn't load small images
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In Related Software, Bricks.4.Kicks writes:
  Hi,

We just installed Brickstock (1.2.13) on a fresh Windows 10 installation (1909).
When we start Brickstock and it asks for a database update, we allow it and it
updates as normal.
Then we configure Brickstock with our Bricklink credentials, and partout a set.
The set can be found and added as normal but no pictures are loaded and we're
unable to set prices, it just says it has priced everything but it didn't.
Deleted the cache and tried again but the same results.

We checked the link that calsbrick provided ealier and we do see a picture if
we use that in FireFox so it seems the BL API works normally.

I do think however that something in the BL API changed somehow, Brickstock has
not been updated since 2019/02/03, but that's just my guess since the API
is not well documented.

Lets hope Patrick is able to fix it soon.

Eshe - B4K

In Related Software, BaronSat writes:
  Hello,

For a few days Brickstock doesn't load the small images anymore and I have
this problem on two different computers?! I tried to download the database again,
remove the cache, clic the "online / offline work" but nothing worked. Note that
the large images appears when I double clic and links to Bricklink work too,
so the software is still connected to BL.

I also send a message to member Brickstock but get no answer for now.
Does anybody ever encounter the same problem, any idea where it comes from?

Thanks.

HI there and thank you for posting this. Couple of things to interject into this.

1. We are using Windows 10 and Windows 7 workstations all with Brickstock and
have no problems whatsoever - the images some times are quite slow to load but
it is not unusable. As for prices we did have some issues a short time ago when
it would not add the price guide prices for all parts in sets that were downloaded.
After deleting all the cache files and folders that was cured and we are back
to 'normal./

We are not 100% convinced that Brickstock actually use the Bricklink API. It
was written from Brickstore many years before the release of the api. I have
asked Patrick about this and I am sure he told me he doesn't use it, but
cannot find the message he sent to us.

The last comms we had from him gave us indication that his full time job was
taking up every moment of every day and he did not have a lot of time to work
on the software.

We also proposed to him a Brickstock Pro version with a small sum paid for support,
but Bricklink issued a warning message which put an end to that (their point
about they might not continue support for 3rd party software). Patrick and ourselves
thought it might be a wasted effort if Bricklink decided to alter something.

At the moment we have a less than satisfactory situation on our hands as far
as the software goes. The next large issue will be the Lego acquisition and the
changes that may or may not bring about. All of us are expecting more details
on this in due course but for now all is in a bit of a murky crystal ball.
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Dec 6, 2019 12:27
 Subject: Where is our cartoonist when you need him
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I think I need to see a brand new - all new crew cartoon over this current Lego/Bricklink
saga just to lighten the mood, if nothing else. Anybody out there?
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Dec 6, 2019 12:22
 Subject: Re: A Message from the LEGO Group
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In LEGO, legoman77 writes:
  In LEGO, Teup writes:
  In LEGO, Biglesdug writes:
  These were my thoughts exactly.

Then why spend all that money on Bricklink and throw 99% of it away? You can
easily set up a MOC website that costs next to nothing to make.

AFOLs disappear if there is no marketplace, and it is very evident that LEGO
is trying to target that market. They'd lose a big amount of money twice
if they mess up Bricklink: Once for the purchase, and then again by losing the
AFOL customer base. (provided that they would have devised of some evil strategy
to kill all part selling in the first place, because simply buying one site and
burn it down isn't going to do that)

My guess is that they will allow someone to sell here, but they cannot buy from
LSAH. We do, though, need to wait to find out. My impression is that every
time Bricklink changed hands things (undefined) got worse.

John P

Ok John - so far it has only happened once and whilst we agree with you about
it getting worse, not better, Lego are a different kettle of fish and lets not
forget this is the first time they have tried this - acquisitions are not their
normal game.
Our local Lego store managers are not being kept informed and their best guess
is they will use Bricklink as a hosting base for MOC development and scrap the
Cussoo site.

We like many others are very much undecided on this thing - nothing we can do
about it but wait and see, but in an independent survey of our forum members
47% are undecided and the good idea and bad idea are level at 27% each (That
is from a base of 60 members. I am sure it is not totally indicative but as a
large number of our members are USA stores it might say something - just not
yet sure what?

Still we only have a few eeks until the first mentioned date of end of 2019 -
we might know a little more then but in the meantime

Could this be the owner?
 
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Dec 6, 2019 11:27
 Subject: Re: A Message from the LEGO Group
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In LEGO, randyf writes:
  In LEGO, cosmicray writes:

  I'm half expecting that BL will pick up this type of scheme, and might even
jump on the 'Log in with Facebook' that some sites have adopted.

Please, no. Anything but this!

Countless numbers of people do not use Social Media so this is not a good idea.
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Dec 4, 2019 07:31
 Subject: Re: Show the set from which a piece was ordered.
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 Topic: Suggestions
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In Suggestions, Lilbeastie22 writes:
  Please show in the order details, the set from which pieces were ordered. As
a seller, this would be hugely helpful in finding the ordered pieces and sending
the order within a reasonable time.

Voted no as this really isn't possible. Pieces can and do come from a multitude
of sets so which one it comes from cannot be isolated except in rare circumstances.
 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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 Topic: Announce
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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: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Dec 3, 2019 12:57
 Subject: Re: Brickstock doesn't load small images
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In Related Software, BaronSat writes:
  Hello,

For a few days Brickstock doesn't load the small images anymore and I have
this problem on two different computers?! I tried to download the database again,
remove the cache, clic the "online / offline work" but nothing worked. Note that
the large images appears when I double clic and links to Bricklink work too,
so the software is still connected to BL.

I also send a message to member Brickstock but get no answer for now.
Does anybody ever encounter the same problem, any idea where it comes from?

Thanks.

Hi there

I have a couple of messages from Patrick regarding this issue. Please try the
following first

Hey,

To rule out some things, can you try the following 2 things for me:

1) Can you open the following URL in your browser and tell me what it ends up
loading and the URL of it?
http://www.bricklink.com/getPic.asp?itemType=P&colorID=1&itemNo=6183
In short, BrickStock uses this URL to get the image for display.
For me the image is displaying correctly and when checking in Firefox it results
in loading the following URL: http://www.bricklink.com/P/1/6183.gif
2) In the info box on the side, can you right click and choose "Update" where
the image normally appears, and see if that finally retrieves the correct image?

The 2nd message is below:

Thanks for the info, seems like BrickStock thinks it has an image in cache to
display but doesn't really have it, hence resulting in the red cross.

As a temporary fix have a look in BrickStock's preferences, specifically
under the tab 'Cache'.
Then in windows explorer go to the folder that is set in 'Cache Directory'
Close BrickStock, then delete all folders and files inside that directory and
after open BrickStock again. You'll be prompted to download the database
again an after that images should be working correctly again.
Can you let me know if that workaround works?
I'll go on the hunt for the bug that causes this



I hope one of the two of these sort this out for you. Let us know.
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Dec 1, 2019 13:13
 Subject: Re: Old Orders
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 Topic: Selling
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In Selling, popsicle writes:
  In Selling, ToriHada writes:
  I haven't been here for a while and am getting rusty. Where do I find and
download files for my old orders received and placed? And how many years back
does BL keep records for this?

I see that BL keeps records (monthly invoices) of my fees paid to BL from when
I first started selling here in 2004. Are there similar records kept for old
orders received and placed over multiple years? BL used to have this but I cannot
find it now.

Thanks in advance!

You can download both placed and received here:

https://www.bricklink.com/orderExcel.asp?orderType=placed

https://www.bricklink.com/orderExcel.asp?orderType=received

As to "how far back?" all the way.

Hope this helps, Foster

-Cory

Thank you for adding the links - the order information you can get this way is
basically the order header and no details appears to be available, so it does
depend on what the OP wishes to see. If it is a single line with very limited
data this may help but if they want more than that it is not available this way.
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Dec 1, 2019 12:22
 Subject: Re: Old Orders
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In Selling, ToriHada writes:
  I haven't been here for a while and am getting rusty. Where do I find and
download files for my old orders received and placed? And how many years back
does BL keep records for this?

I see that BL keeps records (monthly invoices) of my fees paid to BL from when
I first started selling here in 2004. Are there similar records kept for old
orders received and placed over multiple years? BL used to have this but I cannot
find it now.

Thanks in advance!

Foster

The simple answer is orders are now purged after 6 months unlike fees. If the
order you placed or received is older than 6 months then bricklink do not make
it available, although you can get at some of the information via order downloads.
Don't know what the api may be able to give you.

We are aware that the historical data is still in the system, probably in archive
tables somewhere but we do not have access to it.
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Dec 1, 2019 08:23
 Subject: Re: November 2019 results are in
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In General, Rob_and_Shelagh writes:
  In General, calsbricks writes:
  In General, Rob_and_Shelagh writes:
  In General, calsbricks writes:
  You can see the results for November 2019 in the below link

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mqhxg88kiu2hpwr/01_06_19_30_11_19_UK_Stores_Analysis_Update.pdf?dl=0

Please remember that these results are for a small 13 store group in the UK and
may bot be representative of Bricklink as a whole.

Thanks for posting this. For us November was our best sales month (by a significant
amount) in terms of orders and value since March. This however has little to
do with overall BL sales because November was our 1st full time working/selling
month since March.

Robert

HI Robert

Ours was the best since May by a long way, as well, however the trend has been
downward since March, overall and I am not really sure why? 8 of the 13 stores
in the group are up overall but 5 are down - maybe it is just the way things
are. All 13 stores have approximately the same inventory levels as in previous
years (apart from 1 or 2) - No one is running sales; and unique lots are also
fairly similar as to previous years.

Strange world we live in I guess. Could be Brexit; general elections; or a multitude
of logical reasons behind this. Our local Lego shops tell me they are up on previous
years for this time of year, so Lego is still selling and if Black Friday was
an indication at the local store (They were manic).

On to December now.

It may be the stores you have chosen? We are quite a "mature" store both in terms
of store and owners age This year we have chosen to take a lot of time out
to do other things and have had a number of periods of closure. At the same time
there are more stores operating with worthwhile inventory selections. It could
be that volume of sales has shifted to other stores. I find the stats interesting
as always but such a sample cannot of course tell us about the total business
and personally I'm OK not knowing as long as we are happy with our sales
and customers can get what they want from a combination of stores (hopefully
including ours of course!).

Robert

We agree with most of what you have said - all the stores but 1 of the group
are what you might call mature if for no other reason they have many years active
here. When we started we wanted to understand more about the marketplace here.
We invited Keith from (KRAM) at that time, down to our offices and listened to
lots of background - all of which was very helpful. Of course we had our IT business
to discuss as well, but the majority of the day was spent on Bricklink and Lego.

We have seen consistent growth year on year for the 8 years we have been active,
but this year will see the first drop in revenues, and yet we started our year
like a house on fire.

Whatever the overall reasons we still enjoyed another successful year, continued
towards our goals and stayed loyal to Bricklink (time will tell on that one,
however). There is a new horizon coming here and what that will bring depends
on lots of factors, most of which are 'unknowns' at present.

Anyway - thanks for commenting - enjoy your views.
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Dec 1, 2019 07:54
 Subject: Re: November 2019 results are in
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In General, Rob_and_Shelagh writes:
  In General, calsbricks writes:
  You can see the results for November 2019 in the below link

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mqhxg88kiu2hpwr/01_06_19_30_11_19_UK_Stores_Analysis_Update.pdf?dl=0

Please remember that these results are for a small 13 store group in the UK and
may bot be representative of Bricklink as a whole.

Thanks for posting this. For us November was our best sales month (by a significant
amount) in terms of orders and value since March. This however has little to
do with overall BL sales because November was our 1st full time working/selling
month since March.

Robert

HI Robert

Ours was the best since May by a long way, as well, however the trend has been
downward since March, overall and I am not really sure why? 8 of the 13 stores
in the group are up overall but 5 are down - maybe it is just the way things
are. All 13 stores have approximately the same inventory levels as in previous
years (apart from 1 or 2) - No one is running sales; and unique lots are also
fairly similar as to previous years.

Strange world we live in I guess. Could be Brexit; general elections; or a multitude
of logical reasons behind this. Our local Lego shops tell me they are up on previous
years for this time of year, so Lego is still selling and if Black Friday was
an indication at the local store (They were manic).

On to December now.
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Dec 1, 2019 05:09
 Subject: November 2019 results are in
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You can see the results for November 2019 in the below link

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mqhxg88kiu2hpwr/01_06_19_30_11_19_UK_Stores_Analysis_Update.pdf?dl=0

Please remember that these results are for a small 13 store group in the UK and
may bot be representative of Bricklink as a whole.
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Nov 28, 2019 12:56
 Subject: Re: Very slow at the moment
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In Problem, Bricks_And_More writes:
  Very slow now, or is it just me?

Not just you - we are in the midst of 502 gateway errors and are very lucky to
get past the first page. Whatever happened with the 4 hour maintenance upgrade
has a lot to answer for.
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Nov 28, 2019 11:32
 Subject: Brickstock issue resolved
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The issue we reported the other day about Brickstock not importing price guide
issues has been fixed., by removing the cache and reloading.

Never happened before so not a problem with Bricklink data simply a Brickstock
issue.

Back to normal, now.
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Nov 27, 2019 09:34
 Subject: Re: Lego buying Bricklink.....
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In Announce, Rob_and_Shelagh writes:
  In Announce, Thunor writes:
  In Announce, Rob_and_Shelagh 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

Agree... don't think that will be what they are looking to promote! It will
be interesting to see what they do about that.

buying at 4.95, selling for 9.90 is 50% (gross before other overheads) profit,
not 100% though, just saying.

Robert

I had to look that one up!

So that is 100% profit, but the profit margin is 50%.
To me doubling my money is definitely 100% profit

https://personalmba.com/profit-margin/

I read that and I disagree. It says profit margin would be 50% but "markup" would
be 100%, I did not see it say profit = 2X profit margin???

Robert

The normal calculations for profit margins (gross) are as follows:

The gross profit on a product is computed as follows:

1.Sales - Cost of Goods Sold = Gross Profit.
2.Gross Profit / Sales = Gross Profit Margin.
3.(Selling Price - Cost to Produce) / Cost to Produce = Markup Percentage.
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Nov 27, 2019 09:22
 Subject: Re: Lego buying Bricklink.....
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In Announce, Teup writes:
  In Announce, Pazzo writes:
  As the owner of BrickLink they have complete access to the database, and can
see what "we" have paid for the items, and what we have extra in our stockrooms.

If I was Lego I would put my best team on the database and start producing all
the rare and hard to find parts, so they can beat all sellers here.

Or.....

they pull the plug from BrickLink as they don't want us to make money on
parts (they say because of us people think Lego is expensive)


I am not instantly excited…..

That second scenario is not going to happen, because that would be a whole lot
of money spent on only disallowing us to trade lego through a domain called "bricklink.com",
which in the greater scheme is trivial. Plus even if they would somehow manage
to exterminate the AFOL community all across the internet, then they've lost
a part of the market that they've been trying to reach for years now, so
it doesn't really make much sense

If what you say is true - they say people think Lego is too expensive, because
of us, ie.: because of this rarity/collector's effect that our sales are
based on - then that entails scenario 1 will not happen either. They won't
go and make a business model based on getting rich on rare parts if that is exactly
the sort of mechanism they would want to curb.

All in all it seems much more likely to me they simply want Bricklink to fill
the void they can't cater for, and they want to make it a robust and stable
part of the game, rather than an unsure factor run by Jay "Seller Tool" Kim who
seemed to have forgotten he once bought it in the first place

+1
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Nov 26, 2019 09:34
 Subject: Re: BrickLink will join the LEGO Group
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In Announce, Teup writes:
  If everything that LEGO is saying about it is true, then that is great news.
I like how they acknowledge the AFOLs, the buyers and the sellers.
We don't know yet whether the things they say will actually be true,
though, but I think the initial default response here should be a bit of faith
an trust. Let's see what'll happen. No need to stress out right now folks,
we can be disappointed later on if needed

No comment
  
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.

About 6 years ago when Jay took over BrickLink from Dan’s family, Jay promised to keep Dan’s legacy and continue to strive for his original mission – to help AFOL communities thrive. Our team is deeply grateful for Jay’s generous investment and our vibrant community’s enthusiastic support that helped us keep the promise. BrickLink now has nearly 1.2 million community members after quadrupling the initial 300,000 members who began the journey with us back in 2013. It’s not just volume that has grown over time. The overall engagement level of the community is higher than ever thanks to our avid members with various roles including catalog contributors, volunteers, big and small sellers, MOC designers, and set/minifig collectors.

Along the way, we also set an ambitious company vision – to unlock the true potential of LEGO bricks with the power of global communities. We believe in the creative power of AFOL communities and wanted to harness it with BrickLink. That’s why we launched AFOL-powered platforms and tools, such as MOC Shop (2014), Stud.io (2016), Studio 2.0 (2018), and piloted the first AFOL Designer Program (2018-2019) in addition to improvements on marketplace features.

Collaborating with the LEGO Group for the AFOL Designer Program taught us how much the LEGO Group cares about AFOL communities and how deeply they respect all of the creations and cultural heritage of adult LEGO fans. When two companies have perfectly aligned visions while filling in the missing parts of each other, it’s not too difficult to imagine how the collaboration will go. Once the potential synergy turned into reality with the success of the first AFOL Designer Program, we had no doubt that we were ready to take the collaboration to the next level. The LEGO Group’s acquisition of BrickLink was the best possible choice for us to secure future collaboration opportunities for AFOL communities.

So, what does this acquisition mean to you? It’s too soon to tell what exactly will happen at this point, but the direction is clear. The LEGO Group shares our ambition to create the best possible platform / experience for adult fans.

We understand that you might have more questions about the details of future changes. Please refer to these FAQs, and feel free to leave comments on this post. We also welcome any suggestions or cool ideas for future collaboration projects.

Visit Frequently Asked Questions

We’ll keep you posted when we have follow-ups or major milestones to announce. So, please stay tuned.

Thanks,
BrickLink Team
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Nov 26, 2019 09:15
 Subject: Re: Bricklink Joins LEGO, some initial thoughts
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In General, BrickBuy writes:
  Here are some of my initial thoughts on the acquisition, and what it may mean
for current/future stores. As an official LEGO site, BL and BL stores will likely
have to uphold certain standards. Here is a guess of what that could (should?!)
mean. At one point after takeover, I think:

All payments will have to be instant, all checkout will be instant.

Shipping time after receiving an order will be limited to 2-3 days, you can’t
ship an order a week or more after receiving it.

Shops with a bad feedback profile (i.e. less than 99+% positive) will have to
close/massively improve.

Store terms will likely have to be very similar, or identical, regarding PayPal
fees, lot averages, etc. IF (capital IF) LEGO takes this to a larger audience
than the current AFOL, and IF this becomes a mainstream LEGO site that is also
catering to parents and kids completing old sets, a much more uniform terms/conditions
platform would be needed.

Many of the above items have been often suggested, but the individual stores
have always been allowed to do things their way, within broad limits. I hope
that stores will still be allowed to have some individual terms/conditions/identity,
but the limits will likely be significantly more narrow. As a long time seller,
I hope we get to keep all the awesomeness of this site. I had many conversations
with Dan in the early years of BrickBay, and what his vision was, I hope we keep
most of it.

Non-related story, but related to Dan/BrickBay, my username is BrickBuy. When
Dan got a cease letter from eBay (because BrickBay was too close of a name to
eBay), both Dan and I grabbed a few other .com names to continue BrickBay on.
I bought BrickBuy.com, and a few others, and Dan bought Bricklink.com, and a
few others. Dan ended up picking BrickLink, so I kept BrickBuy (my original
username was Owings (later I sold the brickbuy.com domain to a house building
company unrelated to LEGO).

Interesting and worth knowing. Lots of colleagues have already contacted us about
this wanting to know our views as to where it is going to take the site. I have
to say we have no idea - details, as usual with Bricklink announcements, are
far too scarce. We hope it doesn't tarnish Dan's legacy and the site
maintains its independence from TLG. Not sure how that is even possible but it
is a wish and hope we and many, many others have.

Once more is known then it will be a better time to comment in full.
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 Subject: Re: BrickLink will join the LEGO Group
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In Announce, bje writes:
  Should have paid a bit more attention to the rumours circulating a while ago.
Congratulations, if a bit out of the left field here.

I do hope this does not end up as an idea to franchise stores under TLG's
brand - I would really like to maintain my independence as a business. That being
said, I do think anything will be better than the stasis of the last few years.
I look forward to more details in a timely fashion. And hopefully some serious
development and modernising of everything. TLG might have to throw out the sink
as well and start from the ground up

+1 and we will hold off commenting until more is known.

Rumours have been rife, I must admit but Lego has now taken the step - so what
is going to happen next?

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