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View Thread Re: Future of BL with brands? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Interesting and lets hope it materialises in that way.
(2 months ago, Sep 10, 2019, to Help)
View Thread Re: Future of BL with brands? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] +1 - It has. I cannot find the message which was put out by Jaclyn after the furore of the Brickarms saga but in it she suggested they would always consider adding other [...]
(2 months ago, Sep 10, 2019, to Help)
View Thread Re: Any one use Brickstock? Need Help - calsbricks (5783)
[...] What has been said is correct. You are not using either the right menu entry or the correct mass upload box. First things first download your inventory into Brickstock. [...]
(2 months ago, Sep 10, 2019, to Related Software)
View Thread Re: Retain after sold out? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] It absolutely does not. Lot id's are unique to part/colour/condition and if that is removed and then recreated it is a new lot id. That is an absolute.
(2 months ago, Sep 10, 2019, to Selling)
View Thread Re: Retain after sold out? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Agreed but we rarely use Bricklink when listing - everything we do is in Brickstock and that is much, much easier for adding/altering inventory. As we said this part [...]
(2 months ago, Sep 10, 2019, to Selling)
View Thread Re: Retain after sold out? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] We wait till we have over 100 new lots before we send out notifies. Over our 8.5 years here we have achieved about an 8% return on the notifies to visitors to orders [...]
(2 months ago, Sep 10, 2019, to Selling)
View Thread Re: Retain after sold out? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] HI there - I think you will find an awful lot of stores don't use it due to its effect on new lot notifications. If you retain it as 0 quantity and then add some [...]
(2 months ago, Sep 10, 2019, to Selling)
View Thread Re: More stockrooms! - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Hi Teup Never heard of Ideal - is that Dutch only? Irrespective of that the business model of xp does not suit our store and we wouldn't adopt it whatever happens. [...]
(2 months ago, Sep 9, 2019, to Suggestions)
View Thread Re: More stockrooms! - calsbricks (5783)
[...] We don't know either but think it may be okay. Many businesses fail because they do not listen to their customers. That is a serious matter here, but they have the [...]
(2 months ago, Sep 9, 2019, to Suggestions)
View Thread Tiered Pricing issue - calsbricks (5783)
A little while ago we mentioned the issue surrounding tiered pricing and how it disappears after being set up when you part out a set or add additional inventory. We believe [...]
(2 months ago, Sep 8, 2019, to Problem)
View Thread Re: Bricstock Pictures - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Hi there Have you run the update database command? Go to Extras - update database It only takes a few seconds to run We have no problems with the pictures loading.
(2 months ago, Sep 8, 2019, to Related Software)
View Thread Re: Is Bricklink in decline ? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Good morning and thank you for sharing your thoughts. We certainly share them and our trends pretty much follow those that you mentioned (for the period we have been [...]
(2 months ago, Sep 6, 2019, to Problem)
View Thread Re: Green messages all messed up. - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Another one - when you do mass feedback post instead of a nice display showing which orders are being posted it now all runs together. Does anyone ever test these things [...]
(3 months ago, Sep 4, 2019, to Problem)
View Thread Re: Per-part profit tracking program? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Hi there and thank you for y our comments. I will answer as much of the questions you raised as I can. Scratch built - yes Coded by us - yes (Not a spreadsheet although [...]
(3 months ago, Sep 3, 2019, to Selling)
View Thread Re: Per-part profit tracking program? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Hi Teup Forgive me for butting in, but that isn't really the best way to determine your profit on your items. Firstly the cost price of your stock should be based [...]
(3 months ago, Sep 3, 2019, to Selling)
View Thread Re: Is Bricklink in decline ? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Morning and thanks for adding your thoughts to the thread. We have been keeping stats on the site (and sales) since day 1, bearly 9 years ago now and definitely [...]
(3 months ago, Sep 3, 2019, to Problem)
View Thread Re: Is Bricklink in decline ? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] I think you may have misread our original thread. We asked the question is Bricklink in decline - we didn't say it was or wasn't. We showed a small element of [...]
(3 months ago, Sep 2, 2019, to Problem)
View Thread Re: Is Bricklink in decline ? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] HI there and thank you for joining the thread. Interesting you are seeing your best year - maybe this is a regional thing (I am pretty sure it is as the overall number [...]
(3 months ago, Sep 2, 2019, to Problem)
View Thread Re: Is Bricklink in decline ? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] I did. No uk Stores Jun 2017 - 1134 Jul 2017 - 1094 Aug 2017 - 1082 Jun 2018 - 966 Jul 2018 - 941 Aug 2018 - 956 Jun 2019 - 957 Jul 2019 - 966 Aug 2019 - 987 Those [...]
(3 months ago, Sep 1, 2019, to Problem)
View Thread Re: Is Bricklink in decline ? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Hello there and thank you for your comments, although I must admit I am slightly confused by its contents. We were talking about a 3 month period over a three year period [...]
(3 months ago, Sep 1, 2019, to Problem)
View Thread Re: Is Bricklink in decline ? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Agreed - but how do we get that? Bricklink remain quiet about all of this kind of data, but there are ways they could produce regional figures without giving away what [...]
(3 months ago, Sep 1, 2019, to Problem)
View Thread Re: Is Bricklink in decline ? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Hiya and thanks for your thoughts. We use a pretty standard method for pricing and it is not the price guide. We have used that same method for our entire time on the [...]
(3 months ago, Sep 1, 2019, to Problem)
View Thread Re: Is Bricklink in decline ? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] HI Teup Agree with most of what you have said but we weren't talking about a bubble - 3 months is not a bubble. As far as Lego goes we couldn't agree more and [...]
(3 months ago, Sep 1, 2019, to Problem)
View Thread Re: Is Bricklink in decline ? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Very interesting indeed. A careful eye is needed at the moment. Lawrence has done a good job over there and is responsive and forward thinking. He is also not hampered [...]
(3 months ago, Sep 1, 2019, to Problem)
View Thread Re: Is Bricklink in decline ? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] 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 [...]
(3 months ago, Sep 1, 2019, to Problem)
View Thread Re: Is Bricklink in decline ? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Not worth a bet as the odds are too short on this.
(3 months ago, Sep 1, 2019, to Problem)
View Thread Re: GOOD NEWS - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Thanks for that - more software errors - yesterday was either hardware or network we believe, so we are now back to normal ??
(3 months ago, Sep 1, 2019, to Off Topic)
View Thread Re: Is Bricklink in decline ? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] 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) [...]
(3 months ago, Sep 1, 2019, to Problem)
View Thread Re: Is Bricklink in decline ? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Interesting 7 of the 13 stores that we include in our stats are up on last year (Order wise) for the quarter Jun - Aug, and 6 are down. Overall The group have [...]
(3 months ago, Sep 1, 2019, to Problem)
View Thread Re: Is Bricklink in decline ? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] And we have Brexit over here which is causing uncertainty and concern.
(3 months ago, Sep 1, 2019, to Problem)
View Thread Is Bricklink in decline ? - calsbricks (5783)
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 [...]
(3 months ago, Sep 1, 2019, to Problem)
View Thread Re: Not sure there is an answer - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Hi Teup I think that is how it works now using the my inventory tiered pricing section. The only shortfall is you cannot seem to apply it to a specific level of items [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 26, 2019, to Help)
View Thread Re: Not sure there is an answer - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Something like this would work. That is if you want to use it in the way that we do. If on the other hand you just wish to use it on selected items you could use the [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 26, 2019, to Help)
View Thread Not sure there is an answer - calsbricks (5783)
We use tiered pricing in our store for all items that have over 2,000 items in stock. That is fine except when we part out a new set - the consolidation items offer keep old [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 26, 2019, to Help)
View Thread Re: Interesting video on the ADP sets - calsbricks (5783)
[...] That's certainly one possibility :D
(3 months ago, Aug 23, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: Interesting video on the ADP sets - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Thanks for posting that. Good Grief - why is there so much of an 'over order"? A simple MRP system wold have told them how many of each they need to build the sets [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 23, 2019, to General)
View Thread Brickstock Database update - calsbricks (5783)
This has worked today so the recent post about greyed out new sets should now be fixed.
(3 months ago, Aug 22, 2019, to Related Software)
View Thread Re: Cardboard sleeves in inventories - calsbricks (5783)
[...] So if I understand this correctly we should use the inventory change request for things that come in 'cardboard sleeves' 'little white boxes' to include [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 22, 2019, to Inventories)
View Thread Re: Currency on Price Guide - calsbricks (5783)
[...] We use GBP and this is what the price guide part out screen looks like We think you may have to pursue this further. Ours reports to us in our chosen currency. If all [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 22, 2019, to Help)
View Thread Re: Shipping Question - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Morning According to the Royal Mail (UK) international guidelines for envelopes they can be no 'thicker' than .5 cm Most heads are 10,1 mm 'thick' [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 22, 2019, to General)
View Thread Listing policy needs re-thinking - calsbricks (5783)
As a result of events today I have reviewed the listing policy and believe it needs a re-think. It is incomplete and vague on variants for example which is distorting the price [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 20, 2019, to Problem)
View Thread Re: Greyed out in BrickStock - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Unfortunately Brickstock has not updated its database since this set went 'live' on Bricklink. Once that happens the set will be available for working with and [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 20, 2019, to Related Software)
View Thread Re: Logging in and out. - calsbricks (5783)
[...] We wonder if it is the actual browser itself. ON IE11 we never have to login but on both Chrom and Android we always have to log in . It is odd. We always choose to [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 20, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: What a pleasant surprise - calsbricks (5783)
[...] The comments there are lethal. They do not really like what Lego have done (BTW Neither do we). This brings to mind other things and begs the question does anyone [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 20, 2019, to Announce)
View Thread What a pleasant surprise - calsbricks (5783)
Bricklink Helpdesk ticket system is back up and running. What a bonus that should be. We posted a helpdesk message for attention of Admin Russell a short time ago and got a ticket [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 19, 2019, to Announce)
View Thread Re: Uptick in US sales this week? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Hi guys Whilst each region is different and there are also differences within the regions, these are the figures for the 13 store group we monitor in the UK. It represents [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 19, 2019, to Selling)
View Thread Re: Bricklink ignoring me, what do I do? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] to not even announce nor explain the dropping of sellers tools pretty much says it all or perhaps 'frankly I don't give a damn' is rather appropriate here. [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 15, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: Bricklink ignoring me, what do I do? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] hi john you are of course, correct. I think you may have missed mp's comments at Brickworld when he discussed community v business.many people who listened to that [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 15, 2019, to General)
View Thread Catalogue Elements - calsbricks (5783)
Following our recent thread on the 'elements' of Bricklink we have gathered the info we wanted so we want to now step into each of those elements and solicit feedback [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 11, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] That is how it was intended until someone wanted to turn it into what they wanted it to be. We hate social media as well and have no affiliations with it whatsoever [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 9, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: Why can't I enlarge pics anymore? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Tried it here on w7 ie11 - no problems whatsoever. Sounds like it could be womething at your end. Which broiwsers have you tried?
(3 months ago, Aug 9, 2019, to Catalog)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] You did not ask for clarifications you asked for what is behind the post and tried to turn the post into something it wasn't. [...] Seriously - the forum is not [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 9, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Absolute rubbish. [...] Absolute rubbish again.
(3 months ago, Aug 9, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Thanks for the input John. It seems, like most things, that there are different interpretations around the globe. [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 9, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] In your opinion which is not shared by ourselves. Bricklink development have indicated formally through their current CEO that they categorise the classic Bricklink site [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 9, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] as are we.... Everyone wants to create a controversy - even if there isn't one. And some wonder why we wanted a separate forum (which we now have, of course)
(3 months ago, Aug 9, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] We find it odd as well - perhaps in a different life we offended him. Ask a simple question - most people react to it sensibly and there is always one who doesn't [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 9, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Belated congratulations - hope it was a good one.
(3 months ago, Aug 9, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] With your interpretation of their meaning. You need to chill out and move on
(3 months ago, Aug 9, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Yes you are right in someone's rather jaundiced view. Good grief
(3 months ago, Aug 9, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Do not agree with this - missed it in the earlier reply. Our thought process over this and the collection of data that we are looking for will help us - it won't [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 9, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] As we said - something new learned every day . [...] Understand your point, however spaghetti code has a long and well established definition in computer terms - it [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 9, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Not heard of an ellipse being used in that way - still you learn something new almost every day. [...] Something like that and we have already discovered flaws in the [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 9, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] 100% agreement.
(3 months ago, Aug 9, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Sounds a little like us - but that is another story.
(3 months ago, Aug 9, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] All response like that are taken for what they are worth. Everyone has their own opinion and are entitled to it. We just reply, when possible , and move on .
(3 months ago, Aug 9, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] You have to start somewhere - the followup will have a bit more 'meaning' to it.
(3 months ago, Aug 9, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] HI Teup - not powerpoint I am afraid - just using Smart art from Word. I went self employed for different reasons to you
(3 months ago, Aug 9, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] I think you forgot 'none of the above' :D [...] Simple - a better understanding of how the software behind the site is put together - on what basis - why is [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 9, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] I think you also need to add condition to this as a 1 x 2 brick in whatever colour has at least 2 conditions New or used and sets have even more choices - all of which [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 9, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Sounds a bit like you have had some not such good experiences - sorry to hear that. At our store - what you order is what you get - even if we do not have it :D
(3 months ago, Aug 9, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Yes it is but the catalogue is what makes Bricklink what it was (and supposedly is) - it is what differentiates it from other sites and makes it special to Lego [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 9, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] [...] That is one I find difficult to believe ;)
(3 months ago, Aug 9, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Excellent Ed - thanks for the comment and schematic. We especially like the Fees bit and that side beginning to weigh down the rest..... You may be right.
(3 months ago, Aug 8, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Hi john Not even sure where that would go:D Is there a real one ? [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 8, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] This one might be a bit of chicken and egg. No catalogue - no members, stores, inventory or orders and yes you are right no members - nothing either. Have had a pm from [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 8, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Not when you use 'SmartArt' in word.:D
(3 months ago, Aug 8, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
[...] We think that is covered in the members side (and of course associated with the catalogue, stores, and orders)
(3 months ago, Aug 8, 2019, to General)
View Thread The Core of Bricklink - calsbricks (5783)
Is this diagram indicative of the core elements of Bricklink? We know there are lots and lots of tables and elements which are attached to these components and they all work [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 8, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: Setting up a paypal link on invoice - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Or you could follow the link on this thread (URL)
(3 months ago, Aug 8, 2019, to Help)
View Thread Re: AFOL disaster service - calsbricks (5783)
[...] They say a picture is worth 1000 words. This one says everything. The AFOL project may have been a success in many ways but the aftermath doesn't look quite so good, [...]
(3 months ago, Aug 7, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: Massive PayPal fee increase 21 october - calsbricks (5783)
[...] One of the worlds most prestigious brands of Cars - Aston Martin - has gone through bust to boom several times to get to being profitable, including being owned by Ford, [...]
(4 months ago, Aug 6, 2019, to Selling)
View Thread Re: 21318 Treehouse Instruction BOOK - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Some time ago now, Microsoft, arguably the worlds largest computer firm (Don't argue about Apple), stopped all types of media and went digital. Software is [...]
(4 months ago, Aug 6, 2019, to New Sets)
View Thread Re: Silly question deserves silly answer ???? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] It really wasn't meant to be but knowing the forum, we thought .... hmmm. There will never be an answer from Bricklink or at least not a public one. It takes us [...]
(4 months ago, Aug 6, 2019, to Problem)
View Thread Re: Silly question deserves silly answer ???? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Yes we thought you might. Ironic laughter ?????
(4 months ago, Aug 6, 2019, to Problem)
View Thread Re: Silly question deserves silly answer ???? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] It looks like you are somewhat confused . Bricklink is the owner of this site. We are Bricklink's members not Bricklink. Our request was for Bricklink to comment. [...]
(4 months ago, Aug 6, 2019, to Problem)
View Thread Re: Silly question deserves silly answer ???? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] correct but not everyone , obviously, reads it the same way.
(4 months ago, Aug 5, 2019, to Problem)
View Thread Re: Silly question deserves silly answer ???? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] I have to say that is a very strange comment. we wanted Bricklink's response as only they can answer the points raised. if you think it is being bossy that is your [...]
(4 months ago, Aug 5, 2019, to Problem)
View Thread Silly question deserves silly answer ???? - calsbricks (5783)
A short time ago in the forum one of the stores noticed that the sellers tools development had been removed from the roadmap, and there was neither an announcement or explanation [...]
(4 months ago, Aug 5, 2019, to Problem)
View Thread Re: Caption for this Photo - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Tic - Tac - ?
(4 months ago, Aug 3, 2019, to Off Topic)
View Thread Re: Pickup in store? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] HI there - we have about a dozen customers who regularly collect their orders from our offices. They pay by credit card, cash or paypal - they always let us know when [...]
(4 months ago, Jul 25, 2019, to Shipping)
View Thread Re: Seller Tools Discontinued? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Obviously :P
(4 months ago, Jul 25, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: Seller Tools Discontinued? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Outs are on as well - but the main office is air conditioned. I can't wait to see the months electric bill :O [...]
(4 months ago, Jul 25, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: Seller Tools Discontinued? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] :D - Have heard of that one. There is also one something to do with a fan :D:D [...]
(4 months ago, Jul 25, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: Seller Tools Discontinued? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Hate to disagree with you Teup, but the owner, who is a multi billionaire. is unlikely to be taking funds out at present. His goal early this year was to sell the parent [...]
(4 months ago, Jul 25, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: Seller Tools Discontinued? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] NO it isn't there - you are correct and despite Admin_Russells comments a while ago about the launch of XP (Phase 1 in March 2019) with Sellers tools coming [...]
(4 months ago, Jul 24, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: Bricklink Customer Support - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Depending on the urgency of your query you may have some time to wait. They are short staffed at present due to personnel changes - that coupled with trying to get the [...]
(4 months ago, Jul 22, 2019, to Help)
View Thread Re: Give us an app!! - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Apparently the mobile version is associat4d with the new feature set called Bricklink eXpress and that is currently being tested internally before release. Not a lot [...]
(4 months ago, Jul 22, 2019, to Feedback)
View Thread Re: Brickstock - Pulling up a SET - calsbricks (5783)
[...] Quite simple really. Just go to the file command import set inventory. It will ask you which set - put in the set number and bingo there is your set inventory.
(4 months ago, Jul 22, 2019, to General)
View Thread Re: Print Packing Slip? - calsbricks (5783)
[...] HI there As you use Brickstock we have a special template for printing a packing slip. If you pm us we will send it on with instructions . It saves paper and time and [...]
(4 months ago, Jul 19, 2019, to Selling)

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