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 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: May 16, 2022 10:53
 Subject: Monthly Maintenance Postponed
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Hello everyone,

We have decided to postpone the hour-long monthly maintenance session from Tuesday
evening May 17, 2022 to eaxctly one week later, on May 24.

Thank you!

The BrickLink Team
 Author: CE_Tanja View Messages Posted By CE_Tanja
 Posted: Mar 25, 2022 15:17
 Subject: Important update reg. Ukraine and Russia
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Dear BrickLink members,

The LEGO Group released the following statement regarding the war in Ukraine.

Our thoughts are with all the children and families suffering as a result of
the war in Ukraine.
Our priority is the safety of all our colleagues. We are in contact with our
Ukrainian team and are providing ongoing support to ensure their safety. We are
also working to support other colleagues around the world impacted by the escalating
crisis including our team in Russia.

We have paused shipments of products to Russia given the extensive disruption
to the operating environment.

We care deeply about the lasting impact on children and together with the LEGO
Foundation and Ole Kirk’s Fond, we will donate DKK 110 million (approx. USD 16.5
million) to emergency relief efforts, with a focus on providing support for children
and families. The donation will be made to existing partners, including the United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children, and the Danish Red Cross.

This is a volatile and constantly evolving situation which we are monitoring
closely.
What does this mean for BrickLink?

The global payment platforms we use on BrickLink are currently not available
in Russia and deliveries to and from the country are severely disrupted. Given
this, buying and selling activities in Russia will be temporarily deactivated.
Members impacted by this will be informed individually.

We are grateful for everyone in our community and never imagined we would face
a situation such as this or witness the heartbreak and devastation we’re seeing
in Ukraine.

Please continue to adhere to our community guidelines and show each other respect
and support.

Thank you for your understanding.
The BrickLink team
 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: Mar 10, 2022 20:53
 Subject: We have a new CEP translator!
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Hello everyone,

We'd like to announce that we have appointed another member to the Community
Expert Program, member Barando, as our new Translated Help Editor for
the German language:

https://www.bricklink.com/v3/member/community_experts.page

With 159 translated topics, the German Help Center is the largest of the translated
help centers, followed up closely by Czech, which has 156 topics.

Barando is an experienced seller and buyer on the site and has had an account
since 2014:

https://www.bricklink.com/feedback.asp?u=barando

We are thankful member Barando has taken this position and look forward to what
he can contribute to our Help Pages. Please join me in welcoming him!
 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: Mar 2, 2022 18:34
 Subject: We Have a new Discussions Moderator
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Hello everyone,

Today we officially appointed another BrickLink Discussions Moderator, member
Stellar:

https://www.bricklink.com/feedback.asp?u=Stellar

You can see his profile now on the Community Experts Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/v3/member/community_experts.page

Stellar has been active on BrickLink for many years and has a lot of experience
selling. He is also an avid Forum poster in a wide variety of Topics, most notably
those related to the catalog:

https://www.bricklink.com/messageStats.asp?msgUsername=stellar

In recent times he has been relating to our staff behind the scenes to resolve
some pain points in the Marketplace.

Please join me in welcoming Stellar to the Community Expert Program and to his
new position!
 Author: CE_Tanja View Messages Posted By CE_Tanja
 Posted: Feb 21, 2022 21:10
 Subject: Enabling of B2B transactions for EU orders
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Dear all,

Today we have launched the ability for registered EU businesses to place business-to-business
(B2B) transactions on the Marketplace. This new feature will remove any VAT charges
for orders shipping to the EU.

In order to make use of this new feature, simply click on the 'Verify your
VAT ID' link under the Order Summary section to enter your valid VAT registration
number during checkout and VAT will be zeroed-out for applicable transactions.

If you are already an EU VAT-enabled business on BrickLink, your VAT ID will
be pre-populated and VAT zeroed-out when checking out, so you will not need to
enter it again.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
 Author: CE_Tanja View Messages Posted By CE_Tanja
 Posted: Jan 12, 2022 12:20
 Subject: Studio to replace LDD Fan
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Dear all,

Today it is announced that LEGO® BrickLinkStudio will be replacing LEGO Digital
Designer as the LEGO Group’s official 3D building app.


We are of course very excited about this step but at the same time aware that
for some this may be a difficult transition.
Leading up to this announcement we have been in dialogue with current LDD and
Studio users in the community in an attempt to make the transition as smooth
as possible, hopefully that will be the case.

You can read the details on the LEGO Ambassador Network here:
https://lan.lego.com/news/overview/the-lego-group-will-focus-on-bricklink-studio-and-pull-back-support-for-lego%C2%AE-digital-designer-r301/

If you haven't already tried 3D building using Studio, do check it out!
 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: Jan 10, 2022 23:20
 Subject: Transparent and Glow-in-Dark Minifigures
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Dear BrickLink Sellers,

Over the past several months, we’ve seen a variety of Transparent and Glow-In-Dark
minifigures flood the market. We have determined these to be illegitimate LEGO
items, despite the fact that many of them are imprinted with the LEGO logo.

Of particular note are the Darth Vader minifigures, Batman, and other superheroes.

We will start removing these listings this week, both from the custom items section
and from listings under catalog entries. This includes whole minifigures and
minifigure parts. For those of you who regularly file Problem Item For Sale reports,
please add these to the things you screen for.

Thank you,

The BrickLink Team
 
 Author: CE_Tanja View Messages Posted By CE_Tanja
 Posted: Jan 4, 2022 17:25
 Subject: EU distance selling - Online session
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Dear BrickLink member,



We have recently launched a new feature enabling EU distance selling on the BrickLink
site. Because we have had a number of questions and concerns expressed from some
of you, we are setting up an online sessions to take you through the new guidelines
in more detail as well as addressing your concerns. The online session will take
place this Friday at 9-10 am PST



During the meeting you will have the option to write additional questions in
the session chat and have them answered directly in the session to the best of
our ability.



In order to participate in the session you will need to sign up, in order to
sign up, please write to CE_Tanja and share the email you would like to participate
with and we will invite you to the session. The deadline for signing up is Thursday
1/6 at 9 am PST.



There is a limit of 350 participants. Participation will be on a first come first
serve basis. We will be recording the session for those of you that are unable
to participate, this way you will be able to watch the recording afterwards.



Kind regards,

The BrickLink Marketplace team
 Author: CE_Tanja View Messages Posted By CE_Tanja
 Posted: Dec 18, 2021 02:14
 Subject: Issues with placing orders
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Dear all,

We are currently working on fixing this issue. The solution is expected to be
delivered on Monday.

The current workaround for sellers is as follows:
Turning off the feature that has 'Handling cost rule' set up or removing
the handling fee settings and manually adding a handling fee. The easiest way
to keep track of this is to leave 1 domestic and 1 foreign shipping method.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

We will keep you updated.
 Author: CE_Tanja View Messages Posted By CE_Tanja
 Posted: Dec 6, 2021 12:30
 Subject: Organizational change in BrickLink
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Dear BrickLink Members,

When BrickLink was acquired by the LEGO Group in 2019, we did so with the vision
to get closer to our committed adult fans, and over the past two years, we’ve
invested greatly in supporting and developing BrickLink to better deliver on
your needs.

At the same time, we have seen a significant increase in the LEGO Group’s adult
audience, and we want to build strong, direct relationships with them. Given
BrickLink’s increasingly important role in being a voice for the AFOL community,
we see a need to bring BrickLink closer to the LEGO Group and ensure that their
valuable insights can influence the LEGO Group’s full adult strategy.

As part of the journey to bring BrickLink closer, Marvin Park, formally Vice
President of BrickLink, will become an external advisor, supporting us with his
experience and knowledge about BrickLink.

I would like to warmly thank Marvin for his contribution to BrickLink and the
LEGO Group. Marvin has brought forward a number of strong initiatives that have
been instrumental in shaping BrickLink and developing it to where it is today.
Since the acquisition, he has been dedicated to connecting BrickLink and the
LEGO Group together, while staying focused on creating value for the fans and
the LEGO Group.

The role as Head of BrickLink will be taken on by Casper Thingholm. Casper is
well-positioned to step into this role as he has been intimately involved with
BrickLink over the last two years. This, combined with his solid LEGO leadership
experience and his passion for the fan community, makes me confident that he
will lead the future integration in a smooth and seamless way and enable the
LEGO Group to strongly support BrickLink’s development.

With this change, we will foster closer collaboration, become even better at
developing products that will benefit BrickLink users, and strengthen the voice
of the community towards the LEGO Group.

In this transition and in the future, we are as committed as ever to serving
the AFOL community. Creating value for the BrickLink community and ensuring that
we are meeting their needs will continue to be our top priority and we look forward
to doing even more of that with this change.

Best wishes,
Julia Goldin
Chief Product & Marketing Officer at the LEGO Group
 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: Dec 2, 2021 13:37
 Subject: New BrickLink Community Experts Page
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Hello everyone,

We have released a new version of an old page, the old "volunteer admin" page:

https://www.bricklink.com/v3/member/community_experts.page

The Hall of Fame is fully updated with the changes from this year and the Summer
of 2020. Please let us know if there are any mistakes or omissions.

Thank you!
 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: Nov 24, 2021 14:50
 Subject: EU Distance selling feature is now live!
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Dear BrickLink Members,

We have released our Distance Selling feature for sellers who plan to or have
reached the EUR annual 10 000 distance sale of goods threshold. To see where
your current BrickLink sales totals are, you can download the order information
here:

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

To turn this feature on, navigate to your Store Settings page and enable distance
selling. You will be asked to enter your One Stop Shop (OSS) number:

https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/business/vat/oss_en

or foreign VAT registration information and provide valid documentation. Once
enabled, the prices of your items will remain the same on your storefront, however
the VAT rate charged and collected will be changed to match the country’s rate
in which the buyer is located.

This has been implemented to comply with the new EU marketplace regulations.
For more information, please see the European Commission article on this topic
here:

https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/business/vat/online-sellers_en

You can find additional guidance on the BrickLink EU Marketplace Changes Help
Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2517

This message will be sent via email to all sellers at the beginning of next week.
Please add any questions about this feature (along with any bug reports) to this
thread.

Thank you,

The BrickLink Team
 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: Jul 15, 2021 01:26
 Subject: Monthly maintenance will be a tad longer...
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Dear BrickLink members,


This is to give notice that our monthly downtime for maintenance next week:

Wednesday, July 21 at 1:00 AM BrickLink Time / Eastern Time

will last for an extra 15 minutes.

Total planned downtime will be from 1:00 AM to 2:15 AM BrickLink Time.


Thank you,

The BrickLink Team
 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: Jul 14, 2021 07:21
 Subject: EU VAT Registration Guidelines
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An email was sent out a few hours ago concerning the new requirements for EU
sellers regarding VAT registration. I am reposting the email here for those who
may have missed it.


Email Preview: Action may be required if you have reached the new EU VAT distance
sales of goods threshold in the preceding 12 months EU VAT Registration Guidelines



Dear BrickLink member,

Following the implementation of the new EU VAT e-commerce rules for online marketplaces,
BrickLink is asking each seller who has reached, or expects to reach, the new
EUR 10 000 distance sales of goods threshold for the preceding 12 months to ensure
they are compliant with their EU VAT registration obligations and provide proof
of registration.

Changes at a glance:

• The previous thresholds for distance sales of goods to buyers in other EU Member
States (EUR 35 000 or 100 000, depending on the Member State) has been abolished
and replaced by a new EU-wide threshold of EUR 10 000.

• Below this threshold, you can continue to apply the domestic rules for VAT
on your cross-border sales. If your sales are above this threshold, you are liable
for VAT in the Member State where your buyers are located. Alternatively, you
can register for the One Stop Shop (OSS) – where you can register for VAT in
one Member State and pay the VAT due in other Member States.

• For more information, please see the European Commission article on this topic
here: https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/business/vat/online-sellers_en

What this means for you:

• If your sales in the preceding 12 months are above the new EUR 10 000 distance
sales of goods threshold, you will need to register for the OSS or in each individual
EU Member State where you sell on BrickLink.

• If BrickLink determines or receives notification that you are not meeting your
VAT obligations within 30 days after receiving this notice, this will result
in the suspension of your selling abilities on BrickLink.

• Once registered for VAT, you will need to enter a valid VAT and/or OSS registration
number in your Store Settings page within the Management tab and enable VAT in
your settings.

This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended
to provide, and should not be relied on for advice. Please speak with a tax professional
if you have any questions about your tax obligations. BrickLink does not assume
any responsibility in terms of determining or notifying sellers about their VAT
registration obligations.

Thank You,

The BrickLink Team
 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: Jul 11, 2021 23:25
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Dear BrickLink members,

Because of the severe nature of the spam in our Forum today, we will need to
take steps to prevent excessive posting from new members. In the past we have
not placed limits because we wanted to keep the door open to new members who
may have issues that are not resolved with one or two posts.

Obviously, it's going to take some time to cancel all the spam from today.
Please bear with us, and contact me personally if you have any idea who you think
is behind this attack.

Thank you.
 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: Jun 30, 2021 20:53
 Subject: New EU Marketplace Tax Solution is Now Live
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Hello everyone,

We have just launched the new EU Marketplace Tax Solution and have confirmed
that it is working. Please report any bugs or unusual behavior to the Help Desk
(customersupport@bricklink.com) or reply to this message.

Here are the relevant Help Center pages:

EU Marketplace FAQ:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2518


Official Help Page:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2517


Thank you,

The BrickLink Team
 Author: CE_Tanja View Messages Posted By CE_Tanja
 Posted: Jun 29, 2021 18:14
 Subject: BricLink Designer Program change to crowdfund
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Over the past weeks, we’ve been working hard alongside the fan designers to finish
the details for the BrickLink Designer Program projects. Unfortunately, due to
unforeseen complexities, we didn’t quite get there with Mountain View Observatory.
This has caused us to have to change things a bit.


We're sorry to share that Mountain View Observatory won’t be available for
pre-order in Round 1 of crowdfunding after all. This isn’t what we or the fan
designer had hoped for. However, before we can offer a project for crowdfunding,
we must make sure it’s completely ready.


Mountain View Observatory is still in the program; it will be added to one of
the later crowdfunding rounds. We’ll let you know which one when we announce
the Round 2 candidates.


All other projects in the first round of crowdfunding will be available for pre-order
as we previously announced.


The BrickLink Team
 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: Jun 24, 2021 16:59
 Subject: Terms of Service Update
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Dear BrickLink members,

On July 1, to accompany the EU VAT Marketplace implementation, we will be making
a few small changes to our Terms of Service. The changes are listed here:

From the General Terms:

4. General Statements Regarding Fees and Taxes:

Simply becoming a registered user on the Site is free and BrickLink does not
charge you any fees for simply being a registered user.
Of course, as a Buyer of an item from a Seller, you must pay the Seller for the
item you purchase from the Seller.

In addition, certain US states require marketplace facilitators such as BrickLink
to collect sales tax directly from the Buyer. If the shipping address for an
order is in one of these states, state sales tax will be applied to the order
regardless of where the Seller is located. Due to technical complexity and the
need for accurate recordkeeping, BrickLink may restrict the type of payment methods
available for all such orders.

Sellers are subject to pricing and payment terms in the Seller Terms (as defined
below).
Designers are subject to pricing and payment terms in the Designer Terms (as
defined below).


Will now read:

4. General Statements Regarding Fees and Taxes:

Simply becoming a registered user on the Site is free and BrickLink does not
charge you any fees for simply being a registered user.
Of course, as a Buyer of an item from a Seller, you must pay the Seller for the
item you purchase from the Seller.

In addition, certain countries and regions require marketplaces such as
BrickLink to collect and remit transaction taxes (e.g. sales tax, VAT, GST, etc.)
directly from the Buyer. If the shipping address for an order is in one of these
countries or regions, transaction tax may be applied to the order. Due to technical
complexity and the need for accurate recordkeeping, BrickLink may restrict the
type of payment methods available for all such orders.


Sellers are subject to pricing and payment terms in the Seller Terms (as defined
below).
Designers are subject to pricing and payment terms in the Designer Terms (as
defined below).



From the Seller Terms:

1.3.9 Value Added Tax (VAT):

If you have enabled VAT in your store, your fees due to BrickLink will be based
on the sum of the order net prices for the items in the order, which net prices
exclude VAT (i.e., we do not charge Fees on VAT amounts). If you are a VAT-registered
Seller in the EU, you must enable VAT in your store and submit your VAT ID to
the Site. All submitted VAT IDs will be verified electronically and the VAT ID
and the registered name of the store will be displayed on the store front. If
you are a Seller in the EU who has not enabled VAT in your store, a VAT charge
will be added to your bill for all BrickLink fees you incur on the Site. The
percentage of VAT will be determined by the national VAT rate of your country.
VAT-enabled stores will need to handle VAT through self-accounting practices.

Will now read:

1.3.9 Value Added Tax (VAT) and similar taxes on Fees:

Where applicable, VAT will be applied on fees charged by BrickLink. If
you have enabled VAT in your store, your fees due to BrickLink will be based
on the sum of the order net prices for the items in the order, which net prices
exclude VAT (i.e., we do not charge Fees on VAT amounts).



**************************************************************

1.4 Tax Obligations:

In addition to paying taxes on BrickLink fees, you are responsible for handling
all applicable taxes on the items that you sell from your store. However, for
orders shipping to an address in certain US states, BrickLink will collect sales
tax directly from the Buyer.


Will now read:

1.4 Tax Obligations:

In addition to paying taxes on BrickLink fees, you are responsible for
handling all applicable taxes on sales from your store. However, for orders shipping
to an address in certain countries or regions where BrickLink is subject to marketplace
legislation, BrickLink will collect and remit transaction taxes (e.g. sales tax,
VAT, GST, etc.) directly from the Buyer.
 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: Jun 23, 2021 14:23
 Subject: BrickLink and the new EU VAT e-commerce rules
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BrickLink VAT Changes Due to new EU VAT e-commerce Rules

Dear BrickLink members,

Following the introduction of the new rules for online marketplaces, BrickLink
will enable its VAT collection for goods imported into the European Union (EU)
on July 1, 2021 to comply with the new EU VAT Marketplace rules. Below is an
overview of these changes:

Changes at a glance:

1) EU buyers will see VAT exclusive prices from non-EU sellers and EU buyers
will see VAT inclusive prices from VAT-registered EU sellers.

2) BrickLink will collect and remit VAT on orders delivered to EU addresses imported
into their EU Member State from a non-EU country up to a value of €150 (not including
additional costs i.e. shipping insurance, etc.). For orders over €150 imported
to their EU Member State, the seller/buyer may need to pay VAT consistent with
the import country’s standard VAT rate as part of clearing the goods through
customs.

3) EU VAT will be added during the checkout process (where applicable) and at
the receipt of the final invoice and will not be included in the item price.

4) Where BrickLink is responsible for collecting VAT on orders sent to an EU
delivery address, this amount will be shown separately at checkout.

5) EU sellers that sell more than €10,000 of goods within the EU (but excluding
domestic transactions) per year will be required to be VAT registered in each
EU Member State it sells to or will need to register for the One Stop Shop (OSS)
scheme.


What this means for sellers:

1) If you are a non-EU seller and you want to sell goods to EU buyers, you will
need to opt-in to BrickLink’s on-site payment method.

2) In case of refunds, we encourage sellers to use the BrickLink refund feature
to ensure the correct amount of VAT gets refunded. The refund page can be accessed
from the Issue Refund link on the order detail page.

3) Sellers should list the items in their inventory exclusive of VAT and any
other taxes/fees to ensure price consistency in the Price Guide.

More information will be posted on dedicated Help and FAQ pages closer to the
release date.

Thank you,

The BrickLink Team
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 Posted: Jun 9, 2021 12:13
 Subject: Sales Tax - Colorado, Florida, Kansas
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BrickLink Administrator
Hello everyone,

We haven't "turned on" a state in a while, but we're giving notice that
we will start collecting sales tax in the following three states on these dates:

Colorado - June 15

Florida - July 1

Kansas - July 1


Please consult this chart for the latest information on sales tax:

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=2503


Thank you,

The BrickLink Team

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