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 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Jul 4, 2020 11:39
 Subject: Packaging dimensions need to be to 1 dec pos
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For UK purposes packaging dimensions need to me to at least 1 decimal point.

Example a piece of train track was showing as 20mm high - therefore it should
fit in a large letter, but in fact it was 20.8 which means it doesn't fit.

There is a big difference in large letter to small parcel prices in the UK.
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 Posted: Jul 4, 2020 11:28
 Subject: Please add and change packaging dimensions
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Please add the following:

 
Part No: 26560  Name: Train, Track Roller Coaster Ramp Large Upper Part, 6 Bricks Elevation
* 
26560 Train, Track Roller Coaster Ramp Large Upper Part, 6 Bricks Elevation
Parts: Train, Track {Dark Purple}

W 0 2687
L - 143.77
H - 23.27

This item is not suitable for UK large ketter

Change

 
Part No: 26561  Name: Train, Track Roller Coaster Ramp Steep, 6 Bricks Elevation
* 
26561 Train, Track Roller Coaster Ramp Steep, 6 Bricks Elevation
Parts: Train, Track {Red}

L -=96.29
W - 25.28
H- 18.57]
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Jul 3, 2020 05:44
 Subject: Re: Price discrepancies Brickstock and Bricklink
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In Related Software, Razvan writes:
  Hi all,

I noticed that there are some large price discrepancies between set prices in
BS and BL.
For example 21322-1:
- on BS the average for the last 6 months sales is 217,064 €
- on BL the average for the last 6 months sales is 240,13 €

Troubleshooting steps:
- BS: I double checked the exchange rate based on xe.com
- BS: I set the price using the option to override the cache ("Download even
if already in ache")
- I had this issue more than a day

Any one can confirm this behavior?

Thank you!
Best regards,

HI there

Whilst Teup is correct over the VAT issue, it is also not possible to get the
correct exchange rate on the last 6 months sales only on the current prices.
The last 6 months sales have varying rates of exchange and as you do not know
which to use - trying to get a price comparison there is just not possible, unless,
of course you use USD with no exchange rates.

This has long been an issue and really unless the author does something about
how it works will remain an issue.
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Jun 29, 2020 13:02
 Subject: Re: Can anyone explain please
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In Problem, hpoort writes:
  In Problem, calsbricks writes:
  Had help from the forum to identify this torso

 
Part No: 973pb2737ac01  Name: Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar and Silver Whistle Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
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973pb2737ac01 (Inv) Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar and Silver Whistle Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
Parts: Minifigure, Torso Assembly, Decor. {White}

Went back over our search and the criteria we used and it still does not show
and I cannot figure why.

We used Colour White, torso assembly decorated and key word Red. Just ran it
again and ac01 version still does not show despite meeting th4e criteria but
the one we did find 973pb2737c01 appears

This is baffling?

I would think you would be used to this behaviour by now. If you start with the
colour White, either by typing the colour name at the start of your search string,
or by preselecting this through the colours page, you seek parts occurring
in sets
in that colour.
The -ac01 patterned variety is not known to exist in any set so you won't
find it if you specify the colour.

Okay - we were not aware of that
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Jun 29, 2020 12:49
 Subject: Re: Can anyone explain please
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In Problem, qwertyboy writes:
  In Problem, calsbricks writes:
  Had help from the forum to identify this torso

 
Part No: 973pb2737ac01  Name: Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar and Silver Whistle Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
* 
973pb2737ac01 (Inv) Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar and Silver Whistle Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
Parts: Minifigure, Torso Assembly, Decor. {White}

Went back over our search and the criteria we used and it still does not show
and I cannot figure why.

We used Colour White, torso assembly decorated and key word Red. Just ran it
again and ac01 version still does not show despite meeting th4e criteria but
the one we did find 973pb2737c01 appears

This is baffling?

Your search is correct - it should bring up that torso as well. For people not
following what was clicked:

- Go to "Market" - "Color Guide";
- Click "Parts" on the "White" line;
- Click "Minifigure, Torso Assembly, Decor.";
- In the "Find" box just below the title, type "Red";
- Click "Go".

If you type in "whistle" instead of "red", it also doesn't show up, but the
one with the back printing does.

The one difference I see is that yours (without the back printing) apparently
is not in any set or minifig inventory.

Niek.

Thanks Niek - that might be the reason for it.
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Jun 29, 2020 12:47
 Subject: Re: Cannot find this torso
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In Catalog Identification, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Catalog Identification, calsbricks writes:
  In Catalog Identification, calsbricks writes:
  In Catalog Identification, LearnedBrick writes:
  In Catalog Identification, calsbricks writes:
  Have an unidentified torso assembly which looks like
 
Part No: 973pb2737c01  Name: Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar, Silver Whistle and Red Lifeguard Float on Back Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
* 
973pb2737c01 (Inv) Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar, Silver Whistle and Red Lifeguard Float on Back Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
Parts: Minifigure, Torso Assembly, Decor. {White}
from the
front but the back is plain. See images bel;ow

Perhaps

 
Part No: 973pb2737ac01  Name: Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar and Silver Whistle Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
* 
973pb2737ac01 (Inv) Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar and Silver Whistle Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
Parts: Minifigure, Torso Assembly, Decor. {White}

Looks good - thank you.

Have just gone back to the search screen and looked at the result we got and
this does not show. Granted I filtered on white torso with key word red (that
is how I got the one we did) but somehow it didn't pick up the ac01 version
- how odd.

Bring back or re-invent the mini-configurator or an equivalent from within Bricklink
using and or filters against minifig elements. This is a sql database and it should
be a lot easier to track these things down. You spend 20 minutes or longer scanning
what you can filter and because someone hasn't put keyword into the description
e.g in this case red (Actually it is in the description - even odder)


Not worth the time to list. Have listed it and according to the price guide its average value is 47p used - that was worthwhile .

We do use colors in the item name, but your best bet is to search for conspicuous
details. In this case, "whistle" is the keyword you should search for. If I where
naming this item or approving it, I would make sure to include that detail.

Hi Russell BTW we now have Teams working very well

How about gettcoming up with a way that the tags or keywords are identified.
You still wouldn't know it when first doing the search but knowing that whistle
is better than 'red' for the red scarf is having a clear crystal ball

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 Posted: Jun 29, 2020 12:45
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In Problem, Rick_S. writes:
  In Problem, firestar246 writes:
  In Problem, calsbricks writes:
  Had help from the forum to identify this torso

 
Part No: 973pb2737ac01  Name: Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar and Silver Whistle Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
* 
973pb2737ac01 (Inv) Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar and Silver Whistle Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
Parts: Minifigure, Torso Assembly, Decor. {White}

Went back over our search and the criteria we used and it still does not show
and I cannot figure why.

We used Colour White, torso assembly decorated and key word Red. Just ran it
again and ac01 version still does not show despite meeting th4e criteria but
the one we did find 973pb2737c01 appears

This is baffling?

Odd... I went to color white like you, typed in keywords "Red whistle". Brought
me straight to the 973pb2737c01 like that was the only option for the keywords
I typed.

Buy when you select white as a colour and then torso assembly the white should
be a given, shouldn't it. I do agree with you it isn't there and it should
be.
  
the word White is not in the description.
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 Posted: Jun 29, 2020 12:43
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In Problem, firestar246 writes:
  In Problem, calsbricks writes:
  Had help from the forum to identify this torso

 
Part No: 973pb2737ac01  Name: Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar and Silver Whistle Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
* 
973pb2737ac01 (Inv) Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar and Silver Whistle Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
Parts: Minifigure, Torso Assembly, Decor. {White}

Went back over our search and the criteria we used and it still does not show
and I cannot figure why.

We used Colour White, torso assembly decorated and key word Red. Just ran it
again and ac01 version still does not show despite meeting th4e criteria but
the one we did find 973pb2737c01 appears

This is baffling?

Odd... I went to color white like you, typed in keywords "Red whistle". Brought
me straight to the 973pb2737c01 like that was the only option for the keywords
I typed.

greed it is odd getting different results for basically he same search, Something
isn't quite right.
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In Problem, Cob writes:
  In Problem, calsbricks writes:
  Had help from the forum to identify this torso

 
Part No: 973pb2737ac01  Name: Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar and Silver Whistle Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
* 
973pb2737ac01 (Inv) Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar and Silver Whistle Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
Parts: Minifigure, Torso Assembly, Decor. {White}

Went back over our search and the criteria we used and it still does not show
and I cannot figure why.

We used Colour White, torso assembly decorated and key word Red. Just ran it
again and ac01 version still does not show despite meeting th4e criteria but
the one we did find 973pb2737c01 appears

This is baffling?

I found it with this search:
https://www.bricklink.com/v2/search.page?q=torso+arms+red&color=1&rpp=100&tab=P#T=P

Your search works in a different fashion than using the one we did. It also looks
like all 'keywords' ae not treated the same and in this case the 'whistle'
should have been used - how anyone is o know that is another question other than
trial and error.

I would say that the search function needs revisiting and it is time to have
a look at keywords as well as tags,
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 Posted: Jun 29, 2020 11:59
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Had help from the forum to identify this torso

 
Part No: 973pb2737ac01  Name: Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar and Silver Whistle Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
* 
973pb2737ac01 (Inv) Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar and Silver Whistle Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
Parts: Minifigure, Torso Assembly, Decor. {White}

Went back over our search and the criteria we used and it still does not show
and I cannot figure why.

We used Colour White, torso assembly decorated and key word Red. Just ran it
again and ac01 version still does not show despite meeting th4e criteria but
the one we did find 973pb2737c01 appears

This is baffling?
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 Posted: Jun 29, 2020 11:44
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In Catalog Identification, calsbricks writes:
  In Catalog Identification, LearnedBrick writes:
  In Catalog Identification, calsbricks writes:
  Have an unidentified torso assembly which looks like
 
Part No: 973pb2737c01  Name: Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar, Silver Whistle and Red Lifeguard Float on Back Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
* 
973pb2737c01 (Inv) Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar, Silver Whistle and Red Lifeguard Float on Back Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
Parts: Minifigure, Torso Assembly, Decor. {White}
from the
front but the back is plain. See images bel;ow

Perhaps

 
Part No: 973pb2737ac01  Name: Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar and Silver Whistle Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
* 
973pb2737ac01 (Inv) Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar and Silver Whistle Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
Parts: Minifigure, Torso Assembly, Decor. {White}

Looks good - thank you.

Have just gone back to the search screen and looked at the result we got and
this does not show. Granted I filtered on white torso with key word red (that
is how I got the one we did) but somehow it didn't pick up the ac01 version
- how odd.

Bring back or re-invent the mini-configurator or an equivalent from within Bricklink
using and or filters against minifig elements. This is a sql database and it should
be a lot easier to track these things down. You spend 20 minutes or longer scanning
what you can filter and because someone hasn't put keyword into the description
e.g in this case red (Actually it is in the description - even odder)


Not worth the time to list. Have listed it and according to the price guide its average value is 47p used - that was worthwhile .
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In Catalog Identification, LearnedBrick writes:
  In Catalog Identification, calsbricks writes:
  Have an unidentified torso assembly which looks like
 
Part No: 973pb2737c01  Name: Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar, Silver Whistle and Red Lifeguard Float on Back Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
* 
973pb2737c01 (Inv) Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar, Silver Whistle and Red Lifeguard Float on Back Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
Parts: Minifigure, Torso Assembly, Decor. {White}
from the
front but the back is plain. See images bel;ow

Perhaps

 
Part No: 973pb2737ac01  Name: Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar and Silver Whistle Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
* 
973pb2737ac01 (Inv) Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar and Silver Whistle Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
Parts: Minifigure, Torso Assembly, Decor. {White}

Looks good - thank you.

Have just gone back to the search screen and looked at the result we got and
this does not show. Granted I filtered on white torso with key word red (that
is how I got the one we did) but somehow it didn't pick up the ac01 version
- how odd.

Bring back or re-invent the mini-configurator or an equivalent from within Bricklink
using and or filters against minifig elements. This is a sql databs and it should
be a lot easier to track these things down. You spend 20 minutes or longer scanning
what you can filter and because someone hasn't put keyword into the description
e.g in this case red


Not worth the time to list.
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Have an unidentified torso assembly which looks like
 
Part No: 973pb2737c01  Name: Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar, Silver Whistle and Red Lifeguard Float on Back Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
* 
973pb2737c01 (Inv) Torso Polo Shirt with Red Collar, Silver Whistle and Red Lifeguard Float on Back Pattern / Yellow Arms / Yellow Hands
Parts: Minifigure, Torso Assembly, Decor. {White}
from the
front but the back is plain. See images bel;ow
 


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 Posted: Jun 29, 2020 07:04
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In General, Yo_Yo_Flamingo writes:
  In General, calsbricks writes:
  Having now determined that the Qty remaining on the order details pages is next
to useless, we have taken a step back and looked at what is really needed for
ours and lost of other stores - inventory control or inventory management.

We have reread all the previous posts on this and find just about everything
has been covered but unfortunately it appears that Bricklink/TLG development
have other ideas.

Pity that, cause the stores are generating the majority of their income and the
more we produce in orders, the more they make and the less TLG has to fund them
or supplement their income.

As a very first go we would like to be able to view an inventory movement log.
It really doesn't have to be sophisticated at this stage just a basic transaction
log showing ins outs etc.

See how that helps the stores and move on from there.

I believe quite some time ago admin responded to a query from a store which showed
they have this capability internally already - and to be honest they would have
to have to keep any kind of inventory totals, so release it to the stores, even
on a pilot basis. It would help to solve many issues and may actually vindicate
the Bricklink inventory issues once and for all.

Can someone more knowledgeable point me to where to activate that feature? It
seems pretty handy to me.

https://www.bricklink.com/orderSettings.asp?viewFrom=P
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In General, Teup writes:
  In General, calsbricks writes:
  Having now determined that the Qty remaining on the order details pages is next
to useless, we have taken a step back and looked at what is really needed for
ours and lost of other stores - inventory control or inventory management.

We have reread all the previous posts on this and find just about everything
has been covered but unfortunately it appears that Bricklink/TLG development
have other ideas.

Pity that, cause the stores are generating the majority of their income and the
more we produce in orders, the more they make and the less TLG has to fund them
or supplement their income.

As a very first go we would like to be able to view an inventory movement log.
It really doesn't have to be sophisticated at this stage just a basic transaction
log showing ins outs etc.

See how that helps the stores and move on from there.

I believe quite some time ago admin responded to a query from a store which showed
they have this capability internally already - and to be honest they would have
to have to keep any kind of inventory totals, so release it to the stores, even
on a pilot basis. It would help to solve many issues and may actually vindicate
the Bricklink inventory issues once and for all.

Will just add again, for completeness sake, that BrickOwl has this log system
and also has a number that shows how many of a part are in other orders, besides
how many are left after orders are processed.

By now the list of things that are better at BrickOwl is getting longer, and
Bricklink really needs to up their game if they want to stay ahead. Currently
the only major selling points are the catalog and the fact the community here
is bigger, but how long will that last if features don't improve...

Very old expression

The only place you can go when you are on top is down - might be relevant, although
the catalogue here will be virtually impossible to supersede. Communities change,
as has the one here - people come and go - that probably won't change. Changes,
however should be coordinated and agreed amongst the community not be 'take
it or leave it'
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In General, BasKrie writes:
  In General, calsbricks writes:
  Having now determined that the Qty remaining on the order details pages is next
to useless, we have taken a step back and looked at what is really needed for
ours and lost of other stores - inventory control or inventory management.

We have reread all the previous posts on this and find just about everything
has been covered but unfortunately it appears that Bricklink/TLG development
have other ideas.

Pity that, cause the stores are generating the majority of their income and the
more we produce in orders, the more they make and the less TLG has to fund them
or supplement their income.

As a very first go we would like to be able to view an inventory movement log.
It really doesn't have to be sophisticated at this stage just a basic transaction
log showing ins outs etc.

See how that helps the stores and move on from there.

I believe quite some time ago admin responded to a query from a store which showed
they have this capability internally already - and to be honest they would have
to have to keep any kind of inventory totals, so release it to the stores, even
on a pilot basis. It would help to solve many issues and may actually vindicate
the Bricklink inventory issues once and for all.

I don't find it useless at all, but you have to know what the numbers mean
that you get presented. We use it mainly to see if we have to little of an item
or not. If we have more in stock than BL states we make a note of the item and
after finishing all BL (and other) orders we will take look again. We don't
do it for all items, only for those with low quantities.

I agree that a more elaborate inventory system should be made and implemented,
it is very useful to see what is happening to you inventory and stock errors
could be explained through this. But for usefull selling info much more is needed.
The suggestion you made looks like a good start, as long as it isn't on the
order detail screen, it's full enough as it is while picking orders. But
should be accessible from said page.

Hi there and thanks for adding your thoughts. We understand and agree with both
you and Niek that it is not totally useless for everyone. It depends a great
deal on how many orders you are processing at any one time as to its relevance.
If you had say 20 orders a day and those orders repeated the part sold many times
it could get confusing to someone who is trying to tie that figure up to the
physical stock. If, on the other hand you had an order qty as well as the quantity
remaining you might be able to wrap your head around the numbers in an easier
way.
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 Posted: Jun 29, 2020 05:56
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In General, bje writes:
  In General, calsbricks writes:

  
How about something like this for a start

Are the UP, value and Cum value fields the selling price? At selling price that
would not add much value to a change log, as the cost is more likely to be the
issue when you add or adjust, which would then require LIFO, FIFO, ACV or some
other setting to be made for the log to operate efficiently.

Personally for a change log, I would leave the costing or value fields out of
the equation and just use the quantity, total quantity and UP values for change
logs only. The calculated fields would probably just make the task more difficult,
and it is ultimately meaningless for changes only. Clearly if you had 100@GBP1.00
and you add 10@GBP1.00 as the same lot, then there is no change to log except
for the quantity. Selling prices should probably adjust for the entire lot at
one time, so that would be another change: 110@GBP1.00 changed to 110@GBP1.10

It should not follow by necessity that a change in pricing in one added lot would
lead to a change in the price of the entire remaining inventory, as the change
to the UP or value of the rest of the inventory would require a change in of
itself if averages are not used.

I import orders into BrickStock these days and pick from there, keep the adjustment
lsit, keep the relisting list, adjust the master list, and draw a re-order list
from the master list, all of which allow me to see the cumulative changes in
quantities but not price changes, also no costing. All those copy, paste, importing
and deducting steps can lead to errors being made, so it would be a nice step
forward if BL can cut that all that out. I should probably learn to use the API,
but then again, I do not think specialist knowledge of an interface should be
required to access such basic inventory tools.

Hi jean

Thanks for adding your thoughts - I understand your points totally and yes a
ruly functional inventory management system would have to have a much stronger
cost element, which Bricklink does not (Currently). The reason I added unit price
and value is only for reference so you had a single place to look for movement
on that part. More or less the average selling price nothing to do with costs.
We have that in our external system and it is very useful, but I do realise BL
would have to go back to the drawing board to sort this.
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In General, calsbricks writes:
  In General, qwertyboy writes:
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  Having now determined that the Qty remaining on the order details pages is next
to useless, ...

Maybe a slight correction - it is likely next to useless for you. Back
when we used the BrickLink order pages to pick orders, we definitely used that
field. It was easy to check amount remaining - if we had less than the BL page
showed, we knew we had an issue. If it was more than BL showed, we put the overage
aside. If it was claimed on a newer order, we didn't have to pick it (as
it was already on our table). If it was not claimed on a newer order, it was
easy to set it aside to get uploaded later.

I fully understand sellers need better tools to manage their inventory, but there
is no need for flat-out branding a feature as useless.

Niek.

OK Niek

For some it is next to useless and whilst your comments on how you used to use
it seem to suggest you do not any longer use the order detail page for picking
orders (Use of your own software and API - one presumes), Lots of us do not -
hence our comments, which have been echoed by many ((Not just here)).



If you re-read Teup's comments about how BO handle this you should see there
is a compromise to what we suggested. Inventory is normally represented by several
nomenclatures e.g. Free/Physical stock, allocated/On Order and could resolve
the issues that seem to exist for this information. Bricklink knows, obviously,
what those figures can show - change the system to show them. Surely from a coding
point of view that is not difficult. If you wanted to be thorough the on order
amount would be clickable so you could see where it is coming from. Compromise??

Bill @ Calsbricks
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In General, qwertyboy writes:
  In General, calsbricks writes:
  Having now determined that the Qty remaining on the order details pages is next
to useless, ...

Maybe a slight correction - it is likely next to useless for you. Back
when we used the BrickLink order pages to pick orders, we definitely used that
field. It was easy to check amount remaining - if we had less than the BL page
showed, we knew we had an issue. If it was more than BL showed, we put the overage
aside. If it was claimed on a newer order, we didn't have to pick it (as
it was already on our table). If it was not claimed on a newer order, it was
easy to set it aside to get uploaded later.

I fully understand sellers need better tools to manage their inventory, but there
is no need for flat-out branding a feature as useless.

Niek.

OK Niek

For some it is next to useless and whilst your comments on how you used to use
it seem to suggest you do not any longer use the order detail page for picking
orders (Use of your own software and API - one presumes), Lots of us do not -
hence our comments, which have been echoed by many ((Not just here)).

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In General, calsbricks writes:
  Having now determined that the Qty remaining on the order details pages is next
to useless, we have taken a step back and looked at what is really needed for
ours and lost of other stores - inventory control or inventory management.

We have reread all the previous posts on this and find just about everything
has been covered but unfortunately it appears that Bricklink/TLG development
have other ideas.

Pity that, cause the stores are generating the majority of their income and the
more we produce in orders, the more they make and the less TLG has to fund them
or supplement their income.

As a very first go we would like to be able to view an inventory movement log.
It really doesn't have to be sophisticated at this stage just a basic transaction
log showing ins outs etc.

See how that helps the stores and move on from there.

I believe quite some time ago admin responded to a query from a store which showed
they have this capability internally already - and to be honest they would have
to have to keep any kind of inventory totals, so release it to the stores, even
on a pilot basis. It would help to solve many issues and may actually vindicate
the Bricklink inventory issues once and for all.

How about something like this for a start
 

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