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 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
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Wayne's post and others like it, https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1150409
brings to mind an idea that briefly visited my headspace some time ago:

A type of reverse want list. That is, a way that sellers could peruse the current
want lists to specific buyer's needs, to then as a seller, proactively engage
members like Wayne with offers on items they have on their want list.

Kinda like amping-up the want list and selling process, by getting the sellers
more involved in increasing their sales by actually selling

It's just a rough draft of an idea. Limitations, restriction and other refinements
of the idea, expected.

But hey, BL shot-callers, it speaks directly to upping the sales numbers!

-Cory
 Author: tEoS View Messages Posted By tEoS
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Sadly, "coming soon" has a different meaning to BL:



In Suggestions, popsicle writes:
  Wayne's post and others like it, https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1150409
brings to mind an idea that briefly visited my headspace some time ago:

A type of reverse want list. That is, a way that sellers could peruse the current
want lists to specific buyer's needs, to then as a seller, proactively engage
members like Wayne with offers on items they have on their want list.

Kinda like amping-up the want list and selling process, by getting the sellers
more involved in increasing their sales by actually selling

It's just a rough draft of an idea. Limitations, restriction and other refinements
of the idea, expected.

But hey, BL shot-callers, it speaks directly to upping the sales numbers!

-Cory
 
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: Jul 25, 2019 18:34
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In Suggestions, tEoS writes:
  Sadly, "coming soon" has a different meaning to BL:

WOW! It's intended. Fantastic!

Thanks, Tim.
  


In Suggestions, popsicle writes:
  Wayne's post and others like it, https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1150409
brings to mind an idea that briefly visited my headspace some time ago:

A type of reverse want list. That is, a way that sellers could peruse the current
want lists to specific buyer's needs, to then as a seller, proactively engage
members like Wayne with offers on items they have on their want list.

Kinda like amping-up the want list and selling process, by getting the sellers
more involved in increasing their sales by actually selling

It's just a rough draft of an idea. Limitations, restriction and other refinements
of the idea, expected.

But hey, BL shot-callers, it speaks directly to upping the sales numbers!

-Cory
 Author: JusTiCe8 View Messages Posted By JusTiCe8
 Posted: Jul 26, 2019 00:53
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I don't think so, sharing WL AFAIU it is send WL to a buddy for instance,
you know, kind of BL awesome new feature, quite far from what you've suggested.

In Suggestions, popsicle writes:
  In Suggestions, tEoS writes:
  Sadly, "coming soon" has a different meaning to BL:

WOW! It's intended. Fantastic!
 Author: randyf View Messages Posted By randyf
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In Suggestions, popsicle writes:
  Wayne's post and others like it, https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1150409
brings to mind an idea that briefly visited my headspace some time ago:

A type of reverse want list. That is, a way that sellers could peruse the current
want lists to specific buyer's needs, to then as a seller, proactively engage
members like Wayne with offers on items they have on their want list.

Kinda like amping-up the want list and selling process, by getting the sellers
more involved in increasing their sales by actually selling

It's just a rough draft of an idea. Limitations, restriction and other refinements
of the idea, expected.

But hey, BL shot-callers, it speaks directly to upping the sales numbers!

-Cory

As long as I could opt out of it, I would be all for it. I don't need sellers
spamming me with offers of things on my want list.

Cheers,
Randy
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
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In Suggestions, randyf writes:
  In Suggestions, popsicle writes:
  Wayne's post and others like it, https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1150409
brings to mind an idea that briefly visited my headspace some time ago:

A type of reverse want list. That is, a way that sellers could peruse the current
want lists to specific buyer's needs, to then as a seller, proactively engage
members like Wayne with offers on items they have on their want list.

Kinda like amping-up the want list and selling process, by getting the sellers
more involved in increasing their sales by actually selling

It's just a rough draft of an idea. Limitations, restriction and other refinements
of the idea, expected.

But hey, BL shot-callers, it speaks directly to upping the sales numbers!

-Cory

As long as I could opt out of it, I would be all for it. I don't need sellers
spamming me with offers of things on my want list.

Of course, always the ability to opt-out, I agree.

Very good input, Randy
 Author: Teup View Messages Posted By Teup
 Posted: Jul 25, 2019 18:36
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In Suggestions, popsicle writes:
  In Suggestions, randyf writes:
  In Suggestions, popsicle writes:
  Wayne's post and others like it, https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1150409
brings to mind an idea that briefly visited my headspace some time ago:

A type of reverse want list. That is, a way that sellers could peruse the current
want lists to specific buyer's needs, to then as a seller, proactively engage
members like Wayne with offers on items they have on their want list.

Kinda like amping-up the want list and selling process, by getting the sellers
more involved in increasing their sales by actually selling

It's just a rough draft of an idea. Limitations, restriction and other refinements
of the idea, expected.

But hey, BL shot-callers, it speaks directly to upping the sales numbers!

-Cory

As long as I could opt out of it, I would be all for it. I don't need sellers
spamming me with offers of things on my want list.

Of course, always the ability to opt-out, I agree.

Very good input, Randy

I think it would rather be on an opt in basis, because doing it by default would
be privacy violation. Reminds me of the trouble Amazon is in over looking into
its sellers sales data. Anyway, not a bad idea, when it's based on buyers
explicitly choosing to publish their wanted list.
Anyway, seller tools was cancelled, so there's not much chance for this
or any other smart suggestion over the past years to see the light of day. Better
to try it over at BO, they certainly like to discuss such ideas and look into
options of implementation.
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
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In Suggestions, Teup writes:
  In Suggestions, popsicle writes:
  In Suggestions, randyf writes:
  In Suggestions, popsicle writes:
  Wayne's post and others like it, https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1150409
brings to mind an idea that briefly visited my headspace some time ago:

A type of reverse want list. That is, a way that sellers could peruse the current
want lists to specific buyer's needs, to then as a seller, proactively engage
members like Wayne with offers on items they have on their want list.

Kinda like amping-up the want list and selling process, by getting the sellers
more involved in increasing their sales by actually selling

It's just a rough draft of an idea. Limitations, restriction and other refinements
of the idea, expected.

But hey, BL shot-callers, it speaks directly to upping the sales numbers!

-Cory

As long as I could opt out of it, I would be all for it. I don't need sellers
spamming me with offers of things on my want list.

Of course, always the ability to opt-out, I agree.

Very good input, Randy

I think it would rather be on an opt in basis, because doing it by default would
be privacy violation.

Agreed.

  Reminds me of the trouble Amazon is in over looking into its sellers sales data.
Frickin Bezos!
Anyway, not a bad idea, when it's based on buyers explicitly choosing to publish their wanted list.

Again, agreed, Great idea.

  Anyway, seller tools was cancelled, so there's not much chance for this
or any other smart suggestion over the past years to see the light of day. Better
to try it over at BO, they certainly like to discuss such ideas and look into
options of implementation.

Well....I don't know BO, but I do know Law. Let's just say, you should
take it up with him, he'll hear it coming from you more than from me
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
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In Suggestions, popsicle writes:
  Wayne's post and others like it, https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1150409
brings to mind an idea that briefly visited my headspace some time ago:

No, no, you tempter, I won’t ask if it felt alone in there!


  A type of reverse want list. That is, a way that sellers could peruse the current
want lists to specific buyer's needs, to then as a seller, proactively engage
members like Wayne with offers on items they have on their want list.

Kinda like amping-up the want list and selling process, by getting the sellers
more involved in increasing their sales by actually selling

It's just a rough draft of an idea. Limitations, restriction and other refinements
of the idea, expected.

But hey, BL shot-callers, it speaks directly to upping the sales numbers!

Hmm, let’s see if I understand correctly.

Now, the buyer can search the stores that have the most items for their WLs.
They need to actualize their search from time to time to see if new sellers /
better matches appear.

And you’d want that search to be automatized so that the buyer receive a notification
for their whole WL?

If that’s it, when will that notification be sent? When the WL is X% fulfill(able)?
— If X is too high, many WLs will never have such a notification.
— If X is too low, that could make for a lot of notifications.

Or do you just want the search to be reversed, that a seller actively search
for WLs they can fulfill with their inventory?

Here again, percentage of fulfillment could be what makes it useful or spamful.


Anyway, I’m not sure it’s very different from the already existing WL notification
system except it would be for several parts at once, not one by one.
I rarely use that, indeed because that would cause too many notifications for
common parts and it doesn’t tell me if the seller has other parts, so adding
that multiple parts feature could be interesting. Though I’m not sure I would
opt in: it’s as easy to make a search from time to time.


A related question: Can’t sellers easily see on how many WLs their parts are
so that they can decide when to send notifications?
I mean, do you have to browse all your inventory part by part to have this info?
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In Suggestions, SylvainLS writes:
  In Suggestions, popsicle writes:
  Wayne's post and others like it, https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1150409
brings to mind an idea that briefly visited my headspace some time ago:

No, no, you tempter

You have me to a tee

  I won’t ask if it felt alone in there!

I don't see how? There are plenty of personalities up there to keep any visitor,
company

  

  A type of reverse want list. That is, a way that sellers could peruse the current
want lists to specific buyer's needs, to then as a seller, proactively engage
members like Wayne with offers on items they have on their want list.

Kinda like amping-up the want list and selling process, by getting the sellers
more involved in increasing their sales by actually selling

It's just a rough draft of an idea. Limitations, restriction and other refinements
of the idea, expected.

But hey, BL shot-callers, it speaks directly to upping the sales numbers!

Hmm, let’s see if I understand correctly.

Now, the buyer can search the stores that have the most items for their WLs.
They need to actualize their search from time to time to see if new sellers /
better matches appear.

And you’d want that search to be automatized so that the buyer receive a notification
for their whole WL?

If that’s it, when will that notification be sent? When the WL is X% fulfill(able)?
— If X is too high, many WLs will never have such a notification.
— If X is too low, that could make for a lot of notifications.

Or do you just want the search to be reversed, that a seller actively search
for WLs they can fulfill with their inventory?

Here again, percentage of fulfillment could be what makes it useful or spamful.


Anyway, I’m not sure it’s very different from the already existing WL notification
system except it would be for several parts at once, not one by one.
I rarely use that, indeed because that would cause too many notifications for
common parts and it doesn’t tell me if the seller has other parts, so adding
that multiple parts feature could be interesting. Though I’m not sure I would
opt in: it’s as easy to make a search from time to time.


A related question: Can’t sellers easily see on how many WLs their parts are
so that they can decide when to send notifications?
I mean, do you have to browse all your inventory part by part to have this info?

It's sounds like you've been working on it, keep it up!

But, my beautiful gallic friend, as a non seller and not much of a buyer (it
would appear from your history here) I really don't know if I'll take
your advise on this particular question, as earnestly as I would some
others here. You've got no skin in the game, as they say.

But I am glad you came out to play with me again
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In Suggestions, popsicle writes:
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It's sounds like you've been working on it, keep it up!

Not really, I was only reacting to what you wrote, no hard work involved.


  But, my beautiful

That’s a first….

   gallic friend, as a non seller and not much of a buyer (it
would appear from your history here) I really don't know if I'll take
your advise on this particular question, as earnestly as I would some
others here. You've got no skin in the game, as they say.


You’re talking about sellers reaching to buyers. I’d have thought buyers’ opinions
would be of interest to you.
But maybe it’s a cultural thing. After all, EU is opt-in while the USA are opt-out.
Recipients like to be in the loop here, not treated like kettle/cattle….

Besides, if you only consider sellers or very frequent buyers then I don’t understand
why you linked the message of a zero feedback buyer as a motive for your idea.
Or is there a “too much but not enough” range of buyers you’re excluding?


  But I am glad you came out to play with me again

Make up your mind: you just said you don’t want me and my kind on the field
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In Suggestions, SylvainLS writes:
  In Suggestions, popsicle writes:
  […]
It's sounds like you've been working on it, keep it up!

Not really, I was only reacting to what you wrote, no hard work involved.


  But, my beautiful

That’s a first….

   gallic friend, as a non seller and not much of a buyer (it
would appear from your history here) I really don't know if I'll take
your advise on this particular question, as earnestly as I would some
others here. You've got no skin in the game, as they say.


You’re talking about sellers reaching to buyers. I’d have thought buyers’ opinions
would be of interest to you.
But maybe it’s a cultural thing. After all, EU is opt-in while the USA are opt-out.
Recipients like to be in the loop here, not treated like kettle/cattle….

Besides, if you only consider sellers or very frequent buyers then I don’t understand
why you linked the message of a zero feedback buyer as a motive for your idea.
Or is there a “too much but not enough” range of buyers you’re excluding?


  But I am glad you came out to play with me again

Make up your mind: you just said you don’t want me and my kind on the field

"you and your kind?" Feeling persecuted, are you? No, my dove. To me you are
one-of-a-kind.

But why all the hostility, are we not best of friends

It's the middle of the night for you in France. Try not to dwell on thoughts
of me, and what I think. Get some sleep...
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In Suggestions, popsicle writes:
  […]
  
   gallic friend, as a non seller and not much of a buyer (it
would appear from your history here) I really don't know if I'll take
your advise on this particular question, as earnestly as I would some
others here. You've got no skin in the game, as they say.


You’re talking about sellers reaching to buyers. I’d have thought buyers’ opinions
would be of interest to you.
But maybe it’s a cultural thing. After all, EU is opt-in while the USA are opt-out.
Recipients like to be in the loop here, not treated like kettle/cattle….

Besides, if you only consider sellers or very frequent buyers then I don’t understand
why you linked the message of a zero feedback buyer as a motive for your idea.
Or is there a “too much but not enough” range of buyers you’re excluding?


  But I am glad you came out to play with me again

Make up your mind: you just said you don’t want me and my kind on the field

"you and your kind?" Feeling persecuted, are you? No, my dove. To me you are
one-of-a-kind.

Once again, make up your mind.

You said you didn’t want to consider my opininon because I’m a non seller, neither
0- nor “enough”- (whatever that would be) FB buyer. I thought that applied to
all non sellers, neither 0- nor “enough”- (whatever that would be) FB buyers,
or even all buyers-only.
Doesn’t that fall under the phrase “me and my kind”?

And now you’re saying I’m alone. So it’s only my opinion you don’t want to consider?

So, either you don’t want me-and-my-kind’s opinion or you don’t want my opinion.
That’s not my feeling persecuted, that’s your dismissing my opinion.

It’s your right not wanting to care about someone’s opinion but, besides being
inconsistent with first having asked everyone’s opinions, you can’t both say
you don’t care about someone’s opinion and then deny you said it.


And, by the way, stop giving me names. I’m not your pigeon or any other pet.
That’s condescending.


  But why all the hostility, are we not best of friends

Seems to me your best friend is liquid and bubbly.


  It's the middle of the night for you in France. Try not to dwell on thoughts
of me, and what I think. Get some sleep...

Don’t mind my sleep, I sleep like a baby: I wake up every other hour and I cry.

Or maybe this one: I sleep very well, some nights I even sleep more than once!
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In Suggestions, SylvainLS writes:
  In Suggestions, popsicle writes:
  […]
  
   gallic friend, as a non seller and not much of a buyer (it
would appear from your history here) I really don't know if I'll take
your advise on this particular question, as earnestly as I would some
others here. You've got no skin in the game, as they say.


You’re talking about sellers reaching to buyers. I’d have thought buyers’ opinions
would be of interest to you.
But maybe it’s a cultural thing. After all, EU is opt-in while the USA are opt-out.
Recipients like to be in the loop here, not treated like kettle/cattle….

Besides, if you only consider sellers or very frequent buyers then I don’t understand
why you linked the message of a zero feedback buyer as a motive for your idea.
Or is there a “too much but not enough” range of buyers you’re excluding?


  But I am glad you came out to play with me again

Make up your mind: you just said you don’t want me and my kind on the field

"you and your kind?" Feeling persecuted, are you? No, my dove. To me you are
one-of-a-kind.

Once again, make up your mind.

You said you didn’t want to consider my opininon because I’m a non seller, neither
0- nor “enough”- (whatever that would be) FB buyer. I thought that applied to
all non sellers, neither 0- nor “enough”- (whatever that would be) FB buyers,
or even all buyers-only.
Doesn’t that fall under the phrase “me and my kind”?

Sorry my pet, I don't know what you're babbling about here in your sleep
deprived state

Here is what I actually said "I really don't know if I'll take your advise
on this particular question, as earnestly as I would some others here. You've
got no skin in the game, as they say."
  
And now you’re saying I’m alone. So it’s only my opinion you don’t want to consider?

Alone As stated clearly, it's opinion from those that actually "have skin
in the game" (something to lose or gain) and experience that I'll take more
earnestly than your opinion, in this matter. If by alone you mean the only one
that fits the aforementioned description to reply to the post, then yes, I guess
you are alone, for now anyway

  
So, either you don’t want me-and-my-kind’s opinion or you don’t want my opinion.
That’s not my feeling persecuted, that’s your dismissing my opinion.

It’s your right not wanting to care about someone’s opinion but, besides being
inconsistent with first having asked everyone’s opinions, you can’t both say
you don’t care about someone’s opinion and then deny you said it.


And, by the way, stop giving me names. I’m not your pigeon or any other pet.
That’s condescending.

So it's over between us then

  

  But why all the hostility, are we not best of friends

Seems to me your best friend is liquid and bubbly.

If you're referring to booze, unfortunately no longer considered a friend
of mine. Stopped even my occasional beer consumption. Nope, this is sober clear-eyed
popsicle speaking. I actually think I'd enjoy your witless repartee better,
if I were a few beers into what is a boring convo.

You used to be fun, my fine forest creature. What happened?
  

  It's the middle of the night for you in France. Try not to dwell on thoughts
of me, and what I think. Get some sleep...

Don’t mind my sleep, I sleep like a baby: I wake up every other hour and I cry.

Or maybe this one: I sleep very well, some nights I even sleep more than once!
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In Suggestions, popsicle writes:
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Sorry my pet,

That’s not funny. That’s insulting.


   I don't know what you're babbling about here in your sleep
deprived state

And another insult.


  Here is what I actually said "I really don't know if I'll take your advise
on this particular question, as earnestly as I would some others here. You've
got no skin in the game, as they say."

And I said, several times:
1. Buyers are a part of the selling game. Or please explain to me to whom would
you send those notifications and who’s gonna pay for the orders?
  Might I remind you sellers only get a bit more than 97% of the money whereas
buyers pay 100%.
2. You linked a message from a 0-fb buyer as motive for this idea.

  [… other insults …]

Can’t you just even answer arguments with counter arguments? Do you have to
always resort to condescension and making fun of people in every discussion you
take part?

I thought this time would be different because you started the thread but I was
wrong. You still believe it’s some sort of game of which you’re the best player
and in which you can loftily praise and admonish.
You’re just a bully.
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Sylvain has spent a lot of time familiarizing himself with BrickLink, and is
a frequent contributor here. There's no need to be so relentlessly dismissive.
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In Suggestions, cycbuild writes:
  Sylvain has spent a lot of time familiarizing himself with BrickLink, and is
a frequent contributor here. There's no need to be so relentlessly dismissive.

I agree. But in all fairness we can't ignore the question in the back of
our minds: When is this guy finally going to buy some more LEGO?
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In Suggestions, Teup writes:
  In Suggestions, cycbuild writes:
  Sylvain has spent a lot of time familiarizing himself with BrickLink, and is
a frequent contributor here. There's no need to be so relentlessly dismissive.

I agree. But in all fairness we can't ignore the question in the back of
our minds: When is this guy finally going to buy some more LEGO?

::Gallic shrug::
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In Suggestions, cycbuild writes:
  In Suggestions, Teup writes:
  In Suggestions, cycbuild writes:
  Sylvain has spent a lot of time familiarizing himself with BrickLink, and is
a frequent contributor here. There's no need to be so relentlessly dismissive.

I agree. But in all fairness we can't ignore the question in the back of
our minds: When is this guy finally going to buy some more LEGO?

My wallet has the reverse question

Though getting around 700€ of LEGO for around 15€ thanks to coupons and destocking
made us both quite happy a couple months ago


  ::Gallic shrug::

Indeed
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In Suggestions, SylvainLS writes:
  In Suggestions, cycbuild writes:
  In Suggestions, Teup writes:
  In Suggestions, cycbuild writes:
  Sylvain has spent a lot of time familiarizing himself with BrickLink, and is
a frequent contributor here. There's no need to be so relentlessly dismissive.

I agree. But in all fairness we can't ignore the question in the back of
our minds: When is this guy finally going to buy some more LEGO?

My wallet has the reverse question

Though getting around 700€ of LEGO for around 15€ thanks to coupons and destocking
made us both quite happy a couple months ago


Wow! Then my question changes... Why is this guy not selling any LEGO?
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In Suggestions, Teup writes:
  In Suggestions, SylvainLS writes:
  In Suggestions, cycbuild writes:
  In Suggestions, Teup writes:
  In Suggestions, cycbuild writes:
  Sylvain has spent a lot of time familiarizing himself with BrickLink, and is
a frequent contributor here. There's no need to be so relentlessly dismissive.

I agree. But in all fairness we can't ignore the question in the back of
our minds: When is this guy finally going to buy some more LEGO?

My wallet has the reverse question

Though getting around 700€ of LEGO for around 15€ thanks to coupons and destocking
made us both quite happy a couple months ago


Wow! Then my question changes... Why is this guy not selling any LEGO?


What, with all the problems you sellers continuously whine about on the forum?


Besides, MY precious, MINE!
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In Suggestions, SylvainLS writes:
  In Suggestions, Teup writes:
  In Suggestions, SylvainLS writes:
  In Suggestions, cycbuild writes:
  In Suggestions, Teup writes:
  In Suggestions, cycbuild writes:
  Sylvain has spent a lot of time familiarizing himself with BrickLink, and is
a frequent contributor here. There's no need to be so relentlessly dismissive.

I agree. But in all fairness we can't ignore the question in the back of
our minds: When is this guy finally going to buy some more LEGO?

My wallet has the reverse question

Though getting around 700€ of LEGO for around 15€ thanks to coupons and destocking
made us both quite happy a couple months ago


Wow! Then my question changes... Why is this guy not selling any LEGO?


What, with all the problems you sellers continuously whine about on the forum?


Besides, MY precious, MINE!

You're here discussing its problems out of your own free will, who's
silly now?
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In Suggestions, cycbuild writes:

Sorry, I'm late to the game, guys! Didn't know we weren't done with
this

  Sylvain has spent a lot of time familiarizing himself with BrickLink

Really As the original topic was selling and how to increase sales. How exactly
does one "familiarize" oneself having never transacted as a seller here? Not
to mention very few buying transactional experiences to "familiarize himself"
as you term it.

  and is a frequent contributor here

A joke, right. I'm to respect his opinions because he's one of the forum
regulars? Nope. From my experience here in the forum, that doesn't convince
me of one's gravitas.

  There's no need to be so relentlessly dismissive.

Do you mean, not to be as dismissive as was he in his initial reply to a posted
suggestion? Well, here I agree with you. Should of just let him spew as he'd
like. I didn't need to respond.

He is a smart man who I do respect. But sorry to burst the bubble of you and
a few others here, there are those I'll listen to regarding the topic at
hand (as I've repeated ad nauseam in this thread) before I'll digest
Sylvain's vast experience in the matter.

For me, Sylvain is an intelligent blarney. Gifted, yes. But not experience enough
to offer credible advise on the topic, as I see it. So please don't portray
him as a victim that needs defending, it's so damned disingenuous. Sylvain
is capable more than most, in making a case for himself.

-Cory
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In Suggestions, popsicle writes:
  In Suggestions, cycbuild writes:

Sorry, I'm late to the game, guys! Didn't know we weren't done with
this

  Sylvain has spent a lot of time familiarizing himself with BrickLink

Really As the original topic was selling and how to increase sales. How exactly
does one "familiarize" oneself having never transacted as a seller here? Not
to mention very few buying transactional experiences to "familiarize himself"
as you term it.

  and is a frequent contributor here

A joke, right. I'm to respect his opinions because he's one of the forum
regulars? Nope. From my experience here in the forum, that doesn't convince
me of one's gravitas.

  There's no need to be so relentlessly dismissive.

Do you mean, not to be as dismissive as was he in his initial reply to a posted
suggestion? Well, here I agree with you. Should of just let him spew as he'd
like. I didn't need to respond.

He is a smart man who I do respect. But sorry to burst the bubble of you and
a few others here, there are those I'll listen to regarding the topic at
hand (as I've repeated ad nauseam in this thread) before I'll digest
Sylvain's vast experience in the matter.

For me, Sylvain is an intelligent blarney. Gifted, yes. But not experience enough
to offer credible advise on the topic, as I see it. So please don't portray
him as a victim that needs defending, it's so damned disingenuous. Sylvain
is capable more than most, in making a case for himself.

-Cory

I'm hitting sack now.

Continue on boys! I'm sure you'll have accomplished great deeds! here
in the forum, by the time we next meet.
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In Suggestions, popsicle writes:
  I didn't need to respond.

Let's leave it at that. Speaking as a buyer, I am all for hanging up a WL
for a month to see higher quantity listings.

"The mark of an educated mind [is] to be able to entertain a thought without
accepting it."
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In Suggestions, cycbuild writes:
  In Suggestions, popsicle writes:
  I didn't need to respond.

Let's leave it at that. Speaking as a buyer, I am all for hanging up a WL
for a month to see higher quantity listings.

"The mark of an educated mind [is] to be able to entertain a thought without
accepting it."

Can't go wrong in quoting Aristotle.

In fact I think the phrase should be adopted as a motto of the forum, to be hung
across the top of the page. It would be a beacon of idea, for forum users. Sadly,
I don't think many of the "regulars" would embrace it as their credo. For
too many of us, the guiding beacon is 'being right' or more succinctly,
'not to be perceived as being wrong'

I will say after reading your posts for some time, you don't seem to suffer
the same frailty of character. I think I posted some time back "who is this masked
man" out of admiration of your character. It might of been you, there are actually
several forum regulars that display such grace, just not all.

Anyway, we are taking a drive through the Northern Cascades, hopefully today.
Gotta get my coffee on, and my offspring up and going.

-Cory
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stop giving me names. I’m not your pigeon or any other pet.
   That’s condescending.



" If there is no audience there is no show. "


I'm surprised that as frequent of a user you are you took twice as long to
get to the point I got too. The best way to deal with trolls is to not feed them
(though I do fully understand this snack I'm writing to you will be eaten
readily)

Until we get actual moderators that have the ability to police bad behavior the
ignore button and pity are our only tools

Also for what it's worth I took many years to hit 30 ish FB. I was living
in an apartment and didn't have room to build anything. It isn't a user
value system.
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In Suggestions, Adjour writes:
  stop giving me names. I’m not your pigeon or any other pet.
   That’s condescending.



" If there is no audience there is no show. "


I'm surprised that as frequent of a user you are you took twice as long to
get to the point I got too. The best way to deal with trolls is to not feed them
(though I do fully understand this snack I'm writing to you will be eaten
readily)

Until we get actual moderators that have the ability to police bad behavior the
ignore button and pity are our only tools


Trolls are misunderstood creatures. It’s just not acceptable to use their identity
in a derogatory manner. It’s racist or something? Like, OMG

Sorry, just an attempt at humor

As to the name calling “troll” I don’t mind that you do so, Crystal. Nor did
I mind when Sylvain replied to my posted suggestion, by opening-up with the signature
Sylvain Slam...

In my opening statement
"an idea that briefly visited my headspace some time ago"

Sylvain’s opening statement in reply:
"No, no, you tempter, I won’t ask if it felt alone in there!"


You may have noticed (that is if you haven’t overly used the ignore feature)
that all the others that posted their honest thoughts and critics, received only
honest, positive replies, or no reply from me. I try to be positive and build
others up, but some simply need a spanking (not in the way you're thinking,
Sylvain! I like you, but not in that way )

I don’t mind the banter, and I still enjoy reading your inputs. I am sorry you’ve
been tamed here in the forum, I miss the old Crystal. The one that expressed
her strong unabashed opinions. Can I please say hello to her again. Can she come
out and play?

To those that have no problem using the ignore feature, I would encourage it
be used on my profile. For a self-serving reason, though: it's just one less
sourpuss I'll have to deal with in my posts, is the way I've seen it
for some time, now.

-Cory
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Could be good, could be evil too.

As was already discussed, spamming would be bad .

Best would be to get a daily/weekly briefing by mail on which shop own most of
the WL we have defined according to some preferences (country, condition, ...)
WITH also extra suggestions outside search criteras as a bonus and smart addition
to a simple matching algorithm.

These extra would be separated from the others, quite the same as what ebay does.


In Suggestions, popsicle writes:
  Wayne's post and others like it, https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1150409
brings to mind an idea that briefly visited my headspace some time ago:

A type of reverse want list. That is, a way that sellers could peruse the current
want lists to specific buyer's needs, to then as a seller, proactively engage
members like Wayne with offers on items they have on their want list.

Kinda like amping-up the want list and selling process, by getting the sellers
more involved in increasing their sales by actually selling

It's just a rough draft of an idea. Limitations, restriction and other refinements
of the idea, expected.

But hey, BL shot-callers, it speaks directly to upping the sales numbers!

-Cory
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In Suggestions, popsicle writes:
  Wayne's post and others like it, https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1150409
brings to mind an idea that briefly visited my headspace some time ago:

A type of reverse want list. That is, a way that sellers could peruse the current
want lists to specific buyer's needs, to then as a seller, proactively engage
members like Wayne with offers on items they have on their want list.

Kinda like amping-up the want list and selling process, by getting the sellers
more involved in increasing their sales by actually selling

It's just a rough draft of an idea. Limitations, restriction and other refinements
of the idea, expected.

But hey, BL shot-callers, it speaks directly to upping the sales numbers!

-Cory

What is a brain-fart that is not bonafide?
John P
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In Suggestions, legoman77 writes:
  In Suggestions, popsicle writes:
  Wayne's post and others like it, https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1150409
brings to mind an idea that briefly visited my headspace some time ago:

A type of reverse want list. That is, a way that sellers could peruse the current
want lists to specific buyer's needs, to then as a seller, proactively engage
members like Wayne with offers on items they have on their want list.

Kinda like amping-up the want list and selling process, by getting the sellers
more involved in increasing their sales by actually selling

It's just a rough draft of an idea. Limitations, restriction and other refinements
of the idea, expected.

But hey, BL shot-callers, it speaks directly to upping the sales numbers!

-Cory

What is a brain-fart that is not bonafide?

I guess school is back in session for popsicle. Not a great time to be sober


https://youtu.be/uyKgb-O_1IQ

Just let me know if there's any other well intentioned queries. I'm here
for a little while
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That would be something! We usually have around 100 pounds of un-inventoried
parts on our sorting table but, have little idea what people want to buy! So
we just randomly add as we see fit.
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In Suggestions, crxefx writes:
  That would be something! We usually have around 100 pounds of un-inventoried
parts on our sorting table but, have little idea what people want to buy! So
we just randomly add as we see fit.

Yet another good point.

Great input, Rachel. Thanks!
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crxefx writes:
  That would be something! We usually have around 100 pounds of un-inventoried
parts on our sorting table but, have little idea what people want to buy! So
we just randomly add as we see fit.

Thank you! That's exactly the thing i wanted to say.


A little more complicated, but without the intense spamming:

BL builds in a kind of public tender system.
Buyers can then issue a tender by adding their WL (or parts of it) and defining
how long the sellers can participate (5 days, 30 days...) and who can participate
(worldwide or just particular countries, only sellers with minimum 99% praise
and so on).

Then the sellers have the possibility to add items to their offer (from their
inventory and/or by adding it "manually") and to adjust the price if they want
to. Until the offer is accepted/rejected by the buyer or cancelled, all items
in the offer are "locked".

Best regards
Philipp (sorry for the bad English)
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In Suggestions, brick8 writes:
  crxefx writes:
  That would be something! We usually have around 100 pounds of un-inventoried
parts on our sorting table but, have little idea what people want to buy! So
we just randomly add as we see fit.

Thank you! That's exactly the thing i wanted to say.


A little more complicated, but without the intense spamming:

BL builds in a kind of public tender system.
Buyers can then issue a tender by adding their WL (or parts of it) and defining
how long the sellers can participate (5 days, 30 days...) and who can participate
(worldwide or just particular countries, only sellers with minimum 99% praise
and so on).

Then the sellers have the possibility to add items to their offer (from their
inventory and/or by adding it "manually") and to adjust the price if they want
to. Until the offer is accepted/rejected by the buyer or cancelled, all items
in the offer are "locked".

Good input. Great thoughts!

  
(sorry for the bad English)

Your English is very good, Phillip. Impressive, in fact.

-Cory
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Jun 17, 2012 Contact Member Seller
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Store: The Brick Corner
In Suggestions, popsicle writes:
  Wayne's post and others like it, https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1150409
brings to mind an idea that briefly visited my headspace some time ago:

A type of reverse want list. That is, a way that sellers could peruse the current
want lists to specific buyer's needs, to then as a seller, proactively engage
members like Wayne with offers on items they have on their want list.

Kinda like amping-up the want list and selling process, by getting the sellers
more involved in increasing their sales by actually selling

It's just a rough draft of an idea. Limitations, restriction and other refinements
of the idea, expected.

But hey, BL shot-callers, it speaks directly to upping the sales numbers!

-Cory

Cory,

I have read through this thread and it appears that there is lack of transparency
for sellers on what parts buyers need, what parts sell well and so forth. Personally,
I have a lot of wanted lists that I have no intention on fulfilling. Many of
them are remnants of what I was interested in at a given moment and I personally
just have not gone to delete them for various reasons, mainly being a low priority.
This problem alone would create a lot of dead end work for the seller trying
to fulfill a wanted list that the buyer has no intention in fulfilling. There
are many other practical reasons for wanted lists that buyers use them for, to
serve as a reminder of parts to look for in stores when they need to pad their
cart to meet minimum, but not necessarily an critical item they need to buy.
Those could be just nice to have parts if an opportunity arrises, so as not to
pay additional shipping just for those part(s).

Having been a seller, I understand the frustration of what to stock up on, and
I know the main advice is quantity, variety, highly desirables and high turn
overs. The problem is that Bricklink attracts people from all sorts of corners
of the world with wide range of needs.

The other problem with Wanted lists and stores is that even though the Wanted
List search function looks for stores with say most unique lots or a combination
search, the buyer is still tasked with trying to find a combination of stores
with best value (cost of parts vs cost of shipping). BL used to find stores with
cheapest cost, but I believe that was removed soon after it was implemented,
as in a long term it was causing price erosion for sellers, which is a valid
concern.

All in all, it's a balancing act of sellers and buyers doing their part,
with the sellers obviously carrying the financial burden of cost of inventory,
time and labor. I appreciate all the hard work that goes into it. I have carried
the burden for about 2-3 years, and I got burned out.

I think seller's tools would be very welcome for sellers in understanding
what parts sell well in their store and what parts are up rising/falling in demand.
Obviously with such tools, it would create more fierce completion amongst sellers
to provide best selling inventor, which in turn would change the behavior of
buyers and ultimately the demand of parts. Essentially what Youtube is currently
doing by changing their algorithm, which is changing what people watch and changing
the game ever so frequently.

I no longer have much at stake in selling, but as an infrequent buyer, I still
use this site and change is needed to keep up with expectations of both buyers
and sellers.

Miro
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popsicle (5688)

Location:  USA, Washington
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In Suggestions, Miro78 writes:
  In Suggestions, popsicle writes:
  Wayne's post and others like it, https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1150409
brings to mind an idea that briefly visited my headspace some time ago:

A type of reverse want list. That is, a way that sellers could peruse the current
want lists to specific buyer's needs, to then as a seller, proactively engage
members like Wayne with offers on items they have on their want list.

Kinda like amping-up the want list and selling process, by getting the sellers
more involved in increasing their sales by actually selling

It's just a rough draft of an idea. Limitations, restriction and other refinements
of the idea, expected.

But hey, BL shot-callers, it speaks directly to upping the sales numbers!

-Cory

Cory,

I have read through this thread and it appears that there is lack of transparency
for sellers on what parts buyers need, what parts sell well and so forth. Personally,
I have a lot of wanted lists that I have no intention on fulfilling. Many of
them are remnants of what I was interested in at a given moment and I personally
just have not gone to delete them for various reasons, mainly being a low priority.
This problem alone would create a lot of dead end work for the seller trying
to fulfill a wanted list that the buyer has no intention in fulfilling. There
are many other practical reasons for wanted lists that buyers use them for, to
serve as a reminder of parts to look for in stores when they need to pad their
cart to meet minimum, but not necessarily an critical item they need to buy.
Those could be just nice to have parts if an opportunity arrises, so as not to
pay additional shipping just for those part(s).

Having been a seller, I understand the frustration of what to stock up on, and
I know the main advice is quantity, variety, highly desirables and high turn
overs. The problem is that Bricklink attracts people from all sorts of corners
of the world with wide range of needs.

The other problem with Wanted lists and stores is that even though the Wanted
List search function looks for stores with say most unique lots or a combination
search, the buyer is still tasked with trying to find a combination of stores
with best value (cost of parts vs cost of shipping). BL used to find stores with
cheapest cost, but I believe that was removed soon after it was implemented,
as in a long term it was causing price erosion for sellers, which is a valid
concern.

All in all, it's a balancing act of sellers and buyers doing their part,
with the sellers obviously carrying the financial burden of cost of inventory,
time and labor. I appreciate all the hard work that goes into it. I have carried
the burden for about 2-3 years, and I got burned out.

I think seller's tools would be very welcome for sellers in understanding
what parts sell well in their store and what parts are up rising/falling in demand.
Obviously with such tools, it would create more fierce completion amongst sellers
to provide best selling inventor, which in turn would change the behavior of
buyers and ultimately the demand of parts. Essentially what Youtube is currently
doing by changing their algorithm, which is changing what people watch and changing
the game ever so frequently.

I no longer have much at stake in selling, but as an infrequent buyer, I still
use this site and change is needed to keep up with expectations of both buyers
and sellers.

Good read, Miro. Astute.

Thanks for your well-thought-out input.

Kinda miss your voice around here. Your posts are infrequent nowadays, or maybe
I'm just not looking in the right places
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popsicle (5688)

Location:  USA, Washington
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Store: ConstrucToys
In Suggestions, popsicle writes:
  Wayne's post and others like it, https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1150409
brings to mind an idea that briefly visited my headspace some time ago:

A type of reverse want list. That is, a way that sellers could peruse the current
want lists to specific buyer's needs, to then as a seller, proactively engage
members like Wayne with offers on items they have on their want list.

Kinda like amping-up the want list and selling process, by getting the sellers
more involved in increasing their sales by actually selling

It's just a rough draft of an idea. Limitations, restriction and other refinements
of the idea, expected.

But hey, BL shot-callers, it speaks directly to upping the sales numbers!

-Cory

I'd really like to express, before I've had my cup of joe on this fine
morning, how much I appreciated the people (yes all the people) here on the forum.
After receiving emails of encouragement, critic, praise and ideas regarding this
posted suggestion, it struck home for me just how many read the forum without
participating.

There are many more eyes on your posts than you might think

For the happy eco warriors here in the forum, the coffee is [USDA organic/Fair
Trade certified/Recyclable k-cups]

...and for the coffee junkies here [Dark roasted Costa Rican beans]