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 Author: net1986 View Messages Posted By net1986
 Posted: Oct 17, 2019 09:29
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net1986 (51)

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Hello! I'm net1986 from South Korea!
I would like to suggest something today.

First of all I apologize for my poor English grammar, please understand.

This is what I would suggest this time.

"I wish there was function to view information of just part product from the
set, Not whole set. And function to order those just part product."



For example,
1. I want to get only police swat van from set 60008 Museum Break-in.(don't
need any part like figs or Museum)
2. But there is only brick information for whole set(Unnecessary a lot of information
confuses me)
3. It takes a lot of hard work to analyze for only just the swat van.
4. And It's very hard to order each part brick for the van



What I mean is that I wish there was a function to view a only part product(just
swat van of set 60008)and I wish I would order those part in way "easy buy".

I know that the "east buy" function already exists.
It's very helpful for restorers.
But now, It adjust only set product or MOC product as I know.

So, I wish the "easy buy" function is more enhanced(add part product from set)


I hope you guys understand my words.
reply me, thanks.
Best regard,
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: Oct 17, 2019 09:35
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In Suggestions, net1986 writes:
  Hello! I'm net1986 from South Korea!
I would like to suggest something today.

First of all I apologize for my poor English grammar, please understand.

This is what I would suggest this time.

"I wish there was function to view information of just part product from the
set, Not whole set. And function to order those just part product."



For example,
1. I want to get only police swat van from set 60008 Museum Break-in.(don't
need any part like figs or Museum)
2. But there is only brick information for whole set(Unnecessary a lot of information
confuses me)
3. It takes a lot of hard work to analyze for only just the swat van.
4. And It's very hard to order each part brick for the van



What I mean is that I wish there was a function to view a only part product(just
swat van of set 60008)and I wish I would order those part in way "easy buy".

I know that the "east buy" function already exists.
It's very helpful for restorers.
But now, It adjust only set product or MOC product as I know.

So, I wish the "easy buy" function is more enhanced(add part product from set)


I hope you guys understand my words.
reply me, thanks.
Best regard,

This already exists, for some sets, via special assemblies.

https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=P&catString=961

But still, someone has to go through the manual working out what parts are needed
for each assembly.
 Author: net1986 View Messages Posted By net1986
 Posted: Oct 17, 2019 10:27
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In Suggestions, yorbrick writes:
  In Suggestions, net1986 writes:
  Hello! I'm net1986 from South Korea!
I would like to suggest something today.

First of all I apologize for my poor English grammar, please understand.

This is what I would suggest this time.

"I wish there was function to view information of just part product from the
set, Not whole set. And function to order those just part product."



For example,
1. I want to get only police swat van from set 60008 Museum Break-in.(don't
need any part like figs or Museum)
2. But there is only brick information for whole set(Unnecessary a lot of information
confuses me)
3. It takes a lot of hard work to analyze for only just the swat van.
4. And It's very hard to order each part brick for the van



What I mean is that I wish there was a function to view a only part product(just
swat van of set 60008)and I wish I would order those part in way "easy buy".

I know that the "east buy" function already exists.
It's very helpful for restorers.
But now, It adjust only set product or MOC product as I know.

So, I wish the "easy buy" function is more enhanced(add part product from set)


I hope you guys understand my words.
reply me, thanks.
Best regard,

This already exists, for some sets, via special assemblies.

https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=P&catString=961

But still, someone has to go through the manual working out what parts are needed
for each assembly.

It's awesome!!
Why couldn't I find it, special assembly??
And very thanks for the link and new world!!
have a nice day!!
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 Posted: Oct 17, 2019 10:42
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  It's awesome!!
Why couldn't I find it, special assembly??
And very thanks for the link and new world!!
have a nice day!!

It doesn't work at all well at the moment. You have to know one exists to
find it. Or you can look through the inventory of every set, and right down the
bottom under counterparts you will find the assembly(ies) if it(they) exists.
 Author: bje View Messages Posted By bje
 Posted: Oct 17, 2019 10:45
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In Suggestions, yorbrick writes:
  
  It's awesome!!
Why couldn't I find it, special assembly??
And very thanks for the link and new world!!
have a nice day!!

It doesn't work at all well at the moment. You have to know one exists to
find it. Or you can look through the inventory of every set, and right down the
bottom under counterparts you will find the assembly(ies) if it(they) exists.


Or browse https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=P&catID=961

Must the item be in hand for it to be added and inventoried?
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: Oct 17, 2019 11:12
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In Suggestions, bje writes:
  In Suggestions, yorbrick writes:
  
  It's awesome!!
Why couldn't I find it, special assembly??
And very thanks for the link and new world!!
have a nice day!!

It doesn't work at all well at the moment. You have to know one exists to
find it. Or you can look through the inventory of every set, and right down the
bottom under counterparts you will find the assembly(ies) if it(they) exists.




Or browse https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=P&catID=961

  
Must the item be in hand for it to be added and inventoried?

That is possible, but again you have to know that category exists before you
look through it. And also imagine if there were 1000s of entries, with no structure
as it currently is. I don't think I'd want to browse it then!

Probably the best way is to search for assemblies for a particular set is to
use the set number plus "assembly".
 Author: axaday View Messages Posted By axaday
 Posted: Oct 17, 2019 10:59
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They aren't getting added or approved anymore, except in special circumstances.
A SWAT van won't qualify.

I agree with the suggestion. I'd like to see any vehicle that someone submitted
get approved and inventoried and added to the set inventory. But I think the
ones that were added didn't sell really well or for more than their parts,
so Bricklink didn't see it as worth the time.

In Suggestions, yorbrick writes:
  In Suggestions, net1986 writes:
  Hello! I'm net1986 from South Korea!
I would like to suggest something today.

First of all I apologize for my poor English grammar, please understand.

This is what I would suggest this time.

"I wish there was function to view information of just part product from the
set, Not whole set. And function to order those just part product."



For example,
1. I want to get only police swat van from set 60008 Museum Break-in.(don't
need any part like figs or Museum)
2. But there is only brick information for whole set(Unnecessary a lot of information
confuses me)
3. It takes a lot of hard work to analyze for only just the swat van.
4. And It's very hard to order each part brick for the van



What I mean is that I wish there was a function to view a only part product(just
swat van of set 60008)and I wish I would order those part in way "easy buy".

I know that the "east buy" function already exists.
It's very helpful for restorers.
But now, It adjust only set product or MOC product as I know.

So, I wish the "easy buy" function is more enhanced(add part product from set)


I hope you guys understand my words.
reply me, thanks.
Best regard,

This already exists, for some sets, via special assemblies.

https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=P&catString=961

But still, someone has to go through the manual working out what parts are needed
for each assembly.
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In Suggestions, axaday writes:
  They aren't getting added or approved anymore, except in special circumstances.
A SWAT van won't qualify.

I agree with the suggestion. I'd like to see any vehicle that someone submitted
get approved and inventoried and added to the set inventory. But I think the
ones that were added didn't sell really well or for more than their parts,
so Bricklink didn't see it as worth the time.


Yeah, I agree, and that is why more targetted ones might have been better. For
example, characters such as Groot and the Ent would have probably sold well if
they were added at the time the sets were current. Their sales numbers are low
but then the listing numbers are also low, as almost everyone that was parting
out those sets already either parted the assemblies years ago, or sold the assemblies
on ebay instead as they were not catalogued here.
 Author: randyf View Messages Posted By randyf
 Posted: Oct 17, 2019 11:18
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In Suggestions, axaday writes:

  I agree with the suggestion. I'd like to see any vehicle that someone submitted
get approved and inventoried and added to the set inventory. But I think the
ones that were added didn't sell really well or for more than their parts,
so Bricklink didn't see it as worth the time.

Actually, the reason they are on hold for further additions is due to site limitations
that make it very hard for the inventories of these items to be administered.
The main limitations are two-fold: (1) these inventories cannot have alternates
at present so alternates must be tracked through inventory notes, and (2) these
inventories must be manually kept in sync with set inventories when changes are
made to the set inventories that they are in. You can see that if we rapidly
expanded these additions to the catalog, it would quickly become an administration
nightmare.

Cheers,
Randy
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In Suggestions, axaday writes:
  They aren't getting added or approved anymore, except in special circumstances.
A SWAT van won't qualify.

I agree with the suggestion. I'd like to see any vehicle that someone submitted
get approved and inventoried and added to the set inventory. But I think the
ones that were added didn't sell really well or for more than their parts,
so Bricklink didn't see it as worth the time.

In Suggestions, yorbrick writes:
  In Suggestions, net1986 writes:
  Hello! I'm net1986 from South Korea!
I would like to suggest something today.

First of all I apologize for my poor English grammar, please understand.

This is what I would suggest this time.

"I wish there was function to view information of just part product from the
set, Not whole set. And function to order those just part product."



For example,
1. I want to get only police swat van from set 60008 Museum Break-in.(don't
need any part like figs or Museum)
2. But there is only brick information for whole set(Unnecessary a lot of information
confuses me)
3. It takes a lot of hard work to analyze for only just the swat van.
4. And It's very hard to order each part brick for the van



What I mean is that I wish there was a function to view a only part product(just
swat van of set 60008)and I wish I would order those part in way "easy buy".

I know that the "east buy" function already exists.
It's very helpful for restorers.
But now, It adjust only set product or MOC product as I know.

So, I wish the "easy buy" function is more enhanced(add part product from set)


I hope you guys understand my words.
reply me, thanks.
Best regard,

This already exists, for some sets, via special assemblies.

https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=P&catString=961

But still, someone has to go through the manual working out what parts are needed
for each assembly.

I actually added a couple of special assemblies such as the Whomping Willow and
the Ford Anglia, and being one of the one sellers for each, those sold almost
immediately, even after listing them again. Another one I did was the Giant Ant-man
- sold 2 of them instantly after posting them.

But as Randy mentioned, it sounds like a nightmare for them to try to manage
so I can understand why they only did a small test run. It's unfortunate
though, because a site like BL is perfect for people looking for just these parts
of the sets.
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In Suggestions, net1986 writes:
  Hello! I'm net1986 from South Korea!
I would like to suggest something today.

First of all I apologize for my poor English grammar, please understand.

This is what I would suggest this time.

"I wish there was function to view information of just part product from the
set, Not whole set. And function to order those just part product."



For example,
1. I want to get only police swat van from set 60008 Museum Break-in.(don't
need any part like figs or Museum)
2. But there is only brick information for whole set(Unnecessary a lot of information
confuses me)
3. It takes a lot of hard work to analyze for only just the swat van.
4. And It's very hard to order each part brick for the van



What I mean is that I wish there was a function to view a only part product(just
swat van of set 60008)and I wish I would order those part in way "easy buy".

I know that the "east buy" function already exists.
It's very helpful for restorers.
But now, It adjust only set product or MOC product as I know.

So, I wish the "easy buy" function is more enhanced(add part product from set)


I hope you guys understand my words.
reply me, thanks.
Best regard,

It's probably a lot of catalog work to break sets into separate components,
but I see a huge advantage: It would solve the pricing problem with "incomplete"
sets. Currently people are listing sets for half of its value because minifigs
or other major parts of the set are missing. That messes up the priceguide completely
and is the main reason why I have abandoned selling sets completely. There are
just too many nonsensical listings.
If for starters there would be a separate entry for sets without the minifigs,
and an entry for the minifigs, that'd already help.

Maybe this would have drawbacks of its own, not sure if it's a good idea
but I'm just thinking out loud...
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In Suggestions, Teup writes:
  In Suggestions, net1986 writes:
  Hello! I'm net1986 from South Korea!
I would like to suggest something today.

First of all I apologize for my poor English grammar, please understand.

This is what I would suggest this time.

"I wish there was function to view information of just part product from the
set, Not whole set. And function to order those just part product."



For example,
1. I want to get only police swat van from set 60008 Museum Break-in.(don't
need any part like figs or Museum)
2. But there is only brick information for whole set(Unnecessary a lot of information
confuses me)
3. It takes a lot of hard work to analyze for only just the swat van.
4. And It's very hard to order each part brick for the van



What I mean is that I wish there was a function to view a only part product(just
swat van of set 60008)and I wish I would order those part in way "easy buy".

I know that the "east buy" function already exists.
It's very helpful for restorers.
But now, It adjust only set product or MOC product as I know.

So, I wish the "easy buy" function is more enhanced(add part product from set)


I hope you guys understand my words.
reply me, thanks.
Best regard,

It's probably a lot of catalog work to break sets into separate components,
but I see a huge advantage: It would solve the pricing problem with "incomplete"
sets. Currently people are listing sets for half of its value because minifigs
or other major parts of the set are missing. That messes up the priceguide completely
and is the main reason why I have abandoned selling sets completely. There are
just too many nonsensical listings.
If for starters there would be a separate entry for sets without the minifigs,
and an entry for the minifigs, that'd already help.

Maybe this would have drawbacks of its own, not sure if it's a good idea
but I'm just thinking out loud...

That's why I suggest !!

I think My idea is good for seller who sell incomplete set and good for buyer
who want to collect for just part product from set.

Anyway, thanks for your agree
and I'm very moved for the you guys' reply
(This is my first post of Forum in using foreign language)
Have a nice day
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In Suggestions, net1986 writes:
  In Suggestions, Teup writes:
  In Suggestions, net1986 writes:

  Maybe this would have drawbacks of its own, not sure if it's a good idea
but I'm just thinking out loud...

That's why I suggest !!

I think My idea is good for seller who sell incomplete set and good for buyer
who want to collect for just part product from set.

Anyway, thanks for your agree
and I'm very moved for the you guys' reply
(This is my first post of Forum in using foreign language)
Have a nice day

And it was well written and structured, thank you
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  It's probably a lot of catalog work to break sets into separate components,
but I see a huge advantage: It would solve the pricing problem with "incomplete"
sets. Currently people are listing sets for half of its value because minifigs
or other major parts of the set are missing. That messes up the priceguide completely
and is the main reason why I have abandoned selling sets completely.

That shouldn't affect the prices of sets sold as complete so there is no
reason to stop selling those. But yes, incomplete sets can be anything from almost
complete to a few bricks. But it means sellers must use common sense when pricing
them.
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In Suggestions, yorbrick writes:
  
  It's probably a lot of catalog work to break sets into separate components,
but I see a huge advantage: It would solve the pricing problem with "incomplete"
sets. Currently people are listing sets for half of its value because minifigs
or other major parts of the set are missing. That messes up the priceguide completely
and is the main reason why I have abandoned selling sets completely.

That shouldn't affect the prices of sets sold as complete so there is no
reason to stop selling those. But yes, incomplete sets can be anything from almost
complete to a few bricks. But it means sellers must use common sense when pricing
them.

But isn't there only one single entry for used sets in the price guide, regardless
of completeness?
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In Suggestions, Teup writes:
  In Suggestions, yorbrick writes:
  
  It's probably a lot of catalog work to break sets into separate components,
but I see a huge advantage: It would solve the pricing problem with "incomplete"
sets. Currently people are listing sets for half of its value because minifigs
or other major parts of the set are missing. That messes up the priceguide completely
and is the main reason why I have abandoned selling sets completely.

That shouldn't affect the prices of sets sold as complete so there is no
reason to stop selling those. But yes, incomplete sets can be anything from almost
complete to a few bricks. But it means sellers must use common sense when pricing
them.

But isn't there only one single entry for used sets in the price guide, regardless
of completeness?

No, you can exclude incomplete ones.
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In Suggestions, yorbrick writes:
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But it means sellers must use common sense when pricing them.

I still don’t understand why it’s “common sense” when it’s anything but common
(the same in French)