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 Author: tpr View Messages Posted By tpr
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Hi

Have read with interest the comments that have been made, for and against Lego
buying Bricklink.

The interesting thing to me is are Lego going to want to be associated to a selling
site with sellers that are not wholly legit.

I am not getting at the 99.9 % fantastic and well organised sellers , but the
ones that cause problems with buyers - dodgy dealers and scammers.

On their own site they are in control and the good name of Lego is kept that
way. On here anybody can sell Lego, and as from next month it will be under their
banner. How will they tackle this issue?

Just my two pence worth.

Other than that, looking forward to see what happens

tpr
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
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It will be an interesting aspect, and will people blame LEGO if BL sellers do
not fulfill their orders correctly or timely?

Although that said, LEGO B+P orders can take 3-4 weeks and all parts get dumped
in a single bag. Will that be the new BL standard?
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In Announce, yorbrick writes:
  It will be an interesting aspect, and will people blame LEGO if BL sellers do
not fulfill their orders correctly or timely?

Although that said, LEGO B+P orders can take 3-4 weeks and all parts get dumped
in a single bag. Will that be the new BL standard?

No we can teach them a thing or 2 about that - properly packed orders shipped
(or even delivered in some cases) next day after order

Robert
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In Announce, tpr writes:
  Hi

Have read with interest the comments that have been made, for and against Lego
buying Bricklink.

The interesting thing to me is are Lego going to want to be associated to a selling
site with sellers that are not wholly legit.

I am not getting at the 99.9 % fantastic and well organised sellers , but the
ones that cause problems with buyers - dodgy dealers and scammers.

On their own site they are in control and the good name of Lego is kept that
way. On here anybody can sell Lego, and as from next month it will be under their
banner. How will they tackle this issue?

Just my two pence worth.

Other than that, looking forward to see what happens

tpr

I guess their definition of "wholly legit" will be critical to that. I'm
hoping (as I did with the previous ownership change) that at least they will
expect every seller to operate legally especially in terms of customs regulations,
consumer protection laws, etc.

Robert
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These are the sort of issues that have me a little concerned, they will want
everything, as they should, set up so that they are legally in a safe position.

This could result in certain changes that will make it impossible for the small
sellers to operate, however the sellers describe themselves, hobby etc.

On the other hand, the prospects of support from such a large company, possible
advertising for whatever BL is called under the Lego banner and many other positive
possibilities.

Something else that comes to mind which affects myself in particular is that
Lego as I understand it owns amongst others, Kiddicraft.

Could we conceivably sell Kiddicraft bricks etc, not a suggestion just something
that came to mind.





In Announce, tpr writes:
  Hi

Have read with interest the comments that have been made, for and against Lego
buying Bricklink.

The interesting thing to me is are Lego going to want to be associated to a selling
site with sellers that are not wholly legit.

I am not getting at the 99.9 % fantastic and well organised sellers , but the
ones that cause problems with buyers - dodgy dealers and scammers.

On their own site they are in control and the good name of Lego is kept that
way. On here anybody can sell Lego, and as from next month it will be under their
banner. How will they tackle this issue?

Just my two pence worth.

Other than that, looking forward to see what happens

tpr
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In Announce, tpr writes:
  Hi

Have read with interest the comments that have been made, for and against Lego
buying Bricklink.

The interesting thing to me is are Lego going to want to be associated to a selling
site with sellers that are not wholly legit.

I am not getting at the 99.9 % fantastic and well organised sellers , but the
ones that cause problems with buyers - dodgy dealers and scammers.

On their own site they are in control and the good name of Lego is kept that
way. On here anybody can sell Lego, and as from next month it will be under their
banner. How will they tackle this issue?

Just my two pence worth.

Other than that, looking forward to see what happens

tpr

The most interesting thing maybe the buying of new sets at a way lower price
than Lego are selling them at, and undercutting Lego when re-selling it.

Just for example Lego are selling set
 
Set No: 70823  Name: Emmet's Thricycle!
* 
70823-1 (Inv) Emmet's Thricycle!
170 Parts, 1 Minifig, 2019
Sets: The LEGO Movie 2

at £10.39 reduced from £12.99, but I can buy it from a legit Online shop (not
eBay) for £4.95 (free delivery). Sell it for £9.90 (100% profit) and still undercut
Lego.

Earlier this year they were selling Dimension sets for £15 - £20, and you could
buy them from Smyths Toys for £1

I don't think they will be advertising Bricklink to buy from when we can
undercut them on their own products.

tpr
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In Announce, tpr writes:
  In Announce, tpr writes:
  Hi

Have read with interest the comments that have been made, for and against Lego
buying Bricklink.

The interesting thing to me is are Lego going to want to be associated to a selling
site with sellers that are not wholly legit.

I am not getting at the 99.9 % fantastic and well organised sellers , but the
ones that cause problems with buyers - dodgy dealers and scammers.

On their own site they are in control and the good name of Lego is kept that
way. On here anybody can sell Lego, and as from next month it will be under their
banner. How will they tackle this issue?

Just my two pence worth.

Other than that, looking forward to see what happens

tpr

The most interesting thing maybe the buying of new sets at a way lower price
than Lego are selling them at, and undercutting Lego when re-selling it.

Just for example Lego are selling set
 
Set No: 70823  Name: Emmet's Thricycle!
* 
70823-1 (Inv) Emmet's Thricycle!
170 Parts, 1 Minifig, 2019
Sets: The LEGO Movie 2

at £10.39 reduced from £12.99, but I can buy it from a legit Online shop (not
eBay) for £4.95 (free delivery). Sell it for £9.90 (100% profit) and still undercut
Lego.

Earlier this year they were selling Dimension sets for £15 - £20, and you could
buy them from Smyths Toys for £1

I don't think they will be advertising Bricklink to buy from when we can
undercut them on their own products.

tpr

Agree... don't think that will be what they are looking to promote! It will
be interesting to see what they do about that.

buying at 4.95, selling for 9.90 is 50% (gross before other overheads) profit,
not 100% though, just saying.

Robert
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In Announce, Rob_and_Shelagh writes:
  In Announce, tpr writes:
  In Announce, tpr writes:
  Hi

Have read with interest the comments that have been made, for and against Lego
buying Bricklink.

The interesting thing to me is are Lego going to want to be associated to a selling
site with sellers that are not wholly legit.

I am not getting at the 99.9 % fantastic and well organised sellers , but the
ones that cause problems with buyers - dodgy dealers and scammers.

On their own site they are in control and the good name of Lego is kept that
way. On here anybody can sell Lego, and as from next month it will be under their
banner. How will they tackle this issue?

Just my two pence worth.

Other than that, looking forward to see what happens

tpr

The most interesting thing maybe the buying of new sets at a way lower price
than Lego are selling them at, and undercutting Lego when re-selling it.

Just for example Lego are selling set
 
Set No: 70823  Name: Emmet's Thricycle!
* 
70823-1 (Inv) Emmet's Thricycle!
170 Parts, 1 Minifig, 2019
Sets: The LEGO Movie 2

at £10.39 reduced from £12.99, but I can buy it from a legit Online shop (not
eBay) for £4.95 (free delivery). Sell it for £9.90 (100% profit) and still undercut
Lego.

Earlier this year they were selling Dimension sets for £15 - £20, and you could
buy them from Smyths Toys for £1

I don't think they will be advertising Bricklink to buy from when we can
undercut them on their own products.

tpr

Agree... don't think that will be what they are looking to promote! It will
be interesting to see what they do about that.

buying at 4.95, selling for 9.90 is 50% (gross before other overheads) profit,
not 100% though, just saying.

Robert

I had to look that one up!

So that is 100% profit, but the profit margin is 50%.
To me doubling my money is definitely 100% profit

https://personalmba.com/profit-margin/
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In Announce, Thunor writes:
  In Announce, Rob_and_Shelagh writes:
  In Announce, tpr writes:
  In Announce, tpr writes:
  Hi

Have read with interest the comments that have been made, for and against Lego
buying Bricklink.

The interesting thing to me is are Lego going to want to be associated to a selling
site with sellers that are not wholly legit.

I am not getting at the 99.9 % fantastic and well organised sellers , but the
ones that cause problems with buyers - dodgy dealers and scammers.

On their own site they are in control and the good name of Lego is kept that
way. On here anybody can sell Lego, and as from next month it will be under their
banner. How will they tackle this issue?

Just my two pence worth.

Other than that, looking forward to see what happens

tpr

The most interesting thing maybe the buying of new sets at a way lower price
than Lego are selling them at, and undercutting Lego when re-selling it.

Just for example Lego are selling set
 
Set No: 70823  Name: Emmet's Thricycle!
* 
70823-1 (Inv) Emmet's Thricycle!
170 Parts, 1 Minifig, 2019
Sets: The LEGO Movie 2

at £10.39 reduced from £12.99, but I can buy it from a legit Online shop (not
eBay) for £4.95 (free delivery). Sell it for £9.90 (100% profit) and still undercut
Lego.

Earlier this year they were selling Dimension sets for £15 - £20, and you could
buy them from Smyths Toys for £1

I don't think they will be advertising Bricklink to buy from when we can
undercut them on their own products.

tpr

Agree... don't think that will be what they are looking to promote! It will
be interesting to see what they do about that.

buying at 4.95, selling for 9.90 is 50% (gross before other overheads) profit,
not 100% though, just saying.

Robert

I had to look that one up!

So that is 100% profit, but the profit margin is 50%.
To me doubling my money is definitely 100% profit

https://personalmba.com/profit-margin/

I read that and I disagree. It says profit margin would be 50% but "markup" would
be 100%, I did not see it say profit = 2X profit margin???

Robert
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In Announce, Rob_and_Shelagh writes:
  In Announce, Thunor writes:
  In Announce, Rob_and_Shelagh writes:
  In Announce, tpr writes:
  In Announce, tpr writes:
  Hi

Have read with interest the comments that have been made, for and against Lego
buying Bricklink.

The interesting thing to me is are Lego going to want to be associated to a selling
site with sellers that are not wholly legit.

I am not getting at the 99.9 % fantastic and well organised sellers , but the
ones that cause problems with buyers - dodgy dealers and scammers.

On their own site they are in control and the good name of Lego is kept that
way. On here anybody can sell Lego, and as from next month it will be under their
banner. How will they tackle this issue?

Just my two pence worth.

Other than that, looking forward to see what happens

tpr

The most interesting thing maybe the buying of new sets at a way lower price
than Lego are selling them at, and undercutting Lego when re-selling it.

Just for example Lego are selling set
 
Set No: 70823  Name: Emmet's Thricycle!
* 
70823-1 (Inv) Emmet's Thricycle!
170 Parts, 1 Minifig, 2019
Sets: The LEGO Movie 2

at £10.39 reduced from £12.99, but I can buy it from a legit Online shop (not
eBay) for £4.95 (free delivery). Sell it for £9.90 (100% profit) and still undercut
Lego.

Earlier this year they were selling Dimension sets for £15 - £20, and you could
buy them from Smyths Toys for £1

I don't think they will be advertising Bricklink to buy from when we can
undercut them on their own products.

tpr

Agree... don't think that will be what they are looking to promote! It will
be interesting to see what they do about that.

buying at 4.95, selling for 9.90 is 50% (gross before other overheads) profit,
not 100% though, just saying.

Robert

I had to look that one up!

So that is 100% profit, but the profit margin is 50%.
To me doubling my money is definitely 100% profit

https://personalmba.com/profit-margin/

I read that and I disagree. It says profit margin would be 50% but "markup" would
be 100%, I did not see it say profit = 2X profit margin???

Robert

The normal calculations for profit margins (gross) are as follows:

The gross profit on a product is computed as follows:

1.Sales - Cost of Goods Sold = Gross Profit.
2.Gross Profit / Sales = Gross Profit Margin.
3.(Selling Price - Cost to Produce) / Cost to Produce = Markup Percentage.
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  I had to look that one up!

So that is 100% profit, but the profit margin is 50%.
To me doubling my money is definitely 100% profit

https://personalmba.com/profit-margin/

For the business world, percentage profit is usually based on what you sold the
item for, rather than what you paid for it.

Doubling your money is really 100% markup rather than 100% profit. Alternatively
it is 50% margin (as the profit is 50% of what you sold it for). Both are the
same thing. If you were making 100% profit in the business sense, then you would
be selling something that cost you nothing and has no associated costs to sell
it.
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In Announce, yorbrick writes:
  
  I had to look that one up!

So that is 100% profit, but the profit margin is 50%.
To me doubling my money is definitely 100% profit

https://personalmba.com/profit-margin/

For the business world, percentage profit is usually based on what you sold the
item for, rather than what you paid for it.

Doubling your money is really 100% markup rather than 100% profit. Alternatively
it is 50% margin (as the profit is 50% of what you sold it for). Both are the
same thing. If you were making 100% profit in the business sense, then you would
be selling something that cost you nothing and has no associated costs to sell
it.

Interesting, all this accounting stuff never made sense to me, I've learned
something!
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In Announce, tpr writes:
  In Announce, tpr writes:
  Hi

Have read with interest the comments that have been made, for and against Lego
buying Bricklink.

The interesting thing to me is are Lego going to want to be associated to a selling
site with sellers that are not wholly legit.

I am not getting at the 99.9 % fantastic and well organised sellers , but the
ones that cause problems with buyers - dodgy dealers and scammers.

On their own site they are in control and the good name of Lego is kept that
way. On here anybody can sell Lego, and as from next month it will be under their
banner. How will they tackle this issue?

Just my two pence worth.

Other than that, looking forward to see what happens

tpr

The most interesting thing maybe the buying of new sets at a way lower price
than Lego are selling them at, and undercutting Lego when re-selling it.

Just for example Lego are selling set
 
Set No: 70823  Name: Emmet's Thricycle!
* 
70823-1 (Inv) Emmet's Thricycle!
170 Parts, 1 Minifig, 2019
Sets: The LEGO Movie 2

at £10.39 reduced from £12.99, but I can buy it from a legit Online shop (not
eBay) for £4.95 (free delivery). Sell it for £9.90 (100% profit) and still undercut
Lego.

Earlier this year they were selling Dimension sets for £15 - £20, and you could
buy them from Smyths Toys for £1

I don't think they will be advertising Bricklink to buy from when we can
undercut them on their own products.

tpr



If Bricklink owner is Lego no one will be able to sell new sets here.
Regards
Nectara
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In Announce, nectara writes:
  In Announce, tpr writes:
  In Announce, tpr writes:
  Hi

Have read with interest the comments that have been made, for and against Lego
buying Bricklink.

The interesting thing to me is are Lego going to want to be associated to a selling
site with sellers that are not wholly legit.

I am not getting at the 99.9 % fantastic and well organised sellers , but the
ones that cause problems with buyers - dodgy dealers and scammers.

On their own site they are in control and the good name of Lego is kept that
way. On here anybody can sell Lego, and as from next month it will be under their
banner. How will they tackle this issue?

Just my two pence worth.

Other than that, looking forward to see what happens

tpr

The most interesting thing maybe the buying of new sets at a way lower price
than Lego are selling them at, and undercutting Lego when re-selling it.

Just for example Lego are selling set
 
Set No: 70823  Name: Emmet's Thricycle!
* 
70823-1 (Inv) Emmet's Thricycle!
170 Parts, 1 Minifig, 2019
Sets: The LEGO Movie 2

at £10.39 reduced from £12.99, but I can buy it from a legit Online shop (not
eBay) for £4.95 (free delivery). Sell it for £9.90 (100% profit) and still undercut
Lego.

Earlier this year they were selling Dimension sets for £15 - £20, and you could
buy them from Smyths Toys for £1

I don't think they will be advertising Bricklink to buy from when we can
undercut them on their own products.

tpr



If Bricklink owner is Lego no one will be able to sell new sets here.
Regards
Nectara

This was my thought as well. That used sets may be allowed (maybe older ones
anyway), but that new, sealed sets may be banned from being sold.
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In Announce, montana_girl writes:
  In Announce, nectara writes:
  In Announce, tpr writes:
  In Announce, tpr writes:
  Hi

Have read with interest the comments that have been made, for and against Lego
buying Bricklink.

The interesting thing to me is are Lego going to want to be associated to a selling
site with sellers that are not wholly legit.

I am not getting at the 99.9 % fantastic and well organised sellers , but the
ones that cause problems with buyers - dodgy dealers and scammers.

On their own site they are in control and the good name of Lego is kept that
way. On here anybody can sell Lego, and as from next month it will be under their
banner. How will they tackle this issue?

Just my two pence worth.

Other than that, looking forward to see what happens

tpr

The most interesting thing maybe the buying of new sets at a way lower price
than Lego are selling them at, and undercutting Lego when re-selling it.

Just for example Lego are selling set
 
Set No: 70823  Name: Emmet's Thricycle!
* 
70823-1 (Inv) Emmet's Thricycle!
170 Parts, 1 Minifig, 2019
Sets: The LEGO Movie 2

at £10.39 reduced from £12.99, but I can buy it from a legit Online shop (not
eBay) for £4.95 (free delivery). Sell it for £9.90 (100% profit) and still undercut
Lego.

Earlier this year they were selling Dimension sets for £15 - £20, and you could
buy them from Smyths Toys for £1

I don't think they will be advertising Bricklink to buy from when we can
undercut them on their own products.

tpr



If Bricklink owner is Lego no one will be able to sell new sets here.
Regards
Nectara

This was my thought as well. That used sets may be allowed (maybe older ones
anyway), but that new, sealed sets may be banned from being sold.


This 100% correct.
They already decided to pull the plug for brickarms (so they are not afraid to
make major change) check the interview
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Nectara
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Have read with interest the comments that have been made, for and against Lego
buying Bricklink.

The interesting thing to me is are Lego going to want to be associated to a selling
site with sellers that are not wholly legit.

I am not getting at the 99.9 % fantastic and well organised sellers , but the
ones that cause problems with buyers - dodgy dealers and scammers.

On their own site they are in control and the good name of Lego is kept that
way. On here anybody can sell Lego, and as from next month it will be under their
banner. How will they tackle this issue?

Just my two pence worth.

Other than that, looking forward to see what happens

tpr

The most interesting thing maybe the buying of new sets at a way lower price
than Lego are selling them at, and undercutting Lego when re-selling it.

Just for example Lego are selling set
 
Set No: 70823  Name: Emmet's Thricycle!
* 
70823-1 (Inv) Emmet's Thricycle!
170 Parts, 1 Minifig, 2019
Sets: The LEGO Movie 2

at £10.39 reduced from £12.99, but I can buy it from a legit Online shop (not
eBay) for £4.95 (free delivery). Sell it for £9.90 (100% profit) and still undercut
Lego.

Earlier this year they were selling Dimension sets for £15 - £20, and you could
buy them from Smyths Toys for £1

I don't think they will be advertising Bricklink to buy from when we can
undercut them on their own products.

tpr



If Bricklink owner is Lego no one will be able to sell new sets here.
Regards
Nectara

This was my thought as well. That used sets may be allowed (maybe older ones
anyway), but that new, sealed sets may be banned from being sold.


This 100% correct.
They already decided to pull the plug for brickarms (so they are not afraid to
make major change) check the interview
Regards
Nectara

But IMO that is extremely unsurprising and tells us nothing. Did you expect it
could have been any other way? Very hard to picture Lego maintaining a site for
selling other products than their own.
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Have read with interest the comments that have been made, for and against Lego
buying Bricklink.

The interesting thing to me is are Lego going to want to be associated to a selling
site with sellers that are not wholly legit.

I am not getting at the 99.9 % fantastic and well organised sellers , but the
ones that cause problems with buyers - dodgy dealers and scammers.

On their own site they are in control and the good name of Lego is kept that
way. On here anybody can sell Lego, and as from next month it will be under their
banner. How will they tackle this issue?

Just my two pence worth.

Other than that, looking forward to see what happens

tpr

The most interesting thing maybe the buying of new sets at a way lower price
than Lego are selling them at, and undercutting Lego when re-selling it.

Just for example Lego are selling set
 
Set No: 70823  Name: Emmet's Thricycle!
* 
70823-1 (Inv) Emmet's Thricycle!
170 Parts, 1 Minifig, 2019
Sets: The LEGO Movie 2

at £10.39 reduced from £12.99, but I can buy it from a legit Online shop (not
eBay) for £4.95 (free delivery). Sell it for £9.90 (100% profit) and still undercut
Lego.

Earlier this year they were selling Dimension sets for £15 - £20, and you could
buy them from Smyths Toys for £1

I don't think they will be advertising Bricklink to buy from when we can
undercut them on their own products.

tpr



If Bricklink owner is Lego no one will be able to sell new sets here.
Regards
Nectara

This was my thought as well. That used sets may be allowed (maybe older ones
anyway), but that new, sealed sets may be banned from being sold.


This 100% correct.
They already decided to pull the plug for brickarms (so they are not afraid to
make major change) check the interview
Regards
Nectara

But IMO that is extremely unsurprising and tells us nothing. Did you expect it
could have been any other way? Very hard to picture Lego maintaining a site for
selling other products than their own.


I'm not surprised at all. Bricklink was wrong adding cheap fakes to the catalog.
Lego will make this site an awesome place.
Regards
Nectara
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In Announce, nectara writes:
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  Hi

Have read with interest the comments that have been made, for and against Lego
buying Bricklink.

The interesting thing to me is are Lego going to want to be associated to a selling
site with sellers that are not wholly legit.

I am not getting at the 99.9 % fantastic and well organised sellers , but the
ones that cause problems with buyers - dodgy dealers and scammers.

On their own site they are in control and the good name of Lego is kept that
way. On here anybody can sell Lego, and as from next month it will be under their
banner. How will they tackle this issue?

Just my two pence worth.

Other than that, looking forward to see what happens

tpr

The most interesting thing maybe the buying of new sets at a way lower price
than Lego are selling them at, and undercutting Lego when re-selling it.

Just for example Lego are selling set
 
Set No: 70823  Name: Emmet's Thricycle!
* 
70823-1 (Inv) Emmet's Thricycle!
170 Parts, 1 Minifig, 2019
Sets: The LEGO Movie 2

at £10.39 reduced from £12.99, but I can buy it from a legit Online shop (not
eBay) for £4.95 (free delivery). Sell it for £9.90 (100% profit) and still undercut
Lego.

Earlier this year they were selling Dimension sets for £15 - £20, and you could
buy them from Smyths Toys for £1

I don't think they will be advertising Bricklink to buy from when we can
undercut them on their own products.

tpr



If Bricklink owner is Lego no one will be able to sell new sets here.
Regards
Nectara

This was my thought as well. That used sets may be allowed (maybe older ones
anyway), but that new, sealed sets may be banned from being sold.


This 100% correct.
They already decided to pull the plug for brickarms (so they are not afraid to
make major change) check the interview
Regards
Nectara

But IMO that is extremely unsurprising and tells us nothing. Did you expect it
could have been any other way? Very hard to picture Lego maintaining a site for
selling other products than their own.


I'm not surprised at all. Bricklink was wrong adding cheap fakes to the catalog.
Lego will make this site an awesome place.
Regards
Nectara

But that means though that LEGO kicking out Brickarms isn't really telling
us anything about their attitude towards Bricklink. Whether they are going to
want to control a lot of aspects or leave it entirely free with only the "LEGO®
is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize,
or endorse this site." line changing, Brickarms would go byebye in all scenarios.

We'll just have to wait and see, but for now there is no immediate reason
to doubt their statement that they are not going to make any negative changes
for us. (Unless you were selling Brickarms. But who does that anyway )
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But that means though that LEGO kicking out Brickarms isn't really telling
us anything about their attitude towards Bricklink. Whether they are going to
want to control a lot of aspects or leave it entirely free with only the "LEGO®
is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize,
or endorse this site." line changing, Brickarms would go byebye in all scenarios.

We'll just have to wait and see, but for now there is no immediate reason
to doubt their statement that they are not going to make any negative changes
for us. (Unless you were selling Brickarms. But who does that anyway )

TLG also purchased SohoBricks (producer of BrickArms) with the purchase. Perhaps
they have a plan to incorporate or use the designs...

Or they plan to shut down that aspect. Someone else will fill the void if it
is shut down as there is an obvious market. Military MOCers are looking for high
quality accurate representations.

Tyson.
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TLG also purchased SohoBricks (producer of BrickArms) with the purchase. Perhaps
they have a plan to incorporate or use the designs...

Or they plan to shut down that aspect. Someone else will fill the void if it
is shut down as there is an obvious market. Military MOCers are looking for high
quality accurate representations.

My take is that it was a “Brick Friday” bundle
They had to buy both.

But they say BrickArms will go from BL because it’s against their “no modern
weapons” policies. So I’ve a hard time imagining their reusing them.
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In Announce, nectara writes:
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  In Announce, tpr writes:
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  Hi

Have read with interest the comments that have been made, for and against Lego
buying Bricklink.

The interesting thing to me is are Lego going to want to be associated to a selling
site with sellers that are not wholly legit.

I am not getting at the 99.9 % fantastic and well organised sellers , but the
ones that cause problems with buyers - dodgy dealers and scammers.

On their own site they are in control and the good name of Lego is kept that
way. On here anybody can sell Lego, and as from next month it will be under their
banner. How will they tackle this issue?

Just my two pence worth.

Other than that, looking forward to see what happens

tpr

The most interesting thing maybe the buying of new sets at a way lower price
than Lego are selling them at, and undercutting Lego when re-selling it.

Just for example Lego are selling set
 
Set No: 70823  Name: Emmet's Thricycle!
* 
70823-1 (Inv) Emmet's Thricycle!
170 Parts, 1 Minifig, 2019
Sets: The LEGO Movie 2

at £10.39 reduced from £12.99, but I can buy it from a legit Online shop (not
eBay) for £4.95 (free delivery). Sell it for £9.90 (100% profit) and still undercut
Lego.

Earlier this year they were selling Dimension sets for £15 - £20, and you could
buy them from Smyths Toys for £1

I don't think they will be advertising Bricklink to buy from when we can
undercut them on their own products.

tpr



If Bricklink owner is Lego no one will be able to sell new sets here.
Regards
Nectara

This was my thought as well. That used sets may be allowed (maybe older ones
anyway), but that new, sealed sets may be banned from being sold.


This 100% correct.
They already decided to pull the plug for brickarms (so they are not afraid to
make major change) check the interview
Regards
Nectara

But IMO that is extremely unsurprising and tells us nothing. Did you expect it
could have been any other way? Very hard to picture Lego maintaining a site for
selling other products than their own.


I'm not surprised at all. Bricklink was wrong adding cheap fakes to the catalog.
Lego will make this site an awesome place.
Regards
Nectara

Brickarms did not sell "cheap fakes". They produced items that LEGO would never
produce on their own. Everyone knew they were filling a niche demand LEGO specifically
stated they would never fill. It's simply wrong for you to attempt to frame
and defame them this way.
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Have read with interest the comments that have been made, for and against Lego
buying Bricklink.

The interesting thing to me is are Lego going to want to be associated to a selling
site with sellers that are not wholly legit.

I am not getting at the 99.9 % fantastic and well organised sellers , but the
ones that cause problems with buyers - dodgy dealers and scammers.

On their own site they are in control and the good name of Lego is kept that
way. On here anybody can sell Lego, and as from next month it will be under their
banner. How will they tackle this issue?

Just my two pence worth.

Other than that, looking forward to see what happens

tpr

The most interesting thing maybe the buying of new sets at a way lower price
than Lego are selling them at, and undercutting Lego when re-selling it.

Just for example Lego are selling set
 
Set No: 70823  Name: Emmet's Thricycle!
* 
70823-1 (Inv) Emmet's Thricycle!
170 Parts, 1 Minifig, 2019
Sets: The LEGO Movie 2

at £10.39 reduced from £12.99, but I can buy it from a legit Online shop (not
eBay) for £4.95 (free delivery). Sell it for £9.90 (100% profit) and still undercut
Lego.

Earlier this year they were selling Dimension sets for £15 - £20, and you could
buy them from Smyths Toys for £1

I don't think they will be advertising Bricklink to buy from when we can
undercut them on their own products.

tpr



If Bricklink owner is Lego no one will be able to sell new sets here.
Regards
Nectara

This was my thought as well. That used sets may be allowed (maybe older ones
anyway), but that new, sealed sets may be banned from being sold.


This 100% correct.
They already decided to pull the plug for brickarms (so they are not afraid to
make major change) check the interview
Regards
Nectara

But IMO that is extremely unsurprising and tells us nothing. Did you expect it
could have been any other way? Very hard to picture Lego maintaining a site for
selling other products than their own.


I'm not surprised at all. Bricklink was wrong adding cheap fakes to the catalog.
Lego will make this site an awesome place.
Regards
Nectara

Brickarms did not sell "cheap fakes". They produced items that LEGO would never
produce on their own. Everyone knew they were filling a niche demand LEGO specifically
stated they would never fill. It's simply wrong for you to attempt to frame
and defame them this way.

They were not cheap. They were not LEGO quality, but neither bad one.
And surely they were not fake. They are compatibles, not imitations.
This said I welcome the very fact they aren't on bricklink anymore. I felt
wrong for them belonging here.
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Have read with interest the comments that have been made, for and against Lego
buying Bricklink.

The interesting thing to me is are Lego going to want to be associated to a selling
site with sellers that are not wholly legit.

I am not getting at the 99.9 % fantastic and well organised sellers , but the
ones that cause problems with buyers - dodgy dealers and scammers.

On their own site they are in control and the good name of Lego is kept that
way. On here anybody can sell Lego, and as from next month it will be under their
banner. How will they tackle this issue?

Just my two pence worth.

Other than that, looking forward to see what happens

tpr

The most interesting thing maybe the buying of new sets at a way lower price
than Lego are selling them at, and undercutting Lego when re-selling it.

Just for example Lego are selling set
 
Set No: 70823  Name: Emmet's Thricycle!
* 
70823-1 (Inv) Emmet's Thricycle!
170 Parts, 1 Minifig, 2019
Sets: The LEGO Movie 2

at £10.39 reduced from £12.99, but I can buy it from a legit Online shop (not
eBay) for £4.95 (free delivery). Sell it for £9.90 (100% profit) and still undercut
Lego.

Earlier this year they were selling Dimension sets for £15 - £20, and you could
buy them from Smyths Toys for £1

I don't think they will be advertising Bricklink to buy from when we can
undercut them on their own products.

tpr



If Bricklink owner is Lego no one will be able to sell new sets here.
Regards
Nectara

This was my thought as well. That used sets may be allowed (maybe older ones
anyway), but that new, sealed sets may be banned from being sold.


This 100% correct.
They already decided to pull the plug for brickarms (so they are not afraid to
make major change) check the interview
Regards
Nectara

But IMO that is extremely unsurprising and tells us nothing. Did you expect it
could have been any other way? Very hard to picture Lego maintaining a site for
selling other products than their own.


I'm not surprised at all. Bricklink was wrong adding cheap fakes to the catalog.
Lego will make this site an awesome place.
Regards
Nectara

Brickarms did not sell "cheap fakes". They produced items that LEGO would never
produce on their own. Everyone knew they were filling a niche demand LEGO specifically
stated they would never fill. It's simply wrong for you to attempt to frame
and defame them this way.

They were not cheap. They were not LEGO quality, but neither bad one.
And surely they were not fake. They are compatibles, not imitations.
This said I welcome the very fact they aren't on bricklink anymore. I felt
wrong for them belonging here.

I have nothing against Brickarms. I did not like that they were selling items
that were not real Lego. How many people bought these off of ebay and think
they are Lego? Contributes to Lego confusion. Lego does that enough by not
having kept records in the early years and their putting other items in sets
when they ran out of what was supposed to be in the set.

John P
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  Earlier this year they were selling Dimension sets for £15 - £20, and you could
buy them from Smyths Toys for £1

I don't think they will be advertising Bricklink to buy from when we can
undercut them on their own products.

A bigger worry here is that you are selling new sets - so LEGO see you as a retailer.
They have your name and address via BL. If you use that same name and address
on lego.com or have it linked to a VIP card, then they know you are not a customer,
but actually a retailer. So even if you try to buy a product for personal use,
they have already flagged you as a retailer.
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  Earlier this year they were selling Dimension sets for £15 - £20, and you could
buy them from Smyths Toys for £1

I don't think they will be advertising Bricklink to buy from when we can
undercut them on their own products.

A bigger worry here is that you are selling new sets - so LEGO see you as a retailer.
They have your name and address via BL. If you use that same name and address
on lego.com or have it linked to a VIP card, then they know you are not a customer,
but actually a retailer. So even if you try to buy a product for personal use,
they have already flagged you as a retailer.

I suppose I might be a lucky one then, as I can count the times I have bought
from Lego on one hand - I find their sales not that exciting - always looking
elsewhere for a bargain !!
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In Announce, tpr writes:
  In Announce, yorbrick writes:
  
  Earlier this year they were selling Dimension sets for £15 - £20, and you could
buy them from Smyths Toys for £1

I don't think they will be advertising Bricklink to buy from when we can
undercut them on their own products.

A bigger worry here is that you are selling new sets - so LEGO see you as a retailer.
They have your name and address via BL. If you use that same name and address
on lego.com or have it linked to a VIP card, then they know you are not a customer,
but actually a retailer. So even if you try to buy a product for personal use,
they have already flagged you as a retailer.

I suppose I might be a lucky one then, as I can count the times I have bought
from Lego on one hand - I find their sales not that exciting - always looking
elsewhere for a bargain !!

Same here, I haven't bought anything from the site in over a decade, and
I've spent probably $100 in their stores since the early 2000's, which
is basically nothing
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In Announce, tpr writes:
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Have read with interest the comments that have been made, for and against Lego
buying Bricklink.

The interesting thing to me is are Lego going to want to be associated to a selling
site with sellers that are not wholly legit.

I am not getting at the 99.9 % fantastic and well organised sellers , but the
ones that cause problems with buyers - dodgy dealers and scammers.

On their own site they are in control and the good name of Lego is kept that
way. On here anybody can sell Lego, and as from next month it will be under their
banner. How will they tackle this issue?

Just my two pence worth.

Other than that, looking forward to see what happens

tpr

That's an interesting and valid point, but I think nobody can really know
for now. Here's my guess: They will send everyone to Bricklink and make sure
it is stable, looks presentable, and has good features, but they will make it
very clear it is an open space and they're not responsible for the content
- basically the way Facebook treats its content. I think it will not have any
extra rules imposed to it. Even though I personally wouldn't mind it if they
did.. but it's probably too much work and as long as they put clear disclaimers
everywhere that they are not responsible for the trades, they could leave it
the way it is. And I am pretty sure such disclaimers will be all over the place,
because the alternative would be for LEGO to have a contract with each and every
one of us sellers, which wouldn't be realistic. I don't think they are
going to assume any more responsibility and liability towards the Bricklink buyers
than they legally strictly need to.
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  That's an interesting and valid point, but I think nobody can really know
for now. Here's my guess: They will send everyone to Bricklink and make sure
it is stable, looks presentable, and has good features, but they will make it
very clear it is an open space and they're not responsible for the content
- basically the way Facebook treats its content. I think it will not have any
extra rules imposed to it. Even though I personally wouldn't mind it if they
did.. but it's probably too much work and as long as they put clear disclaimers
everywhere that they are not responsible for the trades, they could leave it
the way it is. And I am pretty sure such disclaimers will be all over the place,
because the alternative would be for LEGO to have a contract with each and every
one of us sellers, which wouldn't be realistic. I don't think they are
going to assume any more responsibility and liability towards the Bricklink buyers
than they legally strictly need to.

A positive might be that they expect certain standards uniformly across all sellers,
such as removal of extra / hidden fees, paypal charges, BL fee charges, etc.
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As the owner of BrickLink they have complete access to the database, and can
see what "we" have paid for the items, and what we have extra in our stockrooms.

If I was Lego I would put my best team on the database and start producing all
the rare and hard to find parts, so they can beat all sellers here.

Or.....

they pull the plug from BrickLink as they don't want us to make money on
parts (they say because of us people think Lego is expensive)


I am not instantly excited…..
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In Announce, Pazzo writes:
  As the owner of BrickLink they have complete access to the database, and can
see what "we" have paid for the items, and what we have extra in our stockrooms.

If I was Lego I would put my best team on the database and start producing all
the rare and hard to find parts, so they can beat all sellers here.

Huh? All they have to do is look at the price guide:
 
Part No: 3063  Name: Brick, Round Corner 2 x 2 Macaroni with Stud Notch
* 
3063 Brick, Round Corner 2 x 2 Macaroni with Stud Notch
Parts: Brick, Round
They do not need to pay for a company to do that. Besides, is it really that
cost efficient to retool for a limited run on a variant that has been stopped?
I'm not convinced it is worth it to navigate the minefields of errors in
the BL database to make a miniscule profit after retooling etc.

  
Or.....

they pull the plug from BrickLink as they don't want us to make money on
parts (they say because of us people think Lego is expensive)

I hardly ever buy from a certified store - I find those stores more expensive
than BL.
  

I am not instantly excited…..
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In Announce, Pazzo writes:
  As the owner of BrickLink they have complete access to the database, and can
see what "we" have paid for the items, and what we have extra in our stockrooms.

If I was Lego I would put my best team on the database and start producing all
the rare and hard to find parts, so they can beat all sellers here.

Or.....

they pull the plug from BrickLink as they don't want us to make money on
parts (they say because of us people think Lego is expensive)


I am not instantly excited…..

That second scenario is not going to happen, because that would be a whole lot
of money spent on only disallowing us to trade lego through a domain called "bricklink.com",
which in the greater scheme is trivial. Plus even if they would somehow manage
to exterminate the AFOL community all across the internet, then they've lost
a part of the market that they've been trying to reach for years now, so
it doesn't really make much sense

If what you say is true - they say people think Lego is too expensive, because
of us, ie.: because of this rarity/collector's effect that our sales are
based on - then that entails scenario 1 will not happen either. They won't
go and make a business model based on getting rich on rare parts if that is exactly
the sort of mechanism they would want to curb.

All in all it seems much more likely to me they simply want Bricklink to fill
the void they can't cater for, and they want to make it a robust and stable
part of the game, rather than an unsure factor run by Jay "Seller Tool" Kim who
seemed to have forgotten he once bought it in the first place
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In Announce, Teup writes:
  In Announce, Pazzo writes:
  As the owner of BrickLink they have complete access to the database, and can
see what "we" have paid for the items, and what we have extra in our stockrooms.

If I was Lego I would put my best team on the database and start producing all
the rare and hard to find parts, so they can beat all sellers here.

Or.....

they pull the plug from BrickLink as they don't want us to make money on
parts (they say because of us people think Lego is expensive)


I am not instantly excited…..

That second scenario is not going to happen, because that would be a whole lot
of money spent on only disallowing us to trade lego through a domain called "bricklink.com",
which in the greater scheme is trivial. Plus even if they would somehow manage
to exterminate the AFOL community all across the internet, then they've lost
a part of the market that they've been trying to reach for years now, so
it doesn't really make much sense

If what you say is true - they say people think Lego is too expensive, because
of us, ie.: because of this rarity/collector's effect that our sales are
based on - then that entails scenario 1 will not happen either. They won't
go and make a business model based on getting rich on rare parts if that is exactly
the sort of mechanism they would want to curb.

All in all it seems much more likely to me they simply want Bricklink to fill
the void they can't cater for, and they want to make it a robust and stable
part of the game, rather than an unsure factor run by Jay "Seller Tool" Kim who
seemed to have forgotten he once bought it in the first place

+1
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  If what you say is true - they say people think Lego is too expensive, because
of us, ie.: because of this rarity/collector's effect that our sales are
based on - then that entails scenario 1 will not happen either. They won't
go and make a business model based on getting rich on rare parts if that is exactly
the sort of mechanism they would want to curb.

Also retired lego sets on amazon and ebay are often more expensive than here,
due to the higher fees they charge. So killing off sales here would just lead
to more items on those sites at even higher prices making the situation worse.
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  If what you say is true - they say people think Lego is too expensive, because
of us, ie.: because of this rarity/collector's effect that our sales are
based on - then that entails scenario 1 will not happen either. They won't
go and make a business model based on getting rich on rare parts if that is exactly
the sort of mechanism they would want to curb.

Also retired lego sets on amazon and ebay are often more expensive than here,
due to the higher fees they charge. So killing off sales here would just lead
to more items on those sites at even higher prices making the situation worse.

Is that just due to higher fees? I think it may have more to do with those sites
lack of comparative price guides and perhaps a wider audience (of less Lego savvy
buyers). I hope not the case but possibly because those sites are more trusted
too as both give more buyer support and guarantee (not auctions but priced sales).

Robert
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  Also retired lego sets on amazon and ebay are often more expensive than here,
due to the higher fees they charge. So killing off sales here would just lead
to more items on those sites at even higher prices making the situation worse.

Is that just due to higher fees? I think it may have more to do with those sites
lack of comparative price guides and perhaps a wider audience (of less Lego savvy
buyers). I hope not the case but possibly because those sites are more trusted
too as both give more buyer support and guarantee (not auctions but priced sales).

As you say, I'm sure it is more than just fees. But if sellers pay higher
fees to sell elsewhere, then prices are only going to go up.
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In Announce, Pazzo writes:
  As the owner of BrickLink they have complete access to the database, and can
see what "we" have paid for the items, and what we have extra in our stockrooms.

If I was Lego I would put my best team on the database and start producing all
the rare and hard to find parts, so they can beat all sellers here.


I think they already know what they are - designers do sometimes say they want
to use parts that were once rare in their designs, as it is an AFOL pleaser,
even if other builders don't know the significance of the part.
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Hello to all!
As a user of the bricklink, I am concerned that Lego decided to purchase this
resource. I wondered - why does a lego company need a bricklink?
The good question is, “For what?”
The press release writes that Lego loves his fans and wants more creativity -
this is true. Lego loves his fans. However, there are a lot of fans on other
sites such as afol sites or rebricable sites, in this sites there are lots of
fans and creativity, but Lego is in no hurry to buy them.
What does the bricklink have and do not have on other sites? Information about
sells.
Bricklink sells parts worldwide to 1,200,000 users and 10,000 stores.
Sale of parts and sets, all information about each part in real time. Where parts
are bought and which ones, where they are sold, where their lack is - where there
is an excess. This information is for market regulation, sales forecasting, for
the creation of new sets and the inclusion of rare parts that are in demand.
It is no secret that many people buy sets just to break them into cubes.
Yes, Lego has information about fresh sets, but there is no information about
sets on the song and details. Lego is a monopolist in his field, and she needs
information from the bricklink to survive in the future.

Lego will not to close bricklink - no one will spend a lot of money to bury the
site in a year and a half.
After the new year, everyone will tick the new agreement and that’s all, even
the commission will not be increased.
This is my opinion, correct if I'm wrong.
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While this is BIG news, I am still skeptical on whether it really means anything
bad for any of us.

TLG had the power to squash BL at any time. This is an organized group profiting
on reselling exclusively their own product. Even if there wasn't a legal
issue, they could tie the question in courts all over the world until the owners
gave in. I am sure it would have cost a fraction of the amount they bought BL
for.

Either they are playing a long game, or they truly want to preserve the community.

As I said in another post: This acquisition goes right along with the "Rebuild
the World" campaign. What's better than to say there are thousands of sellers
you can buy your childhood sets from, parts to finish off the sets that have
lost pieces or merge sets and parts from different decades or genres to create
whatever your heart desires.

Just think of the sales we would have if the BL logo ended up on the "Rebrick
the World" tv commercials or social media ads. Lego will continue to make new
sets and spark new ideas. BL is their missing "link" to keep those ideas going.
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In Announce, VOTB writes:
  While this is BIG news, I am still skeptical on whether it really means anything
bad for any of us.

TLG had the power to squash BL at any time. This is an organized group profiting
on reselling exclusively their own product. Even if there wasn't a legal
issue, they could tie the question in courts all over the world until the owners
gave in. I am sure it would have cost a fraction of the amount they bought BL
for.

Either they are playing a long game, or they truly want to preserve the community.

As I said in another post: This acquisition goes right along with the "Rebuild
the World" campaign. What's better than to say there are thousands of sellers
you can buy your childhood sets from, parts to finish off the sets that have
lost pieces or merge sets and parts from different decades or genres to create
whatever your heart desires.

Just think of the sales we would have if the BL logo ended up on the "Rebrick
the World" tv commercials or social media ads. Lego will continue to make new
sets and spark new ideas. BL is their missing "link" to keep those ideas going.

Spot on. Very rare a business is purchased with the sole intent of reducing its
success or revenue. For every bricklink there are several others that would fill
the gap if TLG shit it down.

My thoughts are they will endorse us, bring more visibility to increase sales,
and make some minor adjustments as we go. Things that we have been asking for
for a decade plus and that have gone unanswered. Worst case is they increase
seller fees a percentage point or two.

I’m excited to now unofficially “work” for LEGO.
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IFollowing this News, I can say that it is positive exiting News.
TGL will hopefully bring many small changes to the site and yes change can always
be exiting / scary at the same time.
They have the resources, Man power to add increase great features. Maybe a APP
for the buyers and Sellers?

Sure TGL might not be happy with being undercut on new sets. Though these sets
are out there and that will never change.
So if someone finds them, extremely cheap and puts the price back close to the
Retail Value, that should be a good thing, especially since TGL are making something
on it again.

Back 5-7 years ago, walking into a LEGO Store and asking for a certain Brick
would almost always get the recommendation to go to Bricklink, then suddenly
that stopped and Employees would tell you the they where not allowed to recommend
Bricklink anymore. So getting this option back, would be great for all Sellers
on the BL Platform.

For buying at the LEGO stores. Most only buy there certain sets for their collection.
If there was a deal we would be a deal we stocked up on. It was great way to
stock up presents that we could use for birthday parties, Santa or ....
If we can get more young children away from screen and playing with some toys
and their imagination again, I am all for that. Of course there always where
people that misused it and they dealt with them.

All Sellers have had those orders, 100+ Lots for less then $20. It would take
1-2 hours packing the Order. TGL is not really in the market of selling 1 or
2 Bricks to the end user, they are selling buy the Truckloads to resellers.
Bricklink is a great way for securing a way into the AFOL Groups and providing
more influential market control in this Sector.

So here are some things I hope that can come out of this for everyone:

- Good Seller App
- more creative Price structure setup.
- Postal Service integrated onto the site, for discounted rates and ease of use
for Sellers.
- A source to send their customers too, for a sector TGL doesn't cover themself.
- Bringing the AFOL world closer together, with some Key People who can work
in Multiple Languages.
We met several great AFOLs from Germany, since we speak German and English.
- Maybe a way for TGL offer a Liquidation program to Established Seller.
With good control on the Market. example must be parted out, only sold
on BL, ....

So the options can be endless and I am looking forward to be part of this change.

Wish everyone a Great Holiday Season
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In Announce, rtzx9r writes:
  In Announce, VOTB writes:
  While this is BIG news, I am still skeptical on whether it really means anything
bad for any of us.

TLG had the power to squash BL at any time. This is an organized group profiting
on reselling exclusively their own product. Even if there wasn't a legal
issue, they could tie the question in courts all over the world until the owners
gave in. I am sure it would have cost a fraction of the amount they bought BL
for.

Either they are playing a long game, or they truly want to preserve the community.

As I said in another post: This acquisition goes right along with the "Rebuild
the World" campaign. What's better than to say there are thousands of sellers
you can buy your childhood sets from, parts to finish off the sets that have
lost pieces or merge sets and parts from different decades or genres to create
whatever your heart desires.

Just think of the sales we would have if the BL logo ended up on the "Rebrick
the World" tv commercials or social media ads. Lego will continue to make new
sets and spark new ideas. BL is their missing "link" to keep those ideas going.

Spot on. Very rare a business is purchased with the sole intent of reducing its
success or revenue. For every bricklink there are several others that would fill
the gap if TLG shit it down.

My thoughts are they will endorse us, bring more visibility to increase sales,
and make some minor adjustments as we go. Things that we have been asking for
for a decade plus and that have gone unanswered. Worst case is they increase
seller fees a percentage point or two.

I’m excited to now unofficially “work” for LEGO.


A lot of businesses are bought to shut them done. Microsoft in the 90's was
really bad at this. So was EA(Electronic Arts)bad at this too. How lego has strong
arm the retailers to to exculde there product from coupons. Lego anti reseller
stance. This was a dream come true to them. How dated this website is, will it
be worth them updating it when they already have a website you can buy bricks
on. Lego wants to control how there product is being sold period....