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 Author: PabloDaMunki View Messages Posted By PabloDaMunki
 Posted: Jan 6, 2020 17:28
 Subject: What does LOTS mean?
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PabloDaMunki (11)

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Hey, so I was wondering what a "lot" is, in terms of Lego.

I always see it all around but don't know about it's meaning.

Thanks!
 Author: Quba View Messages Posted By Quba
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I would describe it as the number of subcategories that you have.
 Author: bje View Messages Posted By bje
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In General, PabloDaMunki writes:
  Hey, so I was wondering what a "lot" is, in terms of Lego.

I always see it all around but don't know about it's meaning.

Thanks!

In terms of LEGO per se it is meaningless. The dictionary definition is (Merriam-Webster):
a number of units of an article, a single article, or a parcel of articles
offered as one item (as in an auction sale)

Critically, again it is maningless for a buyer as a buyer would buy x number
of items of a particular item in a seller's store.

Sellers, hoever, list lots, not catalogue items, so for BricikLink's inventory
"management", items for sale are treated as units of the same item, broken into
lots. This helps so that we do not need catalogue entries for each colour of
every part as well, but can say that
 
Part No: 3001  Name: Brick 2 x 4
* 
3001 Brick 2 x 4
Parts: Brick {Blue}
is a part and sellers can offer
different colours of 3001 parts, each as a unique item in each seller's store.

So
 
Part No: 3001  Name: Brick 2 x 4
* 
3001 Brick 2 x 4
Parts: Brick {Blue}
is the catalogue entry for the part, but each seller will have 3001
parts listed for sale, grouped into lots by colour and/or by price. You will
then buy some lots of the parts from a particular seller.

HTH
 Author: legoman77 View Messages Posted By legoman77
 Posted: Jan 6, 2020 17:52
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In General, PabloDaMunki writes:
  Hey, so I was wondering what a "lot" is, in terms of Lego.

I always see it all around but don't know about it's meaning.

Thanks!

A whole bunch.
John P
 Author: Yogi_007 View Messages Posted By Yogi_007
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In General, legoman77 writes:
  In General, PabloDaMunki writes:
  Hey, so I was wondering what a "lot" is, in terms of Lego.

I always see it all around but don't know about it's meaning.

Thanks!

A whole bunch.
John P

But John can you divide your barbies into lots ? If so, how ? I want to make
sure that Im doing it right

Yogi
 Author: legoman77 View Messages Posted By legoman77
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In General, Yogi_007 writes:
  In General, legoman77 writes:
  In General, PabloDaMunki writes:
  Hey, so I was wondering what a "lot" is, in terms of Lego.

I always see it all around but don't know about it's meaning.

Thanks!

A whole bunch.
John P

But John can you divide your barbies into lots ? If so, how ? I want to make
sure that Im doing it right

Yogi

I usually do the lots by age. The younger ones are more expensive as they will
last longer than the older ones.
John
 Author: Give.Me.A.Brick View Messages Posted By Give.Me.A.Brick
 Posted: Jan 6, 2020 20:16
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In General, PabloDaMunki writes:
  Hey, so I was wondering what a "lot" is, in terms of Lego.

I always see it all around but don't know about it's meaning.

Thanks!

Hola!

Generally speaking, the number of "lots" in your order will be the number of
different items you have there.

Two same parts
 
Part No: 3001  Name: Brick 2 x 4
* 
3001 Brick 2 x 4
Parts: Brick {Red}
 
Part No: 3001  Name: Brick 2 x 4
* 
3001 Brick 2 x 4
Parts: Brick {White}
in different colors are different items,
so they count as two lots.



However, some sellers have the exact same piece in the exact same color spreaded
in multiple different lots (they don't consolidate lots), so these will count
as different lots in your order, although they may be the same part in the same
color.

Also, if you order two exact same parts in the exact same color but in different
batches of an order, these will count as different lots.

Another way to look at it is to count the number of lines in your order. Number
of lines (entries) = number of lots.

Hope it is clear enough.

P.S: Been to Murcia (and Cartagena, eheh) this Summer. Loved it! Fantastic food
and great people!
 Author: manganschlamm View Messages Posted By manganschlamm
 Posted: Jan 7, 2020 01:33
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In General, Give.Me.A.Brick writes:
  In General, PabloDaMunki writes:
  Hey, so I was wondering what a "lot" is, in terms of Lego.

I always see it all around but don't know about it's meaning.

Thanks!

Hola!

Generally speaking, the number of "lots" in your order will be the number of
different items you have there.

Two same parts
 
Part No: 3001  Name: Brick 2 x 4
* 
3001 Brick 2 x 4
Parts: Brick {Red}
 
Part No: 3001  Name: Brick 2 x 4
* 
3001 Brick 2 x 4
Parts: Brick {White}
in different colors are different items,
so they count as two lots.



However, some sellers have the exact same piece in the exact same color spreaded
in multiple different lots (they don't consolidate lots), so these will count
as different lots in your order, although they may be the same part in the same
color.

Also, if you order two exact same parts in the exact same color but in different
batches of an order, these will count as different lots.

Another way to look at it is to count the number of lines in your order. Number
of lines (entries) = number of lots.

Hope it is clear enough.

P.S: Been to Murcia (and Cartagena, eheh) this Summer. Loved it! Fantastic food
and great people!


The procedure referred to in the first paragraph can potentially create problems
when ordering from stores that charge lot limit fees.

Consider that you want to buy 10 pieces of a certain part, each piece costs .10
USD, and the seller has an average lot limit of 1 USD per lot. Normally you would
be OK with this order (1 USD / 1 lot), but if the 10 pieces are split over 2
lots, your average lot value will only be .50 USD. Then the seller may charge
you a fee because you exceed the lot limit.
 Author: PabloDaMunki View Messages Posted By PabloDaMunki
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Thanks!! And you are welcome to our country