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In response to your feedback from the recent AMA session, we decided to do a
special study of the site’s performance and begin a formal project with the goal
of making a noticeable and quantifiable improvement. Performance issues are always
a top priority in our day-to-day maintenance of the site, but this project intends
to go beyond the daily fixes and tuning and deal with the problem at a root level.

This project has already been underway for a couple of weeks, and during that
time, we have outlined a multi-faceted approach that we will implement piece
by piece over the following months. We have set up monitoring systems and determined
that the first big step will be to rewrite three “ASP” pages which are currently
causing the most issues.

For those unfamiliar with the lingo, “ASP” is the original code language that
Dan Jezek used to write BrickLink. It is sometimes referred to pejoratively in
the BrickLink Forum as “spaghetti code.” But whatever you may call it, there
are major portions of the site that still use ASP pages, and this is a big part
of the performance problem.

The three ASP pages that will be rewritten are:

1. The Store inventory Detail page:

https://www.bricklink.com/inventory_detail.asp

2. The Set Partout Verify page:

https://www.bricklink.com/invSetVerify.asp

3. The Catalog List page, in its many forms:

https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp

We want to be clear that rewriting these three pages is not going to solve all
of the performance issues. Much of the problem lies with the ASP pages taken
together as whole. This can produce a situation where part of the site is down
or slow, and other newer parts of the site are up and running. Hence the large
number of cases where some users can’t get anything done at all while others
barely notice any slowness.

Another factor that has affected performance is that the site is being used by
more people than ever before. Since the news of the acquisition, activity levels
on the site have spiked, and sales figures are at record highs. This is a good
problem to have, but it’s still a problem. To solve this, we have recently doubled
what we spend on servers and are planning to invest even more in the near future.

As we move along, we will announce progress and other steps we are taking in
regards to this project.

Thank you, Donna, for providing a very level-headed and accurate assessment of
the problem yesterday. It’s refreshing to hear something this positive and
encouraging from the community:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1182483

And thanks to user todd3ponds for his earlier posts. They read like a transcript
of the initial project session where our technical director outlined the nature
of the problem and our planned course of action:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1181145

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1181229
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Hooray.

Will the rewritten pages be WCAG compliant?

https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/conformance.html
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In response to your feedback from the recent AMA session, we decided to do a
special study of the site’s performance and begin a formal project with the goal
of making a noticeable and quantifiable improvement.

This is pleasing to hear! Not only is it pleasing that performance improvements
are underway, but communication from the site is also very nice.

Thank you.
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I trust those re-writes will be transparent to the end user? Those pages are
important to store operations (at least my store operations). I hope we can
expect them to continue to function as they have in the past. An announcement
of when they will be implemented would be greatly appreciated--nobody likes
waking up to surprise changes.

I don't known the if "sandbox" is still available but I would encourage BL
to make the re-writes available to the membership before they are implemented.
You'll undoubtedly catch some errors earlier and hopefully earn some good
will from your user base.
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
[some detailed planning on how to tackle site performance issues]

Thank you Russell for this message. Good to see communication happening!

Niek.
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Thank you for your update, much appreciated.





In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In response to your feedback from the recent AMA session, we decided to do a
special study of the site’s performance and begin a formal project with the goal
of making a noticeable and quantifiable improvement. Performance issues are always
a top priority in our day-to-day maintenance of the site, but this project intends
to go beyond the daily fixes and tuning and deal with the problem at a root level.

This project has already been underway for a couple of weeks, and during that
time, we have outlined a multi-faceted approach that we will implement piece
by piece over the following months. We have set up monitoring systems and determined
that the first big step will be to rewrite three “ASP” pages which are currently
causing the most issues.

For those unfamiliar with the lingo, “ASP” is the original code language that
Dan Jezek used to write BrickLink. It is sometimes referred to pejoratively in
the BrickLink Forum as “spaghetti code.” But whatever you may call it, there
are major portions of the site that still use ASP pages, and this is a big part
of the performance problem.

The three ASP pages that will be rewritten are:

1. The Store inventory Detail page:

https://www.bricklink.com/inventory_detail.asp

2. The Set Partout Verify page:

https://www.bricklink.com/invSetVerify.asp

3. The Catalog List page, in its many forms:

https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp

We want to be clear that rewriting these three pages is not going to solve all
of the performance issues. Much of the problem lies with the ASP pages taken
together as whole. This can produce a situation where part of the site is down
or slow, and other newer parts of the site are up and running. Hence the large
number of cases where some users can’t get anything done at all while others
barely notice any slowness.

Another factor that has affected performance is that the site is being used by
more people than ever before. Since the news of the acquisition, activity levels
on the site have spiked, and sales figures are at record highs. This is a good
problem to have, but it’s still a problem. To solve this, we have recently doubled
what we spend on servers and are planning to invest even more in the near future.

As we move along, we will announce progress and other steps we are taking in
regards to this project.

Thank you, Donna, for providing a very level-headed and accurate assessment of
the problem yesterday. It’s refreshing to hear something this positive and
encouraging from the community:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1182483

And thanks to user todd3ponds for his earlier posts. They read like a transcript
of the initial project session where our technical director outlined the nature
of the problem and our planned course of action:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1181145

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1181229
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In response to your feedback from the recent AMA session, we decided to do a
special study of the site’s performance and begin a formal project with the goal
of making a noticeable and quantifiable improvement. Performance issues are always
a top priority in our day-to-day maintenance of the site, but this project intends
to go beyond the daily fixes and tuning and deal with the problem at a root level.

Thank-you for the update Russell; it is truly appreciated by the community. I
think the most frustrating part was that we weren't hearing anything about
the issue from the Bricklink side (even though it was apparent that the problem
appeared to be getting progressively worse). It also compounded with the (good)
problem that sales have been at a record high, but as sellers, we weren't
even able to access our orders, or send Drive Thru messages, etc... meaning it
was next to impossible over the last few days to keep up. Thanks again and we
look forward to more updates.

Kind regards,
Sarah
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:

  This project has already been underway for a couple of weeks, and during that
time, we have outlined a multi-faceted approach that we will implement piece
by piece over the following months. We have set up monitoring systems and determined
that the first big step will be to rewrite three “ASP” pages which are currently
causing the most issues.

Thank you for the great rundown! Very good to hear!

As a former ASP developer myself, I had a very strong feeling that it was the
ASP causing the issues. ASP is an interpreted language that is "read" by the
server every time the code has to be run. This causes a noticeable performance
hit for small sites, but would lead to huge performance issues for a site that
is buckling under the weight of its growth. The whole site should have been rewritten
in and upgraded to ASP.NET ages ago, which is a language that is compiled the
first time it is run and is reused by the application instead of having to be
interpreted every single time. Rewriting these pages in ASP.NET should definitely
improve performance. However, I don't think that will solve everything. I
have another strong feeling that there is a lot of inefficiency in the queries
that are being used to retrieve data from the database.

Cheers,
Randy
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Hooray! Communication, plans, information….

The world is upside-down!
… like it’s supposed to be on Mardi Gras!
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Thank you, Russell. The communication on this issue is refreshing. I appreciate
the mention of my post and that you saw it as I intended it.

Looking forward to the new updates.
Donna
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Thanks for the update. Keep the communication flowing!

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Thanks for the update. It's nice to confirm someone is aware of the problem
and is taking steps to fix it. Let us know a little sooner next time, k? Even
if it's not official and it might not even be true, just tell us you hear
us and everything is going to be ok. After fixing the site slowness can you hire
a PR person?

In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In response to your feedback from the recent AMA session, we decided to do a
special study of the site’s performance and begin a formal project with the goal
of making a noticeable and quantifiable improvement. Performance issues are always
a top priority in our day-to-day maintenance of the site, but this project intends
to go beyond the daily fixes and tuning and deal with the problem at a root level.

This project has already been underway for a couple of weeks, and during that
time, we have outlined a multi-faceted approach that we will implement piece
by piece over the following months. We have set up monitoring systems and determined
that the first big step will be to rewrite three “ASP” pages which are currently
causing the most issues.

For those unfamiliar with the lingo, “ASP” is the original code language that
Dan Jezek used to write BrickLink. It is sometimes referred to pejoratively in
the BrickLink Forum as “spaghetti code.” But whatever you may call it, there
are major portions of the site that still use ASP pages, and this is a big part
of the performance problem.

The three ASP pages that will be rewritten are:

1. The Store inventory Detail page:

https://www.bricklink.com/inventory_detail.asp

2. The Set Partout Verify page:

https://www.bricklink.com/invSetVerify.asp

3. The Catalog List page, in its many forms:

https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp

We want to be clear that rewriting these three pages is not going to solve all
of the performance issues. Much of the problem lies with the ASP pages taken
together as whole. This can produce a situation where part of the site is down
or slow, and other newer parts of the site are up and running. Hence the large
number of cases where some users can’t get anything done at all while others
barely notice any slowness.

Another factor that has affected performance is that the site is being used by
more people than ever before. Since the news of the acquisition, activity levels
on the site have spiked, and sales figures are at record highs. This is a good
problem to have, but it’s still a problem. To solve this, we have recently doubled
what we spend on servers and are planning to invest even more in the near future.

As we move along, we will announce progress and other steps we are taking in
regards to this project.

Thank you, Donna, for providing a very level-headed and accurate assessment of
the problem yesterday. It’s refreshing to hear something this positive and
encouraging from the community:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1182483

And thanks to user todd3ponds for his earlier posts. They read like a transcript
of the initial project session where our technical director outlined the nature
of the problem and our planned course of action:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1181145

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1181229
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Another factor that has affected performance is that the site is being used by more people than ever before. Since the news of the acquisition, activity levels on the site have spiked, and sales figures are at record highs. This is a good problem to have.

This, taken with the announced increased investment in server capacity, is the
strongest news by far!

  To solve this, we have recently doubled what we spend on servers and are planning to invest even more in the near future

I had a feeling that with whatever changes that were to come with TLG's ownership,
BL sellers would prosper.

Is it time for those that may have been reluctant to invest in their store's
inventory, to go big with it? I don't know. But I think I might of
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Thanks Admin_Russell for the detailed "what's-next" information.
Please keep the members of BL informed on a regular basis of this major project.
And if there is any intel you need from us, let us know!

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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In response to your feedback from the recent AMA session, we decided to do a
special study of the site’s performance and begin a formal project with the goal
of making a noticeable and quantifiable improvement. Performance issues are always
a top priority in our day-to-day maintenance of the site, but this project intends
to go beyond the daily fixes and tuning and deal with the problem at a root level.

This project has already been underway for a couple of weeks, and during that
time, we have outlined a multi-faceted approach that we will implement piece
by piece over the following months. We have set up monitoring systems and determined
that the first big step will be to rewrite three “ASP” pages which are currently
causing the most issues.

For those unfamiliar with the lingo, “ASP” is the original code language that
Dan Jezek used to write BrickLink. It is sometimes referred to pejoratively in
the BrickLink Forum as “spaghetti code.” But whatever you may call it, there
are major portions of the site that still use ASP pages, and this is a big part
of the performance problem.

The three ASP pages that will be rewritten are:

1. The Store inventory Detail page:

https://www.bricklink.com/inventory_detail.asp

2. The Set Partout Verify page:

https://www.bricklink.com/invSetVerify.asp

3. The Catalog List page, in its many forms:

https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp

We want to be clear that rewriting these three pages is not going to solve all
of the performance issues. Much of the problem lies with the ASP pages taken
together as whole. This can produce a situation where part of the site is down
or slow, and other newer parts of the site are up and running. Hence the large
number of cases where some users can’t get anything done at all while others
barely notice any slowness.

Another factor that has affected performance is that the site is being used by
more people than ever before. Since the news of the acquisition, activity levels
on the site have spiked, and sales figures are at record highs. This is a good
problem to have, but it’s still a problem. To solve this, we have recently doubled
what we spend on servers and are planning to invest even more in the near future.

As we move along, we will announce progress and other steps we are taking in
regards to this project.

Thank you, Donna, for providing a very level-headed and accurate assessment of
the problem yesterday. It’s refreshing to hear something this positive and
encouraging from the community:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1182483

And thanks to user todd3ponds for his earlier posts. They read like a transcript
of the initial project session where our technical director outlined the nature
of the problem and our planned course of action:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1181145

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1181229

Good Morning, Russell and thank you for the update.

We understand the project you are working on and are grateful for the element
of technical information shared with us.

We won't go into any further detail on that and look forward to hearing more
on this project as it moves along.

BTW - I think it was Marvin Park who introduced the 'spaghetti code'
issue at Brickworld when he labelled what his dev team were facing. The term
itself is well understood in our industry .

As this was original coding by Dan and Eric, should it have been picked up 6
years ago when the former owner took over?

You say membership and activity levels are at an all time high. Our group of
stores is not seeing that with continued declining sales and numbers. Could you
be a bit more informative on that statement as we all would like to enjoy the
positive aspect of that

Thanks again.
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In Administrative, calsbricks writes:

  As this was original coding by Dan and Eric, should it have been picked up 6
years ago when the former owner took over?

Probably was and I have a feeling the ominous task required to bring the site
up to date probably helped make it an easy choice for the previous owners to
pass the reins over to Lego therefore I think we all need to cut Lego some slack
for choosing to take on this ongoing challenge...

  You say membership and activity levels are at an all time high. Our group of
stores is not seeing that with continued declining sales and numbers. Could you
be a bit more informative on that statement as we all would like to enjoy the
positive aspect of that

I can only vouch for the fact that my BL sales have been up recently but then
there are so many other factors to take into account? especially as we all hold
different stock where demands for that stock is ever changing besides which more
activity could mean more sellers that are directly in competition with yourself
and others perhaps? Either way I have little doubt that my own sales will drop
and rise sporadically again such is the nature of selling Lego
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In Administrative, infinibrix writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:

  As this was original coding by Dan and Eric, should it have been picked up 6
years ago when the former owner took over?

Probably was and I have a feeling the ominous task required to bring the site
up to date probably helped make it an easy choice for the previous owners to
pass the reins over to Lego therefore I think we all need to cut Lego some slack
for choosing to take on this ongoing challenge...

We haven't mentioned Lego in this the question was more aimed at the former
owner and his development team.
  
  You say membership and activity levels are at an all time high. Our group of
stores is not seeing that with continued declining sales and numbers. Could you
be a bit more informative on that statement as we all would like to enjoy the
positive aspect of that

I can only vouch for the fact that my BL sales have been up recently but then
there are so many other factors to take into account? especially as we all hold
different stock where demands for that stock is ever changing besides which more
activity could mean more sellers that are directly in competition with yourself
and others perhaps? Either way I have little doubt that my own sales will drop
and rise sporadically again such is the nature of selling Lego

Of the 13 stores in our monitoring group 2 are up and the remaining 11 are down,
some significantly; hence our question requesting more information. When we publish
our month end stats look at the overall trend over 3 years - that is the closest
you will get to a trend and it isn't great. We are not disbelievers of what
Russell has said - we would simply like more information to back it up.
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Just to let you know that after I closed the shop for a few days the sales have
dropped dramatically, just another piece in the puzzle of what may/may not affect
sales.

Very busy beforehand but not now, coincidence or not ?





In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, infinibrix writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:

  As this was original coding by Dan and Eric, should it have been picked up 6
years ago when the former owner took over?

Probably was and I have a feeling the ominous task required to bring the site
up to date probably helped make it an easy choice for the previous owners to
pass the reins over to Lego therefore I think we all need to cut Lego some slack
for choosing to take on this ongoing challenge...

We haven't mentioned Lego in this the question was more aimed at the former
owner and his development team.
  
  You say membership and activity levels are at an all time high. Our group of
stores is not seeing that with continued declining sales and numbers. Could you
be a bit more informative on that statement as we all would like to enjoy the
positive aspect of that

I can only vouch for the fact that my BL sales have been up recently but then
there are so many other factors to take into account? especially as we all hold
different stock where demands for that stock is ever changing besides which more
activity could mean more sellers that are directly in competition with yourself
and others perhaps? Either way I have little doubt that my own sales will drop
and rise sporadically again such is the nature of selling Lego

Of the 13 stores in our monitoring group 2 are up and the remaining 11 are down,
some significantly; hence our question requesting more information. When we publish
our month end stats look at the overall trend over 3 years - that is the closest
you will get to a trend and it isn't great. We are not disbelievers of what
Russell has said - we would simply like more information to back it up.
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In Administrative, Stuart9 writes:
  Just to let you know that after I closed the shop for a few days the sales have
dropped dramatically, just another piece in the puzzle of what may/may not affect
sales.

Very busy beforehand but not now, coincidence or not ?





In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, infinibrix writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:

  As this was original coding by Dan and Eric, should it have been picked up 6
years ago when the former owner took over?

Probably was and I have a feeling the ominous task required to bring the site
up to date probably helped make it an easy choice for the previous owners to
pass the reins over to Lego therefore I think we all need to cut Lego some slack
for choosing to take on this ongoing challenge...

We haven't mentioned Lego in this the question was more aimed at the former
owner and his development team.
  
  You say membership and activity levels are at an all time high. Our group of
stores is not seeing that with continued declining sales and numbers. Could you
be a bit more informative on that statement as we all would like to enjoy the
positive aspect of that

I can only vouch for the fact that my BL sales have been up recently but then
there are so many other factors to take into account? especially as we all hold
different stock where demands for that stock is ever changing besides which more
activity could mean more sellers that are directly in competition with yourself
and others perhaps? Either way I have little doubt that my own sales will drop
and rise sporadically again such is the nature of selling Lego

Of the 13 stores in our monitoring group 2 are up and the remaining 11 are down,
some significantly; hence our question requesting more information. When we publish
our month end stats look at the overall trend over 3 years - that is the closest
you will get to a trend and it isn't great. We are not disbelievers of what
Russell has said - we would simply like more information to back it up.

Hi Stuart

This is what this month looks like so far on a daily basis. Remember 13 stores
are generating the number of orders each day- they have never reached 100 orders
in a day and are averaging just under 60, normally.
 
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In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Stuart9 writes:
  Just to let you know that after I closed the shop for a few days the sales have
dropped dramatically, just another piece in the puzzle of what may/may not affect
sales.

Very busy beforehand but not now, coincidence or not ?





In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, infinibrix writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:

  As this was original coding by Dan and Eric, should it have been picked up 6
years ago when the former owner took over?

Probably was and I have a feeling the ominous task required to bring the site
up to date probably helped make it an easy choice for the previous owners to
pass the reins over to Lego therefore I think we all need to cut Lego some slack
for choosing to take on this ongoing challenge...

We haven't mentioned Lego in this the question was more aimed at the former
owner and his development team.
  
  You say membership and activity levels are at an all time high. Our group of
stores is not seeing that with continued declining sales and numbers. Could you
be a bit more informative on that statement as we all would like to enjoy the
positive aspect of that

I can only vouch for the fact that my BL sales have been up recently but then
there are so many other factors to take into account? especially as we all hold
different stock where demands for that stock is ever changing besides which more
activity could mean more sellers that are directly in competition with yourself
and others perhaps? Either way I have little doubt that my own sales will drop
and rise sporadically again such is the nature of selling Lego

Of the 13 stores in our monitoring group 2 are up and the remaining 11 are down,
some significantly; hence our question requesting more information. When we publish
our month end stats look at the overall trend over 3 years - that is the closest
you will get to a trend and it isn't great. We are not disbelievers of what
Russell has said - we would simply like more information to back it up.

Hi Stuart

This is what this month looks like so far on a daily basis. Remember 13 stores
are generating the number of orders each day- they have never reached 100 orders
in a day and are averaging just under 60, normally.

I don't know the names of the 13 stores where you keep talking about. Maybe
you can disclose the names of those stores so we can have a better understanding
about the number of items and lots these stores are offering and their selling
prices. I don't think you can represent the UK with your group of 13. There
are 997 stores in the UK and your group 13 resembles only 1.3% of that. Perhaps
these 13 are the biggest shops in the UK but we don't know. Since you are
all about transparency, I wait in excitement for the names of those stores.

Another thing to consider is that your country has left the EU on Jan. 31. It
could be that people in the EU just skip English stores because they are unsure
about tax/import duties?
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In Administrative, Leftoverbricks writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Stuart9 writes:
  Just to let you know that after I closed the shop for a few days the sales have
dropped dramatically, just another piece in the puzzle of what may/may not affect
sales.

Very busy beforehand but not now, coincidence or not ?





In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, infinibrix writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:

  As this was original coding by Dan and Eric, should it have been picked up 6
years ago when the former owner took over?

Probably was and I have a feeling the ominous task required to bring the site
up to date probably helped make it an easy choice for the previous owners to
pass the reins over to Lego therefore I think we all need to cut Lego some slack
for choosing to take on this ongoing challenge...

We haven't mentioned Lego in this the question was more aimed at the former
owner and his development team.
  
  You say membership and activity levels are at an all time high. Our group of
stores is not seeing that with continued declining sales and numbers. Could you
be a bit more informative on that statement as we all would like to enjoy the
positive aspect of that

I can only vouch for the fact that my BL sales have been up recently but then
there are so many other factors to take into account? especially as we all hold
different stock where demands for that stock is ever changing besides which more
activity could mean more sellers that are directly in competition with yourself
and others perhaps? Either way I have little doubt that my own sales will drop
and rise sporadically again such is the nature of selling Lego

Of the 13 stores in our monitoring group 2 are up and the remaining 11 are down,
some significantly; hence our question requesting more information. When we publish
our month end stats look at the overall trend over 3 years - that is the closest
you will get to a trend and it isn't great. We are not disbelievers of what
Russell has said - we would simply like more information to back it up.

Hi Stuart

This is what this month looks like so far on a daily basis. Remember 13 stores
are generating the number of orders each day- they have never reached 100 orders
in a day and are averaging just under 60, normally.

I don't know the names of the 13 stores where you keep talking about. Maybe
you can disclose the names of those stores so we can have a better understanding
about the number of items and lots these stores are offering and their selling
prices. I don't think you can represent the UK with your group of 13. There
are 997 stores in the UK and your group 13 resembles only 1.3% of that. Perhaps
these 13 are the biggest shops in the UK but we don't know. Since you are
all about transparency, I wait in excitement for the names of those stores.

Another thing to consider is that your country has left the EU on Jan. 31. It
could be that people in the EU just skip English stores because they are unsure
about tax/import duties?

Hello there and thank you for your comments.

The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

Brexit has nothing to do with the falling sales, we believe, yet - it may do
when the transition period (end of Dec 2020) is over and customs etc come into
effect that it will do but not now, for sure.
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In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.
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In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

I believe that is your opinion - it isn't shared by any one else that we
are in comms with. It is also why we always say a small group of stores in the
UK (not a representative sample.

There have been UK stores post they are having a good period as well as US stores
saying the same. There have also been stores posting they are going through a
very slow time. South African stores seem to be going through a slow time, but
Russell wanted to push the idea that they are on a high with sales and activity,
and we asked for more information to help understand the current situation. Don't
see anything wrong with that at all - we are not challenging what he said nor
are we doubting it we just want a bit more meat on the bones, so to speak.
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In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  
  I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

I believe that is your opinion - it isn't shared by any one else that we
are in comms with. It is also why we always say a small group of stores in the
UK (not a representative sample.

This is not my opinion, Bill. We are talking about the definition of a representative
sample. You need to understand what it means and pass it on to all the other
people you are in comms with.

The foundation of sampling is that it is difficult to analyze an entire group,
but it is easier to analyze a sample. By taking a representative sample and
analyzing it, you can have confidence that your findings are true of the entire
group.

If you do not believe the sample you are analyzing is representative, then you
will have no confidence that your analysis has meaning for the entire group.
If you DO believe that the analysis of your sample reflects the whole from which
the sample came, this definitionally implies that you DO believe your sample
is representative. But you always back down and say you don't claim your
sample is representative.

The point I am trying to get across to you is that getting a representative sample
is CRITICAL. If you don't have one, nothing that comes afterward is meaningful.
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In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  
  I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

I believe that is your opinion - it isn't shared by any one else that we
are in comms with. It is also why we always say a small group of stores in the
UK (not a representative sample.

This is not my opinion, Bill. We are talking about the definition of a representative
sample. You need to understand what it means and pass it on to all the other
people you are in comms with.

No you are talking about a representative sample we have never done that and
wouldn't based on the small percentage of stores we monitor. Please stop
trying to force your opinion or your definition of what our stats are. They are
what they are nothing more, nothing less...
  
The foundation of sampling is that it is difficult to analyze an entire group,
but it is easier to analyze a sample. By taking a representative sample and
analyzing it, you can have confidence that your findings are true of the entire
group.

We have never set out to do that nor will we. As I have repeated many times now
the figures are what they are. I do not believe there is much point in carrying
on this discussion as we are going to have to agree to disagree.
  
If you do not believe the sample you are analyzing is representative, then you
will have no confidence that your analysis has meaning for the entire group.
If you DO believe that the analysis of your sample reflects the whole from which
the sample came, this definitionally implies that you DO believe your sample
is representative. But you always back down and say you don't claim your
sample is representative.

The point I am trying to get across to you is that getting a representative sample
is CRITICAL. If you don't have one, nothing that comes afterward is meaningful.

Again we will agree to disagree. We have what we need and what we started out
to get.
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In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  We have what we need and what we started out
to get.

Then I am very pleased for you. What more could one ask for?
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In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  We have what we need and what we started out
to get.

Then I am very pleased for you. What more could one ask for?

That is up the individual
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In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  We have what we need and what we started out
to get.

Then I am very pleased for you. What more could one ask for?

That is up the individual

My lab is in the yellow section, so the door frame is painted yellow.
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In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  We have what we need and what we started out
to get.

Then I am very pleased for you. What more could one ask for?

That is up the individual

My lab is in the yellow section, so the door frame is painted yellow.


???
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In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  We have what we need and what we started out
to get.

Then I am very pleased for you. What more could one ask for?

That is up the individual

My lab is in the yellow section, so the door frame is painted yellow.


???

I can't give you any further detail, I'm sorry. I never meant to imply
that this was relevant to the discussion, but I know you to be a man that likes
to be well informed so I told you. You can use the information as you see fit.
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In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  We have what we need and what we started out
to get.

Then I am very pleased for you. What more could one ask for?

That is up the individual

My lab is in the yellow section, so the door frame is painted yellow.


???

I can't give you any further detail, I'm sorry. I never meant to imply
that this was relevant to the discussion, but I know you to be a man that likes
to be well informed so I told you. You can use the information as you see fit.

And that is supposed to be like ?????
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In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  We have what we need and what we started out
to get.

Then I am very pleased for you. What more could one ask for?

That is up the individual

My lab is in the yellow section, so the door frame is painted yellow.


???

I can't give you any further detail, I'm sorry. I never meant to imply
that this was relevant to the discussion, but I know you to be a man that likes
to be well informed so I told you. You can use the information as you see fit.

And that is supposed to be like ?????

It isn't supposed to be like anything. I'm just passing on what I found
out. If you don't need the information, discard it.
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In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  We have what we need and what we started out
to get.

Then I am very pleased for you. What more could one ask for?

That is up the individual

My lab is in the yellow section, so the door frame is painted yellow.


???

I can't give you any further detail, I'm sorry. I never meant to imply
that this was relevant to the discussion, but I know you to be a man that likes
to be well informed so I told you. You can use the information as you see fit.

And that is supposed to be like ?????

It isn't supposed to be like anything. I'm just passing on what I found
out. If you don't need the information, discard it.

Discarded
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In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

I believe that is your opinion - it isn't shared by any one else that we
are in comms with. It is also why we always say a small group of stores in the
UK (not a representative sample.

There have been UK stores post they are having a good period as well as US stores
saying the same. There have also been stores posting they are going through a
very slow time. South African stores seem to be going through a slow time, but
Russell wanted to push the idea that they are on a high with sales and activity,
and we asked for more information to help understand the current situation. Don't
see anything wrong with that at all - we are not challenging what he said nor
are we doubting it we just want a bit more meat on the bones, so to speak.

But you are challenging and doubting what he said because your teeny little unrepresentative
group is not seeing the same thing. Why exactly do you think you are entitled
to more information? BrickLink has many competitors now, and they are owned by
LEGO. They don't need to tell you anything that don't want to. It is
not your company.
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In Administrative, randyf writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

I believe that is your opinion - it isn't shared by any one else that we
are in comms with. It is also why we always say a small group of stores in the
UK (not a representative sample.

There have been UK stores post they are having a good period as well as US stores
saying the same. There have also been stores posting they are going through a
very slow time. South African stores seem to be going through a slow time, but
Russell wanted to push the idea that they are on a high with sales and activity,
and we asked for more information to help understand the current situation. Don't
see anything wrong with that at all - we are not challenging what he said nor
are we doubting it we just want a bit more meat on the bones, so to speak.

But you are challenging and doubting what he said because your teeny little unrepresentative
group is not seeing the same thing. Why exactly do you think you are entitled
to more information? BrickLink has many competitors now, and they are owned by
LEGO. They don't need to tell you anything that don't want to. It is
not your company.

Randy

Perhaps your rather snide comments need to be tempered somewhat and allow for
people to have their own views. We do not disagree with what you say you have
a right to have your opinion, however we also have a right. As I said there is
never any harm in asking - if you do not get what you asked for move on.
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Location:  USA, Oklahoma
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In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, randyf writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

I believe that is your opinion - it isn't shared by any one else that we
are in comms with. It is also why we always say a small group of stores in the
UK (not a representative sample.

There have been UK stores post they are having a good period as well as US stores
saying the same. There have also been stores posting they are going through a
very slow time. South African stores seem to be going through a slow time, but
Russell wanted to push the idea that they are on a high with sales and activity,
and we asked for more information to help understand the current situation. Don't
see anything wrong with that at all - we are not challenging what he said nor
are we doubting it we just want a bit more meat on the bones, so to speak.

But you are challenging and doubting what he said because your teeny little unrepresentative
group is not seeing the same thing. Why exactly do you think you are entitled
to more information? BrickLink has many competitors now, and they are owned by
LEGO. They don't need to tell you anything that don't want to. It is
not your company.

Randy

Perhaps your rather snide comments need to be tempered somewhat and allow for
people to have their own views. We do not disagree with what you say you have
a right to have your opinion, however we also have a right. As I said there is
never any harm in asking - if you do not get what you asked for move on.

Chicken 6 inch on wheat. No cheese. Vinegar and Oil, salt and pepper, lettuce,
tomato, cucumber, pickle, black olives, banana peppers, bell peppers, onions.
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, randyf writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

I believe that is your opinion - it isn't shared by any one else that we
are in comms with. It is also why we always say a small group of stores in the
UK (not a representative sample.

There have been UK stores post they are having a good period as well as US stores
saying the same. There have also been stores posting they are going through a
very slow time. South African stores seem to be going through a slow time, but
Russell wanted to push the idea that they are on a high with sales and activity,
and we asked for more information to help understand the current situation. Don't
see anything wrong with that at all - we are not challenging what he said nor
are we doubting it we just want a bit more meat on the bones, so to speak.

But you are challenging and doubting what he said because your teeny little unrepresentative
group is not seeing the same thing. Why exactly do you think you are entitled
to more information? BrickLink has many competitors now, and they are owned by
LEGO. They don't need to tell you anything that don't want to. It is
not your company.

Randy

Perhaps your rather snide comments need to be tempered somewhat and allow for
people to have their own views. We do not disagree with what you say you have
a right to have your opinion, however we also have a right. As I said there is
never any harm in asking - if you do not get what you asked for move on.

Chicken 6 inch on wheat. No cheese. Vinegar and Oil, salt and pepper, lettuce,
tomato, cucumber, pickle, black olives, banana peppers, bell peppers, onions.

Not on the menu - move on
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Location:  USA, Oklahoma
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Store: Axaday
In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, randyf writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

I believe that is your opinion - it isn't shared by any one else that we
are in comms with. It is also why we always say a small group of stores in the
UK (not a representative sample.

There have been UK stores post they are having a good period as well as US stores
saying the same. There have also been stores posting they are going through a
very slow time. South African stores seem to be going through a slow time, but
Russell wanted to push the idea that they are on a high with sales and activity,
and we asked for more information to help understand the current situation. Don't
see anything wrong with that at all - we are not challenging what he said nor
are we doubting it we just want a bit more meat on the bones, so to speak.

But you are challenging and doubting what he said because your teeny little unrepresentative
group is not seeing the same thing. Why exactly do you think you are entitled
to more information? BrickLink has many competitors now, and they are owned by
LEGO. They don't need to tell you anything that don't want to. It is
not your company.

Randy

Perhaps your rather snide comments need to be tempered somewhat and allow for
people to have their own views. We do not disagree with what you say you have
a right to have your opinion, however we also have a right. As I said there is
never any harm in asking - if you do not get what you asked for move on.

Chicken 6 inch on wheat. No cheese. Vinegar and Oil, salt and pepper, lettuce,
tomato, cucumber, pickle, black olives, banana peppers, bell peppers, onions.

Not on the menu - move on

158
255
158
158
148
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store: CalsBricks
In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, randyf writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

I believe that is your opinion - it isn't shared by any one else that we
are in comms with. It is also why we always say a small group of stores in the
UK (not a representative sample.

There have been UK stores post they are having a good period as well as US stores
saying the same. There have also been stores posting they are going through a
very slow time. South African stores seem to be going through a slow time, but
Russell wanted to push the idea that they are on a high with sales and activity,
and we asked for more information to help understand the current situation. Don't
see anything wrong with that at all - we are not challenging what he said nor
are we doubting it we just want a bit more meat on the bones, so to speak.

But you are challenging and doubting what he said because your teeny little unrepresentative
group is not seeing the same thing. Why exactly do you think you are entitled
to more information? BrickLink has many competitors now, and they are owned by
LEGO. They don't need to tell you anything that don't want to. It is
not your company.

Randy

Perhaps your rather snide comments need to be tempered somewhat and allow for
people to have their own views. We do not disagree with what you say you have
a right to have your opinion, however we also have a right. As I said there is
never any harm in asking - if you do not get what you asked for move on.

Chicken 6 inch on wheat. No cheese. Vinegar and Oil, salt and pepper, lettuce,
tomato, cucumber, pickle, black olives, banana peppers, bell peppers, onions.

Not on the menu - move on

158
255
158
158
148

Sorry no 158's
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Location:  USA, Oklahoma
Member Since Contact Type Status
Jun 28, 2005 Contact Member Seller
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Store: Axaday
In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, randyf writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

I believe that is your opinion - it isn't shared by any one else that we
are in comms with. It is also why we always say a small group of stores in the
UK (not a representative sample.

There have been UK stores post they are having a good period as well as US stores
saying the same. There have also been stores posting they are going through a
very slow time. South African stores seem to be going through a slow time, but
Russell wanted to push the idea that they are on a high with sales and activity,
and we asked for more information to help understand the current situation. Don't
see anything wrong with that at all - we are not challenging what he said nor
are we doubting it we just want a bit more meat on the bones, so to speak.

But you are challenging and doubting what he said because your teeny little unrepresentative
group is not seeing the same thing. Why exactly do you think you are entitled
to more information? BrickLink has many competitors now, and they are owned by
LEGO. They don't need to tell you anything that don't want to. It is
not your company.

Randy

Perhaps your rather snide comments need to be tempered somewhat and allow for
people to have their own views. We do not disagree with what you say you have
a right to have your opinion, however we also have a right. As I said there is
never any harm in asking - if you do not get what you asked for move on.

Chicken 6 inch on wheat. No cheese. Vinegar and Oil, salt and pepper, lettuce,
tomato, cucumber, pickle, black olives, banana peppers, bell peppers, onions.

Not on the menu - move on

158
255
158
158
148

Sorry no 158's

I just double checked. There are definitely 3. I'm not sure you are looking
at the smae page as me??
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Store: CalsBricks
In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, randyf writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

I believe that is your opinion - it isn't shared by any one else that we
are in comms with. It is also why we always say a small group of stores in the
UK (not a representative sample.

There have been UK stores post they are having a good period as well as US stores
saying the same. There have also been stores posting they are going through a
very slow time. South African stores seem to be going through a slow time, but
Russell wanted to push the idea that they are on a high with sales and activity,
and we asked for more information to help understand the current situation. Don't
see anything wrong with that at all - we are not challenging what he said nor
are we doubting it we just want a bit more meat on the bones, so to speak.

But you are challenging and doubting what he said because your teeny little unrepresentative
group is not seeing the same thing. Why exactly do you think you are entitled
to more information? BrickLink has many competitors now, and they are owned by
LEGO. They don't need to tell you anything that don't want to. It is
not your company.

Randy

Perhaps your rather snide comments need to be tempered somewhat and allow for
people to have their own views. We do not disagree with what you say you have
a right to have your opinion, however we also have a right. As I said there is
never any harm in asking - if you do not get what you asked for move on.

Chicken 6 inch on wheat. No cheese. Vinegar and Oil, salt and pepper, lettuce,
tomato, cucumber, pickle, black olives, banana peppers, bell peppers, onions.

Not on the menu - move on

158
255
158
158
148

Sorry no 158's

I just double checked. There are definitely 3. I'm not sure you are looking
at the smae page as me??

Possibly not but you never know.
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Location:  USA, Oklahoma
Member Since Contact Type Status
Jun 28, 2005 Contact Member Seller
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Store: Axaday
In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, randyf writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

I believe that is your opinion - it isn't shared by any one else that we
are in comms with. It is also why we always say a small group of stores in the
UK (not a representative sample.

There have been UK stores post they are having a good period as well as US stores
saying the same. There have also been stores posting they are going through a
very slow time. South African stores seem to be going through a slow time, but
Russell wanted to push the idea that they are on a high with sales and activity,
and we asked for more information to help understand the current situation. Don't
see anything wrong with that at all - we are not challenging what he said nor
are we doubting it we just want a bit more meat on the bones, so to speak.

But you are challenging and doubting what he said because your teeny little unrepresentative
group is not seeing the same thing. Why exactly do you think you are entitled
to more information? BrickLink has many competitors now, and they are owned by
LEGO. They don't need to tell you anything that don't want to. It is
not your company.

Randy

Perhaps your rather snide comments need to be tempered somewhat and allow for
people to have their own views. We do not disagree with what you say you have
a right to have your opinion, however we also have a right. As I said there is
never any harm in asking - if you do not get what you asked for move on.

Chicken 6 inch on wheat. No cheese. Vinegar and Oil, salt and pepper, lettuce,
tomato, cucumber, pickle, black olives, banana peppers, bell peppers, onions.

Not on the menu - move on

158
255
158
158
148

Sorry no 158's

I just double checked. There are definitely 3. I'm not sure you are looking
at the smae page as me??

Possibly not but you never know.

It's a shame that I can't give you more detail, but I cannot. If there
are no 158s on your page, it is something else.
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In Administrative, calsbricks writes:

  if you do not get what you asked for move on.

Why would *anyone* take advice from someone who does not follow their own advice?
I will personally bet you that you cannot move on if you do not get what you
asked for. I am sorry, but I do not want you near any Community Advisory Panel
for this site. You are the embodiment of an entitled, spoiled child who kicks
and screams until they eventually get what they want. That is not the kind of
person you want on a team.
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store: CalsBricks
In Administrative, randyf writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:

  if you do not get what you asked for move on.

Why would *anyone* take advice from someone who does not follow their own advice?
I will personally bet you that you cannot move on if you do not get what you
asked for. I am sorry, but I do not want you near any Community Advisory Panel
for this site. You are the embodiment of an entitled, spoiled child who kicks
and screams until they eventually get what they want. That is not the kind of
person you want on a team.

I think you had better modify your language and insinuations - Calling individuals
names on a forum page is rather childish don't you think. Because people
do not agree with things does not give them the right to get into name calling
and false insinuations. SAs for being in a team you haven't obviously read
my earlier reply - I have no intention of asking to be involved with any Panel
formed with BL or TLG - that is for others who have that sort of time and inclination.
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Location:  USA, Oklahoma
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In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, randyf writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:

  if you do not get what you asked for move on.

Why would *anyone* take advice from someone who does not follow their own advice?
I will personally bet you that you cannot move on if you do not get what you
asked for. I am sorry, but I do not want you near any Community Advisory Panel
for this site. You are the embodiment of an entitled, spoiled child who kicks
and screams until they eventually get what they want. That is not the kind of
person you want on a team.

I think you had better modify your language and insinuations - Calling individuals
names on a forum page is rather childish don't you think. Because people
do not agree with things does not give them the right to get into name calling
and false insinuations. SAs for being in a team you haven't obviously read
my earlier reply - I have no intention of asking to be involved with any Panel
formed with BL or TLG - that is for others who have that sort of time and inclination.

Guys, I want everyone to take a breather. Just so everyone understands, it is
okay to call someone childish, but NOT okay to call them a spoiled child. Understood?
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store: CalsBricks
In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, randyf writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:

  if you do not get what you asked for move on.

Why would *anyone* take advice from someone who does not follow their own advice?
I will personally bet you that you cannot move on if you do not get what you
asked for. I am sorry, but I do not want you near any Community Advisory Panel
for this site. You are the embodiment of an entitled, spoiled child who kicks
and screams until they eventually get what they want. That is not the kind of
person you want on a team.

I think you had better modify your language and insinuations - Calling individuals
names on a forum page is rather childish don't you think. Because people
do not agree with things does not give them the right to get into name calling
and false insinuations. SAs for being in a team you haven't obviously read
my earlier reply - I have no intention of asking to be involved with any Panel
formed with BL or TLG - that is for others who have that sort of time and inclination.

Guys, I want everyone to take a breather. Just so everyone understands, it is
okay to call someone childish, but NOT okay to call them a spoiled child. Understood?


All these threads show is that some people have a passion for things and if that
passion is not in line with everyone else's it is turned on its head until
all hell breaks out. We asked a simple question of Russell and look what has
evolved - we don't have the right; we are condescending, we are childish,
etc.,etc. Good grief. We get lectured on our sample stats - we get told they
cannot be representative (and we never claimed they were), and now we re being
accused of trying to be a director on a panel, which we are not even remotely
interested in.

You actually couldn't make all this up.
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Location:  USA, New Jersey
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In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

It's the attitude of an entitled condescending individual who believes he
deserves to have all his demands answered and requests to waste precious admin
time to give him 'on demand' individualized reports about regional sales
and personal info on individuals hired by BL.
Ask him to name the '13 stores' so you can test his hypothesis by making
your own assertion of his claims - that's confidential and you have to take
him at his word- a consideration he won't give Russell. (add hypocritical
to the list of adjectives).

Top that with condescending the very people who are here to help him (and the
hundreds of thousands of other members whos needs he couldn't care less about).
When all you do is spend time focusing on the negatives, on what others could
be doing to improve your environment instead of actually improving it yourself-
is it any wonder you're missing out on this period of prosperity?
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Location:  USA, Oklahoma
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Store: Axaday
In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

It's the attitude of an entitled condescending individual who believes he
deserves to have all his demands answered and requests to waste precious admin
time to give him 'on demand' individualized reports about regional sales
and personal info on individuals hired by BL.
Ask him to name the '13 stores' so you can test his hypothesis by making
your own assertion of his claims - that's confidential and you have to take
him at his word- a consideration he won't give Russell. (add hypocritical
to the list of adjectives).

Top that with condescending the very people who are here to help him (and the
hundreds of thousands of other members whos needs he couldn't care less about).
When all you do is spend time focusing on the negatives, on what others could
be doing to improve your environment instead of actually improving it yourself-
is it any wonder you're missing out on this period of prosperity?

Isn't he on the board of directors?
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Location:  USA, Ohio
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In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

It's the attitude of an entitled condescending individual who believes he
deserves to have all his demands answered and requests to waste precious admin
time to give him 'on demand' individualized reports about regional sales
and personal info on individuals hired by BL.
Ask him to name the '13 stores' so you can test his hypothesis by making
your own assertion of his claims - that's confidential and you have to take
him at his word- a consideration he won't give Russell. (add hypocritical
to the list of adjectives).

Top that with condescending the very people who are here to help him (and the
hundreds of thousands of other members whos needs he couldn't care less about).
When all you do is spend time focusing on the negatives, on what others could
be doing to improve your environment instead of actually improving it yourself-
is it any wonder you're missing out on this period of prosperity?

Isn't he on the board of directors?

I am sure that his asking to be on it is coming in a later thread, because...reasons.
Right after he makes sure that they create a Community Advisory Panel with him
on it. 🙄
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store: CalsBricks
In Administrative, randyf writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

It's the attitude of an entitled condescending individual who believes he
deserves to have all his demands answered and requests to waste precious admin
time to give him 'on demand' individualized reports about regional sales
and personal info on individuals hired by BL.
Ask him to name the '13 stores' so you can test his hypothesis by making
your own assertion of his claims - that's confidential and you have to take
him at his word- a consideration he won't give Russell. (add hypocritical
to the list of adjectives).

Top that with condescending the very people who are here to help him (and the
hundreds of thousands of other members whos needs he couldn't care less about).
When all you do is spend time focusing on the negatives, on what others could
be doing to improve your environment instead of actually improving it yourself-
is it any wonder you're missing out on this period of prosperity?

Isn't he on the board of directors?

I am sure that his asking to be on it is coming in a later thread, because...reasons.
Right after he makes sure that they create a Community Advisory Panel with him
on it. 🙄

You are now talking tripe - I have no intentions of asking to be involved with
the CAP if it ever happens.
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Location:  USA, Oklahoma
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Store: Axaday
In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, randyf writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

It's the attitude of an entitled condescending individual who believes he
deserves to have all his demands answered and requests to waste precious admin
time to give him 'on demand' individualized reports about regional sales
and personal info on individuals hired by BL.
Ask him to name the '13 stores' so you can test his hypothesis by making
your own assertion of his claims - that's confidential and you have to take
him at his word- a consideration he won't give Russell. (add hypocritical
to the list of adjectives).

Top that with condescending the very people who are here to help him (and the
hundreds of thousands of other members whos needs he couldn't care less about).
When all you do is spend time focusing on the negatives, on what others could
be doing to improve your environment instead of actually improving it yourself-
is it any wonder you're missing out on this period of prosperity?

Isn't he on the board of directors?

I am sure that his asking to be on it is coming in a later thread, because...reasons.
Right after he makes sure that they create a Community Advisory Panel with him
on it. 🙄

You are now talking tripe - I have no intentions of asking to be involved with
the CAP if it ever happens.

No involvement, that is, beyond the entire thing being your idea.

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1181791
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store: CalsBricks
In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, randyf writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

It's the attitude of an entitled condescending individual who believes he
deserves to have all his demands answered and requests to waste precious admin
time to give him 'on demand' individualized reports about regional sales
and personal info on individuals hired by BL.
Ask him to name the '13 stores' so you can test his hypothesis by making
your own assertion of his claims - that's confidential and you have to take
him at his word- a consideration he won't give Russell. (add hypocritical
to the list of adjectives).

Top that with condescending the very people who are here to help him (and the
hundreds of thousands of other members whos needs he couldn't care less about).
When all you do is spend time focusing on the negatives, on what others could
be doing to improve your environment instead of actually improving it yourself-
is it any wonder you're missing out on this period of prosperity?

Isn't he on the board of directors?

I am sure that his asking to be on it is coming in a later thread, because...reasons.
Right after he makes sure that they create a Community Advisory Panel with him
on it. 🙄

You are now talking tripe - I have no intentions of asking to be involved with
the CAP if it ever happens.

No involvement, that is, beyond the entire thing being your idea.

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1181791

That suggestion came from our forum not me dir4ectly I just put it on BL. As
I said, I have no intention now or for that matter ever seeking to be part of
that Panel, if it ever gets formed. Russell has advised me that it has had overwhelming
support so some people are interested which is fine. Whilst it may turn out to
be a good idea, it is not for me. I think I have now made the clear.
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Location:  USA, New Jersey
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Store: Heart Bricker
In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

It's the attitude of an entitled condescending individual who believes he
deserves to have all his demands answered and requests to waste precious admin
time to give him 'on demand' individualized reports about regional sales
and personal info on individuals hired by BL.
Ask him to name the '13 stores' so you can test his hypothesis by making
your own assertion of his claims - that's confidential and you have to take
him at his word- a consideration he won't give Russell. (add hypocritical
to the list of adjectives).

Top that with condescending the very people who are here to help him (and the
hundreds of thousands of other members whos needs he couldn't care less about).
When all you do is spend time focusing on the negatives, on what others could
be doing to improve your environment instead of actually improving it yourself-
is it any wonder you're missing out on this period of prosperity?

Isn't he on the board of directors?

I believe it's spelled 'dictators'
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store: CalsBricks
In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

It's the attitude of an entitled condescending individual who believes he
deserves to have all his demands answered and requests to waste precious admin
time to give him 'on demand' individualized reports about regional sales
and personal info on individuals hired by BL.
Ask him to name the '13 stores' so you can test his hypothesis by making
your own assertion of his claims - that's confidential and you have to take
him at his word- a consideration he won't give Russell. (add hypocritical
to the list of adjectives).

Top that with condescending the very people who are here to help him (and the
hundreds of thousands of other members whos needs he couldn't care less about).
When all you do is spend time focusing on the negatives, on what others could
be doing to improve your environment instead of actually improving it yourself-
is it any wonder you're missing out on this period of prosperity?

Isn't he on the board of directors?

I believe it's spelled 'dictators'

Do you have any idea of what you are talking about.

As I just posted to randyf - I have absolutely no intention whatsoever now or
at anytime in the future requesting involvement with the CAP, if it is ever formed.

You seem to make this up as you go along.
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store: CalsBricks
In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

It's the attitude of an entitled condescending individual who believes he
deserves to have all his demands answered and requests to waste precious admin
time to give him 'on demand' individualized reports about regional sales
and personal info on individuals hired by BL.
Ask him to name the '13 stores' so you can test his hypothesis by making
your own assertion of his claims - that's confidential and you have to take
him at his word- a consideration he won't give Russell. (add hypocritical
to the list of adjectives).

Top that with condescending the very people who are here to help him (and the
hundreds of thousands of other members whos needs he couldn't care less about).
When all you do is spend time focusing on the negatives, on what others could
be doing to improve your environment instead of actually improving it yourself-
is it any wonder you're missing out on this period of prosperity?

Isn't he on the board of directors?


???
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Location:  USA, Oklahoma
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Store: Axaday
In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

It's the attitude of an entitled condescending individual who believes he
deserves to have all his demands answered and requests to waste precious admin
time to give him 'on demand' individualized reports about regional sales
and personal info on individuals hired by BL.
Ask him to name the '13 stores' so you can test his hypothesis by making
your own assertion of his claims - that's confidential and you have to take
him at his word- a consideration he won't give Russell. (add hypocritical
to the list of adjectives).

Top that with condescending the very people who are here to help him (and the
hundreds of thousands of other members whos needs he couldn't care less about).
When all you do is spend time focusing on the negatives, on what others could
be doing to improve your environment instead of actually improving it yourself-
is it any wonder you're missing out on this period of prosperity?

Isn't he on the board of directors?


???

My apologies. I see that I have mistaken you for someone else.
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
Member Since Contact Type Status
Aug 12, 2008 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: CalsBricks
In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

It's the attitude of an entitled condescending individual who believes he
deserves to have all his demands answered and requests to waste precious admin
time to give him 'on demand' individualized reports about regional sales
and personal info on individuals hired by BL.
Ask him to name the '13 stores' so you can test his hypothesis by making
your own assertion of his claims - that's confidential and you have to take
him at his word- a consideration he won't give Russell. (add hypocritical
to the list of adjectives).

That is the pot calling the kettle if ever I heard it. Your constant insinuations
and caustic replies belong where they belong. The trashcan.

I have never put Russell under any kind of pressure to provide information. I
have asked when I feel it is right for further information the same as anyone
and everyone does on this forum. Just look at the other threads surrounding the
Site performance and see what others have claimed or written. You, are way off
base, but then you are always the same. -
  
Top that with condescending the very people who are here to help him (and the
hundreds of thousands of other members whos needs he couldn't care less about).
When all you do is spend time focusing on the negatives, on what others could
be doing to improve your environment instead of actually improving it yourself-
is it any wonder you're missing out on this period of prosperity?

What a load of absolute twaddle.

You need to attend a reading course so you stop making things up - if anyone
is condescending it is you and your constant stream of caustic comments.
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Location:  USA, New Jersey
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Store: Heart Bricker
In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

It's the attitude of an entitled condescending individual who believes he
deserves to have all his demands answered and requests to waste precious admin
time to give him 'on demand' individualized reports about regional sales
and personal info on individuals hired by BL.
Ask him to name the '13 stores' so you can test his hypothesis by making
your own assertion of his claims - that's confidential and you have to take
him at his word- a consideration he won't give Russell. (add hypocritical
to the list of adjectives).

That is the pot calling the kettle if ever I heard it. Your constant insinuations
and caustic replies belong where they belong. The trashcan.

I have never put Russell under any kind of pressure to provide information. I
have asked when I feel it is right for further information the same as anyone
and everyone does on this forum. Just look at the other threads surrounding the
Site performance and see what others have claimed or written. You, are way off
base, but then you are always the same. -
  
Top that with condescending the very people who are here to help him (and the
hundreds of thousands of other members whos needs he couldn't care less about).
When all you do is spend time focusing on the negatives, on what others could
be doing to improve your environment instead of actually improving it yourself-
is it any wonder you're missing out on this period of prosperity?

What a load of absolute twaddle.

You need to attend a reading course so you stop making things up - if anyone
is condescending it is you and your constant stream of caustic comments.

We don't get a lot of 'twaddle' insults hurdled at us here in New
Jersey- it's a nice change of pace Thank you.
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store: CalsBricks
In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

It's the attitude of an entitled condescending individual who believes he
deserves to have all his demands answered and requests to waste precious admin
time to give him 'on demand' individualized reports about regional sales
and personal info on individuals hired by BL.
Ask him to name the '13 stores' so you can test his hypothesis by making
your own assertion of his claims - that's confidential and you have to take
him at his word- a consideration he won't give Russell. (add hypocritical
to the list of adjectives).

That is the pot calling the kettle if ever I heard it. Your constant insinuations
and caustic replies belong where they belong. The trashcan.

I have never put Russell under any kind of pressure to provide information. I
have asked when I feel it is right for further information the same as anyone
and everyone does on this forum. Just look at the other threads surrounding the
Site performance and see what others have claimed or written. You, are way off
base, but then you are always the same. -
  
Top that with condescending the very people who are here to help him (and the
hundreds of thousands of other members whos needs he couldn't care less about).
When all you do is spend time focusing on the negatives, on what others could
be doing to improve your environment instead of actually improving it yourself-
is it any wonder you're missing out on this period of prosperity?

What a load of absolute twaddle.

You need to attend a reading course so you stop making things up - if anyone
is condescending it is you and your constant stream of caustic comments.

We don't get a lot of 'twaddle' insults hurdled at us here in New
Jersey- it's a nice change of pace Thank you.

Being a born and raised New Yorker, I know all there is to know about New Jersey.
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Location:  USA, Oklahoma
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Store: Axaday
In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

It's the attitude of an entitled condescending individual who believes he
deserves to have all his demands answered and requests to waste precious admin
time to give him 'on demand' individualized reports about regional sales
and personal info on individuals hired by BL.
Ask him to name the '13 stores' so you can test his hypothesis by making
your own assertion of his claims - that's confidential and you have to take
him at his word- a consideration he won't give Russell. (add hypocritical
to the list of adjectives).

That is the pot calling the kettle if ever I heard it. Your constant insinuations
and caustic replies belong where they belong. The trashcan.

I have never put Russell under any kind of pressure to provide information. I
have asked when I feel it is right for further information the same as anyone
and everyone does on this forum. Just look at the other threads surrounding the
Site performance and see what others have claimed or written. You, are way off
base, but then you are always the same. -
  
Top that with condescending the very people who are here to help him (and the
hundreds of thousands of other members whos needs he couldn't care less about).
When all you do is spend time focusing on the negatives, on what others could
be doing to improve your environment instead of actually improving it yourself-
is it any wonder you're missing out on this period of prosperity?

What a load of absolute twaddle.

You need to attend a reading course so you stop making things up - if anyone
is condescending it is you and your constant stream of caustic comments.

We don't get a lot of 'twaddle' insults hurdled at us here in New
Jersey- it's a nice change of pace Thank you.

Being a born and raised New Yorker, I know all there is to know about New Jersey.

I know, right? I know everything about Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, New
Mexico, and Colorado. And I know ALMOST everything about Louisiana even though
it doesn't actually border my state.
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
Member Since Contact Type Status
Aug 12, 2008 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: CalsBricks
In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

It's the attitude of an entitled condescending individual who believes he
deserves to have all his demands answered and requests to waste precious admin
time to give him 'on demand' individualized reports about regional sales
and personal info on individuals hired by BL.
Ask him to name the '13 stores' so you can test his hypothesis by making
your own assertion of his claims - that's confidential and you have to take
him at his word- a consideration he won't give Russell. (add hypocritical
to the list of adjectives).

That is the pot calling the kettle if ever I heard it. Your constant insinuations
and caustic replies belong where they belong. The trashcan.

I have never put Russell under any kind of pressure to provide information. I
have asked when I feel it is right for further information the same as anyone
and everyone does on this forum. Just look at the other threads surrounding the
Site performance and see what others have claimed or written. You, are way off
base, but then you are always the same. -
  
Top that with condescending the very people who are here to help him (and the
hundreds of thousands of other members whos needs he couldn't care less about).
When all you do is spend time focusing on the negatives, on what others could
be doing to improve your environment instead of actually improving it yourself-
is it any wonder you're missing out on this period of prosperity?

What a load of absolute twaddle.

You need to attend a reading course so you stop making things up - if anyone
is condescending it is you and your constant stream of caustic comments.

We don't get a lot of 'twaddle' insults hurdled at us here in New
Jersey- it's a nice change of pace Thank you.

Being a born and raised New Yorker, I know all there is to know about New Jersey.

I know, right? I know everything about Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, New
Mexico, and Colorado. And I know ALMOST everything about Louisiana even though
it doesn't actually border my state.

Good for you
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Location:  USA, Oklahoma
Member Since Contact Type Status
Jun 28, 2005 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: Axaday
In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

It's the attitude of an entitled condescending individual who believes he
deserves to have all his demands answered and requests to waste precious admin
time to give him 'on demand' individualized reports about regional sales
and personal info on individuals hired by BL.
Ask him to name the '13 stores' so you can test his hypothesis by making
your own assertion of his claims - that's confidential and you have to take
him at his word- a consideration he won't give Russell. (add hypocritical
to the list of adjectives).

That is the pot calling the kettle if ever I heard it. Your constant insinuations
and caustic replies belong where they belong. The trashcan.

I have never put Russell under any kind of pressure to provide information. I
have asked when I feel it is right for further information the same as anyone
and everyone does on this forum. Just look at the other threads surrounding the
Site performance and see what others have claimed or written. You, are way off
base, but then you are always the same. -
  
Top that with condescending the very people who are here to help him (and the
hundreds of thousands of other members whos needs he couldn't care less about).
When all you do is spend time focusing on the negatives, on what others could
be doing to improve your environment instead of actually improving it yourself-
is it any wonder you're missing out on this period of prosperity?

What a load of absolute twaddle.

You need to attend a reading course so you stop making things up - if anyone
is condescending it is you and your constant stream of caustic comments.

We don't get a lot of 'twaddle' insults hurdled at us here in New
Jersey- it's a nice change of pace Thank you.

Being a born and raised New Yorker, I know all there is to know about New Jersey.

I know, right? I know everything about Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, New
Mexico, and Colorado. And I know ALMOST everything about Louisiana even though
it doesn't actually border my state.

Good for you

I know, right?
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
Member Since Contact Type Status
Aug 12, 2008 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: CalsBricks
In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

It's the attitude of an entitled condescending individual who believes he
deserves to have all his demands answered and requests to waste precious admin
time to give him 'on demand' individualized reports about regional sales
and personal info on individuals hired by BL.
Ask him to name the '13 stores' so you can test his hypothesis by making
your own assertion of his claims - that's confidential and you have to take
him at his word- a consideration he won't give Russell. (add hypocritical
to the list of adjectives).

That is the pot calling the kettle if ever I heard it. Your constant insinuations
and caustic replies belong where they belong. The trashcan.

I have never put Russell under any kind of pressure to provide information. I
have asked when I feel it is right for further information the same as anyone
and everyone does on this forum. Just look at the other threads surrounding the
Site performance and see what others have claimed or written. You, are way off
base, but then you are always the same. -
  
Top that with condescending the very people who are here to help him (and the
hundreds of thousands of other members whos needs he couldn't care less about).
When all you do is spend time focusing on the negatives, on what others could
be doing to improve your environment instead of actually improving it yourself-
is it any wonder you're missing out on this period of prosperity?

What a load of absolute twaddle.

You need to attend a reading course so you stop making things up - if anyone
is condescending it is you and your constant stream of caustic comments.

We don't get a lot of 'twaddle' insults hurdled at us here in New
Jersey- it's a nice change of pace Thank you.

Being a born and raised New Yorker, I know all there is to know about New Jersey.

I know, right? I know everything about Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, New
Mexico, and Colorado. And I know ALMOST everything about Louisiana even though
it doesn't actually border my state.

Good for you

I know, right?

I probably should have said all I ever wanted to know about New Jersey.
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Location:  USA, Oklahoma
Member Since Contact Type Status
Jun 28, 2005 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: Axaday
In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked
for 3 years now so we know what their figures have been. We know they are only
a small percentage of the total (the 997 are not the number of real stores that
are active - that is much lower than that - but those are Bricklink's active
store figures). I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I have no idea if you have ever said "These 13 stores are representative of UK".
But when you say "We feel they give us a good idea of what is happening", you
are definitely SUGGESTING it.

It's the attitude of an entitled condescending individual who believes he
deserves to have all his demands answered and requests to waste precious admin
time to give him 'on demand' individualized reports about regional sales
and personal info on individuals hired by BL.
Ask him to name the '13 stores' so you can test his hypothesis by making
your own assertion of his claims - that's confidential and you have to take
him at his word- a consideration he won't give Russell. (add hypocritical
to the list of adjectives).

That is the pot calling the kettle if ever I heard it. Your constant insinuations
and caustic replies belong where they belong. The trashcan.

I have never put Russell under any kind of pressure to provide information. I
have asked when I feel it is right for further information the same as anyone
and everyone does on this forum. Just look at the other threads surrounding the
Site performance and see what others have claimed or written. You, are way off
base, but then you are always the same. -
  
Top that with condescending the very people who are here to help him (and the
hundreds of thousands of other members whos needs he couldn't care less about).
When all you do is spend time focusing on the negatives, on what others could
be doing to improve your environment instead of actually improving it yourself-
is it any wonder you're missing out on this period of prosperity?

What a load of absolute twaddle.

You need to attend a reading course so you stop making things up - if anyone
is condescending it is you and your constant stream of caustic comments.

We don't get a lot of 'twaddle' insults hurdled at us here in New
Jersey- it's a nice change of pace Thank you.

Being a born and raised New Yorker, I know all there is to know about New Jersey.

I know, right? I know everything about Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, New
Mexico, and Colorado. And I know ALMOST everything about Louisiana even though
it doesn't actually border my state.

Good for you

I know, right?

I probably should have said all I ever wanted to know about New Jersey.

Saying all you wanted to know about New Jersey would have taken too long.
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Location:  USA, New Jersey
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Store: Heart Bricker
In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked

  
  We don't get a lot of 'twaddle' insults hurdled at us here in New
Jersey- it's a nice change of pace Thank you.

Being a born and raised New Yorker, I know all there is to know about New Jersey.

Hard to believe; New Yorkers have thicker skin than you and know not to stick
their noses in other people's business.
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
Member Since Contact Type Status
Aug 12, 2008 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: CalsBricks
In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked

  
  We don't get a lot of 'twaddle' insults hurdled at us here in New
Jersey- it's a nice change of pace Thank you.

Being a born and raised New Yorker, I know all there is to know about New Jersey.

Hard to believe; New Yorkers have thicker skin than you and know not to stick
their noses in other people's business.

Funny that is what we think about people from New Jersey.
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Location:  USA, Oklahoma
Member Since Contact Type Status
Jun 28, 2005 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: Axaday
In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked

  
  We don't get a lot of 'twaddle' insults hurdled at us here in New
Jersey- it's a nice change of pace Thank you.

Being a born and raised New Yorker, I know all there is to know about New Jersey.

Hard to believe; New Yorkers have thicker skin than you and know not to stick
their noses in other people's business.

Funny that is what we think about people from New Jersey.

I thought New Yorkers and New Jerseyans were both famous for looking out their
windows and monitoring their neighbors, but truth be told those states are both
very far from mine, so it is not my fault if I have misunderstood.
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
Member Since Contact Type Status
Aug 12, 2008 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: CalsBricks
In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked

  
  We don't get a lot of 'twaddle' insults hurdled at us here in New
Jersey- it's a nice change of pace Thank you.

Being a born and raised New Yorker, I know all there is to know about New Jersey.

Hard to believe; New Yorkers have thicker skin than you and know not to stick
their noses in other people's business.

Funny that is what we think about people from New Jersey.

I thought New Yorkers and New Jerseyans were both famous for looking out their
windows and monitoring their neighbors, but truth be told those states are both
very far from mine, so it is not my fault if I have misunderstood.

What New Yorkers and New Jerseans get up to is their business and to be honest,
you needn't concern yourself about it.
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Location:  USA, Oklahoma
Member Since Contact Type Status
Jun 28, 2005 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: Axaday
In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked

  
  We don't get a lot of 'twaddle' insults hurdled at us here in New
Jersey- it's a nice change of pace Thank you.

Being a born and raised New Yorker, I know all there is to know about New Jersey.

Hard to believe; New Yorkers have thicker skin than you and know not to stick
their noses in other people's business.

Funny that is what we think about people from New Jersey.

I thought New Yorkers and New Jerseyans were both famous for looking out their
windows and monitoring their neighbors, but truth be told those states are both
very far from mine, so it is not my fault if I have misunderstood.

What New Yorkers and New Jerseans get up to is their business and to be honest,
you needn't concern yourself about it.

Ah, confidential. Got it!
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Location:  USA, New Jersey
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Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: Heart Bricker
In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked

  
  We don't get a lot of 'twaddle' insults hurdled at us here in New
Jersey- it's a nice change of pace Thank you.

Being a born and raised New Yorker, I know all there is to know about New Jersey.

Hard to believe; New Yorkers have thicker skin than you and know not to stick
their noses in other people's business.

Funny that is what we think about people from New Jersey.

Yeah, very funny because not once have we asked any member or admin for info
on their business nor have i ever thrown a tantrum over someone giving me their
opinion of me- you've been guilty on both counts multiple times and while
your hissy fits are sometimes entertaining; your comebacks are weak and baseless-
ours are backed by a rich history of your forum messages proving our point.
You should look no farther than yourself for the reasons you're (admitting)
not to be experiencing the result you desire because Bricklink and its users
who poses a more positive, grateful and appreciative outlook are experiencing
great success right now...
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In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  In Administrative, Heartbricker writes:
  In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  The names of the stores are confidential - suffice to say they have been tracked

  
  We don't get a lot of 'twaddle' insults hurdled at us here in New
Jersey- it's a nice change of pace Thank you.

Being a born and raised New Yorker, I know all there is to know about New Jersey.

Hard to believe; New Yorkers have thicker skin than you and know not to stick
their noses in other people's business.

Funny that is what we think about people from New Jersey.

Yeah, very funny because not once have we asked any member or admin for info
on their business nor have i ever thrown a tantrum over someone giving me their
opinion of me- you've been guilty on both counts multiple times and while
your hissy fits are sometimes entertaining; your comebacks are weak and baseless-
ours are backed by a rich history of your forum messages proving our point.
You should look no farther than yourself for the reasons you're (admitting)
not to be experiencing the result you desire because Bricklink and its users
who poses a more positive, grateful and appreciative outlook are experiencing
great success right now...

More twaddle

Your responses need looking at more closely, as you are pretty much always well
off the point. Your accusations are baseless and unfounded and your interpretation
of things are also out in left field somewhere. They are your opinion not facts.

Your remarks are rude, arrogant and petulant to say the least. If you are doing
well as a store - good for you. there are well over 10,000 other stores that
may not be doing as well and they have a right to be heard. So keep your churlish
comments to yourself and concentrate on whatever it is you do.

Do we care what you have asked for - no - we don't give a damn - that is
your business. What we do is our business not yours and that is the way it will
always be, for sure.
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In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
  UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I got a degree in math and work in quality control in a refinery. I use gas
chromatography to analyze samples from refinery units to see that the units are
operating correctly. In both quality control and market analysis, the reason
it is critical to figure out how to get a representative sample is that having
a representative sample to analyze is the only way that your analysis isn't
a waste of time.

With all the work you do analyzing these 13 stores, I really hope that you actually
have taken some measures to give yourself confidence that they are representative
of whatever you are trying to find out. But every time someone asks you, you
say you don't claim they are representative. The reason people keep bothering
you about it is that if they are NOT representative you are just practicing arithmetic.
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In Administrative, axaday writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
I do not believe we suggested they were representative of the
  UK They are what they are 13 small, medium and large stores that have been active
(actually active) over the past 3 years of monitoring and we feel they give us
a good idea of what is happening.

I got a degree in math and work in quality control in a refinery. I use gas
chromatography to analyze samples from refinery units to see that the units are
operating correctly. In both quality control and market analysis, the reason
it is critical to figure out how to get a representative sample is that having
a representative sample to analyze is the only way that your analysis isn't
a waste of time.

With all the work you do analyzing these 13 stores, I really hope that you actually
have taken some measures to give yourself confidence that they are representative
of whatever you are trying to find out. But every time someone asks you, you
say you don't claim they are representative. The reason people keep bothering
you abo

ut it is that if they are NOT representative you are just practicing arithmetic.

Good for you I am just a poor MD of a computer company who has been successful
in the UK for over 40 years.

The monitoring process gives us what we have been looking for - it is not an
arithmetic exercise at all, but neither is it meant to be representative of the
UK as a region.

The stats have been published because people asked us to do that and we have
complied.

The only way one could get a representative set of data is if Bricklink provided
regional stats - that might happen now that TLG have taken over but we won't
hold our breath on that.

Our figures are what they are - they are of interest to us and from the comments
we get from those who review them each month to others as well. How they use
them and for what purpose is up to them. I won't expand the number of stores
monitored nor will we publish other data that is included in the process. That
is confidential to us.

Hope that clarifies the position for you.
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In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  Hope that clarifies the position for you.

Yeah, I guess. You track 13 stores for reasons that you don't say. You
apparently think they are a representative sample of SOMETHING, just not the
UK market in general. You get what you want from it. Ok, that's fine.

But why did you mention them in response to Russell saying that general sales
are up? Why did you think it would be relevant?
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In Administrative, calsbricks writes:

  Our figures are what they are - they are of interest to us and from the comments
we get from those who review them each month to others as well. How they use
them and for what purpose is up to them. I won't expand the number of stores
monitored nor will we publish other data that is included in the process. That
is confidential to us.

And the information you are asking for is most likely confidential to LEGO.

  Hope that clarifies the position for you.

Likewise.
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In Administrative, randyf writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:

  Our figures are what they are - they are of interest to us and from the comments
we get from those who review them each month to others as well. How they use
them and for what purpose is up to them. I won't expand the number of stores
monitored nor will we publish other data that is included in the process. That
is confidential to us.

And the information you are asking for is most likely confidential to LEGO.

  Hope that clarifies the position for you.

Likewise.

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In Administrative, Stuart9 writes:
  Just to let you know that after I closed the shop for a few days the sales have
dropped dramatically, just another piece in the puzzle of what may/may not affect
sales.

Very busy beforehand but not now, coincidence or not ?


I take you meant that sales were slow after you opened your store back up? Otherwise,
I would imagine your sales would slow after closing your store (:

Jim
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In Administrative, TheBrickGuys writes:
  In Administrative, Stuart9 writes:
  Just to let you know that after I closed the shop for a few days the sales have
dropped dramatically, just another piece in the puzzle of what may/may not affect
sales.

Very busy beforehand but not now, coincidence or not ?


I take you meant that sales were slow after you opened your store back up? Otherwise,
I would imagine your sales would slow after closing your store (:

Yes it does appear that closing your shop, even for brief periods, has an effect
for a little while after. That effect does, however get lost when you look at
the stores over longer periods. That is why we continued the monitoring. When
this months stats do come out (end of month) it will show the overall decline
in orders has continued in February for our monitored group. We have now had
confirmation that others, in other regions are experiencing the same. That is
one reason why we asked Russell for a bit more info. We think there could possibly
be significant variations by region.
  
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In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  We have now had
confirmation that others, in other regions are experiencing the same. That is
one reason why we asked Russell for a bit more info. We think there could possibly
be significant variations by region.

Why do you need more info? The info is already in this thread. Your teeny little
group of 13 stores and some few others that you are in communication with (hardly
a representative sample of the UK or any any other region) are having a declining
sales period while many others are having a record-breaking sales period. Therefore,
there is variation. In fact, there is always variation. Whatever you may think,
you are not entitled to any more information from BrickLink. The problems with
the site are beginning to be addressed and it will take some time to implement
solutions. All you can do is have patience (which is obviously in short supply
in your area) and focus on your business that just happens to be in direct competition
with every other person selling on this site. Not every boat rises in a market
as wide as this.
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In Administrative, randyf writes:
  In Administrative, calsbricks writes:
  We have now had
confirmation that others, in other regions are experiencing the same. That is
one reason why we asked Russell for a bit more info. We think there could possibly
be significant variations by region.

Why do you need more info? The info is already in this thread. Your teeny little
group of 13 stores and some few others that you are in communication with (hardly
a representative sample of the UK or any any other region) are having a declining
sales period while many others are having a record-breaking sales period. Therefore,
there is variation. In fact, there is always variation. Whatever you may think,
you are not entitled to any more information from BrickLink. The problems with
the site are beginning to be addressed and it will take some time to implement
solutions. All you can do is have patience (which is obviously in short supply
in your area) and focus on your business that just happens to be in direct competition
with every other person selling on this site. Not every boat rises in a market
as wide as this.

Hi Randy

Thank you for your thoughts and comments. We feel differently but we respect
your views. Bricklink has never had to provide anything to anyone who uses this
site, least alone a small UK store like us. TLG, in time may feel differently
- we will see. Why is everyone so concerned about someone asking for more information.
If they do not want to supply it they won't that is the end of the story.
If they do that would be helpful if not -nothing new, really.
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In Administrative, calsbricks writes:

  If they do not want to supply it they won't that is the end of the story.

But it isn't, is it? You're back here every couple of days harping on
BrickLink to once again give you more info. So it is not the end of the story
for you. Ever. For some reason, you feel entitled and special. You aren't.
If your teeny little unrepresentative sample of stores gives you all the information
you need ("We have what we need and what we started out to get."), then why are
you here constantly badgering a company for confidential information that is
by your own statement not needed?
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