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 Author: runner.caller View Messages Posted By runner.caller
 Posted: May 22, 2020 15:17
 Subject: Sudden Wave Phenomena
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runner.caller (1213)

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Has anyone else observed that when you have say 3 to 5 of a quantity of a given
part that's been riding along in your inventory for months or even years
will suddenly sell out in 2 to 3 consecutive orders?

Say you had 5
Buyer 1: takes 2
next buyer: takes 1
3rd buyer: takes last 2

I attribute it to a static price that suddenly falls in a favorable location
in a dynamic supply / demand pool, but it's still kind of surreal when it
happens.
 Author: starbeanie View Messages Posted By starbeanie
 Posted: May 22, 2020 15:59
 Subject: Re: Sudden Wave Phenomena
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Or it's needed to duplicate some viral MOC.

In Selling, runner.caller writes:
  Has anyone else observed that when you have say 3 to 5 of a quantity of a given
part that's been riding along in your inventory for months or even years
will suddenly sell out in 2 to 3 consecutive orders?

Say you had 5
Buyer 1: takes 2
next buyer: takes 1
3rd buyer: takes last 2

I attribute it to a static price that suddenly falls in a favorable location
in a dynamic supply / demand pool, but it's still kind of surreal when it
happens.
 Author: runner.caller View Messages Posted By runner.caller
 Posted: May 22, 2020 22:56
 Subject: Re: Sudden Wave Phenomena
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runner.caller (1213)

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In Selling, starbeanie writes:
  Or it's needed to duplicate some viral MOC.

Great point! Chains and Strings did seem to fly off the shelves during the peak
tensegrity craze!
 Author: stecre View Messages Posted By stecre
 Posted: May 23, 2020 05:07
 Subject: Re: Sudden Wave Phenomena
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In Selling, runner.caller writes:
  Has anyone else observed that when you have say 3 to 5 of a quantity of a given
part that's been riding along in your inventory for months or even years
will suddenly sell out in 2 to 3 consecutive orders?

Say you had 5
Buyer 1: takes 2
next buyer: takes 1
3rd buyer: takes last 2

I attribute it to a static price that suddenly falls in a favorable location
in a dynamic supply / demand pool, but it's still kind of surreal when it
happens.

This has happened to me so many times! A similar phenomenon is when you are
looking through some ancient inventory thinking "I've had that for ages,
it'll probably never sell" and suddenly you receive an order for exactly
those parts!
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
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 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: May 23, 2020 10:19
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In Selling, runner.caller writes:
  Has anyone else observed that when you have say 3 to 5 of a quantity of a given
part that's been riding along in your inventory for months or even years
will suddenly sell out in 2 to 3 consecutive orders?

Say you had 5
Buyer 1: takes 2
next buyer: takes 1
3rd buyer: takes last 2

I attribute it to a static price that suddenly falls in a favorable location
in a dynamic supply / demand pool, but it's still kind of surreal when it
happens.

This "phenomena" as you put it, we also have experienced here on BL, over
the years: https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1190842

For us, it's even more discernible in our eBay sales.

-Cory
 Author: runner.caller View Messages Posted By runner.caller
 Posted: May 26, 2020 23:42
 Subject: Re: Sudden Wave Phenomena
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In Selling, popsicle writes:
  In Selling, runner.caller writes:
  Has anyone else observed that when you have say 3 to 5 of a quantity of a given
part that's been riding along in your inventory for months or even years
will suddenly sell out in 2 to 3 consecutive orders?

Say you had 5
Buyer 1: takes 2
next buyer: takes 1
3rd buyer: takes last 2

I attribute it to a static price that suddenly falls in a favorable location
in a dynamic supply / demand pool, but it's still kind of surreal when it
happens.

This "phenomena" as you put it, we also have experienced here on BL, over
the years: https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1190842

For us, it's even more discernible in our eBay sales.

-Cory

Very interesting. Possibly and under-researched / developing branch of macro?
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: May 28, 2020 20:25
 Subject: Re: Sudden Wave Phenomena
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popsicle (5823)

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In Selling, runner.caller writes:
  In Selling, popsicle writes:
  In Selling, runner.caller writes:
  Has anyone else observed that when you have say 3 to 5 of a quantity of a given
part that's been riding along in your inventory for months or even years
will suddenly sell out in 2 to 3 consecutive orders?

Say you had 5
Buyer 1: takes 2
next buyer: takes 1
3rd buyer: takes last 2

I attribute it to a static price that suddenly falls in a favorable location
in a dynamic supply / demand pool, but it's still kind of surreal when it
happens.

This "phenomena" as you put it, we also have experienced here on BL, over
the years: https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1190842

For us, it's even more discernible in our eBay sales.

-Cory

Possibly and under-researched / developing branch of macro?

Sorry my friend, I've no idea what you're talking about. If you're
not speaking Greek, then it's simply beyond my intellectual ability
 Author: wildchicken13 View Messages Posted By wildchicken13
 Posted: May 28, 2020 23:55
 Subject: Re: Sudden Wave Phenomena
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In Selling, popsicle writes:
  In Selling, runner.caller writes:
  In Selling, popsicle writes:
  In Selling, runner.caller writes:
  Has anyone else observed that when you have say 3 to 5 of a quantity of a given
part that's been riding along in your inventory for months or even years
will suddenly sell out in 2 to 3 consecutive orders?

Say you had 5
Buyer 1: takes 2
next buyer: takes 1
3rd buyer: takes last 2

I attribute it to a static price that suddenly falls in a favorable location
in a dynamic supply / demand pool, but it's still kind of surreal when it
happens.

This "phenomena" as you put it, we also have experienced here on BL, over
the years: https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1190842

For us, it's even more discernible in our eBay sales.

-Cory

Possibly and under-researched / developing branch of macro?

Sorry my friend, I've no idea what you're talking about. If you're
not speaking Greek, then it's simply beyond my intellectual ability

I think they are referring to macroeconomics.
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: May 29, 2020 08:21
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In Selling, wildchicken13 writes:
  In Selling, popsicle writes:
  In Selling, runner.caller writes:
  In Selling, popsicle writes:
  In Selling, runner.caller writes:
  Has anyone else observed that when you have say 3 to 5 of a quantity of a given
part that's been riding along in your inventory for months or even years
will suddenly sell out in 2 to 3 consecutive orders?

Say you had 5
Buyer 1: takes 2
next buyer: takes 1
3rd buyer: takes last 2

I attribute it to a static price that suddenly falls in a favorable location
in a dynamic supply / demand pool, but it's still kind of surreal when it
happens.

This "phenomena" as you put it, we also have experienced here on BL, over
the years: https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1190842

For us, it's even more discernible in our eBay sales.

-Cory

Possibly and under-researched / developing branch of macro?

Sorry my friend, I've no idea what you're talking about. If you're
not speaking Greek, then it's simply beyond my intellectual ability

I think they are referring to macroeconomics.

Okay. Thanks
 Author: Adjour View Messages Posted By Adjour
 Posted: May 29, 2020 12:05
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In Selling, runner.caller writes:
  In Selling, popsicle writes:
  In Selling, runner.caller writes:
  Has anyone else observed that when you have say 3 to 5 of a quantity of a given
part that's been riding along in your inventory for months or even years
will suddenly sell out in 2 to 3 consecutive orders?

Say you had 5
Buyer 1: takes 2
next buyer: takes 1
3rd buyer: takes last 2

I attribute it to a static price that suddenly falls in a favorable location
in a dynamic supply / demand pool, but it's still kind of surreal when it
happens.

This "phenomena" as you put it, we also have experienced here on BL, over
the years: https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1190842

For us, it's even more discernible in our eBay sales.

-Cory

Very interesting. Possibly and under-researched / developing branch of macro?


Honestly I think its more likely what was mentioned earlier, a viral moc. But
this is a good point.

What sets are available for part out at any given time with that part complicate
it. I'd love to have an algorithim that could predict these trends.
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: May 29, 2020 14:31
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It can also be that a part suddenly becomes usable because of a new part. For
example, if a corner roof slope does not have matching roof slopes, sales tend
to be poor. But once a matching slope in that colour comes out, then the corner
is suddenly popular.
 Author: fooleeze View Messages Posted By fooleeze
 Posted: May 29, 2020 14:51
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I'm so glad someone mentioned this. I've been noticing this quite often.
A piece I've had sitting in my inventory has not sold in two years, then
suddenly I get 2,3,4 different orders for it in a short time span.

I've thought exactly about some of the things mentioned above. Perhaps my
price I set a while ago has moved down into the lower range of offered prices.
Perhaps a bunch of people are working on the same MOC or project. Maybe it's
just luck.

I've also noticed very clear changes in order patterns based on what I've
had available in my inventory. For example: I've had few hundred of "32174
Technic, Axle Connector 2 x 3 with Ball Socket, Open Sides" in my inventory for
a few years now. I rarely sell them. A few months ago I finally listed big
bin of used Bionicle pieces I had been putting off for a while. Once I listed
those Bionicle, the 32174 started flying off the shelf! I've probably sold
half of what I've had in the past 2 months. This piece clearly pairs well
with all of the other Bionicle items I listed.

So there's a lot of things, but it is very interesting observing these ordering
patterns.


In Selling, runner.caller writes:
  Has anyone else observed that when you have say 3 to 5 of a quantity of a given
part that's been riding along in your inventory for months or even years
will suddenly sell out in 2 to 3 consecutive orders?

Say you had 5
Buyer 1: takes 2
next buyer: takes 1
3rd buyer: takes last 2

I attribute it to a static price that suddenly falls in a favorable location
in a dynamic supply / demand pool, but it's still kind of surreal when it
happens.
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