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 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Jun 10, 2020 13:31
 Subject: Patience - virtue/obsession/myth
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We all know the old adage about it being a virtue - seldom in a woman and never
in a man - but during these times I am beginning to see it is a myth.

I believe the world outside of Lego understand we are in a pandemic and things
are not normal, but good grief.

I even read admins notice about both buyers and sellers should be showing extra
patience but in our view that is being almost ignored by a large number of individuals.
Come on people Lego is a wonderful toy/educational element etc. etc .but it
is
still Lego and cannot be delivered before it is sent nor can it be sent until
it is paid for so lets all go down to the big parts stores and order 100's
upon 100's of lots (just 1 of each please, and can you ship it yesterday
- oh and you want me to pay for it do you?


Grrr.

And of course with this there are some really genuine patient people out there
who understand what lockdown is about. You put a huge banner notice on your
splash
page (which obviously no one reads or pays a damn bit of att4ention to and here
we are - roughly 4 x the normal order load, restricted to 1 person in our storage/distribution
centre ((That is in a commercial building - which has always been an advantage
til this covid-19 thing came along and is now turning out to be a disadvantage))

Double GRRRR

Rant over for now. But it certainly would be welcome for a few people out there
to get a grip.
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Jun 10, 2020 13:42
 Subject: Re: Patience - virtue/obsession/myth
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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In General, calsbricks writes:
  We all know the old adage about it being a virtue - seldom in a woman and never
in a man - but during these times I am beginning to see it is a myth.

I believe the world outside of Lego understand we are in a pandemic and things
are not normal, but good grief.

I even read admins notice about both buyers and sellers should be showing extra
patience but in our view that is being almost ignored by a large number of individuals.
Come on people Lego is a wonderful toy/educational element etc. etc .but it
is
still Lego and cannot be delivered before it is sent nor can it be sent until
it is paid for so lets all go down to the big parts stores and order 100's
upon 100's of lots (just 1 of each please, and can you ship it yesterday
- oh and you want me to pay for it do you?


Grrr.

And of course with this there are some really genuine patient people out there
who understand what lockdown is about. You put a huge banner notice on your
splash
page (which obviously no one reads or pays a damn bit of att4ention to and here
we are - roughly 4 x the normal order load, restricted to 1 person in our storage/distribution
centre ((That is in a commercial building - which has always been an advantage
til this covid-19 thing came along and is now turning out to be a disadvantage))

Double GRRRR

Rant over for now. But it certainly would be welcome for a few people out there
to get a grip.

Oh and before I forget - you finished picking that 100's and 100's of
lot order and they wish to cancel as they found the items elsewhere cheaper
- is it any wonder stores are frustrated - site issues, pandemic issues, and
everyone wanting to do their own thing.

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=79
 Author: mach1baby View Messages Posted By mach1baby
 Posted: Jun 10, 2020 14:05
 Subject: Re: Patience - virtue/obsession/myth
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mach1baby (6756)

Location:  USA, Washington
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In General, calsbricks writes:
  In General, calsbricks writes:
  We all know the old adage about it being a virtue - seldom in a woman and never
in a man - but during these times I am beginning to see it is a myth.

I believe the world outside of Lego understand we are in a pandemic and things
are not normal, but good grief.

I even read admins notice about both buyers and sellers should be showing extra
patience but in our view that is being almost ignored by a large number of individuals.
Come on people Lego is a wonderful toy/educational element etc. etc .but it
is
still Lego and cannot be delivered before it is sent nor can it be sent until
it is paid for so lets all go down to the big parts stores and order 100's
upon 100's of lots (just 1 of each please, and can you ship it yesterday
- oh and you want me to pay for it do you?


Grrr.

We actually stockroomed all of our parts inventory for the time being, the orders
were overwhelming, me the only one doing them, yes impatient folks, and patient
ones. But I was constantly closing the store to catch up so I made the executive
decision to stockroom our parts until folks get out of their house and back to
school etc... We left the store open to sets, figures and other things that I
can pack fast and easy. I would get messages 10 minutes after the order was placed
asking when to expect the order. It was just over the top. I don't anticipate
making the parts available until the fall or winter again. I am also a victim
to my own success in a manner of speaking. I was near 1 million in inventory
and those wanted lists were defaulting to my store, which is great but again
just a one man band with help still out and at home.

Scott
  
  
And of course with this there are some really genuine patient people out there
who understand what lockdown is about. You put a huge banner notice on your
splash
page (which obviously no one reads or pays a damn bit of att4ention to and here
we are - roughly 4 x the normal order load, restricted to 1 person in our storage/distribution
centre ((That is in a commercial building - which has always been an advantage
til this covid-19 thing came along and is now turning out to be a disadvantage))

Double GRRRR

Rant over for now. But it certainly would be welcome for a few people out there
to get a grip.

Oh and before I forget - you finished picking that 100's and 100's of
lot order and they wish to cancel as they found the items elsewhere cheaper
- is it any wonder stores are frustrated - site issues, pandemic issues, and
everyone wanting to do their own thing.

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=79
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Jun 10, 2020 14:12
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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In General, mach1baby writes:
  In General, calsbricks writes:
  In General, calsbricks writes:
  We all know the old adage about it being a virtue - seldom in a woman and never
in a man - but during these times I am beginning to see it is a myth.

I believe the world outside of Lego understand we are in a pandemic and things
are not normal, but good grief.

I even read admins notice about both buyers and sellers should be showing extra
patience but in our view that is being almost ignored by a large number of individuals.
Come on people Lego is a wonderful toy/educational element etc. etc .but it
is
still Lego and cannot be delivered before it is sent nor can it be sent until
it is paid for so lets all go down to the big parts stores and order 100's
upon 100's of lots (just 1 of each please, and can you ship it yesterday
- oh and you want me to pay for it do you?


Grrr.

We actually stockroomed all of our parts inventory for the time being, the orders
were overwhelming, me the only one doing them, yes impatient folks, and patient
ones. But I was constantly closing the store to catch up so I made the executive
decision to stockroom our parts until folks get out of their house and back to
school etc... We left the store open to sets, figures and other things that I
can pack fast and easy. I would get messages 10 minutes after the order was placed
asking when to expect the order. It was just over the top. I don't anticipate
making the parts available until the fall or winter again. I am also a victim
to my own success in a manner of speaking. I was near 1 million in inventory
and those wanted lists were defaulting to my store, which is great but again
just a one man band with help still out and at home.

Scott

hi Scott not just us then. we don't do sets but minifigs sales have been
400% over normal and they do move quickly. yes victims of success. when and if
this lock down moves out of the way we wonder whether or not the order level
will say the same
  
  
  
And of course with this there are some really genuine patient people out there
who understand what lockdown is about. You put a huge banner notice on your
splash
page (which obviously no one reads or pays a damn bit of att4ention to and here
we are - roughly 4 x the normal order load, restricted to 1 person in our storage/distribution
centre ((That is in a commercial building - which has always been an advantage
til this covid-19 thing came along and is now turning out to be a disadvantage))

Double GRRRR

Rant over for now. But it certainly would be welcome for a few people out there
to get a grip.

Oh and before I forget - you finished picking that 100's and 100's of
lot order and they wish to cancel as they found the items elsewhere cheaper
- is it any wonder stores are frustrated - site issues, pandemic issues, and
everyone wanting to do their own thing.

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=79
 Author: mach1baby View Messages Posted By mach1baby
 Posted: Jun 10, 2020 14:50
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In General, calsbricks writes:
  In General, mach1baby writes:
  In General, calsbricks writes:
  In General, calsbricks writes:
  We all know the old adage about it being a virtue - seldom in a woman and never
in a man - but during these times I am beginning to see it is a myth.

I believe the world outside of Lego understand we are in a pandemic and things
are not normal, but good grief.

I even read admins notice about both buyers and sellers should be showing extra
patience but in our view that is being almost ignored by a large number of individuals.
Come on people Lego is a wonderful toy/educational element etc. etc .but it
is
still Lego and cannot be delivered before it is sent nor can it be sent until
it is paid for so lets all go down to the big parts stores and order 100's
upon 100's of lots (just 1 of each please, and can you ship it yesterday
- oh and you want me to pay for it do you?


Grrr.

We actually stockroomed all of our parts inventory for the time being, the orders
were overwhelming, me the only one doing them, yes impatient folks, and patient
ones. But I was constantly closing the store to catch up so I made the executive
decision to stockroom our parts until folks get out of their house and back to
school etc... We left the store open to sets, figures and other things that I
can pack fast and easy. I would get messages 10 minutes after the order was placed
asking when to expect the order. It was just over the top. I don't anticipate
making the parts available until the fall or winter again. I am also a victim
to my own success in a manner of speaking. I was near 1 million in inventory
and those wanted lists were defaulting to my store, which is great but again
just a one man band with help still out and at home.

Scott

hi Scott not just us then. we don't do sets but minifigs sales have been
400% over normal and they do move quickly. yes victims of success. when and if
this lock down moves out of the way we wonder whether or not the order level
will say the same

I think it will level out and start to see order declines as things open up.
We are starting to do that here so I expect folks will be doing outdoor activities
and getting away from the house as much as they can. But again I am tabling the
parts dept. until later this year. It was really almost an immediate increase
in sales volume and I admittedly was trying to process way too fast and made
some mistakes, I rectified them but not how I like to do things.

Scott
  
  
  
  
And of course with this there are some really genuine patient people out there
who understand what lockdown is about. You put a huge banner notice on your
splash
page (which obviously no one reads or pays a damn bit of att4ention to and here
we are - roughly 4 x the normal order load, restricted to 1 person in our storage/distribution
centre ((That is in a commercial building - which has always been an advantage
til this covid-19 thing came along and is now turning out to be a disadvantage))

Double GRRRR

Rant over for now. But it certainly would be welcome for a few people out there
to get a grip.

Oh and before I forget - you finished picking that 100's and 100's of
lot order and they wish to cancel as they found the items elsewhere cheaper
- is it any wonder stores are frustrated - site issues, pandemic issues, and
everyone wanting to do their own thing.

https://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=79
 Author: montana_girl View Messages Posted By montana_girl
 Posted: Jun 10, 2020 16:01
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In General, calsbricks writes:
  We all know the old adage about it being a virtue - seldom in a woman and never
in a man - but during these times I am beginning to see it is a myth.

I believe the world outside of Lego understand we are in a pandemic and things
are not normal, but good grief.

I even read admins notice about both buyers and sellers should be showing extra
patience but in our view that is being almost ignored by a large number of individuals.
Come on people Lego is a wonderful toy/educational element etc. etc .but it
is
still Lego and cannot be delivered before it is sent nor can it be sent until
it is paid for so lets all go down to the big parts stores and order 100's
upon 100's of lots (just 1 of each please, and can you ship it yesterday
- oh and you want me to pay for it do you?


Grrr.

And of course with this there are some really genuine patient people out there
who understand what lockdown is about. You put a huge banner notice on your
splash
page (which obviously no one reads or pays a damn bit of att4ention to and here
we are - roughly 4 x the normal order load, restricted to 1 person in our storage/distribution
centre ((That is in a commercial building - which has always been an advantage
til this covid-19 thing came along and is now turning out to be a disadvantage))

Double GRRRR

Rant over for now. But it certainly would be welcome for a few people out there
to get a grip.

I haven't had too many impatient people, but some seemed to have lost the
ability to be even the least bit understanding. We got slammed with orders like
everyone else. Just my husband and I, trying to keep up with orders, at the
same time trying to figure out how to work from home while our day jobs became
busier (we both work in IT). We got our orders out fairly quickly, but because
of that, we also made a few mistakes. Buyers who have been around a while were
understanding... newbies... not so much.

It got to be too much and I ended up closing my store for 7 days in April and
11 days in May. Something I would have never considered doing in the past, but
I needed a break. Now that things are slowing up, I might actually get a chance
to restock our inventory which was greatly depleted after three incredible months!
 Author: mach1baby View Messages Posted By mach1baby
 Posted: Jun 10, 2020 16:40
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In General, montana_girl writes:
  In General, calsbricks writes:
  We all know the old adage about it being a virtue - seldom in a woman and never
in a man - but during these times I am beginning to see it is a myth.

I believe the world outside of Lego understand we are in a pandemic and things
are not normal, but good grief.

I even read admins notice about both buyers and sellers should be showing extra
patience but in our view that is being almost ignored by a large number of individuals.
Come on people Lego is a wonderful toy/educational element etc. etc .but it
is
still Lego and cannot be delivered before it is sent nor can it be sent until
it is paid for so lets all go down to the big parts stores and order 100's
upon 100's of lots (just 1 of each please, and can you ship it yesterday
- oh and you want me to pay for it do you?


Grrr.

And of course with this there are some really genuine patient people out there
who understand what lockdown is about. You put a huge banner notice on your
splash
page (which obviously no one reads or pays a damn bit of att4ention to and here
we are - roughly 4 x the normal order load, restricted to 1 person in our storage/distribution
centre ((That is in a commercial building - which has always been an advantage
til this covid-19 thing came along and is now turning out to be a disadvantage))

Double GRRRR

Rant over for now. But it certainly would be welcome for a few people out there
to get a grip.

I haven't had too many impatient people, but some seemed to have lost the
ability to be even the least bit understanding. We got slammed with orders like
everyone else. Just my husband and I, trying to keep up with orders, at the
same time trying to figure out how to work from home while our day jobs became
busier (we both work in IT). We got our orders out fairly quickly, but because
of that, we also made a few mistakes. Buyers who have been around a while were
understanding... newbies... not so much.

It got to be too much and I ended up closing my store for 7 days in April and
11 days in May. Something I would have never considered doing in the past, but
I needed a break. Now that things are slowing up, I might actually get a chance
to restock our inventory which was greatly depleted after three incredible months!

It was something I have never seen and you are right it were all the newbies
and there were loads of them that seemed to be the impatient ones. I am restocked
but not pulling the trigger on parts for awhile, I am actually getting some projects
done in our retail store and catching up on things I haven't been able to
do in quite some time. So it is a nice break from the madness.

Scott