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 Author: nectara View Messages Posted By nectara
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nectara (4759)

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Hi

It's only me or Bricklink have less traffic than before?
Or is corona?

Regards
Nectara
 Author: jamesvickery View Messages Posted By jamesvickery
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i know ive only just opened my store , nut as corona restrictions start to ease
i feel as thought my store traffic has started increasing.
 Author: Stuart9 View Messages Posted By Stuart9
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Stuart9 (771)

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Still getting orders but well down on a few weeks ago.

Could do with the orders at the moment as orders I'm getting are of a lower
value, needed the extra money as Covid19 has cut my normal income, no paid overtime.

Having said that, a big thank you to all my customers, it's kept my head
above water so far. 👍



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  Hi

It's only me or Bricklink have less traffic than before?
Or is corona?

Regards
Nectara
 Author: nectara View Messages Posted By nectara
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nectara (4759)

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In General, Stuart9 writes:
  Still getting orders but well down on a few weeks ago.

Could do with the orders at the moment as orders I'm getting are of a lower
value, needed the extra money as Covid19 has cut my normal income, no paid overtime.

Having said that, a big thank you to all my customers, it's kept my head
above water so far. 👍



In General, nectara writes:
  Hi

It's only me or Bricklink have less traffic than before?
Or is corona?

Regards
Nectara


So, I'm not alone
Regards
Nectara
 Author: Teup View Messages Posted By Teup
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In General, nectara writes:
  Hi

It's only me or Bricklink have less traffic than before?
Or is corona?

Regards
Nectara

Check the order number progression, reference them to the dates, and you have
your answer.
 Author: nectara View Messages Posted By nectara
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In General, Teup writes:
  In General, nectara writes:
  Hi

It's only me or Bricklink have less traffic than before?
Or is corona?

Regards
Nectara

Check the order number progression, reference them to the dates, and you have
your answer.


I feel the traffic to my store is low not the orders, the orders also are lower
value than before but the traffic is even lower, I was wondering is only my store
with less traffic or is Bricklink receiving less in general.
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 Author: jenwick View Messages Posted By jenwick
 Posted: Oct 24, 2020 08:12
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jenwick (8218)

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This past week has been unusually slow in my store.
 Author: youngun View Messages Posted By youngun
 Posted: Oct 24, 2020 10:50
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youngun (108)

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In General, jenwick writes:
  This past week has been unusually slow in my store.

it may be due to the cost now, many more people out of work,prices going up every
where,and to be honest the amount that some on this site are charging for the
used bricks ,sales will soon be halted,many now only buy the bricks they need,this
means smaller orders, and some are putting extra charges to cover this,so driving
the sales down,will get better in a year or so.
 Author: magicalbricks24 View Messages Posted By magicalbricks24
 Posted: Oct 24, 2020 11:02
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In General, youngun writes:
  In General, jenwick writes:
  This past week has been unusually slow in my store.

it may be due to the cost now, many more people out of work,prices going up every
where,and to be honest the amount that some on this site are charging for the
used bricks ,sales will soon be halted,many now only buy the bricks they need,this
means smaller orders, and some are putting extra charges to cover this,so driving
the sales down,will get better in a year or so.

I've only been one here since August and have a small store, but I was so
busy in August, kind of busy in Sept., but I've had 7 orders this month when
the others were averaging about 15-17 orders. I hope it gets busier near Christmas/Black
Friday. I've moved most of my items to Etsy and sell some non-LEGO items
that I found around the house over there. Etsy is SO much busier than Bricklink,
but they have so many more users than Bricklink has.
 Author: magicalbricks24 View Messages Posted By magicalbricks24
 Posted: Oct 24, 2020 11:06
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In General, magicalbricks24 writes:
  In General, youngun writes:
  In General, jenwick writes:
  This past week has been unusually slow in my store.

it may be due to the cost now, many more people out of work,prices going up every
where,and to be honest the amount that some on this site are charging for the
used bricks ,sales will soon be halted,many now only buy the bricks they need,this
means smaller orders, and some are putting extra charges to cover this,so driving
the sales down,will get better in a year or so.

I've only been one here since August and have a small store, but I was so
busy in August, kind of busy in Sept., but I've had 7 orders this month when
the others were averaging about 15-17 orders. I hope it gets busier near Christmas/Black
Friday. I've moved most of my items to Etsy and sell some non-LEGO items
that I found around the house over there. Etsy is SO much busier than Bricklink,
but they have so many more users than Bricklink has.

I should also say that I joined in mid-August (15th- ish) and it was still my
busiest month.
 Author: Phantom_Buyer View Messages Posted By Phantom_Buyer
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Phantom_Buyer (56)

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I usually get about 3 orders a week. But in the last 3 weeks I've only gotten
about 3 orders. This is very unusual, especially since I have parted out many
sets and have much more stock than before. Be well, - Sepi Bricks
 Author: Stuart9 View Messages Posted By Stuart9
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Stuart9 (771)

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First time in months that I find I have no orders to pack, apart from one order
kept open I've either shipped or have them ready to ship.

Looks like I'm cooking early tonight, makes a change from late night meals.





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It's only me or Bricklink have less traffic than before?
Or is corona?

Regards
Nectara
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In General, nectara writes:
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It's only me or Bricklink have less traffic than before?
Or is corona?

Regards
Nectara

October one of my busiest month so far. Orders sizing also increased
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In General, nectara writes:
  Hi

It's only me or Bricklink have less traffic than before?
Or is corona?

Regards
Nectara

It's much slower, we usually pack up 10ish orders a day and this past week
it's down to a couple a day,

Scott
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nectara (4759)

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In General, mach1baby writes:
  In General, nectara writes:
  Hi

It's only me or Bricklink have less traffic than before?
Or is corona?

Regards
Nectara

It's much slower, we usually pack up 10ish orders a day and this past week
it's down to a couple a day,

Scott


I wonder why?
Regards
Nectara
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In General, nectara writes:
  In General, mach1baby writes:
  In General, nectara writes:
  Hi

It's only me or Bricklink have less traffic than before?
Or is corona?

Regards
Nectara

It's much slower, we usually pack up 10ish orders a day and this past week
it's down to a couple a day,

Scott


I wonder why?
Regards
Nectara

Could be several factors, Covid, money has run out from federal assistance, election
cycle, and folks may not be spending due to those factors. The next couple weeks
will tell the story as holiday shopping comes into full swing. We have a retail
store also but numbers are up there.

Scott
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Stuart9 (771)

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I was getting 10 - 12 a day for a quite a few weeks and then about 8 for a few
more weeks.

These were a mix of order values, it's now about 4 per day and nearly all
are under £10, most £5 ish.




In General, nectara writes:
  In General, mach1baby writes:
  In General, nectara writes:
  Hi

It's only me or Bricklink have less traffic than before?
Or is corona?

Regards
Nectara

It's much slower, we usually pack up 10ish orders a day and this past week
it's down to a couple a day,

Scott


I wonder why?
Regards
Nectara
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Pretty much zero for me order wise . Very very quiet. Was hoping this weekend
it would pick up but no. Does seem a theme for us uk sellers.
In General, Stuart9 writes:
  I was getting 10 - 12 a day for a quite a few weeks and then about 8 for a few
more weeks.

These were a mix of order values, it's now about 4 per day and nearly all
are under £10, most £5 ish.




In General, nectara writes:
  In General, mach1baby writes:
  In General, nectara writes:
  Hi

It's only me or Bricklink have less traffic than before?
Or is corona?

Regards
Nectara

It's much slower, we usually pack up 10ish orders a day and this past week
it's down to a couple a day,

Scott


I wonder why?
Regards
Nectara
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Well to be fair though, I have not been able to purchase the last couple of days
due to no one store having exactly what I need. I believe that since quarantine
is ending, people are getting out and fewer orders are being made. Fewer orders,
then fewer people re-stock. Fewer people restock then even fewer orders. A couple
of months ago I could find almost everything I needed in one store for a reasonable
price. Now I can't even find everything in one store, and the prices have
also shot up.

Does anyone have a sealed 75267 no more than $16 (US), ships to the US, and accepts
US dollars? And also has 4 42446 preferably any shade of gray or black. And 4
30162 any shade of gray and black.

I'm very surprised that not a single store has all 3 of these for a decent
price even though they are common sets and parts.

Be well, - Sepi Bricks
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In General, Phantom_Buyer writes:
  Well to be fair though, I have not been able to purchase the last couple of days
due to no one store having exactly what I need. I believe that since quarantine
is ending, people are getting out and fewer orders are being made. Fewer orders,
then fewer people re-stock. Fewer people restock then even fewer orders. A couple
of months ago I could find almost everything I needed in one store for a reasonable
price. Now I can't even find everything in one store, and the prices have
also shot up.

Does anyone have a sealed 75267 no more than $16 (US), ships to the US, and accepts
US dollars? And also has 4 42446 preferably any shade of gray or black. And 4
30162 any shade of gray and black.

I'm very surprised that not a single store has all 3 of these for a decent
price even though they are common sets and parts.

Be well, - Sepi Bricks

same problem here,no one is restocking there stores due to lock down,will be
a while before anything changes,i guess
phill
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In General, nectara writes:
  Hi

It's only me or Bricklink have less traffic than before?
Or is corona?

Regards
Nectara

I am not a typical store, only sell instructions, and my orders generally spike
up in the fall and through December due to my Winter themed instructions and
people building custom models as presents for their loved ones.

Here is my 3 year trend.

Miro
 
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In General, Miro78 writes:
  In General, nectara writes:
  Hi

It's only me or Bricklink have less traffic than before?
Or is corona?

Regards
Nectara

I am not a typical store, only sell instructions, and my orders generally spike
up in the fall and through December due to my Winter themed instructions and
people building custom models as presents for their loved ones.

Here is my 3 year trend.

Miro




Interesting chart.
Regards
Nectara
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In General, nectara writes:
  In General, Miro78 writes:
  In General, nectara writes:
  Hi

It's only me or Bricklink have less traffic than before?
Or is corona?

Regards
Nectara

I am not a typical store, only sell instructions, and my orders generally spike
up in the fall and through December due to my Winter themed instructions and
people building custom models as presents for their loved ones.

Here is my 3 year trend.

Miro




Interesting chart.
Regards
Nectara

A lot of my buyers are new to Bricklink. Hopefully they will find some of your
stores for parts for my custom models.

Miro
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In General, Miro78 writes:
  In General, nectara writes:
  Hi

It's only me or Bricklink have less traffic than before?
Or is corona?

Regards
Nectara

I am not a typical store, only sell instructions, and my orders generally spike
up in the fall and through December due to my Winter themed instructions and
people building custom models as presents for their loved ones.

Here is my 3 year trend.

Miro

Folks who sell sets typically see a surge in sales this time of year as people
are starting their holiday shopping, though it seems to be a slow start on bricklink
our in store sales seemed to be trending upwards, again we will see in the next
couple weeks what the trend seems to be on BL
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  Folks who sell sets typically see a surge in sales this time of year as people
are starting their holiday shopping, though it seems to be a slow start on bricklink
our in store sales seemed to be trending upwards, again we will see in the next
couple weeks what the trend seems to be on BL

Yeah, two weeks ago I sold a number of ghosts, zombie parts and other halloween
type stuff. This week Christmas sets and parts - gingerbread house, carousel,
Santas, reindeer, etc - have started selling well.