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 Author: CE_Tanja View Messages Posted By CE_Tanja
 Posted: Mar 25, 2022 15:17
 Subject: Important update reg. Ukraine and Russia
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CE_Tanja

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Dear BrickLink members,

The LEGO Group released the following statement regarding the war in Ukraine.

Our thoughts are with all the children and families suffering as a result of
the war in Ukraine.
Our priority is the safety of all our colleagues. We are in contact with our
Ukrainian team and are providing ongoing support to ensure their safety. We are
also working to support other colleagues around the world impacted by the escalating
crisis including our team in Russia.

We have paused shipments of products to Russia given the extensive disruption
to the operating environment.

We care deeply about the lasting impact on children and together with the LEGO
Foundation and Ole Kirk’s Fond, we will donate DKK 110 million (approx. USD 16.5
million) to emergency relief efforts, with a focus on providing support for children
and families. The donation will be made to existing partners, including the United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children, and the Danish Red Cross.

This is a volatile and constantly evolving situation which we are monitoring
closely.
What does this mean for BrickLink?

The global payment platforms we use on BrickLink are currently not available
in Russia and deliveries to and from the country are severely disrupted. Given
this, buying and selling activities in Russia will be temporarily deactivated.
Members impacted by this will be informed individually.

We are grateful for everyone in our community and never imagined we would face
a situation such as this or witness the heartbreak and devastation we’re seeing
in Ukraine.

Please continue to adhere to our community guidelines and show each other respect
and support.

Thank you for your understanding.
The BrickLink team
 Author: rm8 View Messages Posted By rm8
 Posted: Mar 25, 2022 15:23
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Location:  Russia, Udmurtia
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Hello,

does this mean we will be still able to log in and work with my inventory (export,
import, edit) in deactivated mode?


In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

The LEGO Group released the following statement regarding the war in Ukraine.

Our thoughts are with all the children and families suffering as a result of
the war in Ukraine.
Our priority is the safety of all our colleagues. We are in contact with our
Ukrainian team and are providing ongoing support to ensure their safety. We are
also working to support other colleagues around the world impacted by the escalating
crisis including our team in Russia.

We have paused shipments of products to Russia given the extensive disruption
to the operating environment.

We care deeply about the lasting impact on children and together with the LEGO
Foundation and Ole Kirk’s Fond, we will donate DKK 110 million (approx. USD 16.5
million) to emergency relief efforts, with a focus on providing support for children
and families. The donation will be made to existing partners, including the United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children, and the Danish Red Cross.

This is a volatile and constantly evolving situation which we are monitoring
closely.
What does this mean for BrickLink?

The global payment platforms we use on BrickLink are currently not available
in Russia and deliveries to and from the country are severely disrupted. Given
this, buying and selling activities in Russia will be temporarily deactivated.
Members impacted by this will be informed individually.

We are grateful for everyone in our community and never imagined we would face
a situation such as this or witness the heartbreak and devastation we’re seeing
in Ukraine.

Please continue to adhere to our community guidelines and show each other respect
and support.

Thank you for your understanding.
The BrickLink team
 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: Mar 25, 2022 16:25
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In Administrative, rm8 writes:
  Hello,

does this mean we will be still able to log in and work with my inventory (export,
import, edit) in deactivated mode?

Yes. Apart from the block at check out, your store and account privileges will
remain unchanged.
 Author: TerminalTitan View Messages Posted By TerminalTitan
 Posted: Mar 26, 2022 02:56
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, rm8 writes:
  Hello,

does this mean we will be still able to log in and work with my inventory (export,
import, edit) in deactivated mode?

Yes. Apart from the block at check out, your store and account privileges will
remain unchanged.

Please explain in more detail.

1. Will buyers from Russia be able to buy domestically?
2. Will buyers from Russia be able to buy outside the country?
3. Will buyers outside the country be able to buy in Russia if the payment system
and delivery work.
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: Mar 26, 2022 04:18
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In Administrative, TerminalTitan writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, rm8 writes:
  Hello,

does this mean we will be still able to log in and work with my inventory (export,
import, edit) in deactivated mode?

Yes. Apart from the block at check out, your store and account privileges will
remain unchanged.

Please explain in more detail.

1. Will buyers from Russia be able to buy domestically?
2. Will buyers from Russia be able to buy outside the country?
3. Will buyers outside the country be able to buy in Russia if the payment system
and delivery work.

If you read the statement, the answers are no, no and no.
 Author: randyf View Messages Posted By randyf
 Posted: Mar 25, 2022 15:55
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In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

The LEGO Group released the following statement regarding the war in Ukraine.

Our thoughts are with all the children and families suffering as a result of
the war in Ukraine.
Our priority is the safety of all our colleagues. We are in contact with our
Ukrainian team and are providing ongoing support to ensure their safety. We are
also working to support other colleagues around the world impacted by the escalating
crisis including our team in Russia.

We have paused shipments of products to Russia given the extensive disruption
to the operating environment.

We care deeply about the lasting impact on children and together with the LEGO
Foundation and Ole Kirk’s Fond, we will donate DKK 110 million (approx. USD 16.5
million) to emergency relief efforts, with a focus on providing support for children
and families. The donation will be made to existing partners, including the United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children, and the Danish Red Cross.

This is a volatile and constantly evolving situation which we are monitoring
closely.
What does this mean for BrickLink?

The global payment platforms we use on BrickLink are currently not available
in Russia and deliveries to and from the country are severely disrupted. Given
this, buying and selling activities in Russia will be temporarily deactivated.
Members impacted by this will be informed individually.

We are grateful for everyone in our community and never imagined we would face
a situation such as this or witness the heartbreak and devastation we’re seeing
in Ukraine.

Please continue to adhere to our community guidelines and show each other respect
and support.

Thank you for your understanding.
The BrickLink team


Excellent news. And good on LEGO for thinking about all the children and families
involved in this nightmare. The refugees need a lot of help and global support
right now. For anyone reading this, if you have the means, please consider donating
to help house and feed all of the displaced Ukrainian families that have had
to flee their homes.
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 Author: 1001bricks View Messages Posted By 1001bricks
 Posted: Mar 25, 2022 16:47
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1001bricks (52455)

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That was the proper move that peoples in EU expected (I guess) from the LEGO
Group!

The Donation is an extra; but it'll be appreciated where this stupid destruction
needs to be rebuilt.

Those News are much appreciated here.
Thank you personnaly for your time, Tanja!

Sylvain
 Author: TerminalTitan View Messages Posted By TerminalTitan
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In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

The LEGO Group released the following statement regarding the war in Ukraine.

Our thoughts are with all the children and families suffering as a result of
the war in Ukraine.
Our priority is the safety of all our colleagues. We are in contact with our
Ukrainian team and are providing ongoing support to ensure their safety. We are
also working to support other colleagues around the world impacted by the escalating
crisis including our team in Russia.

We have paused shipments of products to Russia given the extensive disruption
to the operating environment.

We care deeply about the lasting impact on children and together with the LEGO
Foundation and Ole Kirk’s Fond, we will donate DKK 110 million (approx. USD 16.5
million) to emergency relief efforts, with a focus on providing support for children
and families. The donation will be made to existing partners, including the United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children, and the Danish Red Cross.

This is a volatile and constantly evolving situation which we are monitoring
closely.
What does this mean for BrickLink?

The global payment platforms we use on BrickLink are currently not available
in Russia and deliveries to and from the country are severely disrupted. Given
this, buying and selling activities in Russia will be temporarily deactivated.
Members impacted by this will be informed individually.

We are grateful for everyone in our community and never imagined we would face
a situation such as this or witness the heartbreak and devastation we’re seeing
in Ukraine.

Please continue to adhere to our community guidelines and show each other respect
and support.

Thank you for your understanding.
The BrickLink team

if your company is registered in another country, your payment details are also
in another country. How to change the country of sale of the store?
 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: Mar 25, 2022 19:43
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In Administrative, TerminalTitan writes:

  if your company is registered in another country, your payment details are also
in another country. How to change the country of sale of the store?

If you would like to change the country your store is associated with, you will
need to change the main address on your account first:

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

Then, you would need to change your store address, which is found on your store
management page:

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/mystore/management.page

After changing countries, you would need to go through the New Seller Verification
process again. This would require proof of address in the new country.
 
 Author: TerminalTitan View Messages Posted By TerminalTitan
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, TerminalTitan writes:

If you would like to change the country your store is associated with, you will
need to change the main address on your account first:

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

Then, you would need to change your store address, which is found on your store
management page:

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/mystore/management.page

After changing countries, you would need to go through the New Seller Verification
process again. This would require proof of address in the new country.

Ok, Russell. Thx.

We work hard last month and open Limited Liability Partnership in Kazakhstan.
This gave us a chance to continue working with our foreign customers. Now we
will move the Bricklink Store to this country. There are all the necessary documents
and an address to confirm the existence in this country.
Admin_Russell, I and all guys from Favorite Cubes kindly ask you to make the
address change confirmation fast, as we cannot wait 1-2 weeks.
 Author: leggodtshop View Messages Posted By leggodtshop
 Posted: Mar 26, 2022 05:38
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In Administrative, TerminalTitan writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, TerminalTitan writes:

If you would like to change the country your store is associated with, you will
need to change the main address on your account first:

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

Then, you would need to change your store address, which is found on your store
management page:

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/mystore/management.page

After changing countries, you would need to go through the New Seller Verification
process again. This would require proof of address in the new country.

Ok, Russell. Thx.

We work hard last month and open Limited Liability Partnership in Kazakhstan.
This gave us a chance to continue working with our foreign customers. Now we
will move the Bricklink Store to this country. There are all the necessary documents
and an address to confirm the existence in this country.
Admin_Russell, I and all guys from Favorite Cubes kindly ask you to make the
address change confirmation fast, as we cannot wait 1-2 weeks.

.
This seems like a major change for your shop, are you moving all stock to the
new place in Kazakhstan? Are you also moving yourself to Kazakhstan and live
there?
 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
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In Administrative, TerminalTitan writes:
  We work hard last month and open Limited Liability Partnership in Kazakhstan.
This gave us a chance to continue working with our foreign customers. Now we
will move the Bricklink Store to this country. There are all the necessary documents
and an address to confirm the existence in this country.
Admin_Russell, I and all guys from Favorite Cubes kindly ask you to make the
address change confirmation fast, as we cannot wait 1-2 weeks.

Several months ago we started measuring the time it took us to process New Seller
Verification requests. The good news is that it has dropped now to an average
processing time of one day.
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  […]
Several months ago we started measuring the time it took us to process New Seller
Verification requests. The good news is that it has dropped now to an average
processing time of one day.

Dang!
We were all (well, at least I was) stuck to the 3-weeks-if-you’re-lucky.

Russell, BrickLink needs to learn to communicate more, especially on good news!
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, TerminalTitan writes:
  We work hard last month and open Limited Liability Partnership in Kazakhstan.
This gave us a chance to continue working with our foreign customers. Now we
will move the Bricklink Store to this country. There are all the necessary documents
and an address to confirm the existence in this country.
Admin_Russell, I and all guys from Favorite Cubes kindly ask you to make the
address change confirmation fast, as we cannot wait 1-2 weeks.

Several months ago we started measuring the time it took us to process New Seller
Verification requests. The good news is that it has dropped now to an average
processing time of one day.

Thx very much. Country changed. Waiting...
 Author: eileenkeeney View Messages Posted By eileenkeeney
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I came across a store a few weeks ago, that was not in Russia, however indicated
in their terms that all of their shipping was routed through a parent company
in Russia, and to expect the order to take several weeks to arrive. I don't
remember, for certain, what country the store was in, but I think it was in Kazakhstan.
I choose not to order due to known shipping issues out of Russia and deleted
the cart.

Unless you are actually shipping out of Kazakhstan, without routing through Russia,
all of the same shipping issues, as exist with Russia, are likely to impact the
order.
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Store: GoldFish ><(((">
It's difficult to believe that you have decided to deactivate russian brickLink
stores after so many years of cobusiness. (((
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In Administrative, Nikonov writes:
  It's difficult to believe that you have decided to deactivate russian brickLink
stores after so many years of cobusiness. (((

Well, what do you expect them to do considering current events? It's not
exactly easy (or possible in some cases) to exchange money and items with Russia.
And it seems like Russian sellers have no way to pay their fees currently, so
that adds a problem too.
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In Administrative, firestar246 writes:
  In Administrative, Nikonov writes:
  It's difficult to believe that you have decided to deactivate russian brickLink
stores after so many years of cobusiness. (((

Well, what do you expect them to do considering current events? It's not
exactly easy (or possible in some cases) to exchange money and items with Russia.
And it seems like Russian sellers have no way to pay their fees currently, so
that adds a problem too.

Russians could sell to other Russians without postage or payment problems, and
they have continued to be allowed to do so all this time. It seems it is the
not being able to pay the fees issue that caused the action here.
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In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, firestar246 writes:
  In Administrative, Nikonov writes:
  It's difficult to believe that you have decided to deactivate russian brickLink
stores after so many years of cobusiness. (((

Well, what do you expect them to do considering current events? It's not
exactly easy (or possible in some cases) to exchange money and items with Russia.
And it seems like Russian sellers have no way to pay their fees currently, so
that adds a problem too.

Russians could sell to other Russians without postage or payment problems, and
they have continued to be allowed to do so all this time. It seems it is the
not being able to pay the fees issue that caused the action here.

Exactly, which is why I understand BL restricting Russian to Russian sales also;
because the sellers wouldn't be able to pay their fees.
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I know sellers, who have friend outside our contry, and that friend can help
with paying that fee. Most of seller will find the way to pay fee... So those
who can't (or don't want to find a way) - can be deactivated. That will
be better decision.
And just blocking all russian profiles is not only limiting sellers, but also
limiting byuers - kids and AFOLS/thier parents who may play LEGO as their only
way to hide from problems.

Artist can go mad if he will be limited to buy paints and brushes


In Administrative, firestar246 writes:
  In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, firestar246 writes:
  In Administrative, Nikonov writes:
  It's difficult to believe that you have decided to deactivate russian brickLink
stores after so many years of cobusiness. (((

Well, what do you expect them to do considering current events? It's not
exactly easy (or possible in some cases) to exchange money and items with Russia.
And it seems like Russian sellers have no way to pay their fees currently, so
that adds a problem too.

Russians could sell to other Russians without postage or payment problems, and
they have continued to be allowed to do so all this time. It seems it is the
not being able to pay the fees issue that caused the action here.

Exactly, which is why I understand BL restricting Russian to Russian sales also;
because the sellers wouldn't be able to pay their fees.
 Author: tons_of_bricks View Messages Posted By tons_of_bricks
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In Administrative, rm8 writes:
  I know sellers, who have friend outside our contry, and that friend can help
with paying that fee. Most of seller will find the way to pay fee... So those
who can't (or don't want to find a way) - can be deactivated. That will
be better decision.
And just blocking all russian profiles is not only limiting sellers, but also
limiting byuers - kids and AFOLS/thier parents who may play LEGO as their only
way to hide from problems.

Artist can go mad if he will be limited to buy paints and brushes



I'm sure there are other reasons that we don't know about. This is a
difficult time, with difficult decisions to make. No solution will satisfy all.
Our current events are a prime example that actions have consequences that affect
the innocent.
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Thank you for beeing polite.


In Administrative, firestar246 writes:
  In Administrative, rm8 writes:
  I know sellers, who have friend outside our contry, and that friend can help
with paying that fee. Most of seller will find the way to pay fee... So those
who can't (or don't want to find a way) - can be deactivated. That will
be better decision.
And just blocking all russian profiles is not only limiting sellers, but also
limiting byuers - kids and AFOLS/thier parents who may play LEGO as their only
way to hide from problems.

Artist can go mad if he will be limited to buy paints and brushes



I'm sure there are other reasons that we don't know about. This is a
difficult time, with difficult decisions to make. No solution will satisfy all.
Our current events are a prime example that actions have consequences that affect
the innocent.
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In Administrative, rm8 writes:
  And just blocking all russian profiles is not only limiting sellers, but also
limiting byuers - kids and AFOLS/thier parents who may play LEGO as their only
way to hide from problems.

Artist can go mad if he will be limited to buy paints and brushes


If the truth be told Bricklink/Lego are already being somewhat diplomatic about
their decision making for obvious reasons as they are an inclusive non political
organization.
However a lot of other organizations are being a lot more blunt as to why they
are imposing restrictions and so if you read between the lines it’s pretty clear
that many of these worldwide restrictions are intended so as to restrict funding
to your governments war effort rather than to intentionally hurt the Russian
people. Nobody wants to see the Russian people suffer yet only the Russian people
can decide whether they are willing to accept the path your government is taking
you down. No Mcdonalds might be easy to live without, No Bricklink less so, However
No livelihood/poverty well that might be intolerable for anyone and so isn’t
that the whole point?
i.e The realization that you deserve better from your own Government? A government
that truly thinks about its people rather than one mans dream!

Ukrainians have already lost everything and so are already having to fight for
what they want and at some point the Russian people may start to feel the same
way?
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In Administrative, Nikonov writes:
  It's difficult to believe that you have decided to deactivate russian brickLink
stores after so many years of cobusiness. (((

We understand this news may be disappointing but we felt it was the only approach
given the significant disruption to the global operating environment including
payment platforms and shipping.
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In Administrative, Nikonov writes:
  It's difficult to believe that you have decided to deactivate russian brickLink
stores after so many years of cobusiness. (((


Only if the average Russians start to be affected by the actions of their president
something may change in the course of current actions.
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In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

The LEGO Group released the following statement regarding the war in Ukraine.

Our thoughts are with all the children and families suffering as a result of
the war in Ukraine.
Our priority is the safety of all our colleagues. We are in contact with our
Ukrainian team and are providing ongoing support to ensure their safety. We are
also working to support other colleagues around the world impacted by the escalating
crisis including our team in Russia.

We have paused shipments of products to Russia given the extensive disruption
to the operating environment.

We care deeply about the lasting impact on children and together with the LEGO
Foundation and Ole Kirk’s Fond, we will donate DKK 110 million (approx. USD 16.5
million) to emergency relief efforts, with a focus on providing support for children
and families. The donation will be made to existing partners, including the United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children, and the Danish Red Cross.

This is a volatile and constantly evolving situation which we are monitoring
closely.
What does this mean for BrickLink?

The global payment platforms we use on BrickLink are currently not available
in Russia and deliveries to and from the country are severely disrupted. Given
this, buying and selling activities in Russia will be temporarily deactivated.
Members impacted by this will be informed individually.

We are grateful for everyone in our community and never imagined we would face
a situation such as this or witness the heartbreak and devastation we’re seeing
in Ukraine.

Please continue to adhere to our community guidelines and show each other respect
and support.

Thank you for your understanding.
The BrickLink team

Well said Tanja.
Some sellers will be hurt, however it was the only humane decision Lego and Bricklink
could make. And the donation, generous. I respect Lego and Bricklink and Tanja
even more for making the donation and taking the hard steps that are necessary.
The stores in Russia will suffer, but the bigger picture, including the financial
means to exchange funds from stores, is much more important. Perhaps there is
a way to let Russian stores sell to buyers within Russia.
Anyway Tanja, it is commendable and refreshing to see Lego and Bricklink take
a stand.

John P
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Exactly! Let Russian stores sell to buyers within Russia! Do not deactivate us!
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In Administrative, Nikonov writes:
  Exactly! Let Russian stores sell to buyers within Russia! Do not deactivate us!

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1334220
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In Administrative, legoman77 writes:

  Well said Tanja.
Some sellers will be hurt, however it was the only humane decision Lego and Bricklink
could make. And the donation, generous. I respect Lego and Bricklink and Tanja
even more for making the donation and taking the hard steps that are necessary.
The stores in Russia will suffer, but the bigger picture, including the financial
means to exchange funds from stores, is much more important. Perhaps there is
a way to let Russian stores sell to buyers within Russia.
Anyway Tanja, it is commendable and refreshing to see Lego and Bricklink take
a stand.

John P

We explored a range of options, including whether it was possible to keep stores
open, but decided the best approach for now, given that global payment platforms
are unavailable, was to temporarily deactivate stores.
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I haven't paid the fee yet, but can't we do it with UnionPay?
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In Administrative, m.lushnikov writes:
  I haven't paid the fee yet, but can't we do it with UnionPay?

To my knowledge there is currently no payment platform that will transfer funds
between Russia and the US. I will ask about UnionPay, though, and see what options
they provide.
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Do you think we like this whole situation in the world?! We are decent people
who understand everything, we are trying to get out of this difficult situation.
We are trying to find alternative solutions! We are generally against everything
that is happening in our country! I didn't think I'd get this kind of
news from Bricklink! I have always been for Bricklink and believed that it was
an independent platform!

In general, this is not a reason to turn off Bricklink in Russia due to payment
systems. It's not the Lego fans' fault!

If you close Bricklink, Favorite Cubes will find a way out and we will continue
to trade on or off Bricklink. But a huge number of Lego fans will not do this,
you will simply lose them! Silly! This is Bricklink's stupidest decision
ever! I do not respect this decision!

You will change the attitude of good people who are fans of Bricklink and Lego!
There are many good people in Russia in the real sense! You just don't know
anything! I don't want you to end up in such a mess.
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In Administrative, TerminalTitan writes:
  Do you think we like this whole situation in the world?! We are decent people
who understand everything, we are trying to get out of this difficult situation.
We are trying to find alternative solutions! We are generally against everything
that is happening in our country! I didn't think I'd get this kind of
news from Bricklink! I have always been for Bricklink and believed that it was
an independent platform!

In general, this is not a reason to turn off Bricklink in Russia due to payment
systems. It's not the Lego fans' fault!

If you close Bricklink, Favorite Cubes will find a way out and we will continue
to trade on or off Bricklink. But a huge number of Lego fans will not do this,
you will simply lose them! Silly! This is Bricklink's stupidest decision
ever! I do not respect this decision!

You will change the attitude of good people who are fans of Bricklink and Lego!
There are many good people in Russia in the real sense! You just don't know
anything! I don't want you to end up in such a mess.

The issue here is can you pay your fees? Yes, you can keep selling to other Russian
buyers (at least while you have stock, as LEGO have halted shipments to your
country) and they can pay using a domestic payment method. But can you pay for
using the service? With all regulated international financial systems blocking
money moving in and out of Ryssia, you cannot. It may seem stupid, but is it
fair on other sellers if they have to pay fees whereas Russians can build up
large debts without paying.
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In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, TerminalTitan writes:
  Do you think we like this whole situation in the world?! We are decent people
who understand everything, we are trying to get out of this difficult situation.
We are trying to find alternative solutions! We are generally against everything
that is happening in our country! I didn't think I'd get this kind of
news from Bricklink! I have always been for Bricklink and believed that it was
an independent platform!

In general, this is not a reason to turn off Bricklink in Russia due to payment
systems. It's not the Lego fans' fault!

If you close Bricklink, Favorite Cubes will find a way out and we will continue
to trade on or off Bricklink. But a huge number of Lego fans will not do this,
you will simply lose them! Silly! This is Bricklink's stupidest decision
ever! I do not respect this decision!

You will change the attitude of good people who are fans of Bricklink and Lego!
There are many good people in Russia in the real sense! You just don't know
anything! I don't want you to end up in such a mess.

The issue here is can you pay your fees? Yes, you can keep selling to other Russian
buyers (at least while you have stock, as LEGO have halted shipments to your
country) and they can pay using a domestic payment method. But can you pay for
using the service? With all regulated international financial systems blocking
money moving in and out of Ryssia, you cannot. It may seem stupid, but is it
fair on other sellers if they have to pay fees whereas Russians can build up
large debts without paying.

A side comment, over the past few years, without accepting non-US payments, buyers
in other countries (notably HK and China) seemingly have found ways to fund payments
(via US based PayPal accounts) for packages being sent to freight forwarders.
With the various closures of payment exchanges and package movement, I would
not be in the least surprised if side businesses begin to appear, purely facilitating
payment clearance and package reshipment. Obviously, this time around, they would
be contravening national policies, so they would have a high risk of legal action.
The black market always seems to find a way (e,g, DPRK).

Nita Rae
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In Administrative, TerminalTitan writes:
  ... We are generally against everything
that is happening in our country! ...

Don't speak for everyone.
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In Administrative, TerminalTitan writes:
  Do you think we like this whole situation in the world?! We are decent people
who understand everything, we are trying to get out of this difficult situation.
We are trying to find alternative solutions! We are generally against everything
that is happening in our country! I didn't think I'd get this kind of
news from Bricklink! I have always been for Bricklink and believed that it was
an independent platform!

In general, this is not a reason to turn off Bricklink in Russia due to payment
systems. It's not the Lego fans' fault!

If you close Bricklink, Favorite Cubes will find a way out and we will continue
to trade on or off Bricklink. But a huge number of Lego fans will not do this,
you will simply lose them! Silly! This is Bricklink's stupidest decision
ever! I do not respect this decision!

Well, there are many many people losing much more due to the current circumstances.
Losing home, jobs, family, friends, life... so. This is how it works, sad as
it is. You know who to blame.

  
You will change the attitude of good people who are fans of Bricklink and Lego!
There are many good people in Russia in the real sense! You just don't know
anything! I don't want you to end up in such a mess.
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In Administrative, TerminalTitan writes:
  Do you think we like this whole situation in the world?! We are decent people
who understand everything, we are trying to get out of this difficult situation.
We are trying to find alternative solutions! We are generally against everything
that is happening in our country!

You are expression your opinion against the official point of view of Russia.
Isn't that a dangerous thing to do? So far, as I see it you risk 15 years
of prison just by doing so, isn't that so? I really can't imagine what
it must be like to live like this... it must be frustrating and frightening..



I didn't think I'd get this kind of
  news from Bricklink! I have always been for Bricklink and believed that it was
an independent platform!

In general, this is not a reason to turn off Bricklink in Russia due to payment
systems. It's not the Lego fans' fault!

If you close Bricklink, Favorite Cubes will find a way out and we will continue
to trade on or off Bricklink. But a huge number of Lego fans will not do this,
you will simply lose them! Silly! This is Bricklink's stupidest decision
ever! I do not respect this decision!

You will change the attitude of good people who are fans of Bricklink and Lego!
There are many good people in Russia in the real sense! You just don't know
anything! I don't want you to end up in such a mess.
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  I have always been for Bricklink and believed that it was
an independent platform!

It is not independent. It is an American company owned by a large multinational
company based in Denmark. There have been policy changes to align it with LEGO
since LEGO bought it. Unlike McD and similar companies that run as franchises
in Russia, there is no Russian subsidiary that you can deal with that will keep
operating. You cannot use the service because you cannot pay to use the service
due to financial sanctions imposed by most international companies and banks.
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In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

The LEGO Group released the following statement regarding the war in Ukraine.


[snip]

  Please continue to adhere to our community guidelines and show each other respect
and support.

Thank you for your understanding.
The BrickLink team

Thank you BrickLink team, for this statement.

QFT.
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In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

The LEGO Group released the following statement regarding the war in Ukraine.

Our thoughts are with all the children and families suffering as a result of
the war in Ukraine.
Our priority is the safety of all our colleagues. We are in contact with our
Ukrainian team and are providing ongoing support to ensure their safety. We are
also working to support other colleagues around the world impacted by the escalating
crisis including our team in Russia.

We have paused shipments of products to Russia given the extensive disruption
to the operating environment.

We care deeply about the lasting impact on children and together with the LEGO
Foundation and Ole Kirk’s Fond, we will donate DKK 110 million (approx. USD 16.5
million) to emergency relief efforts, with a focus on providing support for children
and families. The donation will be made to existing partners, including the United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children, and the Danish Red Cross.

This is a volatile and constantly evolving situation which we are monitoring
closely.
What does this mean for BrickLink?

The global payment platforms we use on BrickLink are currently not available
in Russia and deliveries to and from the country are severely disrupted. Given
this, buying and selling activities in Russia will be temporarily deactivated.
Members impacted by this will be informed individually.

We are grateful for everyone in our community and never imagined we would face
a situation such as this or witness the heartbreak and devastation we’re seeing
in Ukraine.

Please continue to adhere to our community guidelines and show each other respect
and support.

Thank you for your understanding.
The BrickLink team

Thanks for the update!


Stefaan
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In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

The LEGO Group released the following statement regarding the war in Ukraine.

Our thoughts are with all the children and families suffering as a result of
the war in Ukraine.
Our priority is the safety of all our colleagues. We are in contact with our
Ukrainian team and are providing ongoing support to ensure their safety. We are
also working to support other colleagues around the world impacted by the escalating
crisis including our team in Russia.

We have paused shipments of products to Russia given the extensive disruption
to the operating environment.

We care deeply about the lasting impact on children and together with the LEGO
Foundation and Ole Kirk’s Fond, we will donate DKK 110 million (approx. USD 16.5
million) to emergency relief efforts, with a focus on providing support for children
and families. The donation will be made to existing partners, including the United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children, and the Danish Red Cross.

This is a volatile and constantly evolving situation which we are monitoring
closely.
What does this mean for BrickLink?

The global payment platforms we use on BrickLink are currently not available
in Russia and deliveries to and from the country are severely disrupted. Given
this, buying and selling activities in Russia will be temporarily deactivated.
Members impacted by this will be informed individually.

We are grateful for everyone in our community and never imagined we would face
a situation such as this or witness the heartbreak and devastation we’re seeing
in Ukraine.

Please continue to adhere to our community guidelines and show each other respect
and support.

Thank you for your understanding.
The BrickLink team

Will items from Russian stores continue to remain visible when looking at the
catalog? That would seem a tad strange, as there is currently no way for buyers
to purchase those items. It's almost like those items don't exist at
all for now.
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In Administrative, Yo_Yo_Flamingo writes:

  Will items from Russian stores continue to remain visible when looking at the
catalog? That would seem a tad strange, as there is currently no way for buyers
to purchase those items. It's almost like those items don't exist at
all for now.

Yes, unless the store is closed, the items in the store will remain visible to
all users in the catalog. In the same way, stoplisted buyers can view items in
a store and fill a cart. This is the same in other cases as well, such as geographical
restrictions due to tax collection, insufficient shipping methods, high minimum
buy, etc.

The block at checkout will not close the store, but stores may be closed independently
by the store owner at any time (of course), and all members will still be subject
to the Terms of Service, which means that selling privileges could be revoked
by the system automatically for completed NSSs or non-payment of fees.

Selling privileges could also be revoked manually by admin for a variety of reasons,
but revoking seller / buyer privileges is not part of the overall plan in handling
this situation with Russian members.
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, Yo_Yo_Flamingo writes:

  Will items from Russian stores continue to remain visible when looking at the
catalog? That would seem a tad strange, as there is currently no way for buyers
to purchase those items. It's almost like those items don't exist at
all for now.

Yes, unless the store is closed, the items in the store will remain visible to
all users in the catalog. In the same way, stoplisted buyers can view items in
a store and fill a cart. This is the same in other cases as well, such as geographical
restrictions due to tax collection, insufficient shipping methods, high minimum
buy, etc.

The block at checkout will not close the store, but stores may be closed independently
by the store owner at any time (of course), and all members will still be subject
to the Terms of Service, which means that selling privileges could be revoked
by the system automatically for completed NSSs or non-payment of fees.

Selling privileges could also be revoked manually by admin for a variety of reasons,
but revoking seller / buyer privileges is not part of the overall plan in handling
this situation with Russian members.

1. Do I understand correctly that nobody can place orders in stores located in
Russia?

2. Can buyers from Russia place orders in stores out of Russia?
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In Administrative, TerminalTitan writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, Yo_Yo_Flamingo writes:

  Will items from Russian stores continue to remain visible when looking at the
catalog? That would seem a tad strange, as there is currently no way for buyers
to purchase those items. It's almost like those items don't exist at
all for now.

Yes, unless the store is closed, the items in the store will remain visible to
all users in the catalog. In the same way, stoplisted buyers can view items in
a store and fill a cart. This is the same in other cases as well, such as geographical
restrictions due to tax collection, insufficient shipping methods, high minimum
buy, etc.

The block at checkout will not close the store, but stores may be closed independently
by the store owner at any time (of course), and all members will still be subject
to the Terms of Service, which means that selling privileges could be revoked
by the system automatically for completed NSSs or non-payment of fees.

Selling privileges could also be revoked manually by admin for a variety of reasons,
but revoking seller / buyer privileges is not part of the overall plan in handling
this situation with Russian members.

1. Do I understand correctly that nobody can place orders in stores located in
Russia?

2. Can buyers from Russia place orders in stores out of Russia?


Yes, you understand it correctly.
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In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, Yo_Yo_Flamingo writes:

  Will items from Russian stores continue to remain visible when looking at the
catalog? That would seem a tad strange, as there is currently no way for buyers
to purchase those items. It's almost like those items don't exist at
all for now.

Yes, unless the store is closed, the items in the store will remain visible to
all users in the catalog. In the same way, stoplisted buyers can view items in
a store and fill a cart. This is the same in other cases as well, such as geographical
restrictions due to tax collection, insufficient shipping methods, high minimum
buy, etc.

The block at checkout will not close the store, but stores may be closed independently
by the store owner at any time (of course), and all members will still be subject
to the Terms of Service, which means that selling privileges could be revoked
by the system automatically for completed NSSs or non-payment of fees.

Selling privileges could also be revoked manually by admin for a variety of reasons,
but revoking seller / buyer privileges is not part of the overall plan in handling
this situation with Russian members.

Allowing the stores to show stock means that buyers can contact sellers that
have what they want and if they cannot deal formally on bricklink, they can deal
informally outside the bricklink order process.
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In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, Yo_Yo_Flamingo writes:

  Will items from Russian stores continue to remain visible when looking at the
catalog? That would seem a tad strange, as there is currently no way for buyers
to purchase those items. It's almost like those items don't exist at
all for now.

Yes, unless the store is closed, the items in the store will remain visible to
all users in the catalog. In the same way, stoplisted buyers can view items in
a store and fill a cart. This is the same in other cases as well, such as geographical
restrictions due to tax collection, insufficient shipping methods, high minimum
buy, etc.

The block at checkout will not close the store, but stores may be closed independently
by the store owner at any time (of course), and all members will still be subject
to the Terms of Service, which means that selling privileges could be revoked
by the system automatically for completed NSSs or non-payment of fees.

Selling privileges could also be revoked manually by admin for a variety of reasons,
but revoking seller / buyer privileges is not part of the overall plan in handling
this situation with Russian members.

Allowing the stores to show stock means that buyers can contact sellers that
have what they want and if they cannot deal formally on bricklink, they can deal
informally outside the bricklink order process.

Unsure of the point being made, but this might shine light on whichever:

"There is no rule that says you can't sell what you have listed on BrickLink
some other way. Just don't be trying to convert BrickLink orders into non-BrickLink
orders. That would be fee circumvention.”


https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1213165

In any case, no need to look for demons, there's no shortage.

-popsicle
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In Administrative, popsicle writes:
  In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, Yo_Yo_Flamingo writes:

  Will items from Russian stores continue to remain visible when looking at the
catalog? That would seem a tad strange, as there is currently no way for buyers
to purchase those items. It's almost like those items don't exist at
all for now.

Yes, unless the store is closed, the items in the store will remain visible to
all users in the catalog. In the same way, stoplisted buyers can view items in
a store and fill a cart. This is the same in other cases as well, such as geographical
restrictions due to tax collection, insufficient shipping methods, high minimum
buy, etc.

The block at checkout will not close the store, but stores may be closed independently
by the store owner at any time (of course), and all members will still be subject
to the Terms of Service, which means that selling privileges could be revoked
by the system automatically for completed NSSs or non-payment of fees.

Selling privileges could also be revoked manually by admin for a variety of reasons,
but revoking seller / buyer privileges is not part of the overall plan in handling
this situation with Russian members.

Allowing the stores to show stock means that buyers can contact sellers that
have what they want and if they cannot deal formally on bricklink, they can deal
informally outside the bricklink order process.

Unsure of the point being made, but this might shine light on whichever:

"There is no rule that says you can't sell what you have listed on BrickLink
some other way. Just don't be trying to convert BrickLink orders into non-BrickLink
orders. That would be fee circumvention.”


https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1213165

In any case, no need to look for demons, there's no shortage.

-popsicle

The point is if BL allows stock to be shown that cannot be bought through a normal
order, the buyer and seller will find a way.

So a Russian buyer sees a set they want in a Russian store, but they buyer cannot
buy and the seller cannot sell. But the buyer can contact the seller and ask
to buy it. And tge deal gets done, just without fees.
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In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, popsicle writes:
  In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Administrative, Yo_Yo_Flamingo writes:

  Will items from Russian stores continue to remain visible when looking at the
catalog? That would seem a tad strange, as there is currently no way for buyers
to purchase those items. It's almost like those items don't exist at
all for now.

Yes, unless the store is closed, the items in the store will remain visible to
all users in the catalog. In the same way, stoplisted buyers can view items in
a store and fill a cart. This is the same in other cases as well, such as geographical
restrictions due to tax collection, insufficient shipping methods, high minimum
buy, etc.

The block at checkout will not close the store, but stores may be closed independently
by the store owner at any time (of course), and all members will still be subject
to the Terms of Service, which means that selling privileges could be revoked
by the system automatically for completed NSSs or non-payment of fees.

Selling privileges could also be revoked manually by admin for a variety of reasons,
but revoking seller / buyer privileges is not part of the overall plan in handling
this situation with Russian members.

Allowing the stores to show stock means that buyers can contact sellers that
have what they want and if they cannot deal formally on bricklink, they can deal
informally outside the bricklink order process.

Unsure of the point being made, but this might shine light on whichever:

"There is no rule that says you can't sell what you have listed on BrickLink
some other way. Just don't be trying to convert BrickLink orders into non-BrickLink
orders. That would be fee circumvention.”


https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1213165

In any case, no need to look for demons, there's no shortage.

-popsicle

The point is if BL allows stock to be shown that cannot be bought through a normal
order, the buyer and seller will find a way.

So a Russian buyer sees a set they want in a Russian store, but they buyer cannot
buy and the seller cannot sell. But the buyer can contact the seller and ask
to buy it. And tge deal gets done, just without fees.

So I assumed, but was unsure. Here’s the pertinent bit of the conversation linked:

Member concerned about a payment method once used in a manner that would generate
fees for BL, now no longer available to them as a seller
~

“I sometimes sell items from my store to people in my local LUG and they pay
cash, but I pay the Bricklink fees. Since you are doing away with the cash option,
are you anticipating losing out on those fees, since all one would have to do
is tell the store owner "I want x, y, and z" and the store owner removes them
from their store and sells them for cash?”


Admin reply to the member's question of transactional fees ~

“There is no rule that says you can't sell what you have listed on BrickLink
some other way. Just don't be trying to convert BrickLink orders into non-BrickLink
orders. That would be fee circumvention.”


-popsicle
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I'd like to say I really appreciate the restraint moderators show in judging
posts in this thread. These are difficult times for all, regardless of your opinion
on the matter at hand.

Niek.
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In Administrative, qwertyboy writes:
  I'd like to say I really appreciate the restraint moderators show in judging
posts in this thread. These are difficult times for all, regardless of your opinion
on the matter at hand.

Niek.

That's as maybe although whilst I anticipated my own posts inevitably ending
up being cancelled they were in response to this statement which still remains?

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1334327

It only reads one way to me?
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In Administrative, infinibrix writes:
  In Administrative, qwertyboy writes:
  I'd like to say I really appreciate the restraint moderators show in judging
posts in this thread. These are difficult times for all, regardless of your opinion
on the matter at hand.

Niek.

That's as maybe although whilst I anticipated my own posts inevitably ending
up being cancelled they were in response to this statement which still remains?

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1334327

It only reads one way to me?

The most surreal aspect of this whole situation is that the we, the global BrickLink
community, are observing sellers from one country report on disruptions to their
businesses and we just have to pretend like we don't know the real reason
that these sellers are experiencing difficultly. Contrast this to the fact that
no one feels the need to tread lightly while talking about disruptions cause
by natural disasters. Meanwhile, I don't think we've seen a single post
from anyone in an adjacent country that is experiencing actual life-or-death
disruptions. The reason for that silence is morbidly obvious and it speaks volumes.

I understand the reasoning behind carefully moderating political topics but in
this instance the consequences of such moderation is troubling. Sanctions are
political and, by extension, so are their results. To be truly fair, any discussion
about the difficulties sellers in any sanctioned country are experiencing should
be taken up directly with BL admins/management and not discussed in the forum
at all. I realize this is an unprecedented situation (at least as far as BrickLink
is concerned), but this feels like it would be a more equitable reading of the
"no political discussion" rule. To continue to allow such posts normalizes a
situation that is far from normal and adds insult to injury by giving a platform
to comfortable, peripheral victims who are likely posting from a couch or a desk
while completely ignoring victims in actual, physical danger who probably have
much graver concerns right now.
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In Administrative, chetzler writes:

  The most surreal aspect of this whole situation is that the we, the global BrickLink
community, are observing sellers from one country report on disruptions to their
businesses and we just have to pretend like we don't know the real reason
that these sellers are experiencing difficultly. Contrast this to the fact that
no one feels the need to tread lightly while talking about disruptions cause
by natural disasters. Meanwhile, I don't think we've seen a single post
from anyone in an adjacent country that is experiencing actual life-or-death
disruptions. The reason for that silence is morbidly obvious and it speaks volumes.

I understand the reasoning behind carefully moderating political topics but in
this instance the consequences of such moderation is troubling. Sanctions are
political and, by extension, so are their results. To be truly fair, any discussion
about the difficulties sellers in any sanctioned country are experiencing should
be taken up directly with BL admins/management and not discussed in the forum
at all. I realize this is an unprecedented situation (at least as far as BrickLink
is concerned), but this feels like it would be a more equitable reading of the
"no political discussion" rule. To continue to allow such posts normalizes a
situation that is far from normal and adds insult to injury by giving a platform
to comfortable, peripheral victims who are likely posting from a couch or a desk
while completely ignoring victims in actual, physical danger who probably have
much graver concerns right now.

+1000
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In Administrative, chetzler writes:
  In Administrative, infinibrix writes:
  In Administrative, qwertyboy writes:
  I'd like to say I really appreciate the restraint moderators show in judging
posts in this thread. These are difficult times for all, regardless of your opinion
on the matter at hand.

Niek.

That's as maybe although whilst I anticipated my own posts inevitably ending
up being cancelled they were in response to this statement which still remains?

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1334327

It only reads one way to me?

The most surreal aspect of this whole situation is that the we, the global BrickLink
community, are observing sellers from one country report on disruptions to their
businesses and we just have to pretend like we don't know the real reason
that these sellers are experiencing difficultly. Contrast this to the fact that
no one feels the need to tread lightly while talking about disruptions cause
by natural disasters. Meanwhile, I don't think we've seen a single post
from anyone in an adjacent country that is experiencing actual life-or-death
disruptions. The reason for that silence is morbidly obvious and it speaks volumes.

I understand the reasoning behind carefully moderating political topics but in
this instance the consequences of such moderation is troubling. Sanctions are
political and, by extension, so are their results. To be truly fair, any discussion
about the difficulties sellers in any sanctioned country are experiencing should
be taken up directly with BL admins/management and not discussed in the forum
at all. I realize this is an unprecedented situation (at least as far as BrickLink
is concerned), but this feels like it would be a more equitable reading of the
"no political discussion" rule. To continue to allow such posts normalizes a
situation that is far from normal and adds insult to injury by giving a platform
to comfortable, peripheral victims who are likely posting from a couch or a desk
while completely ignoring victims in actual, physical danger who probably have
much graver concerns right now.

My post got canceled and I said some things you did. Lego and Bricklink did the
right thing but we must be silent on the reasons at times. It seems to me unreasonable
to cancel posts that do no massage the message or feelings of the posters that
agree with Lego. I also used a quote by Jefferson and I guess that is off limits.
Is that in deference to another movement in the US?
John P
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In Administrative, legoman77 writes:

  
My post got canceled and I said some things you did. Lego and Bricklink did the
right thing but we must be silent on the reasons at times. It seems to me unreasonable
to cancel posts that do no massage the message or feelings of the posters that
agree with Lego. I also used a quote by Jefferson and I guess that is off limits.
Is that in deference to another movement in the US?
John P

Are you certain it was admin that cancelled your message?
I can click cancel and it works at least as far as taking me to the confirmation
screen where I see a confirmation button. I haven't tried it on anyone else's
post, but it looks like it might work.
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In Administrative, eileenkeeney writes:
  […]
Are you certain it was admin that cancelled your message?
I can click cancel and it works at least as far as taking me to the confirmation
screen where I see a confirmation button. I haven't tried it on anyone else's
post, but it looks like it might work.

It would be a big bug if everybody had the possibility to cancel anyone’s messages.

It could also have been overlooked for years because no one tried… so, please,
do try to cancel this one.
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Doesn’t work, you get a message saying it’s not your message.




In Administrative, SylvainLS writes:
  In Administrative, eileenkeeney writes:
  […]
Are you certain it was admin that cancelled your message?
I can click cancel and it works at least as far as taking me to the confirmation
screen where I see a confirmation button. I haven't tried it on anyone else's
post, but it looks like it might work.

It would be a big bug if everybody had the possibility to cancel anyone’s messages.

It could also have been overlooked for years because no one tried… so, please,
do try to cancel this one.
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In Administrative, Stuart9 writes:
  Doesn’t work, you get a message saying it’s not your message.

Thanks for testing
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In Administrative, SylvainLS writes:
  In Administrative, Stuart9 writes:
  Doesn’t work, you get a message saying it’s not your message.

Thanks for testing

I probably should have actually taken that last step before posting this.
I tried it on your post, and it did let me click the confirmation button, but
after that it gave me the red error message.
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legoman77 (3628)

Location:  USA, Texas
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Store: 77's Bricks & Sets
In Administrative, eileenkeeney writes:
  In Administrative, legoman77 writes:

  
My post got canceled and I said some things you did. Lego and Bricklink did the
right thing but we must be silent on the reasons at times. It seems to me unreasonable
to cancel posts that do no massage the message or feelings of the posters that
agree with Lego. I also used a quote by Jefferson and I guess that is off limits.
Is that in deference to another movement in the US?
John P

Are you certain it was admin that cancelled your message?
I can click cancel and it works at least as far as taking me to the confirmation
screen where I see a confirmation button. I haven't tried it on anyone else's
post, but it looks like it might work.

I tried it but you cannot cancel someone else's post, unless you have the
keys to the kingdom. What you can do is change the subject line.
John P
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leggodtshop (3864)

Location:  Netherlands, Overijssel
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Store: Leggodt.nl
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legoman77 (3628)

Location:  USA, Texas
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Store: 77's Bricks & Sets
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legomalego (404)

Location:  Canada, Ontario
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 Author: cosmicray View Messages Posted By cosmicray
 Posted: Apr 1, 2022 10:33
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cosmicray (3496)

Location:  USA, Florida
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Store Closed Store: Cosmic Toys
In Administrative, chetzler writes:
  In Administrative, infinibrix writes:
  In Administrative, qwertyboy writes:
  I'd like to say I really appreciate the restraint moderators show in judging
posts in this thread. These are difficult times for all, regardless of your opinion
on the matter at hand.

Niek.

That's as maybe although whilst I anticipated my own posts inevitably ending
up being cancelled they were in response to this statement which still remains?

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1334327

It only reads one way to me?

The most surreal aspect of this whole situation is that the we, the global BrickLink
community, are observing sellers from one country report on disruptions to their
businesses and we just have to pretend like we don't know the real reason
that these sellers are experiencing difficultly. Contrast this to the fact that
no one feels the need to tread lightly while talking about disruptions cause
by natural disasters. Meanwhile, I don't think we've seen a single post
from anyone in an adjacent country that is experiencing actual life-or-death
disruptions. The reason for that silence is morbidly obvious and it speaks volumes.

I understand the reasoning behind carefully moderating political topics but in
this instance the consequences of such moderation is troubling. Sanctions are
political and, by extension, so are their results. To be truly fair, any discussion
about the difficulties sellers in any sanctioned country are experiencing should
be taken up directly with BL admins/management and not discussed in the forum
at all. I realize this is an unprecedented situation (at least as far as BrickLink
is concerned), but this feels like it would be a more equitable reading of the
"no political discussion" rule. To continue to allow such posts normalizes a
situation that is far from normal and adds insult to injury by giving a platform
to comfortable, peripheral victims who are likely posting from a couch or a desk
while completely ignoring victims in actual, physical danger who probably have
much graver concerns right now.

You raise a valid point, but it needs some backstory clarification. There appear
to be a viable (for lack of a better word) number of sellers in Russia. BrickLink
is a USA company, and is owned by a Danish multi-national company. The conflict
has caused sanctions, which as you say are political. One of the parties to the
conflict appears (based on reports) to be censoring information which is counter
to their narrative. Sellers in that country, perhaps buyers too, do not see the
situation with the fullness that the rest of us see it, they see/hear/read a
specifically curated narrative. The administrators (and moderators) here are
walking a fine line between taking sides, and trying to cleanly explain why these
actions have been applied, and doing so in a fashion that does not promote negative
dialog. BL is very likely in a difficult position which does not permit their
acceptance of fee payments, without triggering a violation of sanctions (albeit
on a small scale). There are many fine lines being walked to try to hold the
community together, while we all hope for an end to this madness.

Nita Rae
 Author: ReSOLVeR View Messages Posted By ReSOLVeR
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ReSOLVeR (1)

Location:  Russia, Moscow City
Member Since Contact Type Status
Dec 30, 2021 Contact Member Buyer
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In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  The global payment platforms we use on BrickLink are currently not available
in Russia and deliveries to and from the country are severely disrupted. Given
this, buying and selling activities in Russia will be temporarily deactivated.
Members impacted by this will be informed individually.


Crypto payment option will work for sure. there is could be a deposit / prepaid
card for store owners to use.
shipping from/to russia could be a problem now due to logistics issues, but
at least let russians to trade with russians only.
 Author: dima2803 View Messages Posted By dima2803
 Posted: Mar 30, 2022 20:44
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dima2803 (345)

Location:  Russia, St. Petersburg
Member Since Contact Type Status
Oct 19, 2014 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - Revoked
Store Closed Store: Brick House Shop
In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

The LEGO Group released the following statement regarding the war in Ukraine.

Our thoughts are with all the children and families suffering as a result of
the war in Ukraine.
Our priority is the safety of all our colleagues. We are in contact with our
Ukrainian team and are providing ongoing support to ensure their safety. We are
also working to support other colleagues around the world impacted by the escalating
crisis including our team in Russia.

We have paused shipments of products to Russia given the extensive disruption
to the operating environment.

We care deeply about the lasting impact on children and together with the LEGO
Foundation and Ole Kirk’s Fond, we will donate DKK 110 million (approx. USD 16.5
million) to emergency relief efforts, with a focus on providing support for children
and families. The donation will be made to existing partners, including the United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children, and the Danish Red Cross.

This is a volatile and constantly evolving situation which we are monitoring
closely.
What does this mean for BrickLink?

The global payment platforms we use on BrickLink are currently not available
in Russia and deliveries to and from the country are severely disrupted. Given
this, buying and selling activities in Russia will be temporarily deactivated.
Members impacted by this will be informed individually.

We are grateful for everyone in our community and never imagined we would face
a situation such as this or witness the heartbreak and devastation we’re seeing
in Ukraine.

Please continue to adhere to our community guidelines and show each other respect
and support.

Thank you for your understanding.
The BrickLink team

I live in Kazakhstan and have a lease agreement in this country.
I transferred the store to this country and sent all the documents by the BrickLink
administrator.
I would like to get an answer from you as soon as possible and continue my activities.
Ticket number [22C-29D6064B-0017]
I will be very grateful to you for solving this issue.
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dima2803 (345)

Location:  Russia, St. Petersburg
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Store Closed Store: Brick House Shop
In Administrative, dima2803 writes:
  In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

The LEGO Group released the following statement regarding the war in Ukraine.

Our thoughts are with all the children and families suffering as a result of
the war in Ukraine.
Our priority is the safety of all our colleagues. We are in contact with our
Ukrainian team and are providing ongoing support to ensure their safety. We are
also working to support other colleagues around the world impacted by the escalating
crisis including our team in Russia.

We have paused shipments of products to Russia given the extensive disruption
to the operating environment.

We care deeply about the lasting impact on children and together with the LEGO
Foundation and Ole Kirk’s Fond, we will donate DKK 110 million (approx. USD 16.5
million) to emergency relief efforts, with a focus on providing support for children
and families. The donation will be made to existing partners, including the United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children, and the Danish Red Cross.

This is a volatile and constantly evolving situation which we are monitoring
closely.
What does this mean for BrickLink?

The global payment platforms we use on BrickLink are currently not available
in Russia and deliveries to and from the country are severely disrupted. Given
this, buying and selling activities in Russia will be temporarily deactivated.
Members impacted by this will be informed individually.

We are grateful for everyone in our community and never imagined we would face
a situation such as this or witness the heartbreak and devastation we’re seeing
in Ukraine.

Please continue to adhere to our community guidelines and show each other respect
and support.

Thank you for your understanding.
The BrickLink team

I live in Kazakhstan and have a lease agreement in this country.
I transferred the store to this country and sent all the documents by the BrickLink
administrator.
I would like to get an answer from you as soon as possible and continue my activities.
Ticket number [22C-29D6064B-0017]
I will be very grateful to you for solving this issue.

Dear support, can someone help me solve this issue?
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ABRACADABriques (993)

Location:  France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: ABRACADABriques
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Mihail (1926)

Location:  Russia, St. Petersburg
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Store: Russian Bricks
In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

The LEGO Group released the following statement regarding the war in Ukraine.

Our thoughts are with all the children and families suffering as a result of
the war in Ukraine.
Our priority is the safety of all our colleagues. We are in contact with our
Ukrainian team and are providing ongoing support to ensure their safety. We are
also working to support other colleagues around the world impacted by the escalating
crisis including our team in Russia.

We have paused shipments of products to Russia given the extensive disruption
to the operating environment.

We care deeply about the lasting impact on children and together with the LEGO
Foundation and Ole Kirk’s Fond, we will donate DKK 110 million (approx. USD 16.5
million) to emergency relief efforts, with a focus on providing support for children
and families. The donation will be made to existing partners, including the United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children, and the Danish Red Cross.

This is a volatile and constantly evolving situation which we are monitoring
closely.
What does this mean for BrickLink?

The global payment platforms we use on BrickLink are currently not available
in Russia and deliveries to and from the country are severely disrupted. Given
this, buying and selling activities in Russia will be temporarily deactivated.
Members impacted by this will be informed individually.

We are grateful for everyone in our community and never imagined we would face
a situation such as this or witness the heartbreak and devastation we’re seeing
in Ukraine.

Please continue to adhere to our community guidelines and show each other respect
and support.

Thank you for your understanding.
The BrickLink team

Hi, what about seller's fees? PayPal , VISA and Mastercard alredy blocked
russian users. I've tried newly made UnionPay credit card to pay the fees
and the card doesn't worked out also. What happens with unpaid fees now?
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 Posted: Mar 31, 2022 17:17
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yorbrick (1185)

Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store Closed Store: Yorbricks
  
Hi, what about seller's fees? PayPal , VISA and Mastercard alredy blocked
russian users. I've tried newly made UnionPay credit card to pay the fees
and the card doesn't worked out also. What happens with unpaid fees now?

They said they would inform you, so presumably you will get an email. Did they
send it already? I imagine they will just allow balances on Russian accounts
to remain until payments can be made again. You cannot add to the overall amount
owed if you cannot sell. It would be wrong to suspend accounts when they know
payments are not possible.
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Mihail (1926)

Location:  Russia, St. Petersburg
Member Since Contact Type Status
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Store: Russian Bricks
In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  
  
Hi, what about seller's fees? PayPal , VISA and Mastercard alredy blocked
russian users. I've tried newly made UnionPay credit card to pay the fees
and the card doesn't worked out also. What happens with unpaid fees now?

They said they would inform you, so presumably you will get an email. Did they
send it already? I imagine they will just allow balances on Russian accounts
to remain until payments can be made again. You cannot add to the overall amount
owed if you cannot sell. It would be wrong to suspend accounts when they know
payments are not possible.

Yes, they sent the message. Here it is. Very simple:
"Hello,
Thank you for your message.
Please refer to our announcement regarding the matter.
Thank you for your understanding.
Sincerely,
Anastasia
BrickLink Customer Support". Nothing more. That's why I'm asking about
the fees.
 Author: 1001bricks View Messages Posted By 1001bricks
 Posted: Mar 31, 2022 18:29
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1001bricks (52455)

Location:  France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
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Store: 1001bricks
  Yes, they sent the message. Here it is. Very simple:
"Hello,
Thank you for your message.
Please refer to our announcement regarding the matter.
Thank you for your understanding.
Sincerely,
Anastasia
BrickLink Customer Support". Nothing more. That's why I'm asking about
the fees.

My guess:

As they announced buying and selling will be deactivated in Russia, your shop
will be closed.

You probably can't pay the fees, you will owe them, but probably won't
have to pay them until you'll be able to.
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Dino (479)

Location:  Luxembourg
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Store: dino's world
In Administrative, 1001bricks writes:
  
  Yes, they sent the message. Here it is. Very simple:
"Hello,
Thank you for your message.
Please refer to our announcement regarding the matter.
Thank you for your understanding.
Sincerely,
Anastasia
BrickLink Customer Support". Nothing more. That's why I'm asking about
the fees.

My guess:

As they announced buying and selling will be deactivated in Russia, your shop
will be closed.

You probably can't pay the fees, you will owe them, but probably won't
have to pay them until you'll be able to.


The store remains open. Only the payment function is disabled.
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yorbrick (1185)

Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store Closed Store: Yorbricks
  
The store remains open. Only the payment function is disabled.

Strictly it is the checkout function that is disabled rather than payment. They
don't want new orders generated (that could be paid some other way).
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flamel1989 (21)

Location:  Russia, Moscow City
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Why was it necessary to disconnect Russian stores from Bricklink? Russian buyers
could buy in Russian stores directly paying for orders not through PayPal, but
on the seller’s card, and you have deprived everyone of this opportunity, thereby
setting people up only against yourself.
Do you also support Russophobia? Why are you interfering politics with constructor
sales?
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tons_of_bricks (12796)

Location:  USA, Missouri
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Store: Tons of Bricks (GDM)
In Administrative, flamel1989 writes:
  Why was it necessary to disconnect Russian stores from Bricklink?

But Russian sellers can't pay fees to Bricklink. That is probably the main
reason for disconnecting Russian to Russian orders.
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Location:  USA, Louisiana
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Store: CopsBricks
In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

The LEGO Group released the following statement regarding the war in Ukraine.

Our thoughts are with all the children and families suffering as a result of
the war in Ukraine.
Our priority is the safety of all our colleagues. We are in contact with our
Ukrainian team and are providing ongoing support to ensure their safety. We are
also working to support other colleagues around the world impacted by the escalating
crisis including our team in Russia.

We have paused shipments of products to Russia given the extensive disruption
to the operating environment.

We care deeply about the lasting impact on children and together with the LEGO
Foundation and Ole Kirk’s Fond, we will donate DKK 110 million (approx. USD 16.5
million) to emergency relief efforts, with a focus on providing support for children
and families. The donation will be made to existing partners, including the United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children, and the Danish Red Cross.

This is a volatile and constantly evolving situation which we are monitoring
closely.
What does this mean for BrickLink?

The global payment platforms we use on BrickLink are currently not available
in Russia and deliveries to and from the country are severely disrupted. Given
this, buying and selling activities in Russia will be temporarily deactivated.
Members impacted by this will be informed individually.

We are grateful for everyone in our community and never imagined we would face
a situation such as this or witness the heartbreak and devastation we’re seeing
in Ukraine.

Please continue to adhere to our community guidelines and show each other respect
and support.

Thank you for your understanding.
The BrickLink team

how my lego stores depends from war on Ukraine war ? lol
be hinest - u just hate Russians
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Location:  Netherlands, Zuid-Holland
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In Administrative, BeautyCubes writes:
  In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

The LEGO Group released the following statement regarding the war in Ukraine.

Our thoughts are with all the children and families suffering as a result of
the war in Ukraine.
Our priority is the safety of all our colleagues. We are in contact with our
Ukrainian team and are providing ongoing support to ensure their safety. We are
also working to support other colleagues around the world impacted by the escalating
crisis including our team in Russia.

We have paused shipments of products to Russia given the extensive disruption
to the operating environment.

We care deeply about the lasting impact on children and together with the LEGO
Foundation and Ole Kirk’s Fond, we will donate DKK 110 million (approx. USD 16.5
million) to emergency relief efforts, with a focus on providing support for children
and families. The donation will be made to existing partners, including the United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children, and the Danish Red Cross.

This is a volatile and constantly evolving situation which we are monitoring
closely.
What does this mean for BrickLink?

The global payment platforms we use on BrickLink are currently not available
in Russia and deliveries to and from the country are severely disrupted. Given
this, buying and selling activities in Russia will be temporarily deactivated.
Members impacted by this will be informed individually.

We are grateful for everyone in our community and never imagined we would face
a situation such as this or witness the heartbreak and devastation we’re seeing
in Ukraine.

Please continue to adhere to our community guidelines and show each other respect
and support.

Thank you for your understanding.
The BrickLink team

how my lego stores depends from war on Ukraine war ? lol
be hinest - u just hate Russians

People in western countries do not hate Russians. Currently, most people seem
to feel sorry for them. We just really, really want the war to stop. That is
why there are sanctions. Bricklink stores are just collateral damage in this
effort.
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Mihail (1926)

Location:  Russia, St. Petersburg
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Store: Russian Bricks
  how my lego stores depends from war on Ukraine war ? lol
be hinest - u just hate Russians

Do you understand that sellers from Russia can't pay fees for sold items?
PayPal, VISA, Mastercard and Western Union closed their services in Russia. UnionPay
don't work also. Russian Bricklink stores can't work properly and russian
buyers can't pay. There is only a way to pay by Bank Transfer but it is too
expensive.
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Location:  Russia, Sverdlovsk
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Store: Spahnru
In Administrative, Mihail writes:
  
  how my lego stores depends from war on Ukraine war ? lol
be hinest - u just hate Russians

Do you understand that sellers from Russia can't pay fees for sold items?
PayPal, VISA, Mastercard and Western Union closed their services in Russia. UnionPay
don't work also. Russian Bricklink stores can't work properly and russian
buyers can't pay. There is only a way to pay by Bank Transfer but it is too
expensive.

Если комиссия Bricklink не будет оплачена, то тогда наши магазины могут забанить?
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wildchicken13 (876)

Location:  USA, Illinois
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Store: Wild Chicken
In Administrative, Spahnru writes:
  Если комиссия Bricklink не будет оплачена, то тогда наши магазины могут забанить?

Не забанен как таковой, просто деактивирован.

Вам не нужно платить сборы, пока вы не сможете это сделать.
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Location:  Ukraine, Kyiv
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Location:  Ukraine, Kyiv
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Store: BrickUA 🧱 🇺🇦
Many thanks to LEGO Foundation, Ole Kirk’s Fond and LEGO Group for donation
to support Ukrainian children and families!
Huge thanks to BrickLink administration for this decision regarding russian stores!
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Mihail (1926)

Location:  Russia, St. Petersburg
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In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

The LEGO Group released the following statement regarding the war in Ukraine.

Our thoughts are with all the children and families suffering as a result of
the war in Ukraine.
Our priority is the safety of all our colleagues. We are in contact with our
Ukrainian team and are providing ongoing support to ensure their safety. We are
also working to support other colleagues around the world impacted by the escalating
crisis including our team in Russia.

We have paused shipments of products to Russia given the extensive disruption
to the operating environment.

We care deeply about the lasting impact on children and together with the LEGO
Foundation and Ole Kirk’s Fond, we will donate DKK 110 million (approx. USD 16.5
million) to emergency relief efforts, with a focus on providing support for children
and families. The donation will be made to existing partners, including the United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children, and the Danish Red Cross.

This is a volatile and constantly evolving situation which we are monitoring
closely.
What does this mean for BrickLink?

The global payment platforms we use on BrickLink are currently not available
in Russia and deliveries to and from the country are severely disrupted. Given
this, buying and selling activities in Russia will be temporarily deactivated.
Members impacted by this will be informed individually.

We are grateful for everyone in our community and never imagined we would face
a situation such as this or witness the heartbreak and devastation we’re seeing
in Ukraine.

Please continue to adhere to our community guidelines and show each other respect
and support.

Thank you for your understanding.
The BrickLink team

Dear Bricklink Administration,
Please, answer about seller's fees. Will you terminate all accounts of sellers
from Russia? Is there any solution? Sellers from Russia can still send direct
bank transfer to european IBAN accounts. We can pay you if you have IBAN in some
european bank.
Best Regards, MIhail.
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Location:  USA, California
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BrickLink Administrator
In Administrative, Mihail writes:
  In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

The LEGO Group released the following statement regarding the war in Ukraine.

Our thoughts are with all the children and families suffering as a result of
the war in Ukraine.
Our priority is the safety of all our colleagues. We are in contact with our
Ukrainian team and are providing ongoing support to ensure their safety. We are
also working to support other colleagues around the world impacted by the escalating
crisis including our team in Russia.

We have paused shipments of products to Russia given the extensive disruption
to the operating environment.

We care deeply about the lasting impact on children and together with the LEGO
Foundation and Ole Kirk’s Fond, we will donate DKK 110 million (approx. USD 16.5
million) to emergency relief efforts, with a focus on providing support for children
and families. The donation will be made to existing partners, including the United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children, and the Danish Red Cross.

This is a volatile and constantly evolving situation which we are monitoring
closely.
What does this mean for BrickLink?

The global payment platforms we use on BrickLink are currently not available
in Russia and deliveries to and from the country are severely disrupted. Given
this, buying and selling activities in Russia will be temporarily deactivated.
Members impacted by this will be informed individually.

We are grateful for everyone in our community and never imagined we would face
a situation such as this or witness the heartbreak and devastation we’re seeing
in Ukraine.

Please continue to adhere to our community guidelines and show each other respect
and support.

Thank you for your understanding.
The BrickLink team

Dear Bricklink Administration,
Please, answer about seller's fees. Will you terminate all accounts of sellers
from Russia? Is there any solution? Sellers from Russia can still send direct
bank transfer to european IBAN accounts. We can pay you if you have IBAN in some
european bank.
Best Regards, MIhail.

Hi Mlhail,
We are not terminating accounts. We explored a range of options, including whether
it was possible to keep stores open, but decided the best approach for now, given
that global payment platforms are unavailable, was to temporarily deactivate
stores.
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Location:  Russia, Tatarstan
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In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

The LEGO Group released the following statement regarding the war in Ukraine.

Our thoughts are with all the children and families suffering as a result of
the war in Ukraine.
Our priority is the safety of all our colleagues. We are in contact with our
Ukrainian team and are providing ongoing support to ensure their safety. We are
also working to support other colleagues around the world impacted by the escalating
crisis including our team in Russia.

We have paused shipments of products to Russia given the extensive disruption
to the operating environment.

We care deeply about the lasting impact on children and together with the LEGO
Foundation and Ole Kirk’s Fond, we will donate DKK 110 million (approx. USD 16.5
million) to emergency relief efforts, with a focus on providing support for children
and families. The donation will be made to existing partners, including the United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children, and the Danish Red Cross.

This is a volatile and constantly evolving situation which we are monitoring
closely.
What does this mean for BrickLink?

The global payment platforms we use on BrickLink are currently not available
in Russia and deliveries to and from the country are severely disrupted. Given
this, buying and selling activities in Russia will be temporarily deactivated.
Members impacted by this will be informed individually.

We are grateful for everyone in our community and never imagined we would face
a situation such as this or witness the heartbreak and devastation we’re seeing
in Ukraine.

Please continue to adhere to our community guidelines and show each other respect
and support.

Thank you for your understanding.
The BrickLink team


Do you really believe all donated funds will be received by Ukrainian refuges\war
affected families? People be reasonable, all collected money will be spent on
gathering more military power, more weapons.. to continue the war. If you really
want to help those affected by war families, make your EU\US\RU government to
stop support this war, by sending soldiers, weapon, sanctions and so on. Messing
politics with LEGO won't help, this is ridiculous..
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Its a good feeling to know that Lego is aware of their situation.
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Location:  Russia, St. Petersburg
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В административном случае CE_Tanja пишет: Уважаемые члены BrickLink, LEGO
Group опубликовала следующее заявление о войне на Украине. Наши мысли связаны
со всеми детьми и семьями, страдающими в результате война на Украине. Наш приоритет
- безопасность всех наших коллег. Мы находимся в контакте с нашим Украинская
команда и оказывает постоянную поддержку для обеспечения их безопасности. Мы
есть также работая над поддержкой других коллег по всему миру, пострадавших
от эскалации кризис, включая нашу команду в России. Мы приостановили поставки
продукции в Россию, учитывая значительные сбои в операционную среду. Мы глубоко
заботимся о долгосследовом воздействии на детей и вместе с LEGO Фонд и Фонд
Оле Кирка, мы пожертвуем 110 миллионов датских крон (приблизительно 16,5 долларов
США млн) на усилия по оказанию чрезвычайной помощи с акцентом на оказание поддержки
детям и семьи. Пожертвование будет сделано существующим партнерам, включая Организацию
Объединенных Наций. Детский фонд наций (ЮНИСЕФ), "Спасите детей" и Датский Красный
Крест. Это нестабильная и постоянно развивающаяся ситуация, которую мы отслеживаем
  близко. Что это значит для BrickLink? Глобальные платежные платформы, которые
мы используем на BrickLink, в настоящее время недоступны в России и поставки
в страну и из страны серьезно нарушены. Учитывая это, купли-продажная деятельность
в России будет временно деактивирована. Члены, затронутые этим, будут проинформированы
индивидуально. Мы благодарны всем в нашем сообществе и никогда не думали,
что столкнемся такая ситуация или свидетель горя и опустошения, которые мы
видим в Украине. Пожалуйста, продолжайте придерживаться принципов нашего
сообщества и проявляйте уважение друг к другу и поддержка. Спасибо за понимание.
  Команда BrickLink


Dear administrator. Let me know why I must suffer. I have nothing to do with
the problems you describe. I am an honest buyer and I want to buy your product.
If you think that the problem is in logistics. Goods come from Hong Kong and
have no difficulties at customs. Why can't I give my son a birthday present?
Why did I work for many months and save up for a gift that you don't want
to sell me?
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В Административном деле федотовсергей пишет: В административном случае CE_Tanja
пишет: Уважаемые члены BrickLink, LEGO Группа опубликовала следующее заявление
о войне на Украине. Наши мысли связаны со всеми детьми и семьями, страдающими
в результате война на Украине. Наша приоритет - безопасность всех наших коллег.
Мы находимся в контакте с нашим Украинская команда и оказывает постоянную поддержку
для обеспечения их безопасности. Мы есть также работая над поддержкой других
коллег по всему миру, пострадавших от эскалации кризис, включая нашу команду
в России. Мы приостановили поставки продукции в Россию, учитывая значительные
сбои в операционную среду. Мы глубоко заботимся о долгосследу о воздействии
на детей и вместе с LEGO Фонд и Фонд Оле Кирка, мы пожертвуем 110 миллионов
датских крон (приблизительно 16,5 долларов США млн) на усилия по оказанию чрезвычайной
помощи с акцентом на оказание поддержки дети и семьи. Пожертвование будет сделано
существующим партнерам, включая Организацию Объединенная Наций. Детский фонд
наций (ЮНИСЕФ), "Спасите детей" и Датский Красный Крест. Это нестабильная
и постоянно развивающаяся ситуация, которую мы отслеживаем близко. Что это
значит для BrickLink? Глобальные платежные платформы, которые мы используем
на BrickLink, в настоящее время недоступны в России и поставки в страну и из
страны серьезно нарушены. Учитывая это, купли-продажная деятельность в России
будет временно деактивирована. Члены, затронутые этим, будут проинформированы
  индивидуально. Мы благодарны всем в нашем сообществе и никогда не думали,
что столкнемся такая ситуация или свидетель горя и опустошения, которые мы
видим в Украине. Пожалуйста, продолжайте придерживаться принципов нашего
сообщество и проявляйте уважение друг к другу и поддержка. Спасибо за понимание.
  Команда BrickLink Уважаемый администратор. Дайте мне знать, почему я должен
страдать. я не имею никакого отношения к проблемы, которые вы описываете. Я
честный покупатель и хочу купить ваш продукт. Если вы считаете, что проблема
в логистике. Товары поступают из Гонконга и нет трудностей на таможне. Почему
я не могу сделать сыну подарок на день рождения? Почему я работал много месяцев
и копил на подарок, который вы не хотите продать меня?
I want you to know. I am renting a house. when I got a call from an unfamiliar
family from Ukraine. They asked to book without money. I waited for them and
gave the keys for free, they live in my second house. a family unknown to me
with three children who fled from a terrible situation in their country. and
you tell me that some children are better than others. I believe that there
are no bad people. there are terrible things. I expect your refusal to sell
the goods and consider this a violation of my rights. I think you are not interested
in my rights as an honest buyer. you are interested in publicly making yourself
a virtue. like in the theatre. may God protect you. and only God is our judge.
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Ask your goverment why you must suffer!


  Dear administrator. Let me know why I must suffer. I have nothing to do with
the problems you describe. I am an honest buyer and I want to buy your product.
If you think that the problem is in logistics. Goods come from Hong Kong and
have no difficulties at customs. Why can't I give my son a birthday present?
Why did I work for many months and save up for a gift that you don't want
to sell me?
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In Administrative, Petrt1 writes:
  Ask your goverment why you must suffer!

I feel like that's a bad idea…
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What the hell? Why bruh
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In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

The LEGO Group released the following statement regarding the war in Ukraine.

Our thoughts are with all the children and families suffering as a result of
the war in Ukraine.
Our priority is the safety of all our colleagues. We are in contact with our
Ukrainian team and are providing ongoing support to ensure their safety. We are
also working to support other colleagues around the world impacted by the escalating
crisis including our team in Russia.

We have paused shipments of products to Russia given the extensive disruption
to the operating environment.

We care deeply about the lasting impact on children and together with the LEGO
Foundation and Ole Kirk’s Fond, we will donate DKK 110 million (approx. USD 16.5
million) to emergency relief efforts, with a focus on providing support for children
and families. The donation will be made to existing partners, including the United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children, and the Danish Red Cross.

This is a volatile and constantly evolving situation which we are monitoring
closely.
What does this mean for BrickLink?

The global payment platforms we use on BrickLink are currently not available
in Russia and deliveries to and from the country are severely disrupted. Given
this, buying and selling activities in Russia will be temporarily deactivated.
Members impacted by this will be informed individually.

We are grateful for everyone in our community and never imagined we would face
a situation such as this or witness the heartbreak and devastation we’re seeing
in Ukraine.

Please continue to adhere to our community guidelines and show each other respect
and support.

Thank you for your understanding.
The BrickLink team
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а если русский магазин?
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In Administrative, Nubs_Select writes:
  In Administrative, jay5836 writes:
  а если русский магазин?

pretty sure Russians can still buy from russian stores

The Russian stores don’t have any way to pay their fees to BrickLink.
 Author: Nubs_Select View Messages Posted By Nubs_Select
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In Administrative, SylvainLS writes:
  In Administrative, Nubs_Select writes:
  In Administrative, jay5836 writes:
  а если русский магазин?

pretty sure Russians can still buy from russian stores

The Russian stores don’t have any way to pay their fees to BrickLink.

oh ok i was confused since they still show up in feeds of items for sale such
as this one
https://store.bricklink.com/TemKo?sID=1133887&itemID=322210214#/shop
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
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In Administrative, Nubs_Select writes:
  In Administrative, SylvainLS writes:
  In Administrative, Nubs_Select writes:
  In Administrative, jay5836 writes:
  а если русский магазин?

pretty sure Russians can still buy from russian stores

The Russian stores don’t have any way to pay their fees to BrickLink.

oh ok i was confused since they still show up in feeds of items for sale such
as this one
https://store.bricklink.com/TemKo?sID=1133887&itemID=322210214#/shop

No feedback since June 2022 suggests they can't sell.
 Author: Nubs_Select View Messages Posted By Nubs_Select
 Posted: Jan 24, 2023 15:14
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In Administrative, yorbrick writes:
  In Administrative, Nubs_Select writes:
  In Administrative, SylvainLS writes:
  In Administrative, Nubs_Select writes:
  In Administrative, jay5836 writes:
  а если русский магазин?

pretty sure Russians can still buy from russian stores

The Russian stores don’t have any way to pay their fees to BrickLink.

oh ok i was confused since they still show up in feeds of items for sale such
as this one
https://store.bricklink.com/TemKo?sID=1133887&itemID=322210214#/shop

No feedback since June 2022 suggests they can't sell.

ya its still weird how they still show up in the price guide and you think you
can buy from them but then cant
 Author: TaGsAlex View Messages Posted By TaGsAlex
 Posted: Feb 3, 2023 09:04
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good afternoon, what is happening in Ukraine is certainly terrible, and we all
hope for a speedy solution to the world, but how are Belarusians to blame in
this situation? why should they be deprived of the opportunity to buy a children's
designer?
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: Feb 3, 2023 09:20
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In Administrative, TaGsAlex writes:
  good afternoon, what is happening in Ukraine is certainly terrible, and we all
hope for a speedy solution to the world, but how are Belarusians to blame in
this situation? why should they be deprived of the opportunity to buy a children's
designer?

Because the many western countries have imposed financial and trade sanctions
against Belarus because of your government's support for Russia and their
invasion of Ukraine. Importantly, PayPal have stopped operating in Russia and
Belarus because of the financial sanctions, so there are no payment options to
pay fees.
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 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
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PayPal works in Belarus even with local credit cards from banks that are not
under sanctions, so no problem with payment. I think the real reason is that
Lego left our market, so Bricklink left it as a part of Lego group.

I thought paypal had stopped operating in Belarus as Western governments have
applied the same financial sanctions on Belarus as Russia. And yes, LEGO pulled
out of both countries, as have many other Western based international companies.
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In Administrative, TaGsAlex writes:
  good afternoon, what is happening in Ukraine is certainly terrible, and we all
hope for a speedy solution to the world, but how are Belarusians to blame in
this situation? why should they be deprived of the opportunity to buy a children's
designer?

The Belarusian foreign minister confirmed last week that Belarus is doing joint
exercises with Russian troops building up in Belarus. Russia is freely using
Belarusian air space for missile and drone attacks on Ukraine. I don't think
YOU or any of your friends are to blame, but your government is entirely allied
with Russia in this.
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why are you deleting messages? You don't like them? But where is your freedom
of speech? which you are protecting! which you are fighting for!
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Hi, dear BrickLink team! I am from Belarus. I can't make the order. Is it
because the Ukraine war? Belarus people don't support this war and we want
to buy our lovely Lego minifigures. How and when can we buy here?
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In Administrative, CE_Tanja writes:
  Dear BrickLink members,

The LEGO Group released the following statement regarding the war in Ukraine.

Our thoughts are with all the children and families suffering as a result of
the war in Ukraine.
Our priority is the safety of all our colleagues. We are in contact with our
Ukrainian team and are providing ongoing support to ensure their safety. We are
also working to support other colleagues around the world impacted by the escalating
crisis including our team in Russia.

We have paused shipments of products to Russia given the extensive disruption
to the operating environment.

We care deeply about the lasting impact on children and together with the LEGO
Foundation and Ole Kirk’s Fond, we will donate DKK 110 million (approx. USD 16.5
million) to emergency relief efforts, with a focus on providing support for children
and families. The donation will be made to existing partners, including the United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Save the Children, and the Danish Red Cross.

This is a volatile and constantly evolving situation which we are monitoring
closely.
What does this mean for BrickLink?

The global payment platforms we use on BrickLink are currently not available
in Russia and deliveries to and from the country are severely disrupted. Given
this, buying and selling activities in Russia will be temporarily deactivated.
Members impacted by this will be informed individually.

We are grateful for everyone in our community and never imagined we would face
a situation such as this or witness the heartbreak and devastation we’re seeing
in Ukraine.

Please continue to adhere to our community guidelines and show each other respect
and support.

Thank you for your understanding.
The BrickLink team
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