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 Author: Drewid65 View Messages Posted By Drewid65
 Posted: Aug 1, 2022 05:11
 Subject: a "pending" number of want lists
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Drewid65 (16)

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It'd be useful to have a number you can tag for something that you've
ordered but hasn't arrived/been verified yet.
Currently, I'm making notes in the remarks slot but it'd be great to
have something you can filter a search against.
 Author: jbroman View Messages Posted By jbroman
 Posted: Aug 1, 2022 05:18
 Subject: Re: a "pending" number of want lists
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jbroman (874)

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In Suggestions, Drewid65 writes:
  It'd be useful to have a number you can tag for something that you've
ordered but hasn't arrived/been verified yet.
Currently, I'm making notes in the remarks slot but it'd be great to
have something you can filter a search against.

What I do is put the seller's name in the remarks field, and then when it
arrives, I know what MOC it's for. Just delete the remarks field afterwards
in case you order from that seller again.

The remarks field is searchable using the wanted list search page. Search by
the seller name and it will show the parts with that name in the remarks field.
The wanted list name is also shown
https://www.bricklink.com/v2/wanted/search.page
 Author: Andy_Bell View Messages Posted By Andy_Bell
 Posted: Aug 1, 2022 12:04
 Subject: Re: a "pending" number of want lists
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Andy_Bell (2068)

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In Suggestions, jbroman writes:
  In Suggestions, Drewid65 writes:
  It'd be useful to have a number you can tag for something that you've
ordered but hasn't arrived/been verified yet.
Currently, I'm making notes in the remarks slot but it'd be great to
have something you can filter a search against.

What I do is put the seller's name in the remarks field, and then when it
arrives, I know what MOC it's for. Just delete the remarks field afterwards
in case you order from that seller again.

The remarks field is searchable using the wanted list search page. Search by
the seller name and it will show the parts with that name in the remarks field.
The wanted list name is also shown
https://www.bricklink.com/v2/wanted/search.page

I agree with the suggestion. I was just coming to look for similar suggestions.

I have 2 different ways of dealing with the pending arrival of parts.

1 - I use the order number rather than the seller/store name in the remarks similar
to you for less than wanted quantities/partial lot. (e.g. 1x 1354379)

2 - For orders with lots that fill the required quantity - I put the project/wanted
list name in the remarks box AND move to a separate wanted list called "ordered".

Then when I am in stores looking I can easily exclude parts for which I have
sufficient quantity.

When an order arrives I open the "ordered" WL and search by order number (sort
by remarks) - to clear all full lots first. Then a general WL search (by icon
on the order page) to clear all partial wanted lots.

Be curious to hear other helpful methods, too.
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
 Posted: Aug 1, 2022 12:20
 Subject: Re: a "pending" number of want lists
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SylvainLS (38)

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In Suggestions, Andy_Bell writes:
  […]
1 - I use the order number rather than the seller/store name in the remarks similar
to you for less than wanted quantities/partial lot. (e.g. 1x 1354379)

2 - For orders with lots that fill the required quantity - I put the project/wanted
list name in the remarks box AND move to a separate wanted list called "ordered".

You can directly create a WL from the order (in the order’s details page, or
from the cart before checkout, or just after checkout).  So you don’t have to
put a remark on each lot.

But you still need to juggle with multiple WLs / with the same parts in multiple
WLs (project 1, project 2…, order 1, order 2…).
 Author: Andy_Bell View Messages Posted By Andy_Bell
 Posted: Aug 2, 2022 08:38
 Subject: Re: a "pending" number of want lists
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Andy_Bell (2068)

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In Suggestions, SylvainLS writes:
  In Suggestions, Andy_Bell writes:
  […]
1 - I use the order number rather than the seller/store name in the remarks similar
to you for less than wanted quantities/partial lot. (e.g. 1x 1354379)

2 - For orders with lots that fill the required quantity - I put the project/wanted
list name in the remarks box AND move to a separate wanted list called "ordered".

You can directly create a WL from the order (in the order’s details page, or
from the cart before checkout, or just after checkout).  So you don’t have to
put a remark on each lot.

But you still need to juggle with multiple WLs / with the same parts in multiple
WLs (project 1, project 2…, order 1, order 2…).

Yeah - I am not really sure how this helps - seems to add more confusion/more
parts.

At best it shows the ordered qty parts inline and in sort order with the wanted
list items - and you must make sure to delete the items.

I'll give it a try on the next order's arrival, but have low expectations
that it will be helpful or a timesaver over present method.

Having the order number in the remarks allows an easy search for each wanted
list/project to sort the order into the respective places. You can already go
to the wanted list and search via parts in an order, which is similar, but you
don't have the parts qty information.

However, maybe I just lack imagination.

Has anybody posted a post/blog/video on using the wanted lists effectively? I've
only seen only introductory or basic function.
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
 Posted: Aug 2, 2022 09:11
 Subject: Re: a "pending" number of want lists
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SylvainLS (38)

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In Suggestions, Andy_Bell writes:
  […]
  You can directly create a WL from the order […]

Yeah - I am not really sure how this helps - seems to add more confusion/more
parts.

At best it shows the ordered qty parts inline and in sort order with the wanted
list items - and you must make sure to delete the items.

I'll give it a try on the next order's arrival, but have low expectations
that it will be helpful or a timesaver over present method.

Having the order number in the remarks allows an easy search for each wanted
list/project to sort the order into the respective places. You can already go
to the wanted list and search via parts in an order, which is similar, but you
don't have the parts qty information.

However, maybe I just lack imagination.

Well, I guess it also depends on how you organize your WLs & your projects, and
how many of them you have, and how many orders and if you buy the same parts
from different sellers, etc.

The thing with having a WL for your order is that, when you search your WLs for
that order, its WL appears in the results, so you have the quantity you bought
next to the quantities you want.
No need for a second browser tab or spreadsheet or pen & paper and getting confused
because the sort orders are different.

Also, when the order arrives, you check it directly with the WL.  And if parts
are missing, you already have them in a WL without having to reedit / recount
your other lists.


  Has anybody posted a post/blog/video on using the wanted lists effectively? I've
only seen only introductory or basic function.
 Author: brimiller099 View Messages Posted By brimiller099
 Posted: Aug 1, 2022 05:27
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