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 Author: BricksOfFaith View Messages Posted By BricksOfFaith
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Hello! I just wanted to ask for an inspection of my store!

I would like a few experienced sellers to go through and tell me what I’m doing
wrong and what I’m doing right! Every little thing. I’d be extremely appreciative!
Thanks!
-Bricks of Faith
 Author: Nubs_Select View Messages Posted By Nubs_Select
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Looks like you have LEGO for sales so I’d say that’s a plus for a good store
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In Help, BricksOfFaith writes:
  Hello! I just wanted to ask for an inspection of my store!

I would like a few experienced sellers to go through and tell me what I’m doing
wrong and what I’m doing right! Every little thing. I’d be extremely appreciative!
Thanks!
-Bricks of Faith

well .. ok..
you asked..

1st would be your general religious themed store & profile. you are limited your
buyer's to people who either agree or don't care, any buyers who are
of another religion might prefer not to buy . keep business... business.. leave
politics & religion for another venue.

2nd would be the 5,000 word essay referred to as your 'Terms'.. short
& simple, choose 1 language,

3rd.. the more time you spend in the forum, the less time you are focusing on
being a seller
& your store, hence.. this post....
 Author: Nubs_Select View Messages Posted By Nubs_Select
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In Help, PlanetEarthToys writes:
  In Help, BricksOfFaith writes:
  Hello! I just wanted to ask for an inspection of my store!

I would like a few experienced sellers to go through and tell me what I’m doing
wrong and what I’m doing right! Every little thing. I’d be extremely appreciative!
Thanks!
-Bricks of Faith

well .. ok..
you asked..

1st would be your general religious themed store & profile. you are limited your
buyer's to people who either agree or don't care, any buyers who are
of another religion might prefer not to buy . keep business... business.. leave
politics & religion for another venue.


It’s off of the forums and it’s in a private store I don’t think he’s gunna
budge on that and that’s not necessarily a bad thing

  2nd would be the 5,000 word essay referred to as your 'Terms'.. short
& simple, choose 1 language,

+1

  3rd.. the more time you spend in the forum, the less time you are focusing on
being a seller

But then the forum wouldn’t be as fun if he wasn’t on here as much

   & your store, hence.. this post....
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 Author: BricksOfFaith View Messages Posted By BricksOfFaith
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In Help, PlanetEarthToys writes:
  In Help, BricksOfFaith writes:
  Hello! I just wanted to ask for an inspection of my store!

I would like a few experienced sellers to go through and tell me what I’m doing
wrong and what I’m doing right! Every little thing. I’d be extremely appreciative!
Thanks!
-Bricks of Faith

well .. ok..
you asked..

1st would be your general religious themed store & profile. you are limited your
buyer's to people who either agree or don't care, any buyers who are
of another religion might prefer not to buy . keep business... business.. leave
politics & religion for another venue.
yes, nubs is right! I ain’t budging on that 😂
2nd would be the 5,000 word essay referred to as your 'Terms'.. short
& simple, choose 1 language,

I just want to make sure everything is clear to my buyers (of different languages
too!)

  3rd.. the more time you spend in the forum, the less time you are focusing on
being a seller
& your store, hence.. this post....

Nah! This forum is fun!

But I will think about the terms thing. Anyone else think that mind is too long?
😂
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 Author: Nubs_Select View Messages Posted By Nubs_Select
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In Help, BricksOfFaith writes:
  In Help, PlanetEarthToys writes:
  In Help, BricksOfFaith writes:
  Hello! I just wanted to ask for an inspection of my store!

I would like a few experienced sellers to go through and tell me what I’m doing
wrong and what I’m doing right! Every little thing. I’d be extremely appreciative!
Thanks!
-Bricks of Faith

well .. ok..
you asked..

1st would be your general religious themed store & profile. you are limited your
buyer's to people who either agree or don't care, any buyers who are
of another religion might prefer not to buy . keep business... business.. leave
politics & religion for another venue.
yes, nubs is right! I ain’t budging on that 😂

Might want to change the default version to kjv instead of esv

  
  2nd would be the 5,000 word essay referred to as your 'Terms'.. short
& simple, choose 1 language,

I just want to make sure everything is clear to my buyers (of different languages
too!)

No one likes French much so I wouldn’t worry about including that

  
  3rd.. the more time you spend in the forum, the less time you are focusing on
being a seller
& your store, hence.. this post....

Nah! This forum is fun!


Yah!

  But I will think about the terms thing. Anyone else think that mind is too long?

Yah long terms are a problem I have also but I’m to lazy to change it so I just
wrote see my splash page for a more simplified explanation and details with a
simplified terms and shipping explanation

  😂
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 Author: BigBBricks View Messages Posted By BigBBricks
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In Help, BricksOfFaith writes:
  Hello! I just wanted to ask for an inspection of my store!

I would like a few experienced sellers to go through and tell me what I’m doing
wrong and what I’m doing right! Every little thing. I’d be extremely appreciative!
Thanks!
-Bricks of Faith

Not making a judgment one way or another on your marketing or beliefs but know
there is a higher percentage of non-believers in the LEGO world and I know of
a few BL stores with religious leaning owners that have proselytized to buyers
and have received negative feedback solely based upon the push. It actually came
up at a LUG meeting once where members were openly discussing black-listing stores
because religious literature was sent with their orders.

Some folks just want LEGO with their LEGO and your store name and logo may cause
some users you just not even look, even if you have what they want.

Advice, ask and ye shall receive.
 Author: Nubs_Select View Messages Posted By Nubs_Select
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In Help, BigBBricks writes:
  In Help, BricksOfFaith writes:
  Hello! I just wanted to ask for an inspection of my store!

I would like a few experienced sellers to go through and tell me what I’m doing
wrong and what I’m doing right! Every little thing. I’d be extremely appreciative!
Thanks!
-Bricks of Faith

Not making a judgment one way or another on your marketing or beliefs but know
there is a higher percentage of non-believers in the LEGO world and I know of
a few BL stores with religious leaning owners that have proselytized to buyers
and have received negative feedback solely based upon the push. It actually came
up at a LUG meeting once where members were openly discussing black-listing stores
because religious literature was sent with their orders.

Can’t blame them. I do agree it’s probably not a good idea to send that out with
orders. There is a time and place for everything but there’s a point where it
does more harm than good.

  Some folks just want LEGO with their LEGO and your store name and logo may cause
some users you just not even look, even if you have what they want.

Don’t forget with everything there is a flip side. Some (yes probably less) will
specifically go to the store for the exact reasons others avoid it

  
Advice, ask and ye shall receive.
 Author: BigBBricks View Messages Posted By BigBBricks
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In Help, Nubs_Select writes:
  In Help, BigBBricks writes:
  In Help, BricksOfFaith writes:
  Hello! I just wanted to ask for an inspection of my store!

I would like a few experienced sellers to go through and tell me what I’m doing
wrong and what I’m doing right! Every little thing. I’d be extremely appreciative!
Thanks!
-Bricks of Faith

Not making a judgment one way or another on your marketing or beliefs but know
there is a higher percentage of non-believers in the LEGO world and I know of
a few BL stores with religious leaning owners that have proselytized to buyers
and have received negative feedback solely based upon the push. It actually came
up at a LUG meeting once where members were openly discussing black-listing stores
because religious literature was sent with their orders.

Can’t blame them. I do agree it’s probably not a good idea to send that out with
orders. There is a time and place for everything but there’s a point where it
does more harm than good.


I don't know one way or the other if true but the buyers felt as though they
had covered the shipping costs for the literature and as consumers, they felt
ripped off. It didn't have much to do with their religious affiliation, it
was that they now felt they paid too much for shipping because it was
included even though they may not have felt that way when paying.


  
  Some folks just want LEGO with their LEGO and your store name and logo may cause
some users you just not even look, even if you have what they want.

Don’t forget with everything there is a flip side. Some (yes probably less) will
specifically go to the store for the exact reasons others avoid it


Yes, it is the Hobby Lobby dilemma, what % do you loose/gain.

  
  
Advice, ask and ye shall receive.
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In Help, Nubs_Select writes:

  I do agree it’s probably not a good idea to send that out with
orders. There is a time and place for everything but there’s a point where it
does more harm than good.

This has come up before, I think it's against the T&C to send out religious
(and political?) spam with orders. Only gummy bears, please

Cheers,

Ole
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In Help, 1974 writes:
  
This has come up before, I think it's against the T&C to send out religious
(and political?) spam with orders. Only gummy bears, please

Cheers,

Ole

Quite correct, Ole. Click on "Terms of Service" (very bottom of BL page), scroll
down, and ye shall find:

"1. Eligibility:
To register as a user of the Site (etc.)(etc.)

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You agree not to do any of the following while using or accessing the Site:

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This also means that OP should delete that wall of text on the splash page as
well

Why OP think this has any place here baffles me


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  Quite correct, Ole. Click on "Terms of Service" (very bottom of BL page), scroll
down, and ye shall find:

"1. Eligibility:
To register as a user of the Site (etc.)(etc.)

2. Rules of Conduct:

You agree not to do any of the following while using or accessing the Site:

i. publish, display, transmit or facilitate the publication, display or transmission
of any content (including without limitation any user generated content that
you create or generate) that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing,
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In Help, BricksOfFaith writes:
  Hello! I just wanted to ask for an inspection of my store!

I would like a few experienced sellers to go through and tell me what I’m doing
wrong and what I’m doing right! Every little thing. I’d be extremely appreciative!
Thanks!
-Bricks of Faith

so.....
is the ENTIRE CHRISTIAN BIBLE available to be read on your Splash
page via a Bible.com link.. ?

i noticed arrows on the left & right sides and i can flip through i guess what
are 'pages' .. if so.. i guess WOW!


also.. that bible.com link on your splash page has a Terms Of Service at the
bottom , if i use their search bar on your splash page ON brinklink.com it says
THEIR terms apply

.. who's Terms Of Service apply... ?
Brinklink.com's or Bible.com's...?
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In Help, BricksOfFaith writes:
  Hello! I just wanted to ask for an inspection of my store!

I would like a few experienced sellers to go through and tell me what I’m doing
wrong and what I’m doing right! Every little thing. I’d be extremely appreciative!
Thanks!
-Bricks of Faith

you only ship to 3 countries - you've instantly blocked 99% of potential
buyers!

also your terms - too long! keep it short and sweet.
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In Help, alexwilcox writes:
  you only ship to 3 countries - you've instantly blocked 99% of potential
buyers!

I'm guessing that around 40% of buyers live in N. America.
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  I'm guessing that around 40% of buyers live in N. America.

Yah most likely and for stores based in North America that’s make up %90+ of
their orders
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In Help, peregrinator writes:
  In Help, alexwilcox writes:
  you only ship to 3 countries - you've instantly blocked 99% of potential
buyers!

I'm guessing that around 40% of buyers live in N. America.

Did you guess or did you know?! I just checked and you're right - approx
40% of registered members are in North America

so I revise my comment to blocked 60% of potential buyers! (still a big chunk
which seems silly to cut off!)
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In Help, alexwilcox writes:
  In Help, peregrinator writes:
  In Help, alexwilcox writes:
  you only ship to 3 countries - you've instantly blocked 99% of potential
buyers!

I'm guessing that around 40% of buyers live in N. America.

Did you guess or did you know?! I just checked and you're right - approx
40% of registered members are in North America

so I revise my comment to blocked 60% of potential buyers! (still a big chunk
which seems silly to cut off!)

Not really. Shipping to the rest of the world is prohibitively expensive. Shipping
to anywhere in Europe starts at $15. Australia starts at $18. I don't think
60% of buyers are willing to overcome that high a postage charge. I have a medium-sized
store and get an order from overseas maybe once a month.

But I do like that you thought the US is less than 1% of the LEGO buying market.


Jen
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In Help, alexwilcox writes:
  In Help, peregrinator writes:
  In Help, alexwilcox writes:
  you only ship to 3 countries - you've instantly blocked 99% of potential
buyers!

I'm guessing that around 40% of buyers live in N. America.

Did you guess or did you know?! I just checked and you're right - approx
40% of registered members are in North America

It was an educated guess
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They have education in America?
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  They have education in America?

The best you can buy.
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  In Help, Nubs_Select writes:
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The best you can buy.

Ballsy, especially from a Discussion Moderator. Although I don't align with
your xenophobic sentiment, I do admire your willingness to express it.
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  They have education in America?

The best you can buy.

Ballsy, especially from a Discussion Moderator. Although I don't align with
your xenophobic sentiment, I do admire your willingness to express it.

As I heard an American say, he wanted to go to the Netherlands, because it was
close to Amsterdam
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  They have education in America?

The best you can buy.

Ballsy, especially from a Discussion Moderator. Although I don't align with
your xenophobic sentiment, I do admire your willingness to express it.

As I heard an American say, he wanted to go to the Netherlands, because it was
close to Amsterdam

My experiences in Amsterdam felt nowhere near "the Netherlands" nor any other
part of EU for that matter
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In Help, maxx3001 writes:
  As I heard an American say, he wanted to go to the Netherlands, because it was
close to Amsterdam

Netherlands is near Amsterdam? I think it is closer to Holland
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In Help, wildchicken13 writes:
  In Help, maxx3001 writes:
  As I heard an American say, he wanted to go to the Netherlands, because it was
close to Amsterdam

Netherlands is near Amsterdam? I think it is closer to Holland

You are not really wrong there
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In Help, BricksOfFaith writes:
  Hello! I just wanted to ask for an inspection of my store!

I would like a few experienced sellers to go through and tell me what I’m doing
wrong and what I’m doing right! Every little thing. I’d be extremely appreciative!
Thanks!
-Bricks of Faith

It is a nice store with a good variety. I have a small store too, you will find
getting up to about 5,000 parts will get you regular orders. I am a bit behind
due to some family illnesses but will hopefully get it back up.

I would suggest not listing "NISB! Will remove from set upon order!" This tells
a buyer that you are not ready to package their order. I would do the work and
organize the parts ready to pick. You will end up with several sets open and
you're randomly hunting through bags looking for parts. There is a higher
risk of losing some or sending the wrong color. I would be happy to share
with you how I organize my small store if you would like.

As for the religious aspect, I would agree with many of the comments and already,
and I see you are already making edits. The new logo is much better!

I am not religious but was raised religious and have studied several world religions
over the last 30 years.

I miss the 80s and 90s when businesses would put the Jesus Fish subtlety on their
marketing. This was not to promote the word but to show by example what a "good
Christian" was. You may be lowering the number of sales you get, but then again
a steadfast believer may choose your store over others just because of your devotion.
I believe this is your intent, but due to politics, and the fact that many denominations
have forgotten to "love their neighbor," I would expect you to lose some customers.

I would NOT send literature. Maybe a sticker on the box, or a handwritten God
Bless on the invoice would be fine. The most important thing is to behave the
way your religion tells you and be a good steward of your faith. This is more
powerful than door-knocking or chasing people down on the street.

The one change I would do is to adjust the "Spreading the Good News Through Lego
- John 3:16." In none of the translations did I see "LEGO." While innocent,
you may end up alienating some of your audience. The easy thing to do is take
off the verse reference. You can also change it to "Spreading love through LEGO"
this takes the religion out and promotes love and kindness.

Hope this helps.
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Very well written!
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Adjour (1865)

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  I would NOT send literature. Maybe a sticker on the box, or a handwritten God
Bless on the invoice would be fine. The most important thing is to behave the
way your religion tells you and be a good steward of your faith. This is more
powerful than door-knocking or chasing people down on the street.


Yes there is (or was?) a store doing this and they would get bad feedbacks on
a regular basis.



I personally don't see how toys and god are related and for me its a huge
turn off, I'm not religious but its fine where is expected IMO.... but whatever
floats your boat. I don't see how its good for business on any level for
the reasons others have stated, and I wont beat the dead horse.

I have other ideas, but I also do not teach my competition to compete with me,
as a general rule. No ill will intended, its just bad practice IMO. Read some
small business forums or books is my advice.

Best of luck


Crystal
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In Help, BricksOfFaith writes:
  Hello! I just wanted to ask for an inspection of my store!

I would like a few experienced sellers to go through and tell me what I’m doing
wrong and what I’m doing right! Every little thing. I’d be extremely appreciative!
Thanks!
-Bricks of Faith

I think your splash page could use some more diversity. Maybe try adding some
more holy books like the Quran, the Torah, and the Bhagavad Gita.
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In Help, BricksOfFaith writes:
  Hello! I just wanted to ask for an inspection of my store!

I would like a few experienced sellers to go through and tell me what I’m doing
wrong and what I’m doing right! Every little thing. I’d be extremely appreciative!
Thanks!
-Bricks of Faith

The religion is definitely a turn-off so there's that.

Your terms have told me:
That you profess to not really know the difference between real LEGO and fake.
That you don't know how to set up your shipping settings to exclude countries
you don't want to sell to.
That you think you aren't responsible for orders not delivered.
That you have a casual relationship with spelling and grammar. (That's my
issue, maybe other people don't judge.)
That you are overcharging for shipping by using retail USPS prices or maybe you
just have additional unlisted handling charges? Shipping one minifig should cost
$4 tops. You are charging $6 to ship a minifig that costs less than $5.

That being said, I do have to admire your persistence in the Forum and enthusiasm
for all things LEGO.

Good luck,
Jen
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In Help, jennnifer writes:
  In Help, BricksOfFaith writes:
  Hello! I just wanted to ask for an inspection of my store!

I would like a few experienced sellers to go through and tell me what I’m doing
wrong and what I’m doing right! Every little thing. I’d be extremely appreciative!
Thanks!
-Bricks of Faith

The religion is definitely a turn-off so there's that.

It's good to see that you at least, have moved past being "offended" to just
being turned-off https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1347523

Honestly, no one should let themselves be offended by any innocuous display of
faith, i.e. the cross. Especially if the belief is sincerely held and principally
benign. Doesn't do you any good.

Just one secular opinion, though.
  
Your terms have told me:
That you profess to not really know the difference between real LEGO and fake.
That you don't know how to set up your shipping settings to exclude countries
you don't want to sell to.
That you think you aren't responsible for orders not delivered.
That you have a casual relationship with spelling and grammar. (That's my
issue, maybe other people don't judge.)
That you are overcharging for shipping by using retail USPS prices or maybe you
just have additional unlisted handling charges? Shipping one minifig should cost
$4 tops. You are charging $6 to ship a minifig that costs less than $5.

That being said, I do have to admire your persistence in the Forum and enthusiasm
for all things LEGO.

Good luck,
Jen
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In Help, popsicle writes:
  In Help, jennnifer writes:
  In Help, BricksOfFaith writes:
  Hello! I just wanted to ask for an inspection of my store!

I would like a few experienced sellers to go through and tell me what I’m doing
wrong and what I’m doing right! Every little thing. I’d be extremely appreciative!
Thanks!
-Bricks of Faith

The religion is definitely a turn-off so there's that.

It's good to see that you at least, have moved past being "offended" to just
being turned-off https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1347523


I am still 100% offended by show of any faith that is currently engaged in reducing
my civil rights.

The OP's question was how his store looked which is what I answered.

  Honestly, no one should let themselves be offended by any innocuous display of
faith, i.e. the cross. Especially if the belief is sincerely held and principally
benign. Doesn't do you any good.

It's only innocuous if you are not the one affected, huh? Thanks for the
lecture. You know where to put it.

Jen



  
Just one secular opinion, though.
  
Your terms have told me:
That you profess to not really know the difference between real LEGO and fake.
That you don't know how to set up your shipping settings to exclude countries
you don't want to sell to.
That you think you aren't responsible for orders not delivered.
That you have a casual relationship with spelling and grammar. (That's my
issue, maybe other people don't judge.)
That you are overcharging for shipping by using retail USPS prices or maybe you
just have additional unlisted handling charges? Shipping one minifig should cost
$4 tops. You are charging $6 to ship a minifig that costs less than $5.

That being said, I do have to admire your persistence in the Forum and enthusiasm
for all things LEGO.

Good luck,
Jen
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In Help, jennnifer writes:
  In Help, popsicle writes:
  In Help, jennnifer writes:
  In Help, BricksOfFaith writes:
  Hello! I just wanted to ask for an inspection of my store!

I would like a few experienced sellers to go through and tell me what I’m doing
wrong and what I’m doing right! Every little thing. I’d be extremely appreciative!
Thanks!
-Bricks of Faith

The religion is definitely a turn-off so there's that.

It's good to see that you at least, have moved past being "offended" to just
being turned-off https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1347523


I am still 100% offended by show of any faith that is currently engaged in reducing
my civil rights.

The OP's question was how his store looked which is what I answered.

  Honestly, no one should let themselves be offended by any innocuous display of
faith, i.e. the cross. Especially if the belief is sincerely held and principally
benign. Doesn't do you any good.

It's only innocuous if you are not the one affected, huh? Thanks for the
lecture. You know where to put it.

Jen

Alrighty

  


  
Just one secular opinion, though.
  
Your terms have told me:
That you profess to not really know the difference between real LEGO and fake.
That you don't know how to set up your shipping settings to exclude countries
you don't want to sell to.
That you think you aren't responsible for orders not delivered.
That you have a casual relationship with spelling and grammar. (That's my
issue, maybe other people don't judge.)
That you are overcharging for shipping by using retail USPS prices or maybe you
just have additional unlisted handling charges? Shipping one minifig should cost
$4 tops. You are charging $6 to ship a minifig that costs less than $5.

That being said, I do have to admire your persistence in the Forum and enthusiasm
for all things LEGO.

Good luck,
Jen