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 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: Feb 3, 2023 15:56
 Subject: Seller Terms of Service Update Feb 2, 2023
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Admin_Russell

Location:  USA, California
Member Since Contact Type Status
May 9, 2017 Contact Member Admin
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BrickLink Administrator
Hello everybody,

Yesterday we updated the Seller Terms of Service. Here is a summary of the changes
that were made.

• Opening section - Removed one restrictive phrase

If you do not agree to the revised Seller Terms, then BrickLink is entitled
to terminate these Seller Terms as they apply to you, and disable your
Seller account.

• 1.2.8 - Replaced the term “on hand” with more explicit language

Exact quantity: The quantity of the item that you are listing for sale must
not be greater than the quantity you have physical possession of in the country
in which your BrickLink store is registered. Drop shipping is not permitted.


• 1.2.11 and 1.2.12 - Removed these sections regarding the MOC Shop

MOC Packages. If you offer for sale in your store bricks and build instructions
for a design made available by a Designer (a “MOC Package”), then you must (i)
offer to sell all the bricks that are necessary to build the model represented
by the MOC Package and (ii) deliver or otherwise make available to the Buyers
of the MOC Package the build instructions for the MOC Package.


Designers’ MOCs and Designs. Without written consent of a Designer, or except
as otherwise permitted herein, you may not sell, reproduce or create derivative
works of any Designer's models, images or designs published on the Site,
including at moc.BrickLink.com or within the Studio Gallery portion of the Site.
]

• 1.3 - Removed various other mentions of the MOC Shop

• 1.3.11 - New language was added regarding complimentary use of the site

Complimentary use in Select Countries: LEGO BrickLink, Inc. is required to
register with the tax authorities in the countries from which BrickLink collects
Store Fees. For certain countries with few BrickLink sellers, or where the overall
BrickLink sales volume is low, the cost to LEGO BrickLink, Inc. of registering
for tax purposes can exceed the anticipated revenue from Store Fees. In such
cases, BrickLink may not charge Store Fees for sellers in countries where the
cost of registration with local tax authorities would make it economically advantageous
for BrickLink to not charge Store Fees. The list of countries for which BrickLink
will not charge Store Fees is subject to change from time to time as economic
conditions change, at BrickLink's sole discretion. The current list of exempted
countries may be found here.


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You can easily see the exact differences by opening two tabs for this page:

https://www.bricklink.com/v3/terms_of_service_seller.page

On the dropdown menu in the upper right corner, select July 1, 2021 and for the
other keep it at the default Feb 2, 2023.

None of the changes to the TOS were considered critical enough to require consent
from our sellers. However, communication was sent to various groups of sellers
who may be affected by these changes.

Thank you,

The BrickLink Team
 Author: Stellar View Messages Posted By Stellar
 Posted: Feb 4, 2023 06:36
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Stellar (3420)

Location:  Spain, Comunidad Valenciana
Member Since Contact Type Status
Sep 24, 2015 Contact Member Seller
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Store: Stellar Bricks
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 Author: BricksOfFaith View Messages Posted By BricksOfFaith
 Posted: Feb 4, 2023 14:52
 Subject: Re: Seller Terms of Service Update Feb 2, 2023
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BricksOfFaith (141)

Location:  USA, Tennessee
Member Since Contact Type Status
Mar 21, 2018 Contact Member Seller
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Store: Bricks of Faith
Why exactly did we get rid of the Moc shop? The concept seemed cool…
 Author: 1001bricks View Messages Posted By 1001bricks
 Posted: Feb 4, 2023 15:08
 Subject: Re: Seller Terms of Service Update Feb 2, 2023
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1001bricks (51917)

Location:  France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Member Since Contact Type Status
Sep 6, 2005 Contact Member Seller
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Store: 1001bricks
In Administrative, BricksOfFaith writes:
  Why exactly did we get rid of the Moc shop?

Much work, zero profit.
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
 Posted: Feb 4, 2023 15:09
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SylvainLS (46)

Location:  France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Member Since Contact Type Status
Apr 25, 2014 Contact Member Seller
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Store Closed Store: BuyerOnly
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In Administrative, BricksOfFaith writes:
  Why exactly did we get rid of the Moc shop? The concept seemed cool…

It didn’t work out.  Nobody used it.  No demand, no offer; no offer, no demand.
 Author: wildchicken13 View Messages Posted By wildchicken13
 Posted: Feb 4, 2023 21:28
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wildchicken13 (873)

Location:  USA, Illinois
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Store: Wild Chicken
In Administrative, BricksOfFaith writes:
  Why exactly did we get rid of the Moc shop? The concept seemed cool…

I don't remember exactly when MOC Shop was retired, but it was sometime around
1-2 years ago.

I was fairly active on MOC Shop, both as a designer and as a seller for other
people's MOCs. However, I found the amount of effort required to produce
kits to be too much for the amount of money involved, and not many buyers were
willing to pay the full price. I ended up selling many kits at a loss.

In retrospect, it was not very well thought out. Why pay someone else to do something
you enjoy?

That being said, some MOCs did sell well, such as the Nintendo Entertainment
System. Funny enough, the LEGO Group released their own version just a few years
later!
 
Set No: 71374  Name: Nintendo Entertainment System
* 
71374-1 (Inv) Nintendo Entertainment System
2645 Parts, 1 Minifigure, 2020
Sets: Super Mario

Not sure if it can fit a Raspberry Pi, though.

My personal favorite was the pegasus, I even kept a copy just for myself. It
was also my best selling MOC. The instructions are for sale on Rebrickable:
https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-74921/Amida_Na/pegasus/#details

Now, I just sell instructions for my own MOCs, since buyers can easily upload
the parts list to BrickLink and order the parts on their own. Buyer does all
the hard work, much easier for me…
 Author: ihave36paws View Messages Posted By ihave36paws
 Posted: Feb 5, 2023 08:45
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ihave36paws (14047)

Location:  USA, Pennsylvania
Member Since Contact Type Status
Jun 18, 2003 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: A LEG UP
I can not figure out how to update my seller terms and I am unable to pay my
Fee's for the month. It says they must be paid by the 15th before I am terminated
but it won't let me pay.






In Administrative, Admin_Russell writes:
  Hello everybody,

Yesterday we updated the Seller Terms of Service. Here is a summary of the changes
that were made.

• Opening section - Removed one restrictive phrase

If you do not agree to the revised Seller Terms, then BrickLink is entitled
to terminate these Seller Terms as they apply to you, and disable your
Seller account.

• 1.2.8 - Replaced the term “on hand” with more explicit language

Exact quantity: The quantity of the item that you are listing for sale must
not be greater than the quantity you have physical possession of in the country
in which your BrickLink store is registered. Drop shipping is not permitted.


• 1.2.11 and 1.2.12 - Removed these sections regarding the MOC Shop

MOC Packages. If you offer for sale in your store bricks and build instructions
for a design made available by a Designer (a “MOC Package”), then you must (i)
offer to sell all the bricks that are necessary to build the model represented
by the MOC Package and (ii) deliver or otherwise make available to the Buyers
of the MOC Package the build instructions for the MOC Package.


Designers’ MOCs and Designs. Without written consent of a Designer, or except
as otherwise permitted herein, you may not sell, reproduce or create derivative
works of any Designer's models, images or designs published on the Site,
including at moc.BrickLink.com or within the Studio Gallery portion of the Site.
]

• 1.3 - Removed various other mentions of the MOC Shop

• 1.3.11 - New language was added regarding complimentary use of the site

Complimentary use in Select Countries: LEGO BrickLink, Inc. is required to
register with the tax authorities in the countries from which BrickLink collects
Store Fees. For certain countries with few BrickLink sellers, or where the overall
BrickLink sales volume is low, the cost to LEGO BrickLink, Inc. of registering
for tax purposes can exceed the anticipated revenue from Store Fees. In such
cases, BrickLink may not charge Store Fees for sellers in countries where the
cost of registration with local tax authorities would make it economically advantageous
for BrickLink to not charge Store Fees. The list of countries for which BrickLink
will not charge Store Fees is subject to change from time to time as economic
conditions change, at BrickLink's sole discretion. The current list of exempted
countries may be found here.


**************************************

You can easily see the exact differences by opening two tabs for this page:

https://www.bricklink.com/v3/terms_of_service_seller.page

On the dropdown menu in the upper right corner, select July 1, 2021 and for the
other keep it at the default Feb 2, 2023.

None of the changes to the TOS were considered critical enough to require consent
from our sellers. However, communication was sent to various groups of sellers
who may be affected by these changes.

Thank you,

The BrickLink Team
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 Posted: Feb 5, 2023 20:55
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Location:  Canada, British Columbia
Member Since Contact Type Status
Oct 27, 2018 Contact Member Seller
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Store Closed Store: UTLF
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