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Chinese flag hoisted atop Bricklink.com (now taken down)

Details on BrickLink China Ver 1.0 Official Launch:

http://alpha.bricklink.com/pages/newsview.page?msgid=848090

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  • iluvmyelementiluvmyelement Member Posts: 52
    They've been promising all the things that are already available here for years - and instead of actually doing the things they've promised they pull this. That's why I like BrickOwl better - you can actually see changes here. Lawrence rocks.
    kylejohnson11SilentMode
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,842
    I might just not know how to use BrickOwl that well but it is impossible for me to find anything there. When ever I look something up it shows the item and then brings me to someone's store... Just confusing for me. I guess BrickLink is simple for a simple mind like mine. :P
  • beegeedeebeegeedee Galway, IrelandMember Posts: 380
    It's the nature of things like this - it's not simple. Bricklink is definitely not easy. I remember trying it years ago and giving up - they both have a learning curve. Bricklink usually has a better selection but brick owl is just better IMO.
    kylejohnson11
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,478
    beegeedee said:

    It's the nature of things like this - it's not simple. Bricklink is definitely not easy. I remember trying it years ago and giving up - they both have a learning curve. Bricklink usually has a better selection but brick owl is just better IMO.

    Yeah, but BL has a 'keystone' in the form of searching the catalog, IMO.
    I know that all I need to do is make one click in the search drop down to catalog items and search for the part I'm looking for OR the set number if I have it and you can usually find it fairly easily.

    Now maybe BrickOwl has this and I am just not aware of the ease of it because of not using it.

    My guess is the Chinese govt wants to ensure its people can use the site in Chinese, or they may block it from being accessible there.
  • Sethro3Sethro3 United StatesMember Posts: 937
    Everyone has their preferences. I can't follow BrickOwl at all. Very confusing. Bricklink has never been confusing. I just prefer the layout of bricklink. But that's me.

    Granted, either way, I tend not to order from either so it doesn't matter.
    madforLEGO
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,305
    There have been Chinese users writing in Chinese on the BL forum for a couple of weeks now.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,220
    Meh, don't care tbh. As long as they deliver a BL 2.0 in due course, I couldn't care what they do in the meantime. Makes sense from their perspective to tap into the huge growth in the Chinese market.

    I have noticed the occasional change to the site - nothing that most would notice, just a bit of tidying up really.
    bluemodern
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,704
    ^Is legitimate lego available in China? I know that TLG uses factories there but is there a market for their products? I've all but given up looking for lego on eBay, as it's flooded with Chinese imitation brands, from sellers at home and abroad. I'd be interested to see how bricklink keeps things legit without buyers being stung by fake brands.
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,434
    Sounds like a good (disguised) way to dump counterfeit Lego on to the global market.
    Farmer_Johnoldtodd33
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