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  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 820
    KingAlanI said:
    Fizyx said:
    Personally, I like the brick-built figures, BUT I will also admit that the only one that I really would like multiples of are the royal guard from the Space Palace set.

    Guessing you mean #70838 - I have 5 of those to sort but going to finish 70828 before working on a different set
    Yup, that's the one.  Absolutely fantastic brick built figure imo.
    KingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,923
    Was surprisingly productive tonight, started on 70828 bag 2's and got through the vast majority of the large parts before I felt like a break, and doing some sorting before a break is also a good sign
    Fizyx
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,923
    This morning, finished bag 2

    Put the dark turquoise in a separate bin (what I little I'd listed already was with the yellowish green and olive green), only time I've needed another tub in my recent sorting. I don't need the space yet but the set inventory tells me there's more coming (similarly, I get out a larger ziplock if there's more of a lot in other bags)
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,923
    got to bag 3 fairly quick, and started bag 4 but took awhile to get around to finishing it

    running low on 2x3 bags and number 0 size bubblemailers. have enough for now but will need to order more soon. have plenty of other sizes, amongst other things could use larger or smaller ones to stretch supply

    found a set of small plastic drawers a few days ago. 15 2 3/4" by 5 7/8" (7x15 cm) with adjustable dividers
    starting to use that to store small lots that would otherwise be buried amongst large lots in my regular bins, or colors I have little enough of to not warrant a larger bin at all
    the fronts are a perfect fit for the 1" by 2 5/8" (2.5x6.7cm) label stickers I use
  • rbozarthrbozarth TexasMember Posts: 55
    Recently parted out 5 Unikitty Cloud Car sets for all you Unikitty fans.  

    Thanks,
    Bozbricks
    https://store.bricklink.com/Bozbricks&utm_content=globalnav#/shop
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,923
    opened 70828 bag 5 Wednesday night so the empty bags could go out with the garbage pickup Thursday morning. not the first time garbage day has motivated me.
    finished sorting them Thursday night. was pleased with myself for not putting the pieces away to sort later.

    but moving on to a non LEGO project for now

    hoping to bring some semblance of control to my backlog by Thanksgiving to make room and generate cashflow for Black Friday deals. my favorite NFL team is playing on Thanksgiving for the first time in ages so I'll be late getting to the stores but at WalMart toys don't seem to be as big a rush as electronics.
    Fizyx
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,923
    still haven't finished 70828, want to do that before I list any of it
    made some progress on sorting stuff I already listed. one of my recent orders required digging through that pile and I did more of it while I had the pile out, often how that works.

    another recent order was 38 lots which got a bit of a groan. but it was mostly nexo shields, so I only had to look in a few area of my transparent color storage rather than all over my inventory, and nexo shields aren't just a few cents
  • AleyditaAleydita BelgiumMember Posts: 831
    Had an order last week that was 845 items in 149 lots. Took about an hour to pick. I don't mind orders like that because they usually include more than enough profit to justify the time spent, but also they tend to include items that would otherwise sit for quite a while.
    KungFuKennyFizyxKingAlanI
  • DB361DB361 UKMember Posts: 224
    Having a store wide sale this week only.

    20% off all sets, instructions, books, catalogs and gear.

    10% off all parts and minifigures.

    https://store.bricklink.com/DB361&utm_content=globalnav#/splash

    Ends Friday 25th October at 2000 BST.
  • rbozarthrbozarth TexasMember Posts: 55
    Small or large orders are always a pleasure to pick for me.  Having a Bricklink store for me is about staying in tune with the hobby.  

    [email protected]
  • rbozarthrbozarth TexasMember Posts: 55
    Just stocked some of the new Halloween minifig parts in my store.  Enjoy and thank you.

    [email protected]
  • Sadler_BricksSadler_Bricks SeattleMember Posts: 2
    Sadler_Bricks having a continued sale We are having a 10% off sale on select parts and mini figs new parts added so come visit us at our growing store

    No hidden fees
    Simple shipping
    Below average prices
    Fast service

    So please do have a look around in our store Hope to fill any brick and mini
    figs needs in the near future

    Sadler_Bricks
    https://store.bricklink.com/Sadler_Bricks#/shop
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,923
    no orders for several days. not usually this quiet.
    Did a bit more 70828 sorting, but even that's more than I've done with my store in awhile. got the Unikitty Disco Kitty tlm140 fig listed
  • rbozarthrbozarth TexasMember Posts: 55

    Just listed Original Cloud City Boba Fett and Dark Chrome Vader Polybag in my store.

    https://store.bricklink.com/Bozbricks

  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,923
    listed a few CMF s19 and some parts from them.
    none were full retail and even so I was picky about which ones I got
    3 already sold.
    maybe this is a good sign for not getting stuck with a bunch of CMF inventory which has often happened before



    LittleLori
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,923
    Another 4 of those sold on the 17th - profited $14.11 on those 2 sales, with $28.26 spent on the 9 that haven't sold yet, so I'd break even even if I got only half cost for those which would be pessimistic

    I've profited about $60 on TLM2 fig sales (harder to tell because those sales also included other items) with $101.52 spent on those that haven't sold, so I'd need to get at least 41% cost for those

    Still sold only a few #41175 Unikitty figs. Yet those are listed for over twice what I paid, so there's plenty of room to cut price. There's another Unikitty in TLM2 which I avoided getting because it's low price (probably thanks to the 41175 supply) and easy to feel for.

    Made about $40 on Harry Potter CMFs with $110 spent on unsold inventory

  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,923
    got up well before I needed to get ready and leave for my regular job
    decided to work on finally finishing sorting 5 70828's rather than screw around
    still have 2 bags to go but finally finished the one I opened ages ago

    very low on 2x3 bags and number 0 bubblemailers, will finally take the money and time to order more this weekend
  • AleyditaAleydita BelgiumMember Posts: 831
    Had 10 orders between 17th and 19th, probably a 3-day record for me.
  • rbozarthrbozarth TexasMember Posts: 55
    Aleydita said:
    Had 10 orders between 17th and 19th, probably a 3-day record for me.


    I've had fairly good business during this timeframe as well.  Hopefully, it continues through next year.


    [email protected]

  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,923
    sorted all of the large pieces from 70828 bag 8 in one session and started bag 7 later that evening
    not seeing enoguh black 1x6 plate, and I'm confident I've checked all the bags in the set. since BL inventories are usually right and TLG rarely makes such goofs, my guess is there were some in a bag I already sorted and I misplaced those

    Just checked part out value on #11005, box of bricks for $20 at WalMart on Thanksgiving. $61.58 for the LEGO, about 3x isn't bad but increased supply and later discounts could drive that down. I have tons of inventory and not so much cashflow so I'm thinking twice about getting these

  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,923
    I don't know what this will mean yet either so I'm going to keep doing what I was doing
    I don't buy or sell chromed or custom parts so TLG killing that would be a moot point for me.


  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,923
    WalMart's Thanksgiving deal is solid but I decided I did not need any more inventory given my massive backlog, including much of the Thanksgiving deal from last year

    sold 3 more S19 CMFs - continuing to do very well on those
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,923
    simple high value order, including a couple polybags I bought back in 2017. a recent pricecut apparently worked. unloaded them for around cost, hard to do exact accounting on orders that include other items

    then a 30 lot $3.71 order
    several of the lots were used which are easier for me to pick since I have less to did through, and used/new is one way to divide an order into more manageable chunks
    one lot I had trouble finding, one I couldn't find, but during the search I updated a lot of quantity/pricing and even listed a few other things I saw.
  • rbozarthrbozarth TexasMember Posts: 55

    Almost all parts in my store are 20% below the 6 month average sale price.  New parts added weekly.  Many polybags and other sets as well.  Thank You.

    [email protected]

    KingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,923
    rbozarth said:

    Almost all parts in my store are 20% below the 6 month average sale price.

    I go at least 5% below average, and often lower by a varying amount (I want my listing to appear on the first page of results for new condition from US sellers). I often have to adjust prices later on as sale price goes down and/or there are more cheap listings.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,923
    Sunday I have nothing in particular to go out and do, nothing I really want to watch on TV til evening. The plan was to use that time to sort my backlog and I did finally finished 70828, some small bags that had been sitting on my pile for weeks
  • rbozarthrbozarth TexasMember Posts: 55

    Just parted out into my store 2X Avengers Hulk Helicopter Rescue (76144) sets into my store last night.  Red gauntlet and infinity stones if you're looking.  Thank You.

    [email protected] 

  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,923
    Today I actually listed the parts from those 5 #70828. I had updated pricing for many lots as I was sorting but it was still a process and I still didn't spend as much time updating prices as I would like.
    Some lots were missing or lower quantity. There was a bag I'd forgotten to sort and I don't have time to do that til tonight but since I already started listing I feel I'm close enough to list everything now.

    My original estimate for part out value was $147.99, ratio 4.57 when paying $32.40. $116.85 is still a very good ratio of 3.61 (some parts went down and/or I listed new colors/molds below the averages the initial estimate was based on)
  • AleyditaAleydita BelgiumMember Posts: 831
    Just added a load of Lego Spike parts to my inventory if anyone's interested, much cheaper than existing sellers:

    https://ras.brickowl.com/
  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 950

    A bit of a milestone today.... I've just received my 1000th order!

    Many thanks to all Bricksetters who've ordered from me - I've really appreciated your custom :-)

    bandit778BumblepantsAleyditadrdavewatfordM1J0EKungFuKennyasrfarinhaMr_CrossDrone
  • rbozarthrbozarth TexasMember Posts: 55
    Lobot said:

    A bit of a milestone today.... I've just received my 1000th order!

    Many thanks to all Bricksetters who've ordered from me - I've really appreciated your custom :-)


    Congrats!  I am steadily approaching 500 myself.

    [email protected]

    Lobot
  • rbozarthrbozarth TexasMember Posts: 55
    Just hit 50,000 parts in my Bricklink store.  Thanks for all the support over the past year.

    [email protected]
  • AleyditaAleydita BelgiumMember Posts: 831
    edited December 2019
    11 orders since Boxing Day including 4 today, average value €34.91 excluding postage. I'll never understand this lark :)

    https://ras.brickowl.com/
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,923
    first sale of 2020 - a polybag I bought in 2018 which I got rid of basically at cost, and a couple bucks in parts which i got more recently. that polybag was in a storage bin near the bottom of a pile, grr.

    profit was not quite a thousand dollars last year, versus nearly two and a half thousand for 2018. new years resolutions include actually listing some of my backlog to have less tied up in inventory
    Bumblepants
  • AleyditaAleydita BelgiumMember Posts: 831
    KingAlanI said:
    first sale of 2020 - a polybag I bought in 2018 which I got rid of basically at cost, and a couple bucks in parts which i got more recently. that polybag was in a storage bin near the bottom of a pile, grr.

    profit was not quite a thousand dollars last year, versus nearly two and a half thousand for 2018. new years resolutions include actually listing some of my backlog to have less tied up in inventory
    You can't sell what you haven't listed :)
    KingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,923
    Aleydita said:
    KingAlanI said:
    profit was not quite a thousand dollars last year, versus nearly two and a half thousand for 2018. new years resolutions include actually listing some of my backlog to have less tied up in inventory
    You can't sell what you haven't listed :)
    Funny how that works. :)

    I'll be more careful about buying new inventory but I'm not going to stop. Won't buy lower value CMFs even on an okay sale. Looking for better part out ratios than I used to including a more cautious estimate of part values. For instance for sets I'm considering I'm checking prices on parts already in inventory to see if a price cut is in order, which isn't the worst idea anyway.

    A supermarket has #71024 Disney s2 CMF on clearance, finally put together an ID guide. Huey, Dewey and Louie are the only ones with significant value, though Sally and Jack Skellington also go for above MSRP. Thought Anna, Elsa and Jasmine might've been more popular as minifigure versions of characters usually seen as minidolls.

    Another of their locations had 2019 advent calendars on sale.


  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,923
    Listed 5 Star Wars polybags and 12 Disney s2 CMF (3 Louie, 4 Sally, 5 Jack Skellington)
  • rbozarthrbozarth TexasMember Posts: 55
    18 Captain Marvel Polybags added to my store tonight.  

    Thanks,
    [email protected]
  • rbozarthrbozarth TexasMember Posts: 55

    Part out report - 1/12/2020 Parted out 3 X 75932 Jurassic Park Velociraptor Chase Sets.  As always, my prices are at or below the 6 month sales average.

    Thank You,

    [email protected]

  • rbozarthrbozarth TexasMember Posts: 55

    New Pink Elephant Costume heads stocked in store.  I have 15 for sale.

    Thank You,

    [email protected]

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