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  • DaraghDaragh IrelandMember Posts: 363
    @asfarinha Check out Tesco they have 3 for 2 on storage and the moment and have some Really Useful Box sets in trays in a couple of different sixs with 12 or 16 boxes. I think they were €12 so €24 for three sets. 
    bookmum
  • asrfarinhaasrfarinha Galway, IrelandMember Posts: 133
    Daragh said:
    @asfarinha Check out Tesco they have 3 for 2 on storage and the moment and have some Really Useful Box sets in trays in a couple of different sixs with 12 or 16 boxes. I think they were €12 so €24 for three sets. 
    Thanks! I'll have to go to one to see what they have... the website is atrocious...
  • DaraghDaragh IrelandMember Posts: 363
    edited February 2017
    Anyone else notice sales have fallen again this week? Quietest week in 6 months and I have uploaded loads of new stuff - I suppose that's the only good thing about few orders more time for uploading. www.XSBricks.com recently added:

    1 or more or nearly all LOTR & Hobbit sets.
    3 x Jabba's Sail Barge #75020
    1 x Galactic Titan #70709
    6 x Technic Ocean Explorer #42064
    1 x Constitution Train Chase #79111
    and 10,000 new parts in 120 lots from a bulk order, mainly Light and Dark Blue Gray and Black.


  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    Got my Sunuku delivery yesterday, put that inside, but too tired to fill orders until this morning. The 000's are working great. Just big enough on the inside for a 3x5 or 6.25x3.5 bag, just large enough on the outside for a domestic mailing label. (I already had to use at least a 0 for international packages)

    @asfarinha
    My bins are labeled on all sides except the bottom - what color (colors for multiple low quantity colors, type of piece for high quantity colors divided between multiple bins). Those contain labeled bags; it's fairly easy to find the right one of those especially since I'm getting closer to one lot per bag.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    Fully sorted and inventoried my flat silver (the color I happened to come across when I had time), including repricing lots.
    good to catch up on that after a week where I was so busy filling current orders
    Listed some of my excess personal stockpile - white bricks tonight - more, particularly red and blue bricks, hopefully coming soon.

  • asrfarinhaasrfarinha Galway, IrelandMember Posts: 133
    Daragh said:
    Anyone else notice sales have fallen again this week? Quietest week in 6 months and I have uploaded loads of new stuff - I suppose that's the only good thing about few orders more time for uploading.
    Same here. No orders coming through at all.
    But I guess I would have been in trouble if one did come through, as there was a bit of LEGO chaos going on with all the new storage and parting out...
    Now that all is tidy the orders can resume! :P
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    So if someone arbitrarily leaves neutral feedback and is unresponsive to my offers to fix whatever issue they had, is there any reason I shouldn't leave negative feedback? They can't change theirs to negative, right?

    I'm not worried about keeping them as a customer- I never want them shopping with me again.
  • theLEGOmantheLEGOman UKMember Posts: 1,509
    Pretty sure you can remove your feedback within a certain time frame then post new feedback of your choice.
  • DaraghDaragh IrelandMember Posts: 363
    asrfarinha Thankfully orders picked up again last Wednesday, in fact the end of last week made up for the week before and more, one order was for 5000 parts! 

    Added this week:
    1 x @75149 Resistance X-wing
    5 x @60007 High Speed Chase
    4 x @60073 Service Truck
    1 x @4958 Monster Dino (2007)
    1 x @9397 Logging Truck
    asrfarinha
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    So if someone arbitrarily leaves neutral feedback and is unresponsive to my offers to fix whatever issue they had, is there any reason I shouldn't leave negative feedback? They can't change theirs to negative, right?

    I'm not worried about keeping them as a customer- I never want them shopping with me again.
    Just block and move on...I wouldn't mess with the feedback.
    Kevin_Hyattkiki180703
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    So if someone arbitrarily leaves neutral feedback and is unresponsive to my offers to fix whatever issue they had, is there any reason I shouldn't leave negative feedback? They can't change theirs to negative, right?

    I'm not worried about keeping them as a customer- I never want them shopping with me again.
    Just block and move on...I wouldn't mess with the feedback.
    Thank you for the advice, but that wasn't the question...
    SumoLegokiki180703
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,724
    ^ Reciprocal neutral feedback would probably be most appropriate.
    BumblepantscatwranglerVorpalRyukiki180703
  • asrfarinhaasrfarinha Galway, IrelandMember Posts: 133
    edited February 2017
    Daragh said:
    asrfarinha Thankfully orders picked up again last Wednesday, in fact the end of last week made up for the week before and more, one order was for 5000 parts! 
    It's still a ghost town here...
    Maybe it's the calm before the storm and I'll be getting a massive order like that one.

    Parted out 6 copies of 75136 Droid Escape Pod, so if someone is looking for a mini Jawa army I'm your man.
    Daraghkiki180703richo
  • DaraghDaragh IrelandMember Posts: 363
    @asrfarinha The storm hit here over the weekend, plenty of orders, mostly very very small. But they all count I suppose. Hopefully it keeps up for the week. 
    KingAlanIkiki180703
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    I did get a negative feedback in response to one. guy ranted about refusing to pay reasonable and clearly explained charges. I don't feel bad about telling him off in response, but should have waited to complete NPB rather than just canceling. I hope it doesn't leave a bad impression on anybody else

    Was crazy busy this weekend after a particularly tiring week of non-BL stuff. I got a few orders out Saturday, but some I ended up working on Sunday to mail Monday. I wasn't too busy Monday, but a small order wasn't as quick to sort as I hoped and then I got paid for another.

    One buyer asked about repeat customer discount coupons. I don't usually use coupons, but I gave him one for 5% off his next order. maybe I'll expand this. Awhile ago one seller gave me a similar coupon for a small order problem. I rarely buy on BL but maybe I'll go shopping soon.

    I haven't gotten around to parting out some sets I picked up about a week ago, let alone listing more of my used pile. I did add a #30546

    I finally deleted the oversized bubblemailer charge from my terms and splash page. Since getting a Sunuku shipment and using up my old ones, I've gotten a few orders that I didn't enforce it on. Don't wanna scare off big customers. Also, I don't need to guess if one will be needed or pack an order ahead of time, which speeds up invoicing. I don't have to deal with getting it wrong.
  • asrfarinhaasrfarinha Galway, IrelandMember Posts: 133
    Daragh said:
    @asrfarinha The storm hit here over the weekend, plenty of orders, mostly very very small. But they all count I suppose. Hopefully it keeps up for the week. 
    Not quite a storm, but did get a large-ish order of 450 parts.

    @KingAlanI a couple of months ago I started sending coupons for 5% off the next order within a month. Can't say I've seen many returning customers, but with so many other variables it's hard to reach a conclusion.
    KingAlanI
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 949
    I list most of my used sets and some new on my bricklink store. I just added a handfull of UCS sets.

    http://www.bricklink.com/store/home.page?p=FollowsClosely
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    edited February 2017
    Added some more stuff this weekend taking the store to over 250,000 parts. To celebrate, any one placing an order in February who mentions this thread gets 5% off!
    Http://www.jenzbricks.com
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    Added 3 #41115 - I'd already listed 3 and had most of the lots left. gonna get the rest of my backlog listed this weekend, dammit. I want to take at least a quick look at part prices first.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    9 Batman CMF - 3 Lobster Lovin' Batman, Vacation Batman, Zodiac Master, 2 King Tut, March Harriet, Catman. Already had 1 March Harriet, also Caveman and Eraser. I delisted Nurse Harley Quinn to put her in my hospital MOC.
    Many CMF price cuts
    I've been adding discounts for buying all of a lot where I have more than 10. Here that means Arabian Knight, Banana and Penguin
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    Didn't list much, but did a good amount with existing inventory.
    I avoid 13 in prices; I'm not superstitious but customers might be. 42c and $4.20 are goofy. 69c makes sense though. I've started using half cent prices up to 20c rather than 10c
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    Listed 2 #75821 - had enough time before my regular job to look at prices for major lots but not obsess about it
    Tonight, besides working on orders, I finally added the used dark bley modified brick from a job lot I got at a garage sale last spring
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    Easy to list another #41233 and #30546, and my first #30607, which I just got. Also:
    2 #41099 - already bought them and was checking value, might as well go all the way through parting them out. Kept 1 dog figurine and the minidoll bodies - listed the helmet and will remove 2 regular hairpieces from inventory
    2 #41177 sans minidolls. I couldn't find a couple pieces in an order I was sorting, but they were available in this set, so that was on my mind to do next
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    The little dragons seem to be popular...or at least I can't keep any in stock
    KingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    5 #40206, 2 #40153, 5 #40156. deciding what to order more of, which included parting out the ones I already had to thoroughly check prices.

    The little dragons seem to be popular...or at least I can't keep any in stock

    I remember I sold the one from #41180 pretty quickly, and I believe the 2 from #41176 as well



  • RakulRakul USAMember Posts: 176
    The little dragons seem to be popular...or at least I can't keep any in stock
    I'm sure #41178 helps with that.  Much cheaper to buy the dragons / eggs than all of the sets.
    KingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    I don't use 42 (cents) as a price, but I do use 42 as a tier for large lots where I want to do 2 levels of discounts.

    Just parted out 5 #40161

    @Rakul is anything different about 41178 compared to other sets with dragon figurines? brick built dragons are another issue - sometimes the special parts sell well, sometimes not. (41178 has both)

  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    Just parted out 2 #70318 and 3 #41117. that's all I have time for right now, but nearly cleared my Not Yet Listed backlog - only 3 #41142 and a #70319 left, plus all the orders I have incoming.
    currently down about $75 for the year with inventory up about $750, plus orders not yet paid for
  • RakulRakul USAMember Posts: 176
    @KingAlanI #41178 has a spot for each of the baby dragons and their eggs.  But it only comes with one.  It is cheaper to Bricklink the rest then buy each set that comes with one of the babies.
    KingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    Two recent orders weren't that large, a few dozen lots, but rather different kinds, so I had to look all over my inventory. Some parts were in bags I hadn't sorted yet, so I did a lot of sorting. I did get one of those orders out today, but the other will have to wait til Monday.

    @Rakul well, that helps explain it
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    edited February 2017
    Two recent orders weren't that large, a few dozen lots, but rather different kinds, so I had to look all over my inventory. Many parts were in bags I hadn't sorted yet, and I did a lot of sorting beyond pulling those out. At least I'm making a lot of sales from recently added sets. I did get one of those orders out today, but the other won't be in the mail til Monday.

    Anyone else find it odd to use 'lot' in its regular sense after so much time on BL?

    @Rakul well, that helps explain it

    EDIT: was having technical difficulties earlier, hadn't noticed that the 1st post had gone through
  • urieluriel CroatiaMember Posts: 186
    http://www.bricklink.com/store/home.page?p=vsimovic&utm_content=globalnav#/shop?o={"showHomeItems":1}

    just opened a store. have circa 37000 pieces, but sorting and ading more daily. should be up to 100000 in a month lol
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    listed 9 sh304 (Tartan Batman) a couple days ago

    Got a ton of sorting done today, some updating inventory (sometimes short 1 on tiny pieces, often changed price and added tiered pricing)

    @uriel opening with 37,000 pieces is a fast start, took me months to get to that level. that's about when my store took off, helps get peoples' attention and makes shipping and handling worthwhile. The few things I checked prices on seem high in USD terms. I'm not sure if exchange rate is the whole story. I go a bit below average, you somewhat above average. You might still get sales if you're willing to wait
  • urieluriel CroatiaMember Posts: 186
    edited February 2017
    @KingAlanI to be honest, for start I just put the price thats the average on the market right now. for now, my priority is to just list everything I have and I'll deal with the prices later. I can always easily reduce all the stuff by 10% or something :) up to 47k bricks now! sorting and labeling is a drag :)))))
    when I finish adding everyting then I'll focus on pricing and the splash page etc... sounds weird, but selling isnt the priortiy now :D the priortiy is to put evertyhing in place so that when the orders come, I can find what I need fast :) most of the suff was bought at high discounts and usually I've already made a profit by selling te minifigures. the bricks are gravy hehehe
    KingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    Got a 72/398* $35.42 order with the note "Not in a hurry for this "order from hell"." I'll thank her for being patient, but that's nothing compared to some orders, like the 30/41 $3.15 I got recently.

    Once a buyer apologized for only ordering a 19c piece, and got all 3 I had. Also a nice thought but still easier and larger than some orders.

    *I often use X/Y as shorthand for X lots Y pieces

    I spent a lot of time tonight organizing my inventory of white pieces even with 2 orders to ship, beyond what was needed to pull parts for those orders.

    @uriel
    I want to get prices right to begin with so I don't lose peoples' attention. Even so, I often end up lowering prices when managing inventory later.
    Wanted list notifications include initial price and I know I've ignored some for price.

    Sorting and labeling is a never ending process.

    Once at a garage sale I got a couple #6166 size bins of LEGO for $15, including a Deadpool minifig, which alone went for about $25. I've made plenty of other sales and those orders usually include new parts as well (my hypothesis being that they might not have bought one or the other)
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    That escalated quickly

    KingAlanISprinkleOtterstluxasrfarinhaSumoLegobandit778gmonkey76Andor
  • urieluriel CroatiaMember Posts: 186
    how do you guys choose what sets to buy? what discount rate are you searching for? I can get 50% on all the assembled sets at my local Lego Store and I'm considering taking it all :)))
    KingAlanI
  • DaraghDaragh IrelandMember Posts: 363
    uriel said:
    how do you guys choose what sets to buy? what discount rate are you searching for? I can get 50% on all the assembled sets at my local Lego Store and I'm considering taking it all :)))
    Might not be worth it, but would depend on the sets and remember they will be "used" parts so check the part out value against "used" prices.

     
    KingAlanIkiki180703
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    Bricklink store tip #23
    That package that you should have mailed a week ago was your associate's fault, and you are severely sorry his mistake. And you are offering a discount on his behalf.



    Works best if you don't have an associate to be mad at you.
    KingAlanIcatwranglerkiki180703asrfarinhabandit778
  • DaraghDaragh IrelandMember Posts: 363
    Just reorganised store with some new storage space and reviewed all prices down. 

    Added a load of small sets, promo and seasonal.

    Over 250,000 in over 5,000 lots and growing.

    Recent parts outs, multiples of:
    #60047
    #75140
    #76046
    #6753

    www.XSBricks.com

    KingAlanIkiki180703
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    Daragh said:
    Just reorganised store with some new storage space and reviewed all prices down.
    That's a never-ending process, it seems.
    Last night I noticed the #40161 box opens on top like an Ideas set, so I could use that for storage. Right now they're storing unsorted parts from that set. :P

    Added a 4th 30546 and 3rd 30607, and 2nd Vacation Batman and Zodiac Master from TLBM CMF
    Part outs:
    More of sets I'd already added - 5 40156, 1 41233, 2 40153, 2 40165
    New - 8 #10603

    @elspankdog I rarely have that kind of money while finding that quality of deal. congrats.

    @Uriel
    you mean buying display models? See if they're glued together for display. Even if not, parts that have been assembled can't be sold as new even after you disassemble them. Used with a note saying Like New perhaps.
    50% off is usually a good deal on new sets, but I judge each set individually - value of parts divided by cost of set. I look for at least 2.13 (2 after BrickLink and PayPal fees), often 2.5, sometimes more.
    I check prices by going through the process of parting out a set but not actually submitting.
    A set with fewer different pieces or buying multiples of a set is proportionally easier to handle. This can be a problem with one-of purchase of used LEGO.
    Here's the worksheet I use to help with such calculations: http://www.mediafire.com/file/rexqugg1kfcu8oe/Part_Out_Value.xlsx

  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    From the last of my February [email protected] orders - another 30546, 30607 and March Harriet, my first Mime, parted out another 41233 (lowered prices on some of the more valuable items, checking as the market develops for new items)

    Finally cleared my not yet listed backlog
    3 #41142 - hadn't parted out any before, but was straightforward because I had so many lots in my inventory already, perhaps from parting out a lot of similar sets
    #70319, and #41234 (sans minidoll body but including wing piece) had more unique pieces, and I only had 1.
    5 #40236 (this year's Valentines set)

    I've been giving bulk discounts for buying all of lots that are at least quantity 10. I do intermediate discounts at 42 and 100 when I have many more than that and can afford multiple levels of discounts; I've expanded when I'm willing to do that.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    Bricklink store tip #5
    Always leave good feedback as a seller.

    You can always take it back within a month if the buyer is a d#ck.
    KingAlanIasrfarinhakiki180703
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    Bricklink store tip #5
    Always leave good feedback as a seller.

    You can always take it back within a month if the buyer is a d#ck.
    How do you do that?
    Sometimes I've gotten retaliatory negative feedback removed, but not bad FB in response to good.
    Usually I have positive feedback as soon as I'm paid.

  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    KingAlanI said:
    Bricklink store tip #5
    Always leave good feedback as a seller.

    You can always take it back within a month if the buyer is a d#ck.
    How do you do that?
    Sometimes I've gotten retaliatory negative feedback removed, but not bad FB in response to good.
    Usually I have positive feedback as soon as I'm paid.

    Remove the feedback you posted, then post negative.
    KingAlanIkiki180703
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    KingAlanI said:
    Bricklink store tip #5
    Always leave good feedback as a seller.

    You can always take it back within a month if the buyer is a d#ck.
    How do you do that?
    Sometimes I've gotten retaliatory negative feedback removed, but not bad FB in response to good.
    Usually I have positive feedback as soon as I'm paid.

    Remove the feedback you posted, then post negative.
    http://www.bricklink.com/feedbackDel.asp seems to be the page

    Sorted number 1 bags of 3 41117 - opened them earlier and pulled a few parts, didn't want to leave the open bags sitting around and didn't want to procrastinate by dumping them into a gripseal bag. I sorted additional things like usual - 'while I have this bag out', other bags containing more of the same pieces, etc. While I have this inventory page open, I'll adjust prices...Took much of the afternoon

    Awhile ago, I found a Valentines gift kit including 3.5 x 6 bags with printed hearts. it seems fitting to use those for 40236 or 40165 parts.



  • asrfarinhaasrfarinha Galway, IrelandMember Posts: 133
    edited March 2017
    Bricklink store tip #5
    Always leave good feedback as a seller.

    You can always take it back within a month if the buyer is a d#ck.
    Never had to resort to that, and wasn't sure how to go about it. Nice to know it's an option.

    In other news, after last week's sizeable enough part out of 6 copies of #41106 and a bit of procrastinating this weekend, I'm about to start another sizeable part out: 8 copies of #70590. Should keep me busy for most of the week (especially if I get some orders, which have been quite rare...).
    KingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,829
    @asfarinha parting out several of a big set, nice, what did you pay for them? I've gotten only a few small orders lately, which has given me more sorting time. Sometimes getting an order containing unsorted pieces makes me catch up, but that rushes me and slows down order packing. This morning I put away some parts that were already sorted by color, and did other work with those colors (sorted other pieces, checked counts, separated multiple lots that had been stored in the same bag) Also listed used dark bley slope, almost done with the job lot from months ago.
  • LikeABosskLikeABossk USMember Posts: 7
    This may seem like a strange question...but I have to ask it for my own sanity at this point. Are BrickLink sellers able to change orders after they have been placed?

    I've placed a bunch of orders recently, and two have come back a bit different than I expected. I've been ordering LGB colored parts almost exclusively, but have received some white and light blue in the last two orders. Sure enough, when looking at the orders...these pieces are part of them. 

    I very well could have ordered these on accident, but I'm not so sure. Any help is greatly appreciated and I'm sorry to ask such a goofy question.
  • DaraghDaragh IrelandMember Posts: 363
    This may seem like a strange question...but I have to ask it for my own sanity at this point. Are BrickLink sellers able to change orders after they have been placed?

    I've placed a bunch of orders recently, and two have come back a bit different than I expected. I've been ordering LGB colored parts almost exclusively, but have received some white and light blue in the last two orders. Sure enough, when looking at the orders...these pieces are part of them. 

    I very well could have ordered these on accident, but I'm not so sure. Any help is greatly appreciated and I'm sorry to ask such a goofy question.
    Not in the way you have seen, you must have selected them in error if they appear on the order that way. A seller could include the wrong colour or part but the order would still reflect what you had ordered. 

    A seller can send an amendment request, usually where there is a part missing, but you have to accept the changes and they would reflect on the order. 

    LikeABosskkiki180703asrfarinha
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