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  • DaraghDaragh IrelandMember Posts: 363
    @gmonkey76 Sorry I didn't know that, still can't help though, but at least the part is out there. 
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  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    This morning I got paid for the order I sorted last night. Well, that was easy.
    Just before I was planning to leave, I got another payment, so I'd leave on time rather than early. That order was short 2 of one part and I had 2 extra of another part. That might've been the inventory error - whether by TLG, BrickLink or me. The buyer was quite happy with the replacement. I focus on shipping quickly; otherwise I would've had to wait til tomorrow. He got all I had of those parts (the whole order actually), this was simply a slight change in 'all I had'. The replacement part was worth slightly more.
    Sorted a few things I came across when working on orders/quotes, but taking a relative break from LEGO tonight while the store is slow.
  • FireheartFireheart Suffolk, UKMember Posts: 488
    I have started to use BrickLink recently, can you let me know if its normal on there that you order a item, €200. But the seller does not send the invoice (been 7 days now), and does not respond to emails? 
  • koshkakoshka UK/SwedenMember Posts: 193
    That's a long time but not unheard of if they're a hobby seller. I've started to experiment with different options like an alert message or closing the store if I'm away for work. It semed to work last week as I gave a password option for people who didn't mind waiting.
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  • DaraghDaragh IrelandMember Posts: 363
    Fireheart said:
    I have started to use BrickLink recently, can you let me know if its normal on there that you order a item, €200. But the seller does not send the invoice (been 7 days now), and does not respond to emails? 
    It does seem like a long time, you can get an idea of the store sales volumes if you click on the number of orders on the top right and you will see how many orders they have had in the last 6 months. Review their "Terms" tab, they may say how fast the invoice and check their feedback too, have other buyers had a problem?  It is also possible invoice has gone astray, check the status of the order and or message the seller requesting the invoice. 
    Fireheartkiki180703KingAlanIstlux
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    edited March 2017
    gmonkey76 said:
    Little off topic but does anyone have #85983 vintage motorcyle fairing in red? I need two. Thanks
    Brickowl has it listed but only a few have appeared for sell so far.
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  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,459
    gmonkey76 said:
    ^ it's in #60143 but the inventory hasn't been posted to Bricklink yet.
    This one?
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/132129496032?vectorid=229466&lgeo=1&item=132129496032&rmvSB=true
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    Added 2 #30351 Police Helicopter, parted out 16 #40156 Butterfly Organizer and 9 #40165 Wedding Favor Set, with more coming tomorrow

    @Fireheart a week to get an invoice is not normal. Sometimes buyers don't get or don't notice an invoice; maybe the seller had a similar problem. When shopping, I have ignored some stores whose pages sounded too casual. 'hobby seller' as @koshka put it.

    Got a quote request for a large order, but someone else already bought a small portion of it. I really didn't want to lose the sale.
    The quote was canceled. The buyer blocked contacts not for order/quote. I replied to the quote email about the rest.
    I had to sort/pack ahead of time to calculate postage. (I sell CMF complete sets without packaging, and the BL weight includes it.)
    The buyer wanted discounts. Some lots were about 5% off already with tiered pricing and I gave 5% off on the rest.
    I reserved the items for him (first time I've used that feature) and put in the discounts then.
    He ordered and paid relatively quickly but it still seemed long because I was anxious.

    Anyone else feel a neverending need for storage containers? The last couple days, I haven't had a chance to go to Target for more of the 6 quart Sterilite tubs I use. I did free up one as I sold a lot of items, and I've been reusing shoeboxes and mailing boxes. ([email protected] boxes aren't too tall, so I wouldn't have to dig so much through them)
  • asrfarinhaasrfarinha Galway, IrelandMember Posts: 139
    KingAlanI said:
    Anyone else feel a neverending need for storage containers? The last couple days, I haven't had a chance to go to Target for more of the 6 quart Sterilite tubs I use. I did free up one as I sold a lot of items, and I've been reusing shoeboxes and mailing boxes. ([email protected] boxes aren't too tall, so I wouldn't have to dig so much through them)
    Yes!
    Constantly buying more storage and moving parts around...
    KingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    Added 2 #30351, parted out 3 #40165 and 5 #40156, the last of my current purchases.

    Two of the orders I sorted tonight had numbers exactly 1000 apart, so I had to be extra cautious to not get those mixed up.

    My regular job pays better/more consistently, and is sometimes where I get the money invested in inventory. Still, it can slow down store activity. Often, I have to (finish) pack(ing) an order in the evening to mail the next day. Part time plus BL has been a pretty good balance.

    As for storage:
    I saw a 10.5x11x5 inch (27x32x13 cm) box in a recycle bin there and had to salvage that.
    When I go out tomorrow, more bins and gripseal bags are high on the agenda. I'm keeping track of what bins are jam-packed right now and buying enoguh to split the contents of those. Target runs deals on those relatively often and they're bulky to carry home, so I don't want to overbuy. A local convenience store has 2x3 and 3x5 bags, but I haven't looked elsewhere (I recall suggestions to check amongst craft supplies). Walmart has the best deal on larger ones. Online isn't cheaper except for serious bulk purchases, which I'm considering, as I'll use them eventually and I have the cashflow.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    I always seem to pack orders for a couple hours before going out on Saturday. I dislike that less than a 2nd trip later in the afternoon. On the 26th, I went out again anyway, and had one thing to mail.
    buyer orders and pays after some messages about shipping, I pack it. then he orders again. so I invoice only for additional costs, open the 1st package and mail the orders together. I was able to reuse the 1st bubblemailer, but still confusing
    Light and/or low value items can't really be listed separately on a customs form, because the form calls for a value of at least $1 and 1 ounce. So I put something like 'LEGO assortment' and combine weight/value.

    I didn't sort my blue 2x2 and 2x3 before listing like with other used. I ended up having to sort anyway during the order process.
    Filtering out older variants, heavy damage, clone brands. Often stacking bricks in 10's or whatever fits the bag, for easier counting and more compact storage/mailing. With these quantities that's sorely needed.

    No new LEGO at WalMart, but I got a ton of supplies
    8 100yd (91.44m) packing tape rolls for $11 (previously the best deal I knew of was 3 110yd (100.58m) rolls for $7.) Wasn't running low, but didn't hurt.
    1500 sheets 8.5x11" (216x279mm) paper - I was running low on printer paper for mailing labels. $9.97. slightly cheaper than 500-packs, still being manageable to transport, and can use the 9x12x6 inch (23x30x14 cm) carton. Individual packs are wrapped in paper or plastic and the carton for 5000 might be too deep even had I cared to lug it around.
    There were tiny gripseal bags in the craft supplies section like someone had suggested. A local store has 2x3/3x5 with label strips for 2c each. These were plain and the price was no better. I got some 1.5x1.5 and 1.5x2 to try when even 2x3's are too big. the 1.5x1.5 are so small it's hard to get a grip to open them.
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    edited March 2017
    So I really get down on myself when I make a mistake on an order; it's usually a missing piece or incorrect count.  Very rarely do I actually send an incorrect part altogether.  Maybe I should care less.

    Of the 6 personal BL orders I received today, 5 had mistakes.  All either wrong color items or wrong minifig parts.  What a crappy Monday.  Let's hope for some quality customer service.  I received a crushed sealed set last week in a bubble mailer.  Seller just said deal with it and hope it isn't too bad.
    KingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    yeah, if I do priority flat rate, I use the free priority bubble mailers.  You can fit more in them than the small flat rate box for the same price.  You have to order them online, but they are free as well as the shipping.

    https://store.usps.com/store/browse/uspsProductDetailMultiSkuDropDown.jsp?categoryNav=false&navAction=push&navCount=0&atg.multisite.remap=false&categoryId=mailing-envelopes&productId=P_EP14PE
    Finally checked this out, ordered a pack of 10

    Can you stuff so much in the flat rate envelopes that they become more package shaped? Sometimes postal clerks had a problem with me doing that with the non padded flat rate envelopes for non-LEGO years ago.

    9.5x12.5 inch is a bit shorter than a number 4 bubblemailer; many of my Priority orders are too big for a 2 bubblemailer but not big enough to need a 6, so that may be worthwhile. Also, some buyers want small orders shipped Priority, and postage to use this is $5.95 versus $6.45 for the small flatrate box.

  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    KingAlanI said:
    yeah, if I do priority flat rate, I use the free priority bubble mailers.  You can fit more in them than the small flat rate box for the same price.  You have to order them online, but they are free as well as the shipping.

    https://store.usps.com/store/browse/uspsProductDetailMultiSkuDropDown.jsp?categoryNav=false&navAction=push&navCount=0&atg.multisite.remap=false&categoryId=mailing-envelopes&productId=P_EP14PE
    Finally checked this out, ordered a pack of 10

    Can you stuff so much in the flat rate envelopes that they become more package shaped? Sometimes postal clerks had a problem with me doing that with the non padded flat rate envelopes for non-LEGO years ago.

    9.5x12.5 inch is a bit shorter than a number 4 bubblemailer; many of my Priority orders are too big for a 2 bubblemailer but not big enough to need a 6, so that may be worthwhile. Also, some buyers want small orders shipped Priority, and postage to use this is $5.95 versus $6.45 for the small flatrate box.

    I've never had an issue with stuffing them full.  They are a small package vs an envelope.  I also use 2 of these since they are free.  Fill the first padded envelope and then place it into a second one (it actually slides pretty easily even when full).
    KingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    So since they're padded, USPS expects them to be used for packages. Double layering them seems like overkill, might make more sense for something heavier than LEGO, I'm not the sort to overuse things just because they're free (so frugal I'm cheap on someone else's behalf. :P)

    My main storage method is 6 qt sterilite tubs, and Target has those for 84c instead of 94c until April 8th. I got 10 because I had just enough on my redcard debit card. It turns out that fits comfortably in my 4 gallon milk crate bike basket. I was getting a few anyway, but will stock up during the sale.
    I saw a couple opened TLBM cases, near other Batman merch rather than other LEGO. I so didn't have time to pack feel, but I'm doubting if that's worth it anyway.
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    They seem kind of thin compared to say the sunuku ones.  That's why I double them up.
    KingAlanI
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    ...and another horrible BL experience today.  Sealed boxed set placed in a bubble mailer.  Showed up crushed.  Was charged $8.50 for shipping - 6 oz USPS first class bubble mailer package.
  • the1whitetigerthe1whitetiger in a pile of LegoMember Posts: 20
    edited March 2017
    That's why I deleted most sealed sets out of my inventory. I hate shipping sealed boxes because you never know what they will look like afterwards. But I managed to get a London bus out to Taiwan last week without damaging it. Can't imagine shipping a high value set without freaking out till it arrives... So I parted out the Silent Mary. Had to wait for the inventory to be up. I didn't know there was a little bottle with a ship in it. Had to keep that and didn't add it, sorry. Some nice parts in some nice colors. So if you still need the sharks or minifigures, stop by. I have no idea how my prices are since I was one of the first to add them and didn't have an average to look at. I actually bought it for myself, but after finding about 20 sealed exclusives I still have to build I admitted that I can wait for my own copy... (reorganizing my Lego-Room was a good Idea I guess)....
    https://store.bricklink.com/the1whitetiger#/shop?o={%22showHomeItems%22:1}

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  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    4 Vacation Batman. I usually sell CMF's opened, unassembled, packaging not included but I'm trying these sealed. They're particularly easy to identify by feel and weight, so I'm particularly unworried about misidentification.
    Also listed a few parts from #41309, #41311, #60150 (many extras and some others). These were mostly lots I already had in inventory.

    @elspankdog okay, I'll take a closer look at the bubblemailers once I actually get them.
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    Yeah, that's why I only do small sealed sets or polybags if any.  I don't want to deal with the shipping headaches either.   With the shipping be $8.50 and the seller only 1 hour away, I'd thought I'd get my set no problem.  Really frustrating to see them use USPS first class that cost $2.61 and no outer box.  That's just greedy markup, and since they won't respond to any of my messages, I'm going to be forced to give negative feedback which I usually try to avoid.
    KingAlanI
  • urieluriel CroatiaMember Posts: 192
    bought 9 #76032 and 1x #70327 on 50 % off :) 

    also bought 20x #40220, 5x #40161, 5x #40153, 1x #75059 and 5x #40174 at great prices :)
    asrfarinhakiki180703KingAlanI
  • asrfarinhaasrfarinha Galway, IrelandMember Posts: 139
    uriel said:
    bought 9 #76032 and 1x #70327 on 50 % off :) 

    also bought 20x #40220, 5x #40161, 5x #40153, 1x #75059 and 5x #40174 at great prices :)
    You're getting way too many good deals...
  • urieluriel CroatiaMember Posts: 192
    we have specific times in the year when the local Muller stores sell discontinued sets at 50%. the key is to start to troll them at the right time and jump :))))
    KingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    took a relative break from BL work the past couple days, don't want to burn out. didn't get much else done, though. filled simple orders, still have a big one to work on. that buyer isn't in a big rush, I don't want to abuse that, I'll at least get it out by the weekend.

    I don't want to deal with shipping sealed set boxes either.
    Sold a few early on, even fewer since, not much margin on modern sets anyway. I made sure to not over-grade box condition. (which I still do with used parts) Most promos are polybags, the only box promos I remember are #40221 and #5004419. I sold 1 Fountain in person, sold 1 as part of a larger order and bubblewrapped it before putting in the shipping box. I built the Knight and was about to delist and build the 2nd Fountain when it sold. I ordered #75149 online for myself and reused the packaging to send the box to another Bricksetter whose box got totaled.
    When I buy sets I'm willing to get them unboxed to save on shipping.

    @uriel Wegmans is a supermarket chain near me, which has lots of LEGO on sale in January. I jumped on that bigtime this year, and it brought me out of my dark age last year.

    @the1whitetiger
    I often keep a few parts from a set I part out, or sell a few from a set I build. I assume that balances out, which is easier to keep track of; I believe materiality is the accounting jargon.
    Less competition can mean less of a market to base decisions upon - and less interest in getting a set inventoried.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    Another Vacation Batman
    Speaking of damaged packaging....2 #40265 and 2 #40252.
    Parted out 8 #40165, 2 #40153
  • urieluriel CroatiaMember Posts: 192
    edited April 2017
    got a few #40265 and put them on ebay.
    parted out 3x #41311 and 2x #75146 
  • urieluriel CroatiaMember Posts: 192
    how do you price when parting out? i've started with just automaticl puting in the average price on BL. I've also added tiered pricing later on:
    30+ bricks 5% off, 50+ bricks 10% off, 100+ bricks 15% off.

    https://store.bricklink.com/vsimovic

    so far I cant say I'm swimming in orders but I'm taking it slow. Still have a lot of parting out and sorting so I'm not rushing things.
    KingAlanI
  • koshkakoshka UK/SwedenMember Posts: 193
    Six month average for parts I don't know about but higher prices for parts that I've sold for more on other sites. I originally sold mostly to other countries but as the bulk of my sales now come from Sweden I do vary pricing a bit according to local prices. I've been averaging about 15-20 sales per month since my volume went over 25,000 but yesterday was a weird one. 4 sales in a day even though it was standard working day in Sweden. 
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    I price below average, how much depends on how crowded the market is. (I want to fit in the 1st page of US seller results). My prices are in tenth cent increments below 1c, half cent increments below 20c (excluding 13 or 13.5), 5 or 10c above that, often 50c well above that, those prices ending in 4 or 9. I might lower a price enoguh to fit in this system.

    I use tiered pricing for all of a lot qty 10 or larger, often with intermediate tiers at 42, 100 or so. each tier is at least 5% off and is a relatively round number, though I'm more flexible about price increments there.

    I couldn't finish an order before going out, and mailed what I did have. The order is over a pound, too heavy for 1st class mail, but 2 1st class packages is cheaper than 1 Priority package. That math rarely works out, so I hadn't thought of it beforehand. The delivery estimates to this buyer's location are the same so this is faster or at least no slower than sending priority the next day.
    I contacted the buyer to explain this and refunded the postage difference. The buyer was like 'whatever works, not in a hurry'. Sometimes I'm in more of a rush than customers are, but this doesn't sacrifice money or quality. (I'm reminded of the engineer slogan "fast, cheap, good - pick two")
    1st class package commercial base rate jumps 16c above 4 ounces and 55c above 8 ounces, and is steady above 9 (14c per ounce), so that works best with remainder of less than 8 ounces, and more distant parts of the country since Priority has zone pricing and 1st class doesn't.

    https://postcalc.usps.com/DomesticZoneChart is useful rather than checking zone each time. Saving or copy/pasting the result page doesn't yield anything useful so I took a screenshot.
    pe.usps.com/text/dmm300/notice123.htm is the master price list and I have a copy saved to my hard drive since I check it so often.

    With my Sunuku cases of 000, 0, 2 and 6 bubblemailers, I've used about 1/10th of each, so it's a good assortment for my needs.

    Almost done with an order, but digging out the remaining parts might take awhile, so I'll leave it for morning. I especially don't want to start a sort on my bed late at night.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875


    So I really get down on myself when I make a mistake on an order; it's usually a missing piece or incorrect count.  Very rarely do I actually send an incorrect part altogether.  Maybe I should care less.

    Of the 6 personal BL orders I received today, 5 had mistakes.  All either wrong color items or wrong minifig parts.  What a crappy Monday.  Let's hope for some quality customer service.  I received a crushed sealed set last week in a bubble mailer.  Seller just said deal with it and hope it isn't too bad.


    I don't want to be neurotic but I don't want to slack off either.

    Some sellers don't seem as professional as I try to be. Fortunately I've avoided such problems. Sometimes feel of splash page or somesuch tips me off.

    Once I sent inverted brackets when the order was for regular brackets (or vice versa). Wrong color is understandable when very similar. was it something like this? likewise, minifig parts could have slightly different printings. Was it something like that? Still, I label inventory clearly and look closely when sorting.

  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259

    uriel said:

    how do you price when parting out? i've started with just automaticl puting in the average price on BL. I've also added tiered pricing later on:
    30+ bricks 5% off, 50+ bricks 10% off, 100+ bricks 15% off.

    https://store.bricklink.com/vsimovic

    so far I cant say I'm swimming in orders but I'm taking it slow. Still have a lot of parting out and sorting so I'm not rushing things.


    I price at the 6 months sales average too, it seems to be going ok for me so far. I do some tiered pricing but only on parts that don't really sell and that I have a lot of.

    Here in Australia I'm doing ok as far as order volume, interestingly after my last post I had the quietest two weeks since I opened my store (end of last November) with only 5 orders over about 15 days. It's picked up again and I have 17 orders in the last 2 weeks. In Australia there isn't that many large stores, I am sitting at about 102,000 items and that puts me about 20th in Australia as far as store size so that probably helps with getting orders.    
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    Pretty quiet this weekend; a chance to do other stuff
    Added another #40252 and #40265, last I'm getting of the VW Bug and probably the last of the tic tac toe
    Parted out another #40165 and #41233, and 2 more #40153
  • Kevin_HyattKevin_Hyatt UKMember Posts: 778
    After parting out a ton of new city sets http://www.jenzbricks.com bricklink store finally has over 300k parts and is celebrating by offering 10% off any orders by Brickset members for the next week.

     Just add 'Brickset' in the order comments for discount to be applied to invoice
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    Listed the contents of my PaB cup - a lime 1x1, 36 sand green 1x1, 282 sand green 1x1 with studs on opposite sides, 700 white 2x2 curved slope, and 6 2x4 and 2 2x6 bricks

  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    Welp, I think I'm taking the plunge and changing my storage to Stack-on type units
  • asrfarinhaasrfarinha Galway, IrelandMember Posts: 139


    Welp, I think I'm taking the plunge and changing my storage to Stack-on type units


    That's pretty much inevitable once a store gets big enough.
    I'm already stretching the limits of what one can do without having Stack-on type units. At 100k parts and 3500 lots it's getting very hard to keep organised without individual drawers and labels.
    KingAlanI
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    edited April 2017
    Yeah, I'm up to 150k parts in 7000+ lots.  Was pretty much to the point of everything in ziplock bags in sterilite containers.

    For folks that do the one lot one drawer or even multiple lots in a drawer, how do you manage the adding inventory/consolidation of lots.  Do you select "Concatenate old Remarks with new Remarks" in the consolidation section and have 2 possible drawers until you actually combine the contents and correct the remarks.
  • asrfarinhaasrfarinha Galway, IrelandMember Posts: 139


    For folks that do the one lot one drawer or even multiple lots in a drawer, how do you manage the adding inventory/consolidation of lots.  Do you select "Concatenate old Remarks with new Remarks" in the consolidation section and have 2 possible drawers until you actually combine the contents and correct the remarks.


    I'm doing "Concatenate old and new remarks".
    To prevent that problem of having 2 different drawers with the same lot I do a first pass where I preview the upload, go through the list and put away the parts that already have drawers assigned. Then on a second pass it's all parts that don't have a drawer yet.

    But I'm only starting with this process, and only have 60 drawers. Would be interesting to hear what other store owners do.
    elspankdog
  • DaraghDaragh IrelandMember Posts: 363
    I don't know anyone manages with multiple lots per bag or drawer, it must add a big chunk of time to pulling orders. I work to 1 part per drawer where possible and for small parts or small numbers of parts I partition the drawers and have one part per partition. 

    When parting out a set with Brickstock I do a dummy upload with Concatenate old and new remarks ticked on and see which parts I already have as they will have remark field completed, tab back to brickstock enter the remark from Bricklink in remarks column and move on to next part. When I have a part that is new I find suitable sized drawer put away the part and tab back to Brickstock enter the drawer number and move on to the next and so on. When you have remarked all the parts, close the bricklink upload without confirming do a new "Bricklink Mass-Upload XML to clipboard" this time with concatenate remarks unticked and "New Remarks" selected. Remember whether you want new or old price (most likely new) and whether you want new or old sale (most likely old). If you use bulk amounts adjust that to, then verify your upload. Job done. 

    You can check if you have duplicate lots in different locations on the Inventory page, one the right tick "Non-Unique" and "Go!" and it will list them all. 
    elspankdogasrfarinha
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    edited April 2017
    Thanks so much for the tips.

    I planned on doing multiple lots in one drawer for items I don't expect to add many new items (obsolete colors or parts) or ones that are easy to distinguish.  For example, those big Friends slides or bicycles could go in one drawer even if they are different colors.  Don't really see how that would make it harder to pull an order.  Was also planning on doing that with say 1x2 jumpers with no groove; I only have a few of them and rarely add more.  No need to waste 5 drawers on 5 different colors of 1x2 plates if I only have 10 plates total.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,241
    The only parts I do more than one lot type per bag are the weird technic pieces that I don't have in volume and things like minifig "tools", or weapons which are sorted by type but not by individual style.  So all swords are in one bag, all spears/pole weapons etc.  And then in the other weird piece category like the two parts of the winch like pieces strings go around and crap like that are all bagged together.  Easy to find the particular item in the bag when needed.
  • DaraghDaragh IrelandMember Posts: 363
    Yes, I understand about the weird small bits and whacky rare colours, you can't give up a whole drawer for those, for them I use tiny flat "tool boxes" from the pound shop, they have 12 small sections and one larger, so each parts still gets its own compartment - they look like sorting trays with lids.

    I was also thinking of where sellers bag parts and store them in boxes. I have also seen some sellers label the drawers by part number, but what happens when they sell out, the drawers stays empty? Or when the get loads more, too many for that drawer, it just becomes very messy when a drawer is restricted to a particular part. 

    Anyone interested in selling on Bricklink should invest time watching Ask Clutch on YouTube, it will take a while to watch them all, but well worth it. Excellent suggestions for big and small sellers and he's being both. 

  • DaraghDaragh IrelandMember Posts: 363
    While I am here might as well say that I have just added 2 x 10218 Pets Shop and I am putting away 2 x 70751 Temple of Arjitsu at the moment... 

  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    Yeah, I assume everybody here has watched Clutch videos at some point.  I guess my biggest hope of changing systems is that I create one that anybody can pull an order without having extensive parts knowledge.
  • DaraghDaragh IrelandMember Posts: 363
    @elspankdog I wish I had someone to pull mine. If I did it would not matter whether they knew anything about LEGO or not, the remark relates to the drawer / compartment and that's all they need to know, naturally they should cross-check image or description but essentially they go look for whats in drawer 1252 not "Dark Bluish Gray Technic Rotation Joint Ball Loop with Two Perpendicular Pins with Friction"  :-) 
  • the1whitetigerthe1whitetiger in a pile of LegoMember Posts: 20
    Parted out the Classic Batcave and the assembly square. Mostly because I was bored and decided that I will just buy another copy when I actually have time to build it. Man those minifigures are expensive! 30 Euro average for the Batman? Let's see how long I will have them in stock...
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    Parted out a #30400 and 19 #30401 sans minidolls

    I avoid using comments/remarks so I don't need to worry about how to combine them and don't need to change them when I change my storage system. when adding something that's already in my inventory but with a remark, BrickLink creates a separate lot unless I adjust manually. I often describe condition in used lots, but I'm not adding more of those, avoiding the above problem. I do say 'never assembled' on new minifigures. There are a few other rarer situations where I also use the feature.

    I use sticky labels that can be easily removed from the container when contents change. Sharpie right on a bag can be rubbed off with a fingertip. Bags with label strips can't be erased in that manner, but I often save empties if labeled for a common part. I could use them when I get more of a part or to pack an order for that part.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    From TRU CMF sale
    I left some of the cheaper ones sealed so I could return them if they don't sell above evne the lower cost.
    2 Hiker, 3 Spooky Boy, 2 Cyborg, Wildlife Photographer, 2 Pirate, 3 Spy, 2 Banana Man, Dog Show Winner, 3 Arabian Knight, 2 Kickboxer, Ice Queen, 5 Serenader
    Parts from 6 Rogue, 2 Penguin Boy
    (really glad to pull the 2 Penguins since I was 3 ice skate pieces short for an order)
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