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  • asrfarinhaasrfarinha Galway, IrelandMember Posts: 139
    edited April 2017


    KingAlanI said:


    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.




    That's quite sneaky to say the least...
    KingAlanI
  • GoodCoffeeJoeyGoodCoffeeJoey Member Posts: 81
    edited April 2017
    Buy my stuff! Buy my stuff! Buy my stuff!

    https://store.bricklink.com/Tomba#/
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258
    Potential buyer here! I've got roughly a 8,000 piece project in the works.

    Does anyone have a lot of dark orange? Even if you don't, if you can offer a coupon/discount on pieces in your store shoot me a PM and I'll be sure to take a look at it. Would prefer to support fellow Bricksetters.
    KingAlanI
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,439
    That's brilliant (no pun intended), @VorpalRyu

    KingAlanI
  • DaraghDaragh IrelandMember Posts: 363
    Wow, a quiet few days on Bricklink, I am stuck at 499 feedback and was looking forward to clicking over to 500 for my hard earned red brick but no such luck. Maybe tomorrow. At least while it was quiet I got some stock uploaded and the store is at it largest item count since opening, 282,300.

    New stock this weekend

    6 X #10703
    3 x #41180
    1 x #7066
    + 4000 new parts from bulk buys

    www.XSBricks.com

  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258
    Another buyer request.

    Does anyone have large volumes of white bricks that are not yellowed?
    KingAlanIKevin_Hyatt
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875





    KingAlanI said:



    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.






    That's quite sneaky to say the least...


    The thought crossed my mind, but it seems like the same theory as identifying in store and leaving the rejects behind, just easier in practice. Might not be worth the slight savings anyway.


    samiam391 said:

    Potential buyer here! I've got roughly a 8,000 piece project in the works.

    Does anyone have a lot of dark orange? Even if you don't, if you can offer a coupon/discount on pieces in your store shoot me a PM and I'll be sure to take a look at it. Would prefer to support fellow Bricksetters.

    Does anyone have large volumes of white bricks that are not yellowed?


    As for dark orange, I have several dozen 1 wide bricks, a few dozen small plates, and some other things. Does that count as a lot to you?
    As for white, I don't have many plain bricks left, but I have many modified/round/etc - mostly new, some lightly used.
    I can offer 5% off to someone who mentions this post and I made price cuts/tiered discounts on many of my dark orange lots.
    Username the same, store name The Brick Baron - https://store.bricklink.com/KingAlanI

    -

    Couldn't find a part in a small order, buyer wanted that exact part and color, so I went out and bought a set with it. Not the best deal, but better than canceling the order. So I've parted on a #75822. Got a Vacation Batman while I was in the store, added that as well.

    Otherwise, store hasn't been too busy but the orders I have received have gone pretty smoothly. Got caught up on some sorting this weekend and hope to get to more this week.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    Finally listed 5 Disney CMF - 2 Syndrome, Mickey, Pizza Planet Alien, Maleficent
    Also listed some parts from #70910
    Cut prices on promo sets and minifig-only CMFs

  • DaraghDaragh IrelandMember Posts: 363
    Just had a dream Bricklink order - 150 sticker sheets in 40 lots! Selling sticker sheets in any number is a rarity and to sell so many in one go is brilliant - delighted now that I spend the time in filing them carefully - should be a doddle to pull them. 
    Bumblepantssid3windrCoolguy5000SprinkleOtterKingAlanIasrfarinha
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875

    Daragh said:

    Just had a dream Bricklink order - 150 sticker sheets in 40 lots! Selling sticker sheets in any number is a rarity and to sell so many in one go is brilliant - delighted now that I spend the time in filing them carefully - should be a doddle to pull them. 


    I sold all my sticker sheets at once, the main problem was checking against my somewhat haphazard filing system.
  • urieluriel CroatiaMember Posts: 192
    how do you price them? :)
  • DaraghDaragh IrelandMember Posts: 363

    uriel said:

    how do you price them? :)


    Like everything else in store, 20% off average price. 
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258
    Special thanks to all those that continue to PM/respond to my continual strange bricklink requests. I prefer to buy from bricksetters when I can.

    Time for another odd one, does anyone have a large amount of "animal, land"? If you do, let me know. 

    Thanks as always.
    KingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    I sell sticker sheets further below average than the rest of my inventory, maybe that's how I sold all of them at once
    Just parted out non-minidolls of 2 #41115 and 4 #41105
    @samiam391 sorry, I have only a few each of a few land animals

  • urieluriel CroatiaMember Posts: 192

    samiam391 said:

    Special thanks to all those that continue to PM/respond to my continual strange bricklink requests. I prefer to buy from bricksetters when I can.

    Time for another odd one, does anyone have a large amount of "animal, land"? If you do, let me know. 

    Thanks as always.


    https://store.bricklink.com/vsimovic&utm_content=globalnav

    what would be a large amount? :) 
    KingAlanI
  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 942

    All parts are 25% off this weekend at Bespin Bricks

    https://store.bricklink.com/Lobot1626#/splash

    As a special offer to fellow Bricksetters - please mention your username in the comments and I'll add a decent discount to the postage!!

  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    Parted out 2 #41302 and 2 #41303

    Thinking of buying gripseal bags from ecobox.com, leaning against it. Buying by the thousand, and 5000 to get volume discounts, is more than I want to store at the rate I use them. I get 2x3/3x5 with label strips at a small local store. Bags smaller than 2x3 are cheaper in the WalMart craft section (the 1.5x1.5 are too hard to open but I like the 1.5x2). Bags larger than 3x5 are easily available for less in the food storage section. Retail packages are dozens or hundreds rather than thousands.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    Target had 5 packs of 6 quart Sterilite with colored lids. I still have white lid ones left from the last sale, and the color lids can help sort, so I got the dark blue and 2 light green I saw. $4.49, 89.8c each. The white singles are 84c again. Cartwheel deal for 10% off plastic storage.
    2 orders tonight - both for 8 black technic pins.
    Listed #41300 and #41301 parts except for dogs or minidolls - that finishes my to list pile, I don't think I'll ever finish my to sort pile
  • urieluriel CroatiaMember Posts: 192
    added 29 Mixels series 1 in store! 3 complete sets (sealead) :)  

    https://store.bricklink.com/vsimovic&utm_content=globalnav
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    Received my first negative feedback after 5 years of selling.  Non paying buyer who wanted a discounted price after placing order.  Oh well I guess.
    KingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875


    Received my first negative feedback after 5 years of selling.  Non paying buyer who wanted a discounted price after placing order.  Oh well I guess.


    Happened to me once with a buyer who didn't like my handling charge, though I did get the feedback removed. Negative feedback seems to be automatically removed if it coems after I NPB and leave negative feedback.
    Sometimes buyers ask to cancel because postage was more than expected (even if the lowest amount mentioned in my terms). I go along with that with no feedback, at least they didn't make me wait and otherwise make things difficult.

    Parted out 6 #40237, one more #41303, yet another wedding favor set and much of a #41562 Trumpsy

    Got a package back marked ikke afhentet/non reclamé (not picked up). Just messaged the buyer - does he want to pay S&H again or does he want me to refund the parts price and cancel the order?

  • DaraghDaragh IrelandMember Posts: 363


    Received my first negative feedback after 5 years of selling.  Non paying buyer who wanted a discounted price after placing order.  Oh well I guess.


    If you file and NPB their feedback will be removed. 
    KingAlanI
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    I canceled the order instead of doing the NPB.  I can't figure out how to change that status if possible.
    KingAlanI
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    ^ just email BL. They'll remove it
    KingAlanI
  • DaraghDaragh IrelandMember Posts: 363


    I canceled the order instead of doing the NPB.  I can't figure out how to change that status if possible.


    Don't think you can, as @SprinkleOtter says contact BL admin. Cancelling an order may see like the nicer thing to do but as you have seen you can end up with an undeserved negative, going down the NPB route may seem nasty but it protects you. 

    KingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    Yeah, with a buyer angry about my handling charge, I canceled the order instead of waiting to NPB, and I had to ask to get the negative feedback removed.

    Parted out 2 #41305

    Organized a lot of inventory today - sorted 19 #30401 and a few other things, separated some bags with multiple piece types in them, put some bags into separate tubs. Recently got some light green lids, put those on green tubs besides Dark Green, likewise put blue lids on Blue tubs
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731

    Daragh said:





    I canceled the order instead of doing the NPB.  I can't figure out how to change that status if possible.




    Don't think you can, as @SprinkleOtter says contact BL admin. Cancelling an order may see like the nicer thing to do but as you have seen you can end up with an undeserved negative, going down the NPB route may seem nasty but it protects you. 


    Yeah, you can.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,248
    Kind of curious as to if any of the US based sellers know of how a couple of the other US sellers on BrickLink are offering lower costs for shipping & if so, if they use the same system/services? None of the local sellers or ones based in Europe have the bulk of parts I'm after for our planned sigfigs (I'd prefer not to have to make separate orders for each part if I can help) & I was avoiding US sellers because of higher postage costs, which is annoying because they tend to have large amounts of the parts I'm after.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,832
    If anyone has a large amount of dark blue/earth blue 45 angle roof slopes and/or a ton of bley and dark bley in their shop let me know. In particular, dark bley 1x1x6 round columns. Thanks
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    Local store that had 2x3/3x5 bags before didn't have any when I went a few days ago and the employee didn't know if/when they'd have them again. So I went ahead and ordered in bulk from ecobox after all.

  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    Well so far BL has told me to pound sand.  Guess they like folks that don't pay over sellers.  This order actually had zero shipping and fees.  Shipping is free over $40.  It was just the price of the items ordered.  Really confused on how BL can stick me with negative feedback on this and think they are doing anybody a service.
  • DawnDawn GoldMember Posts: 247
    ^ How can they leave you feedback ?
    If you follow the NPB process buyer can't leave feedback not sure why you think it is a BL problem.
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    I mentioned earlier that I canceled the order instead of filing a NPB.  BL won't allow you to change the status from canceled to NPB.  Obviously a mistake on my part in that regard, but their policy isn't exactly clear...I mean it doesn't tell you that the 2 options are exclusive or at least it wasn't clear to me.
    KingAlanI
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    edited May 2017
    End result is I have negative feedback from a person that actually admits to not paying in his feedback left for me.  Not sure how that is allowed and seen as acceptable by BL; especially since the buyer violated their policies by trying to work a deal outside of their system and refusing to honor his commitment to complete the order once placed.  If their system is constructed to allow such behavior, then I think it might need to be revamped.

    Even worse is the form email response I get saying they won't do "favors" for me and that repeated attempts to remove this feedback could result in suspension.  Geez, that just shows they did zero research into my request.
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    Last rant...haha.  Instant checkout like that other site would eliminate antics like this.  Just saying
    DaraghKingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    When that happened to me, I cited abusive language to get the feedback removed. That was mild, but a clear way out. Next time I suspect any trouble, I'm waiting to complete the NPB process.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875


    Last rant...haha.  Instant checkout like that other site would eliminate antics like this.  Just saying


    However, that would interfere with calculating exact shipping costs. Sometimes automatic estimates are off, especially for an order near a weight threshhold.

    VorpalRyu
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,248

    KingAlanI said:





    Last rant...haha.  Instant checkout like that other site would eliminate antics like this.  Just saying




    However, that would interfere with calculating exact shipping costs. Sometimes automatic estimates are off, especially for an order near a weight threshhold.



    Which is where I can see them having a lot of problems with the new Easy Buy set up they've added so they can kill off the classic Wanted List section. Still not happy with that, it's going to take much more time to make orders...
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403

    KingAlanI said:





    Last rant...haha.  Instant checkout like that other site would eliminate antics like this.  Just saying




    However, that would interfere with calculating exact shipping costs. Sometimes automatic estimates are off, especially for an order near a weight threshhold.



    Yeah, nothing is perfect.  For cases like that, I refund the overcharge.  This has happened at less than a 0.5% rate so far.
    KingAlanI
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    I should point out that I only charge 2 shipping rates and only have one threshold to worry about.  That has helped immensely.  I've only undercharged on shipping once, and that was an order full of instructions that didn't account for cardboard backing.
    KingAlanI
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,640
    BO shipping and BL shipping cost suggestion are pretty accurate (if setup properly). Since selling on BO, I now always invoice the BL as soon as I am aware of the order, usually a few minutes after the order, and most of the time I get paid right away, then I can pick the order when I get home at night and ship it the next day.

    I do have to sometimes refund a small amount whether is BL or BO, but those are extremely rare in case of parts and First Class shipping so I would welcome auto check-out on BL.

    In the other hand, anything above 1lb is another story for both as they don't have notion of zones for the US. On BL I will invoice with the right zone price and on BO I will most likely issue a refund as the shipping table uses Zone 8 prices.

    Would be nice if the NPB process on BL had shorter deadlines like 3+4 days instead of 7+7 but I still go through it to protect my self.
    SprinkleOtterKingAlanI
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,232
    As a buyer I dislike Bricklink for that reason - I just want to pay when I make an order.  I've done like two Bricklink orders ever, I usually stick to Brickowl now (and avoid the stores with quote only) - or even eBay.
    VorpalRyubluedragonricecakeColoradoBricks
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,640
    I hear you, even though I know BL quite well and do the majority of my sales, I do almost all my buying on BO: no surprises in the invoice and no need to read many store terms and condition to understand shipping, fees or extra gimmicks that some stores have.
    khmellymelVorpalRyubluedragonricecake
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    I agree, I've done a few purchases on BrickLink and it's annoying to me to put in my order and then have to wait (sometimes several days) before getting an invoice so I can pay.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    Just listed some Elves hairpieces. I bought some Elves stuff for minidoll parts; the pointy ears don't work as well for what I'm doing and I have plenty of hairpieces from #40165

    I want to avoid managing 2 stores even with sync tools, so no BrickOwl for me.

    I just got a couple BL orders and made sure to include 'quick invoice' in the feedback. Usually I have what I want in my own inventory, so I rarely place orders, but haven't had problems when I do. Maybe as a seller I know what to look for and what sellers expect - golden rule? Likewise, sales to other sellers generally go particularly smoothly.

    @elspankdog
    I charge exact postage plus a set handling charge rather than a somewhat flat rate structure like yours.
    Yeah, if I'm unsure about the estimate, I invoice for the higher amount and refund the difference if need be.

    @ColoradoBricks
    I also put in Zone 8 prices for Priority Mail. Even living on the east coast, Zone 9 only applies to a few zipcodes in Guam. Lower zones are much cheaper. Sometimes it's unclear whether an order will fit in flat rate packaging, or in lighter non flat rate packaging which helps with a weight threshhold. Some of my buyers select 1st Class for orders well over a pound which makes the automatic estimate a moot point.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,731
    Just got an order from Guatemala for $15.



    It will cost over $200 for me to ship it there.



    What are the odds they'll pay?
    KingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    Both domestic and international, I often get orders where part value is much less than shipping, and I offer the cheapest option. $200 is crazy even for international postage from the US. did they select priority, express, something else expensive? try offering the cheaper 1st class price. Guatemala is Price Group 9 for 1st class - $13.50 half pound, $22.50 2 pounds, $33.50 3 pounds, $49.50 4 pounds (retail, commercial base for intl 1st class mail package is 5% off). Is it particularly big/heavy for the dollar value?
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,875
    A couple new ones on me
    one buyer sent me a payment that covered just the parts, not the S&H. yes I remembered to enter those in the order received page. still waiting for an answer on that.
    another wanted to add to their order so they submitted an order for the pieces they already ordered and the pieces they wanted to add. so batch 1 was duplicated. they went along with the item removal request and I just sent a message clarifying the invoice total is with the duplicates removed already.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258


    Just got an order from Guatemala for $15.



    It will cost over $200 for me to ship it there.



    What are the odds they'll pay?


    Er... what in the world are you shipping to get that sort of price estimate? 

    I wouldn't invoice that otherwise you'll be liable to get a negative for outlandish shipping fees. Unless I'm missing something here...
    KingAlanI
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