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Maybe list your haves and wants in a marketplace post, you never know.
Listed 9 #41591
Walmart.com had it for about $7, not worth it by itself but a good throw in for free shipping. While checking prices, I figured I may as well actually list the ones I got in store for $2.50.
Bought them off eBay for about $37 which is great compared to the $1 per 100 I’ve been getting them for.
One buyer said he couldn't order because the site said the package was too large and asked for a bypass password. I didn't think I had anything to bypass, but I set a password anyway. I think the problem was BL overestimating the size of polybags. Got rid of all my #30425 at a slight loss. It happens. I had the same bulk discount I do on parts but without the margin. I can have trouble flipping sets even besides this.
Got 4 more 70372, fully sorted and listed all 88, organized the rest of my nexo shield inventory too
Continued sorting some small sets that I had stopped in the middle of awhile ago.
I'm not sure whether declared value for customs includes shipping, apparently it depends on the receiving country. IMHO it makes sense to list just item price and customs can add postage value if that's how their country handles it. Heck, listing grand total could lead to postage being double counted that way.
Opened 4 #41232, recycled boxes and instruction booklets, but haven't sorted much further.
Listed leftovers from the #41129 I built, which prompted me to finish sorting the one I parted out awhile ago. By the time I finished to clear my desk I was up awfully late even for me working on orders.
From clearance S17 - 6 Hot Dog Vendor, 6 Veterinarian, 4 Corn Cob Guy, 4 Gourmet Chef, 3 Surfer, 3 Frenchman, 2 Butterfly Girl
Inventory mistakes happen, sometimes I'm a couple short, but this time the entire lot was missing. The buyer did agree to an order item removal request. Once a buyer canceled, a couple other times I had to get a replacement.
If you're near upstate South Carolina and would like about a zillion Sterilite drawers and containers, let me know and we'll work something out. Here's a shot of an older setup; shelves can be included too:
Added a S17 Highwayman, also, from TLNM - 3 Kai Kendo, 2 Misako, 2 Master Wu, 3 Gong & Guitar Rocker, Lloyd, Sushi Chef, Cole, Zane, breakfast Lloyd, Octopus, 2 Volcano Garmadon, 2 Jay Walker, 4 Flashback Garmadon, Angler, Great White
I've been sorting 41232, some I bought recently and finishing some I bought awhile ago. Not progressing as fast as I'd like. I plan to do similar with #41231 next and don't want the 41232 bags in the way. I won't list more stuff til I finish sorting it.
Mine have dried up completely, and I haven't done any significant change.
Just turned on Instant Checkout yesterday, thinking that not having it might have been pushing customers away. Too early to tell if it'll make a difference...
brickowl however is a different story! I would say brickowl sales outnumber bricklink sales by at least 3 to 1 might be as much as 4 to 1.
Is BO easier or harder to use than BL?
Pretty easy, took me an evening, including syncing 4,000 odd lots with bricksync. Setting up shipping methods was the most time consuming part.
Listed 46 more TLNM CMFs and lowered prices slightly. They're selling pretty well already.
Finally got through 20 #41231, which went relatively quickly, reminded of 48 #10704 except more colors at once so need more storage containers out at once. Speaking of which, I'm finally getting back to sorting those, albeit slowly.
Listed many BrickHeadz, 1 #71221, extras from sets I built, a bunch of old Bionicle masks and pins, and a handful of used parts
Sorted a lot of things I'd already listed.
you need ‘bricksync’ software which copies your inventory across and then keeps both sites up to date.
I wouldnt say brickowl is any easier or harder to use then bricklink - just different! Both sites have their pros and cons!
Since last I posted a decent amount of orders came through, back to the levels I'm used to seeing. But the split between BO and BL is very much in favor of BO now, as @alexwil noted.
About BL's Instant Checkout, the first 2 orders went through fine.
I'm currently going through a re-pricing of everything in the store, just to keep my prices close to the average.
@asrfarinha I'm constantly repricing inventory to stay a bit below average (or no higher than average if I've sold some before), and get on the first page of results for that part and color new in the US
Usually the shipping estimates work, so instant checkout is something I'll at least consider eventually, and dual selling on BrickOwl doesn't sound too painful. Yet I don't want to get too busy especially since I also have a regular job.
I'm clearing out my used parts ( 15% off already) AND an extra 10% off coupon
for those that message me here or on bricklink
Here is my store!
Thank you all for your support and orders!
- Bricks on bricks
My sales volume is up a bit for the month, and I haven't bought so much new inventory.
I occasionally get orders for a few hundred dollars, but never one for several hundred. I got my first complicated order in awhile, 125 lots $28. At least the buyer understands that might take a few days. Lately when not filling orders I've mostly been working on non-LEGO projects; I need to get back to the set 10704 brown bags.
Full details here:
Thanks for looking!
I got too busy with BL for awhile. I'm carrying on with what I already have, but haven't been buying and listing new inventory like I used to.I'm scaling back one of my non-LEGO hobbies
Listed a Vacation Joker
Got some tubs at WalMart with black and pink lids, colors I haven't seen at Target. Maybe I'll sort those colors from 10704 next.
On the plus side, I've had plenty of time to part out sets and add more stuff to the store. Just went past 200k parts!
On another note I finally set up auto checkout for international orders, have received a lot of (small) letter rate orders which are now making up about 30% of my total orders. International orders would have been lucky to be 5%-10% of my total orders previously.
Generally, do Cons have any bearing order-wise for your stores?
Best part is when a payment comes after going out or about to leave. Sometimes I can't make a 2nd trip or stay around, sometimes I'm busy whether with other aspects of store or something else entirely.
In general, this can be a very busy or very slow business.
I don't want to put off store tasks for too long but I don't want to get stressed out doing nothing else.
Let's see if you can swamp me with orders...
My sneaky tip for you sellers: wait a few hours to send an invoice.
I put in two orders this morning. The first seller had automatic checkout. I’m still waiting for the invoice of the second order but... my second order has grown quite a few times over the course of the day.
Bricklink is like Pringles!
Got another Swimsuit Batman which I listed. Also a few dozen S18 (no Policeman or brick suit buy/girl), listings coming soon
Additional quantities, often with price cuts (31) - 1 Cole, 1 Flashback Garmadon, 4 GPL Tech, 4 Jay Walker, 5 Kai Kendo, 3 Master Wu, 3 Misako, N-POP Girl, Shark Army Angler, Shark Army Great White, 5 Zane, 2 Gong & Guitar Rocker
Figures I didn't have in stock (19) - 4 Lloyd Garmadon, Volcano Garmadon, 5 Spinjutsu Training Nya, 6 Lloyd, 3 Shark Army General #1
I sell CMFs "Opened, not assembled, packaging not included." I added the clarification "Comes with stand and accessories."
I had that happen with an open S10 box that had 43 Skydivers...
Sometimes when a store gets multiple cases the dregs are condensed into one tray, sounds like that happened with those S10 Skydivers
Context - @SumoLego found TLNM CMF on clearance and passed along the deal to me. He thought there were 2 N-POP Girls. I'm surprised there were any left. I wasn't worried since the price was so good anyway.
Its pretty amazing that they are ignoring everyone's real concerns about PFM and apparently don't have the desire to defend the change. I hadn't, however, realised they were actively censoring dissent until just now.
C'est la vie.
While I'm here, I added some bargain unsorted lots to my store earlier today, and reduced 1,000s of minifig parts which are now at 50% off 6-month average. I've sold plenty of them already but a few are left, take a look.
2 more N-Pop Girls and a TLBM S1 Vacation Batman. My garbage and recycling is full of CMF packaging
I thought I was done listing BrickHeadz, then I got a bunch of Finns on clearance at TRU, also some Wonder Woman and Aquaman at WalMart. Still working on those. Because the theme has so many shared lots, it's not so difficult to handle small quantities of several different ones.
The other thing of course is that BL clearly plan to take their fee from every transaction as it goes through. But what about those orders paid by IBAN and other offsite payments? Are the fees for those still collected monthly or somehow collected from PFM orders? The bookkeeping for businesses here could become messy, particularly in the UK (and possibly other countries) where there are two different accounting methods.
I'll be permanently closing my BL store if they force me to switch PayPal (onsite) to PFM. It's that simple for me. Otherwise I'm agreeing that a faceless, anonymous company can do what they want with my money.