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The pricing thing happens when you part out a new set at the current average prices and the fail to click the correct buttons to consolidate the new lots with existing lots. It is a rookie mistake. Personally it does not bother me when I buy from other sellers, as I know why it occurs. But I will aim to fix it.
Re buying many small lots from my store. Feel free. Spend £100's !
@Hanzo shouldn't you check what your actual shipping costs are in your shipping company and make a table accordingly? I mean if you are american and using USPS then maybe the template is provided, but watch out or you'll be either overcharging or undercharging and losing money in the end.
I see some sellers not wanting to go through the hassle of taking pics, uploading, sending of some random set that a buyer that maybe doesn't want it and is just wasting time.
I don't see why you need sellers to make pictures of all the specific things in a store, everything is listed and then the listing takes the stock pic from the catalog automatically. I'm sure that if you want to ask for pics because you want to see the state of the box or something, sellers would be happy, but a big seller with nice feedback taking a pic just to prove they have it in inventory... well I can see why they could take it as "insulting". Would you ask an online retailer for a pic of their stock just to prove they actually have the product in hand?
Thanks for any advice bricksetters.
Meanwhile I've parted out 15x #41455, and already sold a lot of the rarer parts.
(And literally as I'm typing this, an e-mail notification pops up for another order. Man, today's been silly!)
Sales don't always turn into profit considering the cash that gets largely reinvested back into growing the stores stock.
Most of my storage is bags inside shoe boxes, grouped by category. Once that starts overflowing, I need to further subdivide the category. For example, basic 1x bricks (1x1, 1x2, 1x3, etc) all used to be inside the same box, later the 1x2 moved to a box of their own, and recently I split them into 2 boxes: monochrome+trans vs all the other colors.
It's a constant moving around of things. Not very time-efficient, but necessary due to the space constraints.
I've planned my storage system before I moved into parts business. 33-drawer units from aldi, and 0.6L, 1L, 2L food containers from asda , 4.7L "shoeboxes" from tesco and Really Useful Box towers with 7L and 12L drawers. Unopened sets go on metal shelves I got really cheap when BHS went under.
You can see some of it on my instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/brick.pulse
As you said the stock moves constantly from a smaller bin to a bigger then back to a small one but that's the only efficient way.
The fix is to remove all sets listed in category "LEGO promotional"