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 Author: TheBrickGuys View Messages Posted By TheBrickGuys
 Posted: Jul 4, 2019 00:49
 Subject: Re: Many 500 errors today :(
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TheBrickGuys (8923)

Location:  USA, California
Member Since Contact Type Status
Dec 18, 2010 Contact Member Seller
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In General, Stuart9 writes:
  Thanks for checking and your offer but I'm sure the orders must be ok.

Don't understand my problem as I've tried a tablet and two different
iPads, one tablet and one iPad ( Chrome ) at home, not working.


I always have the issues you mentioned but only when I use chrome. Are you having
the issues when using other browsers?

Jim
 Author: TheBrickGuys View Messages Posted By TheBrickGuys
 Posted: Jun 21, 2019 23:04
 Subject: Re: Anybody want to cooperate?
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Location:  USA, California
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  Bricklink's last known income 2017/18 was approximately £1.3M That is based
on 4500 orders per day at £25 per order and a net 'fee charge' of 3%
of the total revenue going through the site. So in simple terms 4500 x 365 x
25 X 3% = £1.23M

I think the main reason BL has not done nearly as much with BrickLink as most
of us would like to see done is highlighted in what you have brought out here
about the total BL brought in as revenue for the years of 2017/18 which translated
in USD is about 1.5 million dollars.

1.5 mill just does not go very far especially when you consider that he had to
probably pay at least 10 mill for the site when he bought it so if he applied
just $250,000.00 per year to pay that back then that leave only 1.25 mill to
pay for all the operating expenses to run BL.

Let's take a little time to break this down a little.

So for starters, to help put this in perspective... Sense you know programming,
what does a decent programmer make a year? How many do you think are needed to
run BL?

Jim
 Author: TheBrickGuys View Messages Posted By TheBrickGuys
 Posted: Jun 20, 2019 21:10
 Subject: Re: Forced to issue NSS for AFOL design programme
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Location:  USA, California
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In Help, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Help, FireStarToys writes:
  Have been absolutely shocked at the poor level of customer support for a missing
AFOL designer programme set. Tracking has not updated for over a month (16th
May) and confirms the package never left the USA, just that it has been prepared
for shipment. I ordered two sets and the other arrived within 2 weeks. This package
was supposedly sent 5 weeks ago.

I sent a email on the 7th June to customersupport@bricklink.com and got a ticket
number, then no response???? Sent more emails and still no response!

Have been forced to issue a NSS and finally got a response 2 days later which
completely ignored the original message showing the tracking confirms the parcel
never left the USA? They just said that they "suspect" it's stuck in customs?
How can it be stuck in UK custom if it never left the USA and parcelforce tracking
in the UK also says it has not left the USA.

Last message I left on the NSS was 4 days ago and still no update?

I have received two other AFOL design programme sets and was blown away by how
good they are, but this complete lack of help and support when things go wrong
has been shocking from bricklink.

Can someone from admin PLEASE look into this and either issue a refund or send
a replacement set.
Order ID# 11081679

Tracking information for FIMS is not complete. It only shows the last station
in which it was scanned. Your package could very well be waiting at your local
post office with a customs bill attached. We have seen this several times where
one package will get through, but charges are placed on the second.

Going along with this, I have sent packages to customers where the tracking info
does not change until the day it is delivered, meaning that they were not scanned
all along the way except by the last postman when they were out for delivery.
I would definitely check you post office (or where ever they hold customs packages
in your country).

Jim
 Author: TheBrickGuys View Messages Posted By TheBrickGuys
 Posted: Jun 5, 2019 11:50
 Subject: Re: Unknown part #10
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 Topic: Catalog Identification
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In Catalog Identification, bricks.steine writes:
  Hello Community,

I found this part in a box with some LEGO parts that are not so familiar to me
(Scala / Belville).

As I could not identify this part, I want to ask the community if it could be
LEGO or not - before I throw it to the dust bin.

Thanks

Stefan

Looking at all the pictures I dont recognize any of them. I cant say for sure
but I dont think any are Lego. Plus, I think if any were Lego then there would
have been a comment or two pointing them out in the catalog by some of the community
here that are faster than jackrabbits at finding catalog entries.

Jim
 Author: TheBrickGuys View Messages Posted By TheBrickGuys
 Posted: Jun 4, 2019 10:35
 Subject: Re: Extremely Excess Seller Fee's
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In Problem, legoman77 writes:
  In Problem, popsicle writes:
  In Problem, legoman77 writes:
  In Problem, popsicle writes:
  In Problem, legoman77 writes:
  In Problem, popsicle writes:
  In Problem, randyf writes:
  In Problem, popsicle writes:
  In Problem, Teup writes:
  In Problem, popsicle writes:
  To those that have piled-on excessively; this is not a fraudster that needs to
be called out, it's your fellow BL member!

-Cory

What a strange thing to say. If we'd consider all fraudsters "fellow BL members",
the forum sure would be a cozy place but the marketplace would be pretty much
game over. Especially with the admins not stepping in.
I kind of agree shaming isn't good, but in a context of persistently nothing
being done against this kind of fraud (hidden charges = fraud), warning each
other in the forum is all we've got. Besides, it's not personal shaming
as much as warning other potential buyers for a shop - not a person - with bad
business practise.

Let me get down there where you're at, as you've conveniently left out
the portion of my post that interrupts your feeding...

Yeah, you had issues with the seller, in a private transaction! So you
name and shame your disgruntlement? I guess it's fine to do if it's disguised
as the sentiment "for the good of the community" Disingenuous motivation.


So I guess you're going with the "for the good of the community" sentiment?

Not too transparent, are you?

I'm going to leave you to the likeminded, for now. I feel the need to shower.

You constantly want people to share their opinions in the forum, claiming that
freedom of speech is of utmost importance to you. However, when people share
their opinions and they are not to your liking, you feel the need to disparage
them and belittle their opinions. And I wonder why people don't want to share
their opinions in the forum... SMH

Sharing honest opinions unhindered, I champion. But this mob mentality is something
entirely different. If you can't see that, Randy, or so see it and choose
to conflate the two for your own reasons, do so.

-Cory

How was your shower?

Going to get to it now. Just got back from the gym with my son, is the actual
need for the shower

Remember, exercise is bad for you. It makes you tired and it makes you sweat.
John P

You're are the best, John! Always a smile for others.

I tried to tell my son just that about exercise. He didn't buy. He wants
to bulk up for the ladies this summer

Thank you. I was a runner for many years until I got old. Ran eight marathons
among a great deal of other races. I miss it so much. When the time came I
wanted to die at the hands of some 20 year old’s irate husband while running
away with my clothes in my hands.
John P
  
  
  
Have some online demands of me, then the long hot soaking.

Well not only is your body going but now your mind is going too, you just posted
the same thing twice.

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