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 Author: hpoort View Messages Posted By hpoort
 Posted: Sep 20, 2019 13:53
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hpoort (383)

Location:  Netherlands, Groningen
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In Suggestions, ihave36paws writes:
  How can you change the Classic Layout. If you are going to make changes to things
it would be the new Layout.

We hate the way they removed the (My Order Note) line from under the order.

Now you have to travel way over to the right to see it, unless you have your
screen so small that you can't read it.

Please change it back.

At [My BL] [Settings] [My Order Settings] you can select how to show your order
notes: as icons, on the right or below each line.
 
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Sep 20, 2019 12:54
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calsbricks (5693)

Location:  United Kingdom, England
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In Suggestions, ihave36paws writes:
  How can you change the Classic Layout. If you are going to make changes to things
it would be the new Layout.

We hate the way they removed the (My Order Note) line from under the order.

Now you have to travel way over to the right to see it, unless you have your
screen so small that you can't read it.

Please change it back.

You can do that yourself here;


That is at the top of your ofrder detail page. Is that what you meant?
 
 Author: ihave36paws View Messages Posted By ihave36paws
 Posted: Sep 20, 2019 12:49
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ihave36paws (10699)

Location:  USA, Pennsylvania
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How can you change the Classic Layout. If you are going to make changes to things
it would be the new Layout.

We hate the way they removed the (My Order Note) line from under the order.

Now you have to travel way over to the right to see it, unless you have your
screen so small that you can't read it.

Please change it back.
 Author: Adjour View Messages Posted By Adjour
 Posted: Sep 18, 2019 11:45
 Subject: Re: Request a Quote
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Adjour (459)

Location:  USA, California
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In Suggestions, Hurt writes:
  In Suggestions, Adjour writes:
   (Except that one dude in Korea that keeps asking for quotes and then cancelling,
we are on three now I think lol)

Haha

May I suggest to also add gram (beside ounce) to your shipping table for international
shipment. Makes it easier if you don't need to use google to get an overview
of the weights

Hahaha, that is a good suggestion. I forget that not everyone uses "freedom units"


Funny I've never thought of that because I've often had the same frustration
when buying from European sellers, but in reverse.
 Author: Hurt View Messages Posted By Hurt
 Posted: Sep 18, 2019 10:31
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Hurt (268)

Location:  Austria, Wien
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In Suggestions, Adjour writes:
   (Except that one dude in Korea that keeps asking for quotes and then cancelling,
we are on three now I think lol)

Haha

May I suggest to also add gram (beside ounce) to your shipping table for international
shipment. Makes it easier if you don't need to use google to get an overview
of the weights
 Author: Adjour View Messages Posted By Adjour
 Posted: Sep 18, 2019 10:11
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Adjour (459)

Location:  USA, California
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Store: The Chili is a Bit Spicy
In Suggestions, kelmgo writes:
  I am after a few pieces to complete a few kits and am going from one checkout
to another, then to another and then cancelling the orders (before payment) because
the vendors haven't got the "Request a Quote" provision set up.
Clearly it would save a lot of stuffing around if you know the full cost incl
P&H before hand.
Even better - there should be a little icon or something next to the vendors
name to indicate whether they send quotes or not so you don't have to go
through the checkouts to find out right at the end.
This is what I'm experiencing in Australia


I like this idea.

My store allows for quotes and very few people use it. (Except that one dude
in Korea that keeps asking for quotes and then cancelling, we are on three now
I think lol)

I do get lots of messages from buyers asking for quotes even though I have some
pretty direct shipping tables. So it's obvious they haven't even made
a cart yet.

So all in all I think the quote system is underused or misunderstood by buyers.
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: Sep 18, 2019 04:22
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yorbrick (683)

Location:  United Kingdom, England
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In Suggestions, Brickwilbo writes:
  In Suggestions, kelmgo writes:
  I am after a few pieces to complete a few kits and am going from one checkout
to another, then to another and then cancelling the orders (before payment) because
the vendors haven't got the "Request a Quote" provision set up.

You can always use the Contact Store button and inquire about the shipping costs.

That doesn't necessarily work. There are light but high volume parts (like
some windscreens), so if you tell the seller the weight it can be misleading.

Then there are the sellers that have a shipping table based on weight, but refuse
to allow buyers to see the weight of a cart.

I'd like to see a "allows quotes" icon, or better still force all sellers
to allow quotes (better) or order cancellations (worse).
 Author: Teup View Messages Posted By Teup
 Posted: Sep 17, 2019 13:18
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Teup (4102)

Location:  Netherlands, Utrecht
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In Suggestions, MidwestBrick writes:
  In Suggestions, Teup writes:
  In Suggestions, kelmgo writes:
  I am after a few pieces to complete a few kits and am going from one checkout
to another, then to another and then cancelling the orders (before payment) because
the vendors haven't got the "Request a Quote" provision set up.
Clearly it would save a lot of stuffing around if you know the full cost incl
P&H before hand.
Even better - there should be a little icon or something next to the vendors
name to indicate whether they send quotes or not so you don't have to go
through the checkouts to find out right at the end.
This is what I'm experiencing in Australia

Part of what you suggest exists: Stores with a thunderbolt icon have instant
checkout, which means that you see the grand total before you order. There isn't
an icon to distinguish quote sellers from non-quote sellers, however. But even
if there would be such an icon, I'm not sure it would do sellers justice,
as a non quote seller may have a very clear table of shipping costs, which could
be just as good or better than asking a quote.

I disagree and think it is a valid request to include an icon so shoppers know
they can get a quote from that store immediately instead of having to look for
it or go through the check-out phase.

Using IC is impossible to hit on every scenario and even sometimes the IC may
work, but a buyer still wants to use the Quote system because maybe the IC is
charging too much. There is nothing wrong with a buyer double-checking to see
if their order actually fits in a cheaper shipping option than what IC is calculating.

Those are problems of IC.. but a relevant point because it makes the thunderbolt
misleading. Maybe the system should be made such that if an order doesn't
qualify for IC, the seller by definition has to quote.
My IC works properly: It works on every order and the calculations are correct.
It is always possible to make IC work (if nothing else, you could even charge
1 rate for all orders, after all). But I agree it is not always desirable, for
those sellers who have very significant and unpredictable shipping charge fluctuations
because of a complicated postal service. I expect most of them will have no obligations
against quoting, so an obligatory quote alternative should be ok.. that way,
the thunderbolt is not misleading.
 Author: MidwestBrick View Messages Posted By MidwestBrick
 Posted: Sep 17, 2019 12:58
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MidwestBrick (912)

Location:  USA, Wisconsin
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In Suggestions, Teup writes:
  In Suggestions, kelmgo writes:
  I am after a few pieces to complete a few kits and am going from one checkout
to another, then to another and then cancelling the orders (before payment) because
the vendors haven't got the "Request a Quote" provision set up.
Clearly it would save a lot of stuffing around if you know the full cost incl
P&H before hand.
Even better - there should be a little icon or something next to the vendors
name to indicate whether they send quotes or not so you don't have to go
through the checkouts to find out right at the end.
This is what I'm experiencing in Australia

Part of what you suggest exists: Stores with a thunderbolt icon have instant
checkout, which means that you see the grand total before you order. There isn't
an icon to distinguish quote sellers from non-quote sellers, however. But even
if there would be such an icon, I'm not sure it would do sellers justice,
as a non quote seller may have a very clear table of shipping costs, which could
be just as good or better than asking a quote.

I disagree and think it is a valid request to include an icon so shoppers know
they can get a quote from that store immediately instead of having to look for
it or go through the check-out phase.

Using IC is impossible to hit on every scenario and even sometimes the IC may
work, but a buyer still wants to use the Quote system because maybe the IC is
charging too much. There is nothing wrong with a buyer double-checking to see
if their order actually fits in a cheaper shipping option than what IC is calculating.
 Author: Brickwilbo View Messages Posted By Brickwilbo
 Posted: Sep 17, 2019 12:50
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Location:  Netherlands, Gelderland
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In Suggestions, kelmgo writes:
  I am after a few pieces to complete a few kits and am going from one checkout
to another, then to another and then cancelling the orders (before payment) because
the vendors haven't got the "Request a Quote" provision set up.

You can always use the Contact Store button and inquire about the shipping costs.

  Clearly it would save a lot of stuffing around if you know the full cost incl
P&H before hand.
Even better - there should be a little icon or something next to the vendors
name to indicate whether they send quotes or not so you don't have to go
through the checkouts to find out right at the end.
This is what I'm experiencing in Australia
 Author: Teup View Messages Posted By Teup
 Posted: Sep 17, 2019 12:38
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Teup (4102)

Location:  Netherlands, Utrecht
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Store: The T-workshop
In Suggestions, kelmgo writes:
  I am after a few pieces to complete a few kits and am going from one checkout
to another, then to another and then cancelling the orders (before payment) because
the vendors haven't got the "Request a Quote" provision set up.
Clearly it would save a lot of stuffing around if you know the full cost incl
P&H before hand.
Even better - there should be a little icon or something next to the vendors
name to indicate whether they send quotes or not so you don't have to go
through the checkouts to find out right at the end.
This is what I'm experiencing in Australia

Part of what you suggest exists: Stores with a thunderbolt icon have instant
checkout, which means that you see the grand total before you order. There isn't
an icon to distinguish quote sellers from non-quote sellers, however. But even
if there would be such an icon, I'm not sure it would do sellers justice,
as a non quote seller may have a very clear table of shipping costs, which could
be just as good or better than asking a quote.
 Author: kelmgo View Messages Posted By kelmgo
 Posted: Sep 17, 2019 12:33
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Location:  Australia, Western Australia
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Store: Kelmsales
I am after a few pieces to complete a few kits and am going from one checkout
to another, then to another and then cancelling the orders (before payment) because
the vendors haven't got the "Request a Quote" provision set up.
Clearly it would save a lot of stuffing around if you know the full cost incl
P&H before hand.
Even better - there should be a little icon or something next to the vendors
name to indicate whether they send quotes or not so you don't have to go
through the checkouts to find out right at the end.
This is what I'm experiencing in Australia
 Author: Teup View Messages Posted By Teup
 Posted: Sep 15, 2019 14:24
 Subject: Re: Search setting: seller location filter
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Location:  Netherlands, Utrecht
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In Suggestions, Nowaker writes:
  I'm interested to see offers from United States only.

Each time I'm on a hunt for something, I have to open the filtering options
and select selector location United States.

Please make it possible to set a default filter for all searches. It should be
available here: https://www.bricklink.com/searchSettings.asp?viewFrom=P

This will improve the shopping experience immensely.

Thank you.
-Nowaker

If it would make that much difference, it sounds like you are constantly searching
US only. While I get that it is useful to filter on your own country some of
the time, are you sure that you never want to order something from sellers
in other countries? From what I understood US shipping is expensive, there are
no import duties (correct me if I'm wrong), you don't have to pay VAT,
so ordering abroad can get you some pretty good deals. You might be blocking
out a huge part of Bricklink that could have just what you are looking for.
 Author: calsbricks View Messages Posted By calsbricks
 Posted: Sep 15, 2019 10:19
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calsbricks (5693)

Location:  United Kingdom, England
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Store: CalsBricks
In Suggestions, Brickman4you writes:
  In Suggestions, calsbricks writes:
  In Suggestions, Nowaker writes:
  I'm interested to see offers from United States only.

Each time I'm on a hunt for something, I have to open the filtering options
and select selector location United States.

Please make it possible to set a default filter for all searches. It should be
available here: https://www.bricklink.com/searchSettings.asp?viewFrom=P

This will improve the shopping experience immensely.

Thank you.
-Nowaker

Capability already exists

https://www.bricklink.com/searchAdvanced.asp

How to save these check boxes so they default? That is how I understood the
question.

You are right - missed that. Ignore my response.
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Location:  USA, California
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In Suggestions, calsbricks writes:
  In Suggestions, Nowaker writes:
  I'm interested to see offers from United States only.

Each time I'm on a hunt for something, I have to open the filtering options
and select selector location United States.

Please make it possible to set a default filter for all searches. It should be
available here: https://www.bricklink.com/searchSettings.asp?viewFrom=P

This will improve the shopping experience immensely.

Thank you.
-Nowaker

Capability already exists

https://www.bricklink.com/searchAdvanced.asp

How to save these check boxes so they default? That is how I understood the
question.
 
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Location:  United Kingdom, England
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In Suggestions, Nowaker writes:
  I'm interested to see offers from United States only.

Each time I'm on a hunt for something, I have to open the filtering options
and select selector location United States.

Please make it possible to set a default filter for all searches. It should be
available here: https://www.bricklink.com/searchSettings.asp?viewFrom=P

This will improve the shopping experience immensely.

Thank you.
-Nowaker

Capability already exists

https://www.bricklink.com/searchAdvanced.asp
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Location:  USA, Texas
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I'm interested to see offers from United States only.

Each time I'm on a hunt for something, I have to open the filtering options
and select selector location United States.

Please make it possible to set a default filter for all searches. It should be
available here: https://www.bricklink.com/searchSettings.asp?viewFrom=P

This will improve the shopping experience immensely.

Thank you.
-Nowaker
 Author: HallBricks View Messages Posted By HallBricks
 Posted: Sep 14, 2019 08:36
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Location:  Sweden, Västra Götaland
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In Suggestions, hpoort writes:
  Have you ever thought about it's complexity? See Tom Scott's YouTube
episode about implementing time zones in programming:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5wpm-gesOY

Hans-Peter

Yeah, it might be quite complicated the very first time it's dealt with.
I'm not a programmer so I don't really know, but I that this problem
has been solved on many, many, other websites and I'm sure it could be implemented
on BrickLink as well.
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 Posted: Sep 13, 2019 10:20
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Location:  Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen
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First: Is this the right part of the forum to suggest features for stud.io? Where
else can I contact developers file bugs, propose features etc?

I think it would be nice to be able to import a sketch, drawing, photo as a background
plane (either xy-plane, one of the three or freely positioned) and scale it to
your needs. I think this would help me designing models way more easily if I
can base it on a drawing, blueprint, etc.

Any opinions on that?

-Kaiser
 Author: Teup View Messages Posted By Teup
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Location:  Netherlands, Utrecht
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In Suggestions, SylvainLS writes:
  In Suggestions, hpoort writes:
  In Suggestions, HallBricks writes:
  It would be great if I could change the time zone on BrickLink. Maybe not the
most necessary feature, but it feels like it wouldn't be that difficult of
a thing to implement.

Have you ever thought about it's complexity?

Very simple: everything is stored in UTC and presented in a local/chosen TZ.

The UTC → local TZ conversion is done with a standard, well tested library.

There. The complexity is outsourced.

Besides, it’s just about presentation. Official times are those in the database,
on the server, in UTC.


  See Tom Scott's YouTube
episode about implementing time zones in programming:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5wpm-gesOY

I stopped watching after he began talking about DST (“autumn in England”).

And that’s absurd. He talks about a programmer who:
1. doesn’t know what TZs are,
2. adds cases one by one instead of, finally, learning what’s it about,
3. and thus reinvents the wheel, spoke by spoke.

Yes, timezones are complex (and involve politics, therefore also totally insane)
and that’s why you don’t cobble up something in your garage.

Yes, timezones change frequently (remember, politics), but you just update the
TZ data the library uses.

One could do the same kind of video about 3D geometry or any other complex or
complicated but already well known feature.


Just showing a given UTC time in a chosen TZ should be easy peasy.

I thought it would be a sarcastic video. As you say, there's really no need
to reinvent the wheel, this has been done so many times over there must be plenty
of resources you can use very easily.
BrickOwl has timezones, other market platforms have timezones, forums have timezones,
social media have timezones.. and it all works without issues. Bricklink is really
the odd one out.

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