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 Author: greenman View Messages Posted By greenman
 Posted: Dec 10, 2017 04:49
 Subject: Re: Prepare for Battle with BrickArms!
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greenman (19618)

Location:  Netherlands, Gelderland
Member Since Contact Type Status Collage
Aug 24, 2000 Contact Member Seller
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Store: BRICKTIVITY - 75% SALE !!
Big advantage for BrickLink: the loyalty of it's members to
the LEGO Brand

Big DISadvantage for BrickLink: the loyalty of it's members
to the LEGO Brand .....


At the conference in Cologne, where you told us about these long-term plans,
all mayor sellers encouraged you to think better about it.
You didn't.

Due to the Website- and policy-changes of the past 1,5 year, all mayor sellers
have encountered a huge loss on sales. From most of us your monthly revenue dropped
to 50% or less!! Thus missing 1000's of Dollars every month.

But we have to sell the millions of parts from our warehouses! If BrickLink is
not listening to years of experience, you force us to wire our fees to
BrickOwl, BrickScout and others.

I've changed my store Name, to show my commitment to the best Brand
in the World: LEGO

Klaas
 Author: greenman View Messages Posted By greenman
 Posted: Oct 1, 2017 17:51
 Subject: Re: Magic Magnus Mystery October – Win 50€ Coupon
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 Topic: Announce
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Location:  Netherlands, Gelderland
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Store: BRICKTIVITY - 75% SALE !!
10181

At least, I did a lot...

- Klaas
 Author: greenman View Messages Posted By greenman
 Posted: Apr 14, 2017 18:18
 Subject: Re: Over 4 million (!) standard parts 20-70% SALE
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Location:  Netherlands, Gelderland
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Store: BRICKTIVITY - 75% SALE !!
In Announce, greenman writes:
  Check it out!

All Bricks, Plates, Slopes and everything else you need to fulfill your daily
LEGO addict: at least 20% off, also the many bulk packages we offer.

On the start page of Bricktivity you find extreme sharp offers, in large Bulk
quantities. Suitible for resale.

Have fun!
Klaas

Ongoing during Easter!
Due to huge demand I have added 12.000 standard 2x4 bricks in popular colors.

Nice to know: thousands of Minifigs will enter the SALE within a day. Up to 35%
!!

Happy Easter everybody.
Klaas
 Author: greenman View Messages Posted By greenman
 Posted: Apr 6, 2017 18:36
 Subject: Over 4 million (!) standard parts 20-70% SALE
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Location:  Netherlands, Gelderland
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Store: BRICKTIVITY - 75% SALE !!
Check it out!

All Bricks, Plates, Slopes and everything else you need to fulfill your daily
LEGO addict: at least 20% off, also the many bulk packages we offer.

On the start page of Bricktivity you find extreme sharp offers, in large Bulk
quantities. Suitible for resale.

Have fun!
Klaas
 Author: greenman View Messages Posted By greenman
 Posted: Mar 24, 2017 11:32
 Subject: Re: Buyer claims figures are scratched
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 Topic: Problem Order
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Location:  Netherlands, Gelderland
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The figures were in the plastic bag sorrounded by paper instructions so thay
can not move up and down. All accessories were in different bag. This bags were
than put in the protected bubble envelope provided by the post.
Buyer has paid for insurrance if any figure is really demaged, this should be
covered this way.

Hmm, painful lesson I once also learned:
Never, NEVER, NEVER EVER send minifigs in a bubble mailer! Use a cardbox which
will fit as lettermail.

...when Your shipment lands on the Bottom of a mailbag, the pressure of mail
lying on top of the bubble mailer is terrible high.
Besides, ever seen how transport is done of mailbags? Throwing them around etc.

Refund the buyer, and change your shop Terms to ´No Figs Without Box´ or so...

(check the terms in my Shop, feel free to Copy & Paste these)

Klaas
 Author: greenman View Messages Posted By greenman
 Posted: Jan 25, 2017 15:06
 Subject: Re: Start Blow-out SALE with over 550.000 parts !
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Location:  Netherlands, Gelderland
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the Doors are sold out.

  Klaas
 Author: greenman View Messages Posted By greenman
 Posted: Jan 25, 2017 14:52
 Subject: Re: EU wholesale partner needed (€300k+ /year)
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 Topic: Searching
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greenman (19618)

Location:  Netherlands, Gelderland
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Store: BRICKTIVITY - 75% SALE !!
In Searching, kockou writes:
  Hi all,

I am one of the owners of a LEGO monobrand store/website in one of the European
countries (location not disclosed for business protection). Our relationship
with the current exclusive distributor for our country has gone sideways and
we need to find a new one. TLG isn't really helpful and they are not interested
in doing business directly with anyone on our market as it is "undeveloped".

My question is does any of you know of any good LEGO wholesale distributors in
EU (Austria, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic or close by)? Our initial order
would be in a €40-50k range and yearly approx. €300k.

I know it's super weird to post this question here, but investigating options
as we need this problem fixed asap.

Thanks much all.

Cheers!

Try the main distributer in Germany: VEDES
You order value is ok for them.

- Klaas
 Author: greenman View Messages Posted By greenman
 Posted: Jan 25, 2017 14:27
 Subject: Start Blow-out SALE with over 550.000 parts !
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Location:  Netherlands, Gelderland
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Store: BRICKTIVITY - 75% SALE !!
This is a message for Sellers I guess...

While making our Warehouse Inventory more then a half-million parts popped
up that should go FAST.

So, go check it out, it´s all in Bulk bags of 500-2500 !

Rock bottom low prices. If you resell with a 100% profit, your price will
be on top in the Price Guide.

The first batch is listed on my landing page, but searching with the word SALE
also works fine.
Searching with the word BULK is also interesting, don´t forget to check
that out too!

Our normal (recently updated) Shop Terms apply for payment and shipment of course.

Happy shopping!
Klaas
 Author: greenman View Messages Posted By greenman
 Posted: Nov 24, 2016 19:14
 Subject: Re: SPECIAL DEATH STAR 2 I WANT TO TRADE
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 Topic: Trades
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Location:  Netherlands, Gelderland
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Store: BRICKTIVITY - 75% SALE !!
In Trades, legoman77 writes:
  In Trades, qwertyboy writes:
  In Trades, SylvainLS writes:
  In Trades, tEoS writes:
  Success is an interesting term and each of us measure it in different ways.
To apply it so broadly is simply naive and often reveals the character of an
individual.

This thread is very successful

Not to mention entertaining!

This is the first time in a while that I have seen JohnP and Thor posting in
the same thread.

Niek.

Every once in a while I come out from beneath my rock.
John P

Oh, oh, you guys are so mean to this OP!
I love his posts!
You only have to read them backwards, from bottom to top. Then everything makes
sense!


....sometimes this Forum is really amusing!!

Klaas
 Author: greenman View Messages Posted By greenman
 Posted: May 15, 2014 06:16
 Subject: Inventory Change Request for Set 60010-1
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 Topic: Inventories Requests (Entry)
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Location:  Netherlands, Gelderland
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Please make changes to the following inventory:
 
Set No: 60010  Name: Fire Helicopter - (Undetermined Version)
* 
60010-1 Fire Helicopter - (Undetermined Version)
2013
Sets: Town: City: Fire
Marked for Deletion

* Delete 1 Part 3029 Black Plate 4 x 12

Comments from Submitter:
This 4x12 black Plate does NOT exist in this set.
**Klaas**
 Author: greenman View Messages Posted By greenman
 Posted: Aug 15, 2013 17:46
 Subject: Re: BL2 Inventory Improvements
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In Suggestions, QCBricks writes:
  In Suggestions, SimplyBricks writes:
  Hazel and I were discussing things we'd like to see changed for BL2 and inventories
and I've already submitted this suggestion privately, but I'd like to
gauge the opinions of the inventory submitters on it.

When LEGO bring out new themes and sets, there are very often a lot of new parts
and figs that go along with it. At the moment the inventory submitters adds
the new parts to the catalog and then completes the inventory and should make
a note of all the missing pieces pending approval in the catalog in the notes
section.

However, completing the inventory then relies on the manual process of the submitter
or the IA keeping an eye out for when those parts are approved and then completing
the inventory.

I propose the following:
When new parts are pending approval into the catalog they CAN be included in
the inventory, but the system recognises them as not approved and consequently
disables the function to approve the inventory. The inventory can be updated
still by the submitter or IA but until all of the parts are approved (or the
non-approved ones deleted from the inventory); the inventory can not be approved.

To go with this where will also be a count of how many pending approval parts
there are for a particular inventory which will update when a part is approved.

If a part in the inventory is then rejected from the catalog a message to the
IA and submitter is auto generated by the system so that we can follow up on
it.


I have also requested that a flag be added to inventory submissions form to show
whether the inventory is complete or incomplete and if incomplete then the submitter
MUST add information to the notes field detailing why it is incomplete and if
they are still working on it.

Incomplete entries will automatically be disabled from being approved until flagged
as complete.

Inventories with items pending approval into the catalog will automatically be
flagged as incomplete.

Looking at my list of pending approval inventories, the sets with items pending
approval for the catalog appear to be the biggest reason for being not approved
so I think if we can have these new features this will help us all a bit.


Emma

Seems reasonable given the large amount of new molds. If 500 new molds are being
released a year, it is tough to allow all of that to jam up the inventory submission
process.

I think that another important component is that some of this is going to need
to be crowdsourced. As it stands now some of the inventories and part approvals
sit waiting for the submitter to make changes and updates or to add photos, but
there is no real reason that everyone shouldn't be able to chip in if possible.
I understand the "credit" issue, but BL may have to move away from that system
(or allow for dual/partial credit).

IA's would still make final approvals, but allow the community to get the
items and inventories to that point.

Scott

I agree very much with both of you. Emma and I discussed this already in person.
The credit issue should not be an ´issue´ at all:
This whole fantastic Database is a community thing, created by ´us´ for everyone.
Having personal ´credits´ has nothing to do with ´community´...
For me personally it´s quite simple: I am a parts seller, and if I have an early
copy (well, many...) of a set, I want to sell the parts a.s.a.p.
That means I put some time and effort in it to get the new parts inventoried
and pictured as fast as possible.
Credit for that work? Who cares? The pics and parts must be visible and known
because I want to sell them!
So, at the bottom line I inventory sets for ´myself´ first, which benefits the
community too.... be all honest and think about that....

Klaas
 Author: greenman View Messages Posted By greenman
 Posted: Mar 4, 2012 17:35
 Subject: Re: Remove 3 digit pricing for prices over $0.10
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greenman (19618)

Location:  Netherlands, Gelderland
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I already do that, for all my prices. It does not help you.

Practical problem:
I have a VAT enabled shop.
If anybody ´non EU´ enters my shop, he/she looks at prices without VAT. Dutch
VAT is 19%, and a 2 digit price minus VAT is often a 3 or more digit price.

My 2 cents
(minus VAT) = my 1.6806722 cents

Klaas