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 Author: pitz8008 View Messages Posted By pitz8008
 Posted: Mar 25, 2018 10:23
 Subject: Singing Bricklink's Praises
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pitz8008 (7183)

Location:  USA, Illinois
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Store: The Pitz Playhouse
I spent the better part of the day yesterday looking at comic book buying and
selling websites, baseball card buying and selling websites, misc. toy buy and
selling websites, and auction selling and fixed priced listing websites. As
much as I've always loved Bricklink, I never even realized how good we have
it here. I've heard it said many times how outdated Bricklink is with the
functionality and just looks of it. After being on 100's of websites yesterday,
Bricklink is head and shoulders above them all in functionality, use, and looks.

Amazon and Ebay are obviously the kings of the ecommerce websites. And I do find
it easier to browse on those sites than Bricklink. But it is far harder to sell.
I'm talking with the fees and the work that goes into listing your item.
And when it comes to the looks of the website. Well Bricklink's Carrie Underwood.
And obviously no one matches her looks.

There may be faults with this website. Personally, I'm not aware of any currently
but I know some of you are. But I honestly believe there is not an internet website
or community that has it better than us.

Thank-you Bricklink.
 Author: PurpleDave View Messages Posted By PurpleDave
 Posted: Mar 25, 2018 12:17
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PurpleDave (950)

Location:  USA, Michigan
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In General, pitz8008 writes:
  I spent the better part of the day yesterday looking at comic book buying and
selling websites, baseball card buying and selling websites, misc. toy buy and
selling websites, and auction selling and fixed priced listing websites. As
much as I've always loved Bricklink, I never even realized how good we have
it here. I've heard it said many times how outdated Bricklink is with the
functionality and just looks of it. After being on 100's of websites yesterday,
Bricklink is head and shoulders above them all in functionality, use, and looks.

For a few more weeks, sure. After that...

  Amazon and Ebay are obviously the kings of the ecommerce websites. And I do find
it easier to browse on those sites than Bricklink. But it is far harder to sell.
I'm talking with the fees and the work that goes into listing your item.
And when it comes to the looks of the website. Well Bricklink's Carrie Underwood.
And obviously no one matches her looks.

For just buying parts, I can't imagine the nightmare it would be to buy them
from any site that's not dedicated to LEGO resale, which is why it will be
a shame to not be able to shop here on Bricklink anymore after offsite Paypal
is defenestrated.

  There may be faults with this website. Personally, I'm not aware of any currently
but I know some of you are. But I honestly believe there is not an internet website
or community that has it better than us.

1. The site is frankencode that nobody working for Bricklink actually really
understands anymore. It was originally coded by Dan Jezek, but he passed away
without having anyone fully trained to understand how the site worked. It was
handed over to a guy named Eric, who was building up knowledge of the site's
base code, but then Bricklink was sold, Eric was let go, and his knowledge went
with him. Then Bricklink 2.0, the promised rewrite of the entire website, became
MocShop, which was a massive flop. The original Bricklink 2.0 became Bricklink
3.0, but it has been pushed back so many times that this post right here is probably
the first time it's been mentioned in these forums in over a year.

2. Offsite Paypal is the preferred method of payment in the US, at least, and
they're planning to boot it to the curb in a few weeks.

3. Communication has largely fallen by the wayside, and apparently asking questions
makes it less likely that they'll be answered.

I think that about explains the major issues.
 Author: tEoS View Messages Posted By tEoS
 Posted: Mar 25, 2018 12:27
 Subject: Re: Singing Bricklink's Praises
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tEoS (4960)

Location:  USA, Michigan
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Are you certain of this or just speculating?

I consider myself reasonably accommodating, yet no one has asked to use offsite
PayPal in my store and I've been using onsite for a while now. People have
asked for other things, though.

  2. Offsite Paypal is the preferred method of payment in the US,
 Author: chetzler View Messages Posted By chetzler
 Posted: Mar 25, 2018 12:46
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chetzler (1316)

Location:  USA, Minnesota
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Store: Lost Boys' Brick Shop
I am definitely not in the choir singing praises right now, but I also question
that assertion. Of my last 20 orders two-thirds were made using Instant Checkout
and onsite payment, and those came from buyers all across the feedback spectrum
(it's not just new members using it). I'd like to think I still would
have received those orders without IC, but there's really no way to know.
For the most part, using IC has made it easier for me and my buyers.

I still retain PayPal offsite as a payment method though, as I was lucky enough
to be grandfathered in, and I have no plans to stop offering it. If BrickLink
removes that option I will continue to make buyers aware that I will still accept
PayPal offsite in both my terms and my invoice, and I will provide a payment
link.

In General, tEoS writes:
  Are you certain of this or just speculating?

I consider myself reasonably accommodating, yet no one has asked to use offsite
PayPal in my store and I've been using onsite for a while now. People have
asked for other things, though.

  2. Offsite Paypal is the preferred method of payment in the US,
 
 Author: Teup View Messages Posted By Teup
 Posted: Mar 25, 2018 12:48
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Teup (4102)

Location:  Netherlands, Utrecht
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Store: The T-workshop
In General, tEoS writes:
  Are you certain of this or just speculating?

I consider myself reasonably accommodating, yet no one has asked to use offsite
PayPal in my store and I've been using onsite for a while now. People have
asked for other things, though.

  2. Offsite Paypal is the preferred method of payment in the US,

I'm not a US seller, but of the PayPal orders that I do get, none of them
are ever offsite. I had to check right now to see if I still had it at all, but
seems I do.
 Author: PurpleDave View Messages Posted By PurpleDave
 Posted: Mar 25, 2018 12:56
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PurpleDave (950)

Location:  USA, Michigan
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In General, tEoS writes:
  Are you certain of this or just speculating?

The vast majority of US-based stores that I end up browsing offer offsite Paypal,
even if they offer Onsite Paypal or Instant Checkout. The majority of those
stores _only_ offer offsite Paypal. Instant Checkout is a rarity, and people
are constantly complaining that they can't get Onsite Paypal to work properly.
New sellers keep asking how they can get set up to accept offsite Paypal, because
people tell them that's how they want to pay. So, do I have data? No.
But the same observations that lead me to believe that IBAN is the preferred
payment method in Europe point to offsite Paypal in the US.
 Author: FergH0va View Messages Posted By FergH0va
 Posted: Mar 25, 2018 12:28
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FergH0va (283)

Location:  USA, New Jersey
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Store: 16th Level Bricks
In General, pitz8008 writes:
  I spent the better part of the day yesterday looking at comic book buying and
selling websites, baseball card buying and selling websites, misc. toy buy and
selling websites, and auction selling and fixed priced listing websites. As
much as I've always loved Bricklink, I never even realized how good we have
it here. I've heard it said many times how outdated Bricklink is with the
functionality and just looks of it. After being on 100's of websites yesterday,
Bricklink is head and shoulders above them all in functionality, use, and looks.

Amazon and Ebay are obviously the kings of the ecommerce websites. And I do find
it easier to browse on those sites than Bricklink. But it is far harder to sell.
I'm talking with the fees and the work that goes into listing your item.
And when it comes to the looks of the website. Well Bricklink's Carrie Underwood.
And obviously no one matches her looks.

There may be faults with this website. Personally, I'm not aware of any currently
but I know some of you are. But I honestly believe there is not an internet website
or community that has it better than us.

Thank-you Bricklink.

Agreed. I also you the Pop Price Guide for my other hobby. Yikes!
 Author: wahiggin View Messages Posted By wahiggin
 Posted: Mar 26, 2018 09:46
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wahiggin (2015)

Location:  USA, Alabama
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Store: We-Like-It Bricks
In General, pitz8008 writes:
  I spent the better part of the day yesterday looking at comic book buying and
selling websites, baseball card buying and selling websites, misc. toy buy and
selling websites, and auction selling and fixed priced listing websites. As
much as I've always loved Bricklink, I never even realized how good we have
it here. I've heard it said many times how outdated Bricklink is with the
functionality and just looks of it. After being on 100's of websites yesterday,
Bricklink is head and shoulders above them all in functionality, use, and looks.

Amazon and Ebay are obviously the kings of the ecommerce websites. And I do find
it easier to browse on those sites than Bricklink. But it is far harder to sell.
I'm talking with the fees and the work that goes into listing your item.
And when it comes to the looks of the website. Well Bricklink's Carrie Underwood.
And obviously no one matches her looks.

There may be faults with this website. Personally, I'm not aware of any currently
but I know some of you are. But I honestly believe there is not an internet website
or community that has it better than us.

Thank-you Bricklink.

I have always thought it would be nice to have a BrickLink for other collectibles.
It would be perfect for baseball cards, comics, coins, and stamps.

Wesley
 Author: pitz8008 View Messages Posted By pitz8008
 Posted: Mar 26, 2018 17:01
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pitz8008 (7183)

Location:  USA, Illinois
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Store: The Pitz Playhouse
In General, wahiggin writes:
  In General, pitz8008 writes:
  I spent the better part of the day yesterday looking at comic book buying and
selling websites, baseball card buying and selling websites, misc. toy buy and
selling websites, and auction selling and fixed priced listing websites. As
much as I've always loved Bricklink, I never even realized how good we have
it here. I've heard it said many times how outdated Bricklink is with the
functionality and just looks of it. After being on 100's of websites yesterday,
Bricklink is head and shoulders above them all in functionality, use, and looks.

Amazon and Ebay are obviously the kings of the ecommerce websites. And I do find
it easier to browse on those sites than Bricklink. But it is far harder to sell.
I'm talking with the fees and the work that goes into listing your item.
And when it comes to the looks of the website. Well Bricklink's Carrie Underwood.
And obviously no one matches her looks.

There may be faults with this website. Personally, I'm not aware of any currently
but I know some of you are. But I honestly believe there is not an internet website
or community that has it better than us.

Thank-you Bricklink.

I have always thought it would be nice to have a BrickLink for other collectibles.
It would be perfect for baseball cards, comics, coins, and stamps.

Wesley


That's what I've always thought too. I guess putting the catalog together
would be quite difficult but I would have thought after 20 years of there being
the internet someone would have created a site for those collectibles by now.
There are a couple sites that I found like that for baseball cards and comics.
But nothing like Bricklink. It seems you can buy any comic or baseball card
you are looking for, but not sell them. Kind of like consignment websites where
you send a big company your stuff and they sell it for you. Great to buy on I
guess, but not to sell on. Ebay was the best site I found to sell those kinds
of things on
 Author: greenman View Messages Posted By greenman
 Posted: Mar 27, 2018 09:33
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Location:  Netherlands, Gelderland
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In General, wahiggin writes:
  In General, pitz8008 writes:
  I spent the better part of the day yesterday looking at comic book buying and
selling websites, baseball card buying and selling websites, misc. toy buy and
selling websites, and auction selling and fixed priced listing websites. As
much as I've always loved Bricklink, I never even realized how good we have
it here. I've heard it said many times how outdated Bricklink is with the
functionality and just looks of it. After being on 100's of websites yesterday,
Bricklink is head and shoulders above them all in functionality, use, and looks.

Amazon and Ebay are obviously the kings of the ecommerce websites. And I do find
it easier to browse on those sites than Bricklink. But it is far harder to sell.
I'm talking with the fees and the work that goes into listing your item.
And when it comes to the looks of the website. Well Bricklink's Carrie Underwood.
And obviously no one matches her looks.

There may be faults with this website. Personally, I'm not aware of any currently
but I know some of you are. But I honestly believe there is not an internet website
or community that has it better than us.

Thank-you Bricklink.

I have always thought it would be nice to have a BrickLink for other collectibles.
It would be perfect for baseball cards, comics, coins, and stamps.

Wesley

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