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Well, I just found this empty thread and my question is relating to this so...
I want to start using Bricklink. I have an account and know how to search for items and everything but the one thing I don't understand is...
How much does to postage cost?
I assume it varies depending on what your buying but how can you tell how much it is before you buy the items?
Thanks.
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| June 10, 2012, 4:15 pm
Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Well, I just found this empty thread and my question is relating to this so...
I want to start using Bricklink. I have an account and know how to search for items and everything but the one thing I don't understand is...
How much does to postage cost?
I assume it varies depending on what your buying but how can you tell how much it is before you buy the items?
Thanks.
--Blast--



Remember if you are buying from America, stuff will have handling fees.
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| June 10, 2012, 4:22 pm
Quoting The Essence Of Randomness .


Remember if you are buying from America, stuff will have handling fees.

I'd only buy stuff in the UK.
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| June 11, 2012, 10:54 am
There's an option to show the weight of your purchase. You can then check the postage fees on the splash page and get an idea of how much it will cost. I did a review of how much I was spending on postage, handling, insurance, etc. as a percentage of part spend. If I remember tomorrow, I'll have a look for it and give you a rough overall idea.
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| June 27, 2012, 6:34 pm
What is Bricklink? Is it trustworthy? How does it work? I have a TON of questions on Bricklink, if anyone is willing to answer them, that would be great.
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| June 27, 2012, 7:35 pm
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Quoting Netro .
What is Bricklink? Is it trustworthy? How does it work? I have a TON of questions on Bricklink, if anyone is willing to answer them, that would be great.


Bricklink is a unique web site that hosts sellers of Lego products, specializing in individual elements, much like Lego Pick-A-Brick, but with a much greater diversity of parts. There are hundreds of sellers from all over the globe, that offer everything from out-of-production items, to sets, to figs, and even some customized items.

It's about as trustworthy as you can get. In the 5 years that I've been collecting Lego, probably 90% or more of my collection has been from sellers on Bricklink, and I've never (knock on wood) had a problem.

Check it out when you get some time, and if you have some specific questions, I'll try to keep an eye on this thread to answer them.

http://www.bricklink.com/


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| June 27, 2012, 8:44 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

Bricklink is a unique web site that hosts sellers of Lego products, specializing in individual elements, much like Lego Pick-A-Brick, but with a much greater diversity of parts. There are hundreds of sellers from all over the globe, that offer everything from out-of-production items, to sets, to figs, and even some customized items.

It's about as trustworthy as you can get. In the 5 years that I've been collecting Lego, probably 90% or more of my collection has been from sellers on Bricklink, and I've never (knock on wood) had a problem.

Check it out when you get some time, and if you have some specific questions, I'll try to keep an eye on this thread to answer them.

http://www.bricklink.com/


Interesting. Ill check it out.
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| June 27, 2012, 8:56 pm
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Quoting --R.K. Blast--
Well, I just found this empty thread and my question is relating to this so...
I want to start using Bricklink. I have an account and know how to search for items and everything but the one thing I don't understand is...
How much does to postage cost?
I assume it varies depending on what your buying but how can you tell how much it is before you buy the items?
Thanks.
--Blast--


Shipping can be a bit complex. Some sellers will list general shipping costs on their splash page, others don't. Buying locally can be cost effective, but overseas prices can sometimes be so much better that they offset the shipping costs. It really varies from seller to seller.

You can always contact the seller to ask for shipping estimates, but keep in mind that some will be very accomodating, while others may not.

The way I look at it, though, is that shipping is always going to be a part of purchasing, and so I'll try to budget a few extra bucks, depending on the size of the order. By the way, you can have a look at some of the charges with sellers that DO provide shipping info, just to give you a general idea of how much you might be spending, even if you purchase from someone else. It probably won't be identical, but can give you an aproximation.
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| June 27, 2012, 9:01 pm
I've never bought anything from Brick Link before but I have made an account. My only concern is the reliability of the sellers on there. Which sellers are the most reliable in the US and which ones should be avoided (due to overpricing, dishonesty, low quality of LEGO pieces, etc)?
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| August 4, 2012, 11:45 pm
Quoting Kayla Rhodes
I've never bought anything from Brick Link before but I have made an account. My only concern is the reliability of the sellers on there. Which sellers are the most reliable in the US and which ones should be avoided (due to overpricing, dishonesty, low quality of LEGO pieces, etc)?


Utterly unanswerable. The only thing you could was find the really worst and best sellers, nothing as comprehensive as what you're after.
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| August 11, 2012, 3:27 pm
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Quoting Kayla Rhodes
I've never bought anything from Brick Link before but I have made an account. My only concern is the reliability of the sellers on there. Which sellers are the most reliable in the US and which ones should be avoided (due to overpricing, dishonesty, low quality of LEGO pieces, etc)?


There are measures created in BL to keep the sellers honest, and motivated to provide good service. Personally, I've had consistently good service for years now from multiple sellers - bad experiences are pretty rare.

If you'd like some names, however, I've had fantastic service from these sellers (and buy from them regularly)...

Dad's AFOL
Abrew's E-bricks
Plastic Bricks Direct
JAFs Bricks and Customs
House of Logos
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| August 11, 2012, 6:35 pm
Quoting Kayla Rhodes
I've never bought anything from Brick Link before but I have made an account. My only concern is the reliability of the sellers on there. Which sellers are the most reliable in the US and which ones should be avoided (due to overpricing, dishonesty, low quality of LEGO pieces, etc)?

So far, I've only had one order that was an issue. The seller claimed he didn't receive an email from me, stating that I needed it as soon as possible; so he took his time. Then he wanted to refund me the money, and not sell the parts at all. Eventually, he sent out the package, but the order was incorrect. After a month or so after placing the order, I received what I ordered. The seller's store was "Brick Mastro." I tried searching for it again today but I couldn't find it. It's possible that he closed his store due to many negative reviews from buyers.

A store I can recommend is "Missing Brick." The owner is Paul Jensen (if I remember correctly) and I believe he's on MOCpages too. He did send a out a wrong piece once, but he was very kind and sent me the correct one quickly. -LB Jr.

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| August 11, 2012, 7:14 pm
Quoting 'Essence of Randomness

Utterly unanswerable. The only thing you could was find the really worst and best sellers, nothing as comprehensive as what you're after.

Ok, thanks anyway though.
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| August 11, 2012, 7:26 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

There are measures created in BL to keep the sellers honest, and motivated to provide good service. Personally, I've had consistently good service for years now from multiple sellers - bad experiences are pretty rare.

If you'd like some names, however, I've had fantastic service from these sellers (and buy from them regularly)...

Dad's AFOL
Abrew's E-bricks
Plastic Bricks Direct
JAFs Bricks and Customs
House of Logos


Thanks! I will definitely check them out and see if they've got the pieces I want.

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| August 11, 2012, 7:27 pm
Quoting Lego Builders
So far, I've only had one order that was an issue. The seller claimed he didn't receive an email from me, stating that I needed it as soon as possible; so he took his time. Then he wanted to refund me the money, and not sell the parts at all. Eventually, he sent out the package, but the order was incorrect. After a month or so after placing the order, I received what I ordered. The seller's store was "Brick Mastro." I tried searching for it again today but I couldn't find it. It's possible that he closed his store due to many negative reviews from buyers.

A store I can recommend is "Missing Brick." The owner is Paul Jensen (if I remember correctly) and I believe he's on MOCpages too. He did send a out a wrong piece once, but he was very kind and sent me the correct one quickly. -LB Jr.


Thanks! I will definitely look that seller up and see if they have any pieces I want.

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| August 11, 2012, 7:31 pm
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