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 Post subject: 1st Bricklink buy, not too happy
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:55 pm 
Bucket Boy
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So I tried bricklink, and its pretty an amazing site but I have to gripe about my newbie mistake, I didn't see a shipping charge and when reading the shipping rules, I didn't pay enough attention to the part that said I should ask the seller for the ship price first. That being said, I was shocked to get a $4 8o shipping hit for 1 figure. But its too late to find out the seller wasn't really a big shop with other items of interest. I'm sure if I am desperately seeking an item I may be back, but I am definitely put off by the experience and will go back to the better service provided by ebay sellers.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st Bricklink buy, not too happy
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:46 am 
Chief Smithy
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Buying pieces is a learning experience for sure. I started out buying from eBay, until I figured out how to use brick link to my advantage. There is definitely room for both.
When I do large building projects I tend to glean items from both, comparing quantity n shipping; always comparing for the best deal.
You'll get the hang of it.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st Bricklink buy, not too happy
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:26 pm 
Chief Smithy
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Well, that's a shame, because I just had someone buy 2 figures off of me yesterday and I charged $2.58 plus $1 for packaging materials. Having recently made 6 buys within 2 days, I noticed some people charge a little more on shipping to make up money. I always make sure I read their shipping policy and check their feedback rating before I make a purchase. E-bay-ers are known to fleece people on shipping costs all the time. My wife is always letting me know about it as she buys off their regularly for her hobby and business. BrickLink is one of the best things to ever happen to this hobby. It ranks right behind quality custom vendors for me. I hope your next experience is a better one, but if you decide not to buy off BL......more for me ;9

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 Post subject: Re: 1st Bricklink buy, not too happy
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:41 pm 
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Don't take this as common; it isn't. Just keep an eye out for things like that.

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 Post subject: Re: 1st Bricklink buy, not too happy
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:05 pm 
Bucket Boy
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Well, its all about getting the piece you want/need, so its all water under the bridge now :)


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