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 Post subject: Why do you have to spend 10.00
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:47 pm 
Bucket Boy
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it irritates me when i want to make a small purchase but i cant because of the 10.00 limit!!! ;( ;(
It makes me sad :'(

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 Post subject: Re: Why do you have to spend 10.00
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:21 pm 
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I *think* it's because they dont want to pack a small pair of vambraces and mail it all the way to *insert far far away land here*.... just because some kid got some quarters... thats my interpretation of it, but im probably wrong.... ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Why do you have to spend 10.00
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:22 pm 
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Yea, the shipping costs will almost negate any profits BrickForge would make on a purchase of anything less than that...

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 Post subject: Re: Why do you have to spend 10.00
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:51 pm 
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Well they do charge for shipping, I would think it's more the time invested in finding the parts, packing them, and bringing them to mail would be a waste for an extremely small order.


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 Post subject: Re: Why do you have to spend 10.00
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:29 pm 
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Because the shipping will then cost more than the item itself.

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 Post subject: Re: Why do you have to spend 10.00
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:52 pm 
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Minimum's can serve many purposes. I would think that some of the reasons are these: It is not cost effective to use resources to pack and ship such small shipments. Think of it this way, I would rather pack 10 $10 orders that 100 $1 orders. Packing that many orders would take more time to do and cost more money for BF to spend on packing material. If that were to happen, the price of shipping and handling would increase. Another reason is this, Brick Forge is not only a customization online store, it is a business. If I were to not have a minimum of $10, I would miss out on the oppurtunity of selling more items that way. Example: I wanted only a Cow, a pair of Vambraces, and Hero Sword. That would come to $7. By me having to spend $3 I would have to try other items. So I buy a Battle Helm, a Spiked Mace, and Knight Shield, which puts me over the minimum. Now I get other pieces I would not have bought otherwise, and guess what?.....I love the Battle Helms.....so now I have to get more of them for some soldiers and buy even more BF stuff. It's a marketing stragedy. Nothing wrong with that. Lastly, it's a learning process. Some people have money in their pocket that is burning a hole in it. A $10 minimum makes you save your money to buy something. Lesson learned. Just my opinions and not official word mind you ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Why do you have to spend 10.00
PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:16 am 
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Wow, it makes a LOT more sense when mods say it :b

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 Post subject: Re: Why do you have to spend 10.00
PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:22 pm 
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It does, doesn't it? :b

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 Post subject: Re: Why do you have to spend 10.00
PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:05 pm 
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Shock Narr wrote:
Wow, it makes a LOT more sense when mods say it :b

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It does, doesn't it? :b


I know, it's like magic or something, I think Quickblade is a wizard...

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 Post subject: Re: Why do you have to spend 10.00
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:10 am 
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As several of you already alluded to, minimum orders are what makes it worthwhile to address an envelope, get out a ziploc bag, pull the item/s and take it to the post office for delivery. Tying up resources for a single $1.00 item isn't really fair to those who are eager to sample and pay for more. When we attend BrickWorld there is no minimum order and often have many people simply hand us a dollar for a Dragon Sword - this is because our display allows customers to pick through their own weapons - saving us the time management aspect. We understand that $10.00 + shipping is a lot of money for some of the younger members but keep in mind that you are receiving a specialized product that can't be found anywhere else.

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