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Which countries do you prefer to deal with on Bricklink?

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Which countries do you prefer to deal with on Bricklink?

Post by Locomotive Annie on Sat 09 Feb 2013, 6:56 am

Having done a reasonable amount of buying on Bricklink I'm finding that I prefer to buy bricks from sellers in the Netherlands most of all. The sellers are well organised, tend to be very professional, pack and send orders very quickly and the postage rates are excellent. Sellers in Denmark and Germany are high on my preference list as well.
The country I deal with absolutely the least is the USA because their postage charges are bizarre and are way more expensive than anyone else.
Sellers in the Czech Republic have the cheapest prices, but the postage takes forever and you wouldn't want to be in a hurry for anything.

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Post by jigsaw on Sat 09 Feb 2013, 2:51 pm

im having more grief with US sellers as well, however they have the cheapest prices most of the time.

you are right.. dutch and german sellers kick a$$

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Post by Kaila on Mon 11 Feb 2013, 11:13 am

Yup Netherlands here, Belgium is ok and USA was reasonable for me. I've only had one bad order and it came from a %&@# in Portugal and I will be very careful buying from those kind of countries in future.

See this thread if you want to witness the horror -

http://aussielegofans.forummotion.com/t893-do-you-have-a-lego-nightmare-see-mine

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Post by jigsaw on Mon 11 Feb 2013, 2:01 pm

portugal... i have almost bought from a store there a couple of times... will be careful

avoid BRicksters or Brooklyn bricks if you can

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Post by Kaila on Tue 12 Feb 2013, 4:30 am

jigsaw wrote:portugal... i have almost bought from a store there a couple of times... will be careful

avoid BRicksters or Brooklyn bricks if you can

Sorry my mistake, that bad seller was from Ecuador.. Legoman442.

Here is the link to his shop http://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=legoman442

When I showed him the pics of what i received and said I wasn't happy with his business practices he started threatening me and said he will blacken my buyer status and write bad stuff about me all over the BL forums.. he was such a nice seller lol.



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Post by Ajax on Tue 12 Feb 2013, 6:46 am

This is all good to know, I was always to scared to buy from Europe and always selected Australian stores and paid the extra or USA stores if I couldn't get it in Australia. I don't know what was bothering me about buying from Europe I guess I was scared they wouldn't understand me or something, lol. Anyway I see a lot of lego on bricklink from the Netherlands and will use them in the future, heck my Mum was born there anyway and that makes me half Dutch I guess.

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Post by Locomotive Annie on Thu 14 Feb 2013, 6:44 am

Most of the traders in the Netherlands and Germany speak very good English and I've never had any problems with communication.

Some other countries, - not so much legotoungesmall

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Post by Locomotive Annie on Thu 14 Feb 2013, 6:52 am

Kaila wrote:
See this thread if you want to witness the horror -

http://aussielegofans.forummotion.com/t893-do-you-have-a-lego-nightmare-see-mine

That is just plain awful, - no wonder you were disappointed. o.O

Maybe he thought MISB meant, 'messed up-in-scrappy-box'.

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Post by Kaila on Thu 14 Feb 2013, 11:40 am

Locomotive Annie wrote:
Maybe he thought MISB meant, 'messed up-in-scrappy-box'.

LOL!

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Post by Red_Five on Wed 03 Apr 2013, 4:45 pm

Dunno how I missed this thread. (0_0)

So far, in my time on Bricklink I have only bought from German and Dutch Sellers.

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Post by Locomotive Annie on Wed 03 Apr 2013, 6:28 pm

I've had good service from sellers in the UK too.

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Post by brickie on Wed 10 Apr 2013, 2:04 pm

I have 'just' received orders from Germany and Hungary. They were about the only ones who had the quantity of parts I wanted.

Both parcels arrived in about 10 days; both being realistic postage.

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Post by Free Spirit on Wed 10 Apr 2013, 4:37 pm

During my massive spending spree I bought lots of bricks and parts from a shop called AFOL Supply in the Netherlands which certainly provided me with great service !!!

Fast invoicing and ships the next day which I really prefer instead of waiting ages because I just wanna build, build and build legolaugh

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Post by Locomotive Annie on Thu 11 Apr 2013, 1:10 am

I've had great service from the Netherlands too. German traders are usually very good as well, just recently I needed a small spare part for one of my 12volt motor bogies and I received it by the end of the week and the postage was very reasonable.

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Post by Ajax on Thu 11 Apr 2013, 2:53 am

brickie wrote:I have 'just' received orders from Germany and Hungary. They were about the only ones who had the quantity of parts I wanted.

Both parcels arrived in about 10 days; both being realistic postage.

Can you tell us the store names, I need to do a big order soon of plates and grey slopes etc. I would like to use someone trusted.

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Post by Ajax on Thu 11 Apr 2013, 2:55 am

Free Spirit wrote:During my massive spending spree I bought lots of bricks and parts from a shop called AFOL Supply in the Netherlands which certainly provided me with great service !!!

Fast invoicing and ships the next day which I really prefer instead of waiting ages because I just wanna build, build and build legolaugh

Thanks, I like it when you tell us the store name, I will have a look at what they have.

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Post by Free Spirit on Thu 11 Apr 2013, 3:22 am

I forgot to mention that you receive a A4 size checklist style receipt/invoice so you can tick off each item which is better than a photocopied order which I find very helpful too legohappy


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Post by peterab on Fri 12 Apr 2013, 5:18 pm

Ajax wrote:Thanks, I like it when you tell us the store name, I will have a look at what they have.

The feedback system on Bricklink is pretty reliable. You can look at all a sellers negatives and neutrals pretty easily. In my experience any of the larger stores tend to be pretty good.

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