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How much should I trust bricklink? How do I know they aren't going to take the money and run?
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| July 16, 2014, 3:39 am
Like with every commercial site, a little bit of trust is needed. But first check the profil of the seller and the comments/reviews he got from others users to see if he's serious and trustworthy. Then, depending of the payment means you use, you will have his name and coordinate (not via paypal), which limits the possibilities of scam.
I bought a lot of times on BL and I never had a trouble.
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| August 5, 2014, 5:21 am
What, do you recommend, is the proper age to start using Brick Link?
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| November 8, 2014, 4:28 pm
Quoting The LEGO Wonder
What, do you recommend, is the proper age to start using Brick Link?
It's difficult to say. It sorta depends on how much confidence you have in your looking up and reading between the lines on online marketing. For instance, "Super Lots" always kinda frustrate me, because it looks like you're getting one minifig for an excellent price, when really it's part of a larger lot that I have seen run up for over $10,000.

Now, I'm not booing BrickLink, but I again do recommend that you have some skill in reading between the lines as this will greatly help you with your research. I work at a new and used LEGO retail store (separate from the LEGO group) and often for business I use BrickLink to locate certain parts that we as a business might need. So I have to be very careful what I present to my boss and co-workers as a "good deal I found on BrickLink."

Be that as it may, BrickLink is really quite one of the best LEGO online stores and will continue to be used by myself and thousands of others for a good reliable store. I would say the best age to start using BrickLink is about 14 to 15. Hope this helps. :-)

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| November 9, 2014, 5:06 pm
Quoting BrickBuilder7622 .
It's difficult to say. It sorta depends on how much confidence you have in your looking up and reading between the lines on online marketing. For instance, "Super Lots" always kinda frustrate me, because it looks like you're getting one minifig for an excellent price, when really it's part of a larger lot that I have seen run up for over $10,000.

Now, I'm not booing BrickLink, but I again do recommend that you have some skill in reading between the lines as this will greatly help you with your research. I work at a new and used LEGO retail store (separate from the LEGO group) and often for business I use BrickLink to locate certain parts that we as a business might need. So I have to be very careful what I present to my boss and co-workers as a "good deal I found on BrickLink."

Be that as it may, BrickLink is really quite one of the best LEGO online stores and will continue to be used by myself and thousands of others for a good reliable store. I would say the best age to start using BrickLink is about 14 to 15. Hope this helps. :-)

Thanks, I'll keep that in mind, I think I'm going to wait a couple years before using BrickLink. I'll wait and see when I'm confident enough to "read in between the lines".
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| November 9, 2014, 7:25 pm
Quoting The LEGO Wonder
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind, I think I'm going to wait a couple years before using BrickLink. I'll wait and see when I'm confident enough to "read in between the lines".
You could always ask your parents or someone you trust to see if something is okay to buy or is a good deal. If you're making the purchase online yourself, then yes, I would wait a little bit. But again, you could always ask someone you trust. Also, too, there is a feedback percentage with each seller's page, so that helps you know who to buy from and who you might want to reconsider. Hope this helps you as well.

- BrickBuilder7622

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| November 9, 2014, 9:37 pm
Quoting BrickBuilder7622 .
You could always ask your parents or someone you trust to see if something is okay to buy or is a good deal. If you're making the purchase online yourself, then yes, I would wait a little bit. But again, you could always ask someone you trust. Also, too, there is a feedback percentage with each seller's page, so that helps you know who to buy from and who you might want to reconsider. Hope this helps you as well.

- BrickBuilder7622

I'll see what my parents think, thanks!
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| November 14, 2014, 2:30 pm
Quoting The LEGO Wonder
I'll see what my parents think, thanks!
No problem. Also, if you're ever looking to buying a new-in-the-box set from BrickLink, you might go by the price guide of Brickpicker, which can also help you determine if you're getting a good deal or not.

Link to Brickpicker: http://www.brickpicker.com/?utm_source=brickpicker&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=bfbadge

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| November 15, 2014, 11:49 pm
Quoting The LEGO Wonder
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind, I think I'm going to wait a couple years before using BrickLink. I'll wait and see when I'm confident enough to "read in between the lines".

Hey! Just as an added comment. I have purchased $2,000.00 to $3,000.00 worth of parts from BrickLink on the average, every 6 months, over the past three years and have very seldom had a problem and most of them were very small and fixable. Just stay with the stores that have 100% ratings. And there is plenty of help just like here.

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| June 30, 2015, 10:44 pm
Quoting Oran Cruzen
Hey! Just as an added comment. I have purchased $2,000.00 to $3,000.00 worth of parts from BrickLink on the average, every 6 months, over the past three years and have very seldom had a problem and most of them were very small and fixable. Just stay with the stores that have 100% ratings. And there is plenty of help just like here.
Cool. I was gonna try them next time anyways, it's good to see a trusted review about it here.

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| July 6, 2015, 4:48 pm
Yeh,bricklink is good,comming from a 11 year old, me. :)
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| July 6, 2015, 4:51 pm
Quoting Caleb S.
Quoting Oran Cruzen
Hey! Just as an added comment. I have purchased $2,000.00 to $3,000.00 worth of parts from BrickLink on the average, every 6 months, over the past three years and have very seldom had a problem and most of them were very small and fixable. Just stay with the stores that have 100% ratings. And there is plenty of help just like here.
Cool. I was gonna try them next time anyways, it's good to see a trusted review about it here.

Hey Caleb, if your list is not too long, I will give you some recommendations for some highly trusted stores for those parts. I will say that you will sometimes find that not all stores have all the parts you want and sometimes to save on shipping it is better to spend a little more than the lowest price. And of course if you are not concerned about the light scratches and rubs that Lego parts get even in new sets, you can buy lightly used parts for less, stores will inspect their parts before they ship, most of the time.
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| July 6, 2015, 4:58 pm
Quoting Oran Cruzen
Hey Caleb, if your list is not too long, I will give you some recommendations for some highly trusted stores for those parts. I will say that you will sometimes find that not all stores have all the parts you want and sometimes to save on shipping it is better to spend a little more than the lowest price. And of course if you are not concerned about the light scratches and rubs that Lego parts get even in new sets, you can buy lightly used parts for less, stores will inspect their parts before they ship, most of the time.
Sure, I'll take some suggestions. I would mind if they were too scratched but if they're just kind of scratched then I will take them no problem.

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| July 6, 2015, 5:00 pm
Quoting The LEGO Wonder
What, do you recommend, is the proper age to start using Brick Link?

I'm 12 and I've gotten 4 sets from brinklink so far and 3 of them were rather big 1980's space sets. All from Europe with no problems.
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| March 2, 2016, 11:55 am
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