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Bricklink Seller Review - Spielzeugladen Kaisereiche

Sometimes sounds can be confusing (as per homonyms).  When I saw the store name I at first mistook it for "Kaiser Reich".  I was even more alarmed upon seeing a username that looked like a variant of Bin Laden.  No Bueno.  But curiosity got the best of me and I actually researched instead of fearing what I don't understand.  Apparently a Kaiser-eiche is an oak tree that is planted in honor of a German leader.  There are several throughout Germany, the most notable being in Berlin.  The word Spiel-Zeug-Laden literally means play thing carrier.  Could translate as toy store I suppose.  As for bienesladen, it seems to translate into load-bee.  Maybe something gets lost in that translation.  In any event, this little worker bee toy store next to the King's Oak is good for the people.

Profile
Seller: Spielzeugladen Kaisereiche
Store: http://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=bienesladen2003
Feedback (at time of writing): 7672
Feedback Ratio: 99.9% positive (some negatives and neutrals from years ago)
Location: Germany, Berlin
Prices: Lower than 6 month average (and currently a deeper sale as of this writing)

My Order
Order Size: 20 lots, 843 pieces
Condition: 100% New
Shipping Charge: Base DeutschePost rates (local pick up available - sure, that'll be cheap)
Extra Fees: Paypal +0,35 € + 4% for outside of Germany
Other: Minimum 10€ order, insurance mandatory above 20€
Final Cost per Part: $0.05 (included 600 trans clear 1x1 at a penny a piece and three frogs at about 40c each)

Timeline
Order Date: Jun 25
Invoice Date: Jun 25
Payment Date: Jun 25
Shipping Date: Jun 26
Delivery Date: Jul 5

Order Details
Why this store: Searching for low prices and high quantities of dark orange 1x2 tiles led me here.  Other high quantity low price lots made me stay.  As did the low cost shipping (and no customs fee)
Packaging: Most of my lots had a fair amount of pieces.  Larger lots were in their own baggies, smaller ones were combined with similar lots.
Part condition: Excellent
Communication: One question before the sale was promptly answered.  I tried to keep the English simple as I'm never sure how much English others know.  I'm sure they know more English than most Americans know of another language.  I was complimented on my German (which I learned 20 years ago)
Feedback left: Positive
Odd telltale signs: None but a pick sheet was included printed straight from Bricklink.  Everything is in English.  I hope whenever Bricklink gets updated that it includes some globalization options.
Issues: None

Recommendation
This is one of the largest stores on Bricklink at 1.8 million items.  With 2278 lots this means an average of 815 pieces per lot.  In fact 15% of the lots have 1000 or more pieces.  What amazes me is that even with this many items there were still some pieces I would have bought had they been stocked.  For such a large store though the shipping charge is reasonable, the minimum buy is reasonable, and there are no outrageous charges that I've seen in other stores of this caliber.  I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that this shop has something for everyone.

Unless you like Galidor.  And that's fine.  I won't judge.  o_o

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