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Brick Owl Seller Review - Genteel Frog

Words that sound like other words and maybe even came from those words and almost mean the same thing but don't. Shouldn't it be "Gentle"? Like Gentlefrog? I guess it depends on the subtletly you want to convey. Or how discrete you are. Or is that discreet? Do you supply material or materiel? One might get you a government contract. But you'll have to be both discrete and discreet. Being gentle may not get you very far, being genteel will get you further and being a Gentile is most likely irrelevant.



Profile
Seller: Genteel Frog
Store: http://genteelfrog.brickowl.com/
Feedback (at time of writing): 203
Feedback Ratio: 100% positive
Location: USA, California
Prices: About 6 month average.

My Order
Order Size: 147 pieces, 14 lots
Condition: 100% New
Shipping Charge: High. Starts at $3.50 for first class, quickly goes to $4.50. That includes a $1.50 handling on top of electronic rate postage
Extra Fees: none
Other: none
Final Cost per Part: $0.16

Timeline
Order Date: Dec 31
Invoice Date: Dec 31 (Instant Checkout)
Payment Date: Dec 31
Shipping Date: Jan 2
Delivery Date: Jan 5

Order Details
Why this store: Started with a seed part, was the last remaining store who could continue providing items I wanted.
Packaging: Lots combined in 3 larger baggies, wrapped in bubbles then in a Tyvek bubble mailer (double bubbles)
Part condition: Very good
Communication: polite and responsive
Feedback left: Positive
Odd telltale signs: none
Issues: None

Recommendation
Shipping charges differed by a bit between BrickOwl and Bricklink. When I asked they stated laziness at updating the Bricklink prices in light of the upcoming USPS changes. I could have rebuilt my cart at Bricklink to save a little in shipping. Instead I reduced a few items from my cart until I got back down to the lowest shipping amount and called it good. Prices are reasonable, selection is reasonable, service is reasonable, shipping is excessive. Sure, maybe I'll try again for some other items but only if I can get the shipping to be within 15% of the order value.