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Showing posts with label Great Bricks. Show all posts
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BrickOwl Seller Review - Great Bricks

Is it human nature or just me?  When someone declares themselves to be the best this or the most that you want to test them out and see if you can take them down a notch.  Not in a spiteful in your face sort of way but more like constructive criticism.  There are certainly a fair share of sellers who name their stores with optimal adjectives.  Some even go to extremes.  When someone names themselves "Best Bricks", I'm going to take that challenge.  On a scale of 1-10, I don't believe in 10.  And I see the rest of the scale more logarithmically than linear.  Ask me to rate these in order from best to worst?  Okay, this one's a 6, these two are 8's- "No, two can't be the same."  Yes they can because neither one is worth the 9, and I don't have to use every number.  In fact I'm going to leave 7 blank because I'm sure there's an item you're not telling me about that would qualify for that spot.  It's complicated, my head.


Profile
Seller: Great Bricks
Store: http://greatbricks.brickowl.com/
Feedback (at time of writing): 1375 (includes 1300 boost from other marketplaces)
Feedback Ratio: 100% positive
Location: USA, Arizona
Prices: A touch higher than 6 month average.

My Order
Order Size: 259 pieces, 22 lots
Condition: 99.6% New
Shipping Charge: Something around electronic rate plus $0.45
Extra Fees: BrickOwl sellers include all fees in one shipping charge
Other: $7 minimum order
Final Cost per Part: $0.10

Timeline
Order Date: May 5
Invoice Date: May 5 (Instant Checkout)
Payment Date: May 5
Shipping Date: May 9 (though marked as such on May 24th :-) )
Delivery Date: May 12

Order Details
Why this store: Seller had a good quantity of reddish brown 1x1 brick plus other good variety.
Packaging: Every lot individually baggied (including the 3 individual lots of 1x1 tiles, total 7), then gathered into a piece of bubble wrap, then placed in a plastic bubble mailer, then wrapped up well.
Part condition: Very nice
Communication: None needed
Feedback left: Positive
Odd telltale signs: Paypal shipping label said 9oz.  Total package weighed 7.4oz.  ???
Issues: None.

Recommendation
Shipping times are stated as slow.  And the larger your order, the slower it will be especially at 20 lots or over.  I bought out 3 lots of 1x1 black tiles.  Each lot had 2 or 3 pieces in it.  There were a few other lots like this.  I could have technically had 18 lots but the seller's messy inventory may have pushed my order picking time out.  Given the need for lot consolidation and the label that the seller could have saved money on, I'm a little dubious that this is a tight ship.  Accurate, sure, but it has a lot of potential.  If you're not in a hurry and you're low on little baggies, this store would be a good choice.