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I assume brinklink is the easiest way to get lists of missing/lost parts to a site to buy from.  I have it mostly figured out, but still wondering if there is a fully documented flow.   Does anyone have other sites/stores that they can recommend that you can upload automated lists of parts to buy?

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I have just written an article about the process of ordering new parts. This is not really about Bricklink alternatives, but it describes the process I go through: Click

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Yes, good article. A question - have you tried using the Multi-Buy feature of Rebrickable at all? I'm the first to admit it needs a lot of work but was my first attempt at trying to automate the process of buying from multiple shops.

 

Also if BrickOwl had a similar wanted list import feature do you think people would use it instead of BL?

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Is BrickOwl popular nowadays? I've only used it two times to order rare parts. Also, what numbering scheme do they use? Is it compatible with ours?

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Since I haven't purchased from BrickOwl yet, I cannot judge if this should be included, because I have no idea how good parts availability or prices are ;) But in general, I would say this is a good idea.

 

I did not yet try to use the Multi-Buy feature. To be honest, I didn't really look at the pricelist too thoroughly. But I just realized that the multibuy feature might be useful, since you get a good overview over parts and shops. But, right now, I think it is partially not working correctly and partially not really usable. Should I create separate bugreports/feature suggestions?

 

Edit: just looked at BrickOwl and they have a wishlist feature. No idea how compatible it is or if you can import XML lists or anything like that.

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BrickOwl is growing fast (1000+ stores now), but I'm not sure how it compares with Bricklink. I do know it's far easier to integrate with :)

 

They have a completely different numbering scheme (random numbers!), but I have a mapping table to take care of that which is automatically updated via their API. I haven't displayed that data anywhere as it's pretty useless for most people.

 

The Multi-Buy was an attempt at solving the problem, but proved far too complex for a decent number of parts/stores. I'll have to come up with something else.

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OK Im new to rebrickable and want to thank the creators for this awesome tool, but im definetly must be missing something.

 

Here's the scenario: I bought a MOC instructions set and of course it comes with a detailed parts list required to build the set.

 

I go to RB and "add" the sets I own (right now i only own "commercial" sets).

 

Now I try to match every part required in the MOC with "what i own"... but im not sure how to do it the most efficiently way.

I've read the (very nice!) article at http://brickstastic.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/on-ordering-supplemental-parts/ but still cant figure out how to operate RB.

Right now I can only get a list of parts if I click on each individual set i know I own.... So in short:

 

1) is there a way to get a FULL, unique list of ALL the parts in ALL the sets i own, combined?

2) if not, what's the fastest way to query RB to know if I own that part or not?

3) I quickly tried the search function and it reports back "you own 1 of this in 3 of your sets" but it wont tell me WHICH sets I should look this part into??

 

Thanks all!

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Click the 'Build this MOC!' button on the MOC's page, that will show you which parts you are missing  :) That is, assuming the MOC has been added to Rebrickable by its author. Otherwise, you will have to create a private MOC, and upload the supplied parts list to it.

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database admins can allways see things if they want. it might not be easy but they can; they just don't bother unless there is a bug to track down.

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