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Ever ordered the wrong part from Bricklink?

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As the title says. Did you accidentally order one version/color of part but meant another?

I meant to order a ridged flex tube but bought the rubbery one instead. I only noticed once the order arrived.

 

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God yes, that happened to me a couple of times. I am not 100% an expert on every single piece TLG ever produced, so - I guess its just bound to happen in one way or another. Usually its not a big deal since I can find a use for them somehow. I also once put some CMFs twice into the shopping basket since they didn't show up the first time. Of course they showed up in the mail :wink: It wasn't really terrible but a useful lesson!

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Yes, just recently too. I got a mast on a store, and then when it got here it was the wrong one.:sceptic:

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No, but with some of the rarer parts, especially vintage ones. I'm worried the seller will send me the wrong one and am stoked when the right one arrives.

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I haven't yet.  Most of my orders are common black color parts.  Hard to get wrong, I hope.  Also whenever possible I buy locally with local pickup so I can inspect the parts before paying the seller C.O.D.

 

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I choose the  parts I want specifically by tracking them through set inventories. If I have no choice but to buy a part to finish a MOC, I know what I need as I am either lacking the quantity or colour of said parts. So I go through a set inventory to a seller for the part and maybe fill to minimum sale or to make the purchase worth the postage by adding from my wishlists or browsing things I like (Printed tiles, minifigure parts and accessories etc). 

Of course, I have quite a memory for parts and a 25 year strong collection, so plenty of reference for me to go by.

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I haven't. Generally I build the model digitally and upload it to a custom set on rebrickable (formerly called a private moc). Then I fiddle with things to find the least number of sellers. The bigger problem I have is accidentally ordering things twice.

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Not sure, I think I may have bought something in the wrong grey. Have definitely received parts in the wrong colour or variation a few times, but I don't know if there were any where it was my fault (other than that grey slope I'm not sure about).

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Happened to me recently; bought some of those plane window panes, I already had the glass.

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So when I got them; the glass had 1 pointy end on top + 2 at the bottom. But it wouldn't fit...
Turned out there are 2 types; a version with 1 hole in bottom + 1 in top and a version with 1 hole in top + 2 in the bottom.

So just ordered the correct ones & problem solved. (could've ordered other glass, but that was way more expensive)

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I was trying to order the little control wheel (like for shut off valve on pipes) -- the minifig sized one. Instead got the giant Technic one. Oops.

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I have four small black window shutters that I had to reorder in a larger size. It was my mistake and a rather unpleasant surprise to open the envelope and find that there was no possible way that they would fit the frames! I may have ordered the wrong sloped brick once and I have a light bley plate on my Camouflaged Outpost that should be old light gray, but I'm not too worried about that.

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