Couple of tweaks to the site

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Brickset has been displaying 'Buy now' links to LEGOShop.com since October last year. During this time I've been collecting availability dates and price information. This is now displayed on the set detail pages (e.g. this one). The price is also shown in the listings.

I hope you find that useful.

25 comments on this article

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By in Canada,

Why can't you add a CANADA link because some people that use Brickset live in CANADA !

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By in United States,

I don't understand, what did you add to the site, huw?

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By in United States,

It is useful in both U.S. and U.K.

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By in Australia,

It's a great start Huw. i applaud your efforts. Unfortunately the prices does not reflect sale items.
ie. 851917 is listed as 35 pounds when it's on sale for 10 pounds. Is it update in real time?
That aside, it will be useful to gather the RRP for all the current sets so they may be added to the next version of the Collector's Guide!!

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By in United States,

OOOOOOOOOOHHH, I get it now! Very clever, huw! :D

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By in Brazil,

I think it is really very useful, by this way is more easy to find prices (in other sites like bricklink or ebay) and see when it was available for purchase, very clever. But as I live in Brazil, here you cannot find any Lego Shop, only toy shops with expensive Lego sets. To me it don't makes much differences, but at least by this way is easier to know a bit more about the set availability when buying by other countries.

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By in United Kingdom,

This is very useful, Huw, thanks.

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By in United Kingdom,

@brankell5566: I'd love to add Canada, Germany, Japan, Australia and everywhere else but unfortunately LEGO don't have affiliate schemes available in these markets.

@chucky12: The price shown is the retail price. If the set is still available then the price shown in the 'Buy this set' box will be the current price.

It does this because I figured that when the set has been discontinued it is probably more useful to show the retail price rather than the sale price.

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By in United States,

But, wait, if you purchase a set off brickset and it's been discounted on lego.com, then you still get it for the discount price, right, huw?

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By in Ireland,

brilliant..will reduce the need to surf the net to find the newly released TECHNICS sets..and a better idea when there coming..and lower blood pressure!!thanks.
AJ.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Leggodt: Yes, of course! There may be differences in the price shown in the 'buy this set' and that on LEGOshop.com but the price you pay will always be that on LEGOshop.com. Because our feed is a couple of days behind, prices can change in that time.

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By in United States,

Well, Huw you out did yourself again! I congratulate you for making Brickset an easier place to visit. I always look at old sets and wonder what the price was, now i'll know what the prices were! :D

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By in United States,

I was interested in getting the Echo Base set, and it was available from October 2007-July 31, 2008. That was yesterday, and so does that mean it's no longer available?

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By in United Kingdom,

No, it means I haven't updated the data yet. It should really show any date greater than today-5 days or so as 'to date' so I will change that.

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By in Hong Kong,

This is a very great function, thanks!

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By in United Kingdom,

yer thanks huw

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By in New Zealand,

Thanks Huw, Normally to find the retail I would have to use the Peeron link and then double the price to find the correct currency for NZ. This way is much quicker, Thanks.

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By in New Zealand,

Umm, Huw? I am having troubles veiwing certain sets on this site. I had just added 6212 to my collection and now I can't get into it despite trying my best to enter it using as many ways as possible. It justs displays a message concerning some sort of error. I've tried logging out and trying it, I've tried it in new tabs, I've tried searching for it in different ways but it simply won't show itself to me. can other users try to enter this link: http://www.brickset.com/detail.aspx?Set=6212-1
If you can get into try add it to your collection and then take it off again or something. If you can see the error message, then tell me that it isn't just me. Could you fix this error Huw?

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By in United States,

Great, even though we don't have the retails for the older sets. I also see you've re-organized the themes to be much more compact. It also looks like you deleted some, put something must be wrong with my eyes :P

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By in Canada,

Umm Huw, Evety time I click on the railroad tracks this ERROR note pops can you fix this? thank you

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By in United States,

Luke Skytalker, I can get into that link just fine, and I already have that set in my collection.

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By in New Zealand,

Yep, the problem is fixed now. But it seems that brankell5566 is having much the same problem.

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By in Canada,

Thank you Luke Skytalker

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By ,

Thanks huw, it's really useful.

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