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I'm just preparing my first bricklink order and I've got a simple questiong - do you clean pieces bought on bricklink which were sold as "new"?

  • I think this is up to you. It's not like there is a rule we all have to follow! – user3971 Feb 11 at 19:46
  • no, i do not clean them – fabian Feb 11 at 21:33
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    Pieces sold as new are directly pulled from brand new LEGO sets, or from the Pick-A-Brick wall. I don't see what would be the point of cleaning them. They are as new as new and clean as they can get. – TheBrickBlogger Feb 11 at 22:03
  • @TheBrickBlogger: To be fair, pieces from the PAB wall that have been in there for a long time may well be as good as used, thanks to dozens or possibly hundreds of hands rummaging through them, dust, shelf wear and all that. I can no longer guarantee pieces on the PAB wall to be new - it seems to be a crapshoot these days unless I keep track of what's been on a particular wall and what's recently changed. – LegoSonicBoy Feb 14 at 14:12
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    @LegoSonicBoy at the LEGO store closest to me, they regularly remove pieces from the PAB wall that no longer looks new. But some stores may not be so diligent about this. My strategy is to get parts from the higher bins, as there is less chance of snotty little hands handling the pieces. :D – TheBrickBlogger Feb 15 at 15:19
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No. 10 out of 10 orders were in perfect condition. Cleaning the bricks would have been a waste of time, and would have added unneccessary scratches.

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