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u4ea

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new idea
« on: September 26, 2003, 11:14:34 PM »

how does everyone feel about maybe having our own auctions? who knows it might be fun?
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Re:new idea
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2003, 02:14:53 AM »

hate to be a wet blanket on this one, but I'd rather not bid against fellow Troopers.  I always keep an eye out on ebay for bidder usernames that look familiar.
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Re:new idea
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2003, 03:33:19 PM »

the idea sounds great but seth has a point
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Re:new idea
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2003, 05:29:13 PM »

I see no problem with auctions,  this way you don't decide who get the stuff your selling.
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2003, 11:31:58 PM »

Part of the point of the old board and for that matter, the manner of business at most boards (star wars, not mcfarlane) was to actually be helpful to your fellow collectors.  Essentially offer the items you no longer want for cost or shipping.  

I started on the board here 2-3 years ago, same time as rebelscum board.  The prevailing theory was just that and at the time at RS if you were charging too much and deemed to be scalping items, you were basically toast.  It never seemed to happen on the old board here, so no big deal.  And most people looked at items people were charging too much for and laughed.  

I am opposed to the idea (though like to see suggestions).  Ebay already exists and I see no point in encouraging a mentality that has people wanting more money if two people start bidding against each other.  If you want profit and think it's hot, take it to ebay.  

I suspect there would also be huge ramifications for the poor guys running the board with the first auction that went bad.  We may be mostly Canadians, but don't kid yourself, someone's bound to scream "not my fault" or something like that and try to hold the board responsible.  

This hobby and the people I know in it are about helping, not turning a quick buck.  Or at least that's how I understand this board.
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Re:new idea
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2003, 01:38:39 AM »

It would be hard to regulate and facilitate, it would only take a deal to go sour before crap hit the fan.
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Re:new idea
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2003, 06:56:58 PM »

i didn't really think about the more expensive things. but i think it might be cool. actually, nitrog, didn't you almost have a bidding war?
it was just a thought. i'd rather not have people get ripped off. but i thought it might be fun.
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Re:new idea
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2003, 07:25:56 PM »

I agree lets have auctions.
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Re:new idea
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2003, 07:37:28 PM »

hey, don't feel like we're slamming you or beating you down.  ideas and suggestions are great.  lots of ideas never come to fruition but many have spawned some truly great ones further down the road that may have never come to be if it wasn't for that original thought.

a little friendly competition amongst the Troopers sounds like fun to me, I just don't think it should involve cash.
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Re:new idea
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2003, 08:15:56 PM »

But we buy sell trade all the time.  We should at least give it a try?  Wut does Koda think?
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« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2003, 09:21:26 PM »

u4ea, I suppose it was like a bidding war.   ::)Just want to trade off any spares I may have at cost.  Most hard to find items comes with a price tag and we all know how that can be i.e Toy Fair Vader $14 and change from the Fan Club and now commands over $100 U.S plus.  Ideas are always good, but it is ultimately up to the moderators. :-*

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« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2003, 09:47:44 PM »

Yes true
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Re:new idea
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2003, 10:11:23 PM »

i don't really think this board really needs auctions.

we do have the buy and sell and for the most part never really had any problems with it.

and as for choosing i think it should be first come first serve.
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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2003, 04:43:43 PM »

Naa auctions sounds easier.
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Re:new idea
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2003, 05:13:37 PM »

I agree with sbg1138 and morbug
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