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elTee
11-19-2003, 10:37 AM
Okay, with another new post related to Ebay I'm beginning to think we need a new forum. Just a buying / selling one - if you have something to sell, post it there. Similarly, if you want something, post an ad and then sellers, or Ebay surfers can let you know if a copy of what you want is available.

Does anyone think this is a good idea? Would it get used much? Or do you prefer having the ads in the main forum? Personally, I can swing both ways on this, but if the buying / selling was in a separate forum, desperate posts about "I want Zak McKracken!!!!" wouldn't get shunted down to the bottom of the page and out of sight and mind.

Alien426
11-19-2003, 11:41 AM
Buying stuff is a very personal matter and should never be discussed in a forum.

It would create too many bids, which is bad for buyers and I'm almost always the buyer.

elTee
11-19-2003, 02:59 PM
I don't mean swap addresses and arrange the whole deal in front of everyone else, but rather continue the way people do it now in a forum specifically devoted to it. Example:

-Enter the forum
-Make post "Day of the Tentacle"
-"I am looking for a copy of Day of the Tentacle. Can anyone help?"

*A few days pass*

-reply: "there's one on Ebay here"
etc.

Or, alternatively, if you are selling:
-post: "Full throttle Bandana for sale"
-"I have this item and am selling it on Ebay here"

Ebay (or any other auction site, for that matter) would be encouraged, but if people want to arrange transactions themself they can do so at their own risk. I myself have bought an item from someone in the forum (who I didn't know at all well) with no Ebay or anything, just a paypal transaction. The item arrived as promised, from many thousands of miles away, in perfect condition.

It would obviously be better for rarer items like soundtracks and promo items, but we could do a buyers / sellers FAQ like the one Remi did in the Monkey Island forum. This would have all the info and rules, like "many games appear on Ebay, check it regularly. Please do not sell copies of games, or any illegal versions" etc.

Anyway, its just an idea. Keep the responses coming.

scabb
11-19-2003, 02:59 PM
Just throw it all in one thread. Or charge people for advertising their auctions.

elTee
11-19-2003, 03:01 PM
Hmm, a thread would work I think. We'd have to glue it near the top of the page though.

SamNMax
11-20-2003, 12:58 AM
Ebay sucks. I got screwed out of a deal for a really rare game.

Wait a minute, I never paid for it. That's why I didn't get it.

ptdc
11-20-2003, 05:00 PM
A thread would work, but a forum would be better because you could have all the "LOOK AT WHAT I GOT ON EBAY!" threads in it.

SirPsych0
11-21-2003, 09:50 AM
I thinks it's an excellent idea - and not just because I'm selling The Dig's soundtrack right at this very moment ;)

And seriously - I think that the major part of LucasArts fans related community sticks to these forums (i.e. lucasforums.com), and many people are always seeking items to fulfill their collection - and I believe many of them collect, like myself - so a dedicated forum will be a great help for all of us. Maybe a sub-division should be considered - for example, when you're in, you'll see "eBay", "GameTZ", "some other site", "personal peer-to-peer deals", etc.

bgbennyboy
11-21-2003, 05:06 PM
I think its a decent idea, my only worry would be that it means even less posts in this forum.