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Topic   UPDATED Official Get A Steal - Give A Steal topic $100 or LESS ONLY

Jeff
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* 24-Feb-2017(#1)
This topic had many older posts which were moved here:

http://gametz.com/General_Marketplace/updated-offi...



*PLEASE USE THE SCORING SYSTEM TO VOTE IF YOU THINK THE ITEMS OFFERED ARE A STEAL OR NOT... MESSAGE ME IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS, DO NOT POST THEM HERE... PLEASE DO NOT PEND YOUR TRADE UNTIL THE PERSON CLAIMING YOUR DEAL HAS POSTED ONE UP OF THEIR OWN AND IT TOO HAS BEEN CLAIMED!*


*YOU HAVE 12 HOURS FOR SOMEONE TO DIB YOUR STEAL

Otherwise, the original steal you previously had dibs on will be available again and you lose your opportunity to re-claim. If you offer TWO unclaimed steals, you will be unable to participate in the future.


MAKE IT A GOOD ONE! STEALS ONLY... IF YOU ARE BUYING STEALS AND ONLY OFFERING SPORTS GAMES OR LESSER SOUGHT AFTER TITLES, YOU WILL BE WARNED ... THIS IS NOT AN OPPORTUNITY TO OFFLOAD YOUR JUNK...USE THE FREEBIE FORUM IF THIS IS YOUR INTENTION...Please only list one item at a time... Options are OK as well (i.e Game X on PS1 or Game X on PS2
*



This is the order you should be posting your steals, sending and accepting offers.
Person A posts steal
Person B dibs and sends pre-accepted offer
Person B posts steal
Person C dibs
Person A accepts Person B's offer

Thanks whitefire!



I had an idea... if it doesn't work, oh well.. but, it won't hurt to try. It'll also be a good opportunity to make some trades (you should be making 2 trades... one buying, one selling if everything goes smoothly).

My idea is the first person will post a deal (Me in this case)... Item + price (Condition is a must) within reason. It must be a deal. Not a $50 game for 47 + shipping... etc. Prices must be shipped. Please try to keep the items below $100 value We don't want people posting "deal on MacBook Pro for $800" that way the cycle will not be blocked. Unless you are offering an absolute steal for an item over $100, please do not do it.

Please review all of your resources (eBay, Craigslist, GameTZ, CAG... whatever... just make sure what you're offering is a steal)

If you have less trades, you still send first... basic site rules still apply no matter what. If you are comfortable sending same time (gold stars Gold Star to Quintuple Gold Star and up, that's fine.

Once you agree to a deal (STEAL!), you must then offer a deal (STEAL!) of your own...




Example:

I post Phantasy Star 3 - Genesis (cart only, fair condition) for $10 paypal shipped

@billy wants my Phantasy Star 3 for Genesis for $10 shipped... he then posts "dibs on Phantasy Star 3"

the first person to post "dibs on X item" gets the item. Please clarify what you are getting dibs on to avoid confusion. If you are the first person to post, you must send that person an offer for the item immediately. The deal giver must verify that this person is the first one to post dibs and then can accept the offer.

Once the offer is accepted, @billy must post a deal of his own to offer... He offers Pokemon Gold for $15... and the cycle will continue. If he knows for sure he is the first one to get dibs, he can post his deal right after... so on and so forth. Someone else will then say "dibs on @billy 's Pokemon Gold"

We'll see how the topic goes.

Examples of Deals Made so Far...
1.) Jeff sold Phantasy Star 2 (cart only) for $13 shipped to @Tad
2.) DiamondDave gets Tad's DOOM for $10 + ship and offers a PS3 bundle for $60 shipped!
3.) Yooka dibs the PS3 Bundle and offers - LittleBigPlanet 3 (PS4) New and Sealed and Perfect Dark (N64 complete) with the option of Freedom Wings (DS) Complete and Whiplash (PS2) Complete...
4.) ResqTek dibs Yooka 's deal! and he offers Weeds Seasons 1-5 on Blu Ray. Seasons 3 and 5 are still sealed (BUYER PAYS SHIPPING!)
5.) KingofGames dibs Weeds Seasons 1-5 on Bluray Disc and offers Pokemon Silver and Sapphire for $10 shipped
6.) Geewiz dibs KingofGames Pokemon Silver and Sapphire and offers a Wii U system only 32GB (fair condition) for $50 shipped
7.) Whitefire dibs the Wii U system and offers Mario Kart 8 Wii U (Complete, VG) for $18 shipped.
8.) Lunar dibs MK8 and offers a PS3 bundle for $75+shipping!
9.) BleedingViolet claims the PS3 bundle and offers a sealed KOTOR 2... absolutely free!
10.) Pathlesscookies claims KOTOR2 + Lego SW: TFA and offers Max Steel, Railroad Tycoon 2 (sealed) a bunch of other various games for free!
11.) Whitefire claims Pathlesscookies' bundle and offers Wii U pro controller for $20!
12.) Dashey claims the Pro Controller and offers Lego Star Wars Force Awakens PlayStation 4 + oBher freebie games
13.) BleedingViolet claims Lego: SW - TFA and offers Lego: Lord of the Rings (DS/Sealed), Godfather (XB-Complete), Final Fantasy (PSP-Complete), Finding Nemo 2 Disc (complete), Boondock Saints (BDR - sealed), Buffy 1st season (complete), COD: Advanced Warfare (PS4), RE6 (360 / Sealed) for $20 amazon credit

Thanks all, have fun.



Jeff

gameremporium
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6-Mar-2017(#161)
I want some handheld rpgs deals or systems lol
SirConnery
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6-Mar-2017(#162)
I'm preparing some awesome dibs for future dibs calling.
Wheels617
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6-Mar-2017(#163)
Wheres all the Nintendo GameCube stuff at?
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6-Mar-2017(#164)
SirConnery wrote:
> I'm preparing some awesome dibs for future dibs calling.

Same here. Trying to have stuff ready in the back burner.



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Jeff
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6-Mar-2017(#165)
I think it's beyond that threshold where the individual has enough time to post another deal.

I'm considering implementing a rule where the dibber is unable to deal for the item they claim unless they post their steal first, that would remove the possibility of someone pending a trade and then not posting a steal up.

...unless @bill will allow the person offering the steal to cancel the trade without repercussions (cancelled trade on their account) due to the dibber not posting a legitimate steal or not posting one period.

Thoughts? @bill ?




Jeff
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6-Mar-2017(#166)
Wheels617 wrote:
> Wheres all the Nintendo GameCube stuff at?

Aw crap, forgot I have a system and some games I don't care about. Hmm!
bill
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6-Mar-2017(#167)
I'm not sure I understand what you're talking about. I don't have a way to allow cancel without repercussions in certain cases (how would the system know it's a "steal" "dib" whatever that means, etc.?)

But, assuming you're all on-board with this (is it really necessary?), the person getting canceled on always has the power to just delete the canceled trade such that it doesn't impact the person canceling. So, you guys can just all agree to do that. I think it would be better to not pend trades that aren't going to happen, though.
Jeff
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6-Mar-2017(#168)
What I'm referring to is if the person who agrees to take the steal does not post one up, but pends a trade for one they have claimed (dibbed).

In the event a trade is pended, and the person does not post a deal up.. for example:

you dib a game from me,
you sent me the offer, i accepted.
trade has been pended
you did not post your steal in the thread (within the acceptable time frame)
i have to cancel the trade now and it goes on record as a cancelled trade

in order for it to not stay on record, the other person has to remove the cancelled trade... what if they don't remove it from their record?



Jeff
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* 6-Mar-2017(#169)
Just be frank about why the trade was cancelled and link to the thread. They can throw a fit and mark it as cancelled in "retaliation" but if someone reads it I think they're intelligent enough to understand without involving site moderation to bend the gates up for us when the occasion arises :p

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6-Mar-2017(#170)
DiamondDave wrote:
> Just be frank about why the trade was cancelled and link to the thread. They can
> throw a fit and mark it as cancelled in "retaliation" but if someone reads it I think
> they're intelligent enough to understand without involving site moderation to crack
> gates open for us. :p

Some people would rather not have it on their page showing cancelled trades period... and other people may not click the link to see why it was cancelled nor understand the whole "i didnt give a steal so it was cancelled" concept.



Jeff
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* 6-Mar-2017(#171)
If common sense can't prevail and you feel it necessary to bring mods in on this to clean up...

Hindsight maneuver: pend trades with "Contingent on accepted steal" and don't accept the trade until the next steal is claimed. Will remove the need.

Anyone who doesn't read is probably not someone you want to trade with anyways.
Jeff
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* 6-Mar-2017(#172)
DiamondDave wrote:
> If common sense can't prevail and you feel it necessary to bring mods in on this
> to clean up...
>
> Hindsight maneuver: pend trades with "Contingent on accepted steal" and don't accept
> the trade until the next steal is claimed. Will remove the need.
>
> Anyone who doesn't read is probably not someone you want to trade with anyways.

That's my concern. People who don't read :)

I'll make sure to update the main post though.

Also, if someone is dibbing your steal, you don't really "decide" to trade with them... they're claiming your deal. So, it just kind of happens.



Jeff
whitefire
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* 6-Mar-2017(#173)
Person A posts steal
Person B dibs and sends pre-accepted offer
Person B posts steal
Person C dibs
Person A accepts Person B's offer

If 18 hours goes by (seems like the sweet spot), and no one has claimed person B's offer, person B has 1 "second chance steal" and has 6 hours to post another steal, or he or she forfeits his or her dib. If no one dibs on the second steal, person B also forfeits his or her dib.

Obviously, it should move faster than this, but I think this is reasonable. Any rules we make will be difficult for some people to follow. There's no getting around that.



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Wheels617
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6-Mar-2017(#174)
Its too bad this thread has gotten so serious, it was much more light-hearted in the beginning. :(
whitefire
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6-Mar-2017(#175)
Wheels617 wrote:
> Its too bad this thread has gotten so serious, it was much more light-hearted in
> the beginning. :(

I agree. I love this thread. I wish it didn't have to go all "ruly."



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Jeff
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6-Mar-2017(#176)
Wheels617 wrote:
> Its too bad this thread has gotten so serious, it was much more light-hearted in
> the beginning. :(

There's nothing wrong with the thread, we are just trying to establish a rule to keep the flow going... the current steal offered received 24 negs and they didn't offer anything else up in place.



Jeff
whitefire
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* 6-Mar-2017(#177)
I liked the idea earlier to create a separate discussion thread and your idea to move this to your personal forum. That way, you could delete discussion posts and keep it dibs and steals only. Maybe "great deal," etc. comments or questions about the steals are ok, but otherwise, no discussion.



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Jeff
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6-Mar-2017(#178)
The only thing changing is the time you should accept the offer... everything else is still the same. People have items available to offer, but right now -- with the only steal on the table, the community doesn't feel it is a true steal.



Jeff
Wheels617
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6-Mar-2017(#179)
I am not saying anything is wrong with the thread, I just wish it wasn't necessary to interrupt the flow of the thread to chide people, however I realize this is an intrinsic problem when relying on the honor system.



Jeff wrote:
> Wheels617 wrote:
>> Its too bad this thread has gotten so serious, it was much more light-hearted
> in
>> the beginning. :(
>
> There's nothing wrong with the thread, we are just trying to establish a rule to
> keep the flow going... the current steal offered received 24 negs and they didn't
> offer anything else up in place.
>
>
Ryan
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6-Mar-2017(#180)
Moving it to a personal forum I think would kill the thread. I think we just need a new steal up and it'll get flowing again!!
Jeff
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* 6-Mar-2017(#181)
As soon as we can get a flow going, the thread will be fine. If we don't set a time limit on when you should be posting your steals, that is what will cause the thread to come to a halt (as it has now).

@shadyfozzie do you have another steal you would like to offer up? I'll give you until 12 PM EST... if nothing is posted, Lunar's deals will be available again.




Jeff
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6-Mar-2017(#182)
CURRENT STEAL: @shadyfozzie

Batman vs. Robin and batman killing joke blue ray for $10 shipped (2 seperate blu rays)



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Frank
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6-Mar-2017(#183)
Are there penalties if nobody claims your deal?
I'm just afraid this thread could turn into "Oh I'll claim this item and offer junk so nobody picks it. "

Maybe have a 3 strike rule?



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6-Mar-2017(#184)
Yooka wrote:
> Are there penalties if nobody claims your deal?
> I'm just afraid this thread could turn into "Oh I'll claim this item and offer junk
> so nobody picks it. "
>
> Maybe have a 3 strike rule?
>
>

The rules laid out in the initial post kinda hint at that, but yeah...if you're offering up junk after claiming a legit steal, we need to re-evaluate.
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6-Mar-2017(#185)
I want to avoid adding rules unless absolutely necessary... we will see what happens.



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Ryan
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6-Mar-2017(#186)
Wouldn't it just bounce back to Lunar's deals?
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6-Mar-2017(#187)
Ryan wrote:
> Wouldn't it just bounce back to Lunar's deals?

Correct, updated rules to reflect the deal will bounceback



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* 6-Mar-2017(#188)
Lunar wrote:
> Guess not too good. How about these:
>
> Nintendo 3DS Pokemon Alpha Sapphire (Sealed) - $10 shipped
>
> or
>
> Nintendo Entertainment System Dragon Warrior (Cart + manual) & Dragon Warrior II (Cart Only) - $20 shipped
>
>

Dibs on pokemon alpha sapphire sealed for $10 if still available
Jeff
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6-Mar-2017(#189)
gameremporium wrote:
> Lunar wrote:
>> Guess not too good. How about these:
>>
>> Nintendo 3DS Pokemon Alpha Sapphire (Sealed) - $10 shipped
>>
>> or
>>
>> Nintendo Entertainment System Dragon Warrior (Cart + manual) & Dragon Warrior II (Cart Only) - $20 shipped
>>
>>
>
> Dibs on pokemon alpha sapphire sealed for $10 if still available

You have to wait until 12:01 PM EST to claim. Going to give shady a bit more time to update his steal... otherwise, the deals will become available again.



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6-Mar-2017(#190)
Jeff wrote:
> gameremporium wrote:
>> Lunar wrote:
> |>> Guess not too good. How about these:
> |>>
> |>> Nintendo 3DS Pokemon Alpha Sapphire (Sealed) - $10 shipped
> |>>
> |>> or
> |>>
> |>> Nintendo Entertainment System Dragon Warrior (Cart + manual) & Dragon Warrior II (Cart Only) - $20 shipped
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> Dibs on pokemon alpha sapphire sealed for $10 if still available
>
> You have to wait until 12:01 PM EST to claim. Going to give shady a bit more time
> to update his steal... otherwise, the deals will become available again.
>
>

Oh ok lol
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6-Mar-2017(#191)
Already received an offer from gameremporium claiming Pokemon...so am I cancelling my trade with shady? It's already pended...

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Jeff
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6-Mar-2017(#192)
Lunar wrote:
> Already received an offer from gameremporium claiming Pokemon...so am I cancelling
> my trade with shady? It's already pended...
>

If at 12:01 he doesn't post anything better, it's @gameremporium 's dib.




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Jeff
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* 6-Mar-2017(#193)
Added whitefire's method to dibbing and sending offers / accepting to the main post.



Jeff
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* 6-Mar-2017(#194)
Good job, Whitefire! MORE REGULATIONS
Jeff
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6-Mar-2017(#195)
DiamondDave wrote:
> Good job, Whitefire! MORE REGULATIONS

Not a regulation, it makes things easier. It helps prevent the flow from stopping. Ideally steals should be claimed within the hour / within minutes if they are genuinely good deals :)



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6-Mar-2017(#196)
I suggested the same thing, it was jokes. I agree with it.
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6-Mar-2017(#197)
Jeff wrote:
> Added whitefire's method to dibbing and sending offers / accepting to the main post.
>
>

ok so you shouldn't accept an offer on your steal until the person claiming your items offers something that someone takes. I may not have written that well but that should work pretty well, will keep someone getting caught in the middle and having to cancel or send anyone's money back.

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Jeff
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6-Mar-2017(#198)
tonymack21 wrote:
> Jeff wrote:
>> Added whitefire's method to dibbing and sending offers / accepting to the main
> post.
>>
>>
>
> ok so you shouldn't accept an offer on your steal until the person claiming your
> items offers something that someone takes. I may not have written that well but
> that should work pretty well, will keep someone getting caught in the middle and
> having to cancel or send anyone's money back.
>
>

Yep, we're still working things out here but that seems to be a major hurdle that can be alleviated by that process :) I hope bill can help Lunar avoid getting a cancelled trade with that transaction if it has to be removed.



Jeff
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6-Mar-2017(#199)
DiamondDave wrote:
> Good job, Whitefire! MORE REGULATIONS

Rule 15: If you don't like the first 14 rules, go fudge yourself.



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gameremporium
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6-Mar-2017(#200)
I'll take dibs on the pokemon from lunar if shady doesn't reply by the stated time :)
gameremporium
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6-Mar-2017(#201)
Pmd lunar with an offer I'll post a steal in a bit. At children's hospital with my daughter atm

Topic   UPDATED Official Get A Steal - Give A Steal topic $100 or LESS ONLY