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Topic   NO DIB LIMITS! The Official Get A Steal / Give A Steal threadBronze Star+

Jeff
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7)
* 24-Feb-2017(#1)
The standard GameTZ rules apply to this thread!!! You must be at least a bronze star in order to participate. International traders participate at your own discretion. You may be required to cover partial or all shipping costs.

Please hold any discussions about this thread here:

https://gametz.com/General_Marketplace/chatting-of...


Concept: The concept is Pay-It-Forward ... getting great deals to offer up great deals. This isn't an opportunity to offload your unwanted junk...If you attempt to do so, you will be unable to participate in the future. Don't feel anxiety to participate... have fun! The objective is to offer awesome deals to the community as a new way of trading!

Prohibited items: Any sort of mystery box or lot, pirated items such as: loaded systems, loaded hard drives or memory cards with ROMs on them (SNES / NES Mini, Vitas with ROMs, XBox 360 Hard Drive w/ Games, etc.), pre-ordered games.

Guidelines:

The person beginning the thread will post a steal they would like to offer the community. The first person to claim (or dib) the steal will have the opportunity to keep that steal. They then post a steal that is worthy enough of also being claimed! But, beware!... if your steal is not good enough to be chosen, you may lose the item you claimed! See #3 for further detail once it is claimed!

1.) You will have a maximum of two (2) hours to have your steal dibbed. In the interest of your own time, you should post your steal as soon as you claim a steal. The two (2) hour window begins the moment your dib is time stamped. If your steal is not dibbed within the three two (2) time frame, the previous steal will again be available. Once the previous steal becomes available, it will only last for one (1) hour and not two (2) hours like brand new steals.

2.) If you dib a steal, please do not pend your trade until the person claiming your steal also has posted a steal that too has been claimed.

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 -- contingent on having his, and the next person's steal dibbed.
Person B posts steal
Person C dibs
Person C posts steal
Person E dibs
Person A accepts Person B's offer


Please do not dib a steal on behalf of another user and you may not consecutively dib two steals in a row immediately in order to "lock in" your previous steal. However, if 30 minutes pass, you are allowed to consecutively dib.

Example of what Consecutive Dibbing is:

Person A posts a steal
Person B dibs it
Person B posts a steal
Person C dibs it
Person C posts a steal
Person B dibs it


3.) Only steals posted between the hours of 3 AM and 7 AM EST will receive an extension outside of the previous three (3) hour window good until 12 PM Eastern Standard Time -- or until dibbed.

4.) There is a $15 required steal minimum, and a $100 cap. This means you must post your steal between these two price values (unless given approval). FREE INDIVIDUAL Items are allowed if valued at least $25 ... this means no bundles of free items to equal $25... if your item is not free, it still must be priced at least $15. This is to keep the value chain high and reduces the chain of potential free item(s) after free item(s).

Please refrain from requiring payment (publicly) to another user as a stipulation for your steal (i.e: Game X - $20 payable to Jeff). This is to avoid a chain of people all requiring payment to the previous person. You may organize your payment terms in your pending trade conversation.



new The Review Team will determine if a steal needs to be revised, or if further action is needed. Any questions about a steal, you can message me or one of these great users below. The Review Team has the right to interject at anytime if needed to help regulate. We do not pre-review steals, veto or judge them...the thread should flow normally and we will only step in when necessary. These members are still able to participate in the thread. If you would like to assist, send me a PM! new

Lunar GameTZ Gold Subscriber 850 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
Dustin GameTZ Subscriber 650 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
Jeff GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7)

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longhornsk57
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
5-Oct-2017(#161)
Yeah maybe start on the 15th or so,
bumsplikity
Gold Good Trader
5-Oct-2017(#162)
I am interested in this as well, glad to see it may be coming back
ResqTek
Gold Global Trader (10) Has Written 8 Reviews
5-Oct-2017(#163)
Sure!

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
5-Oct-2017(#164)
Jeff wrote:
> there will be SNES classics around :) maybe even NES.. (not from me though, lol)
>
>
But they will be available for you to get one 😊
BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
5-Oct-2017(#165)
Wheels617 wrote:
> I could toss some vita and 3ds stuff into the mix and I'm still not super fond of
> this Jaguar bleedingviolet

I know you're not and I'm sorry I've been going crazy at auctions. It's worth a lot though you'd be giving up a TON of value if there is a 100 limit.

People may not want it here for what it goes for complete but trust me it's worth money. I'm sure when you put it up I will try with everyone else 😊
Missile
Gold Good Trader
5-Oct-2017(#166)
BleedingViolet wrote:
> Wheels617 wrote:
>> I could toss some vita and 3ds stuff into the mix and I'm still not super fond
> of
>> this Jaguar bleedingviolet

> People may not want it here for what it goes for complete but trust me it's worth
> money. I'm sure when you put it up I will try with everyone else 😊
What is this hustle even. I can't believe there is anyone mad enough to fork over serious cash for a Tempest 2000 machine.
BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
5-Oct-2017(#167)
Missile wrote:
> BleedingViolet wrote:
>> Wheels617 wrote:
> |>> I could toss some vita and 3ds stuff into the mix and I'm still not super fond
>> of
> |>> this Jaguar bleedingviolet
>
>> People may not want it here for what it goes for complete but trust me it's worth
>> money. I'm sure when you put it up I will try with everyone else 😊
> What is this hustle even. I can't believe there is anyone mad enough to fork over
> serious cash for a Tempest 2000 machine.

I LOVE Jaguar no hustle needed. I have a Jaguar but my controller were damaged and he has one that is complete.

Also did you not notice in RTT I posted a craigslist local link for an original tempest arcade machine? I've never seen one before and even at 800 you can't say it's not a damn cool arcade to have at home 😊
PlayYing
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
5-Oct-2017(#168)
Bonesaw is ready!


(So am I)
longhornsk57
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
5-Oct-2017(#169)
PlayYing wrote:
> Bonesaw is ready!
>
>
> (So am I)

Lol best line ever, I loved that scene so much.
PlayYing
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
5-Oct-2017(#170)
May suggest we do tiers? Like steals under $50. Steals under $100. Steals over $100 for lunar and kingofgames /s
BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
5-Oct-2017(#171)
PlayYing wrote:
> May suggest we do tiers? Like steals under $50. Steals under $100. Steals over $100
> for lunar and kingofgames /s

I get why that would make sense of course, I do also think it excludes people from either tier and it's way too complicated and somewhat subjective as far as exact values go.

I always felt as close to the original as possible and most steals speak for themselves by whether or not they are picked up right away or not.

@Missile posted the opening steal and it's already gone essentially X15 I cannot see that sitting for more than ten seconds after the start of the thread.
Prime
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
6-Oct-2017(#172)
May I ask.. let's say I don't have anything of great value $20 or under but hook it up so it's still a significant steal/deal and when I take someone up on a deal steal do I take something of parallel value or am I mixing up this and like a some kind of "box", hot potato like thing.
BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
6-Oct-2017(#173)
Gomez wrote:
> May I ask.. let's say I don't have anything of great value $20 or under but hook
> it up so it's still a significant steal/deal and when I take someone up on a deal
> steal do I take something of parallel value or am I mixing up this and like a some
> kind of "box", hot potato like thing.

Well it's kinda hard to explain how it works since there is this huge ebb and flow of value throughout the life of the thread. The thread isn't just what's obviously the steal at the time, it can can sometimes go back a few steals based on value.

Let's say person a puts up what missile just did for 20 I'm going to say his item is worth 100 since I didn't price it and it's a rare sealed collectors item. That's an 80 dollar value that you would want to try to pass on to the next person with either maybe plus 20 or minus 20 value range. You can put together bundles of games because most items are not 100 dollars by themselves. But they have to be deemed a steal or no one will take you up on your offer.

Even if your giving up a huge steal depending on how popular the steal your getting say if you dibs an snes classic or a switch you have to be giving up something that is just amazing even though an snes classic has an msrp of 80 it's selling 150-200 all day on eBay (although that has been downtrending but will climb again towards Christmas).

Anyways it depends on what you put up as a steal and what you just stole from someone else.

Sometimes it's strictly actual value other times it's perceived value based on how hot that item is at the time. The best thing is if you see something you want call dibs and ask @Jeff if your values on what you want to offer are good. He's usually fair and honest (but he is partial to certain games like Zelda!) and he is always willing to help someone feel welcome.

Hope I cleared it up but I probably made it worse 😐
Prime
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 6-Oct-2017(#174)
@BleedingViolet thank you, that cleared up my inquiry nicely. Also appreciate you leaving my $1 puzznic bid alone. I sensed maybe if I'd not bid on it you might have but instead didn't want to be the reason i didn't end up with it and I think both your answer here and that were very sweet sir.

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
6-Oct-2017(#175)
Gomez wrote:
> @BleedingViolet thank you, that cleared up my inquiry nicely. Also appreciate you
> leaving my $1 puzznic bid alone. I sensed maybe if I'd not bid on it you might have
> but instead didn't want to be the reason i didn't end up with it and I think both
> your answer here and that were very sweet sir.
>
>

I wasn't going to bid on a game you wanted knowing that was the only thing you had a bid on, and again to reiterate when I play through metroid if you don't win your bids you can just have my copy or borrow it until our next trade. No worries sir and you're welcome 😊
DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
6-Oct-2017(#176)
The first rule of fight club is you do not talk about fight club.

https://gametz.com/General_Marketplace/chatting-of...

The second rule of fight club is you do not talk about fight club.
Jeff
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7)
6-Oct-2017(#177)
I guess the interest is here... I'm going to review the rules -- not necessarily make any changes, but only if need be... and we'll go from there.

@Missile will be leading us off when we get the ball rolling. I'll let you all know when we have the positive to go

Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
6-Oct-2017(#178)
Hai hai hai

Jeff
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7)
18-Oct-2017(#179)
@Missile you ready buddy? :) I'm thinking we can give this a test run for 24 hours starting tomorrow or Friday... what do you guys think is best?

tonymack21
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews Secret Santa
18-Oct-2017(#180)
Friday sounds best, but either way is good!

Prime
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
18-Oct-2017(#181)
Just to clarify; this is a steal thead and not a good deal thread. So like a $100 item marked down to $75/$80 is a solid deal but not a steal. For some historical perspective maybe someone can show me a few examples from the last round?
tonymack21
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 3 Reviews Secret Santa
18-Oct-2017(#182)
yes, and the key is reciprocating a like value on what you offer, if you get something 50 under market, your offer needs to be a total of about that +/- a tiny bit.

getting a 100 dollar item for 50 and offering something that's 30 for 15 doesn't count, though the percentage is the same.


PlayYing
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
18-Oct-2017(#183)
Roles the same as last? No mystery box, free ok aslong as it follows the value ROI?
Wheels617
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
18-Oct-2017(#184)
I actually have a decent bit of stuff I could set free if things I am looking for come up. Vita games, Jaguar and games and probably some snes games/controllers as my snes classic is getting delivered today!
DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
18-Oct-2017(#185)
Gomez wrote:
> Just to clarify; this is a steal thead and not a good deal thread. So like a $100
> item marked down to $75/$80 is a solid deal but not a steal. For some historical
> perspective maybe someone can show me a few examples from the last round?

I sold a couple Wii U system/game bundles last round For $100 or less iirc. Basically if you have to ask "Is this a steal" it's probably not, you'll know if you're giving a good deal or a normal GTZ offer pretty quickly. But depending on the item, it's hard to tell. A SNES Classic for $80 would likely be gladly snatched up, since they're in such high demand at the moment.
Jeff
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7)
18-Oct-2017(#186)
looks like i didnt have to respond to anything. :)

We will get started tomorrow at 9 AM EST... is that cool with everyone? @Missile are you ready to offer up your steal?

Jeff
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7)
18-Oct-2017(#187)
Gomez wrote:
> Just to clarify; this is a steal thead and not a good deal thread. So like a $100
> item marked down to $75/$80 is a solid deal but not a steal. For some historical
> perspective maybe someone can show me a few examples from the last round?

On the main post, go to the bottom and it'll say "this thread has older posts" and you can read from the beginning.

Missile
Gold Good Trader
18-Oct-2017(#188)
Jeff wrote:
> looks like i didnt have to respond to anything. :)
>
> We will get started tomorrow at 9 AM EST... is that cool with everyone? @Missile
> are you ready to offer up your steal?
Yeah, yeah, i have it ready.
Jeff
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7)
* 18-Oct-2017(#189)
We will go for a little over 24 hours... we'll get started at 9:00 AM Friday and go to 5 PM on Saturday. Then in early November or so, we can get it running for a week.

DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 18-Oct-2017(#190)
Unless I get my items shipped to a third party I'll have to sit this one out, the early November one too. It's fine, don't have anything huge to offer this round anyways. But I'll be here for my witty commentary at least!
Jeff
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7)
18-Oct-2017(#191)
DiamondDave wrote:
> Unless I get my items shipped to a third party I'll have to sit this one out, the
> early November one too. It's fine, don't have anything huge to offer this round
> anyways. But I'll be here for my witty commentary at least!

sure you will ;)
longhornsk57
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
18-Oct-2017(#192)
Why is this for just 3 days?
Missile
Gold Good Trader
18-Oct-2017(#193)
DiamondDave wrote:
> Unless I get my items shipped to a third party I'll have to sit this one out, the
> early November one too. It's fine, don't have anything huge to offer this round
> anyways. But I'll be here for my witty commentary at least!
On vacation?
DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
18-Oct-2017(#194)
@longhornsk57 to piss you off!

@Missile Got a move coming up, on a quest to spend absolutely no money on games, shipping or any of the other crap that usually drains my account. Wanna have about 4K in the bank by the end of November and I'm on track so far.
Jeff
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7)
18-Oct-2017(#195)
longhornsk57 wrote:
> Why is this for just 3 days?

It's for 1 day to see how smooth it goes... then in early Nov, we will run it for a week.

longhornsk57
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 18-Oct-2017(#196)
Jeff wrote:
> We will go for a little over 24 hours... we'll get started at 9:00 AM tomorrow and
> go to 5 PM on Saturday. Then in early November or so, we can get it running for a
> week.
>
that's like 2.5 days unless I am missing something?


Jeff wrote:
> longhornsk57 wrote:
>> Why is this for just 3 days?
>
> It's for 1 day to see how smooth it goes... then in early Nov, we will run it for
> a week.
That's cool, just seems we already know how it goes since we've done this a couple times already, but it's your call bossman.

@DiamondDave no YOU shut up!
DiamondDave
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
18-Oct-2017(#197)
NO U
Jeff
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7)
* 18-Oct-2017(#198)
longhornsk57 wrote:
> Jeff wrote:
>> We will go for a little over 24 hours... we'll get started at 9:00 AM tomorrow
> and
>> go to 5 PM on Saturday. Then in early November or so, we can get it running for
> a
>> week.
>>
> that's like 2.5 days unless I am missing something?
>
>
> Jeff wrote:
>> longhornsk57 wrote:
> |>> Why is this for just 3 days?
>>
>> It's for 1 day to see how smooth it goes... then in early Nov, we will run it
> for
>> a week.
> That's cool, just seems we already know how it goes since we've done this a couple
> times already, but it's your call bossman.
>
> @DiamondDave no YOU shut up!

we're starting Friday not Thursday. It will take some time to get into a smooth rhythm... usually does. Unless you guys are generous up front

Missile
Gold Good Trader
18-Oct-2017(#199)
uh... tomorrow IS Thursday.
Jeff
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7)
18-Oct-2017(#200)
Jeff wrote:
>
> we're starting Friday not Thursday. It will take some time to get into a smooth rhythm...
> usually does. Unless you guys are generous up front
>
>


longhornsk57
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
18-Oct-2017(#201)
Missile wrote:
> uh... tomorrow IS Thursday.

Yeah this was my confusion, so we're not starting tomorrow?

Topic   NO DIB LIMITS! The Official Get A Steal / Give A Steal threadBronze Star+