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Topic   UPDATED & RUNNING: The Official Get A Steal / Give A Steal Bronze Star++

BleedingViolet
Gold Good Trader
10:01am
Jeff wrote:
> Didn't someone want DKC2 last time?
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Yes but I've got other trades I need to complete before I do anything here. Can't really afford any extra shipping or gift cards so I have to pass on everything. Maybe I'll be back in on it in May or June or if I craigslist some stuff. It's a great steal though dkc2 and deception in the same steal on different options two great games right there.
BleedingViolet
Gold Good Trader
24-Apr
It's not F5 on a kindle or on an iPhone @Jeff lol
BleedingViolet
Gold Good Trader
24-Apr
You guys have to understand this is going to fluctuate and yes the gba is an awesome steal ..... Some people may have no interest in rocking a pink gba in public though.

It's not always about the monetary values guys, it's all about who sees something they really want AND can put something out there that's sought after right now. These are all great steals so far 2 controllers was actually a great steal as well and perfect for someone who is wanting just that without paying 40 or 50 bucks brand new each.

I wanted the gba myself I'm just trying to get back to even financially. Not start paying more out. I know at least one other person who wanted it too. They just couldn't afford to spend right now either.
BleedingViolet
Gold Good Trader
24-Apr
DiamondDave wrote:
> I'm super sad I missed the Genesis 3.  * frown *

I wanted it too but I didn't have the money on hand, I probably would have posted a system too with the PayPal to whitefire but it's going to a great home so I'm happy either way.

Topic   The Retro Trade Thread Nintendo Entertainment System Super Nintendo NEC PC Engine Sega Sega Saturn PlayStation Sega Dreamcast 3DO Sega CD

BleedingViolet
Gold Good Trader
24-Apr
Yeah I kinda thought it wasn't a real game it just looked pretty cool.

BleedingViolet
Gold Good Trader
24-Apr
Lunar wrote:
> This is worth it for just this poster alone!
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What is that little racing game in the bottom left supposed to be?

Topic   48 Hour Auction Genesis PS4 and more MINUTES LEFT!

BleedingViolet
Gold Good Trader
24-Apr
Well idk I'm not trying to start anything but it was just an observation. If I was the other guy I might be annoyed. I had toy commander a million years ago and I only wanted it for nostalgia and because I wanted a new dc game (it wasn't one of my favorites honestly). But the wing commander seemed to be something he really wanted.
BleedingViolet
Gold Good Trader
24-Apr
Do people's bids count if they edit them? Not that I'm complaining or trying to keep toy commander he can have it but I know someone really seemed to want wing commander so I'm just putting that out there.
BleedingViolet
Gold Good Trader
24-Apr
Lol told ya @Gypsy but you gotta start pissing the snipers off with enough time for them to think you're going to keep going. You gotta let that swizzle marinate while they're already in battle mode if you do it too early or too late it doesn't work but some folks got to pay a little more.

I did want pitfall though and kinda samurai showdown. But I got a couple games 😊

Thank you @Tad it was an honor to bring some more nonsense to your auction sir!
BleedingViolet
Gold Good Trader
24-Apr
Samurai showdown $8.00
BleedingViolet
Gold Good Trader
23-Apr
If I was tad then how do I pull this off at almost every auction I'm a part of? I'm just evil or something
BleedingViolet
Gold Good Trader
23-Apr
Super Mario 64 $9.00
BleedingViolet
Gold Good Trader
23-Apr
Asterix and the Great Rescue w/ case $5.00
BleedingViolet
Gold Good Trader
23-Apr
My 3do is broken anyways I still gotta send it to @Kiltedgunstar anyways one day

Plus I'm not getting them I'm making them more expensivo for el snipers
BleedingViolet
Gold Good Trader
23-Apr
Ratchet and Clank $9.00
Watch Dogs $5.00
BleedingViolet
Gold Good Trader
23-Apr
Toy Commander $3.50
BleedingViolet
Gold Good Trader
23-Apr
GENESIS - cart only unless noted
Asterix and the Great Rescue w/ case $4.00
Bulls Vs. Lakers w/ case $1.00
Samurai Showdown cib $5.00
BleedingViolet
Gold Good Trader
23-Apr
That reminds me @Tad how is your latest 3do holding up?

Topic   UPDATED & RUNNING: The Official Get A Steal / Give A Steal Bronze Star++

BleedingViolet
Gold Good Trader
23-Apr
I really liked the original idea as well. The only reason it ever changed was because people were voicing very legitimate concerns just like the one you brought up of people trying to take advantage of the best steals.

I don't mind the veto idea other than there's so many other complications as it is, if the veto power was the only thing in place it would probably be just fine.
BleedingViolet
Gold Good Trader
23-Apr
Well people will always feel insecure until they post something and get involved and other people such as even tonymack felt their stuff wasn't good enough. I know everyone's values are different. I got almost all amazing steals and no one can say I didn't because it was stuff I really thought was worth it. I did try to offer gift cards that were usually a little higher value than other people were offering but I felt like if someone wanted to offer something a little better after me they had a good incentive to do so. I still offered items as well some better than others but gift cards to Amazon worth around 35 seemed a good incentive to offer up a decent game that people wanted. I wanted to make sure the person I dibbed from was in the clear and he or she could go about their day with their steal completed.

I get that some people offered things that weren't well received and when I waited until the last second I had to be sure I had something I could afford to give up or afford another card. It wasn't mercy dibs at all, I just can't afford everything I want like most people here can't and I got a ton of anxiety trying to figure out how to pull stuff off.

How about a less than bronze trader has to send their end of a trade and have it received before the person they dibbed sends their end? I think that would work and still be agreeable for everyone. None of the veterans are really going to try to rip off a new user and risk their reps here so I think it would work.
BleedingViolet
Gold Good Trader
23-Apr
longhornsk57 wrote:
> This is wayy too complicated now. Multiple dibs, waiting 3 hours then a half hour
> for two people, judges voting, man just do it how it was last time without mastery
> boxes.
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> The more crap you add the less appealing it is to learn new rules and jump thru more
> hoops.

Pretty much this, to be successful you want as many people participating as possible.

If there is veto power then please at least get rid of the bronze star thing because now at least there is a deterrent from people posting bad steals.

You guys forget there were a few reasons that people didn't participate in the old thread. They didn't feel welcome, and while there are people who will take more than they give, @Jeff ultimately can say that someone crossed a boundary and they are banned from participating and @Bill will back him up on this.

I'm just saying you guys want more great steals give everyone a reason to participate.
BleedingViolet
Gold Good Trader
23-Apr
No way guys, the veto would only work if the person who dibs the steal actually has an opportunity or two to post a fair steal,

Reverting back to the previous steal immediately isn't fair to anyone.

Example someone dibs something mediocre but still good and wants to get the thread going and posts an amazing steal that one person has been waiting for all along. This person may be at work and not able to post a proper steal in return so in a rush they try to put up something they think is good without even having time to check the Internet about the worth of the steal or the steal they are trying to post.

The restrictions are useful tools but when the power is totally taken away from anyone who wants to participate they won't want to participate. There's already the bronze star rule in effect which I wasn't totally on board with, but the only way to keep this thread good is to make it like the Wild West with crazy out of town traders wheeling and dealing and getting in on it. This will kill any new blood in this thread. Don't do it. I get making people post better steals but give them a chance or two. People have things that are worth a lot but not a ton of interest in those items here. Give people an opportunity to try "their" best. Veto power is fine only if you give someone a chance to redeem themselves.

Topic   48 Hour Auction Genesis PS4 and more MINUTES LEFT!

BleedingViolet
Gold Good Trader
23-Apr
I gotcha well I don't know if I'll go full price on it but if I win it I will probably let you hold onto it until I get another Genesis and even then trade it back when I'm done.

Red Zone $10.00

Let's see what happens
BleedingViolet
Gold Good Trader
23-Apr
Don't worry @Tad it's not going down like that in this auction, I wasn't even going to bid too high on red zone until you said that now it's on

And yes @Gypsy I know that's how things shake out sometimes when I'm not messing with everyone's bids. But I really had other things to handle at the time I still felt kinda ..... Not good about it.

Oh screw it, Pitfall cib $7.00

More nonsense to come later
BleedingViolet
Gold Good Trader
23-Apr
Yeah I'm not very tech savvy I'm like a cro mag making cave drawings compared to the rest of y'all but I will usually have my phone and at least one kindle fire open on auctions at the end. If people put some decent bids on some of these quality items I won't feel the need to get all piratey at the end though.

I couldn't believe some of the low bids on sling blades stuff, you pay more than that at goodwill.