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Post  Gatiio on Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:34 pm

Blood101 wrote:as long as this place doesn't get the skullbrain god complex im good with any tips.. just the tip tongue (that's what she said )

If there are no mods, then I doubt this will ever be the case.
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Post  Blood101 on Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:24 am

Gatiio wrote:
Blood101 wrote:as long as this place doesn't get the skullbrain god complex im good with any tips.. just the tip tongue (that's what she said )

If there are no mods, then I doubt this will ever be the case.

yeah you have a point..

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Post  Gatiio on Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:33 am

Oh yeah, if you need a mule.

ADD IT TO THE WANTED THREAD. ;D


That way, wherever you may post, people will see that you need helpz.

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Post  Crunch on Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:24 am

Great post dude would love to see this perminatly at the top of the buy/sell thread.
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Post  mechanizer on Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:37 am

Well said, thanks for the great post.
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Post  LonerStoner on Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:35 pm

how about if the bump is made with a wholesome picture....



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Post  Gatiio on Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:59 pm

LonerStoner wrote:how about if the bump is made with a wholesome picture....


I thought that was the only decent way to bump at thread. Very Happy


I mean, bump it, but not every day or week. Twice a month should be more than enough and it would be in everybody's cache to be seen for a fair amount of time.
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Post  itsa_mia on Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:42 am

nothing to do with buy/sell
but can we PLEASE STOP quoting pictures
especially if your post is right after the fcking pic
its so annoying to scroll thru and lags the hell out of my portable
if you want to quote someone, just delete the picture from the text, all the other info will be there
and we'll know what ur talking about anyways

please i beg of u
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Post  Gatiio on Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:12 am

Oh yeah, that gets in my nerves.

and people forget or just dont know that the only person allowed to do that is Jorester. ;D

Pic quoting is ok if youre on a different page. Also, if you guys link from your flickr is much better since you dont run the bandwidth for the forum.
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Post  ilovefreestufftoo on Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:10 am

The only thing I wish this forum had is the auto resize on the photos.
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Post  JasperF on Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:13 am

ilovefreestufftoo wrote:The only thing I wish this forum had is the auto resize on the photos.

Use photobucket (or similar) I always get the same size pictures
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Post  ilovefreestufftoo on Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:32 am

JasperF wrote:
ilovefreestufftoo wrote:The only thing I wish this forum had is the auto resize on the photos.

Use photobucket (or similar) I always get the same size pictures

Yeah, but I want to keep it hi-res on photobucket. The auto re-size feature is one thing I really like about the CP board.
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Post  itsa_mia on Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:56 am

they dont stay high res when u resize?
like enough to notice any difference?

(i resize with photoshop, then save to photobucket)

if the pic is too big, it will cut the image
depending on the screen size (phone, tablet ect)
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Post  edstuff on Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:54 pm

I just resize with mspaint. I usually go 30 or 25 percent of actual size. Works so far
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Post  Gatiio on Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:30 pm

on the Imgr tab you can choose the size of your pic. 640 px for websites usually works very well. Very Happy
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Post  itsa_mia on Sun May 26, 2013 9:12 pm

itsa_mia wrote:nothing to do with buy/sell
but can we PLEASE STOP quoting pictures
especially if your post is right after the fcking pic
its so annoying to scroll thru and lags the hell out of my portable
if you want to quote someone, just delete the picture from the text, all the other info will be there
and we'll know what ur talking about anyways

please i beg of u

please
really, please
bow
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Post  Gatiio on Sun May 26, 2013 10:08 pm

Im going to bump this as well, remember to try and be less spammy guys. Keep it to one thread and go from there. Specially the new guys, it makes it easier for everyone.

Also, ilovefreestuff has been giving some kickass advice about emails, that I dont necessarily condone but, follow it.


ilovefreestufftoo wrote:Go to Profile > Preferences > [SELECT YES] Allow members to contact me by e-mail :

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Post  ROACHSHACK138 on Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:51 pm

How about not making deals through threads and use the preferred method of private messaging. Please and thank you bow
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Post  Geescube on Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:07 pm

Thx for bumping this. As a newer person its always kinda hard to know what each forums' rules are. To be quite honest, ive been on three vinyl forums and each and every one has diff set of rules/suggestions.

Eww...I should read first. Forget this Very Happy.... Embarassed 
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Post  craney on Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:54 am

What a Face 
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Post  Fluffyhat on Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:52 pm

Vince wrote:What do you guys think about having a minimum post count for buying/selling?  CP has that and it seems to work. It helps reduce flippers buying our toys at reasonable prices and then re-selling. Also eliminates newbies coming on board just to unload their crap.
As a complete Newbie to CAD I'm impatient to start procuring new Squadts to add to my collection. Though, as a genuine collector I really appreciate the rule is there for a reason. Anything that stops people flipping is a a good thing. I just hope I don't miss out on too many Squadts before I earn my stripes:) 
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Post  ilovefreestufftoo on Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:30 am

Fluffyhat wrote:
Vince wrote:What do you guys think about having a minimum post count for buying/selling?  CP has that and it seems to work. It helps reduce flippers buying our toys at reasonable prices and then re-selling. Also eliminates newbies coming on board just to unload their crap.
As a complete Newbie to CAD I'm impatient to start procuring new Squadts to add to my collection. Though, as a genuine collector I really appreciate the rule is there for a reason. Anything that stops people flipping is a a good thing. I just hope I don't miss out on too many Squadts before I earn my stripes:) 
We don't have any rules to buying. If you see it for sale. Just let the seller know you're interested and provide some kind of contact info. If you do sell please try to check the WANTED section first before posting. Please provide DETAILED description(s) with photos and contact info like an e-mail if you don't have pm.

Collect and Destroy!
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Post  quentdiggy on Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:56 am

You know, I got on  skullbrain and at first thought those guys were dicks. Especially Gatiio! lol! 

But after reading the BST Rules, I love it. I cut out plenty as it was long, but it is worth reading:

1. Most collectors help finance their collections from buying and/or selling other toys that are undervalued from one place to another. This is common, but there are wrong ways and right ways to do this. Basically, if you find an OLD toy for cheap (old being a very subjective word) and ask a fair price for it or offer it for trade, everyone will be fine. If you resell a NEW toy quickly upon receipt, or if you bought a NEW toy just for the purpose of using it as trade bait, you will get scolded.

2. Don't go fishing for bids. Ask what you want. The open ended "make offers" is a sure way of politely saying "I want as much as you are willing to pay". The excuse of "I started the bidding at under what I paid" does not cut it either, as you are willing to take as much as they are willing to give. Don't capitalize on other collector's insecurities.

3. I think the concept of "perceived value" is a problem here. It all depends on your perspective. If something is released and a week later is selling for +$25 over the original release price, many people think they are getting "ripped off" if they do not receive the additional +$25. It is a theoretical number. The amount of money you paid for the toy is what you financially debted to it -nothing more. Everything over that is speculative. To reiterate, you just have to decide if you want others to treat you in that same way you are treating them or not.

We had a really great thing going on for a while, where people steadily moved through new product that they did not like, passing it along to other board members at a retail price. This encouraged this behavior and allowed everyone to jump start their collections and try different items out without fear. The point of collecting is to buy toys that you like, regardless of value. Hopefully they will all acrue value. But, if you buy toys simply by the perceived dollar signs attached to them you will not only burn yourself, but others as well.

To bring the point home, I will use a personal example.

a. I did not have a cocky, it was the only skullbrain I was missing. I was missing it because I was not willing to pay the price of the figure based on how fugly it is. That said, I had every other skullbrain, I needed to "finish the set". I spent three years not paying for that brain, until a board member offered one up as a trade. Because he got it cheap, he passed it to me for cheap in a swap for a new toy he wanted. Could he have gotten more $ for his toy? Yes. But, we both got what we wanted out of the trade, and I will always make sure to treat him the same way as he treated me, because that is how we roll. Might he get preferential treatment sometime when he really needs it? Probably. The point is, he probably won't ask (unless he realllllly needs to), so it wouldn't even be an issue. He is not looking for a pay out on his good deed. That is how it is supposed to work. It is like a Family here, so treat them correctly.

I hope that helps shed some light on some of our expectations for you. The point is to enjoy getting the toys, not paying $200 for them a week later.
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Post  biscocrack420 on Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:00 am

quentdiggy wrote:

2. Don't go fishing for bids. Ask what you want. The open ended "make offers" is a sure way of politely saying "I want as much as you are willing to pay".
Just experienced this from a board member this week
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Post  Fluffyhat on Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:03 pm

ilovefreestufftoo wrote:
Fluffyhat wrote:
Vince wrote:What do you guys think about having a minimum post count for buying/selling?  CP has that and it seems to work. It helps reduce flippers buying our toys at reasonable prices and then re-selling. Also eliminates newbies coming on board just to unload their crap.
As a complete Newbie to CAD I'm impatient to start procuring new Squadts to add to my collection. Though, as a genuine collector I really appreciate the rule is there for a reason. Anything that stops people flipping is a a good thing. I just hope I don't miss out on too many Squadts before I earn my stripes:) 
We don't have any rules to buying. If you see it for sale. Just let the seller know you're interested and provide some kind of contact info. If you do sell please try to check the WANTED section first before posting. Please provide DETAILED description(s) with photos and contact info like an e-mail if you don't have pm.

Collect and Destroy!
Hopefully I won't miss out on any that pop up. I doubt I'll be selling any for a while... too busy building my collection Smile 
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