Hi guys! I really want to thank lineaalba
for handling the confusing issue of group auctions VRS. preselling. I want to add a couple notes, and also propose a
an idea!COMMUNITY ETHICS!
do you know what this is?
-We are a family - that was made clear by a CERTAIN USER who joined and immediatly began posting about why we need to change our ways to THEIR idea. we ALL stood together and turned them down - who comes in to OUR family and tells us WE NEED to change? hah! for the record, for various reasons, that person is now banned.
-Profit. We profit from eachother. What is profit? It's your reward for working hard to prepare a sales post... working hard to get items from Japan to your country to other people... your reward for having a very rare or coveted item - your reward for running around Japan battling housewives for super rare items! It's okay to profit - don't be ashamed! Whoever you profit off of today, will profit off you tomorrow - that is understood as we are a family!
-A group auction means you want to bid together on one item. It's not MEANT for profit, no! But in the end whoever organizes the auction might make some extra money (although I find money is usually lost). It's not bad to make a little extra on a group auction - its YOUR REWARD for busting your ass to put it together! But, that is not the point of a group auction, savvy?
-A presale means you are taking money for items you do not have! This is a no-no! It doesnt matter if the people are willing to pay. It's a risk and MANY TIMES in this community pre-sales have gone horribly wrong. If you disagree or do not understand, than obviously you've never been the victim of a photo taken of kids that look great, only to find they are bitten/sticky/dirty/broken by the time they arrive. Photos - and Y!J - can be deceiving. in short: it's the difference between "i have to cancel" and "i have to refund 20 paypal payments".
Again, this is only to re-iterate what had already been said - now both mods are backing it up, hopefully with both our explanations, it becomes clear!Now it has been suggested many times we tag posts. FROM NOW ON, PLEASE TAG YOUR POST WITH THE NAME OF THE POKEMON FEATURED IF IT'S ABOUT A POKEMON COLLECTION! Selling? Please tag it "salespost"! Something about an auction? "auction"! Looking for something/posting a want list? "Wanted"! Very simple, yes? And we can keep track of all our posts - so from now on, join together and let's all try to tag posts - remind your fellow members to tag if they forget!
Please reply with suggestions to the tagging idea if you want to! The group auction/presale thing is really not open for discussion anymore - almost 80 comments to lineaalba's post is enough.