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E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:38 am
by 3DOKid
Yes, it's evil. But is it time to allow E*B*A*Y links and the word itself without replacing it with the word EVIL?

I personally have no gripe with the company but...

Re: E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:58 am
by NeoGeoNinja
I put '├ęBay is ok'. It's not really. Even saying that sentence via the tactility of my keyboard and hands leaves me feeling a little unwashed.

However, I feel the use of the word ├ęBay is... ok :)

Re: E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:25 pm
by Trev
Yeah, its fine. For better or worse, Ebay has become something of a necessary evil when it comes to video game collecting.

As long as we don't get flooded with one time spammers posting links to their overpriced auctions, I've no serious issues with it.

Re: E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:43 pm
by Austin
Ebay is evil, but I would rather have the name changed back in this system. If one of us posts an ebay link, it gets changed to evilbay and the link becomes broken.

Re: E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:15 pm
by Lemmi
yeah forgive and i might be selling more of my crap soon :)

but e*b*a*y* is still evil because they double dip with paypal and ebay fees which is total bull ca-ca
made $270 on 2 items but took home under $240

Re: E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:45 pm
by 3DOKid
Okay. So eBay is evil, and will always be evil, but it's an evil we can live with? (like me)

Re: E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:20 am
by 3DOKid
ebay. ebay. ebay.

Re: E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:53 pm
by Trev
Is this the first unanimous poll in the forums history?

Re: E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:52 pm
by BryWI
Better make sure we aren't offending any ex 3do devs!

Re: E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:15 pm
by 3DOKid
BryWI wrote:Better make sure we aren't offending any ex 3do devs!
Ban request. Baiting the mod. ;)

Re: E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:43 am
by Trev
BryWI wrote:Better make sure we aren't offending any ex 3do devs!
Epic Zing! 8)

Re: E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:28 pm
by CJZEPP
I wouldn't say eBay is the culprit, it's the sellers. There are some decent sellers, but there are some bad apples out there.

Re: E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:11 am
by Martin III
And now we have Game Gavel as an alternative, so if game buying-and-selling there proves to be bad as well, we'd have to call them both evil.

Re: E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:35 am
by NeoGeoNinja
Game Gavel is US only, is it?

Re: E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:05 am
by Martin III
NeoGeoNinja wrote:Game Gavel is US only, is it?
I don't think so. The format includes a listing for international shipping, and right now there's a seller in Japan selling 3DO games through Game Gavel.

Re: E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:24 am
by THE 1 2 P
This is an...um, interesting thread. I have my beefs with some of ebay's policies(not being able to leave negs as a seller, non-paying bidders only getting a slap on the wrist, etc.) but without ebay as a whole my collection would be a whole lot smaller, particularly for 3DO import games.

Re: E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:13 pm
by sneth
Ebay is OK. Experienced users know how to sift through the BS.

You have to wait for someone to actually post an auction if you want rare titles. The BIN are all 200-500% inflated.
But I've nabbed complete Star Control II's for $30-$40 over the last year, while all the BIN are near or over $100.

Set up some watches, be patient, and don't overpay.

Re: E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:14 pm
by bitrate
Is it ok to post links to Ebay auctions now? If so, where?
We've been doing it for a while in the M2 section, so I'm guessing it's ok?

I've got a meaty 3DO auction I need to advertise. :twisted:

Re: E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:02 pm
by Trev
bitrate wrote:Is it ok to post links to Ebay auctions now? If so, where?
We've been doing it for a while in the M2 section, so I'm guessing it's ok?

I've got a meaty 3DO auction I need to advertise. :twisted:
Is it yours? If so I think you should advertise it in a PM solely to me. 8)

Re: E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:08 pm
by bitrate
Yep, it's my auction.
Trev wrote: If so I think you should advertise it in a PM solely to me. 8)
:D

Re: E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:28 pm
by 3DO Experience
I don't have an issue with eBay personally but I am opposed to links for the same reason they were ended originally. The forums became a target for spamming. Users would come in and just post links to their auctions just to pump up the bids. We still delete these one time posters and their post even with the rules in place. Yes we have been lax in the M2 forum but even that was abused by a scammer.

It doesn't take much to find something on eBay, as soon as I read bitrate's post I found his massive auction in less than a minute, and he didn't even say what it was. We've tried twice to have a marketplace, once to have a suggestive section where links are posted. They failed in a clusterfuck each time. If we want to remove the word filter, fine. If people want to use eBay they know how to do a search on that website. I don't want to see it tearing apart our community again.

Re: E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:28 pm
by 3DOKid
Bitrate, can you run that link past the forum admin first?

It's essential I see it before anyone else. For security reasons you understand.

Re: E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:32 am
by Trev
3DOKid wrote:Bitrate, can you run that link past the forum admin first?

It's essential I see it before anyone else. For security reasons you understand.
Seven year members are the biggest security risk yet! :P

Re: E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:42 am
by 3DO Experience
Go to eBay, type "3DO", sort by highest price first, look for a familiar floor.

Re: E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:31 am
by awbacon
Bitrate is awesome...if I had the money, I'd snap his auction up (well...I have the money. I'd just like to not lose my wife in the process)

Re: E*B*A*Y time to forgive.

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:09 pm
by sneth
Yeah, if it's the item i think it is... I almost grabbed it. But i would do a whole lot of nothing with it.