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Posted: 12/31/2003 1:10:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2003 1:11:18 PM EDT by bigbore]
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 1:13:36 PM EDT
That makes FAR too much sense.  It has been pleaded for in the past few months...

Why can't one thread contain all the items for each dealer, I have NO IDEA....
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 1:24:32 PM EDT
i quit going over to the EE for that very reason.

jmho

mike
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 1:25:58 PM EDT
Why not have a section that allows them to post specials or other such items but does not interfere with the "Classifieds" idea of the Equipment Exchange?  Or does that already exist?
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 1:26:33 PM EDT
... We need a [s]POLE[/s] POLL
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 1:29:43 PM EDT
I vote Yea.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 1:30:41 PM EDT
I think it's interesting that a DEALER has started this thread. Yeah, it wouldn't hurt my feelings if the dealer ads were culled from the "regular" EE ads.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 1:31:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:
... We need a [s]POLE[/s] POLL
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I like pie.

[:D]
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 1:32:30 PM EDT


 I wouldn't bother me one bit if the whole EE fell off the end of the board.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 1:36:14 PM EDT
IBTL
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 1:43:40 PM EDT

I'd like EE to be individuals only.

I like Pie too
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 1:45:33 PM EDT
I have a NICE ad over there right now. Check out the handguns section if you don't believe me.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 1:46:18 PM EDT
No, but they should be restricted to the industry and EE boards.  that way they wouldnt be spamming the other areas, like GPSS does to the ammo board.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 1:48:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 1:50:46 PM EDT
If that was to be done and we made the EE just for regular guys, not businesses, how would we still provide some kind of reasonable way for the dealers to sell their stuff?
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Restrict it to the industry forum or something similar. Hell's bells, we have to pick through dealer ads in the EE as well as here on the general board.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 2:05:22 PM EDT
Why not just make a general "Dealer" board in the EE?
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 2:20:12 PM EDT
Might be easier to make a "civilian" only board.

I like the dealer adds myself but its easy to see that they over shadow the private adds and thats unfortunate as thats where some of the best deals are.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 2:23:17 PM EDT
how about a forum on the EE for dealers to post their sales and specials. that way people looking for them can find them easily and the rest of us won't have to wade through the junk.

mike
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 2:26:45 PM EDT
In the past, I have done a couple of deals on the EE, more recently, I cannot stand to go in there, with all the dealer ads on the front page, too much sorting to see the non dealer ads.

I don't have any cash to buy, so I have been looking for swaps or trades, and dealers typically will not entertain such things.

So I stay away.

I hope something can be done, that makes everyone happy.

Maybe a pinned thread with a link to the dealers forum or some such?

Link Posted: 12/31/2003 2:27:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
how about a forum on the EE for dealers to post their sales and specials. that way people looking for them can find them easily and the rest of us won't have to wade through the junk.

mike
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YES!!!!
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 2:31:24 PM EDT
Useless without a poll! Where is Milsurp?


I like polls![:D]

I like pie![:D]




[devil]
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 2:45:57 PM EDT
That sounds good. I go to the EE to find private sale items.

It's nice that the dealers post specials there but I get tired of wading through their ads when I'm looking for private sales.

I also get steamed when I see a good deal that turns out to be LEO/military only.

I suggest a separate forum for dealer specials and a rule that LEO/military only offers not be allowed or be restricted to the industry board.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 2:46:58 PM EDT
Give the dealers thier own section!
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 2:53:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:

how about a forum on the EE for dealers to post their sales and specials. that way people looking for them can find them easily and the rest of us won't have to wade through the junk.

mike
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Junk?!?  Junk?!?  How dare you, Sir. [;D]
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 3:03:16 PM EDT
Damn, I'm on the minority on this one I guess. I see Costa Arms selling Glocks for $455 shipped and Quantico Arms selling Eagle Arms stripped lowers for $75-$85....
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 3:15:35 PM EDT
I say YES, and team members should also have there own EE so we can deal among each other. I would then have a general EE so that anyone else interested in dealing could also do so.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 3:16:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 3:46:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2003 3:47:47 PM EDT by Wolfpack]
Originally Posted By Aimless:

Alright I admit I'm a little jaded, besides my bad luck I hear all the "Fred won't ship my whatever"  stories-then Fred tells me how he's soooooo distraught that his girl took off with their love baby, the Yugo and the checking account that he can't drag his ass down to the post office to ship out that knocked around 20 year old upper that he got a money order for weeks ago.[rolleyes]

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I told you I shipped it as fast as I possibly could. That Yugo was my lifeline to the world man! [:D]
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 4:01:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2004 5:28:59 AM EDT by Hoplite]
Originally Posted By Aimless:

Alright I admit I'm a little jaded, besides my bad luck I hear all the "Fred won't ship my whatever"  stories-then Fred tells me how he's soooooo distraught that his girl took off with their love baby, the Yugo and the checking account that he can't drag his ass down to the post office to ship out that knocked around 20 year old upper that he got a money order for weeks ago.[rolleyes] No one ever tells me about the deals that go good of course. [:)]
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Is this the fred you are referring to?

Link Posted: 12/31/2003 4:02:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 4:26:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 4:54:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2003 4:56:05 PM EDT by bigbore]
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 5:43:49 PM EDT
vendor?  better than dealer but it sounds like you sell hot dogs and wear a paper hat.

hmmm...  2 EE section?  Garage sale and vendor area for industry partners who pay for an ar15 "store front"?
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 5:50:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Jim_Dandy:
I think it's interesting that a DEALER has started this thread.
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I thought the same thing at first.
I just gained even more respect for Steve/ADCO.
Steve gives me a level of service I've never received from any other 'dealer'.


Originally Posted By arjohnson:
I say YES, and team members should also have there own EE so we can deal among each other. I would then have a general EE so that anyone else interested in dealing could also do so.
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That sounds like a good idea too, but it might get a little confusing if there were three sections (Dealer, Team & Freeloader). I think that maybe the Avilas should consider limiting EE post to Team members only. If you want to post in the EE, cough up $20, it ain't a fortune.


Originally Posted By Wolfpack:
Damn, I'm on the minority on this one I guess. I see Costa Arms selling Glocks for $455 shipped and Quantico Arms selling Eagle Arms stripped lowers for $75-$85....
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I don't want to see the dealer ads go away entirely.  I buy from both dealers and individuals.

I usually look at the dealer ads when I need something specific. This is a quick way to find the best price on a given item.

When I scan the individual ads, I'm generally just looking for good deals on stuff I don't necessarily need, but can't pass up. Not really impulse buys, things I'd like to have but wouldn't buy TODAY if it weren't such a great deal.

Having to sort one from the other can be a major PITA.

Another suggestion would be a seperate thread for 'Group Buys'. I thought that these deals were on hold, but more and more are cropping up everywhere lately in the GD, EE, and who knows where else.




What happened to the original thread on this subject in the Team Forum?
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 6:01:38 PM EDT
I agree, I'd like to see a dealer only section, and then one for the rest of us selling our used junk.  I'm trying to get rid of two guns right now (A Kimber TLE and a SLR95) and they keep getting bumped down by dealer spamming.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 6:29:01 PM EDT
[b]I think that maybe the Avilas should consider limiting EE post to Team members only. If you want to post in the EE, cough up $20, it ain't a fortune.[/b]

Perhaps they should make a [u]Freeloaders[/u] forum, and make everything else pay-only.  Maybe that would get rid of some of the cheap bastards around here.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 6:43:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By green18:
Give the dealers thier own section!
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Yes
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 6:51:08 PM EDT
To add a little more to the confusion, I think that the team members need their own discount forum. Dealers give the team members a discount. Depending on what level team member they are. $20, $30, or $40 off.
: )      J/K
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 7:35:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tras:
[b]I think that maybe the Avilas should consider limiting EE post to Team members only. If you want to post in the EE, cough up $20, it ain't a fortune.[/b]

Perhaps they should make a [u]Freeloaders[/u] forum, and make everything else pay-only.  Maybe that would get rid of some of the cheap bastards around here.
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[shock] Cheap bastards.[shock]

Link Posted: 12/31/2003 8:47:27 PM EDT
I think the EE forum should be only for me, me, me and what I want to buy/sell. No one else me, me, me only.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 8:58:25 PM EDT
a dealer's only section of the EE is an excellent idea
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 9:21:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 9:33:08 PM EDT
I agree, I like the idea of a swap meet/garage sale type EE.

I think it should be separated into individuals and dealers.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 9:39:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2003 9:46:21 PM EDT by dot_bob]
Originally Posted By wetidlerjr:
Useless without a poll! Where is Milsurp?


I like polls![:D]

I like pie![:D]




[devil]
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MMMMMMM...... Pie
I like pie!
Pie like poles?
Lets have a poll

I had been entertaining ideas of a "private" EE, maybe in the team room. But, maybe if each dealer had a "tack" for specials, and their own page for everyday stuff, or something. That might be best.

[EDITED:to add thought hehe]
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 9:55:29 PM EDT
I have found a lot of deals from privates and dealers both on the EE and I like it the way it is.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 9:58:41 PM EDT
How about this.....GB can just add a filter you can check in your profile to show dealers in EE or not. Should be simple enough.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 10:38:33 PM EDT
I would like to see the EE as a place for individuals to buy/sell/trade used gear.  The industry ads definitely have a place, but I would rather see them in a separate forum.
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 11:28:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 12:12:38 AM EDT
I think dealers should have their own section of the EE, leaving the rest for everyone.

Not that the dealers don't provide a valuable service, but quite frankly, it gets hard to find the real good deals when they quickly get buried under all the dealers "bumps" and "updates".
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 5:38:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2004 5:46:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2004 5:50:47 AM EDT by Hokie]
no downside at all.

I enjoy the EE as is.  I enjoy the benefits of competitive pricing, and it easy when private and dealer sales are in the same arena.

As is, shopping is easy there cause you only need to browse ONE page.  I don't want to switch back and forth from private sales to dealer sales...not at the refresh rate ARFCOM offers...

Keep the system as it is, it works.  If the yellow throws you off...switch your screen to black n white.
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