(Topic ID: 256877)

Abuse of marketplace?


By Luckydogg420

5 months ago



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  • 36 posts
  • 29 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 5 months ago by Matesamo
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    #1 5 months ago

    When you sell a pin on pinside there are fees associated with using the marketplace.

    Someone just bragged they sold 14 pins on pinside, but their sales number is at 0 sold. They just said they sold another today.

    Are they abusing pinside? Is there a way to be sure that they contribute the fees like they should?

    I want to make sure Robin is supported for hosting this great website, and I hate it when someone uses a service incorrectly

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    #2 5 months ago

    Yeah, that sucks. If you sell through the site pay for the service. Period end of discussion.

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    #3 5 months ago

    All I know is don't post a wanted to buy ad for a Williams Thunderbird.

    #4 5 months ago

    I think many sell thru the site, and then just click "sold elsewhere"

    #5 5 months ago

    Sure, it happens all the time. Not sure why as it is only a couple of bucks to support the site.

    #6 5 months ago

    Another example of "It's always been that way and part of the Pinball Business". A few always ruin it for everyone else, guaranteed.

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    #7 5 months ago
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    #10 5 months ago

    I question the whole way Pinside is set up for fees. If you want to charge someone for listing an ad, then charge them. Why make it a donation? Is it to avoid taxes of some sort because it's a donation instead of a fee?

    Also why have a donation for members. If you want to have a member fee, then just charge it.

    I'm sure all of it has to do with avoiding taxation, which I'm all for since taxation is theft.

    There is something shady on both ends here....

    #11 5 months ago

    Wow, that got weird very quickly, the whole thing from initial photos to claimed HUO documented, to the replies.

    #12 5 months ago

    I would support charging just for listing. Maybe lower the cost of listing to compensate.

    #14 5 months ago
    Quoted from Matesamo:

    Wow, that got weird very quickly, the whole thing from initial photos to claimed HUO documented, to the replies.

    Got real weird real quick. Not in the market for a Teacher's Pet but hard pass.

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    #15 5 months ago

    If I have a machine listed on Pinside, and it sells somewhere else like Facebook marketplace, I click "sold elsewhere". If the buyer contacted me through Pinside, I always pay the fee. It really is not much money, and Pinside is an effective selling tool! I don't get the cheapasses that think they are cool and skipping the fee.

    #16 5 months ago

    I thought this was about the Edmonton flipper who just "sold" his jjp pirates and never supports pinside.

    #17 5 months ago

    That dude has a pattern of starting a thread about his broken game then starts another trying to sell the game as huo. Atlantis was particularly funny. Honestly, I think he’s a nut who has yet to sell anything. Could be wrong.

    #18 5 months ago

    It’s all on the honor system. Only way to force people to pay is to charge to list the ad. In my mind, if pinside generates a sale, it deserves a commission.

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    #19 5 months ago

    As somebody that pays his fair share here on his sales, I say let's get this guy deleted.
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    #20 5 months ago

    Yah cheap bastard. Cough up those ad fees.

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    #21 5 months ago

    The dude got ejected from his own for sale thread! Also how the heck was he so sure that the play counter hadn't rolled over? That is the hill you want to die on? The machine was not in bad condition, but far from any condition that would imply HUO.

    #22 5 months ago
    Quoted from QuietEarp:

    The dude got ejected from his own for sale thread!

    I love it when that happens.

    #23 5 months ago

    Maybe he paid the yearly fee thing and figured that was good enough.

    #24 5 months ago
    Quoted from timab2000:

    Maybe he paid the yearly fee thing and figured that was good enough.

    Yeah that yearly fee Thingy. Lol. At the very least that Small contribution would help Pinside which would be nice from all frequent users.

    #25 5 months ago

    How about ending an ad every few days just to repost it to the top? I find that pretty annoying as well

    #26 5 months ago

    I just read the thread that sparked this. I love how he said that he sold it and thanks for the free advertising then marked it as closed not sold to avoid paying the Pinside fees. Sheesh, some people's kids.

    #27 5 months ago
    Quoted from Yelobird:

    Yeah that yearly fee Thingy. Lol. At the very least that Small contribution would help Pinside which would be nice from all frequent users.

    Just realized my heart had turned grey. Fixed it.

    #28 5 months ago
    Quoted from Ericc123:

    Yeah, that sucks. If you sell through the site pay for the service. Period end of discussion.

    This. I always pay. It is bullshit to skip out on paying your fair share. That sentiment seems to be making the rounds these days.

    #29 5 months ago
    Quoted from Luckydogg420:

    Just realized my heart had turned grey. Fixed it.

    Your the Man and a Valuable contributor. We thank you. To your original post like most things in life if support is suggested as an honor system many will opt for just skating by. Sad really as this is a rather valuable site for those in the hobby now and more importantly those in the future when we are long gone. Except LTG, he’ll be here Forever!

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    #31 5 months ago

    For most games it’s what $15? What’s $15 for a site that just helped you sell a game where you brought in a few thousand bucks? Crazy to not pay it.

    #32 5 months ago

    Some people just can’t help themselves. They are either cheap a$$ or just in it for the money. Same thing with the regional threads. As much as I like them there is always the person posting “I’m thinking of selling x or x game and then a couple days later they say it’s sold but no marketplace ad or donations. I always pay and donate yearly. This site doesn’t run on likes.

    #33 5 months ago
    Quoted from QuietEarp:

    The dude got ejected from his own for sale thread! Also how the heck was he so sure that the play counter hadn't rolled over?

    You can see clearly through the hole in the plastic that it hasn't been tampered with

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    #34 5 months ago
    Quoted from DCP:

    You can see clearly through the hole in the plastic that it hasn't been tampered with [quoted image]

    I was going to post the same image but it was locked down by the time I cropped it.

    With bragging about 14 sales and no payment, should be booted from Pinside IMHO.

    FYI- Looking at the sellers profile, Undocumented Home Owned / Family Owned seems to be word of the day.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/community/pinsiders/pinaddict91/market/archived-ads-unsold

    #35 5 months ago
    Quoted from gdonovan:

    With bragging about 14 sales and no payment, should be booted from Pinside IMHO.

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    #36 5 months ago

    "10 out of 10 Playfield"! What a joker.

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