Loc: Southern California
By the comments made I now see/understand where there could be some down-side...primarily the scenario that the whole thread is hijacked/cluttered with auctions, especially for single books (like my post)...
I will send a PM to the mods asking if I should pull it and if they say yes I will.
I think having a dedicated section is a GREAT IDEA! And then just settle on the rules...i.e., time durations, no reserves, buy-it-nows, etc.
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The ResurrectionThe Resurrection I got one free ban card from Arch and I'm gonna use it on... wait... wait... where did I put it?!
Loc: Dirty Jersey
A seperate section would be the most logical. Allow each seller no more then 2 auctions at one time. Have possible buyers use the with the highest bid, sure the thread could be a few pages but you only need to look at the last one. Make no reserves or BIN's and now there is just the possibility of shills. Which would be extremely dissapointing.
drbannerdrbanner I think all the people repeatedly crying about not getting a custom title should be inducted into the "Crybaby Crew", and forever carry that as their custom title!
Loc: 3rd rock from the sun
It's a little hard to justify imposing post limits and requesting Arch set up a separate auction board when nobody is running auctions in the 1st place. Auctions could be fun and I would like to see someone try to run some, but until they become a huge hit and everyone wants to sell their stuff that way, no new guidelines or sub-forums are needed.
It's like when Arch revised the guidelines to allow those dreaded dealers to post here...despite the prognostications that "they" would take over the forum, nothing happened.
I don't see anything wrong with an auction as long as there is a starting price and an end time. i don't think it matters what the starting price is either. If it is to high, no one bids, and the thread doesn't get bumped. A seperate section probably wouldn't be a bad idea just because it would make it easier for potential bidders to find and search the auction style listings.
Concerns about the listings and bumps taking up front page realestate are understandable, but I don't see it being any worse than the constant bumping of closed or dead threads for chit chat or a or one of these .
cd4evercd4ever This has been an educational post with no harm or ill will intented towards anyone & may I remind the mods I have been on these boards for nearly 10 years with nary a strike & only one warning & that was years & years ago. So please don't ban me.
Loc: Somewhere in middle America
We need an auction forum like topofthetotem needs anger management classes.
Loc: San Francisco Bay Area
To eliminate sniping at the last second, we run VCC auctions with the rule that any last minute bids extend the auction by a set period of time. (This also maximizes the amount for charity/the seller.)
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