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Looking for opinions on virgin Retro Gaming Auction Site

Post by Retro Bro » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:43 am

Hi Guys

I am looking for opinions on my website as I love gaming in all its glory & would love to have a few of you register or even list some of your items 8)

Since I'm not a spammer, honest guv, PM me for a link.

[Edited by mod: New users are encouraged to have at least 50 posts before spamming their wares, since so many people hit and run. Hang around, join in a bit, then your links will be accepted as a member of the community.]
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Post by piginapoke » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:16 am

postage could be a little too much and I cant collect :-)
a bit basic looking but u have a search facility and it seems a range of hardware. good luck.
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Post by koopa42 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:20 am

Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter

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Post by snowkatt » Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:56 am

does the free throwing star offer is has be still valid ?
hey wait ! i got a new complaint !

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Post by psj3809 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:04 am

Firstly spamming your site with your first post isn't the best move.

Secondly lots of people have tried in the past with similar sites, eventually they give up as obviously ebay has such a monopoly. If i'm selling an item i'll sell it on ebay not some other site with far far far far (lots of far's) fewer people looking/bidding on it.

At the end of the day i doubt you'll beat ebay on cost. If you do list some cheap items people will just buy them to make a bit of profit on ebay.

But what can your site offer us that ebay can't ? I'll put up with the hassle of listing fees/non paying bidders etc if my item on ebay can be seen by such a wide audience

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Post by DPrinny » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:12 am

What about those of us that have had sex?

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Post by The Laird » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:42 am

DPrinny wrote:What about those of us that have had sex?
Don't be silly! Everyone knows that us geeks are all virgins :wink:

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Post by koopa42 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:00 am

Doesn't matter, had sex.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:38 am

Corpsie doesn't count.
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Post by joefish » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:57 am

Richard Branson's lawyers might also want to have words if that's how you go round announcing your site to the world...

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Post by psj3809 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:06 am

joefish wrote:Richard Branson's lawyers might also want to have words if that's how you go round announcing your site to the world...
Ha ha very good !

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Post by retrosofer » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:12 am

Didn't someone from here run a games auction site years ago? I seem to recal a member talking about their site and there being quite a discussion on it, but in the end they shut it down due to little interest?

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Post by psj3809 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:45 am

retrosofer wrote:Didn't someone from here run a games auction site years ago? I seem to recal a member talking about their site and there being quite a discussion on it, but in the end they shut it down due to little interest?
Think theres been a couple. I know Boyo had a go at one stage and i think in the end he had to finish it, you know how respected Boyo is in the retro community so i think if he cant do it that says a lot.

Seen a few others but you cant just compete with ebay unless you're 'happy' to accept lower prices etc as you wont get that many people bidding. Catch 22, we moan about ebay yet we know we'll get so many more people viewing/buying on it than a newbie site

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:24 pm

Boyo had a good go at it, but the traffic wasn't there to maintain it really.

Amibay does alright, but then that's mainly people trading among themselves, a sort of more formal and structured version of our trading threads.

Game Gavel is still going, but nothing much happened with the euro version.
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Post by boyo » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:10 pm

Been a good few years since 'Gamerbay" :D

Just looked it up - that was back in 2009!!

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