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Re: 'gear looking for a new home' forum?

Postby ManFromGlass » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:38 pm

Perhaps a small addition of what country the poster lives in? Willing to ship out of country? Then there’s insurance to consider and a few things I might be forgetting. Unless this all gets worked out between the two parties in private?
Just playing devil’s advocate here.
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Re: 'gear looking for a new home' forum?

Postby Sam Spoons » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:56 pm

Thanks Martin, as I said I've been the beneficiary of other's generosity recently and have some not very valuable but very usable kit that I would be happy to see going a 'forum mate'. Especially since prices on 'feebay' quite often go silly.

Honesty is important, you wouldn't sell something that you knew was dodgy (in a tech rather than legal sense) to mate down the pub and expect them to still be your mate when they found out, same applies here.

Good point about location and shipping. It can probably be sorted via PM but, maybe, the assumption should be made that shipping costs will be covered by the recipient.

Just if anybody is unsure, those items above are genuinely available and forgot to mention the Akai SynthStation works fine with a WallWart or external PP3 (and I can supply a suitable lead for the latter).
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Re: 'gear looking for a new home' forum?

Postby ConcertinaChap » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:12 pm

Sam Spoons wrote:same applies here.

I think that's an important point. Those of us who have been around for a while have a reputation to protect (or not as the case may be) and that may be significant to the giver. Another reason why I think it should be totally up to the giver to decide who receives. It also meets the concerns of those who suggested that the recipient should be chosen on the basis of number of posts. That is, it's up to the giver but anyone sensible would take note of it as a factor.

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Re: 'gear looking for a new home' forum?

Postby Wonks » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:32 pm

Nobody up for the gladiator idea then? :D
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Re: 'gear looking for a new home' forum?

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:39 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:Perhaps a small addition of what country the poster lives in? Willing to ship out of country? Then there’s insurance to consider and a few things I might be forgetting. Unless this all gets worked out between the two parties in private?
Just playing devil’s advocate here.

Good points one and all MFG, although hopefully most long-term posters here already make it clear where they live in their declared 'Location'


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Re: 'gear looking for a new home' forum?

Postby blinddrew » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:23 pm

Hopefully, but if you're browsing on a mobile you don't get that info without clicking into the user's profile. I know it's only one click but... :)
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Re: 'gear looking for a new home' forum?

Postby ManFromGlass » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:33 am

Wonks wrote:Nobody up for the gladiator idea then? :D

Hob Nob eating contest?
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Re: 'gear looking for a new home' forum?

Postby blinddrew » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:16 am

I'm in.
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Re: 'gear looking for a new home' forum?

Postby Wonks » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:28 am

Hobnob resistance contest. You have to eat half a hobnob, then see how long you can go before eating the rest.
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Re: 'gear looking for a new home' forum?

Postby Luke W » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:00 pm

Wonks wrote:Hobnob resistance contest. You have to eat half a hobnob, then see how long you can go before eating the rest.

I think it's safe to say I'll be acquiring no gear with this method.
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Re: 'gear looking for a new home' forum?

Postby Rich Hanson » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:12 pm

Wonks wrote:Hobnob resistance contest. You have to eat half a hobnob, then see how long you can go before eating the rest.

I never had you down as being actually evil.
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Re: 'gear looking for a new home' forum?

Postby Wonks » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:23 pm

Mwahahahahaahhaahahahahahahah!
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Re: 'gear looking for a new home' forum?

Postby Wonks » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:31 pm

Just being practical. Let's say an item's £10. Anyone could eat one packet of hobnobs, so even for two people, you'd need at least 4 packets. That's £4. Only £6 left. And it's the prospective buyers who get to eat the hobnobs, not the seller.

Whereas with a resistance test, you only need one packet, which would do for several contests.
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Re: 'gear looking for a new home' forum?

Postby ManFromGlass » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:39 pm

But they would go stale - how fair is that?
Oh wait - can anybody actually tell when they are stale? :problem:
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Re: 'gear looking for a new home' forum?

Postby Sam Spoons » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:09 pm

They go soft when stale which is why they are biscuits for tax purposes. Jaffa Cakes OTOH go hard when stale so are cakes. :D
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