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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by corncobcoupe, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Keep
    Joined: May 10, 2008
    Posts: 662


    Good news. I do not buy a lot of stuff from the classifieds here as shipping to Ontario is a killer. One of the items I did buy turned out to be junk and now the seller has been banned.

    Can you do this on the GJ site as well? :)
  2. flatoutflyin
    Joined: Jun 16, 2010
    Posts: 385


    Perfect analogy-the guy who constantly comes into your shop-uses your drill press, uses your band saw, picks through you hardware stash, but never brings a coffee or even offers a couple bucks for food for the shop cat. I sold cars for years, and I love to read adds for cars and parts. My expertise regarding this site is limited, so I post when I have something to say. The HAMB has been a great resource and I've learned so much from other member's posts in the last year that I joined the Alliance last week. If this site isn't worth a dollar a week, what is? I don't have a problem with someone posting a lot of for sale adds, but I do have a problem with them if they don't appreciate the scope and the effort that's gone into the HAMB. Maybe they shouldn't be banned, but put in some kind HAMB stocks and humiliated publicly for a period, say a week? Screw political correctness.

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  3. Deuce Daddy Don
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,167

    Deuce Daddy Don

    Now THAT, my friends is it in a NUTSHELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,188

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    I hope all you Moderators never feel unappreciated, because you're all VERY MUCH appreciated!

    Thank you all
  5. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,083

    from California

    this is a change that is long overdue.

    saw one of these annoying pricks just the other day in the classifieds... must have just bumped all his free ads right before I went there. half the page was his junk for sale and nothing on the main board.
  6. hot-rod roadster
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
    Posts: 3,027

    hot-rod roadster
    from Omaha Ne.

  7. And so this begs the question, why not redo the classifieds to be an alternative to **** ?

    Seems to me that if there are a few guys that feel the HAMB gets plenty of traffic regarding guys wanting to buy and sell items, why not charge a listing fee for sale items?

    Like a buck a listing or something, makes sense to me but then I'm an odd one.

  8. rgaller
    Joined: Jun 28, 2009
    Posts: 213


    Actually, that analogy isn't quite right. In his analogy, there is only *one* person benefiting (the person using the garage/borrowing the tools). In the case of what's happening on the HAMB classifieds, there are *two* parties benefiting (the person selling the product, and the person buying the product). With all that said, rules are rules.
  9. ynottayblock
    Joined: Dec 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,954


    This does make perfect sense, however on another board I frequent, they did this exact same thing and the classifieds dried up pretty quickly. its a double edged sword, on one hand it would benefit the Hamb with every part sold, but even at a buck people will not want to list parts (I know it sounds crazy) so there will be less parts available to those looking.

    Regardless, I love the new rule
  10. banditomerc
    Joined: Dec 18, 2005
    Posts: 2,301


    at times one must be blunt!good move......fiftysome year olds approve.
  11. Or how about alliance members only are allowed to post to the classifieds, that way Ryan has gotten a few bucks towards the server bill! Sadly i had to let mine expire till i sell a car as not having a job puts the kibosh on non essential things. I was a mod on a bike site and this very same thing would annoy the hell out of me, but the owner said it was OK as they were giving us first shot at parts but most of the parts i could find on e-bay from the same guys!
  12. wlspdshop
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,585

    from Missouri

    Thanks!!!!.....Glad to see that finally happen...
  13. though i don't have thousands of posts under my belt, I love this place and have taken a wealth of education from it. God bless Ryan and the moderators/editors for all their hard work.
    as i'm a member of other boards, I have to say, this is the absolute cleanest and most discliplined.

    thanks again group, that was a great move.
  14. Rehpotsirhcj
    Joined: May 7, 2006
    Posts: 1,273

    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Good move to allow only participants in the forums to use the classifieds. I've purchased a number of items from fellow Hambers and I've sold off a few to fund my project.
    Because these are all Hamb friendly parts, it feels like Hambers helping Hambers rather than another Egay. Its my opinion that a listing fee would destroy that.
  15. Rooster
    Joined: Jan 14, 2002
    Posts: 355


    This is interesting to me because I find myself only able to read and learn these past few years. I'm selling some parts and projects here right now, because I know I can find someone who'll appreciate them more than I can while raising a family these days.

    It's been years, but I have won several site auction's and auctioned stuff for the site. If people aren't showing their respect of the amazing opportunities provided here, maybe a new sticky on the sale boards instructing them of proper etiquette of giving something back would suffice.(?)

    Point being; Don't grab the broad brush. Some people, like myself, aren't really in a position to participate as wished these days, but our contribution is in passing along the dreams we've had to others who also find this site a mecca of information and possibilities.

    I'd admittedly fit the bill of non-participatory currently. But not non-appreciative.
  16. HotRod33
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,454


    A big thanks to all the moderators here..... you guys donate alot of time so we can enjoy the board here....... Thanks
  17. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,688

    from vail az

    Thanks to the Moderators we have a decent place to hide from the non understanding uncool world of all things stock and this side of '63.
    I think its a good call.
  18. busguy71
    Joined: Oct 25, 2006
    Posts: 121


    who cares, let em hock their shit if they want, it dont bother me none. Youre just limiting the amount of cool stuff for US to buy!
  19. shinysideup
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 1,627

    from ruskin, fl

    Agreed. Pm'd you something on those lines.
  20. They are the ones missing out. I made the mistake of sending $ to one of those types and it was the only time I've ever been screwed online, including EBay.
  21. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,784


    I,too,appreciate all the time and work you guys put into the HAMB.When I read this,2 screen names came to mind immediately,sure there's others just as guilty..
    Just please don't ban the guys who suck at building cars...if you do that,I'm a dead man
  22. shemp
    Joined: Dec 16, 2006
    Posts: 510

    Alliance Vendor

    I've sold lots of extra stuff here on the HAMB to lots of good people. It helps pay my bills and finance my projects. If the part or vehicle is not "HAMB friendly" then it goes to other boards or auction sites.

    I only post to ask a question, or answer one that is within my experience.

    "I made the mistake of sending $ to one of those types and it was the only time I've ever been screwed online, including EBay."

    There are always those who prey on naive buyers. I would recommend you use Pay Pal or Credit cards only.
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2011
  23. 55kustomzombie
    Joined: Jun 18, 2010
    Posts: 27


    So true I have spend hours at a time just reading and reading post, now I'll admit I have not posted much on the main board, but I'm defenetly not here just to sell things... I think most if my posting is on the social groups here.

    It's amazing how knowledgeable some of you guys are!!! I cannot count how many times I have been stuck and you guys have help me:).
  24. mustang552
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 170


    i reall enjoy the comrodary(?), and the help I have gotton from THE HAMB>Please don;t kick me out!!!
    Does the guy that runs THE HAMB livein DesMoines?? Thought I saw that somewhere.
  25. Strange Agent
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
    Posts: 2,879

    Strange Agent
    from Ponder, TX

  26. jammersspeed
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 347

    from herman mn.

    good call ! this is a great site, and thanks for all your hard work guys!!!
  27. tathataboy
    Joined: Mar 11, 2009
    Posts: 84

    from Olathe, KS

    I don't post much, but I certainly love to check in every once in a while and see what the crazy metal gods are up to. I don't post much, cuz I barely know my ass from a hole in the muffler. However, I love me some old metal, and am constantly amazed- and made hopeful- by what I see here.

    Do what ya gotta.
  28. unkledaddy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
    Posts: 2,865

    Member more "Chew & Screw!"
    Thanks Cob.
  29. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,150


    I told a Seller that I'd take an item today, then later (due to this post) had a suspicion that he was ONLY a Seller. I checked and I was correct - he's been registered on HAMB for a year or so and has 82 posts - all in the classifieds except one I found. I emailed him back and told him I was backing out and the reason was that I didn't want HAMB to just be another classified site, that I wanted to buy my parts from contributing members.

    I feel bad that I hadn't checked him out before saying I'd take it and welshing on the deal, but I feel it's more important to keep the HAMB as "pure" as possible.
  30. Ebert
    Joined: Feb 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,915


    GREAT move....

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