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Old 02-09-2012, 12:17 PM   #21
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Not a member yet but will change next Friday (payday) It was already planned before this posting. I do have a request can we add that if your selling something that a picture of that item be required. This would help newbies as we might not know what it is and have to research it. Then when we come back the good deal could be gone.

So will non-members still be able to send a PM to purchase items?

Oh and I can read this and support it!!
Ask for pictures, if not provided. Most will provide them, if asked.
(I am personally in favor of- 'the fewer the rules, usually the better')

As for 'good deals', my very smart and wise wife occassionally reminds me that 'there will always be more'. If you miss out, be patient.

Nothing has changed for non-members buying. It is only for selling that the rules have changed.

Edit: FWIW-

The $30 membership works out to $2.50/month or $0.58/week.

In THIS hobby that is one of the few real bargains you will find, IMHO.

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Old 02-09-2012, 12:45 PM   #22
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The $30 membership works out to $2.50/month or $0.58/week.

In THIS hobby that is one of the few real bargains you will find, IMHO.
Not to mention you can earn that back in savings with sponsors, in a very short period of time.

AND you can certainly come out ahead of the game at the Frag Meeting.

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Old 02-09-2012, 2:11 PM   #23
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much better, the old rules for newbies were a bit of a pain

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Old 02-09-2012, 2:15 PM   #24
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much better, the old rules for newbies were a bit of a pain
Hush it Micheal!!!!!

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Old 02-09-2012, 5:21 PM   #25
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Lucky for us, registered users can't view this particular forum.

Club announcements only pertain to Paid members, therefore, they can't view this thread. If you've noticed, none of them have responded in this thread raising hell. Once they figure this out... Heheheh, I bet there will be some sore loosers.

From my point of view, if you plan on using this site to sell stuff and make money, pay the dues! This club doesn't maintain itself for free.
I can see. My membership lapsed since last June. I'll be getting back in soon, but that's beside the point. Maybe "new" new users can't see these threads?

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Old 02-09-2012, 5:33 PM   #26
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I can see. My membership lapsed since last June. I'll be getting back in soon, but that's beside the point. Maybe "new" new users can't see these threads?
I was wrong about who can see what. I origionally thought that club announcements was a private forum.
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Old 02-09-2012, 6:36 PM   #27
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Actually, I think they have only this one open to all. I tried other member forums and can't get in. Makes sense to open this so they maybe won't get bugged with questions about it.

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Old 02-09-2012, 9:19 PM   #28
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Great ideas. I think this is a fair balance and I am glad to see you guys thinking things through.
I totally agree!

This change is a very fair and balanced solution to a not so popular and oftentimes arduous and time consuming task of enforcement.

Great decision!

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Old 02-10-2012, 11:12 AM   #29
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I'm not able to go to any of the meetings because of the day the meetings fall on. What would be the purpose of joining if I'm not able to attend the meetings? Ten percent discount means nothing to me. I feel if I have a good deal for a fellow member that he or she should have the opportunity to purchase. Just my .2 cents.

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Old 02-10-2012, 11:16 AM   #30
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I'm not able to go to any of the meetings because of the day the meetings fall on. What would be the purpose of joining if I'm not able to attend the meetings? Ten percent discount means nothing to me. I feel if I have a good deal for a fellow member that he or she should have the opportunity to purchase. Just my .2 cents.
You do have that opportunity, Craigslist.
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:20 AM   #31
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Thank you for the kind reply, but I'd rather not stoop down to the type of people that use Craigslist.

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Old 02-10-2012, 11:22 AM   #32
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Thank you for the kind reply, but I'd rather not stoop down to the type of people that use Craigslist.
I guess im a low life because I use Craigslist!

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Old 02-10-2012, 11:23 AM   #33
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What kind of people would that be? People who use a valuable service for free???

Honestly not trying to be rude or combative but rather trying to get you to answer your own question of why you would pay to become a member.
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:25 AM   #34
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I guess im a low life because I use Craigslist!
You are implying that I mean all, that is not the case. Just the majority of people in my experience.

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Old 02-10-2012, 11:27 AM   #35
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I'm not able to go to any of the meetings because of the day the meetings fall on. What would be the purpose of joining if I'm not able to attend the meetings? Ten percent discount means nothing to me. I feel if I have a good deal for a fellow member that he or she should have the opportunity to purchase. Just my .2 cents.
Now you have one more reason to join. membership is what distinguishes us from craigslist. Ebay charges to list as well.

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Old 02-10-2012, 11:28 AM   #36
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What kind of people would that be? People who use a valuable service for free???

Honestly not trying to be rude or combative but rather trying to get you to answer your own question of why you would pay to become a member.
You gave me no reason to justify becoming a member, you simply stated an obvious fact that I'm well aware of. I would use EBay over Craigslist anyday. I feel if I have a super deal on a tank or other things that members and non members on this site should have the chance to buy whether or not I'm a member.

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Old 02-10-2012, 11:35 AM   #37
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You gave me no reason to justify becoming a member, you simply stated an obvious fact that I'm well aware of. I would use EBay over Craigslist anyday. I feel if I have a super deal on a tank or other things that members and non members on this site should have the chance to buy whether or not I'm a member.
If everybody and their mamma that sold junk and busted tanks on craigslist decided to come and clog up our forums with their leaky tanks and garbage, I would be pretty upset. Yeah there are some good deals and bad deals.

I think this forum should be used for it's most important purpose: reef discussion.

Selling stuff is cool and fun and all, but if you wanna play, you gotta pay!
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You gave me no reason to justify becoming a member, you simply stated an obvious fact that I'm well aware of. I would use EBay over Craigslist anyday. I feel if I have a super deal on a tank or other things that members and non members on this site should have the chance to buy whether or not I'm a member.
But why do you feel you have a right to publish on a site for free? This club is operated through the Passion and interest of its members for its members. From the inception of this organization the general driving force has been just that, with a very small margin of people who only use it to sell things. In our opinion, or at least mine, that has no significant upside to the general wellfare of the club. it would seem your only interest is to sell things here otherwise like me you would understand the contribution many make to ensure the clubs survival. So I say again, if it eludes you completely why you would become a member I think you may need to lower the bar a bit surrounding Craigslist.
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If everybody and their mamma that sold junk and busted tanks on craigslist decided to come and clog up our forums with their leaky tanks and garbage, I would be pretty upset. Yeah there are some good deals and bad deals.

I think this forum should be used for it's most important purpose: reef discussion.

Selling stuff is cool and fun and all, but if you wanna play, you gotta pay!

I have no problem "paying for playing" but if I'm paying and not playing what's the point? I'm not losing out, but I feel a lot of people on here may be losing out on some great deals. For instance I was just getting ready to sell one of my tanks for a great price but since I can't members and non memebers on this site are missing an opportunity.

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Old 02-10-2012, 11:49 AM   #40
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Your getting great info and the opportunity to sell your "great deal tank". I don't see how your not grateful for that.
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