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Different trading practices?

Postby spiralingcadaver » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:25 pm

I don't know if this is the right location for this (hopefully some mod will move it if it isn't), but I've noticed a trend, and I'm not sure if it's just bad luck, or if anyone else has seen this (and before I get started, this is really not targeted at anyone)...

I've been trading here for years, now, and recently have been making the shift back towards 40k.

I've done well over a hundred trades, and every now and then, there's a problem (missing arm, missing detail bit, etc.), but this is nothing compared to what I've been getting from people selling/trading GW stuff recently. I've done somewhere nearing a dozen trades recently, and not had one of them contain exactly what they say it will.

For example,

"Super glue"-->plastic glue
"x space marine bits" --> y space marine bits
"complete kit" --> kit missing a few key pieces
"x pieces" --> a number of random things, some of which resemble x

It just feels like every time, it'll be a mystery box. Now, sometimes, it ends up as more (though different) than what we agreed on coming my way, and with any actual problems, it's eventually gotten resolved with compensation or returns and never gotten to threats about reports or anything, so it's not like I'm calling people out, but it's just bizarre. Trading any other system, I feel pretty assured that I know what I'm getting, but now with GW.

Has this just been a weird run of luck, or is this something more common?
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Re: Different trading practices?

Postby MagickalMemories » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:36 am

I've had it happen. It's rare (for me), though. Over 90% of my trades and purchases have been GW.
Not to point any fingers your way (DEFINITELY not), and I am absolutely not saying it is in any way your fault but, that said, how specific do you get on your trades?
Myself, I get a bit pedantic. I'll ask you the same question 4 times in a row if you don't answer it. If your answer is vague, I'll ask clarifying questions until I'm satisfied. I'm not the kind of guy who likes surprises. So, I tend to make sure that I get info on my trades in GREAT detail. I tend to OFFER detail to the same degree, as well.

Again, not to say it's your fault but, if you're not doing this, maybe you should.
For that matter, "you" really kind of means anyone reading this post and not just "You," spiralingcadaver.



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Re: Different trading practices?

Postby spiralingcadaver » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:57 pm

Hi, I got it, and, yeah, I ask things like
"what type of glue do you use?"
"what pieces are missing?"

etc.

There have definitely been some where I didn't really think to ask if "space marine heads" could mean "blood angels heads," so that sort of thing is on me, but there's a fair amount of stuff that's just been inconsistent with what they've said...
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Re: Different trading practices?

Postby MagickalMemories » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:20 pm

Ah. Inconsistencies.
Yeah. That's just freaking annoying.

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Re: Different trading practices?

Postby roddo » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:40 am

One thing I've noticed is if i pm someone in the 40k area for a trade I get a response maybe 1/4 times, while If I pm in the PP area its closer to 3/4. I'm guessing it has to do with the differences in age of the players.
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Re: Different trading practices?

Postby spiralingcadaver » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:35 am

roddo wrote:One thing I've noticed is if i pm someone in the 40k area for a trade I get a response maybe 1/4 times, while If I pm in the PP area its closer to 3/4. I'm guessing it has to do with the differences in age of the players.

Ah, you're right, that's probably a lot of it.
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