(06-21-2011 02:30 PM)r j 11 Wrote: You know, I hate confrontation and neg attitudes, I really do. But I must say.. I, being a new member, must admit I havnt really felt welcomed as I started trading and posting threads about a month or so ago. But wait.....Please dont get me wrong. I havnt been str8 up disrespected before but I definately didnt feel as though I was 'a part of the group' from day 1. Just being honest..
Now, I was in a very tight financial spot when I started(and still am) and tried to sell my entire collection..
-Heartbreaking already, right?-
Well, as I felt comfortable enough to post threads, or pm guys w info on 'lots' I thought they might be interested in, I did feel I was being taken lightly. As a joke, if u will
----Again, NOT an issue for me now. I have since made trades and working my way into being an accepted member by the
community. I am only giving this member my pov. ----
After saying that, allow me to also say, I totally understand caution toward a new member..And maybe my timing was just horrible as far as selling..but I must admit, there IS a vibe flowing thru and around the site that says, If you're not a Hi-End guy, find another site..
So, hopefully I didnt offend anyone b/c that is not my intention..So if I did, maybe you are 1 of the members that should take into account that, no matter the value of a collection, we all spent absolutely every cent we could afford on our coll b/c we all love the hobby as much as the next hobbyist. And if someone offers a deal you think is outrageous,..Dont degrade or offend the guy, let him know. I for 1 am guilty of that myself...I am not a retail store. I am not a wholesale store. I am a deal-seeker. If ever I send a PM to someone w/ a list of cards and a price, please, understand that I WILL quite possibly start out a little high. Remember, just as u dont know me, Idk you either..So to thumb ur nose @ me over 1 PM, well, is just ignorant.
Please guys, I love the hobby and I need to sell & trade as well, but lets not get ugly w/ each other any more! Many posts I've seen this month have been childish...If there is a member trying to steal or doing anything to hurt the hobby, pls, tell a mod, post a thread w/ the persons info(CALL HIM OUT!!) and block him. Then move on. Come on, guys, dont make me regret the great things I am saying about this site..this is AMERICA! Until someone proves theirself to be a weasel or a crook, give him the benefit of the doubt!! Dont send 1st, stay aware of suspicious actions, and trust ur gut. Ur intuition. But dont shun a good person and passionate collector only b/c he's new...Give us a chance, guys! lol
Thanks and God Bless all you guys! Shout-Out Deuce!! I felt welcome & comfortable since post 1..You prolly dont have a clue what that does for a new user. Ur the best, man!
(Instead of making someone out to be a fool or to embarrass someone b/c they are not familiar w/ the site or new to collecting, lets educate them and allow the hobby to grow. If you havn't the patience, reffer him to someone that does)lol Ok Im done, I have org and trade work to do!!!!
(06-21-2011 02:44 PM)deuce6000 Wrote: Thanks you too ebelvin I'm getting all kinds of love here lol.
(06-21-2011 02:50 PM)dorkypunkrockerguy Wrote: I would also like to send a shout out to deuce he made me feel welcome since Day 1 I have gotten to where I try to ignore high enders it gets on my nerves like I have money and you don't grrr I hate that