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Group Buy Section

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by Deprecated, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Deprecated

    Deprecated Registered Member

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    Another webmaster forum I am a member of has a group buy section. It's really handy for expensive scripts, databases etc that we want but don't want to pay full price to acquire. I was just able to split the cost of a $2000 database 5 ways which was freaking great.

    The way it works is:

    One person starts a thread with the product name he wants to buy and the number of people he would like to share the price with.

    Any interested parties reply to the thread.

    Once the number of "participants" has been reached, the thread starter will accept money from the interested parties. If the targeted number of participants is not reached, those interested can decide if they sill want to proceed.

    The thread starter purchases the product and shares it with the other group members who contributed money.

    Obviously you want to make sure you trust the thread starter but by using itrader (which we don't have on the other forum) I think we can be sure about who we're dealing with.
     
  2. angelas111

    angelas111 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    bhw prohibits group buys.
     
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  3. Deprecated

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    Really? Why? Pirated software is all over the place I can't imagine why group buys would matter as long as people are willing to accept the risk.
     
  4. BusinessMachine

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    I've heard of people doing group buys.
    Is this a new restriction?
    And I don't see it in the TOS
     
  5. danizdeman

    danizdeman Regular Member

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    I think that there should be a group buy section.
     
  6. HerzoG

    HerzoG Junior Member

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    Yeah I think BHW isn't into group buys. Its a pity but I do think it would be a great addition to the Jr.Vip section so at least it would stay out of the limelight and go relatively unnoticed.

    I have seen some pretty massive GB's over at thevault.bz. Pretty cool stuff!
     
  7. Jared255

    Jared255 Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    1) Start group buy
    2) Collect money
    3) Run away
    4) ???
    5) Profit
     
  8. angelas111

    angelas111 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i know people do it but i know i read somewhere that it is not allowed. probably because of the whole scamming thing.
     
  9. nipit007

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    I have seen several group buys on this forum. Not sure how they worked out. Would love to see a section just for this. Would like to see a MOD opinion on this..What do you say?
     
  10. jagreen78

    jagreen78 Regular Member

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    I would be interested in this as well....create a TRUSTED user list

    HOW hard is that?? I've purchased apps and services from people here so they can say I am trustworthy...how difficult is that?