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Offline HotRoderX

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Suggested Change to IC's and stronger enforcement of GB's.
« on: Thu, 28 February 2019, 00:56:52 »
I wanted to suggest that In Coming group-buys threads be started by the runner who is going to be working with the manufactures/etc etc. Unless there running it thought a 3rd party company such as Massdrop, Zfrontier, Etc etc.. I have noticed people running IC on behalf of others. I also think the rules regarding running GB's need to be stricter and more enforced. I know I was part of A GB that was ran on Geekhack by the end of the buy when everything went south. The runner was hardly on Geekhack and prefered his private Discord. I would assume that was so he could control the content going in and out easier.

The only exception to the GB/IC threads I would suggest is if someone wasn't native English speaker and wished to have someone translate on there behalf.

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Re: Suggested Change to IC's and stronger enforcement of GB's.
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 03 March 2019, 11:10:59 »
There are dozens of new IC's a week (maybe even a day) this should be gated it's out of control.

And at this point most group buys are scams, they need to just go away. And many seem to be selling ready made products by using group buys thus freeing themselves from any responsibilities after delivery.

Now you've got people throwing up an IC for some magical product while advertising their reason for disappearing with the money ahead of time.

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Re: Suggested Change to IC's and stronger enforcement of GB's.
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 04 March 2019, 20:05:29 »
There are dozens of new IC's a week (maybe even a day) this should be gated it's out of control.

And at this point most group buys are scams, they need to just go away. And many seem to be selling ready made products by using group buys thus freeing themselves from any responsibilities after delivery.

Now you've got people throwing up an IC for some magical product while advertising their reason for disappearing with the money ahead of time.

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That's really sad if it is the case.

I ran out of money a while ago, so I haven't really been checking the IC/GB threads.

They used to be a lot of fun, seeing how many orders for each whatever, tracking progress, seeing photos of hundreds or thousands of items arrived for sorting.

Also the Handarbeit IC/GB needs moar interest ;)
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Re: Suggested Change to IC's and stronger enforcement of GB's.
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 05 July 2019, 01:23:18 »
There are dozens of new IC's a week (maybe even a day) this should be gated it's out of control.

And at this point most group buys are scams, they need to just go away. And many seem to be selling ready made products by using group buys thus freeing themselves from any responsibilities after delivery.

Now you've got people throwing up an IC for some magical product while advertising their reason for disappearing with the money ahead of time.

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That's really sad if it is the case.

I ran out of money a while ago, so I haven't really been checking the IC/GB threads.

They used to be a lot of fun, seeing how many orders for each whatever, tracking progress, seeing photos of hundreds or thousands of items arrived for sorting.

Also the Handarbeit IC/GB needs moar interest ;)

I'm quite active on the IC and GB threads and to be honest, I have not seen any of what the OP of your quote was talking about.

There are quite a lot of new IC's coming through day to day, but that's to be expected. New ideas. The community becomes stagnate if there aren't any new products. People enjoy new designs and innovations. Some gain enough interest to have a GB, some don't.

I haven't participated in enough GB to know this, but I don't understand how they can be scams. Can't really comment on this.