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2-Mar-22 10:17pm
#1
shadyfozzie
Triple Gold Good Trader

This topic had many older posts which were moved here:

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Post your random thoughts, questions, ideas here... I'll start

1) Have you ever watched America's Funniest Videos and wonder why the winning video is almost NEVER funny AT ALL?? We were watching some older episodes on Disney Plus and the final 3 videos are always stupid and not funny, and the worst one ALWAYS wins.. WTF..

2) How have cereal bags NOT been made with zip lock technology??

3) They need to make a container that can keep to-go french fries from getting soggy...
20-Jul-22 5:12pm
#2
rayzor6
400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review

Ha...you are reminding me of the "Greatest Hits" version wars of yesteryear!
20-Jul-22 5:57pm
#3
citizen_zane
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader

rayzor6 wrote:
Ha...you are reminding me of the "Greatest Hits" version wars of yesteryear!
People seemed really passionate about that topic at the time.

20-Jul-22 7:24pm
#4
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader

Gypsy wrote:
benstylus wrote:> nonamesleft wrote: |>> Not a big fan of those 'World Edition' 3DS games. Originals are the best.> > Nintendo Selects are the best. wink> > 🗿🗿🗿laughing out loud

Nintendo Selects, ugh.
20-Jul-22 9:49pm
#5
theJaw
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader

I bet I could still nail a pretty good flying elbow drop off the top rope tbh
21-Jul-22 10:49am
#6
egg
Double Gold Good Trader

Thank you @John and @DarkFact for giving advice about my phone earlier. I did upgrade to a Pixel 3a XL by transferring the sim card and made sure it's able to call and send/receive texts. Unfortunately that was not the end of it. Verizon is now asking me to "verify" the device which apparently involves downloading their cloud app and backing up my contacts/photos. This is not only very absurd but also very bad because I fail to see what this would accomplish. (this would unlock the next step of activation how/when?) It just sounds like Verizon going out of their way to complicate crap by throwing their dysfunctional app before our feet. I'd be shocked if the app even works.

I'm guessing I need my previous phone to do this, which is doubly inconvenient as I've already removed the phone and the charger. The phone is barely able to charge and was at 0% when I removed my sim card from it. But whatever. Let's do this, I guess.
21-Jul-22 11:02am
#7
DarkFact
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews

The hell? I'm on no contract service with these guys and I can swap my sim into a new device whenever I want. I did it three times this year already. Didn't need an app or anything
21-Jul-22 4:40pm
#8
egg
Double Gold Good Trader

Like I said my phone has service so maybe this is just a ploy of theirs. I wonder what happens if I don't do anything. Maybe it will go away on its own.

On our list of devices by phone is not pictured, it's a placeholder image. Sounds bad right? But when I go to activate it asks if I want to activate Google Pixel 3a XL in purple-ish. So it's like.. hey... psst... you technically already know what phone I have.

EDIT: The problem seems to have been solved! Thankfully the xfer wasn't necessary.
Was about to make a new post, but I decided not to derail the thread any further than I already have..
21-Jul-22 8:18pm
#9
DarkFact
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews

Yeah. I guess fudge around and find out? Lol. I think you're fine, worst case call em up and give them your IMEI and say update your crap, my phone is fine. They'll agree
21-Jul-22 11:07pm
#10
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader

You know it's hot outside when even in the shade it feels hot.
21-Jul-22 11:14pm
#11
theJaw
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader

I felt a breeze today that was just more hot.
22-Jul-22 3:55am
#12
citizen_zane
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader

nonamesleft wrote:
You know it's hot outside when even in the shade it feels hot.
That's how it is here in the south, every summer. Shade don't mean crap with the humidity as high as it is around here. Every summer, part of me regrets moving away from Washington state all those years ago.

22-Jul-22 3:41pm
#13
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader

It's astounding to me how many people in the world rely on the mail system for their needs. Whether it's a business owner, a buyer, a seller, someone just mailing something to someone else, etc.
22-Jul-22 4:04pm
#14
TBRANIK
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (10) Has Written 1 Review

nonamesleft wrote:
It's astounding to me how many people in the world rely on the mail system for their needs. Whether it's a business owner, a buyer, a seller, someone just mailing something to someone else, etc.
i'm amazed packages are able to get where they're going at all period.
24-Jul-22 11:06pm
#15
Foxhack
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader

Why do people contact me on facebook at 1 AM to ask about an item I'm selling, then proceed to ghost me after I tell them it's available?

Dammit, I need the money. And I sure as hell will take half my asking price just so I don't have to ship it.
25-Jul-22 11:47am
#16
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader

Foxhack wrote:
Why do people contact me on facebook at 1 AM to ask about an item I'm selling, then proceed to ghost me after I tell them it's available? Dammit, I need the money. And I sure as hell will take half my asking price just so I don't have to ship it.I really don't understand this.

"Is it still available?"

'yes'

*Silence*

Why would someone waste someone's time like that?

Just had something like this happen to a friend of mine. A wasting of their time.

He had a shirt on eBay. He took it down. Someone on eBay sends him a message saying he/she is interested in the shirt, asking if it could be relisted. So my friend relists it. Then the other person starts negotiating. And then proceeds to ghost.

There should be some sort of punishment for ghosting. It doesn't have to be something drastic. Maybe a moderate electric shock.
25-Jul-22 12:00pm
#17
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review

90% of messaging on FB Marketplace is BS. I don't understand if they're attempting to scam, or idiots just being trolls. It seems so common that no matter what's listed, the dummies come out of the woodworks. You know immediately if it's bogus by their lack of picture/profile. I've learned to just block these as they come in.
25-Jul-22 12:02pm
#18
John
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13)

It is because FB makes it so easy to hit one button that says "Is this still available?" They do it to basically "save" things that they are interested in. Or they do it on 10 items and maybe reply to one that answers.

But it is FB's fault. And they do not care. At all.
25-Jul-22 12:27pm
#19
Foxhack
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader

The guy seems to be a reseller. And I LOVE resellers because they like to make deals for other things I don't need (I still got a ton of stuff left over that I never listed in my last auction because it wasn't worth shipping it out.)

I looked at his FB listings and he has several DVDs with games for my site project that I would like to get from him - including local Region 4 stuff - and I want him to reply so I can offer him a bunch of big name movies for some of his discs. But nothing.

I'm giving him a few hours, then I'm pinging him again to see what's up.
25-Jul-22 5:56pm
#20
Tony
Double Gold Good Trader

In my CL ads, I always include the statement: "If the ad is up, I still have it. I'll let you know if someone has inquired before you. Lowball offers and messages that simply ask "do you still have it?" will be ignored". Honestly, my response depends on how many responses I get.

I 've considered making these statements in FM ads, but haven't yet. Getting FM's "Is this still available?" inquiries is annoying. It makes it hard to respond to the second and third inquiries since you don't know how long to wait for a response to your "Yes, I still have it".
25-Jul-22 10:21pm
#21
shadyfozzie
Triple Gold Good Trader

Tony wrote:
In my CL ads, I always include the statement: "If the ad is up, I still have it. I'll let you know if someone has inquired before you. Lowball offers and messages that simply ask "do you still have it?" will be ignored". Honestly, my response depends on how many responses I get. I 've considered making these statements in FM ads, but haven't yet. Getting FM's "Is this still available?" inquiries is annoying. It makes it hard to respond to the second and third inquiries since you don't know how long to wait for a response to your "Yes, I still have it".
Sometimes, I ask that if they are truly interested in the item, instead of just clicking they have to enter a phrase or 'password' to show they are a real person...

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