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    Default Rules For "Finds" Threads

    1. Your find, no matter how cool, goes into the weekly/weekend finds thread. Unless some real discussion aside from "nice find" can come from it (i.e. you bought a system you don't know how to hook up, you bought something no one has ever heard of)

    2. No more arguing what constitutes a "real" find. Obviously some finds are better deals than others, but who's to say what the line between "worthy of inclusion in the finds thread" and "not" is?

    To sum those rules up...
    If you find a Kizuna Encounter, Euro, Neo Geo AES, complete, for $1, post it in the finds thread. NOT in its own thread.
    If you find Combat for the 2600 for $10, post it in the finds thread. Heh.
    If you trade SMB/Duck Hunt with a torn label for Shining Force III U.S., post it in the finds thread.

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    3. EBAY WINNINGS GO IN THE STICKY THREAD IN THE EBAY FORUM. THAT IS WHY THAT THREAD IS THERE. THEY DO NOT GO IN THE FINDS THREAD.


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    Default Re: Rules For "Finds" Threads

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Yashiro
    If you find a Kizuna Encounter, Euro, Neo Geo AES, complete, for $1, post it in the finds thread. NOT in its own thread.
    i think there should be a rule that that is the only find that is allowed to have its own thread.....i mean...a $10,000++ game for $1.....thats beyond a find....
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    Default Re: Rules For "Finds" Threads

    Quote Originally Posted by tholly
    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Yashiro
    If you find a Kizuna Encounter, Euro, Neo Geo AES, complete, for $1, post it in the finds thread. NOT in its own thread.
    i think there should be a rule that that is the only find that is allowed to have its own thread.....i mean...a $10,000++ game for $1.....thats beyond a find....
    NOSE!
    Its a find. It goes in the find thread. This is to try and prevent arguments and people shitting on others for what they do and dont get. for whatever price / way of recieving the item in question. Think of it as just an Aquirement thread. If something is actually so OMG, it'll find its way out into its own thread, I've got no doubt about that.
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    So good it came out in double post format!!!!!
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    Whats the rule on brand new games and other current gens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by McBacon
    Whats the rule on brand new games and other current gens?
    They go in the current finds thread.


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    So, can we create a Weekend/Weekday finds thread in the eBay forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by THATinkjar
    So, can we create a Weekend/Weekday finds thread in the eBay forum?
    There already is one, named "Post your recent ebay winnings here!" (or something like that)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Yashiro
    Quote Originally Posted by THATinkjar
    So, can we create a Weekend/Weekday finds thread in the eBay forum?
    There already is one, named "Post your recent ebay winnings here!" (or something like that)
    There is... but it would be fine to have a weekly/weekend "eBay finds" thread in this forum as well. Personally I'm much more interested in eBay finds than "in the wild" anymore!

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    Hm, I will of course abide by the new rule, but I find it kind of unnecessary to seperate wild and ebay finds, as well as having the threads in different subforums (I never visit to the ebay forum anyway). Maybe it shouldn't be called a "find" if it's from ebay, but the whole thread could just be renamed to something like "new games we got this week" and everything could go in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robotriot
    Hm, I will of course abide by the new rule, but I find it kind of unnecessary to seperate wild and ebay finds, as well as having the threads in different subforums (I never visit to the ebay forum anyway). Maybe it shouldn't be called a "find" if it's from ebay, but the whole thread could just be renamed to something like "new games we got this week" and everything could go in there.
    I agree with you. I e-mailed Joe, and his response was encouraging - but the rules stand. However, we now have Weekday/Weekend "Finds" threads in the eBay forum. It isn't the end of the world, and this will suffice

    Thanks Joe for your input.

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    I think to most of us "old school" type, "find" implys you actually left your house, went to garage sales, thrift stores, estate auctions or whatever and actually got a good deal on something. I understand that it's mostly a semantic thing and one man's eBay purchase is another man's "find," but I, for one, appreciate the distinction.

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    Meh im a hardcore ebayer and buy alot from there because i dont like in store prices but i DO actually find stuff locally on occasion but to me a find is a find
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Wrong
    I, for one, appreciate the distinction.
    I, for two, appreciate the distinction.
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    Also, you should have to actually post a find to start either thread, not just post to be first so you can gobble up Meseta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klausien
    Also, you should have to actually post a find to start either thread, not just post to be first so you can gobble up Meseta.
    I agree. For some reason (and maybe I'm just nit-picky) I bugs me when someone starts the thread and simply posts "Nothing yet".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Wrong
    I think to most of us "old school" type, "find" implys you actually left your house, went to garage sales, thrift stores, estate auctions or whatever and actually got a good deal on something. I understand that it's mostly a semantic thing and one man's eBay purchase is another man's "find," but I, for one, appreciate the distinction.

    thats how I always viewed it....you actually went outside into fresh, or not so fresh, air and found something in real life

    ebay isnt a find....ebay does the search for you, so technically ebay found it....not you, you just looked at the results that ebay found
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Wrong
    I think to most of us "old school" type, "find" implys you actually left your house, went to garage sales, thrift stores, estate auctions or whatever and actually got a good deal on something. I understand that it's mostly a semantic thing and one man's eBay purchase is another man's "find," but I, for one, appreciate the distinction.
    i kind of understand what you and a few of the other folks are saying,but sometimes ebay or other online services are the only way for me to find games.as im sure im not the only one,i work two jobs,i have 2 kids,and my wife works after i get home alot of the time.so,that dont really leave me alot of time to go "video game huntin".i do go to the thrift shops on weekends,and i go to gamecrazy every friday,and i hit pawn shops and game/dvd/cd exchange type places when i can,plus i truly feel i do find "good deals" on ebay alot of times where the price,with shipping is alot cheaper then it would be,even at a goodwill or whatever.also,its cool to see what games people find,even if its"common crap"to some folks.i just enjoy looking at and talking about game stuff,and now i kind of feel like that on this forum that if the game is"not uber,special,rare"or i didnt find it at some thrift shop,or rummage sale,thats its not worth talking about or posting.that kinda sucks.
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    Personally I believe that finding dirt cheap BINS is a true "find", but saying "I bought x games for SNES" without listing a price or link is not a find. Also if you paid $35 for a loose Chrono Trigger or something of that nature that is NOT a find. That is average market price. I cannot stand those posts.

    However I believe some ebay auctions are "find" material. For example when that ebay seller was listing sealed Action 52s for $4.99, that was a find. Looking through pages of crap auctions and actually FINDING a crazy cheap item is not easy, and it requires that same blind luck that is required going to Goodwill.

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    What about games that we bought through DP that arrived in the mail? Is that a find?

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