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« on: September 14, 2007, 02:02:53 PM »

OK, Heres my statement and question

One of the problems with the $50.00 limit in the "Spare Tire" section is a lot of us have stuff worth more
than that, that we would like to sell. And its stuff other "Nuts" may need or want for there conversions.

Any chance of an exception for upcoming rallies?

Would it pass the muster of the powers that be, that maybe we could list stuff that we have for sale
under that particular rallies topic,then we could bring it if someone wanted to buy it?

Or maybe a rally items for sale in the "Spare Tire"

Every rally that I have been too has a flea market of some sort going on anyway.

I know I have pieces, parts that I will transport if there is an interest!

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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2007, 02:08:01 PM »

just go over the BNO...no limit there.

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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2007, 03:10:44 PM »

Same with my classifieds on my site... The site is aimed at the RTS but anything can be listed for sale. I know there is lots of stuff in the Market here but I can hardly think of anything for a bus for $50.
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2007, 03:13:29 PM »

Cliff, I would like to see that also, but this is Mike's BB and he has the final decision. Maybe Phil can discuss this with him.  Jack
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2007, 03:52:45 PM »

I agree with tekebird!! Grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2007, 04:29:32 PM »

First, let me come clean on this subject.  It only came to mind as Kyles rally is coming up and I can't even discuss several items that I might sell or there price because of the current restrictions..And there to much trouble to haul otherwise...Besides it always has annoyed me and many others that we can't....

Also, I have NO bone to pick with MAK or anyone else here.

That said:

Tekebird and Connel,

Come on guys.....REREAD the question!!!  Roll Eyes

I know about BNO flea market for the record... Wink  Have used it myself....Appreciate being able too!

Look at most of the last rallies, 90% of the original notices for rallies started on MAK BBS.

And probably just as much of the hype and conversation.

Right now there are 5 posts about Kyles rally on BNO and 41 on here.

Where do you think the bulk of the conversation is on these rallies  Huh

I just want to enhance all of OUR use of this medium, to all of our benefit.

I totally agree that this is Mikes BBS, but without all the contributers it is nothing.

All of us have made this BBS a success....Owner, Moderators, Members and Guests...

Heres my analogy: 

"If you have a good Dog, every once in a while you have to throw him a bone"  Grin

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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2007, 04:37:08 PM »

I think $50 is a bit of a small limit for a hobby as expensive as ours. That is what I was saying above. I understand that they don't want complete buses sold here because they have the classifieds for that. But as said, this is the MAK board and the owners have the right to set the rules. And I agree that this is the best bus conversion site around.
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2007, 04:39:06 PM »

clif you might just ask if anyone is interested then discuss the "sale" off board.

I don't get bus conversion magazine so I don't know what is in there in the way of conversion bits.

But....very little is ever online in this catagory.

Understandably selling a whole bus would be treading on toes...although this is also done in round about ways sometimes not even at the behest of the seller ie my folks 4108 which was posted as an Ebay link by another member.

Although I beleive this Board is more active I suspect those who are attending rally's are reading both boards.
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2007, 04:45:45 PM »

Why not just list everything you have for sale for $50 each and make up the difference in delivery charges?
Good luck, Sam 4106
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2007, 05:06:05 PM »

There are alternatives that don't have restrictions.

That's all I am going to say......
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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2007, 05:28:20 PM »

LOL   2007 Custom Coach MCI EL4500.

50.00
title work: 865,000.00

or

could list the entire bus by parts.  50.00 each but must be sold as a lot.
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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2007, 06:02:01 PM »

 
  It seems every couple of months or so we seem to go through this.
  We all know this is a business (no Prob) We know by subscribing we help keep this board going. (w/ printing costs I
  don't see how)

   So a little outside of the box compromise.

   If a rally is coming up one person take the lead to gather who would like to bring what.
   The people that are bringing items split a fee for the privilege of posting on what people may need.

    Being there is no setup fees and this is one shot special events situation hopefully MAK will make the
    price attractive. If you were going to a flee market there would be a booth charge etc.

    If the MAK price is not acceptable then you can still gather what people want to bring by emails, post  no price
    and if people are interested then bring it and set the price at the Rally.

    Just a simpletons thoughts.

    Skip

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« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2007, 06:57:25 PM »

Now boys and gurls...I do not wanto open a can of real stinky worms...however...I don't understand what the big deal is about listing items for sale...or items needed? 
Please edumacate me?  I read something about this being a business...I am not quite grasping the whole concept here.  Please enlighten me.
Thanks a ton!
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« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2007, 07:37:16 PM »

the board is owned by MAK who has an online classifieds as well as a magazine with classifieds.

he wants his cut is the jist of it...hence the 50.00 limit on things in the stuff for sale
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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2007, 07:55:11 PM »

Just trying to learn here.  Who and what is MAK?
Thanks again.
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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2007, 08:16:54 PM »

Takebird,

"Title work....$575,000"  Love ya! Kiss Grin Grin Grin

Thanks for the LOL

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« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2007, 08:48:45 PM »

Just trying to learn here.  Who and what is MAK?
Thanks again.
Jack

Mike Kadletz is the publisher of Bus Conversion magazine, probably one of the best sources of information for converters for the last 15 years. The MAK board is an extension of that.
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« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2007, 09:23:27 PM »

I don’t agree with the $50 limit. But, as stated by some others, if we don’t like it, there are alternatives.
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« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2007, 05:11:22 AM »

   As was mentioned, this BB is owned and paid for by MAK Publishing (Mike & Karen Kadletz). Mike also publishes Bus Conversions Magazine. I know many that read this BB subscribe to the magazine and many do not. That is everyone's right. My personal feeling is that if the magazine was not being published, this BB would not exist. For me, this BB is worth far more to me than the cost of my subscription. 
   The moderators of this board must follow the guidelines set by Mike. I feel this is how it should be since Mike pays the bill to keep this BB available for all of us.  Jack
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« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2007, 05:31:48 AM »

I have also pondered this question many times.

Because of the $50 limit not much can be posted for sale on this board. That is MAK's privilege to do so, he owns it.

Now for rallies that should be easy to do. If the one person at each rally listed items for sale that would be available by various owners at the event it could be handled by simple personal emails. If they keep it within the group everyone would be aware of what would be available.
Other options are available as some have said, you just have to be creative.

Just a thought, others will have more or even better ideas.

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« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2007, 06:04:44 AM »

    Because of the sheer number of coaches that show up at our Bussin' Rallies, most of those attending bring everything they want to sell (with 160-180 coaches, you have a good sized "customer potential"). We have had buses pull in with a trailer load of "stuff". I think every rally has a "swap meet", whether formal or informal. The biggest problem is large items that are difficult to pack (and unpack if not sold).       
   Perhaps something could be worked out where a person going to a rally could post large items (without the price) and anyone interested could email them off BB. If a deal is struck, the item could be delivered at the rally. It seems like every rally ends up with a thread on the BB. This thread might be a good place for this to occur.  Maybe Phil the (the head moderator) & Mike can discuss this.  Jack
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« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2007, 06:40:16 AM »

    I think every rally has a "swap meet", whether formal or informal.

 Thats true here at the DBK rally (Dallas, Bryce, Kat) as we have actually been swapping everything but wives  Grin
Well Dallas did get some computer parts for cat ....... which was a damn good trade ...  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2007, 07:12:04 AM »

Well...it was a good trade for Dallas getting all those puter parts.  Not so good for the dummy that ended up with me.   Cat Grin
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« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2007, 07:52:41 AM »

I have a (Suggestion) for you to consider if it is impossible for you to post all you will have for sale at each and every bus rally after I get a system that will work that we can follow, here is my suggestion.

I have a web site, nearly unlimited in size that I pay for each and every month trying to sell my Bus Inspectin CD. But since I have not sold one CD in many months I am just wasting this money in trying to help others it seem that the demand for this information has diminished.

I do not have a problem in thinking out a format that you can all view that I can post to be  available as favorite on your computer for you to keep checking on that will be on line right up to each bus rally or bus gathering date.  That way you can have a list of what everyone has for sale if they take the time to make a simple list for me to transpose on my web site.  Now this will take a lot of time to develop but I am willing to do if you all think this a good idea to consider.

I will make a form that will  allow room for your name, make of bus  and name of it you will travel in and your email address or telephone number, (If You Wish) so that you can be contacted perhaps way before the rally and a deal can possible be made and delivery of the merchandise be made at the rally.  This part will be all up to you but I will only post what you submit for your privacy.

I am not wanting to do a (ebay) here, would love to have their money for their site now though if I did.  But this will all be offered free and you can make it easy for me to post if you submit the form I will post for you to use.  Then all I have to do is copy and Paste it and minimize my computer time also.

I will have you make up your (for sale items & asking price) in numeral order.  Right now this is all planning in my head but I want to make it as easy for you, (and me) to do this as I can.

Let me know in feed back and I hope it will be in positive form if you want to consider this.  I will post the site location on the BB'd and that way not offend any of the board moderators of any bb'd.  After the rallys are complete, I will run the sale items posted for a few more days for that (Just in case deal) was not completed at the rally and thought of after the rally was done.

Well, enough of the planning right now as I have Eagle work to do, this is only a suggestion to have an area for you to do what you are now asking.  If no one objects I will do my best to make it available to you.  Now this will just be stuff available for sale at a particular rally, then deleted days after the rally is done.  This will not be duplicate ebay for bus nuts to be a running things for sale permenately such as a classified add.  Oh, at this time pictures will not be available as posting photos is a complicated thing to do on my web site and too much time involved to complete.  A suggestion, if you want pictures of a particular item for sale, send a request for this information to the seller, (from the form information posted) and you can work that out a deal between both parties.

Let me know what you think, again, (This Is Only A Suggestion) on my part that I will do my best to make available if you want it.

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« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2007, 07:55:53 AM »

The "DBK, TN Bus Rally, 2007", etc. good name suggestion for next year and all of the Union City Rally's Ron.  Only if they agree though. 
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« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2007, 09:40:36 AM »

Nope, not DBK.  Cat is spelled with a C, not a K.  How 'bout BDC since it is really Bryces rally?  LOL
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« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2007, 09:55:16 AM »

How about the ABCD Rally  (Annual Bryce,Cat,Dallas Rally)
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« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2007, 01:21:40 PM »

Ron, are you sure you don't mean anal, instead of annual?  LOL  Cat
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« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2007, 03:42:21 PM »

Cat, however comical your last remark was...I sure didn't expect that to come out of you...but I sure did enjoy it...and couldn't possibly think less of you for it... Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

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« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2007, 06:54:59 PM »

Why not just work out a way we could send MAK a tip or commission from the sale?

If he had a paypal account, it would be easy (- for me anyway). I know this would depend on the honor system, but I'm of the opinion that if you're so tight you won't share a little with the dude that made the sale easy to happen, then you are in for a miserable & stingy life like Scrooge.

Another way for MAK to look at it is yet another feature to draw more interest to the site.
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« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2007, 07:10:06 PM »

Gary,

I appreciate your offer and the sincerity it was given with,

but I am not asking or seeking an alternative location.

I just asked a question and was hoping for a little support, comments, or rejection of my idea

by the members of this BBS.

To those who have made a comment on this subject pro or con, my Sincere Thanks.

Cliff



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« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2007, 03:57:33 AM »

Cliff,
The offer still stands on my end, If I can be of any help to promote our rally's you can depend upon me doing as I have offered.  Perhaps approaching the owner and moderators of MAK can do similarly as I have offered a separate section we can post to a month before each rally would work or something on that order.  Again if you needed a posted list of things for sale at RALLy"S only all you have to do is ask and my site is yours to use. 

Now as Jerry has suggested on BNO, I got to get back to that darn ole Eagle.  Maybe I am just looking for excuses to not be working on her??  he he.  Nah!!!!

See you & your family in a couple of weeks Cliff.
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