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Kamakiri 09-04-2009 10:48 AM

Rules of the House
 
I'd like to welcome all members to the VideoKarma Classifieds area, which is a great free resource for buying, selling, and swapping!

This forum's designed purpose is for listings of the following items:

* Television sets and non home theater related merchandise dating pre-1990

* Electronics test equipment of all types

* Video game systems, both home and arcade, including pinball machines, bowlers, and mechanical arcade and amusements. Due to laws in some states, gambing instruments will not be permitted at this time (slot machines or casino gaming merchandise).

To keep these forum classifieds free, we ask that you respect the guidelines of the board. Thanks, welcome, and enjoy!

Sam Cogley 10-16-2009 02:31 AM

Are parts for items in those categories kosher? I picked up a huge lot of tubes today, and I'd like to pass the TV stuff along to those who can make use of it.

MarkingTime 04-28-2010 05:21 PM

Ditto on Sam's question... and big props to that Alpert avatar: I inherited a copy of the original LP. Never thought of it as a prized collectible, but it probably is.

zenithfan1 04-29-2010 11:02 AM

I think there should be no problem with posting about parts. I post want ads for them a lot, and at times sell or give away some from my stash. I may be posting some free parts stuff very soon in fact.

grumpy 04-29-2010 10:19 PM

Sure parts are kosher. If that should change we will notify everyone. Thanks for asking.

Grumpy

Cruiseomatic 01-15-2011 01:51 AM

What if someone has a transceiver radio for the amateur guys?

grumpy 01-15-2011 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cruiseomatic (Post 2992033)
What if someone has a transceiver radio for the amateur guys?

Sure no problem.

Cruiseomatic 01-15-2011 07:52 PM

Thanks Grumpy, Just checkin'.:thmbsp:

grumpy 01-17-2011 08:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cruiseomatic (Post 2992098)
Thanks Grumpy, Just checkin'.:thmbsp:

Appreciate you asking first. Good luck with the sale.

Ed in Tx 03-23-2012 06:37 PM

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Is it OK if I list a bunch of miscellaneous VCR service manuals? Maybe someone needs one, for little more than USPS Priority Mail. Just want to see this stuff go where it's wanted. However many will fit in a Priority Mail envelope or box. I brought home several boxes from my old shop closing down next month. Far less than 1/4 of whats still there. Please advise!

Eric H 03-23-2012 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ed in Tx (Post 3030444)
Is it OK if I list a bunch of miscellaneous VCR service manuals? Maybe someone needs one, for little more than USPS Priority Mail. Just want to see this stuff go where it's wanted. However many will fit in a Priority Mail envelope or box. I brought home several boxes from my old shop closing down next month. Far less than 1/4 of whats still there. Please advise!

Sounds right on topic to me so go ahead! :yes:

WISCOJIM 08-20-2013 08:05 AM

Are these ads going to continue to be from individuals and not from commercial businesses? I don't think we want to open the door to commercial sellers with all that may follow, and I see that one of our posters here just introduced that he is becoming a commercial seller, setting up his own website to retail capacitors. Shouldn't a business be a paid advertiser?

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technicolor 08-20-2013 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WISCOJIM (Post 3079959)
Are these ads going to continue to be from individuals and not from commercial businesses? I don't think we want to open the door to commercial sellers with all that may follow, and I see that one of our posters here just introduced that he is becoming a commercial seller, setting up his own website to retail capacitors. Shouldn't a business be a paid advertiser?

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discussed it with tim before it was posted.

Findm-Keepm 08-20-2013 09:30 PM

I can see Moyers, JustRadios, SMC, and Talon moving in.....

Cheers,

Kamakiri 08-21-2013 04:14 AM

Nope, don't think so.

Findm-Keepm 08-21-2013 09:49 AM

So what is the rule for commercial entities wishing to advertise in the classifieds? One is in, but no rules posted?

It appears to be different from AK - not trying to kick the hornets nest, but I asked about this when VK started up and was told no commercial entities in the classifieds (by Grumpy, nonetheless). Now we have one.

Cheers,

init4fun 08-21-2013 02:26 PM

If we're allowed to share opinions about this , here's mine ;

I like the idea of Technicolor and others advertising their products here , and I can't see where this could be any kind of problem . There should , however , be a way to differentiate between private and commercial sellers so that folks don't have to click on each and every ad to see which is which . Could perhaps a "commercial retailers subforum" be created right underneath the present classifieds section ? Failing that , maybe a different colored font for private vs commercial sales ? (blue text = private and red text = commercial , or something similar)

The more resources the better when looking for old radio/tv parts and if I need a capacitor that Technicolor or anyone else has , it matters not whether the seller is private , commercial , or a little green man from mars , as long as I get the needed cap (or anything else) to fix the radio !

As long as the ads were kept strictly to the topic of the board , old video and audio stuff , how exactly could access to a greater resource of components be a bad thing for VK ????

Findm-Keepm 08-21-2013 04:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by init4fun (Post 3080109)
If we're allowed to share opinions about this , here's mine ;

I like the idea of Technicolor and others advertising their products here , and I can't see where this could be any kind of problem . There should , however , be a way to differentiate between private and commercial sellers so that folks don't have to click on each and every ad to see which is which . Could perhaps a "commercial retailers subforum" be created right underneath the present classifieds section ? Failing that , maybe a different colored font for private vs commercial sales ? (blue text = private and red text = commercial , or something similar)

The more resources the better when looking for old radio/tv parts and if I need a capacitor that Technicolor or anyone else has , it matters not whether the seller is private , commercial , or a little green man from mars , as long as I get the needed cap (or anything else) to fix the radio !

As long as the ads were kept strictly to the topic of the board , old video and audio stuff , how exactly could access to a greater resource of components be a bad thing for VK ????

I have only one problem - I've been on the AK/VK boards for over 5 years, and I proposed a similar operation in 2010, when the boards split. I was shot down. Now, here comes someone that has 5 months on the board, and it gets the blessing. I had tons (1300 SqFt) of stuff that I would have offered, off-site, not just capacitors from China. No profit - just a list of stuff available (off-site, to keep the chaff/PMs to a minimum). Many here benefited from the initial offers - Compucat, RadioTVnut, DRH4683, Dave Morris, and bunch more.

The real problem is the lack of a stated policy - it seems to be a conditional one, the conditions I'm not privy to.

technicolor 08-21-2013 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Findm-Keepm (Post 3080128)
I have only one problem - I've been on the AK/VK boards for over 5 years, and I proposed a similar operation in 2010, when the boards split. I was shot down. Now, here comes someone that has 5 months on the board, and it gets the blessing. I had tons (1300 SqFt) of stuff that I would have offered, off-site, not just capacitors from China. No profit - just a list of stuff available (off-site, to keep the chaff/PMs to a minimum). Many here benefited from the initial offers - Compucat, RadioTVnut, DRH4683, Dave Morris, and bunch more.

The real problem is the lack of a stated policy - it seems to be a conditional one, the conditions I'm not privy to.

Tim or Eric, delete the thread and any references to the store, wasn't aware it was going to cause this much friction. I appreciate the blessing to post the link but at this point with so much animosity, really no point in advertising it here.

Thanks again.

lnx64 08-21-2013 05:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Findm-Keepm (Post 3080128)
I have only one problem - I've been on the AK/VK boards for over 5 years, and I proposed a similar operation in 2010, when the boards split. I was shot down. Now, here comes someone that has 5 months on the board, and it gets the blessing. I had tons (1300 SqFt) of stuff that I would have offered, off-site, not just capacitors from China. No profit - just a list of stuff available (off-site, to keep the chaff/PMs to a minimum). Many here benefited from the initial offers - Compucat, RadioTVnut, DRH4683, Dave Morris, and bunch more.

The real problem is the lack of a stated policy - it seems to be a conditional one, the conditions I'm not privy to.

I agree.

WISCOJIM 08-21-2013 05:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by technicolor (Post 3080131)
Tim or Eric, delete the thread and any references to the store, wasn't aware it was going to cause this much friction. I appreciate the blessing to post the link but at this point with so much animosity, really no point in advertising it here.

Thanks again.

First, I don't see the "animosity" you speak of.

Secondly, I questioned it because in almost all hobby forums commercial advertisers have to pay for their ads. They only post to make money, and a portion of that should go to support the site. It's not at all like the ads where many people each have a few extra items laying around that they offer for sale. You would be buying these capacitors in bulk to retail for profit.

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technicolor 08-21-2013 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WISCOJIM (Post 3080136)
First, I don't see the "animosity" you speak of.

Secondly, I questioned it because in almost all hobby forums commercial advertisers have to pay for their ads. They only post to make money, and a portion of that should go to support the site. It's not at all like the ads where many people each have a few extra items laying around that they offer for sale. You would be buying these capacitors in bulk to retail for profit.

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I wasn't referring to you as far animosity. But u do oppose it.

sampson159 08-21-2013 06:56 PM

joes business could benefit us all.i am not opposed to this or anyone else to do the same.i lve been around awhile too.this could open many doors to us and i applaud a good american starting a business.i would rather spend my money here than overseas.same for findm keepm.let the ads run lets all go shopping.patronize these good americans!

Username1 08-21-2013 07:08 PM

Well I think its cool that ol'satellite boy posted his sh*t, Captain Picard once posted to me in public here that he works at one of those online car parts stores to get me on board for Honda parts I may need..... Personally, I don't see anything wrong with individuals who care to identifying themselves and their business.... You can sure bet that if I were looking for something, whatever it is, I would consider buying from someone here, that I at least know a little more than someone I don't know at all....

I don't see what all the fuss is.... Sure there should be a written policy.... I assume once in a while thoughts change and a feeling shifts, becomes an unpublished policy, or an experiment....

In some cases you know.... ebay is kinda like a good fence... It keeps good people honest..... Maybe for used parts ebay is best..... For a business like satellite dishes, hey there is a pay per click ad server here.... And a note saying "that's my ad" in the classifieds is ok with me.... Good disclosure....

We could all just keep our business off here..... Hey we have seen a few postings about misread ebay shipping prices turning into such hot talk that the thread gets shut down.... What about a possible business deal gone bad....

I have a business where I run some stuff for some of the most gripy people I have seen, and out of the 200 people there, only 2 know what I do and they always have complaints... And I don't get paid for it, so they are complaining about something they get for free.... I keep my identity, and advertisements away from that crowd.... I don't want to get involved with them....

Kinda like the old bit of advice "don't work for your friends and neighbors"

Enough of this crap....... Get back to your TV Sets !

Dammit !

: )

Kamakiri 08-21-2013 10:29 PM

There's nothing "conditional" here, this is how it came about.

Technicolor (Joe) came to me with this idea, and asked me permission. The arrangement is that if within a couple months he actually gets enough orders to make a go of his business, that he would end up being a vendor sponsor.

As you can see, we have no commercial sponsors at this point. I think that we're all gentlemen here, and if someone wants to have a go at trying their hand selling parts or whatever, and they're an actual member trying to make a startup in something, just ask me.

This is, after all, how AudioKarma got its first sponsor....Venus Hi-Fi....and a long-term partnership (and friendship) was forged.

If anyone else is interested in the same arrangement, I have no problems with it. Just drop me a PM.


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