Backpacking Light Used Gear Sale
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Greg Yurkovich
(Chubbs4U) - F
email problem on 06/07/2011 10:46:17 MDT Print View

got it...

Edited by Chubbs4U on 06/07/2011 10:52:02 MDT.

d k
(dkramalc) - MLife
re: BPL sale on 06/07/2011 11:16:22 MDT Print View

For the record, I don't have a problem with the gear having been offered to staff first, but I do think that it would have been a nice nod to the paying members here to give next preference to them (not necessarily just MLifers - and yes, I read that word the other way too at first!!!).

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Backpacking Light Used Gear Sale on 06/07/2011 11:46:37 MDT Print View

I like the order of staff, paying members, general public; and promise not to complain about anything to Sam. I bet none of the staff are getting rich off this thing, and still they put out what is arguably the best product in the industry. They deserve a nice break, and some good gear.

Greg Yurkovich
(Chubbs4U) - F
off subject... on 06/07/2011 11:49:33 MDT Print View

I wonder how many people are refreshing there browser every so many minutes?

Edited by Chubbs4U on 06/07/2011 11:53:16 MDT.

Joe Geib
(joegeib) - F

Locale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
Re: Re: Backpacking Light Used Gear Sale on 06/07/2011 11:50:06 MDT Print View

' "but rather decided to sell this gear the same way anybody else sells gear in our Gear Swap forums - first come first served."

and

"also offered all the items to BPL staff members working in our Bozeman office (including myself) previous to posting"

are rather contradictory, don't you think?'

"The used gear was made available to everyone on a first come first served basis in keeping with the spirit of the BPL Gear Swap forum policies."

'That's simply not true. You said so yourself in a previous post.'

===

I've posted stuff FS and PIF on the Gear Swap Forum, and have offered it to (BPL) friends and others off-line before the items went live. Why? because I chose to. Because I knew the need of the ones I wanted to include early in the sale, or the ability to miss out on items that they might have interest in, and thought that they might be able to benefit directly from me before I put the items out to the BPL public.

Yes, I understand the point that Sam posted some potentially contradictory statements, but he was looking out for need/charity (Boy Scouts), and those that might not be able to trawl the forums all day for BPL deals (employees). If one were on the receiving end of this forethought, they might be appreciative of the thought as well.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Backpacking Light Used Gear Sale on 06/07/2011 11:51:03 MDT Print View

The final batch of items is nearly ready for posting. I estimate I should have it live in in the next 30 minutes.

Shane Fleenor
(SFUVA21) - MLife

Locale: New York
this thread, or new thread? on 06/07/2011 11:52:41 MDT Print View

will you be posting the next batch on this thread, or as a new thread? just wondering if we should be refreshing this page, or the general 'gear swap' page :)

jim draucker
(mtnjim) - MLife

Locale: Shenandoah Valley VA
Mlife on 06/07/2011 11:55:43 MDT Print View

Change Mlife to Cougar? Just trying to help.

Greg Yurkovich
(Chubbs4U) - F
sale on 06/07/2011 11:55:50 MDT Print View

Sam thanks for the heads up.
Shane just have 2 browsers going. Also you think ill get it by this weekend?

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Backpacking Light Used Gear Sale on 06/07/2011 12:04:32 MDT Print View

Items will be listed in the first post of this thread.

Josh Newkirk
(Newkirk) - MLife

Locale: Australia
email sent on 06/07/2011 12:22:12 MDT Print View

email sent re item 65

thanks

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Backpacking Light Used Gear Sale on 06/07/2011 12:25:12 MDT Print View

Wow, I think this is going even faster than yesterday. I can also really feel this site lagging...must be all the people hitting the refresh button!

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Re: Backpacking Light Used Gear Sale on 06/07/2011 12:27:50 MDT Print View

Anyone else going crazy waiting for an email from Sam?

John Devitt
(cabana) - MLife

Locale: Colorado
# 62 & 64 on 06/07/2011 12:29:08 MDT Print View

62 & 64 e-mail sent

Rob Vandiver
(ShortBus) - M

Locale: So Cal
Re: Re: Re: Backpacking Light Used Gear Sale on 06/07/2011 12:29:50 MDT Print View

<- This guy.

Tommy Franzen
(Tomlike) - F

Locale: Pacific Wonderland
crazy! on 06/07/2011 12:29:51 MDT Print View

Yeah, a Nano Vapr for $60? Yes please!

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: crazy! on 06/07/2011 12:31:41 MDT Print View

If Sam really wants to sell everything, he should delay the notices so all us crazy folks go nuts and buy all our backup choices too.

Jason G
(JasonG) - F

Locale: iceberg lake
hmm on 06/07/2011 12:36:43 MDT Print View

yea starting to worry. i only put in for 2 things.. yesterday it was a little quicker than this..


Anybody get an email yet?

Edited by JasonG on 06/07/2011 12:37:19 MDT.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Backpacking Light Used Gear Sale on 06/07/2011 12:37:28 MDT Print View

Will start sending notices now.

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Backpacking Light Used Gear Sale on 06/07/2011 12:38:46 MDT Print View

Whew, much longer and I wouldn't need to worry about shaving my scalp later today. Thanks Sam!

Edited by leaftye on 06/07/2011 12:39:21 MDT.