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just Justin Whitson
(ArcturusBear)
Replies to Gear section thread "Gear Swap Practices" on 01/26/2014 16:20:21 MST Print View

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Edited by ArcturusBear on 01/26/2014 21:26:41 MST.

just Justin Whitson
(ArcturusBear)
Re: Replies to Gear section thread "Gear Swap Practices" on 01/26/2014 17:55:50 MST Print View

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Edited by ArcturusBear on 01/26/2014 21:28:05 MST.

just Justin Whitson
(ArcturusBear)
Re: Re: Replies to Gear section thread "Gear Swap Practices" on 01/26/2014 18:45:59 MST Print View

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Edited by ArcturusBear on 01/26/2014 21:28:54 MST.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Here
Replies to Gear section thread "Gear Swap Practices on 01/26/2014 19:10:30 MST Print View

"I'm not sure what you are trying to say here Franco"
I'll explain the problem...

You are basically calling another forum member dishonest because he buys and sells all the time possibly for a profit
(I don't know that, just posting your take on it, for all I know he could be one of the many that likes to try things out and or play with gear)

You then want a discount because the item in question (the Gatewood Cape you were after) was bought ALMOST TWO YEARS BEFORE and (your assumption) used in the meantime.

Not obvious to you but those two arguments cancel each other.

Kat ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re on 01/26/2014 19:34:27 MST Print View

I am with Franco on this.

Justin, is it unethical in your opinion to buy a house and ten years later sell it for more than you paid for?

just Justin Whitson
(ArcturusBear)
Re: Replies to Gear section thread "Gear Swap Practices on 01/26/2014 20:12:35 MST Print View

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Edited by ArcturusBear on 01/26/2014 21:29:30 MST.

just Justin Whitson
(ArcturusBear)
Re: Re on 01/26/2014 20:18:04 MST Print View

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Edited by ArcturusBear on 01/26/2014 21:30:15 MST.

Mike Gervais
(MikeG)
Tempest do you own anything of value? on 01/26/2014 20:36:34 MST Print View

Such idealism smacks of not having a dog in the fight.

Kat ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Re: Re on 01/26/2014 20:43:51 MST Print View

Justin,
I think you are a nice guy and I am not saying that in a condescending way. I also think that you come off as better than thou, implying that the rest of us just cannot understand what living an ethical life means.
This may not be a question of ethics, but it may not be the nicest thing to do, assuming that someone on the forum lacks ethics based on the sale of one item.
What life one truly lives is way too hard to tell from what people write on an online forum; one can make assumptions and that is about it.

It is easy to condemn someone we do not know at all for trying to make a few bucks. That is not a sign of greed to me.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Replies to Gear section thread "Gear Swap Practices" on 01/26/2014 20:46:15 MST Print View

I've never heard such whining in all my life. Grow a pair and get on with it.

What you have done here is far more destructive to any sense of community. You're like Joe McCarthy, just trying to garner attention for yourself. For shame.

NO WHINING

Edited by dwambaugh on 01/26/2014 20:50:52 MST.

just Justin Whitson
(ArcturusBear)
Re: Tempest do you own anything of value? on 01/26/2014 20:50:05 MST Print View

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Edited by ArcturusBear on 01/26/2014 22:25:10 MST.

just Justin Whitson
(ArcturusBear)
Re: Re: Tempest do you own anything of value? on 01/26/2014 23:01:49 MST Print View

Btw, after thinking about it some, i apologize for projecting my sense of ethics onto others and expecting others to think similarly. That's limiting and only tends to foster separation and discord. We all have different ways of looking at things, and my way isn't necessarily the best. I was speaking from the space of the golden rule and that i treat others how i would like to be treated, and since i wouldn't upcharge others on gear swap on a used item, i sometimes automatically and unthinkingly expect the same of others.

Marko Botsaris
(millonas) - F - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
Re: Re: Replies to Gear section thread "Gear Swap Practices" on 01/26/2014 23:35:21 MST Print View

"I've never heard such whining in all my life. Grow a pair and get on with it."

There's no crying in baseball!

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Every time you "apologize" it seems to take the form of an "I'm so sorry for expecting you guys to be as good/sensitive/open minded as me". Like I said a while back - passive aggressive.

just Justin Whitson
(ArcturusBear)
Re: Re: Re: Replies to Gear section thread "Gear Swap Practices" on 01/26/2014 23:49:17 MST Print View

Thought you said awhile back you were ignoring me hence forth? Couldn't help yourself?

Mark, from your consistently rather lengthy posts here, i could say what i think of you and your issues, but what good would that do me, you, or the community here oh ye who is so free from all issues and human lacks.

I haven't apologized much here at all either. I did apologize for my grumpiness when i was home sick, bored and irritated in general almost a month back.

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(RogerDodger) - F

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Edited by RogerDodger on 06/25/2015 12:30:26 MDT.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Here
Replies to Gear section thread "Gear Swap Practices on 01/28/2014 15:07:55 MST Print View

"Unfortunately the 75% of the posts on Gear Swap are Gear Scams, overpriced with no value add"
So about 75% of the buyers there are suckers.
Or do you mean that because the price is not low enough for you but good enough for someone else , that makes the former dishonest and the latter stupid ?

How about just for "fun" you have a look at the last 4 pages (25 threds per page) and find those 75 scam posts so that we can have a better idea of what you mean ?
Or just do one page and list the 19 out of 25 that are ?

Kat ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Replies to Gear section thread "Gear Swap Practices on 01/28/2014 15:22:48 MST Print View

I also question the 75% being either scams or overpriced items.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: Replies to Gear section thread "Gear Swap Practices on 01/28/2014 21:17:48 MST Print View

Steaming!

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(RogerDodger) - F

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... on 01/29/2014 12:00:41 MST Print View

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Edited by RogerDodger on 06/25/2015 12:32:01 MDT.

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(RogerDodger) - F

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... on 01/29/2014 12:28:41 MST Print View

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Edited by RogerDodger on 06/25/2015 12:32:31 MDT.