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Offline Paul_Maul

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« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2022, 11:44:57 AM »
Obviously the difference between posting items for sale here and what Greg is trying to do is infrastructure. Being able to search the entire mall, use shopping carts to amass a ton of cheap items and be able to easily check out, etc.

Offline NationalSpittoon

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« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2022, 11:54:56 AM »
I don't see how my critique of his website is "drama". The thread was started to commend the site, and I am I not allowed to share my opinion? What's the point of the forum?

Ironically, I have purchased multiple items from his shop over the past year-ish. That is because the prices were better than eBay and I got options that weren't normally available. That is to his credit. I think so many people here have things to sell but they simply don't list them. If everyone knew what everyone else had for sale, buyers could find what they want and save money on it and sellers could save on fees.

And, no, I never said his site sucks. Don't know where that came from. Wonder why I would never be fit for politics.
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Offline quas

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« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2022, 12:00:10 PM »
I have an idea. If Greg’s site sucks in your eyes, just don’t use it. Sell your items here or on eBay or do whatever you want to do. Problem solved, no need for all the drama.

Agree 100%.
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« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2022, 07:01:41 AM »
I just realized that the "Lots More Wacky Pack Information Here" link on Greg's site now directs to his mall. If he is eliminating the second, redundant page then that is a step in the right direction. I never understood why he had two pages that do essentially the same thing.

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« Reply #39 on: March 13, 2022, 07:17:47 AM »
I have an idea. If Greg’s site sucks in your eyes, just don’t use it. Sell your items here or on eBay or do whatever you want to do. Problem solved, no need for all the drama.
No we are not going to be censored about commenting about a self glamorized collector who wants to be perceived as "all for the hobby and the people".
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« Reply #40 on: March 13, 2022, 07:23:20 AM »
Obviously the difference between posting items for sale here and what Greg is trying to do is infrastructure. Being able to search the entire mall, use shopping carts to amass a ton of cheap items and be able to easily check out, etc.
...and he never bothered to assess if there is an actual market for lots of people who want to amass tons of items(nope not cheap compared to open market, low cost perhaps as he tries to peddle one card at a time with postage stamp cost which often is 50% of the total sale....).  Again, perhaps a few single items will be cheaper but true bargains can be found on ebay which is why private selling on facebook, this forum and such have traditionally been bleak. greg's prices are NOT cheap in general.  I will undercut him on just about every item especially the new stuff.  He should just buy me out and make a profit if he can actually find buyers.
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« Reply #41 on: March 13, 2022, 07:24:55 AM »
I just realized that the "Lots More Wacky Pack Information Here" link on Greg's site now directs to his mall. If he is eliminating the second, redundant page then that is a step in the right direction. I never understood why he had two pages that do essentially the same thing.
How is the mall "wacky pack information"?
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Offline NationalSpittoon

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Re: Wacky Packages Mall!
« Reply #42 on: March 13, 2022, 07:44:09 AM »
How is the mall "wacky pack information"?

It’s not. That doesn’t make sense, but removing the page that it originally linked to does make sense. I assume it is a temporary change until he potentially reorganizes the main page which would be smart of him to do.

Do you still own all the art on your website, Ernie? There’s some nice pieces there, namely Hurts and Monsterettes for my taste.

Offline mikecho

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« Reply #43 on: March 13, 2022, 11:50:16 AM »
I just realized that the "Lots More Wacky Pack Information Here" link on Greg's site now directs to his mall. If he is eliminating the second, redundant page then that is a step in the right direction. I never understood why he had two pages that do essentially the same thing.
I agree. The list page Greg's got now is definitely much better, especially since it's been recently updated to include current material. Granted, it's an ongoing work in progress, but still, it's great!

Offline wormypackages

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« Reply #44 on: March 13, 2022, 02:46:26 PM »
I agree. The list page Greg's got now is definitely much better, especially since it's been recently updated to include current material. Granted, it's an ongoing work in progress, but still, it's great!

Did not think this would generate such discussion! The Mall is a great place for those interested in buying and selling Wackys without the fees of ebay.  And some oddball items there like fabric, shirts, and inflatables which are rare to find.



Offline Jean Nutty

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« Reply #45 on: March 14, 2022, 07:11:06 AM »

I have an idea. If Greg’s site sucks in your eyes, just don’t use it. Sell your items here or on eBay or do whatever you want to do. Problem solved, no need for all the drama.

But drama is so tempting and seductive.  It's fun to condemn people and pronounce our judgment.

It's easy to fall into the enticing trap of being disturbed that others do not live up to our grand ideals.

Offline Plastered Peanut

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« Reply #46 on: March 14, 2022, 06:18:01 PM »
But drama is so tempting and seductive.  It's fun to condemn people and pronounce our judgment.

It's easy to fall into the enticing trap of being disturbed that others do not live up to our grand ideals.

I'm still looking for the post where anyone said "Greg's site sucks", as Paul_Maul contends.
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Offline Paul_Maul

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« Reply #47 on: March 14, 2022, 07:48:15 PM »
I'm still looking for the post where anyone said "Greg's site sucks", as Paul_Maul contends.

“Brutal” “god awful” … are those better than “sucks”? 🤔

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« Reply #48 on: March 14, 2022, 08:24:06 PM »
It’s not. That doesn’t make sense, but removing the page that it originally linked to does make sense. I assume it is a temporary change until he potentially reorganizes the main page which would be smart of him to do.

Do you still own all the art on your website, Ernie? There’s some nice pieces there, namely Hurts and Monsterettes for my taste.
I dont own all the art but held on to more than most of the other art collectors who touted they didn't collect the art for the money.  I still have Hurts, turned down several very large offers for it over the years.
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« Reply #49 on: March 14, 2022, 08:34:01 PM »
“Brutal” “god awful” … are those better than “sucks”? 🤔
Those are my quotes so not "everyone" as you touted nor "suddenly" like you also touted as I have always said greg's site is too busy and self indulgent and I believe both those terms were specifically used to describe the mall which is god awful.  Anyone actually test it?  In seconds the other day, I found shopping cart bugs and more pitiful navigation as if nobody had ever tried it.  Granted I test systems that run multibillion $ international companies so perhaps my eye for issues is better than most. 
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« Reply #50 on: March 14, 2022, 08:41:29 PM »
But drama is so tempting and seductive.  It's fun to condemn people and pronounce our judgment.

It's easy to fall into the enticing trap of being disturbed that others do not live up to our grand ideals.
Is this actually drama?  I mean, we are talking about a website for collectibles.  for greg I do believe it is because the number of woe is me martyr stories he has is just utterly amazing.  I mean who the hell has that much strife in their life for real unless they bring it on themselves.  Who the hell would put a splash in the middle of their page specifically to highlight the strife in their life? He is dumb enough to think those splashes make him look good, I get it so it all feeds the same delusions of grandeur...for me, this back and forth is like the 5 minutes I spend on Wordle and then move on with the rest of our day.
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Offline ToadallyDude

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« Reply #51 on: April 06, 2022, 11:19:46 PM »
I will refrain from commenting on any of the drama as I got all that out of me in the early 2000s version of the forum.  heh.  But I will say, after looking at the prices for PSA-graded UK stickers, 16th series, die-cuts, wrappers, and other items I used to have before letting them go way too cheap years ago out of necessity... dang.  Shoulda just ate Top Ramen and HODL'd.