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  1. Longcarbine

    Longcarbine

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    Wanted to post a wanted add in the classifieds, said "only allowed five per year. I have only posted three that I can find.
     
  2. 22DASHER

    22DASHER Gold $$ Contributor

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    The other ones were likely deleted. Guess it’s time to pay your dues as the year is just getting started! ;) Only one way we are going to keep this great site up and running and that is through the support from ALL members.
     
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  3. Wooten

    Wooten Romans 10:13 Gold $$ Contributor

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  4. Nick Caprinolo

    Nick Caprinolo Gold $$ Contributor

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    Why would anyone expect to be able to sell things with paying dues? This site is well run and the software and web space is expensive. Seems like everyone wants a free ride. Just my opinion.
     
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  5. SPJ

    SPJ Silver $$ Contributor

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    Boss says you gotta be Silver or Gold to post more than five times a year.
    Please consider upgrading your membership.
    It's actually amazing that with 40,000 members theres only 1400 upgrades.

    Comonman!
     
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  6. Puzzaz01

    Puzzaz01 Gold $$ Contributor

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    Are you serious? That's it? I would have guessed it was about 40%.

    Darrin
     
  7. Forum Boss

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    We have roughly 1400 upgraded members. About 3.2% of the membership.

    The OP posted sale or WTB Ads still showing:

    10/22/18
    6/28/18
    6/6/18
    5/24/18

    And one that was deleted, but still triggered the counter. That's five ads in a 7-month period -- at no charge.

    NOTE, if you were to sell a SINGLE $1000 item on Gunbroker you would pay $41.25 in fees more than TWICE our Silver Membership which gives you unlimited classifieds for 12 months.

    NOTE WTB listings count the same as classifieds.

    And YES we did lower the number to FIVE, which was originally six.

    Calculate Gunbroker Fees HERE:
    https://www.gunbroker.com/auction/calcfinalvaluefee.aspx
     
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  8. PatMiles

    PatMiles Gold $$ Contributor

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    ^^^ What the BOSS said! ^^^
     
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  9. farmerjohn

    farmerjohn Gold $$ Contributor

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    +1 on what the boss said, although I wish I could get my age corrected. I've tried three or four times.....

    Boss: Thanks for your support. Your profile currently show no birth date or age, and we recommend you do not post that info online, for security reasons,
     
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  10. Bc'z

    Bc'z Gold $$ Contributor

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    Ok boss let's look at this from a different stand point
    Let's split the supporting members in half
    That works out to just under 50 k in dues not counting site donations and sponsors.
    Now how many freakin hours do you personally spend a day vetting new members and moderating? Site maintenance, programming and all that other good stuff it
    takes to run this show.
    Yup,I'd say your losing your ass!!!!
    Brett
     
  11. boltfluter

    boltfluter Gold $$ Contributor

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    I personally would drop the free classified adds to 2 per year for non members. Or, even better, charge a small percentage for all sales period. For the content and knowledge, available to all, this would still be the best site on the web at any price. Just do it!!:D:D

    Paul
     
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  12. 6fatrat

    6fatrat SLING SHOOTER Silver $$ Contributor

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    Upgrading your account is a no brainer, support the best shooting on the web.
    Thank you
    Steve Bair
     
  13. DHuffman

    DHuffman Gold $$ Contributor

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    I did a little membership drive on another site recently. The paid member to freeloader ratio was less than 10% there also. I played the educational angle for a few days then tried to shame them into submission for a while converting about 25 freeloaders to donators.

    I understand the object is not to limit posters and content but if I had a website the classifieds and a "lounge" forum would be paid member only access.

    The amount I've learned here is priceless when you try to put a $ amount on it. The amount I've saved making purchases in the classifieds has more than paid for my paid membership.
     
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  14. Nick Caprinolo

    Nick Caprinolo Gold $$ Contributor

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    We spend thousands of dollars a year on guns, reloading equipment, powder, bullets, or ammunition and rifles scopes but are too cheap to pay $20.00, for the privilege of using the best shooting forum on the web.

    Where I come from that's called welfare. Real men will not accept a free ride on the backs of others!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  15. luckyshot52

    luckyshot52 Gold $$ Contributor

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    AMEN!!
     
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  16. daleboy

    daleboy Silver $$ Contributor

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    Yet,thousands of "Real Men" look at your post and say,frig that I aint paying a cent if I have to read someone pounding on their chest like that . Civilized conversation sells...
     
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  17. Uthink Uknow

    Uthink Uknow Silver $$ Contributor

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    Becoming a member allow one to advertise, converse, buy, sell, be educated. No dues will get you no benefits. Yep, we’re Republicans.
     
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  18. Nick Caprinolo

    Nick Caprinolo Gold $$ Contributor

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    There is nothing in my statement that indicates a pounding on my chest. Further I will not engage or entertain an argument with you over it. In any event, let us agree to disagree without any more rhetoric
     
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  19. BIG D

    BIG D Gold $$ Contributor

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    I’ve noticed some names pop up in classifieds on many different forums who aren’t donating. Just use them to buy and sell for free. It’s the way of the world. Some people don’t have a problem using the system and complain about it not working to there benefit. While us other folks pay our way and are happy without complaining. Pay your dues and sell all you want!!! Life isn’t supposed to be free. Donate donate donate.
     
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  20. Dusty Stevens

    Dusty Stevens COVFEFE- Thread Derail Crew Gold $$ Contributor

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    Most forums you cant view pics etc without becoming a member only little thumbnails. Should be some gold member only forums and gold member only classifieds to sell but everybody can view
     
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