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post #706 of 915
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

I am both surprised at the number of ties and the quality/styles left. Anyway, I just sent two more ties to DerekS's trailer park, he claimed he was putting in a Charvet or something, that plus what Kent is putting in should bring the box closer to 10 and hopefully give some more options to pick from.

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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

exactly. once this gets around to everyone and we all have a chance to seed it, round 2 will be fucking great. If most people put in more than they take out, and round 2 slows down a bit, or more people get involved, this could really be epic. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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post #707 of 915
What we should have done is have each guy participating send one tie each to one lead guy, then send it off that way.
post #708 of 915
Ed you have certainly donated more than your share. Thanks for your generosity. Kent, thanks to you as well.
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I plan on putting at least two from my teaser picture into the box when it gets here to keep the momentum going.
post #709 of 915
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

What we should have done is have each guy participating send one tie each to one lead guy, then send it off that way.

That's a great idea. Why didn't you make that suggestion at the start?
post #710 of 915
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Originally Posted by contactme_11 View Post

That's a great idea. Why didn't you make that suggestion at the start?

I just fucking thought of it. facepalm.gif
post #711 of 915
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

What we should have done is have each guy participating send one tie each to one lead guy, then send it off that way.

in theory it makes sense, to make the seed substantial, but the problem is then the first guy has to wait for like 10 packages to arrive...

all I can say is that with the fragrance box as an example, the first one was ok, and when it ended it was mostly junk. but then once we hammered out some better rules and got people adding more than taking, plus a better seed prepared in advance, it went much much better.
one of the other differences is that with box 1, people are thinking about what they can get out of it, but before box 2 gets launched, they've spent while thinking about what they can drop off into it...
post #712 of 915
i'm sure some people want the element of surprise...
but i think a picture of the box when received and going out would end all this suspicion and doubting of other members
post #713 of 915
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

in theory it makes sense, to make the seed substantial, but the problem is then the first guy has to wait for like 10 packages to arrive...

I can think of a few members who don't mind waiting for a bunch of guys packages to come. laugh.gif
post #714 of 915
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Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox View Post

i'm sure some people want the element of surprise...
but i think a picture of the box when received and going out would end all this suspicion and doubting of other members

Starts to sound like a game of telephone...
post #715 of 915
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Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox View Post

i'm sure some people want the element of surprise...
but i think a picture of the box when received and going out would end all this suspicion and doubting of other members

I don't think it's a matter of suspicion. I think the issue is that if people only replace the same number like-for-like, the box will never grow.
post #716 of 915
Jeebus - I guess the whole trust in the community thing that this was based on is now dead?

I think everyone has contributed fairly so far based on the box contents and I think everyone has found something that they've been happy with. As the box continues to go around Im sure it will get better and selection will be increased. No need to post what you took and put in "for the record". Pretty much everyone involved is a well established member here. Lets just trust and enjoy.

I've got no problem with posting Incoming and Outgoing pics so people can watch the contents change, but I hearken back to Ed's comments when you all were freaking that I ran off with 3 Pantas -"its just ties"......
post #717 of 915
agreed levoosh. also, keep in mind, if the box stays at 5 ties, BFD. everyone will have a chance to pick from 5 ties. It doesnt have to be a box of 50 ties to be successful. The fact that people are seeding this out of generosity and getting ZERO in return is pretty fucking cool.
post #718 of 915
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Originally Posted by LEVOOSH View Post

Jeebus - I guess the whole trust in the community thing that this was based on is now dead?
I think everyone has contributed fairly so far based on the box contents and I think everyone has found something that they've been happy with. As the box continues to go around Im sure it will get better and selection will be increased. No need to post what you took and put in "for the record". Pretty much everyone involved is a well established member here. Lets just trust and enjoy.
I've got no problem with posting Incoming and Outgoing pics so people can watch the contents change, but I hearken back to Ed's comments when you all were freaking that I ran off with 3 Pantas -"its just ties"......

I don't think this is the case at all. I don't find it unfair to ask questions. Nobody was accused of anything here, as opposed to people communicating their surprise at the the number of ties being less than anticipated. I think it's more a case of expectations being a little... aggressive maybe? Either way, I'm digging the pics and looking forward to seeing what's in there when the left coast is finally hit by Hurricane Neckwear.
post #719 of 915
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

agreed levoosh. also, keep in mind, if the box stays at 5 ties, BFD. everyone will have a chance to pick from 5 ties. It doesnt have to be a box of 50 ties to be successful. The fact that people are seeding this out of generosity and getting ZERO in return is pretty fucking cool.

Absofuckinglutely.
post #720 of 915
Just so you all know, box #2 so far is way better than box #1.
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