Ich_Dien: your use of that word, while (possibly) acceptable in a technical sense, makes you seem like an indifferent jerk to pretty much everyone. "no man, when i called your mom a 'cum-guzzling whore' i was using that term in the way that it was used in the 1800's by a small group of tribesmen in Nairobi. to them, it means 'nice lady.' why does everyone think i'm an asshole?" if you wanna be the kind of guy who uses the word "nigger," then fine, but accept that YOU'RE THAT GUY and be a man about it. don't try to hide behind some obscure use of the word. BE A MAN.
as for the other discussion: it'd be nice (to me at least) if this was the BRAGGING thread and not the HERE'S WHAT I'M SELLING ON EBAY NEXT WEEK thread, but this is a marketplace of ideas so whatever. the only thing that annoys me is when "available" really means "available at or near the highest price BIN asking price i found on ebay." if someone wants item X and is willing to pay ebay prices, then THEY CAN GO TO EBAY AND BUY ITEM X FOR EBAY PRICES. the fact that item X is available for ebay prices is a given, even if you hadn't found item X for $5. why bother saying "available"? why not just say "unavailable" and post it to ebay like you were going to do anyways?
EDIT: the point i'm trying to get across is that adding the word "available" doesn't add anything to the conversation, if what you're looking for is ebay prices or anything approaching ebay prices. that item you found is ALWAYS available (on ebay) for ebay prices. you didn't need to tell us that, everyone already knew.
EDIT 2: isn't there already a "What I'm selling on eBay" thread? why isn't that the more appropriate forum for telling the world that the item you found is available on ebay?
EDIT 3: klobber and toscano kinda hinted at this, but all of this YEAH DUDE I FOUND AN OLD ASS TWEED SC, TIME TO GET PAID talk has forced actual trading to go underground. several of us PM each other ALL THE TIME and send each other nice stuff at cost ALL THE TIME. like there's a defined group of dudes. none of us bother posting stuff to the thread. if we're looking to sell it, we sell it directly on ebay. if we're willing to hook other good guys up, we send a PM around to the group. i wish this kind of generosity could be more widespread, but SF has an 8-person limit on group PM's. so yeah.
It's going to make me even less popular, but I agree with this sentiment. I haven't really wanted to mention it, but I'm sure this will spark a few pages of discussion, so I might as well throw my sentiments in. There are still a few people left that are willing to make deals, but for the most part it's gone. I'm getting so fucking sick of PMing some people (some of whom I have given insane deals in the past) and them quoting me eBay prices, and sometimes more than eBay prices.
EDIT 4: +1
also: brag post:
ferragamo loafers, 10D
i paid way more than thrift prices for these, but fuck it. they're my size, they're awesome, and i'd been wanting to get some blue suede shoes. plus when i put them on i felt like the prettiest girl in the whole wide world!
Edited by mexicutioner - 10/20/12 at 6:14pm