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BaitandSwitch
04-15-2011, 05:39 PM
The OF Corral has become overrun in the past month with nothing but "Price Check on...." threads. It would be nice if those could go in their own forum area.

4ever_Unbridled
04-15-2011, 05:46 PM
There was already a thread about this.

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?116634-Sale-pricing-help-subforum.

But maybe we could compromise and do a price check sub-forum just for the OF Corral since customs/resins are too contraversial:dunno? That way it will give a reference place for OF prices and free up the OF Corral.

BaitandSwitch
04-15-2011, 08:54 PM
There was already a thread about this.

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?116634-Sale-pricing-help-subforum.

But maybe we could compromise and do a price check sub-forum just for the OF Corral since customs/resins are too contraversial:dunno? That way it will give a reference place for OF prices and free up the OF Corral.

Missed that one, thank's for posting. I agree we need a sub-forum or something for them.

Landshark
04-15-2011, 09:23 PM
I was thinking the same thing - we need a space for this!

bronzino
04-15-2011, 09:49 PM
Four threads out of 30+ is "overrun"? lol. I don't agree that it's a problem. What I would like to see is a split between Breyer and Stone in return for getting rid of Small Talk.

Laura G
04-15-2011, 09:54 PM
Four threads out of 30+ is "overrun"? lol. I don't agree that it's a problem. What I would like to see is a split between Breyer and Stone in return for getting rid of Small Talk.

:uh :yeahthat :uh And, excuse me, I know I started one of those threads, which was pointless, because nobody ever posted in it. Some people are never happy unless they can find something to complain about, sheesh! :rolleyes

BaitandSwitch
04-16-2011, 08:09 AM
:uh :yeahthat :uh And, excuse me, I know I started one of those threads, which was pointless, because nobody ever posted in it. Some people are never happy unless they can find something to complain about, sheesh! :rolleyes

Not at all directed towards you. It just seems that the number of those inquire's has been rising over the past month or so quite a bit and it would be a nice and even more productive if they had their own place :)

Laura G
04-16-2011, 05:37 PM
I agree that those threads need their own forum, I'm all for it! :thumbsup

Landshark
04-16-2011, 05:57 PM
I thought it would be great to have one area to go to for price checks too.... oh well.

Mary
04-17-2011, 01:33 PM
If there are a lot of threads around a single topic, that's indicates a justification for a sub-forum. Is this a sustained pattern, or just recently? Looking for a lot of ongoing interest in a topic to justify a sub-forum.

If those who most want it can do some research - thread counts over time, even links - that is the best help you can give. Unfortunately I don't have time to research every idea. You don't want to wait on me ... :grin ... do some legwork, post it here, and that helps your case. Those who care the most can do the most to move it along. :)

Hope that helps. Thanks!

jasper978
04-27-2011, 05:04 PM
I'm not one who cares much either way, but here's what my blab search found for you Mary. Though if you do go through with creating a Price Check subforum, perhaps you could also include an identification subforum for those who have unidentified models?


Request for subforum on price checks from 2010:

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?102277-Price-check-forum&highlight=price+check


Requests under this search go back several (at least 6) years, so while it may not be a constant need (though more and more are popping up it seems), there have been many requests for price checks. The links posted are from the first 4 pages of the search results.

This is the first search I used: http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/search.php?searchid=1196232&pp (http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/search.php?searchid=1196232&pp)





OF requests:
http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?117627-Price-Check-on-Several-Models&highlight=price+check

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?117472-Price-Check-Black-Maned-Glossy-Appy-Fighter&highlight=price+check

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?96057-Value-of-Glossy-Summer-Solstice&highlight=price+check

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?115905-Hartland-Mustangs-Lamp-Price-Check&highlight=price+check

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?112718-Price-Check-on-Royal-Kaliber&highlight=price+check

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?103865-I-need-a-price-check&highlight=price+check

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?105104-Price-Check-Please&highlight=price+check

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?118200-Price-Check-JAH-Mini-Fanfare-G1-ASBs&highlight=price+check


http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?68530-Price-Check-Please!&highlight=price+check


http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?105302-Price-Check-Glossy-Fighter&highlight=price+check

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?116290-Price-Check-Breyer-Traditional-Spirit&highlight=price+check

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?104854-Price-Check-Music-City-Mini-LSE-denim-SM-Winter-and-others-please&highlight=price+check

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?114499-Price-check-Glossy-Palomino-5G&highlight=price+check

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?105228-Price-check-for-the-lovely-Gwendolyn&highlight=price+check

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?116418-Peter-Stone-quot-Willem-quot-(ISH-*not*-Drafter)-Price-Check&highlight=price+check

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?117236-Price-Check-Bay-and-Buckskin-Western-Prancers&highlight=price+check






China:
http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?51888-Any-Chance-of-a-Price-Check&highlight=price+check

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?114047-Goebel-Donkey-price-check&highlight=price+check

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?22103-how-much-should-these-be-sold-for&highlight=price+check







RESINS:
http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?113150-Price-check-on-Sahaj-resin&highlight=price+check

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?113585-I-can-do-a-trade-for-one-of-these-but-don-t-know-what-they-are-worth&highlight=price+check

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?113495-Price-check-Lirico&highlight=price+check

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?36391-Resin-Price-Check...&highlight=price+check

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?102376-I-need-a-price-check.&highlight=price+check



Additional search results under Help Pricing:
http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/search.php?searchid=1196274

Jonesbug
04-27-2011, 06:24 PM
Yeah, I came up with a LOT of results for all time in the OF corral when searching for 'price check'

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/search.php?searchid=1196600&pp=

NatalieK
04-28-2011, 02:28 AM
...And then I go and see all 99 threads in the Hobby History forum, a whopping 3 threads have been posted in this year.

BaitandSwitch
04-28-2011, 09:41 AM
Just a suggestion ;)

PolarVrtX
04-28-2011, 09:49 AM
I know I have a few models that I'd love to get price checks on, but now I don't want to post it for risk of cluttering the forums! What about just an ongoing general "price check" thread in each forum?

BaitandSwitch
04-28-2011, 09:57 AM
I know I have a few models that I'd love to get price checks on, but now I don't want to post it for risk of cluttering the forums! What about just an ongoing general "price check" thread in each forum?

I think that's a smashing idea...that's what a few other people have suggested as well :)

DecemberRain
04-28-2011, 01:19 PM
When you say price check it's a "how much is my Breyer worth" right? I think it would be nice to see a forum like this as a good reference area.

Recently I saw a MHSP for a OF PAM and it was listed at $125.00! I was really surprised that this model was listed so high and wondered if that was an inflated price or if this particular model was really worth around $125.00.

Horse Lady 6
04-29-2011, 12:55 AM
What an awesome idea, Dottie!

4ever_Unbridled
04-29-2011, 01:48 AM
I know I have a few models that I'd love to get price checks on, but now I don't want to post it for risk of cluttering the forums! What about just an ongoing general "price check" thread in each forum?

I think that it would be too scattered if there were price check threads in every forum (I assume you mean the OF Corral, Resin Corral, Custom Corner, the Kiln, Small Talk, and Artistic Expressions of the Horse).


From jasper978's post it looks like there is more demand for price checking OF plastics than any other and enough to sustain a seperate thread. As Natalie pointed out, this year there were more posts about price checks than the amount of posts some forums get in a year, like Hobby History. Don't get me wrong, I think it's an important and resourceful forum but I also think that an OF plastic price check forum could be justified because it would have much more activity. The posts may come in spurts sometimes but lately there have been quite a few - maybe not enough to over run but a good amount;).

It could also be used as a resource or guide for those selling OR buying - blabbers could easily just search that forum to see if their model/model they want to buy has been price checked before instead of having to search through the whole OF Corral which can be daunting or posting a price check thread about a model that was just price checked a couple months ago. It's a bit easier if they have their own spot to look through.

Anyways, I too don't really care either way but I do hear demand (this request keeps coming up, like this very thread) and see the activity and I think an OF plastic price check forum would be a good compromise for now. Just my 2 cents:)!

Mary
04-29-2011, 07:03 PM
Good work, ladies! :clap I think you've made the case. I am thinking it should be in the Transactions section, and I'm thinking about how to arrange it. For the time being, I'm thinking one sub-forum for all price checks. If volume justifies it, break them out by medium. What do you think?

Between The Blab T-Shirts, the KY Derby contest and the horse trials about to happen here at this farm, I can't do this in the next week - that is, not likely. But will be back to this shortly. :toothy

NatalieK
04-29-2011, 07:10 PM
YAY! One forum is all we need.

Laura G
04-29-2011, 07:16 PM
:yaymiller :yaymiller :yaymiller :yaymiller :yaymiller

LaughingStockStables
04-29-2011, 07:18 PM
I like the idea of a single forum for all price check threads :thumbsup

4ever_Unbridled
04-29-2011, 07:21 PM
:yeahthat

I like it too! I think it's a good way to start this and see where it goes. Thanks Mary, and no rush:)!

Stitch
08-30-2011, 08:06 PM
Bringing this thread back to the top beacuse I think we could really use it lol. Loads of price requests threads have been popping up since this thread was last posted in.

Mary
09-10-2011, 02:34 PM
Sorry for the slow response! Here's what we discussed and decided in ye ole mod cave ...

I'm greatly in favor of the opportunity to check prices on Blab. If there is a separate forum for price checking, know what that means? All the price-check threads have to be posted in that forum. No more popping off a price-check thread about a resin in Resin Corral, a plastic in OF Corral, a china in The Kiln, so forth and etc. And, what's way worse from management pov, we would have to move errant price check threads or remove them and send little notes to perpetrators - who just wanted an idea of what a model was worth, not a Blab hassle. ;) :)

To make it easier to find price check threads, I have added a thread tag (a prefix) for Price_Check. When you search you can filter by prefix (thread tag.) And, we are improving the ability to search on model names to help things along.

This should make price checks more accessible without adding a forum and all the inconvenience and rigamarole that would go with it. If you want to pm me url's of any past price check threads, I'll add the prefix to them to help start the search capability. (Don't post the url's here, pm them to me or any mod.)

That should help! :rays :woohoo

Jonesbug
09-10-2011, 02:51 PM
Great idea! Thanks, Mary!