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#1 Cheater

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 04:28 PM

Slotblog went online over ten years ago and since then ads in the Racer Swap Shop have been free for individual racers. And it should be obvious that quality slot car items sell very well at Slotblog. However, costs have steadily increased and it is now necessary to change that policy so Slotblog can continue to promote and support the model car racing hobby.

Rather than adopt a pay per ad scheme, the system we're going to try is payment by honor system.

For items selling for more than $25, Slotblog is asking for a 5% ad fee. Thus if an item advertised here sells for $100, we're asking the seller to remit $5 to Slotblog after the sale has been finalized. For an item selling for $50, it would be a $2.50 fee. And so on. Sellers are welcome to remit once for multiple sales for convenience, rather than making a separate payment for each item. 


The PayPal address for remitting ad fees is: greg@slotblog.net.
 
The ad fee requested is a significantly smaller percentage of the sale price compared to the fees assessed by that popular auction site.

 

Thanks in advance for your understanding of why this Racer Swap Shop policy change has become necessary.


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#2 JohnnySlotcar

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 07:21 PM

My payment in! Thanks, Greg, for a great forum.
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Posted 11 May 2015 - 07:47 PM

Good idea. Is there a place specifically set up in which to make these payments?


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#4 Cheater

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 09:09 PM

Doh! Forgot to include that info...

If you see the Donate button atop the sidebar on the right side, please use that.

If not, simply PayPal to greg@slotblog.net.

Thanks, guys. Your support of this forum is sincerely appreciated.


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Posted 16 May 2015 - 08:00 AM

That seems really fair to me. I will oblige and make my payments as needed.

 

Thank you for letting us post our wares on here.


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Posted 17 May 2015 - 06:40 PM

Just sent my little payment in for a six-year old ad. Someone finally wanted it so fair is fair.

 

Enjoy being able to read Slotblog even if I can't race any more. It is well worth the little it costs.


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Posted 27 December 2015 - 12:19 PM

As stated in the initial post to this thread:

For items selling for more than $25, Slotblog is asking for a 5% ad fee. The ad fee requested is a significantly smaller percentage of the sale price compared to the fees assessed by that popular auction site. No fee is due on items that do not sell or which sell due to ads placed elsewhere.

Is Slotblog going to scrutinize every ad placed in Racer Swap Shop and dun every seller who doesn't remit? No, but if it becomes clear that there is "no honor among slot racers," a pay per ad format will probably eventually be adopted.

This "reminder" will continue to appear on an irregular basis, simply because a minority of sellers are honoring this reasonable request.
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Posted 27 December 2015 - 02:00 PM

Where's the "donate" button? 


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Posted 27 December 2015 - 02:25 PM

Right hand side, toward the top, beneath the rotating banner ad and above the "Recent Topics" stack.

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Or you can just PayPal to greg@slotblog.net. It's actually the same process either way.

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 06:22 PM

I have no problem with that but I really think all the "manufacturers and track owners" selling their stuff should have to pay as well. In The Parts Counter.
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Posted 27 December 2015 - 06:34 PM

By and large, Brian, they do, with a very few approved exceptions. Commercials vendors who are not Slotblog banner advertisers have to pay upfront for ads in The Parts Counter to have them made visible.

The division between those two forums (Racer Swap Shop and The Parts Counter) is admittedly artificial, but the critical element is whether the item being sold in being produced in series and/or available in quantity.


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Posted 21 February 2016 - 08:42 AM

Been a lot of activity in Racer Swap Shop the last few days and I just felt it was time to bump this thread for those few who may have not have seen it.

Please review post #1 in this thread if it is new to you.

 

Thanks to all the honorable Slotbloggers who remit the requested 5% ad fee when it applies.


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Posted 02 December 2016 - 10:49 AM

Bump. Just to keep it top of mind for those persuing this subforum.

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Posted 02 December 2016 - 05:37 PM

Much less of a vig than eBay and Greg doesn't take a cut of the shipping like ePay does.


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Posted 02 December 2016 - 06:10 PM

Pay da vig or suffer da consequences. Ya see, ya muggs.  :shok:


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Posted 02 December 2016 - 06:42 PM

Whada ya tawkin about? What New Yawk accent? :big_boss:
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Posted 07 July 2017 - 10:44 AM

Just sent funds to cover sale of SK controller.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 02:40 PM

Thank you, David and all the others I have not acknowledged directly. I know who you are!


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