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Old 04-25-2013, 06:52 PM   #1
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Default Amibay issues

Hey all:
I was just talked into joining Amibay to possible buy an item.
Well... I tried to register and it keeps telling me it sending a e-mail with some code.
Never came, so I left the webmaster two notes explaining and asking for help.

So far, NOTHING!

Did this happen to anyone else?

Is amibay closed?

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Old 04-25-2013, 07:36 PM   #2
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I'd check your spam trap to see if it got flagged as a false positive. Otherwise, PM me with the details of the account you set up and I'll forward it to one of the admins.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:40 PM   #3
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Default Re: Amibay issues

If I were you I would avoid Amibay at all costs. They are not in the amiga spirit and you better be prepared for whatever you buy on there they will dictate to you what you can and cant do with it, to who and if you sell it , and where u sell it. Its incredible. Incredibly ridiculous.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:50 PM   #4
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If I were you I would avoid Amibay at all costs. They are not in the amiga spirit and you better be prepared for whatever you buy on there they will dictate to you what you can and cant do with it, to who and if you sell it , and where u sell it. Its incredible. Incredibly ridiculous.
I didn't really need to use amibay to date, so I didn't.
But a fellow SACC member said I might be able to find some amiga items I wanted.
When I tried to sign up, I read the rules, lots of rules...

But I just buy the once in a while item.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:09 PM   #5
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Don't mind magnetic, he's just butthurt on account of having been banned (several times, IIRC.) Amibay's a great place as long as you can be assed to read and respect the rules.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:45 PM   #6
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Default Re: Amibay issues

I did buy and sell a bunch of stuff on amibay, it's not that bad. Yes there are some rules, but it's not that complicated. I really like the fact that there's no fee to post things you want to sell. Anyway, i would agree with commodorejohn, the email is probably in the spam folder.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:14 PM   #7
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Default Re: Amibay issues

Well guys,
I checked my spam folder and filters...nothing there.
But if I have this much trouble just signing up...
It's making me spider senses tingle (grin)

oh well, I can keep using craigslist, ebay and mostly SACC (which is where I get my best stuff and help)
sometimes on amigadot org too

thx

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Old 04-26-2013, 12:46 AM   #8
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edit: let's avoid childish namecalling, shall we?

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Old 04-26-2013, 01:26 AM   #9
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Default Re: Amibay issues

havent had any trouble with amibay, I bought a few things there. and I would prefer it over ebay at any time.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:16 AM   #10
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at ammojammo
What the hell does that mean?
Bit inappropriate. Or maybe it's an acronym? But they are certainly anal. IMO.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:20 AM   #11
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Default Re: Amibay issues

I have nothing against them, merely in the mindset I experienced there. But years ago when I was getting back into the hobby, I signed up on Amibay to try and procure some legacy hardware. Was fine with the rules, or I wouldn't have signed up fully.

I found the community to be dicks, quite frankly. I'd been out of the hobby since the 1990's, and I had the audacity to ask a question (an extremely well written and polite one) in one thread and got berated privately to the point where it was at "go away n00b, we dun want you!" levels.

Went to eBay, found a PPC/040 powered A1200 for $300. Been back to Amibay once since and see no change in the elitist bull**** attitudes some people there had when I was first there 5 years ago.

Not much on the "Old Boys Clubs" that treat newcomers like ****, and I got that feeling from Amibay and I am not alone.

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If I were you I would avoid Amibay at all costs. They are not in the amiga spirit and you better be prepared for whatever you buy on there they will dictate to you what you can and cant do with it, to who and if you sell it , and where u sell it. Its incredible. Incredibly ridiculous.
There rules are rubbish, no one follows them anyways and there are mostley traiders there..

Signing up for amiga.org was not easy either, the signup process is worse than getting a mortgage.. after registration it took about a week to be verified.
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@thread

some folks love amibay. some folks don't. but there is absolutely no need for any personal attacks or name-calling. this isn't a grade school playground, so let's remember to keep it civil and back up our opinions with facts. thanks!

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Old 04-26-2013, 06:06 AM   #14
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Amibay is terrific. My experience buying has been nothing short of brilliant, fair and honest.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:15 AM   #15
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Amibay is terrific. My experience buying has been nothing short of brilliant, fair and honest.
Same here. I hope they keep it like that.
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Not sure who you were referring to in regard to name calling or personal attacks I was referring to the general Amibay entity. An "opinion" is a subjective position based on an emotive interpretation of fact. You can't really back an opinion with objective fact as it's based on a personal subjective interpretation, but in my case just go have a read the amibay rules. (Overly uptight I feel)
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:33 AM   #18
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Default Re: Amibay issues

I joined Amibay and it is a completely normal forum. Certainly less insane t than Amiga.org.

If u want to go there and buy cheap items from nice ppl and then resell them at a huge profit on ebay then u will get BANNED like Magnetic did.

Do not go there to rape kind ppl. That is not what Amibay is for. It is for real ppl to buy real items for to be used, not to have the price jacked up and resold elsewhere.

In my experience so far, Amibay is 3x as good as Amiga.org and 20x better than ebay.

I think u will like Amibay. But if you don't want to follow the rules and respect the society then don't bother joining.
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The rules are a huge ham-fisted PITA. I was extremely leery of that site after reading Magnetic's and other stories like his. However I eventually joined when I couldn't find the parts I needed for my A500 build anywhere else, went through their mind-boggingly complex registration process where it seemed like I had to agree to a new set of terms every time I visited the site... but was rewarded by meeting a fantastic seller who actually had everything I was looking for and was willing to cut a deal that we both were happy with. Give it a shot, IMHO, and good luck!
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another thumbs up for amibay!

Their rules may seem unusual at first, but I find they are very well thought of, making it a great place to trade, very civilized.

Also I find that amibay is full of other interesting content whose quality is hard to match nowadays in other amiga sites - Their Amioracle section is full of eager, knowledgeable people and I've learnt a lot just browsing it. Their Photos section is also very keenly updated (unlike unfortunately a.org's) - I've been meaning to contribute to but never get the time!
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