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There are a few companies that sell through BGG, and they often list their games in the BGG Marketplace with a condition of "New" and a good price, but when you click on them you discover that they are really advertising a pre-order of a game that will not be available for a couple of months.

An additional designation ("Pre-order") would solve the problem and reduce confusion.
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I completely agree with this. Great idea
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While you're "at it", then how about an inclusion for TRADE considerations? Where someone may "pre-order" anything in lieu of a GAME(S)/item(s) for considerations.
 
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Yoren wrote:
I completely agree with this. Great idea


i second it. its very frustrating to think you found something and then its really not. or worst, turns out to be just parts at some ridiculous price
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Agreed. This is #11 on my list here: Ideas for BGG Marketplace improvements.....
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Yes. This is frustrating. I noticed the other day that 7 Wonders was for sale on the Marketplace. You pull it up and it's a pre-order from "rsolow" in Atlanta. They do this all of the time. It isn't just 7 Wonders. They did it for the Agricola Gamer's deck and Goodies.

I say, if you dont have the item, you cant sell it. If you want to advertsie, create your own web page and do so.

My expectations are if it's in the marketplace, it's for immediate sale. Not wait until it comes in.

The old "bait and switch"
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Yes. This is frustrating. I noticed the other day that 7 Wonders was for sale on the Marketplace. You pull it up and it's a pre-order from "rsolow" in Atlanta. They do this all of the time. It isn't just 7 Wonders. They did it for the Agricola Gamer's deck and Goodies.

I say, if you dont have the item, you cant sell it. If you want to advertsie, create your own web page and do so.

My expectations are if it's in the marketplace, it's for immediate sale. Not wait until it comes in.

The old "bait and switch"


I agree wholeheartedly.
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Fizbin44 wrote:
Yes. This is frustrating. I noticed the other day that 7 Wonders was for sale on the Marketplace. You pull it up and it's a pre-order from "rsolow" in Atlanta. They do this all of the time. It isn't just 7 Wonders. They did it for the Agricola Gamer's deck and Goodies.

I say, if you dont have the item, you cant sell it. If you want to advertsie, create your own web page and do so.

My expectations are if it's in the marketplace, it's for immediate sale. Not wait until it comes in.

The old "bait and switch"


Rsolow has been doing this for years in more ways than one.

The price he lists in the marketplace is only for cash or money orders. He charges an additional 3.9% if you use Paypal, despite the fact that Paypal forbids its merchants from charging extra in order to use them. Of course, he says he doesn't add a surcharge for Paypal, but instead offers a discount for cash.

Not to mention the additional profits he makes from charging the highest flat-rate shipping I've ever seen for one boardgame in the same country.

Easy ways to make sure you have the cheapest new item available in the marketplace.

I will never do business with them.


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I like that. I'd also like to see a "Special" or "Other " category that could include, e.g. games bundled with expansions, games with custom parts, etc.
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snoweel wrote:
I like that. I'd also like to see a "Special" or "Other " category that could include, e.g. games bundled with expansions, games with custom parts, etc.


And "parts only."
 
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