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    Rule change re: Valuation Requests

    After considerable discussion, the following has been added to the rules:

    Equipment Value Questions: Although value may come up in the discussion of the general features of a piece of equipment, it is impossible to provide an accurate valuation for a specific piece of equipment for sales or insurance purposes without a physical examination and testing. Further, such questions during a new member's probationary period will likely be interpreted as a back-door effort to sell the item, subjecting the poster to unpleasant reactions. Because of that, valuation requests are not allowed, and may be deleted. The best ways to get an approximate value range: (1) examine past sales at auction sites (2) search the web sites of vendors who sell used equipment. There is also a "sticky" thread in each of the major equipment categories about how to value a particular piece of gear.

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    Re: Rule change re: Valuation Requests

    Well done.

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    Re: Rule change re: Valuation Requests

    Thanks a bunch!

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    Re: Rule change re: Valuation Requests

    Thanks - reasonable and appropriate.
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    Re: Rule change re: Valuation Requests

    Bravo.

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    Re: Rule change re: Valuation Requests

    Do these new rules apply to the Lounge?
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    Re: Rule change re: Valuation Requests

    This is a very reasonable interpretation and evaluation of a common issue and an excellent implementation of a new rule.

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    Re: Rule change re: Valuation Requests

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    Do these new rules apply to the Lounge?
    The rules apply universally: that's why they have been posted in multiple locations.

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    Re: Rule change re: Valuation Requests

    the problem is not with basic stuff one might be able to find on the auction site, like some generic 4X5 camera or lens, but with stuff that is either "rare" (read in low circulation in the used market), or that is unusual (perhaps for the same reason). Then - only someone who has been watching the market for some years might have some insight, but perhaps not as to value, but where to look, and what to look for.

    I am all for the no evaluation rule, but hope that it will not prevent any new users, gold finders etc, from bringing their questions here about this stuff here, which, may or may not also initially include a value question.

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    Re: Rule change re: Valuation Requests

    Quote Originally Posted by Old-N-Feeble View Post
    This is a very reasonable interpretation and evaluation of a common issue and an excellent implementation of a new rule.
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