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What to do about pieces that are "on the way"
last modified: Monday, June 25, 2007 (3:52:41 PM)
I never know if its the right thing to do when I've struck a deal or won an auction to display the piece in my gallery. I guess the struggle for me is that there's always a slight chance that the deal could go sour at the last moment or my precious item may get lost or damaged in the mail... so I feel nervous about releasing them on my gallery

I've seen people add a section called "coming soon" in which they display these pieces. I thought that was a good idea, but I am trying to limit the number of cel categories so I've tried to avoid doing that so far.

I've occassionaly loaded the image and description of the cel and 'locked' it until the cel actually arrives. But I always feel so excited about what I've bought that I can't restrain myself.

So this week I listed a Teddy Ruxpin cel that hasn't yet actually arrived but that I feel confident will, as I've dealt with the seller before and he always delivers. And I've kept two Gummi Bear background layouts 'locked' until they arrive as I still haven't made payment, and the package has to make a long long trip to get to me...

So guess I've decided to play it by ear depending on the deal and the seller.

Dunno why I felt compulsed to share this with ya... but I did :)
re: What to do about pieces that are "on the way"Monday, June 25, 2007 - 4:54:05 PM

Ha! I feel the same sort of dilemma sometimes. Especially when the cels are bought and paid for but won''t arrive for a while because the deputy service is batching them for you or something. On the one hand I want to shout to the world about my awesome new cel that I''ll be getting-then at the same time I don''t want to jinx it! (I''m superstitious that way!)

re: What to do about pieces that are "on the way"Monday, June 25, 2007 - 10:37:37 PM

In my opinion either way is good. But for me i never put it in my gallery until its in my hands. I usually like to scan it myself. Just always felt bad about using someones images...even thought the thing in it belongs to me.

re: What to do about pieces that are "on the way"Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 11:30:13 PM

Just wait until you get the cel. Think of it this way: if the world ends before the cel arrives on your doorstep, and you are unable to have a chance to upload it onto Rubberslug, it won''t matter much. We will all have more important things to worry about.

Avoid the Coming Soon category. I have no idea why that subject is being skirted by the moderators, but it is abused.

re: What to do about pieces that are "on the way"Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 6:56:04 AM

Why do you think the Mods would care about people putting in a Coming Soon section?

re: What to do about pieces that are "on the way"Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 10:29:24 AM

Simply because people are using the "Coming Soon" sections to stay longer on the front page or to appear twice on the front page for the same cel. Besides, the policy of the site is that people must have the cel in their possession if it is to be included in their galleries. Some mods have claimed such a policy''s meaning has branched out to include cels in transit, yet provide no written record of such change. Not that "coming soon" sections are the only way people are abusing the front page updates. The shameless unlisting and relisting of cels are also obvious in intent.