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    Default Keep the site Ad free for 2016

    There should be a Paypal donation atop every page.
    If you want to keep the site ad-free for 2016 then please donate.

    One time donations are the best.

    If you love the site and come here often, then think of 25 cents a day. That's $91.25 for one year. For some that may be too steep. 10 cents a day is only $36.50.
    If the site isn't worth a dime a day to keep ad free, then feel free to not donate.

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    Done !!! Thanks Jerome for everything. Worth every dollar

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    Jerome, If we set up say a $10 recurring payment today (or this month) for a projected $120 overall donation by next October, will that meet the site's annual fee's requirements properly? I guess I mean to ask, what is the site's "Fiscal Year" so to speak? I also set up a one time donation of $25 (via check thru the mail) to cover all my bases, but I would think others beside myself would be interested to know how best to make their contributions relative to when the site fee's are due & payable. Seems rather late in the year to begin soliciting these contributions on the face of it, but if the "Fiscal Year" is defined by a different calendar it would make more sense.

    Does that make sense to you at all? LOL LOL I hope you take my meaning. I'm not asking for any disclosure, I trust you implicitly, just thinking out loud I suppose (and that can be dangerous!! LOL) and trying to make sure I am maximizing my contribution and making it as easy as possible for you is all. Damned if I don't just love this place!!!

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    Bill, one-time donations are the best. It's been my experience that recurring payments cease after a month or two.
    The last few years I have asked for members to donate. I ask from ~November (today being 10/26/2015) until the end of the year (12/31/2015) for members to donate.
    I will update the donation totals weekly. If we don't reach $3,000, then I will pro-rate the donations ($250 total equals 1 month, etc.).

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    Donated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    Bill, one-time donations are the best. It's been my experience that recurring payments cease after a month or two.
    The last few years I have asked for members to donate. I ask from ~November (today being 10/26/2015) until the end of the year (12/31/2015) for members to donate.
    I will update the donation totals weekly. If we don't reach $3,000, then I will pro-rate the donations ($250 total equals 1 month, etc.).
    Okay, fair enough. I already set up the recurring thing, only because it was there as an option. I'll let that stand and you let me know, when you have time in the future, if it continues properly. In the meantime, I'll see that a few more checks get scheduled from my "Bill Pay" for you. Whatever I can do to help out, Boss!!! LOL

    Merlin, Out!!! LOL LOL

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    RF, could I ask when you would like all donations made? I just have a lot coming down the pipe line and with a US dollar being like a buck forty!!! Would like to get over the holiday hump.. but you just say when you like them all to be received... thanks!
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    I just donated. I hate ads and love this site.

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    Donated! Considering the amount of valuable information and the number of excellent deals I've nailed, this is a small amount. Especially considering I've spent and received multiples of $ above the donation price!

    Thank you, RF for such a fun site!

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    Quick question for members.
    If I raised the donation goal to $5,000 dollars and not only would the site be ad free, but fee free for transactions in the wanted or Classifieds section for 2016; would that be a good idea? I know there are people here who have saved hundreds, if not thousands in ebay/PP fees buying and selling items.
    Feedback please.

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    That's a great idea. BTW - are you going to keep a running total like the fundraiser? It would be nice to have a thermometer or whatever to show progress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAMMF View Post
    That's a great idea. BTW - are you going to keep a running total like the fundraiser? It would be nice to have a thermometer or whatever to show progress.
    I will update every $500.

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    I just donated as well and encourage everyone else who enjoys this board to do so. I get so much pleasure just reading through old threads, making new friends, learning of great deals and purchasing from members. I strongly support raising the goal to $5,000 to keep the site ad free and fee free for transactions. Thanks to all who donate, contribute and RF for maintaining the site.

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    I've never sold here, but purchased several items. One thought is to be "free" to contributing members and charge a fee to those that won't. Of course that would be based on whether or not you received enough to cover the costs. It also might keep flaky sellers from taking advantage. Just a thought.

    To add, maybe free to contributors that donated a specific value or higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    Quick question for members.
    If I raised the donation goal to $5,000 dollars and not only would the site be ad free, but fee free for transactions in the wanted or Classifieds section for 2016; would that be a good idea? I know there are people here who have saved hundreds, if not thousands in ebay/PP fees buying and selling items.
    Feedback please.
    Have you considered becoming an Amazon Affiliate?
    That doesn't have to include ads on the site. I believe you can just provide us with a product link, to say the newest King book, and the site would then get a small commission from any purchases made. Don't quote me on it, but I'm pretty sure it is on everything purchased, not just the one item that you link to.

    Worst case, set up a store page on the site with links to King's books and give it a try.
    Much like donations, it's up to the site members to use the links, but it could be worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    Quick question for members.
    If I raised the donation goal to $5,000 dollars and not only would the site be ad free, but fee free for transactions in the wanted or Classifieds section for 2016; would that be a good idea? I know there are people here who have saved hundreds, if not thousands in ebay/PP fees buying and selling items.
    Feedback please.
    I am probably one of the top ten buyer/sellers on this site (based on my feedback score)......I would say right up there with Jerome and AKC.

    That said, I probably buy and sell less than 4 items per month.

    Not sure if I agree with the statement that sellers are saving $hundreds and $thousands, because what I try to do here is sell at a discount taking into account that I am not paying ebay and Paypal fees.

    Case in Point, I just sold a signed Revival to a member here for $155 plus shipping last week. I offered the same book on ebay for $169 plus shipping. The way I look at it, ebay lost $22....I saved $8, and the buyer saved $14.....the buyer in this case received most of the benefit of that transaction taking place here.

    If there were some kind of restriction or fee put on selling, I would probably sell less, or not sell at all....and I think other members would do the same. Buyers would be hurt by this...just as much, if not more than sellers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tippy4 View Post
    If there were some kind of restriction or fee put on selling, I would probably sell less, or not sell at all....and I think other members would do the same. Buyers would be hurt by this...just as much, if not more than sellers.
    I agree with this. I feel like any type of restriction put on the marketplace will do it harm.

    We should self regulate buyer and seller behaviour and not limit the marketplace but support it and watch it grow.
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    Donated. Thank you very much, Jerome, for a wonderful site.

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    Just donated. Worth every penny. Thanks!

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    I chipped in some. I'm not collecting any more (in fact, I'm in the process of selling off my entire collection) but I like the site.

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