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Old 08-05-2012, 11:07 AM
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Default Unfair Trades. :(

Okay, today I was in roughly 14 trades. Only about 4 of them were successful. Here is the reason:

Reason 1) I've just started looking and someone cancels.

Reason 2) People ask for my TV and couch (1,300 BB that cost me) and all they say I can have is a July fountain item! I ask for more but the person just cancels.


So, nobody understands the word 'Fair Trade', do they? A fair trade is when people trade things of the same value, or money.

I just wanted to remind people and explain my feelings about 'Unfair Trades'. In fact, BV should run a 'Fair Trade' week, where people are encouraged to do FAIR trades.


Oh, and if these threads aren't allowed, sorry.
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:27 PM
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I know what you mean about people canceling as you're looking, like if you accepted the trade then you should show enough respect to go through with it. And the fair trade thing sounds great!
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:33 PM
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I hate when people take ages looking & then say "Hurry !" as soon as I start. I just cancell then.
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:42 PM
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I hate when people take ages looking & then say "Hurry !" as soon as I start. I just cancell then.
Arggg I hate that so much too!
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I hate when people take ages looking & then say "Hurry !" as soon as I start. I just cancell then.
Also, when you ask them to trade, but they want to look first. Um....no!

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Reason 1) I've just started looking and someone cancels.

I do have to say that there have been times when I accidentally clicked on the accept without meaning to and then cancelled the trade, but that's a little different than what you're talking about.

I also love when people want your rare items and want to give you nothing in return. Just because you might be a high roller doesn't give you the right to try and rip people off.

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Old 08-05-2012, 12:36 PM
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people ask and then cancel after looking through, if they really wanted to trade , they should have looked at my items before they ask......
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:30 PM
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I've had people ask for a PSI in exchange for a fountain item, or try to give me only 25 bb in exchange for three PSIs.

What I think would be helpful is if there were a requirement before you could activate trading on your account -- go through a basic test, sorta like the jr cybearguide test, that helps you assess the value of certain items, so that you won't be scammed and won't make unfair demands.
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I've had people ask for a PSI in exchange for a fountain item, or try to give me only 25 bb in exchange for three PSIs.

What I think would be helpful is if there were a requirement before you could activate trading on your account -- go through a basic test, sorta like the jr cybearguide test, that helps you assess the value of certain items, so that you won't be scammed and won't make unfair demands.
I think that maybe the people who offer fountain items in exchange for a PSI or a rare item are new to BABV or something like that. They might not know how much those things are worth.

I think taking a test to activate trading is a great idea!
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I think that maybe the people who offer fountain items in exchange for a PSI or a rare item are new to BABV or something like that. They might not know how much those things are worth.

I think taking a test to activate trading is a great idea!
I don't think so -- it's rather suspicious when they manage to go through my inventory and single out the PSIs. Gives the distinct impression that they know what they're doing.

But yeah, the test and also change the PSIs so they don't say they're worth only 25bb each. It makes the 'fair' meter look like it's balanced to my side if they offer 100bb for three PSIs.
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View Post Originally Posted by MollyFlyer
I've had people ask for a PSI in exchange for a fountain item, or try to give me only 25 bb in exchange for three PSIs.

What I think would be helpful is if there were a requirement before you could activate trading on your account -- go through a basic test, sorta like the jr cybearguide test, that helps you assess the value of certain items, so that you won't be scammed and won't make unfair demands.
Yup that would be a really good idea (:
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