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Discussion in 'Rules and Suggestions' started by ThePokemonFanboy, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. ThePokemonFanboy

    ThePokemonFanboy Pokémon Trainer

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    Okay so I have a suggestion for the community. I decided I’m going to make this community great again as Donald Trump would say (not that it's bad but undercutters are still here). So basically I am just continuing Krelbit’s work after I recently found out about his hiatus. And so anyways I have an explanation of why undercutters are bad and a solution. So this message is to all you buyers and sellers. Buyers, you usually go for the cheapest price possible right? This hurts us sellers as even with the current price raise we get 8$ per every 20 Pokemon. This is because we get a site tax and lose ¼ of profit and this isn't even counting the PayPal tax. This is less than minimum wage in Colorado for an hours worth of work (8.21$ is minimum). I mean I don't expect to be making Donald Trump wages on here but I feel as if my times is worth something. You see, all the money I have I make from here is going towards my college fund and towards some youtube equipment. So this is where I get into undercutting. Basically that entire issue is explained by the Prisoner’s Dilemma. The Prisoner’s Dilemma is basically where two people may have been convicted for a small crime but are suspected for a smaller crime. They are taken into interrogation rooms and have the options to plead innocent and if they both plead innocent they'd only be in jail for 1 year. They can either sell the other on out so the other faces 3 and they face 0 and if they both sell each other out they face 3 years. So if they work together for the greater good it will be better than both being traitors. That applies here. If everyone sells for a higher price it works out better but if we sell each other out (undercut) it hurts either one person (us working for the greater good) a lot or we both get hurt. So all I ask if raise your prices. It doesn't have to be a dramatic change, you're not going to lose business, you gain more money and overall there no downsides. So all I ask is you cooperate with me and the price floor on here will be up and everyone will be happy. Also a message for you buyers out there: Don't buy from undercutters, don't be a part of the problem, buy from people working for the Future of here like Me, GiaQuando, or Chaos, were all great people and we don't bite.
     
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  2. Saya Kisaragi

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    Okay first of all, this issue has been discussed since the first year of the site and of course there are other threads like this. Secondly, there's only so much the admins can do to resolve this. And thirdly, there will always be undercutters and sooner or later they will fall like it normally does.

    I've been a member of this site since it's beginning and I've always seen this issue arise every year. Sooner or later, the undercutters will fall naturally as it has in the past and everything will return to normal.
     
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  3. ThePokemonFanboy

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    I know the admins cant really do much, thats why I want the buyers and sellers to make the diffference. I know I cant stop undercutting completely but I can stop the two main undercutters.
     

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