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    In light of the free service coming to an end, I (though I have sold only <5 items at most and bought ~15 items) would like to propose a note of thank you to getdpi.

    Frequent sellers, here is your avenue to express a simple note of thank you and it is free.
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    I couldn't agree more! Not only for providing the free Buy and Sell forum, but for the many invaluable suggestions and guidance everyone provided for many of the items that were made available for sale. I also know that items I had for sale went to good homes and people who enjoyed obtaining them as much as I originally had.

    Of course the flip side were the temptations and countless items I couldn't resist purchasing and therefore had to relegate my intake of food to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and/or mac and cheese for the next decade or two. Anyway, one cannot put a price on the joy of sharing of common interests and Getdpi always provides a wonderful daily dose of that, not only in the Buy and Sell forum but of course elsewhere on the site.

    Hoping the new Buy and Sell continues in this tradition. Thanks GETdpi!

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    Well articulated, Dave!

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    many thanks as well! Bought and sold a lot of stuff here. all great people
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    many hours of enjoyment & good deals. great that it lasted as long as it did
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    This forum is a jewel for knowledge, gear sales and general membership. I will continue to support this form through the new B/S and through personal knowledge. Thank you so much for the free service and for the membership.

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    Same here, many thanks to the great crew at getdpi. Not only did I ended up selling a lot, I think I bought as much. But more importantly, I ended up finding new friends that share the same passion as I do.
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    With all due respect, the free service was one of GetDpi's best features...Now being charged a fee for every B/S item is imo, not an upgrade. So much for free shipping and PayPal I guess... As far as the site in general...Thanks for all the great info and insights.
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    Thank you GetDPI !
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    i have found the B/S to be the slippery slope, the entrance to the Inferno, the gateway drug...
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    Re: A thank you note

    "Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here." (Dante)

    From another forum here, but still, very applicable :-))))

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    Thanks, GetDPI. The Gear FS forum is much appreciated!
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    I know I've certainly bought and sold a bunch here. I will miss the old B&S. Maybe I'm in the minority, I don't know... But I thought it was clear and easy to digest, without all the "fluff" seen on so many others (including the new one; sorry).

    In any event, I'm very thankful for the great forum that ALL the owners/mods have fostered here, as well as the members. A great crowd, level-headed and fair. And that's what will keep me here regardless of what direction B&S might take.

    Guy, my sincerest wishes on a speedy, healthy outcome for your wife!

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    Thank you all for what you've done and what will be done in the future i've had many sales and purchases on here, and hope many more in the future.

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    Great B/S site, will gladly pay to continue using it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Negative View Post
    I know I've certainly bought and sold a bunch here. I will miss the old B&S. Maybe I'm in the minority, I don't know... But I thought it was clear and easy to digest, without all the "fluff" seen on so many others (including the new one; sorry).

    In any event, I'm very thankful for the great forum that ALL the owners/mods have fostered here, as well as the members. A great crowd, level-headed and fair. And that's what will keep me here regardless of what direction B&S might take.

    Guy, my sincerest wishes on a speedy, healthy outcome for your wife!
    Thanks appreciate that.

    I'm not sure how to respond to this thread in a way. It cost me a **** load of money over the years. Not sure whether to curse the damn thing or celebrate it. ROTFLMAO

    I'm joking of course and its nice to see folks comments. In the end we will all adjust and the fees whatever they turn out to be will be worth it. One good thing I hope will happen is we will see the end of the spam sellers with over inflated pricing of gear. I know everyone would like to see a end of that.

    Believe it or not sometimes free can be bad and honestly when Jack and I started the buy and sell the thought was for our good members to exchange gear. For better or worse that has changed to look like a more commercial venture to some buyers and sellers. That was really not the intent when launched.

    BTW if no one noticed this is GetDPI's 6 year anniversary this month. Look at my join up date to the left. Pretty cool
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Thanks Guy and Jack- This is by far my favorite photo forum in general. The old B&S was wonderful, and lot's of great gear came and went to me as a result. I haven't really checked out the new one, but it certainly seems fair for GPI to collect some funds this way. best.....Peter

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    Happy anniversary, GetDPI!

    As with many free things, sometimes they get discovered - and occasionally exploited. It's definitely gotten increasing traffic over the last years. I'm sure the rest of us gear sluts can suck up and pay the fee if it means supporting GetDPI. I think you're right; it'll probably kill the leeches. And that's a win for everyone.

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    I've bought and sold a few things here. It's always been a pleasant experience.
    Thanks to Jack and Guy for keeping the site up and running nicely.

    I look forward to seeing how the new setup works. I hope it is a grand success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
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    BTW if no one noticed this is GetDPI's 6 year anniversary this month. Look at my join up date to the left. Pretty cool
    Congratulations! Six years is a good mark, I'll toast GetDPI with a glass of wine this evening. :-)

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    Also, that medium format section? It's *dangerous.*

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    Quote Originally Posted by kzphoto View Post
    Also, that medium format section? It's *dangerous.*
    Lol its one forum that has a serious bite to. A really dangerous place to your wallet
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    Add my thanks! I've certainly appreciated, benefitted, and been occasionally lighter in the wallet for this place. Much appreciated.

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    Thanks getDPI!

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    Thank you GetDPI !!!

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    Cheers GetDPI!

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    Appreciate all those posted!

    There isn't much time left and it looks like only foreigners appreciated the free service!

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    Thanks for the memories guys. I am going to miss this B&S.

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    For someone who only buy used gear, I'm sincerely thankful for this forum and all the great people who have taken my money :P
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    I agree, both on the buying and selling front this is an outstanding place (and i expect the new classifieds will be as well).

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    Add my thanks as well. The slightly chaotic and rather friendly style of this B&S forum have made it an almost daily place to stop, although I've only bought a couple of items through the years. Hopefully, I'll get used to the more purposeful design of the new alternative as well, but I will sure miss this one

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    Maybe I'll stop buying and avoid the bat to the head, helmut routine.

    **** that won't happen. LOL
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    Hi There
    Thanks from me as well - I guess it's not been quite as useful for us Europeans,,, but I've sold a couple of things and bought too many

    Thank you Guy and Jack

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    Thanks GetDPI. I've only bought and sold a few items but as a gear-head I enjoy visiting the Buy/Sell for my entertainment and pics value as well.

    I look forward to listing some items real soon.

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    Thank you getDPI and Guy and Jack for enabling me to buy and sell so many fine things --and to have to spend so much time explaining this to very significant others .
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    Like others I have sold a few things and bought a few things, including a wonderful F-Stop backpack from Guy, which has made a few cross country trips and is a great carry-on for photo gear and clothes!

    Everything in life changes, constantly, so my preference for the current B&S thread will fade away with time.

    Great site and thanks for keeping the lights on!

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    Great site, thank you!
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    Thank you and Happy Birthday getdpi.

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    Thanks Guy Jack and all the moderators
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    Happy Birthday, Guy and Jack (and I have B/S quite a bit of gear here over the years).

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    What's all this lamentation over the end of "free"—said people like us who spend thousands per annum on gear? I pay for the B/S service over at Fred's and will be happy to pay for it here. Fleabay is a nightmare and I have ~200 positives there, all expensive items, but it's a last resort thing for me. I know and trust a lot of people here whom I have never met. What more has to be said???

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    Thanks - this forum was always a great addition to the site. The only downside was the additional equipment I bought
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    This is the nicest forum that I have found on the web when it comes to photography.


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    thanks for everything, always!

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    thank you Admins for listening and bringing the B&S back

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    Re: A thank you note

    Another thank you to the site admins for bringing the "old" Gear FS or WTB back!
    "We're human, after all, and everybody's got something a little off somewhere." - Murakami Haruki, The fall of the Roman empire

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuujinbo View Post
    Another thank you to the site admins for bringing the "old" Gear FS or WTB back!
    Just remember that this site does not run on just good wishes.
    Donations are always welcome.
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