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Group Buy Policy


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    jimsflies - Reefkeeper
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    Default Group Buy Policy

    I'm making a bit of an official change here. I've always encourage group buys to check with site sponsors first to see if they would do a group discount. Shops are struggling to make it in these challenging economic times, and I want to do my part to support the stores that support us. I have always felt a bit uneasy about seeing group buy posts with companies that do not support us while all the companies that do support us see it happen under their nose. After all, it is our sponsors that helps keep our site rolling and provides the contest prizes that we all love to have.

    So from now on, the group buy forum is to be used for group buys from our CaptiveReefs sponsors. There may be exceptions to this if for example an item can be purchased only from one company that doesn't compete with any of our sponsors. Also if you have a company that you would like to do a group buy from or see as a CR sponsor, feel free to pm me and I will try to send them a note to let them know there is some immediate interest in members from our community to do a group buy. Perhaps they will be more interested in sponsoring the site so the group buy can occur.
    Last edited by jimsflies; 11-08-2010 at 07:43 PM.
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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    This sounds like a very good, and very fair idea!
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    ETBReefer05 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I recently started a group buy on here and after talking with Jim about over a few PMs, I totally support this measure. Not only will this ensure that our sponsors retain business, but it ensures that our site is able to maintain its relationship with our great sponsors. on this one Jim.
    "You're gonna need a bigger boat..."-Roy Scheider as "Chief Brody" in "Jaws"

    Ask 10 Reefers a question and you'll get 12 opinions in return.

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    jimsflies - Reefkeeper
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    I'll be honest, this was a difficult decision to make. I hate putting any restrictions on members. But if I were a sponsor, it would bug me to see threads with members jumping into group buys from shops that don't pay to be here.

    Bottomline...I want this to work for everyone. And if I can help at all with trying to put a buy together, don't hesitate to ask.

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    I think this is a fair and understandable decision.

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    Coral Frenzy - Reefkeeper CR Sponsor
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    I think this is a great policy.

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    Coral Frenzy - Reefkeeper CR Sponsor
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    double post....just trying to get my post count up. Just kidding

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    Being a Union Rep, I TOTALLY support the buying local effort Jim!! Even though some sponsors are not "local" it's the same thing.

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    kgood1 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Great call. This is fair.

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    Chesneyfan06 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    wouldn't want to see it done any other way
    sponsors are important to us and i think we should support them as the support us

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