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Old February 24th, 2016, 00:43   #1
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Selling Airsoft Guns Now Illegal on Facebook

Since Facebook is being run by angry soccer moms now, airsoft sales are banned alongside realsteel... For some reason.

There is already a petition up to show Facebook that they're really just hurting people. Hopefully you guys can sign it to support the fight against this ban.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/921/8...243&cid=fb_na#
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Old February 24th, 2016, 00:56   #2
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meh, I kinda prefer buying/selling on forums... even discussing stuff is much nicer on a forum platform. Facebook's layout is not conducive of any discussion of depth.

Buying and selling here is easier because of the AV system filters out the retard kids that lowball a 600$ rifle for 50 bucks, and history of buyers and sellers can be easily tracked with the trader system available to forums, instead of trying to search for a guy's name to see if he had any dealings only to find nothing because he deleted his posts after the item sold or there was a dispute.
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Old February 24th, 2016, 01:08   #3
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meh, I kinda prefer buying/selling on forums... even discussing stuff is much nicer on a forum platform. Facebook's layout is not conducive of any discussion of depth.

Buying and selling here is easier because of the AV system filters out the retard kids that lowball a 600$ rifle for 50 bucks, and history of buyers and sellers can be easily tracked with the trader system available to forums, instead of trying to search for a guy's name to see if he had any dealings only to find nothing because he deleted his posts after the item sold or there was a dispute.
Canada isn't the only country affected though. There are plenty of other countries that don't have forums like this dedicated to make buying/selling airsoft guns easy and safe. For many, Facebook is the best option. Even in Canada though, Facebook is still a great way to sell stuff. When I post a sale on ASC, it gets ~50 views in 24 hours, but if I post it on Facebook sales groups, it gets hundreds of views in less than a day. Yeah, if I intend to ship my item out to someone, I want to use the AV'd section so I KNOW I don't get scammed, but if I intend to make a local sale, which is far more convenient, then Facebook is the fastest way to make money off airsoft. Now that option is eliminated because "toy guns are bad"
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Old February 24th, 2016, 01:10   #4
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meh, I kinda prefer buying/selling on forums... even discussing stuff is much nicer on a forum platform. Facebook's layout is not conducive of any discussion of depth.

Buying and selling here is easier because of the AV system filters out the retard kids that lowball a 600$ rifle for 50 bucks, and history of buyers and sellers can be easily tracked with the trader system available to forums, instead of trying to search for a guy's name to see if he had any dealings only to find nothing because he deleted his posts after the item sold or there was a dispute.
This. Unlike Facebook classifieds for the most part... you have a measure of accountability here because people need to actually be verified as adults to purchase guns. It felt a hell of a lot more like a close-knit community because you knew people made the effort and jumped through the hoops to get verified.

A return to how things were on ASC years ago? Yes please!
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Old February 24th, 2016, 02:36   #5
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Won't happen without dedicated effort towards modernization and inclusion.

All stickies need editing and updating, scores of data need to be purged (or sequestered) to make the search function more intelligent, then an interface redesign.

It can be done, and I must say that I am not criticizing the way it is now. However, I'm fluid in this format. Lots of fresh users of all ages will run in here and will be expected (in effect) to go from a handheld cellular device to a rotary telephone.

Not trying to be a shitgiver here, but thems the breaks.
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Old February 24th, 2016, 03:13   #6
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I'm not excited for the ruling, but I'm not opposed to it. It will help prevent easy access to kiddies, reduce scamming etc.

As long as my page isn't shut down (upgrade services, not gun sales) then I don't really care that much.
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Old February 24th, 2016, 08:21   #7
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Totally agree. Facebook groups are full of misinformation and the ideal place for scams. This is great for ASC but we will have to work hard to get players to come back here. Modernization is indeed much needed, but we will need to promote ASC at games and events and make sure the flame-fest that used to be the norm here never happens again.
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Old February 24th, 2016, 09:42   #8
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Agreed. This is the best place to buy/sell f**k facebook.
And I don't see this forum as old fashioned or dated, guess I'm just veld fashion and dated lol
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Old February 24th, 2016, 10:30   #9
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All my hits are mainly from Facebook; it's easy and convenient, granted 90% of the people who pm you want to trade, or low ball the shit out of you.

ASC is alright... more for people who know what exactly they want.
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Old February 24th, 2016, 11:27   #13
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This kills a lot of shady facebook business which is good. Hopefully it forces people to get AV'd and post here.

Speaking of which someone needs to clean and update the list of age-verifiers to make it easier on all the newcomers to find a verifier...

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This kills a lot of shady facebook business which is good. Hopefully it forces people to get AV'd and post here.

Speaking of which someone needs to clean and update the list of age-verifiers to make it easier on all the newcomers to find a verifier...

Just saying...

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umm you have not checked the lists in a long long long time have you..... just saying that was done months ago and the whole system revamped........ just saying.......
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umm you have not checked the lists in a long long long time have you..... just saying that was done months ago and the whole system revamped........ just saying.......
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