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Guys I sorry to say that is NOT A DART GUN!!!! It is a toy gun that only makes noise.
perhapes you should try reading the fine print before making such bold statements. It states clearly
Hasbro took the idea of "Build Your Own Lightsaber" and translated it into a pretty nifty (and sizeable at 2.5 feet long!) blaster rifle that can come apart, be reconfigured, fires soft darts and includes light and sound effects when your re-attach the parts! Some pretty cool features that are new to the Star Wars toy galaxy that should please fans of all ages.
And I already have a compressor, so I might buy it.
There is only one problem with that welder, you need an air compressor to make it work (greatly increasing the price)
<- tool addict
is jealous of said tools. On a side note (I know this should be in homemade) there is a new service for people who don't have access to a prototyper shapeways. They will build any design you can make in a 3D program then ship it to you (they charge around 50 to 100$ depending on the piece)
Discovery Power Welder
If I worked for Hasbro I wouldn't be active in Nerf nor would I live in Virginia.
If we want to make sure he is trustworthy, contact his company. Ok Meester man what company do you work for?
If I want to make sure a person is trustworthy I will either look at their track record over time or meet them in person and spend some time determining their level of trustworthiness first hand. The person that started this thread has neither working in their favor right now. What I see is fishy.
Your track record isn't particularly great either, but that's not what we're discussing right now.
What I am pointing out is that his idea has absolutely no merit. He is not offering to inventory the items he is putting up for sale in his "store" so therefore he is not offering to do anything that the Trading section doesn't already do and yet he still wants a percentage of the sale.
eBay is a different story because it reaches a significantly more vast audience. This is both good and bad at the same time.1. Which they would have absolutely no problem doing themselves here without you taking a percentage
The store would sell
1. ) guns people have already modded and want to sell
2. ) people could also take commissions from people wanting a custom guns (but only if they are able to provide them in a timely manner
3. ) yes we would be able to sell parts and mod options for people to mod their own guns (kind of like how captainslug was selling his shotgun foregrip mod) and
4. ) as long as you donít misrepresent yourself you can sell almost anything that you have bought (much as you would sell something on eBay)
2. Which they would have absolutely no problem doing themselves here without you taking a percentage
3. Which I have had absolutely no problem doing myself here without you taking a percentage
4. Which they would have absolutely no problem doing themselves here without you taking a percentage
Seeing a trend yet?
Aside from a pretty storefront you don't bring anything to the table. And "hey, I have a store setup" is not enough to warrant people trusting you with their transactions. And you're not offering anything that makes transactions more secure or more convenient in any way.
People sell through forums rather than eBay because they know they are offering items that the community is interested in. In dealing with individuals they may have the same amount of risk as selling on eBay, but potential trouble sources are somewhat easier to identify because of their visible track record on the forum itself.
Those that buy and sell more frequently within the forum community will begin to know and trust each other.
IF we had a problem with the conduct of those in the Trading section there are plenty of things the Admins could do to increase security, but they haven't had to. Some forums have strict rules concerning trading sections. And those rules can be anything from requiring legitimate e-mail addresses, forcing members to verify their identity in their first trade, requiring the use of heatware, and so on.
Your offer would only make sense if you were offering to purchase the items from the people that want to sell them so that they are in your inventory so you can sell and ship them yourself. That is the only situation where you would be facilitating the sale and be justified in earning a profit.
However, since these items are exclusively priced very low there's no feasible way for you to make a profit doing so. And with generally low-priced items the risk factor is much smaller when dealing with individuals.
And that is why I think this is a stupid idea.
You've convinced me, I still trust him (that being that I watch too many humanity is good shit and that I am young and naive) But I totally see your other point, the trading forum works and if it ain't broken, don't fix it. There really is no reason other than the storefront would be ever so slightly easier to use.
P.S.: the second site was just a mock up to see what I could do with the software I had on hand.
How would this differ from the For Sale / Trade forum?
Well for one thing it would be an actual store where one could order items. It would also be backed by a well known company so there would be trust in the brand as it were. It would also have the infrastructure to be able to get things done and come off as a log more professional then just buying items from a forum. I guess what I'm trying to say is that it would give us a level of legitimacy.
I would be very interested. Do you think modded MS clips could be sold?
I don't see why not, as long as whatever is being sold is of good quality then I would be willing to sell any kind of nerf mod (and as long as it's safe, no mods that would shoot anything else but foam darts). The only other thing I would require is that any modded guns would have to leave the orange tip on the front to cover my ass legally.
If anyone has an interest in this you can message me from here or at email@example.com
For an example of what we can do I set up a mock up site during training that should give you an idea of what can be done (I set it up in just a couple of hours)
A coping saw would take forever.
Plexiglass cutters are time consuming to use and not well suited for making curved cuts.
A jigsaw in my experience is likely to get stuck, lead to a lot of melting, or crack the sheet edges. Even if you are using the right blade. If you want to use a jigsaw you will have to use alot of cutting oil or a steady stream of compressed air on the blade to prevent melting.
I have close to 7 years of practice machining plastics now and the only tools I would trust for cutting acrylic are scroll saws or band saws.Using a band saw you can do wide curves easily, but in order to make narrow ones you will have to make several passes.
In my technology class I use a bandsaw to make curves, I use 7-10 speed.
How much did they cost? If they are over $10 they are probably unreasonable and you might as well just use a hose sprayer thingy mabober. But, if they are cheap, they do look cool.
just looking around with out looking all that hard I found them between 4 to 10 bucks
here are some examples of what I'm talking about.
here is a vid of it from the 2008 toy fair (it's about 24 seconds in)
close up: http://us.st11.yimg...._1987_531506086
this is another possible nerf like gun (doesnít look very practical)
close up: http://us.st11.yimg...._1987_531343349
As to my 2 cents worth, I think that it just might be a great gun as long as the people at Hasbro learn from the mistakes that they made with the LS.
Hey guys. I was searching on google and wat not and came across this awesome gun. it's a clip-feed too. On amazon or ebay, the total price + shipping cost is like 40 - 50 dollars. Hell no i ain't paying for that. I asked those people on buzzbeetoys and they told me it's available in KB Toys stores... Well Who here is from Rochester New York saw one in KB Toys stores? Yes you did, can you please tell me retail price and what store to find it(location)
I just found it here for 14.99, I'm not sure how much the shipping is for though
http://www.1website....0... Fire Rifle
I think that with a little work it wouldn't be hard to make them portable with some kind of joystick control and or maybe a tripwire trigger.