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Old 05-05-2013, 05:43 PM   #881
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I think it's important that all participants keep up with the buy.
Maybe each participant should deposit $20 for access to the order portal, to be applied to their order but forfeited if they dissapear at payment time.


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Old 05-05-2013, 05:52 PM   #882
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Maybe each participant should deposit $20 for access to the order portal, to be applied to their order but forfeited if they dissapear at payment time.
HBT rules might not allow something like that. However, during the next GB, we can have all the steps laid out in the first post. From the start to the finish and remind folks to periodically check the thread once they have finalized their order to keep track of the buy. There is also an FAQ that could be put together about the Chicago GBs that Bill runs so people can first go there with common questions. I think the next GB might be a hops buy, so we could put together some stuff before then. Just some thoughts.


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Old 05-05-2013, 11:06 PM   #883
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Good idea I think. Thoughts?
Maybe set the deadlines in the first post. Set the closing date, and set a payment deadline. Everyone will know approximately when to start checking the spreadsheet for their total, and when they need to have payment completed, and they know it all before they order. We're all doing this electronically, probably a fair portion have email and paypal in their pocket. Then, IF there needs to be updates or changes to the schedule, you can make them in the first post.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:17 PM   #884
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Maybe set the deadlines in the first post. Set the closing date, and set a payment deadline. Everyone will know approximately when to start checking the spreadsheet for their total, and when they need to have payment completed, and they know it all before they order. We're all doing this electronically, probably a fair portion have email and paypal in their pocket. Then, IF there needs to be updates or changes to the schedule, you can make them in the first post.
The problem with deadlines is that they're dynamic. This buy filled up pretty quickly so we decided to cut it off sooner than we had originally anticipated. Maybe in future revisions of the database, it will have the ability to track who has paid and who hasn't. Then fire off reminder emails on those who haven't paid. I also want it to track those who who are slow responding or just "blow off" the buy and ignore everything altogether so they can be banned from future buys. Yes, there will be future group buys in Chicago. No, please don't ask for details.
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We could pay at the time of order. You could estimate the cost of shipping and if we are short we could make a second round of payments.
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If we assume a payment cut off of Monday or Tuesday, what's the epa for pick up?
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If we assume a payment cut off of Monday or Tuesday, what's the epa for pick up?
Considering that I am still waiting a large transaction from PayPal to my bank account to clear, I don't know. Besides, there are still a few people who have yet to pay. I'll know better later on in the week.
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Problem solved!
Thanks again! Everyone thought it was pretty amazing that we were able to come up with a specialized piece of equipment 5 mins from my buddies house on a Saturday night. Then i told them the grain buy size. Quite a cool little network.


Thanks ylPaul, Bill, THirstT, & johns!

My buddy has a sanke kegerator... Cough Sixtel buy cough cough!
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Thanks again! Everyone thought it was pretty amazing that we were able to come up with a specialized piece of equipment 5 mins from my buddies house on a Saturday night. Then i told them the grain buy size. Quite a cool little network.

Thanks ylPaul, Bill, THirstT, & johns!

My buddy has a sanke kegerator... Cough Sixtel buy cough cough!
If only everything else in life worked itself out this smoothly...
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Thanks again! Everyone thought it was pretty amazing that we were able to come up with a specialized piece of equipment 5 mins from my buddies house on a Saturday night. Then i told them the grain buy size. Quite a cool little network.

Thanks ylPaul, Bill, THirstT, & johns!

My buddy has a sanke kegerator... Cough Sixtel buy cough cough!
The best part of the whole thing is that Starman brought me a KBS and his KBS clone! Both were totally unnecessary but appreciated, and after several people had tested both the overwhelming opinion was that Starman's clone was the clear winner. If I may be so bold as to ask is there any chance I could get your recipe?


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