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« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2017, 07:11:39 am »

Good to hear others supporting the idea. I guess the new board should go in the Shop and Swap section. Can we come up with a fun name for it?  Bargain Basement is a bit crude. How about something like The Training Room, First Steps, or The Bottom Drawer...?  Suggestions needed !!!

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« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2017, 10:49:33 am »

Perhaps.. 50 posts Participation and Liquidation Gift ??

Will think of more.....

I have given all my drawer bottles away.. Not so sure would want to require any kind of donation from new members to participate.. Really not necessary, and really do not like to have any "required" donations.. I think we are talking about using bottles that do not have any value to them.. Or if it is necessary to ask for something "really small", like 5.00 or something just to help the owner of the bottle cover mailing costs for a 50 post bottle..  I included the word "liquidation" above, but I don't think we are actually selling these drawer bottles are we ?

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« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2017, 10:54:10 am »

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We don't mail stuff internationally for $5 usd, so we need to come up with something somehow. Also, not sure we are talking about bottles with no value. Just trying to come up with creative ways to dispose of unwanted (doesn't mean no or low value necessarily) bottles.

I guess what I am trying to say is that the goal is to recruit coach and retain members, but they also have to have skin in the game ..
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« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2017, 11:00:56 am »

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We don't mail stuff internationally for $5 usd, so we need to come up with something somehow. Also, not sure we are talking about bottles with no value. Just trying to come up with creative ways to dispose of unwanted (doesn't mean no or low value necessarily) bottles.

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« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2017, 11:02:41 am »

Updated and expanded my reply
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« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2017, 11:07:37 am »

Good to hear others supporting the idea. I guess the new board should go in the Shop and Swap section. Can we come up with a fun name for it?  Bargain Basement is a bit crude. How about something like The Training Room, First Steps, or The Bottom Drawer...?  Suggestions needed !!!

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How about 'The Apprentice Snuff Bottle Collector' ?
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« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2017, 11:45:14 am »



How about 'The Apprentice Snuff Bottle Collector' ?

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« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2017, 02:58:42 am »


We don't mail stuff internationally for $5 usd, so we need to come up with something somehow. Also, not sure we are talking about bottles with no value. Just trying to come up with creative ways to dispose of unwanted (doesn't mean no or low value necessarily) bottles.


I agree that we need to attach SOME value to the bottles being offered. Most of the ones I'm wanting to dispose of cost between US$20 and US$120, so I wouldn't want a novice collector treating these bottles as valueless trash. They were good enough for me to collect at one time, long ago. They are just not bottles I should keep in my present collection.

And postage from Asia to the West is going to cost at least $15-20, without packing materials.
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