Expiring CRU for sale?

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  1. lusfort

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    Hi guys, Would anyone have 2 spare CRU's expiring soon and would like to sell them? My GF and I are going from IAD to CZM via IAH through united and continental metal on the 1st of march, returning on the 8th and would love to give her a surprise by flying business class. Let me know if anyone would be willing to part with two of these. Thanks!
     
  2. Sweet Willie
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    don't be surprised if no one is willing to converse with you about this as of course you know that selling of these instruments is a no-no per United's T&Cs and seeing as you are new, you probably don't know anyone or can provide any trading references. (Welcome to MP by the way !!)

    Some here may even try to dismiss your post but seeing as MP hasn't specifically banned this type of thread, your post is allowed/
     
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    Plus he needs RPUs not CPUs... Welcome to MilePoint anyways and I hope to see you contribute to the community lusfort instead of just asking for things :).
     
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    I'll give him all the CPUs he wants - Actually, United will too :)
     
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    That's only if he earns status the hard old-fashioned way!
     
  6. lusfort

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    Haha guys, Thanks for the all the kind words!
    Really excited to be part of the community here.

    I'm currently an 1P with united so CPU would be taken care of.
    I do mainly international flights and some domestic so I'm pretty sure I'll have something to contribute to the discussions.

    I look forward to learn from you guys!
     
  7. Sweet Willie
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    in fairness he was looking to buy.

    I wish I could help out, I like cash.
     
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    Don't have any upgrades available, but a Welcome to you, lusfort!
     
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    Who doesn't love cash except Jimmy Fallon maybe :D but selling instruments would be an :oops: especially since UA has lurkers on here...
     
  10. MSPeconomist
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    Are you sure MP allows this? Participation in the forum forposting trade offers requires MP status and from the beginning Randy said that we could offer to give away stuff related to travel, but nothing more until the forum for trades was created.

    I would think that offering to buy miles or an upgrade instrument that cannot be bought or sold would fall under the prohibition on fraud.
     
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    [Insert lengthy discussion about whether trading/selling instruments/miles constitutes fraud and thus is illegal vs just a violation of the terms and conditions]
     
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    I realize that the sale/purchase only violates the rules of the FF program and not the law, but isn't it then fraud to attempt to use upgrade instruments that were acquired in a way that violates the program rules? I don't think the word fraud applies exclusively to criminal law.
     
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    Nooooooooooooooo!!! :D (that's not an answer to your question)
     
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    I thought this said CRJ for sale. I was all "Who the hell wants to buy that thing?"

    Glad I cleared that up.
     
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  15. Sweet Willie
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    I don't find any verbiage to the contrary (last time I looked) in the T&Cs for MP
    there have been plenty of threads posted for trades outside of that forum and the threads have not been closed/locked/deleted.
    again, threads for trades have been posted outside of the trading forum with no action taken by MP, seems to indicate (to me anyways) that anyone can post any trade they wish.
     
  16. MSPeconomist
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    What's still confusing is that the OP talks about a RT with girlfriend, but only requests to buy two upgrade instruments. Does he plan to leave her in coach if his scheme works?
     
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    It would be good if the rules were clarified. Certainly in the early days, I thought we were on our honor not to offer trades, just pure gifts.
     
  18. Sweet Willie
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    could not agree more!
     
  19. lusfort

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    Thanks for taking interest in my affairs. I'm planning more of using this for our return leg to IAD or forward leg to CZM, as we have a 8 hour layover in IAH before the flight to CZM.

    In all markets, if there is a willing buyer and a willing seller, the transaction should be allowd to take place.

    What I'm offering is merely a trade of cash for an instrument that most elites have difficulties using. The value of the instrument diminishes as it approaches the expiry date so I feel its up to the owners of them to make a decision of what they want to do with it.

    Again, I'm a 23 year old that pays for my own travel and hotels stays.
    I only seek to extract the most out of my money, which I feel is what we all, in the forum are seeking to achieve.
     
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    I'm not interested in your affairs, just puzzled by the request for two and wondering whether you know how to use these things.
     
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    I actually have no idea. Would you mind explaining?
     
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    No, I will not help you to use purchased upgrade instruments.
     
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