When will Milepoint have a Coupon Connection Forum?

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  1. THREEA4ME
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    I noticed Randy said that he was working on it -- but that was back in April -- and it sure would be nice to have one here...I'm looking for a Royal Ambassador membership and was wondering the best way to get one...
     
  2. Andyandy
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    I imagine Randy is trying to come up with rules for the forum that would keep it in line with the original intent of the CC, i.e. travelers helping travelers. But given that some "trade goods" can be very high value (like the RA cert you're looking for) things tend to get a bit Ebay-esque. When I see folks at FT talking about the cash value of a particular item or saying "it goes for $600" on Ebay", I can't help but think "then sell it on Ebay." Of course, I'd never actually buy one on Ebay. Too easy to forge.

    I did a number of trades in the FT CC, and never got burned, but I know folks who did. I think that MP is still a small enough community that traders could be judged by reputation, but I'd be interested in some kind of mechanism of assessing a member's trading reputation. Particulary as MP grows. Maybe worked into the achievements/status system somehow?

    Anyway, count me as another member who'd like to see this happen.

    Andyandy
     
  3. THREEA4ME
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    well said.
     
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    I totally agree 100%. Very well said.
     
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    Funny you should mention it...
     
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    I'd like to see it also as I have some fairly low value items to trade... $15 JetBlue credit and $50 United cc credit for round-trip flight within the US... kind of useless to me being in South East Asia and moving to New Zealand towards the end of the year. I'm sure I could give them away, but I'm also sure there are other items of value I could use that I'd prefer to get for them.
     
  7. 7Continents
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    Well said everyone. Trade with integrity. In a small reliable community like this, I'd take the time to post the things I'd never use or give them away. I ended up with two such "giveaways" from FT that were quite valuable for me, and much appreciated.
     
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    Very well said!
     
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    Very well said and I agree 100% :)
     
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    It's funny you mention Ebay I check often and usually there are one or two RA certs for sale. Today there are eight listed.
     
  11. Pegasus
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    Someone with the Flyertalk handle no less :)
     
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  12. Sweet Willie
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    I always ask for references (plural) when trading and have not been burned. (ok, now I just jinxed myself). The references situation does pose a chicken/egg problem for someone new to trading, that is why I've considered it imperative to actually attend events where I can meet folks to develop a level of trust.

    While I like the thought of what you propose, I wouldn't want to be the person who judges this person gets in and this one doesn't based on reputation. I also wouldn't want to flaunt to airlines/hotels that I've been a trader.
    so is this the work around until there is a MP CC?

    (simply post, I was hoping for a MP CC as I'm looking for..... or I was hoping for a MP CC as I have a ..... I'd like to trade):D
     
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    wow. never would've thought!
     
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    There is one, of sorts, but it is now restricted to Gold members. Gleff posted the first offer there. Post and be liked and you'll make Gold in a couple of days after you pass 1000 points.
     
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    How many Gold members are there? 10 or 20? How you can trade among so few people?
     
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    There are more Gold members than what you estimate. I would venture a guess....about 200 ball park figure
     
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  17. al613
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    Still very small number for a good cc. Keep in mind, many will visit it only couple times a year.
     
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    To be honest, I have never visited and I do not intend to visit.
     
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    I never tried to make a trade on FT, although I did visit every now and then to see what was happening and what the terms of trade were. I was surprised to suddenly see the forum on MP with no fanfare. I can see pros and cons of the no response constraint, but I wish there were a thread there (might not be possible to allow for one thread only in the forum) that allowed responses to ask questions and discuss.
     
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    Really? Never would've thought. Would appreciate it if Randy could chime in during his break time in SMD3.
     
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