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Berta Nick Zoey

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  1. I was just crunching some numbers and I still think we are missing out on a good buy. Heres what I came up with, correct me where you think Im wrong. Lot 7402 has 656 cans. I used 10% as a factor for throwing out bad cans. Not sure if thats accurate or not. Some of you who in the past have bought a large stash of cans could correct that. Maybe its more, who knows. So using what I mentioned at 10% The bid with 1 hour left was $1020 Plus a 10% buyers premium =102 Plus state sales tax at 8.9% = 90 so all told it comes to $1212. throw out 10% bad leaves 591 good cans 1212 divided by 591 comes to 2.05 per can. I dont know about anyone else, but even at $3 a can I think thats a good price. If there was a way to get firm orders from people so that someone wouldnt get stuck with a garage full of ammo cans, I see no reason why we couldnt pull this off. Im open to comments or suggestions. Also, if you e-mail me let me know what the maximum you would be willing to pay for your cans. Ive checked around and most surplus stores seem to want a minimum of about 5.99 a can. The only variable in this that could mess us all up is damaged cans. Even at 50% bad cans they would still only cost 3.69 per can, still a good price I think. If anyone would want to email me with FIRM intentions as to what they are willing to put forward in money, I may be willing to set this up for a future auction. But, I need FIRM orders, please. Also, when and if a time comes where we were to win an auction, someone other than myself who has a pickup truck would need to accompany me to pick them up. I probably could handle 30-50% of an order in one trip. So, lets look at a future auction and see what happens. Also, any corrections to my formula will be gladly concidered. Oh Yea, email me at x116yb@yahoo.com to let me know if you want to be part of a purchase. I live in Maple Valley about 15 minutes from the I-5 AND HIWAY 18 interchange so it wouldnt be too far out of most peoples way if they were traveling the i-5 corridor. I will start a database with name, amount wanted and max price willing to pay and see where it goes from there. Thanks Nick
  2. I was just crunching some numbers and I still think we are missing out on a good buy. Heres what I came up with, correct me where you think Im wrong. Lot 7402 has 656 cans. I used 10% as a factor for throwing out bad cans. Not sure if thats accurate or not. Some of you who in the past have bought a large stash of cans could correct that. Maybe its more, who knows. So using what I mentioned at 10% The bid with 1 hour left was $1020 Plus a 10% buyers premium =102 Plus state sales tax at 8.9% = 90 so all told it comes to $1212. throw out 10% bad leaves 591 good cans 1212 divided by 591 comes to 2.05 per can. I dont know about anyone else, but even at $3 a can I think thats a good price. If there was a way to get firm orders from people so that someone wouldnt get stuck with a garage full of ammo cans, I see no reason why we couldnt pull this off. Im open to comments or suggestions. Also, if you e-mail me let me know what the maximum you would be willing to pay for your cans. Ive checked around and most surplus stores seem to want a minimum of about 5.99 a can. The only variable in this that could mess us all up is damaged cans. Even at 50% bad cans they would still only cost 3.69 per can, still a good price I think. If anyone would want to email me with FIRM intentions as to what they are willing to put forward in money, I may be willing to set this up for a future auction. But, I need FIRM orders, please. Also, when and if a time comes where we were to win an auction, someone other than myself who has a pickup truck would need to accompany me to pick them up. I probably could handle 30-50% of an order in one trip. So, lets look at a future auction and see what happens. Also, any corrections to my formula will be gladly concidered. Oh Yea, email me at x116yb@yahoo.com to let me know if you want to be part of a purchase. I live in Maple Valley about 15 minutes from the I-5 AND HIWAY 18 interchange so it wouldnt be too far out of most peoples way if they were traveling the i-5 corridor. I will start a database with name, amount wanted and max price willing to pay and see where it goes from there. Thanks Nick
  3. Camping? Backpacks? I do suppose there are different styles of camping. And when i go camping I use a backpack. I throw it on when I leave the RV!! LOL. Now that the subject has been brought up, if anyone has ideas as to where to camp, as far as campground size, facilities and most important of all cache density, lets keep the thread going and maybe we can get a few groups together to go camping. My wife and myself want to explore areas of Washington that we havent been to in our 50 years here and with caches everywhere its a great reason to go to places we've never been.
  4. Seems like a perfect fit to me. Since we got into caching last year. we've gone on 4 camping trips for the purpose of getting to different areas of the Northwest to cache. Leavensworth, Beverly, Goldendale to name a few. Has anyone ever tried to create a camping/caching group? 4 years ago I got into ATV riding and met everyone that I ride with online. We ended up forming a camping group that at times has taken 20 spots at a campground. Im just curious as to if there would be the same interest in cache/camping.
  5. Hey Jeff, Put me down for 20 if you are going to get the 30 cal ammo cans. Thanks Nick
  6. For those of you whinners that think nothing is being done I submit this quote from Jeremy since you are too buzy whinning to go look at what he writes. I spent 30 minutes last night reading his sticky noted about the re-incarnations that this site has gone through since 2000 and its amazing. So, read this and wait for it to happen: Our new database server should arrive any moment now. From there we'll need to go through a configuration process and do some testing to make sure our system migrates well to the new machine and software. We expect that within the next 2 weeks we will have the new server up and running which will alleviate some of the current server too busy issues. When we're about to upgrade the system we'll give you about a day's notice for the downtime. Usually we pick a time in the week where we have the lowest traffic - so we apologize ahead of time to the folks in Europe who usually get impacted the most. However this will hopefully have a huge impact on the current issues improving the experience overall. Again, I appreciate your patience. I'm looking very forward to not having these issues in the near future. BTW, this was posted by Jermey within the past 2 days. So, anyone who thinks that theres nothing being done probably knows as much about computers and I know about getting the space shuttle off the ground.
  7. Theres a small percentage of people who once Groundspeak is back up to speed, will go to the next "hot topic" and whine there. Geocaching is still in its infancy. Time will tell what will happen to this hobby. Im guessing there will be alot of people who will grow tired of it, just like any other hooby. But, its my guess that in the past year the amount of new cachers has been the strongest. Id like to see a graph of the total number of caches world wide broken down by month or even week. Groundspeak couldnt have predicted what sort of explosion of interest caching has become. I applaud TPTB for their hard work. I wouldnt be suprised if some of the key players are spending 10 or more hours a day working to get this thing going more smoothly. To all of those who are toiling away doing all they can to bring Groundspeaks servers up to where they can handle the load on them, My hat is off to you.
  8. Heres the way I see it. I started last July caching. Right from the beginning I paid for a premium membership. Its not going to break anyone to pay for the use of this site. If you are a premium member and you DO use the queries, then like myself, you dont have too much to whine about when the site isnt working properly. You have a stash of caches you can go hunt and find. Now, when it comes to logging them? No one should really complain too much about the weekends being slow, because most people do their hunting on the weekends. Not everyone but most. So, whats the problem if you have to log them some other time during the week before the next weekend? I dont see that to be THAT much of an inconvienience. But, yes, theres always going to be a but, heres my issue: Im leaving on a camping/caching trip in a few days. Im trying to gather some caches to do along the way, so Im using GE and the geocaching website. Today, I tried for about an hour to browse a few cache details and finally gave up because the server was too busy. I figured, no problem, Ill come back later tonight when most people have gone to bed (1145PM here in Seattle) and do my homework for my trip. SO, I go to launch the website and its down for maint. Im sure that the persons in charge of the servers/website are doing everything they can to keep this thing running. I cant begin to imagine the task at hand. Personally, I feel that EVERYONE that uses this site for getting cahce info for thier GPS'r should have to pay some sort of fee. A carton if cigarettes cost more than a yearly membership here. Hopefully things will improve, if not, so be it. I get my queries sent to me when I need them and thats all most people need.
  9. Is there an option in the 60CSX for auto shut off? Ive tryed a search using all forms of the question and cant find anything.
  10. I have a micro that one of the finders used 16 lines to sign it. They signed it in large letters along the length of it. Should I dis-allow their log? I e-mailed them and mentioned that if they signed another of my Micro logs like that, that their log would be disallowed. Their e-mail response was for me to chill out cuz its just a game.
  11. Ok lets see if I get this straight. Can I turn the compass off and still have the unit pointing towards the cache that I have as my GoTo location? If so, then why would we ever want to use the compass for geocaching? Its been a long holiday season and my brain might be overloaded so I fugured I might as well just ask. Happy New Year to ALL
  12. Whats wrong with a simple solution. When creating a cache, require that theres a place on the cache submission page for a description of the cache, beyond micro, small, med , large. It doesnt have to be so detailed as to be rediculous. But it could give the reviewer some sort of idea what its like and then if the reviewer has questions, maybe a pic of it could be required. We already have a systm in place that tries to make sure that caches arent placed near schools, govt agencies, etc. So, why not take it a small step further and have the reviewers scan the description for suspicion of container type. If 99% of the people say ammo box, tupperware, film canister, etc then the review process continues the way it has been. But if the description gets the reviewer to wonder about it. Then take a closer look at it.
  13. The problem is that we can all plant caches that dont have to look like a bomb. How would we all like it if Geocaching was made illegal because of too much time and money being wasted going out to blow up suspicious containers. Theres plenty of styles of things that can be hidden that dont have to make 95% of the people think "wow, that looks like a bomb, better call the experts" Plus, why would anyone want to put a suspicious looking cache in such a high traffic area. If it wa put away from populatged or high traffic areas, Im sure it wouldnt have made such a fuss. Common sense? Or lack of it?
  14. I always find it interesting when people complain about the price of certain things. When I first signed up for a Premium Membership, I didnt know about Pcoket Quires or Member Only caches. I did it because I knew that the money would help to keep the site going. 30 bucks for a year, ( I think thats what I paid). Heck, whats that work out to, about a weeks worth of cigarettes? A 2-3 cases of beer? A cheap resturaunt? Maybe a tank of gas? Yet, for 30 bucks you get an entire year of services provided by GC.com. Not too shabby. Sure, the PQ's are great and the members only cahces give us alot more to pick from so its all worh it to me
  15. I work swing shift and when I get home at midnight, I try to log in and post any finds I may have gotten. It seems that the site runs well during the day, but most often at night from midnight on, I am unable to get the site to open. Is this a time where they are doing maintenance on the site?
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