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We've seen such a big backlash against pre-sales here that the community pratically demands the notion of first-come, first-served. There's really no other way to open up sales and keep it fair, so this is really what the geocoin community prefers. C&P could have snuck the coins onto the site and not told anyone, but they'd catch criticism for that too. Honestly I think they're darned if they do and darned if they don't, so I'd suggest everyone just continue to be patient as they try to deal with the demand.

 

Yime, seems that you are much to logical for this thread :blink:

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I have them in basket and I can get to the shipping info...but it craps out there!

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soooooooooo, no one got any coins but they sold out for the day and to bad if you sat in good faith waiting for the website? so much for first come first served then.

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Is there an estimated time for the madness to start tommorow? I mean, I knw no one else does but I still want some. :blink: And I totally agree that preorders are mucho better.

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i think for those us that still have them in our baskets that if we send a screen shot to coins and pins they should accept that...

 

same thing happened last year with the coins...

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I have them in basket and I can get to the shipping info...but it craps out there!

 

me too

 

this seems like a common problem!!!

 

when the coins are classed as sold out does that mean people got through or just that all available coins are in 'baskets' :blink:

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Yeah...it'd be nice to be able to actually BUY the things we have in our cart... :blink:

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OK, so are these things really SOLD OUT as the site says?

 

No, nothing is sold out!

 

 

Check back tomorrow...

 

 

Ahhhhh the soap is to be continued.......

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I know it's more hassle, but wouldnt "pre-sales" orders eliminate all this???

 

Maybe...but it wouldn't be near as much fun! :blink:

 

We've seen such a big backlash against pre-sales here that the community pratically demands the notion of first-come, first-served. There's really no other way to open up sales and keep it fair, so this is really what the geocoin community prefers. C&P could have snuck the coins onto the site and not told anyone, but they'd catch criticism for that too. Honestly I think they're darned if they do and darned if they don't, so I'd suggest everyone just continue to be patient as they try to deal with the demand.

 

the best way imho if not doing presales is to add the coins to the site and then fire off an email saying 'Now available', then we have again a first-come, first-served situation but everyone had his chance.

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I suspect that when the dust settles, it will be discovered that nobody actually successfully completed checkout, so any fears of not being able to get your hands on them can be belayed until a later date. I think part of the issue is psychological, as people don't know how long the coins will be being placed up in batches for, so they want to get in as early as possible. For example, if I knew that they would still be putting some up 4 or 5 days from now, I'd wait a few days for things to cool down before trying to purchase some myself.

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They are not sold out; only the portion I was able to get on there. I will be up all night working the issue.

 

Aaron, I feel your pain. I have had similar situations with ecommerce servers being overloaded.

 

I hope you have a Starbucks close by... :blink:

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Nice it just let me buy a bunch!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just kidding!

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I have them in basket and I can get to the shipping info...but it craps out there!

 

Yup, same here. Or it was same here. Now my basket appears empty. I still have the page to enter my shipping info, but it never goes through. Guess I'm out of it too.

 

Still, it was a sort of fun hour, like being in a race. I feel kind of sorry for Aaron though. It must be frustrating to have such a popular coin, and then have so many after it that you actually end up not being able to sell any. Kind of ironic.

 

Actually... was anyone able to fully complete their order? So far I've only seen posts that people didn't get any farther than me (and some didn't get that far).

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I suspect that when the dust settles, it will be discovered that nobody actually successfully completed checkout, so any fears of not being able to get your hands on them can be belayed until a later date. I think part of the issue is psychological, as people don't know how long the coins will be being placed up in batches for, so they want to get in as early as possible. For example, if I knew that they would still be putting some up 4 or 5 days from now, I'd wait a few days for things to cool down before trying to purchase some myself.

 

yup, fear of the unknown. well made point

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This cant be good:

 

We are sorry; the CoinsAndPins.com web site is closed on 21 Jan 2007 while we conduct web site administrative upgrades.

 

Please check back in the evening of 26 Jan 07.

 

All custom order transactions and operations will continue as usual. If you would like to contact us, please call 910-848-PINS(7467), or email at customerspt@coinsandpins.com.

 

About us: We are suppliers of promotional products with focus on custom made coins and lapel pins for businesses, military, school, government, geocaching, church, or any other organization. Coins and pins are great for awards, fundraisers, commemorations, and promoting your organization.

 

Thank you.

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I hope Aaron waits until say 9:00pm EST so that most people in the US are not working and have a chance to try and buy some. The same way this thread started, with people asking other people to buy coins for them, during a time when they were unavailable, hopefully people could help each other out if needed. I have no chance during the day to buy these coins, only after 3:00pm CST.

 

Also, it would be nice to know how many were made.

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This cant be good:

 

We are sorry; the CoinsAndPins.com web site is closed on 21 Jan 2007 while we conduct web site administrative upgrades.

 

Please check back in the evening of 26 Jan 07.

 

 

No date on the page now.

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"We are sorry; the CoinsAndPins.com web site is closed due to administrative upgrades.

 

All custom order transactions and operations will continue as usual. If you would like to contact us, please call 910-848-PINS(7467), or email at customerspt@coinsandpins.com.

 

About us: We are suppliers of promotional products with focus on custom made coins and lapel pins for businesses, military, school, government, geocaching, church, or any other organization. Coins and pins are great for awards, fundraisers, commemorations, and promoting your organization.

 

Thank you. "

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How about limiting the purchase quantity per individual to 2 of each metal for the 1st 24-48 hours. This would allow a better chance of everyone getting some. Open up unlimited #'s after the initial sales period. This would possibly eliminate the server pressure as well.

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This cant be good:

 

We are sorry; the CoinsAndPins.com web site is closed on 21 Jan 2007 while we conduct web site administrative upgrades.

 

Please check back in the evening of 26 Jan 07.

 

All custom order transactions and operations will continue as usual. If you would like to contact us, please call 910-848-PINS(7467), or email at customerspt@coinsandpins.com.

 

About us: We are suppliers of promotional products with focus on custom made coins and lapel pins for businesses, military, school, government, geocaching, church, or any other organization. Coins and pins are great for awards, fundraisers, commemorations, and promoting your organization.

 

Thank you.

ROFLMAO.......Look at the dates :blink:

 

mm

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This cant be good:

 

We are sorry; the CoinsAndPins.com web site is closed on 21 Jan 2007 while we conduct web site administrative upgrades.

 

Please check back in the evening of 26 Jan 07.

 

All custom order transactions and operations will continue as usual. If you would like to contact us, please call 910-848-PINS(7467), or email at customerspt@coinsandpins.com.

 

About us: We are suppliers of promotional products with focus on custom made coins and lapel pins for businesses, military, school, government, geocaching, church, or any other organization. Coins and pins are great for awards, fundraisers, commemorations, and promoting your organization.

 

Thank you.

ROFLMAO.......Look at the dates :blink:

 

mm

 

They fixed that quick. I refreshed and it was changed. Lol!

 

Jayman11

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Oh Well- Missed again! I remember some blog saying that they thought C+P would be minting more coins this time so everyone got a shot at them.

 

Guess Not :blink:

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Wow, I got home at 7pm and they were gone, all gone!! (spoken in the voice of Ralphie when the turkey gets taken out by the Bumpus's dogs). Glad to hear they are batching them so there is still hope. Not so glad that I have to check the site every 15 minutes for the next 3 months...

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i think for those us that still have them in our baskets that if we send a screen shot to coins and pins they should accept that...

 

same thing happened last year with the coins...

 

i like this idea. then i can go to bed.... need sleep....trying to decide if i need coins more!!!

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How about limiting the purchase quantity per individual to 2 of each metal for the 1st 24-48 hours. This would allow a better chance of everyone getting some. Open up unlimited #'s after the initial sales period. This would possibly eliminate the server pressure as well.

 

that was one of my biggest motivators today. they said no limits on purchases so it was a do or die situation as far as I was concerned. (and still is)

 

and not knowing how many were minted even fuels the problem more.

 

hope some of these points are considered by TPTB involved with coin sales.

Edited by mudsneaker

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Aaron we all appreciate your efforts, I know the frustrations you went through last time. I am sure you were hoping those issues had been resolved.

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I hope Aaron waits until say 9:00pm EST so that most people in the US are not working and have a chance to try and buy some. The same way this thread started, with people asking other people to buy coins for them, during a time when they were unavailable, hopefully people could help each other out if needed. I have no chance during the day to buy these coins, only after 3:00pm CST.

 

Also, it would be nice to know how many were made.

 

WHY should it benefit US working conditions only :blink: Please have some consideration for those in the rest of the world trying to purchase a CR geocoin. Think about Aaron (and others) having to sit up all night to monitor the problems that have developed.....add another 3 hours and the problem will not necessarily dissapear.

 

mm

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Aaron we all appreciate your efforts, I know the frustrations you went through last time. I am sure you were hoping those issues had been resolved.

 

Probably should have just waited for the new system... :blink:

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kevin-bacon.jpg

 

Remain calm! All is well!

 

Edited to add that this is an actual picture of Aaron, taken 30 minutes ago. :blink:

Edited by YemonYime

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How about limiting the purchase quantity per individual to 2 of each metal for the 1st 24-48 hours. This would allow a better chance of everyone getting some. Open up unlimited #'s after the initial sales period. This would possibly eliminate the server pressure as well.

 

Agree 100%

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How about limiting the purchase quantity per individual to 2 of each metal for the 1st 24-48 hours. This would allow a better chance of everyone getting some. Open up unlimited #'s after the initial sales period. This would possibly eliminate the server pressure as well.

 

Agree 100%

 

I don't think the quantity that people were ordering was the issue, the problem is the amount of people hitting the site at the same time.

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How about limiting the purchase quantity per individual to 2 of each metal for the 1st 24-48 hours. This would allow a better chance of everyone getting some. Open up unlimited #'s after the initial sales period. This would possibly eliminate the server pressure as well.

 

Agree 100%

 

I don't think the quantity that people were ordering was the issue, the problem is the amount of people hitting the site at the same time.

 

AND hitting the F5 key

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Thats it

 

it has just decided to empty my basket for me. i have a printout and a saved copy of the page showing the coins in it. if they are honouring these great if not i guess i will have to try again later. i've been sat here for 1.75hours and i am past caring (almost) i need to go to bed now. :ph34r::blink:

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Oh Well- Missed again! I remember some blog saying that they thought C+P would be minting more coins this time so everyone got a shot at them.

 

Guess Not :blink:

 

The write up in that blog was pure speculation on their part. I wish people would ask before they write things like that.

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This reminds me of last year... 90 minutes wasted in front of the computer refreshing as fast as I could and never getting a chance to purchase one. I guess I will do what I did last year and wait for them to show up on eBay and pay the inflated price just so I can have one. :blink:

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I hope Aaron waits until say 9:00pm EST so that most people in the US are not working and have a chance to try and buy some. The same way this thread started, with people asking other people to buy coins for them, during a time when they were unavailable, hopefully people could help each other out if needed. I have no chance during the day to buy these coins, only after 3:00pm CST.

 

Also, it would be nice to know how many were made.

 

WHY should it benefit US working conditions only :ph34r: Please have some consideration for those in the rest of the world trying to purchase a CR geocoin. Think about Aaron (and others) having to sit up all night to monitor the problems that have developed.....add another 3 hours and the problem will not necessarily dissapear.

 

mm

 

An emphatic ditto to that. :ph34r:

 

It seems to me the best approach would be to start the sale when the LOWEST number of people are trying to buy them - how about 3am in central US? :blink:

 

Bit rough on the sellers themselves of course! :ph34r:

 

Or just make so many coins no-one feels pressured to buy quickly. :ph34r:

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How about limiting the purchase quantity per individual to 2 of each metal for the 1st 24-48 hours. This would allow a better chance of everyone getting some. Open up unlimited #'s after the initial sales period. This would possibly eliminate the server pressure as well.

 

Agree 100%

 

I don't think the quantity that people were ordering was the issue, the problem is the amount of people hitting the site at the same time.

 

If there is a limit, then there will be alot less pressure for buyers to try and get in there to buy them all at the same time, since it is likely that there will still be some left a little later. Pre-sales and/or allowing coins to be reserved would help even more.

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Aaron we all appreciate your efforts, I know the frustrations you went through last time. I am sure you were hoping those issues had been resolved.

 

I'm sorry if I sound like a jerk, but why are people feeling sorry for a business that can't seem to keep their site up during a rush of orders? This has happened in the past and it continued in that way today also. Seriously, what more can they expect when they KNOW they have a HOT coin up for sale?

 

They're a business and they need to find some way to deal with the traffic.

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How about limiting the purchase quantity per individual to 2 of each metal for the 1st 24-48 hours. This would allow a better chance of everyone getting some. Open up unlimited #'s after the initial sales period. This would possibly eliminate the server pressure as well.

 

Agree 100%

 

I don't think the quantity that people were ordering was the issue, the problem is the amount of people hitting the site at the same time.

 

aye, but the reason for that is because of no limit sales. If I knew that folks could only buy a couple at a time, I wouldnt worry that a few are going to buy most of of the coins up and resell. As it stands right now, thats the situation. Do or Die...and the Die means going to Eblah and that bites.

By limiting purchases, some of that concern would be alieved, thus less traffic at once.

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Are my the only one that just got in and bought some just a few minutes ago?

 

Jayman11

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