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Old 10-23-2011, 12:38 PM   #1
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Arrow Dealer review threads

Would you like to praise a dealer for great prices or service? Warn people about the opposite? This is the forum to do it.

I request that, when starting a new dealer review thread, you please use the Review: prefix and just put the dealer name in the thread title.

There should only be one thread per dealer. If someone already started a thread about the dealer you wanted to review, please add your comments / ratings in the existing thread.

Please use the forum's thread rating feature to rate the dealer which is the subject of the thread. For example, if there were a thread titled Review: Apmex, you might rate the thread 4 stars to indicate you rate Apmex 4 stars.

This way, the ratings are aggregated / averaged and shown on the forum thread list display. It should be easy then to scan the list of dealers and see the PM Bug communities opinion of them.
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:11 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by PMBug View Post:
... If someone already started a thread about the dealer you wanted to review, please add your comments / ratings in the existing thread.
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To add a rating to a thread, when viewing the thread, look just above the first post on the right hand side. You should see a short menu with "Rating" as the last (labeled) item. Click on it and a pop-up menu of 1 to 5 stars will appear.

Every member can vote on a given thread only once, but you can change your vote at any time by rating a thread again.

When a thread has many ratings from pmbug members, the forum will display the average rating on the forum display (where it lists all the threads in the forum). So hopefully, the more ratings we contribute, the better the ratings will start to differentiate the dealers.
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:43 PM   #3
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Have you thought about making a sticky thread that has an alphabetical list of all the companies that have reviews? Maybe also the average rating for each of those companies in the list too. That way instead of combing through trying to find reviews for a given company, you could just click on the combined thread and find the company either by rating or alphabetically that you are interested in.
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:49 PM   #4
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Well, that list is essentially what you see if you view the list of threads in the Marketplace forum:

http://www.pmbug.com/forum/f8/
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Old 09-07-2013, 06:03 PM   #5
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I guess my alphabetization must be off, or I'm looking in the wrong spot, cause it looks just like threads in the order they were last responded to.
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Old 09-07-2013, 06:05 PM   #6
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Also there are several different threads for the same company.
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Old 09-07-2013, 06:11 PM   #7
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Here are threads just on APMEX in the dealer review threads. A lot of them don't even appear to be reviews, but specials they are running. Maybe if they're supposed to be in a separate forum, if they were it would make it easier as well.

http://www.pmbug.com/forum/f8/apmex-66/

http://www.pmbug.com/forum/f8/apmex-ases-2480/

http://www.pmbug.com/forum/f8/apmex-...s-%24500-1829/

http://www.pmbug.com/forum/f8/apmex-e-bay-store-1709/

http://www.pmbug.com/forum/f8/apmex-special-1418/

http://www.pmbug.com/forum/f8/fyi-ap...ver-spot-1574/

http://www.pmbug.com/forum/f8/apmex-...-special-1422/

http://www.pmbug.com/forum/f8/apmex-summer-sale-1163/

http://www.pmbug.com/forum/f8/apmex-...2444-99-a-706/
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:25 AM   #8
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Yeah, sorry, they are not in alphabetical order. The forum has thread prefixes to help identify which threads are review threads and which threads are announcements for deals. The OP in *this* thread was an effort to get folks to use the prefixes and ratings so that the thread list would be easy to scan.

If there are duplicate review threads for a company, you can use the report post button located at the bottom right of the offending/duplicate post to send a note to the moderating team and the threads can be merged.

I'm sure I need to do some clean-up on expired deals. Just hasn't been a high priority for me lately.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:09 AM   #9
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Well, I have a partial solution 11C1P. Here's a concise list of the dealer review threads:

http://www.pmbug.com/forum/tags/dealer%20reviews/

It's not alphabetical and it isn't currently showing the ratings. I'm working on finding a solution for the latter.
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:56 AM   #10
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I'm not really sweating it, just a suggestion. It could really be done in the OP of the dealer review threads something like this.

Amagi Metals

Apmex

Blanchard and Company

Gainesville Coins

Global Gold and Metals Trading LLC

Goldline


and so on down the line. Again, just a suggestion that might make it easier especially for people looking at a particular company. If an average star rating could be posted next to it, or maybe a separate post where they are listed by star rating from top to bottom similar to the alphabetical listing. Then if someone just wants to buy based on this sites ratings, they just click on the highest rated site.

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Old 08-13-2019, 08:13 AM   #11
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