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The Future of GameGavel.com
« on: May 31, 2017, 00:36:43 AM »
This morning I read something that I found to be interesting regarding GameGavel.com and RETRO Magazine.  It would appear that both have been sold to Eli from Piko Interactive.  Now, Piko did not purchase the auction site or the magazine but Eli did.  He's looking for some input to see how to move things forward.  Here is what he posted:

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Hey guys, as many of you may not now. I (Eli, not Piko Interactive) bought out GameGavel.com and Retro Magazine.
 
GameGavel.com is currently running a very outdated system. Want to keep it a marketplace and slowly incorporate other cool features.
 
But when it comes to the marketplaces, what would you like to see implemented? What would make you sell on the site?
 
I plan to make it free for listings that are sold in a local meet (like letgo/craigslit). Free listings and only 3% commission on a sold shipping item on the site.
 
I don't even know if we should keep the auction side of things as it seem everyone currently listing are listing mostly "buy it now".
 
I plan to dynamically bring more people to sell to the marketplace etc.
 
But features you'd like to see, comments, suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 
Thanks!

Here is the AA thread where he posted:  Bought out GameGavel.com, need community input

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Re: The Future of GameGavel.com
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2017, 04:00:52 AM »
Well that's interesting. Hope he can make it work.

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Re: The Future of GameGavel.com
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2017, 04:04:06 AM »
He bought the domain name and the name of Retro.  We'll see what happens. 

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Re: The Future of GameGavel.com
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2017, 09:29:46 AM »
I think the retro magazine element now leaves a wide open opportunity for a lot of creative talent access to getting their work published, as it is a quality produced product and needs to go more international than just the USA , I can't comment on the latest issues of the magazine, but it seemed to going in the right direction until that was tarished because of Mike's involvement because of the Coleco thingy..

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Re: The Future of GameGavel.com
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2017, 23:42:23 PM »
Well, an official email was sent out today with an update...


Hello GameGavel.com Users!

Hello Guys! This is Eli Galindo, the new owner of Gamegavel.com.

I acquired the website along the RETRO video Game magazine at a fire asset sale from the previous owner.

I am barely officially reaching out to all members as I had to validate all the membership emails that were active. I'd like to talk about the future and my plans for the website.

First off, I'd like to let all the premium/unlimited members of the website know that your account will be grandfathered. You will keep the benefits you have with the account you paid to the previous administration. There will be new features on the site which you will be welcome to upgrade to once they are rolled out.

The site will be running as it is for a while; we plan to re-make the auction website from scratch using Django. The current system is licensed and not proprietary; that, and it being about 1999 technology were the reasons that made me decide to re-make it from scratch. This will allow us to make new system features, a responsive website, along with a mobile friendly one. However it will take a long time for us to roll out the update (we are only 2 guys!). Again, the Gamegavel.com site will run as is and will work with the current website features.

Some of the things that we'd like to add is classifieds (free) and inventory management system (feed listings to your ebay, amazon, and gamegavel account as well as update inventory in real-time through all 3 marketplaces). This will allow sellers to list on GG and control inventory on ebay and amazon without having to de-list items, or reduce stock quantity, etc.

In the mean time, we'll be doing some out-reach to sellers at conventions to bring quality listings and auctions to the website, if you see me at any of the retro conventions I normally attend, please reach out and talk to me.

If you have any comments or questions please don't hesitate to contact me at this address (gavelgame@gmail.com). I am currently a bit busy fulfilling the Iron Commando IndieGogo as well as running the Mega 3D Noah's Ark Kickstarter (Shameless plug, but check it out if you are into NES and Genesis games); but should be able to answer emails fairly quickly (24-48 hours).

Kind regards,
New GameGavel Team

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