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New to Mediapsychos beginners guide to Steels buying/groupbuys how it works here roughly

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Well i as this site works in its own way compared to alot of other sites. so i thought i do it from a users point of view.

i thought i would try and make a noobs guide as best as i could so you get the gist of how things actually work around here this one is for steelbooks as the example

 

right the sections here are really broken down in TWO ways

 

1. Main steelbook section

you have the main steelbook section which is broken down country by country, once in the revalant country you then have listed suppliers for each country.

this will then list a steelbook there that it will exist and relevant info there on each individual thread.

 

link is for the steelbook section https://mediapsychos.com/forum/4-steelbooks/

 

2. Groupbuy section

next bit is the groupbuy sections with multiple sections with rules etc

https://mediapsychos.com/forum/69-groupbuys/

 

but the bit most are actually interested in the steelbook groupbuy section where you join actual groupbuys

https://mediapsychos.com/forum/70-steelbook-groupbuys/

 

from there these are listed by retailer such as best buy plus many many others, you would click on the retailer you are interested in i will use best buy as the example

https://mediapsychos.com/forum/202-best-buy/

and this method applies to all steelbook gb sections

 

just to confuse you it all gets split down again in to 2 more sections and this is the important bit!

 

1>the FIRST top section

lists BEST BUY GROUPBUYS https://mediapsychos.com/forum/164-best-buy-groupbuys/

 

this is where the groupbuys happen by steelbook thread title and once in relevant thread

i will use captain marvel here as the example in this section

https://mediapsychos.com/topic/9419-gb-open-captain-marvel-4k-uhd2d-blu-ray-steelbook-only-best-buy-usa/

 

ALL GBS are controlled by a BOT called gypsy danger and the staff come in and take the info you put into the form from the green button, in the opening post of that thread

WHATEVER YOU DO,

DO NOT SIGN UP TO GYPSY DANGER FOR NOTIFICATIONS WE HAD ONE MEMBER GETTING 3000 EMAILS PER 2 WEEKS

all info about said gb is in the opening post and importantly once staff have added you to the GB Participation List in the opening post you will see your name such as @Basil listed there.

Also before you hit the green button ALWAYS check you have not signed up to it before with (this will help staff and save them time and keep you out of their bad books :D)

Use CTRL+F to check if you're already on the GB List before requesting again!

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once you filled in the form and this changes slightly from gb to gb whether you join to get on the list to add you firstly and if you want shipping direct or to HUB

(in this case the example is only one version and they only have shipping to hub and with insurance or without)

 

sometimes later on other gbs have beauty shots showing which edition you may want to choose sometimes from 3 or 4 more versions but is done later something called an UPDATE phase.

so you would join the gb get name on list and then do an update phase later on but NOT in the case of captain marvel so try not to confuse but just to explain slight differences between groupbuys but with time you will see what is being said.

 

 

2>the SECOND bottom section INFO SECTION FOR GB

Info and chat specific to BEST BUY Group Buys (basically same on just retailer name changes)

https://mediapsychos.com/forum/203-info-and-chat-specific-to-best-buy-group-buys/

 

 

this is where you can ask questions about/discuss info for the gb thread for the steel you interested in, also alot of info regarding that gb will come up in here from staff

so captain marvel one for the example https://mediapsychos.com/topic/9418-captain-marvel-best-buy-gb-info-and-questions/

 

in the opening post you will have links to  GROUP BUY LINK

and to RELEASE THREAD LINK (basically takes you back to main steelbook thread info only nothing to do with gb)

 

my most important bit of FREE advice what ever steel you are interested at the top of ALL the threads there is a FOLLOW button this sets up notifications for that thread

so here being the example captain marvel follow link

https://mediapsychos.com/notifications/?do=follow&follow_app=forums&follow_area=topic&follow_id=9418

 

giving you the following options

 

Follow Captain Marvel (Best Buy) GB Info and Questions


 

  • Send me:
    • A notification when new content is posted
      Change how the notification is sent
    • One email per day with all new content from that day
    • One email per week with all new content from that week
    • Do not send me any notifications

 

 

obviously it is all upto you but the STEELBOOK GB INFO section for a gb is where it really is at.

you would be let known example when an update phase would happen.

if you set up notifications for the the gb itself everytime someone joins the gb you would get a notification and with hundreds joining the gb you would soon get pissed with the amount of notifications for that alone.

 

Also how not too piss the gb staff off by not searching a gb list BEFORE asking, i have done a really easy video guide below please click link and watch video.

it make you life so much better and then not falling in staffs bad books👍

https://mediapsychos.com/topic/13578-how-to-search-through-a-group-buy-list-by-computer-quickly-save-timeincluding-ipad-and-browsers-and-android/

 

Right while i think about it thread below for gbs updating run by the guardians is worth setting notifications on top right corner when in there sweet sweet thread B|

 

anyway i hope this has been of some sort of help and a rough guide to how things work around here to start you off on your travels here.

 

also final bit of info, if you need to contact staff you can use tag system basically put an @ sybmol in front of there name and comes up in blue once done correctly names of staff listed below

 

@ksosk@extantsrevenge@Scary Hair@deckard99 there are many more but all good people

 

hope it helps

all the best

basil :)

 

 

 

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thanks everyone

 

one major thing i forgot to explain which as been highlighted to me by newbies keep asking

 

after the update phase has closed they keep asking to update there choice and staff have to keep repeating its closed

 

so once the update phase has closed anyone that has NOT updated is OUT of the gb period.

 

so to repeat the process

 

1.join gb on list

 

2. get thru the update phase get you choice on the list carry on with the gb.

miss the update phase your OUT, no come backs

 

3.pay when asked by paypal down the line miss the deadline your OFF the gb as well!

If users have any sense pay the bill the minute you get it no point in upsetting staff, make there life easier and secure your spot.

because if you don't there is always someone behind you to take your spot and you could be BANNED from further GBS, no one wants to be on the shitlist just ask @DodgyDave i'm sure his shitlist is long xD

 

hope this has helped and now has guided you all abit how it all works here

 

basil :)

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What a great topic @Basil

I hope new, and maybe not so new, members take the time to read it. The GB part of MP can be very intimidating at first. (maybe all the time ;))

It is much easier sometimes to explain from the outside. The staff on the "inside" don't always see the problems members face.

 

The golden rule must be to ask the question in the "info and chat" , if a member is in any doubt about anything. There are always members of staff monitoring these threads/topics.

 

As for my famous list. 

I would say to members, what the late, great Brucie used to say.

"You are my favourite"  :D

 

 

 

 

 

 

(as long as you pay on time) ;)

 

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On 3/28/2019 at 1:07 AM, Basil said:

thanks everyone

 

one major thing i forgot to explain which as been highlighted to me by newbies keep asking

 

after the update phase has closed they keep asking to update there choice and staff have to keep repeating its closed

 

so once the update phase has closed anyone that has NOT updated is OUT of the gb period.

 

so to repeat the process

 

1.join gb on list

 

2. get thru the update phase get you choice on the list carry on with the gb.

miss the update phase your OUT, no come backs

 

3.pay when asked by paypal down the line miss the deadline your OFF the gb as well!

If users have any sense pay the bill the minute you get it no point in upsetting staff, make there life easier and secure your spot.

because if you don't there is always someone behind you to take your spot and you could be BANNED from further GBS, no one wants to be on the shitlist just ask @DodgyDave i'm sure his shitlist is long xD

 

hope this has helped and now has guided you all abit how it all works here

 

basil :)

 

Hi @Basil, great info for us newbies!

 

 I'm in alot of the GBs so I do not want to miss any deadlines or be banned! ;)

 

My question/concern is on your #3^, does someone contact us by PM when we are to pay w/PayPal (invoices?) & from seeing others that are going to pay, why is there several invoices to pay from, is this always through PayPal?

 

Also is there a link to whomever that we are to pay to from our PayPal account, just how does this work?

 

You or anyone with knowledge can PM me also, thank you!

 

regards

@Veum

 

 

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41 minutes ago, Veum said:

 

Hi @Basil, great info for us newbies!

 

 I'm in alot of the GBs so I do not want to miss any deadlines or be banned! ;)

 

My question/concern is on your #3^, does someone contact us by PM when we are to pay w/PayPal (invoices?) & from seeing others that are going to pay, why is there several invoices to pay from, is this always through PayPal?

 

Also is there a link to whomever that we are to pay to from our PayPal account, just how does this work?

 

You or anyone with knowledge can PM me also, thank you!

 

regards

@Veum

 

 

 

Hi @Veum

 

You will see on the Question  and Chat Threads replys like 1st Invoice paid .

 

Invoices depending on the size of the GB are dine in waves .

 

If you have not had an invoice in 24 hrs a message to any staff member will not be a bad idea 👍❤.

 

It is an offical PayPal imvoice listing all costs and editions .

 

All you do is click  the link and pay .

 

Its so easy as I can do it. My collection would not be anywhere as what I would wish it to be without MP's help .

 

Love Ann ❤

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little warning and update for new members most important below

 

WHATEVER YOU DO,

DO NOT SIGN UP TO GYPSY DANGER FOR NOTIFICATIONS WE HAD ONE MEMBER GETTING 3000 EMAILS PER 2 WEEKS

 

best way is always in the 'group buy info sections' for notifications sign up at the top of the section for what you want like hdzeta as one example

every time a new group buy is open another thread is created there in the 'groupbuy info' threads,

plus this is where you will get ALL the info about when to update as well it will be announced in that thread by staff

if you miss that it could cause you problems, usually people that miss that can cause them issues.

so when a gb comes up that you are in make sure you sign to the indvidual ones you are intrested in.

say like hdzeta shazam gb info thread, sign up for notification to that thread then anything for the gb you will know.

and if staff are having to constantly chase you they will not be happy.

update on time and make there lives easy, pay your bills on time and it all be good.

or face the wrath of @DodgyDave xD 

 

hope it helps

basil 👍

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