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Messages - Dread Pirate Roberts

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Having done the calculations (Vendors, see vendor section), the majority of vendors wouldn't even notice the change. It's actually quite minor to very slightly in the vendor's favor for listings $500 and under. Listings between $500 to $1000, it's a few dollars more. We're talking about $1 to $8 increase or so. But after $1000, the fees go up a lot. Both in percentage terms and dollar terms. But not enough to significantly impact profit margins at bulk pricing.

For instance, a $1500 listing will have a new commission of ~ $62. Under the old schedule, the same $1500 listing was $46. That's a $16 increase. Can't imagine that's going to really hurt any vendor with listings at this level. If margins are *that* tight at this price level, small BTC fluctuations would be killer.

thank you for bringing some sanity to the conversation.  funny how no one to this point had noticed that the commission decreased for some listings.

I just read through this whole thread.  It doesn't take much for some of you to start slinging accusations does it?

Apparently the message I sent out to vendors did not go through.  It explained the effect of the new currency pegging system to them, as well as how to set their accounts so that the change in commission would affect their prices in the way they wanted.  I apologize that it did not through.  Next time I send a message to all of the vendors, I'll double check.

The commission has always been opaque to buyers and vendors have the option to use pre or post commission pricing so they can control how their products are priced in the market, or how much they get in payment.  I don't know why some of you are offended by this change and thinking there is some kind of conspiracy going on.  I've always reserved the right to change the commission at any time and sellers have the tools they need to control how their payments are affected by changes in the commission. 

Also, to some of you saying things like "it's tripled", your math is wrong, try again.  You are comparing two different types of commission schedules.

Tesselated, according to your post it sounds like you had your listings set to post-commission pricing.  As stated in the Seller's Guide, if you want to ensure you are paid a specific amount, you must choose pre-commission pricing.  If there is something else going on, feel free to pm me.

Silk Road discussion / Re: New currencies
« on: July 05, 2013, 10:45 pm »
Will the vendor refund be automatic or do we have to message Vendor Support?

It was automatic.  All affected transactions that finalized starting from 8pm UTC on July 4th until now were adjusted automatically.  If one of your transactions was affected, you'll see a credit in your account history.

Silk Road discussion / Re: New currencies
« on: July 05, 2013, 10:03 pm »
current Silk Road exchange rate in the bottom left of all pages.  Enjoy!

Silk Road discussion / Re: New currencies
« on: July 05, 2013, 08:44 pm »
ok, the discrepancies have been taken care of.  If you still have a problem, please message support.  Exchange rate display coming soon.

Silk Road discussion / Re: New currencies
« on: July 05, 2013, 07:18 pm »
ok, I figured out what happened and we'll be crediting all of the vendors that were affected.  I'll make sure we get the exchange rate up there as well from now on.

Silk Road discussion / Re: New currencies
« on: July 05, 2013, 05:47 pm »
we'll get this sorted out asap, sorry for the trouble.

Silk Road discussion / Re: the 4th of july
« on: July 05, 2013, 04:03 am »
The people who drafted and signed the declaration of independence 237 years ago today were standing up to tyrants just as we are.  I'm proud to carry on their legacy.  Here are their words, many of which ring true still today:


When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Silk Road discussion / Re: New currencies
« on: July 04, 2013, 04:29 am »
DPR, can you please explain why...

- the exchance rate is now hidden from buyers


It can be brought back.  Why exactly do you want it displayed and where.  Your cart total and account total are displayed in both currencies.  If you really want the xrate, you can divide one by the other.

Bug reports / Re: in-escrow value in account page wrong
« on: July 03, 2013, 10:08 pm »
please report this to support on the main site asap so we can get it fixed.

Silk Road discussion / Re: New currencies
« on: July 03, 2013, 01:29 am »
DPR did the fee schedule change?

A listing that is pegged to USD has increased in cost ~1% since the changes... was $659.99, now fluctuating between $666.00 - $666.17... creepy

Yes, the vendors were informed of this.  The whole system is bitcoin-centric now, so the commission is calculated based on the bitcoin price. For there not to be any fluctuation in items that are not pegged to btc, the vendor will have to choose post-commission pricing.

Silk Road discussion / Re: New currencies
« on: July 03, 2013, 01:11 am »
I was able to place my order, after adding more funds to my account. I was charged the higher price displayed on the item page, not what was showing up in the shopping chart.

The shopping cart price was off, but there was a second check in the actual order placement function which was getting tripped up.  The shopping cart should be displaying the correct price now.  Sorry for the trouble!

Silk Road discussion / Re: New currencies
« on: July 03, 2013, 12:18 am »
I have customers saying they don't have the ability to finalize.

Also now getting an error.

have you confirmed shipment on the item?

Silk Road discussion / Re: New currencies
« on: July 02, 2013, 11:46 pm »
The site is telling me I have insufficient funds to complete an order, yet I have more than enough BTC showing up in my account. Anyone else encountering this?

that's no good.  please message support with a description of the problem and the item ID.

Silk Road discussion / Re: what's the deal with copycats?
« on: July 02, 2013, 10:41 pm »
Some good points made here.  Thanks everyone for your input.

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