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October 4, 2002 11:48 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

So how much oil is there in "lake" terms

Posted By Administrator

So does all the known oil reserves equal a lake the size of Lake Michigan - Lake Washington - Fish Lake?

Trying to get a grip on how much there is.


October 5, 2002 11:27 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

New group?

Posted By Administrator

Well antique telescopes and observatories of the world seem to be low interest.
What do you want to replace them?


October 7, 2002 08:48 AM Forum: Solar System Observing

New group

Posted By Administrator

Because of your request.

Let'r rip!


October 14, 2002 10:47 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Here is the deal.

Posted By Administrator

AstroMart is not for sale so if I put a $100,000 or $500,000 price on it or say not for sale it is the same thing. Perhaps a bad choice of words.
Dealers and OEMs are required to SPONSOR and they get ridiculously low prices to have access to AstroMart as compared to anywhere they get this amount of exposure for the prices paid - PERIOD
We are making a new category for Dealers and OEMs that do not have web sites. It will cost less and has been asked for by people that cannot access AstroMart because they do not fit neatly into the present Dealer and OEM categories.
Some present AstroMart SPONSORS will actually get reductions in their costs.
The rub is in deciding who is on AstroMart just to flip equipment. Someone has to decide and counting ads "ALONE" doesn't work. Some people only get 1-3 ads placed before it is obvious and others post several hundred.
I will make that decision and I may choose to do that alone or after getting advice from others. Bottom line is this:
AstroMart is the private property of Herb and Paula York.
AstroMart is not free to operate or maintain. Income from SPONSORS and SUPPORTER and ATWB provides the income that provides AstroMart. I donate my time for zero cost.
AstroMart has not now or will it anytime soon repay the investment required to get it up and running but IT IS NOW PAYING IT'S OWN WAY which is a good thing because it was taking HUGE amounts of cash to get to this position.
It is not my responsibility to provide a few "flippers" a free place to conduct their business and it is to the detriment to AstroMart. Whether these people actually produce a taxable income or do it at a loss is really between them and their government (IRS) not them and AstroMart. There are TOS of AstroMart that everyone that has an account agreed to and we kept record of that. You may want to review them.
I'm in the beginning stages of a move so my time to go tit for tat on this subject is zero.
Thank you

November 6, 2002 07:41 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Nothing to hide

Posted By Administrator
this is the rate page for "small dealers/avid users/power users without web sites"
The monies collected from this group will be donated to IDA.
Revenue from the OEM section will continue to be used by AstroMart to pay for ongoing costs and improvements and provides lower rates to some AstroMart SPONSORS while allowing some new OEMs to sell their wares at lower costs.

Thank you

November 20, 2002 07:16 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Paul - Jim

Posted By Administrator

If you want to continue your GREAT STUFF posts please take them private or at least no more on the ET forum.
Any more on the ET forum will be deleted.
Thank you

November 20, 2002 07:23 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

December 21, 2002 07:47 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions


Posted By Administrator

Now let's get back to astro related OFF TOPIC stuff.
Thank you and Merry Christmas

Herb York

December 21, 2002 06:24 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Just so we are clear:

Posted By Administrator

13.1 Message Board Usage Policy
Using the discussion boards on Astromart can be helpful and entertaining. People learn about their collective interests, and meet new friends on the boards. We have one type of discussion board on Astromart. The Category specific boards that comprise the Astro Café. For all boards, the messages posted by members are solely the opinion and responsibility of the person posting the message. Astromart is not responsible for postings by non-Astromart employees. The following are cause for suspension from the boards or possibly Astromart, depending upon the nature of the posting: Posting contact information about another individual, including their real-world name, address, or phone number. Using profanity or hate speech. Posting material (graphic or text) of an adult nature. Posting information about another on-line astronomy classified and/or auction service. Using JavaScript in posts. We recommend that you do not copy personal correspondence on the board without the permission of all parties involved in the correspondence. We also recommend that you do not post any private information about yourself, such as your password, credit card number, contact information, or billing account information. Our policy is that no business may be conducted on the boards. Those boards are available for you to discuss your collecting interests or to be social. The use of this discussion board for buying, selling or trading will not be tolerated. Violations may result in the elimination of this discussion board and/or in the suspension of board privileges for offenders. You may ask questions about an item and post the item number. However, you may not blatantly advertise items that you are selling. When you are using the boards, remember that you are responsible for your own words. Please consider your message carefully before submitting it.

Everyone with an AstroMart account agreed to this - I didn't write it and it has been the rules for these FORUMS from day one (BH - before Herb) for the most part I don't slap hands and let a lot of stuff go but..........

Thank you

December 23, 2002 07:48 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Philosophy and Religion

Posted By Administrator

Because it is important - you have your own group.