Gents as a test of the water, do you guys think a swap system would be good for us who collect Praetorians, and would you be interested? The prices on eBay are ridiculous, I know I have bought loads! And the only real cost effective way is to buy big lots. In really sickens me to see loads of one trooper or weapon team lots on there from collectors who have obviously outbid individuals on big lots then broken them down to sell them back to us at massive profits. Now obviously if you need lots of troops your options are pretty limited and eBay is the best (only!) way of getting them, but if you just need 1 mortar team or a bugler say, it's a pretty expensive way of doing it. It would be nice if there was one place where we could post what we need and then others could offer swaps or a reasonable cost for that piece if they had it available.
Now I know there are similar things out there but praetorians are niche and a fairly small community it would seem. I don't really think I have enough of a following for my blog to be the place it sits so if there is interest I would hope that one of the popular posters would be happy to host on there blog and then we could all put a link to it. I'm not sure how it could be done but the ideal solution would be a blog that we could post on then all the followers see the post and what the request is for.
Anyway the details are fairly irrelevant, would there be interest? Doesn't have to be purely praetorian, a mix of the more obscure stuff might be even better?
My prompt for this was twofold, one I want some more missile troops (actually just two of the missile arms if by some freak occurrence anybody has them?) and I have enough things I could trade in return or I would pay cash. Secondly I bid 20 quid for a single las cannon team once, luckily I got outbid! Saved from my moment of madness the ridiculousness of the situation hit me. I don't want to pay those prices and I don't think others should as it's us bidding against each other pushing them to insane levels!
There would obviously have to be a certain amount of blind trust involved, but I think the majority of this community is as good as the Internet gets!