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    I just read an article about the site that makes it sound like a 8th tier offshore poker site. Apparently withdrawals are quite difficult to get through, and even if you do, who knows when you get your money. It also mentioned the frequency of the site and its market being down.
    I've heard this, too. It's kinda been glossed over.

    "You have to wait awhile for withdrawals, BUT...."

    It's like what I say when people ask what my favorite two things about Bovada are. "Fast withdrawals and fast withdrawals."

    Doesn't sound like they're busto, but it does sound like they weren't prepared for this influx, and they won't be for quite some time.
    They have an unlimited bankroll and the fact that everyone thinks the idea is retarded is why they will be bigger than facebook one day. Who needs facebook we have myspace. Who needs google we have yahoo. Who needs BTC we have USD. Who needs uber we have taxis. Who needs Amazon we have barnes and noble. Who needs ebay we have flea markets. Who needs Dapper Labs we have Upper Deck.

    You can ship the billions straight to Dapper Labs. It's not even close.

    How many times does someone have to be beat over the head with the same lesson before you learn it.

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    I've heard this, too. It's kinda been glossed over.

    "You have to wait awhile for withdrawals, BUT...."

    It's like what I say when people ask what my favorite two things about Bovada are. "Fast withdrawals and fast withdrawals."

    Doesn't sound like they're busto, but it does sound like they weren't prepared for this influx, and they won't be for quite some time.
    Yeah I don't assume there is anything scammy going on, but like my analogy calling top shots video game skins, I think what is happening is similar to small indie game designers who have their games blow up out of nowhere. This happened with Among Us recently, and is now happening to a certain extent with Valheim. Just not prepared for handling success.

    Nonetheless, definitely a thing that should be known for anyone thinking of investing a substantial amount of money in it.
    FWIW they are on record saying the longer withdrawal times are intentional as they want this to be for collectors not people coming in to try and make a quick profit and get out. So there is at least an excuse as to why the withdrawals take so long.

    Not sure I but that as I think you guys are likely right in they are experiencing major growing pains with how popular this has gotten so quickly. But if true could also means withdrawals will be quicker and easier once this sort of levels off a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheesfaced View Post
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    Yeah I don't assume there is anything scammy going on, but like my analogy calling top shots video game skins, I think what is happening is similar to small indie game designers who have their games blow up out of nowhere. This happened with Among Us recently, and is now happening to a certain extent with Valheim. Just not prepared for handling success.

    Nonetheless, definitely a thing that should be known for anyone thinking of investing a substantial amount of money in it.
    FWIW they are on record saying the longer withdrawal times are intentional as they want this to be for collectors not people coming in to try and make a quick profit and get out. So there is at least an excuse as to why the withdrawals take so long.

    Not sure I but that as I think you guys are likely right in they are experiencing major growing pains with how popular this has gotten so quickly. But if true could also means withdrawals will be quicker and easier once this sort of levels off a bit.
    That's a shitty excuse because it's not really their place to decide how long they feel like trapping your money. It's one thing if they're just swamped and can't get to everyone very quickly. It's another if they're intentionally holding back people's money. That sounds awful.

    But it's probably just an excuse, albeit one which wasn't very well conceived.

  4. #44
    So I went to site yesterday after reading about the UFC contract to see if I could sign up.

    Rather than taking me to the default screen that has the maintenance message, it asked me to pick my favorite team. I clicked on the Cavs.

    Then it took my to my profile page and without ever picking a screen name or entering any email or personal information, it was showing me as logged into an account.

    My screen name was

    Wingz_shi_tzu

    It showed me with like 40 points, and 10 required to bid on package. Said something about previous bids still in processing. Was very strange. Almost like it took me immediately into someone elseís account. I couldnít figure it out. I obviously didnít want to fuck up shit for someone else, so I hit log out. Then when I hit the get in button again like before, it took me to normal maintenance page and said it wasnít accepting email signups.

    Whole thing was very weird. For those are involved. Do you pick your screen name or does it give you a default one? Do they give you points to bid?

    I couldnít figure it out at all. It really felt like I was in someone elseís account.

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    Yeah it gave me some weird default name which I changed.

    Honestly the whole site is kinda confusing and not user friendly. Even the tutorial sucks. I had to read about Top Shot on other sites to truly understand it.

  6. #46
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    Yeah it gave me some weird default name which I changed.

    Honestly the whole site is kinda confusing and not user friendly. Even the tutorial sucks. I had to read about Top Shot on other sites to truly understand it.
    Ok. Weird. I never set up password or anything. It had given me the option to use google account, but my google account isn’t even attached to my real name. I have like three different google accounts and only one attached to real name, but the default one isn’t even me.

    Just a name like Joe Smith.

    I was going to switch over to my normal google account if I couldn’t register via email, so I didn’t run into problems once I loaded $ on site with names not matching, but I didn’t even get to that stage. It must have default signed me in. They must give you some points initially, as the balance said 40 points and made it look like I had already bid on something or it was being processed. Certainly not user friends for a tech tard like me. I was confused by it having a screen name already.

  7. #47
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    Yeah it gave me some weird default name which I changed.

    Honestly the whole site is kinda confusing and not user friendly. Even the tutorial sucks. I had to read about Top Shot on other sites to truly understand it.
    Ok. Weird. I never set up password or anything. It had given me the option to use google account, but my google account isn’t even attached to my real name. I have like three different google accounts and only one attached to real name, but the default one isn’t even me.

    Just a name like Joe Smith.

    I was going to switch over to my normal google account if I couldn’t register via email, so I didn’t run into problems once I loaded $ on site with names not matching, but I didn’t even get to that stage. It must have default signed me in. They must give you some points initially, as the balance said 40 points and made it look like I had already bid on something or it was being processed. Certainly not user friends for a tech tard like me. I was confused by it having a screen name already.
    they auto-assign random screen names for new users. You actually get more 'player points' for changing it and if you ever hope to cash out within the next year you should change your email to your real google account. their KYC is already hella strict

    unlike what the previous user said, i don't think they've ever admitted that they are restricting cash outs to keep all the money in the marketplace but i'd be pretty surprised that it wasn't at least part of it

    now that they've blown up they really need to fix the withdrawal process ASAP

    i've brought plenty of people to TS and a good chunk refuse to invest anything except into packs, because they feel their dapper balance is just "monopoly money" until they can cash out

    that said, a lot of people said the same thing about BTC in 2011

    i would again caution anyone against trying to buy through the marketplace unless they are good at sniping value or they plan on holding long term

    prices have gone down everyday for almost a week

    if you do decide to gamble in the marketplace make sure to invest in series 1's, rookies, and rare/legendary moments

    i thought series 2 commons for mediocre players were overpriced when they were $3, and although that proved wrong for about a week, that Ish Smith 14454/15000 won't be worth anything
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  8. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by WillieMcFML View Post
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    Ok. Weird. I never set up password or anything. It had given me the option to use google account, but my google account isnít even attached to my real name. I have like three different google accounts and only one attached to real name, but the default one isnít even me.

    Just a name like Joe Smith.

    I was going to switch over to my normal google account if I couldnít register via email, so I didnít run into problems once I loaded $ on site with names not matching, but I didnít even get to that stage. It must have default signed me in. They must give you some points initially, as the balance said 40 points and made it look like I had already bid on something or it was being processed. Certainly not user friends for a tech tard like me. I was confused by it having a screen name already.
    they auto-assign random screen names for new users. You actually get more 'player points' for changing it and if you ever hope to cash out within the next year you should change your email to your real google account. their KYC is already hella strict

    unlike what the previous user said, i don't think they've ever admitted that they are restricting cash outs to keep all the money in the marketplace but i'd be pretty surprised that it wasn't at least part of it

    Iím positive I saw a tweet from Roham (the CEO) that said something to that effect a week or so ago but Iím not going to look through his voluminous tweets to find it. But either way itís pretty clear and heís now on record saying they are having trouble keeping up with the demand and verification with new accounts and enabling withdrawals. They just went through a huge bot and multi-account purge and itís caused all sorts of issues.

    Iíll admit Iím by far not as knowledgeable about this topic as most just been reading up on it lately.

    Willies advice is definitely sound. Donít put money on there with the expectation itís accessible any time soon.

    But theyíve got major backing and a licensing agreement with the NBA so I am extremely confident they donít have solvency issues just major growing pains.

    I wish I had invested in the actual business because I think itís going to be very successful.

  9. #49
    I have $15K invested and have no worries about withdrawals but am annoyed with the slowness.

    I am more concerned with them flooding the market with more moments which saturate the current prices.

    Update: Since the NBA is not doing a full weekend of all star festivities this year, they announced the 2021 "rising stars" this afternoon via Top Shot which has sent prices higher.
    Last edited by drake; 03-03-2021 at 03:32 PM.

  10. #50
    Drop times for Seeing Stars

    1 pack per user

    DROP TIMES

    Thursday, March 4 at 5 PM PST
    Friday, March 5 at 9 AM PST
    Friday, March 5 at 5 PM PST

    https://blog.nbatopshot.com/posts/se...ource=hs_email

     
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  11. #51
    $9 preorder base packs Series 2 Base 21 are going for $175-200 on Ebay.

    Willing to sell mine for $175, escrow through Druff.

    DM me for proof.
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    idk how old your kid is but i know teenagers carry more viral load than anyone

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    This will be the first time I do this.

    I want to get into the queue for the 5pm drop today, but I'm not seeing where/how to do that. Can someone help out a noob here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    This will be the first time I do this.

    I want to get into the queue for the 5pm drop today, but I'm not seeing where/how to do that. Can someone help out a noob here?
    Just click on Packs and it will pop up. Be patient Todd.
    Quote Originally Posted by big dick View Post

    idk how old your kid is but i know teenagers carry more viral load than anyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onestep View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    This will be the first time I do this.

    I want to get into the queue for the 5pm drop today, but I'm not seeing where/how to do that. Can someone help out a noob here?
    Just click on Packs and it will pop up. Be patient Todd.
    What time will it pop up? I was reading that if you get into the queue late, you're in the back of the line, but if you're in there before the start time, it assigns you a random place (which is obviously what I want).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
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    Just click on Packs and it will pop up. Be patient Todd.
    What time will it pop up? I was reading that if you get into the queue late, you're in the back of the line, but if you're in there before the start time, it assigns you a random place (which is obviously what I want).
    You have 3 hours. Trust me when I say that you can show up 430 PST and youll be fine. Stop being an anxious Jew.
    Quote Originally Posted by big dick View Post

    idk how old your kid is but i know teenagers carry more viral load than anyone

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    Druff-

    The Q will typically open 5 minutes before. Join time does not matter. It randomizes at 7pm central.

    There are 2 drops tomorrow for the same pack. They are doing 3 drops total but you can only score 1 pack.

    Good luck all

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    Pack cancelled tonight.
    Quote Originally Posted by big dick View Post

    idk how old your kid is but i know teenagers carry more viral load than anyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onestep View Post
    Pack cancelled tonight.

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    Site's in "maintenance mode" right now.



    They need to hire some IT professionals, stat.

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