View Full Version : For Sale section ?
07-08-2002, 03:45 PM
How about a "For Sale" section on the board ?
07-08-2002, 04:10 PM
It has the potetial to cause too many problems.<BR>
Popphoto would have to be halfway responsible and I don't think they want to do that either.<BR>
This is why they created eBay.
07-08-2002, 04:40 PM
why would pop be responsible? a lot of forums have them and all transactions are between members. They may have to listen to more complaints, but they do not have to be liable.
07-08-2002, 04:55 PM
They put up with enough crap from us already!
07-08-2002, 05:48 PM
Check out <A HREF=http://www.photo.net;" TARGET='_blank'>www.photo.net;</A> they have a for sale and even an auction section. I don't think PopPhoto wouldn't want one because of the liability. It probably has to do with the space another forum would take, and also they would become another market place which could bring them legal problems if they're not merchants... <BR>
I guess. In any case, other forums have the for sale stuff. I think I'd prefer buy and sell from people like you, guys I "know", instead of dealing with perfect strangers (as in eBay). In any case, that's why there's an eBay. /ibb/skins/default/emoticons/smile.gif
There's an EBay because <i>somebody</i> had to create one. Kinda like Archie Bunker said: "Nobody <i>wants</i> to live in ''Jersey, but someone's gotta!" /ibb/skins/default/emoticons/biggrin.gif <BR>
07-08-2002, 06:49 PM
quote:Originally posted by JJAlbrecht:<BR>
<b>There's an EBay because <i>somebody</i> had to create one. </b><BR>
Fine, Jeff... no need to be so literal. In any case, there's an eBay for a purpose and this forum has another; that's what I meant. However, some forums have a "for sale" section, which to me would be particularly useful. As I said above, I'd rather buy something from you than buy it from another individual who may be or not as gifted as you are. <BR>
See ya! <BR>
It's not that bad of an idea. But one, that's not needed. I'd rather see a gallery forum.
07-08-2002, 07:31 PM
It wouldn't be to hard to add both a classified section and gallery forum ! I have one on my racing website and never had problems. <BR>
It's a more professional Atmosphere on this board. I'd think it would be better quality equipment being sold on here than Ebay.
07-08-2002, 11:34 PM
At <A HREF=http://www.naturephotographers.net/cgi-bin/bbs/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=forum&f=5" TARGET='_blank'>Nature Photographers</A>, there is a equipment classified forum. There is a TON of good stuff there, and this site caters to the pro/serious amateur, so the stuff should be in good shape. I've seen great deals that I would have snapped up if the moneyu had shown up!! /ibb/skins/default/emoticons/smile.gif Also, many of the people here are good guys. If you are not sure of a persons credibility, contact the site administrator, Jim. He has personal contact with quite a few of the participants, and does have influence.<BR>
One downside of the link is that 99% of the stuff for sale is big glass (ie 600/f4), or pro cameras (ie Nikon D100). Pardon them, because they specialize in <b>NATURE</b> photography, and big glass is a MUST.<BR>
One way for this to be feasable for PopPhoto would be to have a disclaimer popup before you enter the forum. That way, they would legally remove their name from any transactions, thus protecting them. Also, a "Equipment Wanted" forum would be a good spin-off.<BR>
If this idea does become reality, then some kind of member rating by the moderators would be necessary for fraud prevention.<BR>
07-09-2002, 11:39 AM
Matt, I have bought a lot of equipment from ebay and never had any problems, the biggest one I come across is people selling stuff they know nothing about. Finally found and looked at an old yashica lens and this lady says here's a pic no idea what it does or why, looks like it has a few scratches!! (the pic showed mostly the lens ring!) emailed her and didnt get a response before the auction ended. /ibb/skins/default/emoticons/frown.gif
07-09-2002, 12:38 PM
I got burned a couple times on ebay so I stay away from it.
07-09-2002, 06:45 PM
I have made over 250 purchases on eBay, and only had two or three unhappy experiences, and none on purchases of any great value. Just know what you are looking for, and ask questions when something isn't clear.<BR>
Can atheists get insurance coverage for "acts of God"?
07-24-2002, 02:11 AM
When I was a Compuserve member, I loved the buy/sell area of the Photo Forum. I don't think CIS was liable in any way, but the comments about the advantages of dealing with fellow enthusiasts and pros from the forum community was much better than eBay type auctions. I use eBay and like it, but the other was better. I would love to see the same thing here.<BR>
07-25-2002, 06:03 PM
I think a ''swap'forum would work here. I see a ton of them in my other hobbies, I use them and am more comfortable with them then E-pray most times. It is simple to setup these forums, with these BBS script pakages (this one is UBB) it is real easy. It must be that PopPhoto doesn't want to deal with it. At the other places I ''trade'gear, the responsibility falls directly on the parties involved and not on the board host, that's made very plain.<BR>
I think it would be a useful and well used feature.
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