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Add topic for selling/buying stuff?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:09 am 
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I was wondering, maybe there should be topic dedicated for selling stuff, of course without ads about other sites. If someone is selling their lenses, bodys or other accesories, maybe someone is looking for something like that.

What do you think?

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From the forum rules:
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Got something to sell?

Unfortunately for liability reasons we can’t allow members to sell any of their own gear on the forum. So sorry, no classified ads. If you have something to sell, please do it on eBay, Trademe or some other site which specialises in it!

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Really sorry, didn't saw that. :oops:

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if you think about it, this is worldwide forum, there are people from all over the world and i believe it would not make any sense.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:18 pm 
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Apart from all kinds of hassle with international shipping and it's costs, you'd have to deal with money transfers and import fees. Whatever you save by buying from another country, you lose with all the extra costs.

Plus, there's eBay. That should do right?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:05 pm 
Id actually be for this. Ive bought and sold many things safely through the cycling forum "bikeradar" and its nice to know that you are selling or buying from somebody who you know cares about the hobby as much as you do.

Obviously the website takes no liability or responsibility and it is all sorted out through PM.


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I've bought and sold on other forums too, but for it to work it really needs to be big. You can bet the second you open a classifieds section there'll be a load of people signing up just to use that and no more. Plus I don't think restricting it to regulars only would help much as the numbers here aren't that great anyway. Lots of hassle for little benefit.

For the UK at least, there are other general sales sites. I've started to try preloved, as they seem to get less Nigerians on there than gumtree.

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Yes, right you are Popo


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I kinda second popo. Opening for sales would attract a lot more users, that could be good or bad. I know there needs to be enough users to generate money to support the site but I also kinda like that we seem to be a smaller group of people :)

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jeremy1302 wrote:
Obviously the website takes no liability or responsibility and it is all sorted out through PM.

I don't know about this. This could depend on laws in the country where the site is hosted (or where the servers operate, etc.). I'm pretty sure there would be no liability in the US, but I wouldn't be surprised if some countries put a burden/liability on a site running this type of service. (E.g., in the same way that sites hosting content have to respond to take-down notices due to IP law.) So there may actually be effort required on Gordon's part (beyond the effort of creating and managing another section of the site).

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It's a tricky one for me. I'd like to have a for-sale / wanted section, but as others have pointed out it could attract bogus posts and of course there's the whole liability question.

Basically Cameralabs could not take any responsibility for the buying and selling on a forum like this. If there's some way to word this so that it legally stands worldwide, then it's a possibility.

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any lawyers on here who can write up a user agreement lol. could have rules like must use paypal etc would love to have one as long as it wasn't abused


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I think that I agree with Popo here as well, we'd get too many people signing up just to buy or sell, Cameralabs is a community and that could disrupt it, as corny as that sounds. Also, there'd be too much hassle with the whole international shipping, and transactions, everything would just be a big headache.
Besides, aren't there already sites designed specifically for those sorts of trades and what not? Cameralabs is just fine the way it is :)

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Nah. I'd like a Cameralabs store where we can buy swag like the CL strap, but "classifieds"? Won't really work.

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Not only will selling, via member-posted ads, cause many more to join for the sole purpose of selling, thus diluting our sense of community, it will introduce the bickering that occurs when disappointed members post rants. I am seeing this now on another forum, where a member started a thread, even though he was not the buyer. It seems the seller did not give the member enough time for some pain medication's effects to diminish, to enable the member to drive across town. and sold the item to another buyer. Though there is a system in place for rating buyers and sellers, in this case, no sale occurred. A moderator stated an opinion, which supported the seller's position, and that moderator is being attacked.

It would be sad to see that type of bickering here.

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