Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: New Subforum: Buying / Selling  (Read 832 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
B0100111001000011, USA
Offline Offline
Edison Member
*
Karma: 0
Posts: 1503
I'm confused.  Wait, maybe not..
View Profile
WWW
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

A user posted this a while back (before this suggestion forum existed), so I thought I'd repost here because I think it's a great idea.  The user suggested that a new subforum be added for people who want to buy electronic parts / boards, etc. or are trying to sell electronics.  I'll quote what the user originally said:

Quote
I feel that there is a vibe going round about people wanting some new sub-categories in the forum and I thought that people could post them here...

I think that there should be a sales/wanted sub-category because of the amount of people who are making boards and other products which then get stuck in news/development/bar sport etc depending on what they are feeling like!

Some people have also commented on possible sub categories for other things...

;D

Mowcius
Logged

North Yorkshire, UK
Offline Offline
Faraday Member
**
Karma: 104
Posts: 5531
View Profile
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

Agreed!

 smiley-wink

Mowcius
Logged

Rural Arizona
Offline Offline
Edison Member
*
Karma: 7
Posts: 1711
Incorrigible tinkerer
View Profile
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

I'd like to see this,  too.

One could argue that it could be done in Bar Sport,  but my feeling is that it would be too much like an insurance salesman working a cocktail party.

Ran
Logged

Romania
Offline Offline
Newbie
*
Karma: 0
Posts: 9
Arduino rocks
View Profile
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

i do belive this is a great idee.
Logged

0
Offline Offline
Jr. Member
**
Karma: 0
Posts: 75
http://twitter.com/azrobbo
View Profile
WWW
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

I also think this is a great idea.

I'd also like to see a user-to-user "swap meet" type of forum - where you could buy/sell/trade sell modules and components with other users.  

Like many folks on this forum, I've built up quite a large inventory of components/modules.  Over the years I have accumulated duplicates and extras of many items, some are still brand new.

It would be great to have a place to share them with other hobbyists.  
Logged

Germany
Offline Offline
Newbie
*
Karma: 0
Posts: 5
Arduino rocks
View Profile
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

I think a buy/sell subforum would be great smiley-grin
Logged

Kortrijk, Belgium
Offline Offline
Full Member
***
Karma: 1
Posts: 151
Young geek
View Profile
WWW
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

Hmm, a subforum is not really handy to work with. I can make a system with PHP. I'm currently working on one, it's easy to edit it to Arduino stuff.
Logged

Sorry God members, I'm an atheist.

Sweden
Offline Offline
Jr. Member
**
Karma: 0
Posts: 74
Arduino rocks
View Profile
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

I am active on several diffrent forums with sell/buy subforums.
Some forums doesn't allow answers and some allows threads several pages long. But all needs moderators. Not easy to administer.
Maybe the best way is to copy a working swapmeet? Yes, I am looking at Ebay.
Or a multi webshop, where every seller donates a small sum to Arduino when they register their shop? Keeps autospammers away too.
Logged

NE Wisconsin
Offline Offline
Full Member
***
Karma: 0
Posts: 195
Arduino is the Better Stamp!
View Profile
WWW
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

If you want a really great layout, Check out the general section of the forums here http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com/forums/index.php. They have a section under the General tab called The DIY Store. Then they have sub-section such as Buy/Sell/Trade, Member Approved Vendors, etc. where members can post items for sale or wanted, post links to reputable vendors, link to references, etc.

Just my two cents, but it is an Awesome forum to get great ideas from.  smiley-wink
Logged

Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to: