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I know this may seem like something that is not feasible right now or may be too over-whelming, but I figure it may not be a bad idea to have an area where we can have a bazaar of sorts. We can discuss items that can be had at a bargain online or elsewhere, people can sell, trade, buy goods from other members. 

 

It’s done on many forums and there is always risks, but I’m sure we can find add others to moderate  it and I’m sure we can put some safety measures in place to minimize the amount of fraud or potential to scams.

 

Just an idea, since I know we have a lot of techie’s on here and there are always deals to be had and others with tech to sell.

 

Thoughts?

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I know this may seem like something that is not feasible right now or may be too over-whelming, but I figure it may not be a bad idea to have an area where we can have a bazaar of sorts. We can discuss items that can be had at a bargain online or elsewhere, people can sell, trade, buy goods from other members. 

 

It’s done on many forums and there is always risks, but I’m sure we can find add others to moderate  it and I’m sure we can put some safety measures in place to minimize the amount of fraud or potential to scams.

 

Just an idea, since I know we have a lot of techie’s on here and there are always deals to be had and others with tech to sell.

 

Thoughts?

I'm not sure if this can be done being a non-profit. Someone can correct me if I am wrong.

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I'm not sure if this can be done being a non-profit. Someone can correct me if I am wrong.

 

I believe that would only be if they were selling wares themselves.  This would be a peer-to-peer type marketplace.

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Just my opinion, but I think it's better without.  As much as I'd love to have a place where I can buy & sell more personally than craigslist and ebay, it just doesn't seem to fit in with this site.  I'd prefer the only exchange of money be donations, and the only draw for new members be the content (as opposed to people that would inevitably join just to buy/sell). 

 

It's also a lot of work to effectively set up and moderate a B&S forum, especially if you get into a feedback or rating system, etc, etc. 

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We could limit it to sponsors or premier sponsors.  I only bring it up because of the amount of discussion that has been going on with sim cards available for the N5 and there are a few members who seem to turn over on tech quite often. 

Besides, if you're not a frequent visitor to the site, things can get lost and overwhelming in the GT threads.  Besides who wouldn't like to know about great deals like a 39" 4k UHD tv for $500 or less on tigerdirect.com or the awesome spoofee.com

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What if we only allowed links to external sites for things that members are selling elsewhere? Considering the nature of this forum, Swappa would be a good example of this.. nothing about the transaction is done through S4GRU, just a 'heads up' that something is available elsewhere. I believe XDA shut down their marketplace threads and formed a formal partnership with Swappa.

 

Just a thought. I can certainly understand how this could be a road that S4GRU would not want to go down.

 

-Mike

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