I’ve got a crazy idea. What if the people on the forums who are looking to sell often could request a forum for their own use to post their sales, current stock, on-going sales, etc.
I was wanting to post some on-going sales and I was torn as to which forum to post it in, group buys or items for sale. Items for sale rules say I have to have the items in stock, so I chose group buys. But it’s not really a group buy… so I just tried to best explain it in the post(s).
www.240sxforums.com has a good example, and I have my own forum for my business there along with other sponsors of the site. Guys like Varun, Iquabob, etc could all post there in a nice clean/tidy environment.
What would be even BETTER is if these individuals had the authority to keep thier threads clean by having mod rights to their own section of the site.
I think something like this could either work well, or not work at all, it could go both ways depending on how people treat it. If done right, it could attract outside buyers to the site to visit the “virtual shops” where say Varun has posted all of his wicked deals.
I would say anyone who wants to do this and has been a successful seller in the past should be able to give it a chance, if they cause issues, suck at selling or screw anyone over. They can immadiately be revoked of the priviledge.
I’m just trying to come up with ideas for the club to capitalize on the massive user base that is already here and all of the numbers that will likely come in after the new F&F
You could also enforce some sort of rule to give your members a greater benefit and say that all shops must offer X% discount, or some other sort of benefit to all PAID SON club members. This will keep the memberships rolling in too!!
I’m not sure why I can’t edit my own posts in this section, but here is a direct link to show the section of 240sxforums.com (that doesn’t really get used much, but it’s just an example that I know of) mentioned above.
Well when i was trying ot sell tires on the accord boards…they pm’ed me and said the only way someone can sell bulk ie not the odd item here and there, but like something your trying to sell alot of it costs 5 dollars per month and all that jazz. meh i guess it was an ok idea
ahhh Andrew I need to make a post in my own For Sale thread.
This is not going to work, how can we sell our products.
I’ve had stuff bashed for 3 years, you gotta live with it and depend on the mods to clean up the BS.
Well, there will obviously need to be some new rules written.
Maybe instead of being allowed to bump your thread after 7 days (or whatever the rule is) you can start a new one?
I don’t think that posts should be allowed and people should have to deal with the irresponsible posts going on in that forum just so people can bump there threads… There are other ways to get around that.
When I sell something I wouldn’t want to recieve a bunch of pm’s saying the same thing. Cause then instead of one “rude” comment in my for sale thread. I’ll get multiple rude pm’s cause nobody else will know that there comment had been said. And if there is multiple “rude” comments in a for sale thread it does mean people are interested enough to look at it.
There are about 10 new FS threads a day roughly, some are just bumped but alot are new. So older FS threads get moved down very quickly. If the threads are unable to get bump nothing will really be sold. The current set-up I think works good or err the old setup now.
Also if you have stuff you want to sell just give a quick blurb about it in you sig with a link to the page. When I was selling my fender I had a “Pass Side Fender For Sale - www.linktomyfenderthread.com/youbuyit.org.net”(not real link) I think the way it was was fine.
When there is a rude/stupid comment there is usually somebody who will poke fun of the person who made it. There may be somebody else who takes that to seriously but it’s all cool. This thread is a perfect example. http://www.son240sx.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15347 (real link) And it looks like it is leading to a succsessful sale.