Why not a sale/trade hub?
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I would not mind trading stuff with other enthusiasts via a hub for that... Not sure about the legal ramifications for Massdrop, but a person-to-person trade post/bulletin board would be awesome!
Any thoughts?
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Dakotab
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Jan 13, 2018
Sounds like a super idea.
If we had a proper PM capability, tied with a FS/Trade section, that would cover all of this, as folks could trade,(via Paypal), without it becoming a big site management debacle. I saw a hint that a PM section is in the works on another thread. If they offered that up alongside a FS/Trade section, it would be da bom. A disclaimer stating that personal sale/trade is entirely at the risk of the buyers, without personal sales being sponsored by, or the responsibility of Massdrop should cover legal ramifications. Taking a page from how Headfi operates this would be beneficial, serve Massdrop well, I should think.
Big Up Thumb to the idea, hope this pans out.
tches354
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May 15, 2017
I like the idea of person to person trade, I agree with Bobraz on possible legal ramification for Massdrop..
palozon
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May 14, 2017
I'm not sure I'm a fan of turning massdrop into craigslist. There would need to be much more work done on the concept before Massdrop should even consider this.
I like this website, and I'm ok with change. This is just a half-baked idea.
well. it would probably not be so very Craigslisty.
Go look at Headfi and how they have a very very strict policy about selling in the FS/Trade section. You don't get to list just everywhere on that board. You can MENTION that you have an item you wish to part with, but the actual listing is very segregated from the conversation threads.
I don't want Craigslist here either. I think there is a right way to do this.
Chowderhead72
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Apr 24, 2017
Genius! I'm all the way in.. Brilliant!
scootdawg109
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Mar 13, 2017
I'm in!
Jdp13
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Feb 10, 2017
So can we do this or what?
Jdp13
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Jan 22, 2017
It would be much more fun to buy.,sell and trade with people who appreciate the stuff we love.
Bobraz
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Jan 25, 2017
E.x.a.c.t.l.y why I proposed this hub! I'm sure the kinks about scammers can be worked out!
vistar
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Jan 19, 2017
I agree with sale AND trade. Especially when looking at cross-pollination, there is just too much dichotomy and mis-matches in value to be limited to trades. I may have a $300 set of headphones, but I don't want to trade it for a $300 keyboard. I want a $100 keyboard and $200 in cash. Or I want $300. Or I REALLY want that rotring pen set, but I don't have anything that nicely converts to $80. MONEY IS FUNGIBLE. Let's use it. (And re-integrate bitcoin support, please!)
beaconterraone
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Jan 18, 2017
100% in favor. And not just "trading," either, unless one can "trade" FRNs for items.
MD can create a niche BST site for our community, like etsy.
lostinbrave
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Jan 19, 2017
Some people regard the earth as being flat, that doesn't make them any less wrong.
beaconterraone
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Jan 19, 2017
Grow up. We're not discussing scientific facts, but cultural perceptions. Language evolves, and just because people equate trading with strictly barter doesn't make them "wrong."
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