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
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Sounds like a super idea.
Jan 13, 2018
TiffanyPoodleslide
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Dec 25, 2017
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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.
Dec 25, 2017
tches354
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May 15, 2017
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I like the idea of person to person trade, I agree with Bobraz on possible legal ramification for Massdrop..
May 15, 2017
palozon
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May 14, 2017
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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.
May 14, 2017
TiffanyPoodleslide
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Jan 16, 2018
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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.
Jan 16, 2018
Chowderhead72
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Apr 24, 2017
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Genius! I'm all the way in.. Brilliant!
Apr 24, 2017
scootdawg109
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Mar 13, 2017
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I'm in!
Mar 13, 2017
Jdp13
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Feb 10, 2017
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So can we do this or what?
Feb 10, 2017
Jdp13
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Jan 22, 2017
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It would be much more fun to buy.,sell and trade with people who appreciate the stuff we love.
Jan 22, 2017
Bobraz
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Jan 25, 2017
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E.x.a.c.t.l.y why I proposed this hub! I'm sure the kinks about scammers can be worked out!
Jan 25, 2017
vistar
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Jan 19, 2017
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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!)
Jan 19, 2017
beaconterraone
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Jan 18, 2017
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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.
Jan 18, 2017
lostinbrave
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Jan 19, 2017
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Some people regard the earth as being flat, that doesn't make them any less wrong.
Jan 19, 2017
beaconterraone
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Jan 19, 2017
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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."
Jan 19, 2017
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