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Should we add a Buy/Sell/Trade forum?

 
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Would you like to see a Buy/Sell/Trade forum?
Yes - I'd use it
73%
 73%  [ 11 ]
Add it, but I probably would not use it.
20%
 20%  [ 3 ]
No - I don't think we need it.
6%
 6%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 15

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towlebooth
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 4:08 pm    Post subject: Should we add a Buy/Sell/Trade forum? Reply with quote

What do you think?
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted yes. I proposed something like this, as a fund-raiser, months ago. If I sell something through here, I want to donate a portion of the 'loot' towards the cost of running this forum.

eBay gets a cut, newspaper ads aren't cheap. It'd have to be voluntary, I suppose, but I'm all for it. Is it too much trouble to make it a hidden thread, for those who might not want it?

If approved, this comes at a perfect time, I'm having a couple garage sales this month, and have too much stuff for them.
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Kitch
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm...since i'm selling a bunch for gps at the given time...

you'd think I'd say YES...but I voted no.

reason...I think your better off selling gps and software sales on the national threads. Unless you want to just give a MINNESOTA cacher a deal.
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SirPoonga
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kitch wrote:
reason...I think your better off selling gps and software sales on the national threads. Unless you want to just give a MINNESOTA cacher a deal.


You would be if it was for trading too. No shipping, probably could just pick whatever up. That saves a bunch of money.

Granted it probably wouldn't be used that much, but I'd come here first to sell a gps before I hit ebay.
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Kitch
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OOPS..I wanna change my vote...I just remembered something. Embarassed

I might be in the need of some help from an Electrician.... Exclamation

I'm selling my house and got to get a few of the wiring issues up to code. Such as GFI outlet in the Kitchen. Grounded outlets to be really grounded.

But my tricky one is I gotta do a GFI outlet in the bathroom.

Simple wiring on most of the things but scares the crap outta me when I gotta put in a hole in my wall for a new outlet.

I guess I could be a prink and have no outlets at all in the bathroom. (My current outlets are not grounded on a wall lamp).
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RJ
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted yes, yes, YES!

Would there be a constraint on what can be sold? Only items relating to geocaching or just anything?
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SirPoonga
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

R.J. wrote:

Would there be a constraint on what can be sold? Only items relating to geocaching or just anything?


Yeah, good point. I'd limit it to caching stuff. We tend to limit to arcade stuff on BYOAC.com (where I mod and hence the avatar)..

Like I said, it wouldn;t get used much but I am sure it would get used.
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well what relates to geocaching?

pencils ? backpacks ? cookie tins ? AA batteries ? hiking boots ? computers ? mctoys ?
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15Tango
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted yes, and I think we're a small enough group that it wouldn't get out of hand if it wasn't limited to just geocaching related items--someone into homebrew would sell b/s/t stuff on a homebrew forum, and not here; someone into a home arcade would b/s/t stuff on a home arcade forum, and not here; etc. If it does get out of hand, then TPTB can then limit it to just geocaching stuff.
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Centris
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes...... because I did get a nice used backpack for my boyscout right here and am currently looking for a used GPS unit for him before camping season starts.
(or find a GPS unit for ME and let him have mine...... Wink)
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gosh, i still have my black one. Very Happy Shocked Twisted Evil
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Centris
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

King Boreas wrote:
gosh, i still have my black one. Very Happy Shocked Twisted Evil

You die tomorrow...... Mad Good thing I am too busy today!
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SirPoonga
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

15Tango wrote:
I voted yes, and I think we're a small enough group that it wouldn't get out of hand if it wasn't limited to just geocaching related items--someone into homebrew would sell b/s/t stuff on a homebrew forum, and not here; someone into a home arcade would b/s/t stuff on a home arcade forum, and not here; etc. If it does get out of hand, then TPTB can then limit it to just geocaching stuff.


True that. You know what comes out of a b/s/t forum, that one guy on the forum that you can goto if you need something Smile Actually, I think I found a source of cheap copper plating drop off here in WI. Now just find a cheap source of plastic and magnets and I could make external antennas!
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loneeagle_24
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Centris wrote:
currently looking for a used GPS unit for him before camping season starts.
(or find a GPS unit for ME and let him have mine...... Wink)



I have my "old" GPS Centris. I bought my new one with part of my lotto winnings. I now have my Magellan "Sporttrak Map" (this is the old one.) & my new one is a Garmin "GPSmap 60CS".

I thought I had a buyer locally for my old one, but he ran into some financial problems so he was unable to buy it.
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towlebooth
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got around to it!

http://www.mngca.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=21
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