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Would a :For Sale/trade work @ TS?

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What do you think?

Poll closed Mar 26, 2006.
  1. Yes! It's a very good idea...

    9.1%
  2. Could be a good idea...needs to be thought out

    36.4%
  3. Maybe, Really needs to be thought out

    9.1%
  4. No! Not a good idea at all...doomed to fail

    45.5%
  5. I need more info to decide

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
By SOcRatEs
Mar 16, 2006
  1. nork

    nork TS Maniac Posts: 631

    Can i respectfully suggest we do our own reports on our deals until we get larger and involve heatware, either that or involve heatware right off the bat.
    You see, the good quality people will WANT to be in heatware as it will be good for them, it will show they are good people. ONLY the bad ones will not want to be in heatware. Quite honestly, heatware or some form of reporting is and will be essential to a good buy\sell forum. I hope you trust me on this.
     
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,382

    I don't know if vBullitine supports selective post delete by OP, when an item sells or transaction is complete.
    As you may see My items are gone, but I wasn't able to delete the post. so I updated status.

    What is Trolling?

    Thanks
     
  3. nork

    nork TS Maniac Posts: 631

    Trolling is the act of thievery, stealing. I have a cpu for sale for $100, i send you my cpu and trust you will send the $100 but you dont. Attempts to contact you become worthless and i am out $100. It happens a LOT, its the only thing bad about for sale\trade sections. And that is why heatware.com or some form of "credit report" is not just important, its a total and complete necessity, i cant state it more unless i use caps or swear, lol.
    Some of the trolls out there have already seen our new section. They will hit first and fast if we arent prepared. Sounds alarming, it should.
    I happen to have a good record, over 150 good deals at heatware.com and over 150 at ars technicas report section. Consequently i basically would retain the right to have a person ship to me first then i send the money. And if heatware reports are accepted here i will be fine. So this may not be for me, all that i say. Heatware or some form of reporting will be for all the decent, honest traders from this forum and the many new who will join up.

    Someone suggested a person should have a min 100 posts before they are allowed to post or trade in the for sale section. I agree not 100% but i agree 1000%. I could say a whole lot more about this and other topics but i dont want anyone to think i am being pushy or whatever negative they might think. But i can back up all that i have said. Check out some of the other forums, search for troll and you will find out what i am saying is true.
    We DO have one issue, and that is trolls. We DO need to be prepared for them. Are we prepared? No we are not. But we can prepare and we need to.

    If you dont agree with what i say, please forgive.
    thanks
     
  4. nork

    nork TS Maniac Posts: 631

    Oh, and these trolls have a great sense of humor too. I can tell you many of the tricks they have played on people!
    I have even contacted trolls and talked them into sending the items back that they stole! One guy had stolen, if i recall correctly, around $500 to $1000 from a few people and i got him to return the stuff. That was over at anandtech's forum.
     
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