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Offline Shadow_Zero

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Trade section?
« on: March 22, 2013, 08:43:07 pm »
Is a trade (and perhaps buy/sale) section not a nice addition to this forum?
If I look at my own situation, there's some stuff I want to get rid off, but also some stuff I'm still scooping around for  ;)
(kinda like Bordersdown for example: http://www.bordersdown.net/forums/6-Trading )

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Re: Trade section?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2013, 11:18:26 am »
This is Lawrence's board, so he's free to establish such a subforum (or not) as he sees fit.

With that said, it's currently my impression that we won't be doing that sort of thing here on GamesX. There are a lot of legal considerations related to sale and trade boards, even without the complications of international shipping and the issues of development kit ownership.

However, if you want to post (in the appropriate forum) about an item you have that's available, as moderator I generally won't have any sort of objection. I'd like to ask that if you do engage in that sort of exchange, be civil and communicate by PM as needed.

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Re: Trade section?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2013, 08:59:48 pm »
I understand what you say completely. Though my thought would also be that the GamesX forum is a very small and VERY specific community with noble and well behavioured visitors which would make moderation pretty much unneeded   ;)

I would think it should be as non-commercial as possible and mainly serves a purpose for the hobby community (like, "Who's interested in my SNES spare parts" or "Can anyone help me with a RGB moddable N64?", stuff like that)

In any case, concerning your last line, what would be the appropriate forum now?

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Re: Trade section?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2013, 09:41:35 pm »
That depends on the item you want to trade, doesn't it? If you have 68000 gear to trade, use the 68000 forum. If you have an upscaler or a PAL/NTSC convertor, put it in the RGB/Video section. A Jamma board or connector would go in the Aracde section. And so on.

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Re: Trade section?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 08:11:48 am »
I'm not averse to setting up a BST forum, nor do I really think it'll cause a lot of trouble.  I worry, however, that it'll be under-utilized.  This forum gets a small amount of awesome traffic, I don't know that there's enough to sustain a dedicated BST forum...

Thoughts?

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Re: Trade section?
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 05:27:02 am »
I'm not averse to setting up a BST forum, nor do I really think it'll cause a lot of trouble.  I worry, however, that it'll be under-utilized.  This forum gets a small amount of awesome traffic, I don't know that there's enough to sustain a dedicated BST forum...

Thoughts?
Maybe you're just right, but when people comes here it's usually because they have console hardware related problems. Therefore a BST could help a lot when looking for parts.

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Re: Trade section?
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2013, 04:42:39 pm »
Perhaps try it as a test for a certain period and see how it goes?
I would still like to see such a section on the boards  :)

(saw I wasn't the first one with this question heh: http://nfggames.com/forum2/index.php?topic=3806.0 )

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Re: Trade section?
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2015, 06:43:17 am »
No update in this department?  :)

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Re: Trade section?
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2016, 05:35:04 pm »
Just giving it another shot   ;)

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Re: Trade section?
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2016, 05:42:21 pm »
Done.  Make it worth the 45 seconds it took me to set it up.  ;)

http://nfggames.com/forum2/index.php?board=28.0

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Re: Trade section?
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2016, 11:06:55 am »
That's a cool addition to the forums, thanks Lawrence! :)
I'll definitely set up a trading thread, that's for sure.

But Shadow-Zero, after years of lobbying, I thought you would be the first one to establish a BST thread, haha. ;D