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    TUTORIAL: How to post in Gear Swap so it sells

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Discussion in 'Gear Swap' started by Richard, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    50 post-count or 6 months membership required -- or -- Just $5.50 to Jump the Queue*.


    The public and members may view and read this forum just the same as any other.

    However, to place an offer by creating a new thread requires a minimum 50 post-count by existing registered members - or - six months membership.

    For those who's post-count is already greater than 50 or have been registered for longer than 6 months, access to this Gear Swap forum is automatic.


    Why 50 posts?
    Trading between members is best when there is a bit of trust and history. If you have contributed at least 50 posts then everyone has had a chance to get to know you a little better. This 50 post hurdle also does a great job of keeping the spammers and scammers away.

    Why 6 months?
    Some people don't post very often and we have members that have been here for 3 or 4 years who still aren't up to 50 posts! Access to Gear Swap is automatic after 180 days of membership.

    Still no access?
    If you meet the requirements yet still have no access then Start a Private Message with Richard or IanD and we will sort access for you.

    *But I just want to sell something ... then 'Jump the Queue'
    OK so you are new here and you just want to sell an item. You have no forum history so no trust within the community has been established. However, because spammers and scammers never pay, you can "buy" that trust for just $5.50** with a Forum Upgrade to jump the queue - details and purchase can be found here:

    Image Uploads
    Image uploads are available to all registered members and this includes the Gear Swap forum.

    **Once-only payment, no recurring fees.
     
    #1 Richard, Mar 6, 2013
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  2. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Suggestion:

    Remind people less familiar with the forums that a good way to contact sellers with personal information is to use Personal Messages.
    • Click on their name at the left of their post
    • Click on Start a Private Message
    • Write your note, including a subject, and submit it.
     
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  3. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    This is a great idea Richard. Got lots of high quality, but out of date, gear laying around. A real recycling opportunity. Plus opens up skiing to some who cannot afford the new stuff. [​IMG]
     
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  4. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah I think it's going to be a great resource. Cheap gear for people starting out and it also facilitates upgrade-itis for people who want/need/must have the latest stuff knowing they can get a few bucks for their used gear.

    I will put a bunch of stuff up when I get back from Europe. Stuff that I would have just let rot but if I can get $20 or $50 or whatever and it helps someone out then it's a win.
     
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  5. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm only going to put a price to stop the public picking it up for free and reselling elsewhere. So yeah $20 - $50 will be where I'm at too.
     
  6. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    i so want to put the first post in here but a WTB when I'm flat broke won't go far [​IMG]

    glad to see it up
     
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  7. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    looks good ian / richard, ill get some stuff up soon
     
  8. TylerDurden

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    First dibs on those matching 1980's headbands


    Tyler
     
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  9. Pome_Sam

    Pome_Sam Hard Yards

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    that sucks! $5.5 to post my add!?
    You should pay me cos the jacket im offering is a super rare bargain...
     
  10. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    it doesn't suck. It is a small bar to deter spammers and scammers.

    the gear swap & sell is intended for use primarily within the community here. the $5.5 let's you participate even if you are not.
     
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  11. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've sold 2 pairs of my old skis already this year through this forum - $5.5 would have been covered many times over.
     
  12. Pome_Sam

    Pome_Sam Hard Yards

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    Thanks CarveMan Its fine for full members as you don't have to pay $5.5....
    Im already paying to advertise on ebay where they are most likely to sell, why would I want to pay to put on a forum.
    Disappointing!
     
  13. Ian D

    Ian D Pool Room Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Actually you have passed the 6 month requirement anyway so it doesn't apply. Thanks for raising this as it flagged you hadn't been promoted. I have manually promoted you and hopefully fixed it for others so that in 6 months of membership they automatically get promoted here.

    So you can now post for free. :cheers:
     
  14. Pome_Sam

    Pome_Sam Hard Yards

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    Thankyou!
     
  15. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    what a curious sense of the value that you bring to this equation you have
     
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  16. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not while it's sitting in your cupboard it ain't
     
  17. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Social Media Mod

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    And it would have even less value if you gave it to TOFF!
     
  18. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oakley, far too trashy for me.
     
  19. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Social Media Mod

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    Nothing is too trashy for you.
     
  20. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    There was this girl who used to post on this forum..........;)
     
  21. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    FWIW I've had much better luck selling old skis here than eBay.
     
  22. kyliedb

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    I couldn't agree more! I have been on other selling sites but it doesn't have the essence that this one does...good work
     
  23. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Social Media Mod

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    You still do.
     
  24. Tele Mal

    Tele Mal First Runs

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    Hi Richard I have been a member for number of years but it says I don't have privileges to post here. I haven't posted an ad for a while. Can you sort out my access?
    Cheers mal
     
  25. Tele Mal

    Tele Mal First Runs

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    I had to reset my password and maybe that's reset my membership date?
    Mal
     
  26. parkmonkey

    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pharmaceutical?
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  27. Ian D

    Ian D Pool Room Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Password reset has no effect on joining date.

    Your member number is with you for life, it cannot be changed. Yours is 65046 and falls between 65045 and 65047 who also registered on the same day as you - July 14 this year.

    So in this user setup you have been around for 2 weeks. Do you have an old username that you used previously?
     
  28. AndreaW

    AndreaW First Runs

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    Hi. I'm new. Can I post a WTB thread without having the minimum post count? I'm Looking for ski clothing for my daughter for our trip this year. Thanks x
     
  29. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    You can now for asking so nicely.
     
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  30. AndreaW

    AndreaW First Runs

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    Ha ha. Thanks
     
  31. sara777

    sara777 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've sold 3 pairs of skis on eBay: x2 good experience, x1 terrible experience. Not to mention the cost of advertising. Would put much more faith in selling on here, in a community I trust. In fact, have a new pair of skins I need to sell! :)
     
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    alisha. Hard Yards

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    found this site when searching online for second hand gear, signed up for an account only to realise to post a wanting to buy thread i have had to of made 50 comments etc.. thats a shame.

    looking for 90cm skis and roces ro tilt adjustable boots for my 4year old daughter :)
     
  33. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Type, lenght, width?

    (Can't believe I just asked a woman that, but anyway...)
     
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    puztin Hard Yards

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    50 comments? dayum. I wanted to see if anyone had any size 9 snowboard boots for sale
     
  35. Ian D

    Ian D Pool Room Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    You can read and look and buy with no posts. The ability to sell something here however requires 50 posts as per this thread.
     
  36. Tim Colquhoun

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    Hi ,I've recently joined & paid the $11 to join the for sale wanted forum on 1 week ago but don't seem to be able to make a post ,any ideas ?
     
  37. Tim Colquhoun

    Tim Colquhoun First Runs

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    Hi Richard ,I've recently joined & 1 week ago paid the $5.50 upgrade to join the for sale/wanted forum ,but have had no confirmation that money is relieved & don't seem to be able to make a posting !
    Any ideas ?
    Cheers TIM
     
  38. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Tim Colquhoun First Runs

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    Was that a Reply for me Richard ? I've paid the $5.5 upgrade last week mate
    Tim
     
  40. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Social Media Mod

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    Looks like it was to tag Richard to get his attention. He's prolly busy out looking for a winery to buy to compliment the forums business. Tagging him will cause the "forumbot" to release the messenger pigeon which will find him staggering around in some wine cellal and deliver your message.

    :)
     
  41. Tim Colquhoun

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    Haha gotcha ,thanks Mr Wombat !
     
  42. Ian D

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    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    There is a very large coop full of pigeons back at ski.com.au HQ, specially for this reason
     
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  44. Tim Colquhoun

    Tim Colquhoun First Runs

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    Cool thanks mate got it now ;-) got some Scarpa Frredom Sl's for sale will post now ,thanks for your help :)
     
  45. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    thanks guys,

    been busy doing some housekeeping on homepage and not in here,

    @Tim Colquhoun You should have received a confirmation email from PayPal direct - would be curious to know whether that did or did not arrive.

    thanks
     
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    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Social Media Mod

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    Get back to the vineyard. We want our winery.