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Postby fob163 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:27 pm

is there a classifieds section on here orr....?
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Re: classifieds?

Postby uklee » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:45 pm

Yep - go to the board index , look under the main scirocco forums and you'll find Buy/Sell/Swap and Group Buys

There's a minimum post count before you can see/advertise there though -i dont know exactly how many posts you need , but its not many.
If you cant see it already then you wont be far off

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Postby Kev » Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:00 pm

You already have enough to see it.
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Re: classifieds?

Postby B32 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:13 pm

I was wondering the same thing as I'm on the look out for a Scirocco and thought I'd check the forum out.
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Re: classifieds?

Postby Rusty1111 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:46 pm

I was looking to see if there was a classifieds topic as well.. any ideas how many posts it is?
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Postby Kev » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:46 pm

Not many.
We don't advertise how many to stop peple just randomly spamming their way up to it.
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Postby SciroccoGTT » Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:04 am

i cant wait untill i get to view it... was after some bits for my car too
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Re: classifieds?

Postby Kev » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:26 am

We're much more generous than a lot of forums that make you pay or you need to be a member for several months and have hundreds of posts to see it.

It's just protection for the sellers.
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Postby SciroccoGTT » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:28 am

I completely agree and think its the best way forward, anything that can protect the sellers should be applied.. it was simillar to when i was on the audi tt forum the last thing you want is people to feel unsafe on a trusted forum
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Postby Addymk2 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:19 pm

Kev wrote:We're much more generous than a lot of forums that make you pay or you need to be a member for several months and have hundreds of posts to see it.

It's just protection for the sellers.

I've been pondering this, as it's one of the quietest forums I'm on.

Could you not just enforce the rule that all payments not in person must be done via PayPal goods and services? So if they get screwed they have relatively bullet proof cover?

The classies are pretty much secret, which to be frank is putting off potential contributors.

I'm a paid member on the Clio Sport owners club, UKSO and various others so it's not like I'm a newbie to this, I've just got/had too many cars! Haha
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Re: classifieds?

Postby Kev » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:21 am

You need a tiny tiny number of posts to get to the classifieds. The transactions between buyers and sellers are not done through us at all, it's entirely at their own risk and discretion.
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Re: classifieds?

Postby Phil » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:51 am

The process has worked for years - don't see a reason to change it
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Postby Addymk2 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:27 pm

Phil wrote:The process has worked for years - don't see a reason to change it

It was just a thought, the place is hardly a hive of activity it could have pulled in more new users/contributors.
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Re: classifieds?

Postby Kev » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:32 pm

These days people are more likely to use ebay and pistonheads but we thought it was useful to have for anything else. I don't think we ever imagined it would be a thriving buy/sell area for most members. If we gave people access from the very start, any spambots that got through would have a field day farming email addresses. The tiny post count required just means the people selling have some peace of mind that the person has made some meaningful posts and therefore more likely to be 'real'.
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Re: classifieds?

Postby Addymk2 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:24 pm

Fair enough, I've generally picked my cars up from owners clubs as they tend to be better cared for and to be honest I wouldn't have posted until it was on the drive, so even if a car was for sale I'd have been forced elsewhere

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Re: classifieds?

Postby Kev » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:56 pm

Just looking through the ads, it tends to be bits of cars rather than the whole thing. I can only see 3 ads in the first 2 pages. I think people have far more success on pistonheads and autotrader for that. Your market is so much bigger.
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Re: classifieds?

Postby Addymk2 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:35 am

Fair one, I've just had a mooch through the Golf forums and there's a lot more on offer there

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