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Buy, sell and trade WWII books?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ColHessler, Sep 10, 2017.

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Would you like to see a marketplace for buying, selling and trading WWII Books?

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  2. no

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  1. ColHessler

    ColHessler Member

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    I've got a few books from my collection I'm trying to sell on Amazon. (Not the things I've written and published, though the more of those I sell the better.) Would it be OK for me to put a link here for you guys to see what I'm selling from my collection?

    I talked to Otto about a marketplace for us and it seemed to him to be a good idea. Would we be all right with doing that also?
     
  2. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    First of all ColHessler, please feel free to list your books here. You are well known in this community, and you took the care to check with the site first.

    We've had several discussions among the admins about a marketplace. We all like the idea of having one, but the obvious concern is the verification of sellers/traders and the verification of the items being sold. This is a challenge to an entity like eBay, so it's an impossible problem for us.

    I do trust long term members, but I'd hate to be a place when someone got duped or swindled. Worse still, I'd hate to have to try and mediate a dispute between members.

    I voted yes on the Marketplace/Trading Post, but we do have some expectations to set before creating one.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    You could also set up a Librarything list and talk about the books here.
     
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  5. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I think that's it Opana.

    Members can list their items on eBay/Amazon/etc and post links here. That way their items still get exposure here, and the verification is left to the third party site. Seems like a sensible method.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Yeah, we do the information, the transactions are handled by those with the hardware/software to get r done.
     
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    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    @ColHessler
    Go ahead and create a thread about your book sales, with all the keywords you like in the content. I'll be creating a trading post sub-forum and will move your thread in there.
     
  8. ColHessler

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    Will Do.
     

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