buy/sell/trade

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by linkycat, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. linkycat
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    linkycat Member

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    I'm suprised to see there is no buy/sell/trade section on the forums! Seems to me gamers are the worst about always buying the next upgrade, and having a lot of good old equipment just sitting around... having a b/s/t forum would benefit new buyers as well as old pros looking to unload some classics...

    just my opinion, i could be wrong.
     
  2. phuzzz

    phuzzz Hooha!

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    Unfortunately, yes, you are wrong. We already discussed it, we decided not to do it.
     
  3. speechless

    speechless Friend Of GBATemp

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    The problem comes when either seller or buyer feel they got screwed by one another. Who mediates these problems? How do you know you can trust your seller/buyer, feedback vs flames...etc

    .:Edit:. If your not selling pirated items (or pirate copiers,ie your gba/nds flashcarts) you can always reach far more people using the old stand-by eBAY.
     
  4. Dirtie

    Dirtie :'D

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    You could take a 'buyer's own risk' type approach. I think the main reason it isn't allowed here is just because of the legal trouble the site could get into.
     
  5. Lily

    Lily One Scary Lady

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    If you are looking for a community of gamers who buy/sell/trade, check out something like GameTZ. I very highly recommend it.

    GBAtemp will never put the resources into it's own mediation of buy/sell/trade functions, no-one here wants to undertake that sort of a responsibility, and there are plenty of other places that do it, and do it well.
     
  6. linkycat
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    linkycat Member

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    I think all of those sound like justified and well-thought answers! Oh ebay, my ebay... how I loathe thee but here I come again!