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#38647
"Trading Post" Forum 4 Years, 5 Months ago  
Is there enough traffic/interest to set up a forum specifically for DF resale and trades?

Every once in a while, someone posts that they are selling their sets, or they are looking for specific pieces, or they want to trade, or they've got an auction on e-bay. The Trading Post would be the place to put those announcements.

The first (sticky) post would have to be a very solid disclaimer that frees DF from responsibility for/in any transaction.

Is this worth doing?
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#38648
Re:"Trading Post" Forum 4 Years, 5 Months ago  
Could be.

What if people post sets for sale that are currently in stock at the DF store?
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#38649
Re:"Trading Post" Forum 4 Years, 5 Months ago  
The disclaimer could also include rules about trying to sell items currently for sale (in stock or not), as well as competing products, and products that have nothing to do with gaming.

Which might be more work than it's worth.
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#38656
Re:"Trading Post" Forum 4 Years, 5 Months ago  
I like this idea. Maybe it could be used for trade only so that no potential money is coming out of df's pockets. Or just allow minis and books to be sold on there.
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#38658
Re:"Trading Post" Forum 4 Years, 5 Months ago  
How about DF mods and other custom work that's for sale?

One of the big guns (don't remember which) has said they don't mind people selling "enhanced" DF pieces on e-Bay. Would that extend to a Trading Post Forum here?
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#40240
Re:"Trading Post" Forum 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
I think this is a great idea, as long as Geoff and Stefan are o.k. with it.

After all, second hand DF is relatively rare and so doesn't really go for much less (in fact often much more) than what DF sells it for as so much of it is sold out at any given time.

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#40248
Re:"Trading Post" Forum 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
Great idea !

But only if people sell their sets that DF doesn't do or aren't doing for a simple reason :
-> it are bow ties sets not for sale anymore & you collect bow ties or are a true "bow tie fan"
-> it are limited sets not for sale anymore
-> it are limited bonus pieces not for sale anymore (boat, colored hall, secret passage, nest)

If DF is selling new sets you wanna sell too, just goto to specialized websites everybody knows by heart.


we cannot be more fair than that isn't it ?
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#40252
Re:"Trading Post" Forum 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
What about individual pieces (not available as such in the Individual Pieces section) and/or incomplete sets?

Really, the rules would be up to Jeff and Stefan. I just think there's been enough traffic on the site to put it in its own folder.
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#40253
Re:"Trading Post" Forum 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
I think a section for sales would be a GREAT idea. I think there could be one big problem, though: if there are any restrictions at all, that means somebody has to police it and promptly delete offending posts. While the forums have a moderator, I don't know if anyone affiliated with DF has the time to dedicate to something like that.

I mean, it makes sense in my mind to say that people can do anything other than sell currently in-stock sets. Maybe even take it 1 step further and say no full sets that are currently "in production" even if out of stock. But since the main reason DF doesn't sell individual pieces anymore is because they can't afford to warehouse a large # and it is difficult to anticipate the market for them, I don't see the harm in people putting up pieces they don't want/need and seeing what happens. If anything, it could increase sales for DF. Someone like me, who doesn't use passage elements, could buy more sets knowing that I could unload the elements I don't want - other people, who maybe feel reluctant to buy a set because they don't have an extra piece that is no longer available or only comes with certain sets would feel more comfortable taking the plunge, knowing they could fill in the resulting gap, etc.
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#40261
Re:"Trading Post" Forum 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
...or perhaps just the opposite might happen: instead of buying the whole set, since I don't really want the straight passage pieces, I'll just wait for someone to post the other parts of the ABS set and buy those from him, saving myself money but denying DF the sale....
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#40265
Re:"Trading Post" Forum 3 Years, 10 Months ago  
What about individual pieces (not available as such in the Individual Pieces section) and/or incomplete sets?

100% agreed
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