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New classified sites(6 posts)

New classified sitesgirodebirdman
Aug 16, 2001 8:08 AM
Anyone know where the best road site for swapping parts is located after this one is gone (they will be charging $3 per pop in a few days, the system is totally worthless, if you have seen it over at mtbr (no "wanted to buy ads even!). I think we all agree
that this classified site will be history after beginning to charge, especially for the smaller items. You can post
a bike anywhere, but where-else can you post a "wanted" ad for a seapost clamp and have 5 responses in two hours? Since there are maybe 1/10 of roadies swapping parts as there were at, we all need to stick together and go to the same new site, otherwise we won't ever see any parts for sale! Please email me with new site suggestions that sell bikes as well as parts, similiar to this (soon to be history) format. Or just post them here for everyone to see. The way things are going, I wouldn't be surprised to see this post get deleted soon.

Check out Coppi
Aug 16, 2001 8:29 AM
They have both a "For Sale" and "Wanted to Buy" section. Its free, but its really intended for swapping Campy equipment.

Personally, I so not see the problem with a $3.00 charge to list things for sale. You local newspaper classifieds charge, and so does E-Bay. $3.00 is nominal to pay for the exposure you'll get trying to sell something.

Check out
Aug 16, 2001 8:40 AM
Yeah, but the $3 for every posting (not just bikes) is way too steep. Plus, the system they are implementing is fatally flawed: you have to pay a middleman via credit card, there is no buyer/seller interface, you cannot post "wanted to buy" ads. I am doubtful to pay $3 to get my bike exposed when there is little exposure after everyone has moved on when the fee is implemented. A small yearly membership fee would be better. What is sad is that they are implementing this over complaints, not that charging for listings is bad, but that our "swap meet" atmosphere will dissapear. I built my bike her, part by part, I would like to do the same in the future.
I can agree with the charging method being bad, but...Cima Coppi
Aug 16, 2001 8:50 AM
You will still get exposure from other users on the site. The marketplace may deminish, but we will still seek out the reviews, post messages on the forums, and look at what's in the photo gallery. The site will not die off because of charging for classifieds.

I would not be opposed to a yearly membership fee either.

Check out
Aug 16, 2001 9:26 AM
Is not cool for the fee. I sell a lot of computer hardware on website forums and the forums are all FREE. People there can sell, trade, and buy parts. Also, you can "bump" up your Ad if the newer Ads push yours down. Like any other message boards, people can call deals or ask questions or make comments about your Ad.
re: New classified sitesPogliaghi
Aug 16, 2001 5:02 PM
Well this site is a business, and they have to make some profit. I don't have a problem with the $3 charge.

Anyway, for a free and active site, you can always try newsgroup rec.bicycles.marketplace

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