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New marketplace...again(14 posts)

New marketplace...againspookyload
Nov 20, 2001 4:52 PM
I am trying to buy a Corima seatpost from the marketplace. I have found three, and can't buy them. First of all, none of the adds reflect the "buy" button to buy it from the seller. I fault Next Tag with that. Secondly, sellers won't delist an item after it is sold, and don't respond to emails concerning the status of the product. There again, it should be removed by Next Tag if the system was working right. Why pay $3.00 for a service that isn't working? The old market was a thriving market place. This one is dead. Too bad, I used to be very active in the old Marketplace.
Yes, it sucks now. (NM)High Gear
Nov 20, 2001 5:30 PM
Yes, it sucks now. (NM)weiwentg
Nov 20, 2001 5:45 PM
NOW we don't have to pay $3 for a listing, though. we just need to pay them when we actually sell something. HOWEVER, despite emails, Nextag hasn't told me what their fees are ... seems to be some confusion over this issue. sigh.
re: New marketplace...againClimber
Nov 20, 2001 5:50 PM
I fully agree with you spooky. Although the new format looks nicer it just isn't of the same value to the user as the old format. Seems that better than 75% of the items displayed are already sold. That, in itself, prevents me from even bothering to try anymore. Don't fix it if it ain't broke!!!
totally agree.dupe
Nov 20, 2001 8:11 PM
the original market place was the reason i came to this site. i would spend 90% of my time there. now i dont even bother as its a waste of time and rarely is there anything posted of any interest.

from a site perspective i would estimate that they have lost 50% of its traffic. yes , it was slow and yes, it had left some people ripped off but the changes made to the marketplace have only resolved these issues by driving people away from trading on it.

and im still old fashioned enough that my girlfriend doesn't even know that i have a credit card yet to use the market place i have to surrender all my details. safe or unsafe id rather take my chances using my savvy to estimate who the person i am dealing with is and whether they are genuine and to be trusted.

where to go now???

ciao, ben
All we need is a concensusB2
Nov 20, 2001 10:35 PM
There are several used marketplace sites out there that have reasonable formats. The only problem is the lack of participation. How do we get everyone on the same page and come up with a concensus regarding which ONE to use? Ideas?
rec.bicycles.marketplaceDream plus
Nov 21, 2001 5:47 AM
Usenet group works best. Updated immediately. The review marketplaces are broken pure and simple. They just tease you. The daily market is pathetic. Today's has NO listings. A far cry from the old marketplace.
Nov 21, 2001 9:56 AM
guys, I just found out that there are NO FEES FOR SELLING! YAY!!
see below:

If you are on one of the Consumer Review classifieds sites, then there is no transaction fee either.

Nextag Support

-----Original Message-----
From: Weiwen Ng []
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 12:25 PM
Subject: RE: fees for selling

thank you. however, the charges for actually SELLING an item are not stated.
how much does nextag charge if I manage to sell something?

>From: Customer Support
>To: 'Ng Weiwen'
>Subject: RE: fees for selling
>Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 09:38:11 -0800
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>Hi Weiwen,
>The change was made last night, so all of the text changes may not have
>completed. The listing is "free".
>Nextag Support
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Ng Weiwen []
>Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 6:56 AM
>Subject: fees for selling
>On one hand I am told that it costs $3 to list an item, and when I check
>your help page, I find that it is free. What gives?

so ... we get what we pay for. they need to do a delisting thing. AND they need to state the fees clearly. and I just signed up yesterday ... and why the hell do they need a credit card???!??!
New changes coming to the Marketplace very soon...gregg
Nov 21, 2001 10:52 AM
...we have been working to improve the Classifieds and we will be having some big changes to the whole system in the coming week or so. Canadians and other non-US users will be able to post as well as several other issues (including Credit Card concerns).

We know that things haven't beed ideal, but we ask that you bear with us a little longer, many changes coming soon.

Thank you,
That's good news!Rod
Nov 21, 2001 11:23 AM
Thanks, Greg! I haven't bought or sold anything in the Marketplace since the "big" change. Not complaining about the $3. Every time I clicked on an item and hit the back button, I got bounced completely off the site. So I've been looking for alternative sites to buy bike parts and equipment.


That's good news!weiwentg
Nov 21, 2001 4:07 PM
yes, that is good news, Greg. but could you then explain what you need my credit card no for? I assume it's for fraud protection.
funny coming from
Nov 21, 2001 6:18 PM
after you post ads on the hot deals board
funny coming from you....weiwentg
Nov 24, 2001 6:24 PM
I believe I stated that I would list the item in the marketplace if there was any interest. I wasn't quite in the mood to spend 3 bucks for nothing. perhaps you didn't see that ... ?
currently, credit card is req. because Nextag requires it and...gregg
Nov 26, 2001 9:21 AM
...does provide a certain amount of security. We are looking to eventual include PayPal options.