, I know from past experience
that the support will look seriously at opening up cat's for the serious seller.
I have had several opened up by them for classic mauals, and electronics, etc..
If those reading this thread would take a look at the site, it may just work out
for the list.
Marvin Johnston wrote:
I think this is a great idea, but I'm not sure we
need to re-invent the
wheel here. There are existing auction sites that will do what needs to
be done. SYI, for example, has been mentioned here in the past (and I am
taking a look at them again getting ready to list some stuff.) And if we
approach such a site as a group of interested people, they are more
likely to incorporate things we would like to see.
From my perspective, there are two issues. 1)
wanting to get the most
money out of something, and 2) wanting to get it to a
they are not necessarily exclusive :). There is probably not much doubt
that ebay is the place that will usually bring in the most money. But
the pricing (and philosophy) there does drive some collectors away.
Things I would like to see in a ClassicCmp auction site:
links/descriptions of equipment that could be incorporated in listings
a mechanism to allow trades of equipment
a way of qualifying buyers and sellers before they list/bid/trade.
And the list could go on, but this is a start.
Jeffrey Sharp wrote:
> Forgive me if this has already been discussed today; I don't have time at
> the moment to scan the entire thread.
> With this latest round of discussion about eBay, the thought crossed my mind
> that maybe we need our own WWW auction site. It would only contain classic
> computers and related items, and it could be designed in such a way that
> would please a large number of list members and colleagues, including those
> who avoid eBay. Could I hear some opinions on this, please?
> My WWW-related programming skills -- not my traditional forte -- have
> seriously improved since the last time we discussed ideas for the CC site.
> In fact, I've been doing it for money at my workplace for the last few
> weeks. For several months now, I've been increasingly interested in
> implementing some of the ideas I've had for ClassicCmp improvements, and if
> people think it is a good idea, an auction subsite would make for a very
> interesting project. Don't worry; there are no weblogs up my sleeve. :-)
> Jeffrey Sharp