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Hak5 Trading Post?


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I've been thinking, wouldn't it be a good idea to create a Trading Post in the Hak5 forums? I mean, I'm sure there's lots of gadgets, wifi devices and computer components that many people do not have the need for(like old computer memory once you upgrade to a larger capacity). I've seen other forums do this with huge success. Of course there is the issue of con-artists, etc. but the way I've seen other forums take care of that is by making a sticky as a disclaimer noting that the sale is the sole responsibility of the persons involved, and not the forum hosting it.

In the state of this economy, a trading post would allow someone who otherwise wouldn't be able to get their hack on. If interested, sample guidelines could be found here: For Sale or Trade Forums Guidelines

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Traditionally we've held off from pushing sales as no one wants to be responsible in the event of it all going screwby. However we've never had a problem with people selling things on the forum. I'll talk to Darren unless he posts on this thread.

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Sounds pretty good. I'd rather get stuff off people on this forum than ebay..

Ebay is not that bad dude, but you do make a good point, especially when stuffs you buy come from China and doesn't last you for a week.

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To make it safer both parties should use paypal so in the event of a scam at least theirs a good chance the buyer/seller will get the money back.

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yeah, when i dealt on the other forms I always made sure I used paypal. There are other things that you can do to make it easier to thwart con-artists. If you take pictures of your item for sale, write on a piece of paper your username and the date of the shot, and include it in the picture. If it is something big, I wouldn't go for the deal unless I could send half up front, and half once the package arrives. and of course, never buy from someone if they cannot provide you pictures!

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I think the idea of a trading post is a great idea. I also like the photo idea to prove you have what you are selling.

If you take pictures of your item for sale, write on a piece of paper your username and the date of the shot, and include it in the picture.
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Not a bad idea, digital point does this on their forums, as well as 110mb...

110mb never did all that well but digital point did, they had a plugin so that people could rate weather or not someone was a reliable buyer/seller.

I wouldn't mind doing this even more so if we were allowed to sell things like mod chips (seeing as ebay wont let you)

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Well i hope this goes through as i have a few things i have been trying to sell forever on craigs list lol and they would be more geared towards the Hak.5 crowed too.

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Just an FYI, this idea is go, I will setup a suitable area in the next day or so.

Good to here! Thanks for the update.

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