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Blog entry by hunter71 posted 06-22-2012 12:00 PM 7480 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know I do, and I am sure others have excess stuff around our shop. Tools, materials, plans, ideas. Is there a way we could create a type of “swap” craigslist” trade” site so we could list and find these extras we all have?

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#1 posted 06-22-2012 12:11 PM

That sounds like a great idea hunter! I save all kinds of stuff because I know if I toss it out I’ll need it the next day. But if I knew someone needed some of the things I have and never use I would just let them have it or swap it.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 06-22-2012 12:44 PM

I’d love to see something like this on here.

-- Chris G. ; Los Angeles, CA

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#3 posted 06-22-2012 12:49 PM

there is a “woodworking trade and swap” forum when creating a new post.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#4 posted 06-22-2012 12:51 PM

That sounds good. However, it would be a nuisance if it would not be kept up to date. Somebody would have to keep it maintained. The owners would have to create it and maintain it. They’re maybe already overloaded. Anyways, the only way to find out is to ask them. Why not ask them?


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 06-22-2012 01:09 PM

Isn’t that what the “Trade & Swap” forum is for?

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#6 posted 06-22-2012 01:11 PM

Ditto on “Trade and Swap” forum

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#7 posted 06-22-2012 01:33 PM

Sounds very interesting to me

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 06-22-2012 01:38 PM

There already is a Trade and Swap Forum.

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#9 posted 06-22-2012 01:44 PM

OK, I will look for the trade and swap forum. I have never seen it and from the positive response of others, looks like they haven’t either. Glad we have one somewhere.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 06-22-2012 01:46 PM

This post reminded me of the trade and swap forum, so I went back and checked it out.

I’ve got to say, while its okay, it’s not all that.

The posts appear in the same order as all other posts on LJ, in order of most recent view. ON top of that many of them are old some with, many without, any indication the item was sold.

I think a CL type system would work better. Organized by “want”, “trade”, and by location. (There were several items I was interested in but they were located time-zones away from me).

Also I think a standardized method of listing the item (possibly through online form). Many of the items are listed as “TS for sale” and you have to open it to find out what make/modle/year the item is.

I would also like to see some form of deletion of the post upon sale, and even one that deletes it after say 1-year whether the seller says sold or not.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#11 posted 06-22-2012 03:57 PM

The problem is that sometimes people forget to say, “this item is no longer available” or whatever. In a forum it would all be linear and would get quite lengthy, it would be hard to search, etc., ect, ect. as the King of Siam would say. something like you’re saying would be useful if it were done in an organized way and in a manner that you could find things. a little web designing and programming in other words.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#12 posted 06-23-2012 12:03 AM

I think it would be good idea to have this set uo so that when it is sold or traded that the seller or buyer could remove the ad or limit the length of the ad t0 15 or 30 days then it is automaticly deleted or give the seller notice Andy

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