An Auction forum .. eFun ?

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Just an idea,

    How about having an Auction Forum along the same lines as eBay .. ?

    It could be called eFun

    a member posts an item they want to sell, with a reserve price and a closing date.

    Whether postage is offered or collect only and what payment method preferred ..

    A small percentage of the closing price ( determined by Jim ) is sent to Jim to help with site costs.

    what say you ?


    jim
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Sounds like a good idea Jim,, hope it comes of.. :thumb:
     
  3. Terry

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    Hi Jim it sounds like a good idea :thumb: but it may well involve a lot of work for someone :Eeek: :Rofl1: It gets my vote anyhow :Rofl1:
     
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    fantastic idea
     
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    savantuk Read Only Funster

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    Yep, I'll go for that!
     
  6. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    thanks Terry ..

    no need for a lot of extra work, it can be run the same way as the Xmas auctions but on a dedicated forum.

    The seller makes a post with the details of the goods and can also add a picture with:

    * The reserve price
    * Payment type preferred
    * Delivery or collection details.
    * Closing date and time.

    Members can post a bid or ask the seller questions.

    Whoever wins the auction then contacts the seller by PM to arrange payment and collection or delivery, whatever was offered in the sale.

    There would be no auto bidding as on eBay, so the bidder(s) have to watch the sale.

    jim
     
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    SpongeBobsDad Read Only Funster

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    Seems like a good idea don`t know whats involved to run it, but it will need someone to run it .I think Jim has probably more than enough work to do running this fantastic site.:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Braunston Read Only Funster

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    Hi, Jim

    Great Idea, why not give it a try, could we just open a new thread with the article for sale/auction as the title, together with the word Auction and run it just to see if it works, and if it does then perhaps persuade "Jim or Bryan" to set up a new forum as you suggest. It really does sound like a good idea.:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    It may be me Jim but I envisage everyone selling all sorts of stuff :Rofl1: non Mh related :Eeek:still gets my vote :thumb: got to be cheaper than ebay :Rofl1:
    terry
     
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    I think its a great idea, even though I dont know any of you I feel more comfortable buying or selling to a member of the forum.:thumb:

    The only thing is I think it may be worth having a minimum number of posts before you can join in.

    Roy
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    All the better:thumb: ... I have some adult toys I need to shift, .. :Wink::Laughing:
     
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    Jim

    So these "toys" go some way to explaining your Avatar's "cri de joie"????
     
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    I've got some dodgy gold I need to fence whoops sell:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Sounds like a winner to me got to be worth a shot,just one thought,isn't that what is in place on classifieds,mh accessories:thumb:if not why not just use that instead of setting up a new post
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hi

    Classifieds are not set up for bidding .. maybe they could be adapted, I don't know ..
    My suggestion of an eFun forum was to keep it simple, more fun and less work for Jim.

    jim
     
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    Sounds like a great idea, we would definately use it.
    A big :thumb: from us
     
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    kennygd Read Only Funster

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    :Smile:What about adding a wanted section as well ? all sounds brilliant to me.
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    [​IMG] PICT0147.jpg (193.4 KB) OK ScotJimland you start the bidding...Dave
     

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    good idea Jim but it would need to be set up differently to the other forums...
    along the lines of the classifieds where there is no mention of new items listed EXCEPT on the classifieds page. (unless the seller posts a new thread mentioning it !)

    remember the christmas auction ?

    at times the 'new posts' page was dominated by bids and did become rather annoying at times.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Totally agree John

    that's why I suggested a separate forum that doesn't need to be listed on the home page, same as the belly locker .. it could have a front page window showing only the latest item for auction.

    jim
     
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