Hi Scott, i would like your advice and feedback (and permission) regarding a "trade" thread i just posted in Off Topic. Basically, i recognise that a lot of members here are on eBay and other sales sites so how about a thread where people with books to sell can post what they are selling (price, condition, postage) and anyone interested can swap eBay info and make the sale or else people who are looking for a book can ask for it and anyone who has it can reply and swap info. I understand that a lot of people here are not on eBay and many people dont want to hand out addresses when it comes to postal orders etc but equally there are plenty of like minded people here who dont mind giving out such info, when it comes to getting books they love. I completely understand that its not risk-free and people would have to understand that when posting and paying for books etc but im looking at my 4 shelves of books in front of me and this idea of buying and selling amongst members here just came up.
I posted it in Off Topic as it gets more traffic compared to sales forum and more people will see the book needed or for sale. Heres how it would work: member posts an ad example "Millemium trilogy, good condition, 5euro plus postage" and anyone interested could swap either eBay info (when ad is up, postage) and make the sale or anyone not on eBay can swap postal order info. Equally, anyone wanting a particular rare, classic or signed book etc can ask for it and anyone who has it can pass on the relevant info. I know theres quite a lot of risk but i do personally think that there are enough members here who still read old fashioned books who would benefit from this.
Its still just an idea at this stage and im not sure if you would like such a thread and its ok if you dont want it, I will delete it. i was just throwing it out there to get feelers on reaction, but if you get a chance let me know what you think.
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