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NGF Classifieds - Auctions/Buy It Now Listings
« on: August 02, 2012, 10:02:28 AM »
I'm happy to announce the NGF Classifieds!

This is still a FREE service that we are providing, and is only visible to members with more than 10 posts.  The current 'For Sale' boards are sadly becoming a mess without posts being updated.  This uses up a lot of time which our volunteers don't have.  So, I've purchased some software for the forum which will allow members to list their items as Buy It Now, or to list as an Auction.  It also integrates with our current Trade Feedback software that we already use.  You can choose how long to keep the auction going for, the amount to start the auction, set a reserve price, Buy It Now price,enter the postage amount, and of course the main description.

The new listings will need to be approved by a moderator before they appear on the Classified section.  The listings must still show at least one picture of the item (to be uploaded on the listing, not embedded), it's condition, any faults, postage, and how you want to be paid.

The software will take the winning bidder straight to Paypal for payment (I recommend NOT paying as a gift, as you aren't covered by paypal insurance) - if that is the required method.  Otherwise it will ask you to contact each other to choose your payment.

When you enter the classified section you will see what almost looks like doubles of each category.  This is because the classifieds keeps the two types of listings (Auctions, and the Buy It Now) separate.  Each type of listing currently has a maximum of 10 days on it, but this may change for the BIN listings.

Also, if you think you will need to relist your item, or if you're intending to buy the item, it is well worth copying the text and saving it somewhere on your computer.


An FAQ is being worked on at the moment, but I hope you can work it out in the mean time. 



The current For Sale/Wanted boards will be made to be Reply Only, and deleted on Saturday 18th August.  We'd appreciate everyone placing their items on NGF Classifieds please.

Click to enter the Classifieds.

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Re: NGF Classifieds - Auctions/Buy It Now Listings
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2012, 10:55:29 AM »
Sounds like a great idea!

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Re: NGF Classifieds - Auctions/Buy It Now Listings
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2012, 01:34:24 PM »
Should tidy things up a bit
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Re: NGF Classifieds - Auctions/Buy It Now Listings
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2012, 02:27:51 PM »
Looks like a great addition to the forum Chris...... :thumbsup:
Does the 10 posts rule still apply..? as if some people get wind of this we will have people joining just to use this free service.....?
Just my opinion but i think it should be increased to 20 posts as 10 posts can be reached just by replying to welcome posts.
20 posts shows more interest in the forum and a willingness to take part.....
(Just my thoughts)

(If the rule does apply then i think it needs to be mentioned in the Advert also Chris)

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Re: NGF Classifieds - Auctions/Buy It Now Listings
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2012, 02:39:04 PM »
Thanks DS!  I think there's lots that I've missed.  ;D  Yes, it's all set up for those with less than 10 posts can't see it.  I would agree with you about the 20 posts, but if someone is determined then what number is enough?!  :)


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Re: NGF Classifieds - Auctions/Buy It Now Listings
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2012, 03:47:51 PM »
If the Moderators have to post the advert, they will soon get a feel for who is making the occasional post and who is running a business.
The years have been good to me, it was the weekends that did the damage.

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Re: NGF Classifieds - Auctions/Buy It Now Listings
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2012, 03:55:42 PM »
If the Moderators have to post the advert, they will soon get a feel for who is making the occasional post and who is running a business.

We have always had to aprove all potsings so nothing has changed there  :beers:

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Re: NGF Classifieds - Auctions/Buy It Now Listings
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2012, 04:05:31 PM »
If the Moderators have to post the advert, they will soon get a feel for who is making the occasional post and who is running a business.

It does make you wonder!  ;D

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Re: NGF Classifieds - Auctions/Buy It Now Listings
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2012, 04:07:09 PM »
Sounds a great idea, nice on Chris, just hope it doesn't get abused

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Re: NGF Classifieds - Auctions/Buy It Now Listings
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2012, 04:42:46 PM »
If the Moderators have to post the advert, they will soon get a feel for who is making the occasional post and who is running a business.

Thats easy to fix: 1st posting/month 1p, 2nd 2p, 3rd 4p etc - by the tenth its 10 ... 8)

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Re: NGF Classifieds - Auctions/Buy It Now Listings
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2012, 04:52:44 PM »
If the Moderators have to post the advert, they will soon get a feel for who is making the occasional post and who is running a business.

Thats easy to fix: 1st posting/month 1p, 2nd 2p, 3rd 4p etc - by the tenth its 10 ... 8)

This must be the influence of SWMBO rubbing off on you  :evil:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:

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Re: NGF Classifieds - Auctions/Buy It Now Listings
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2012, 05:24:38 PM »
I think this sounds like a really good idea.

Will the ' trade count' still work?

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Re: NGF Classifieds - Auctions/Buy It Now Listings
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2012, 05:27:20 PM »
Great idea ! It just so happens i've got some stuff to sell soon...

Just one question though... can we ban 'del prado' stuff ?  :evil: It really drives me crazy... 500 items, 498 are del prado  >:( >:( >:(
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Re: NGF Classifieds - Auctions/Buy It Now Listings
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2012, 05:29:50 PM »
I think this sounds like a really good idea.

Will the ' trade count' still work?

Cheers
Kirky

Yes Kirky, it's mentioned in the first post. ;)

Great idea ! It just so happens i've got some stuff to sell soon...

Just one question though... can we ban 'del prado' stuff ?  :evil: It really drives me crazy... 500 items, 498 are del prado  >:( >:( >:(

Sounds like a plan! :D

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Re: NGF Classifieds - Auctions/Buy It Now Listings
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2012, 05:35:37 PM »
Great idea ! It just so happens i've got some stuff to sell soon...

Just one question though... can we ban 'del prado' stuff ?  :evil: It really drives me crazy... 500 items, 498 are del prado  >:( >:( >:(

Sounds like a plan! :D
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