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Why doesn't FSM have a "For Sale" area?
Posted by Poilu on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 5:52 AM

I can't find a "For Sale" forum area allowing subscribers/viewers to post items for personal sales.  Have I missed it?  Or is there a reason why you don't have one?

All the best,

Dan

 

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Posted by mississippivol on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 7:22 AM
Hi, Dan. Quick answer is that FSM is a for - profit magazine that earns revenue from advertising. As such, they probably feel that allowing a "for sale" area for free would undercut their revenue, which is understandable.
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Posted by Fly-n-hi on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 7:45 AM

Yeah, to add to that...

The "for sale" areas are the advertisements you see on the sides of the screen.

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Posted by Poilu on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 9:58 AM
Mississippivol and fly-n-hi: Sure - I know it is a for profit magazine and online site, but I can name several others that have created FOR SALE areas that allow members to sell. These are strictly personal and not used by commercial businesses. I don't see allowing a FOR SALE area as a black and white issue. Maybe it would make FSM and particularly it's online site more valuable. Obviously it is FSM's decision. All the best, Dan
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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 10:18 AM

It certainly isn't something I miss. If you put a little effort in, its really simple to backchannel stuff. I do it on occasion.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 2:01 PM

I'm with FSM with not allowing a "For Sale" thread on this site, It's their site and they make the rules. Besides, I have seen and heard my fair share of dishonest sellers elsewhere screwing folks out of stuff.

 

If you want to buy or sell models, there's always ebay.

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 2:10 PM
I am glad they don't have one as well. It could cause all sorts of issues and I guess the mag just don't want to be involved in other peoples disputes.

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Posted by 5-high on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 2:19 AM

I agree with black sheep and bish. .I like my fsm form as it is ..thank you 

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Posted by Nathan T on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 7:39 AM

They don't have one because this is a modeling forum, not a swap shop. That's what EBay and Amazon are for...

 

 

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Posted by Greg on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 8:57 AM

Nathan T

They don't have one because this is a modeling forum, not a swap shop. That's what EBay and Amazon are for...

 

Yes

-Greg

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Posted by the doog on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 7:41 PM

If you've ever done business with eBay and have had the misfortune to run into some of the unethical, whiny, cheating, malicious sellers AND buyers on there, you would think twice about using an online site to sell anything that didn't have a protection plan for fraud or attempted extortion. Believe me, the stories I can tell....Devil

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 8:22 PM

Which is in fact the VERY BEST reason not to have a sale section on this site!

Who wants 'em?!

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 10:37 PM

After all, just look at the complaints that pop up on here regularly from site members regarding this or that online store or model company regarding purchases gone sideways. It would certainly lead to bad blood on the forums between members.

 

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