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Macrumors Marketplace

wilsonlam97

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Jun 21, 2016
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Hi, I heard that Macrumors has a tight-knit marketplace area that I would be interested in joining.

Having traded for a long time on RFD it would be a pleasure to join the exclusive Macrumors Marketplace.
 
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Scepticalscribe

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The marketplace is only accessible if you have at least 250 posts and have been a member for 6 months.

Exactly. And the key word in that sentence is 'and'.

To the OP: Thus, there are two requirements: The first is the number of posts (it must be 250) an the second is the length of time (6 months); both requirements must be met before you will be allowed entry to the marketplace.
 

maflynn

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Hi, I heard that Macrumors has a tight-knit marketplace area that I would be interested in joining.
While that might be true, the marketplace forum is not the focus of MacRumors, we are a discussion forum for Apple products, which also offers the opportunity to sell/buy here. As its not our main focus but rather discussing Apple products we have as noted above a 250 post/6 month member requirement. This requirement is set so that as a member people get to know you and you have interact in our discussion forums.
 

annk

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This paragraph from the Marketplace Rules explains a bit more:

The requirements for post count and length of membership are designed to limit those offering sales, purchases, or trades to members who have been around the forums enough to become known and have an investment in their MacRumors membership that they are unlikely to want to risk. Although new members or members with fewer posts may be perfectly responsible buyers or sellers, other members have few ways to confirm that at MacRumors. The lack of a post history in the discussion forums has proven to be a detriment to successful dealmaking. The requirement for length of membership will not be an issue for most members, but discourages rapid posting by new members who might try to build their post count to gain Marketplace access quickly.
 
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davidmartindale

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on the main index just lookat your name in the upper right column, right above latest replies.

Okay found it, thank you. How does one acquire points? I am pretty active on here but don't appear to have any... :/

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Nevermind.. I read the original reply wrong and saw "points" instead of "posts"
 
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maflynn

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Nevermind.. I read the original reply wrong and saw "points" instead of "posts"
Yes, its not points but rather posts, and with the exception of a handful of forums, you make a post it increases your post count. PRSI, Marketplace and Console Games and Code Sharing and Software Promos forums do not increase your post count
 
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flodschi22

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Yes, its not points but rather posts, and with the exception of a handful of forums, you make a post it increases your post count. PRSI, Marketplace and Console Games and Code Sharing and Software Promos forums do not increase your post count
Thanks now I understand it too! :)
 
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