Marketplace??

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  1. jekyl macrumors 6502

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    People (self included) have been slammed by moderators for offering to sell, or in my case give away Apple gear. These activities we are told must take place in some mythical "Marketplace Forum", that it appears no one has access to nor knows of sames existence. I acknowledge that those who run the boards control the content, and that for some unfathomable reason a select group sees the need to do closed commerce in private. Could not an OPEN marketplace forum be established within perhaps the collectors forum? Would this not serve some need while still affording the (apparently much needed) privacy of the current closed marketplace forum?
     
  2. ppcg4mac macrumors 6502

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    in order to get access to the marketplace you need to have 250 posts ( if i remember correctly)
     
  3. cocacolakid macrumors 65816

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    The 250 post requirement for the marketplace is there to prevent hit and run sellers who scam people. (I also think it's a minimum of 6 months as a MR member also) Having another marketplace with no requirements wouldn't help anyone and would be a disaster, IMO.

    Once you reach MR's requirements, the Marketplace appears in the list of forums like any other forum.
     
  4. jekyl thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, I guess I need another 90 posts before I can give away some stuff and clear off a shelf.
     
  5. Orange Crane macrumors 6502

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    Throwing/giving stuff away is not that difficult. Since we all have the same internet I'm sure you've heard of Craigslist free section as well as free cycle. There is also the option of the local dump. Etc. etc. The only reason to be butt hurt about not being able to instantly access the marketplace of one website is that you intend to scam people.
    http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:MacRumors_FAQ
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Marketplace Rules - Mac Guides
    This may answer some questions about the policy: Announcement: Major changes for the Marketplace forum
     
  7. jekyl thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Butthurt? Dropping a stack of perfectly good motherboards in a landfill would be I think poor planet management. Assuming that someone attempting to do good is a scammer is I think quite sad, though I suppose in this cold cruel world understandable. My only thoughts were that someone attempting to restore early Macs might find these useful. I did send boards from other manufacturers to the recycler, including some early kaypro boards. I just couldn't bring myself to have the Apple stuff destroyed. Call me a sentimental old fool, but not a scammer. Oh, the Apple boards are on Craigslist, for a premium price though. If you can find them and know my macrumor username you can have them all for free assuming you pick them up.
     
  8. JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

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    250 posts/ 6 months is a stretch..

    I would love to give someone a deal on a computer i just picked up that doesnt suit my needs.

    should just offer an option of local pick up only.
     
  9. jekyl thread starter macrumors 6502

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    At the rate I post I figure I have about a year to go to hit that 250 posts. <sigh>
     
  10. Liquinn Suspended

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    I remember a scammer scamming someone on this forum for a late or early 17" 2011" Macbook Pro which the seller wanted £900 for a 17" MBP, a bit too good to be true anyway. It sucks that this happens though sometimes...
     
  11. whoknows87 macrumors 6502a

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    6 months is a stretch big time stretch 2-3 months sounds fair but 6 :confused:
     
  12. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    This topic has been discussed at great length numerous times over the years and the leadership of the forum decided on these rules, 250 posts + 6 months membership to have access to the Marketplace. I do not believe there is anything more anyone could say to get changes to the rule.

    The Marketplace is a perk for members in good standing who also participate regularly in the forums. It's meant to be this way to help mitigate abuse and potential scammers from coming here and using/abusing other members.

    If someone wants access, get your post count with quality discussion, and wait the 6 months. :)
     
  13. lowbelly macrumors member

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    I've been a longtime lurker but I want in that marketplace, dangit! I'm running around trying to post as much quasi-relevant stuff as I can (like this right now!) but I've got soo far to go.
     
  14. annk Administrator

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    Not a good idea. That type of post tends to get deleted.
     
  15. El Salvador macrumors member

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    Nothing wrong with a 6 months timeframe. Heck, I even prefer a longer timeframe like a year or something. 250 post however is a lot for people like me who don't post very often but are active on this forum for several years. But then again, it's a very good way of keeping most scammers away from the marketplace.
     

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