Yard Sale

AlpineZone

View Poll Results: Do you think adding a forum where members can buy and sell gear is a good idea?

Voters
8. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    6 75.00%
  • No

    1 12.50%
  • No sure

    1 12.50%
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Yard Sale

  1. #1

    Yard Sale

    How about adding a third topic to HIking and Skiing groups, called Yard Sale, where we can trade and sell gear. Also we could post good deals that we find.

    Obviously this could be spamtracive... so that needs to be part of the consideration...

    -Stephen

  2. #2
    Epic has their "Ski Swap" forum, it doesn't seem to get spammed. It seems to be site users that post on it. I think it's a good idea.
    Born to ski, forced to work.
    I\'ve used all of my sick days so I\'m calling in dead.

  3. #3
    Greg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Thomaston, CT
    Posts
    31,083
    I would only create one "Yard Sale" forum though to cover both skiing and hiking, similar to Trips & Events. As always, I'm interested in keeping the number of forums to a minimum and even T&E doesn't see much action. Most of the posts there could have been accomodated by the primary skiing or hiking forum. Similarly, for sale items could probably also be posted there. Anyway, I'll poll this out and if there is enough interest, I'll consider it.
    I ski double black diamonds.

  4. #4
    I like the idea. Just put up a disclaimer that the moderator has the right to delete any message that is deemed spam, and possibly another stating buyer beware, AlpineZone not responsible for problems, etc.

    I have a higher trust level with those that frequent AlpineZone and would buy something from them before buying from a complete stranger elsewhere (except eBay where there are certain protections in place).

    Just my 0.02
    You have to do the hard things in life sooner or later. -- Earl Hickey's Karma Guide

  5. #5
    I don't know how the used gear market would be. Typically, when I get rid of my boots, they are done. I love my skiis and won't buy another pair til I must. If you buy it used from me, there probably ain't much left, and I'll likely not want to rip you off.... sell it to you. I'd probably sell it to Play it again sports, who will buy the stuff and resell it to kids who will knowingly destroy it on the rails in day or so.

    That's not to say we wouldn't ever have some good used gear.

    As far as posting gear sales and scores, I'd be all over that! We were just in North Conway a month ago and Joe Jones had their annual tent sale going. Many scores there!
    lovin life,

    Bob

  6. #6
    There are others around that, like with cars, get new ones rather frequently. I myself am one of these. I bought some Rossi Bandit X's in 2001 at the end of the season. Skied them in 2002 but wanted a shorter ski and bought Volkl 6*'s last season. The Rossi's found a new home...my brother-in-law snagged them, but if this had been here I would have posted them. I also bought Solomon Evolution 8.0 boots, found that they were not enough boot for the Volkl's and am replacing them this year. The ski shop only wanted to give me $15 for them, they were in like new condition. I sold them to a kid on the school's ski club instead.

    I know that we always have kids from the school looking for ski and boarding equipment, so if this is here I will point them to it.
    Born to ski, forced to work.
    I\'ve used all of my sick days so I\'m calling in dead.

  7. #7
    Greg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Thomaston, CT
    Posts
    31,083
    As an FYI, this was discussed a few months ago. Please see this thread for more information and comments on this:

    http://forums.alpinezone.com/viewtopic.php?t=1148
    I ski double black diamonds.

  8. #8
    You're right Greg, it was discussed earlier this year. I was one of the people that said that I didn't think it was needed. I have changed my mind. I do not see where it can hurt. I do like, however the disclaimer about posts seen to be spam. This will keep it so only established registered people use it. It's fairly obvious if a post of multiples of the same item is made. It is also fairly obvious if it is a persons first post (or close to it) here.

    Born to ski, forced to work.
    I\'ve used all of my sick days so I\'m calling in dead.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Rainy weekends and yard work.
    By RISkier in forum Miscellaneous Discussions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Oct 25, 2005, 11:10 AM
  2. Wildcat is for sale.
    By teachski in forum Northeast Skiing and Snowboarding Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Jul 7, 2005, 11:46 PM
  3. My recent Yard Sale and Damage to Skis
    By BeanoNYC in forum Northeast Skiing and Snowboarding Forum
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: Feb 7, 2005, 11:10 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 1:16 PM.