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Old 01-30-2015, 08:58 PM
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Just wondering if there was such a feature here. CIC Classifieds, etc
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Old 01-30-2015, 09:07 PM
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Default Re: Buy / Sell Forum Here?

Not presently. The question was posed recently by another member. My reply:

I would be reluctant to establish a buy/sell/trade mechanism out of concern that someone unhappy with a transaction would want "the house" to assume responsibility and intervene. I also would like the focus to continue to be educational. I have seen several facebook groups start out as Q&A and then turn into swap meets, which I wouldn't want to happen here.
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Old 01-30-2015, 10:05 PM
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Okie Dokie

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I'm new and don't want to break or even bend the rules, but does anyone ever post a link to an item for sale and ask for an opinion? I can see how that might be frowned upon.

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Old 01-30-2015, 10:08 PM
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Okie Dokie

[SIZE=1]---------- Post added at 10:05 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:12 PM ----------[/SIZE]

I'm new and don't want to break or even bend the rules, but does anyone ever post a link to an item for sale and ask for an opinion? I can see how that might be frowned upon.

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Sometimes folks do that, and I've never seen anyone take issue with it.
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Old 01-30-2015, 10:10 PM
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Thanks John. Might you have a suggestion which sub-forum to post such a thing?
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:16 PM
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Either the General Cast Iron or New Collector's Corner would be fine
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Old 01-31-2015, 09:21 PM
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Default Re: Buy / Sell Forum Here?

Why not just place a post--looking for? Just let people know what you want. If someone shows a nice piece that you are interested in, why not PM that person and make an offer? When I'm hunting, I'm going to dicker with the owner, try to get the price where I want it. Too much? I walk off. That's part of the fun of hunting CI--the "horse trading," so to speak. You see something I have and want it--PM me and we will deal. I want too much--"Thank you, but no." You low ball--"Thank you, but no."
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Old 02-01-2015, 07:25 AM
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Glenn, you mean post such a request on this forum?
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Old 02-01-2015, 10:34 AM
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Default Re: Buy / Sell Forum Here?

I guess I need to clarify here. Using the forum to show items FS or post WTB requests, but then taking negotiations to PMs would still constitute using the forum as a B/S/T mechanism. That would also extend to unsolicited offers on show & tell postings. Neither I nor individual members can guarantee the buyer or seller protections available through formally established venues such as eBay. It's just a can of worms I am not interested in opening here. I appreciate everyone's understanding and cooperation on this matter.

Asking opinions about CI items for sale on eBay is also OK.
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Old 02-01-2015, 10:59 AM
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Glenn, you mean post such a request on this forum?
That would be up the the Forum Admin. As an example, "Hey people. I need a #8 lid for my #8 roasting pan. It's an unmarked Wagner I want to use. Anybody have a Lodge or unmarked Wagner Lid they can spare?" I'm not a lawyer, but a simple statement by the Site Admin, somewhere noticeable, that the site does not host sales and that any done are solely at the responsibility and liability of the the parties involved in any sales. The site will not take any part of the responsibility of the sale or any damages suffered by either party. As said, I am not an attorney and this is merely my opinion. I'm sure there are probably a lot of rules and regulations about all this that I am blissfully unaware of.
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