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Old Oct 28, 2011, 04:56 PM
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Sounds good, especially if we can still keep the "trade for cash" option
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Old Oct 28, 2011, 05:43 PM
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I respectfully present my gripe with a seperate 'Want to Trade' forum - it adds too much diversification and yet too little.

To clarify, very often people just want to find a good deal without anything too specific in mind. They may have a loose idea what they want but are open to several options. I think having a seperate WTT forum is going to make life harder for such people.

For example, I only fly electric airplanes. No gassers. So to find deals I want, I have 3 different forums to browse:
1. Electric - Airplanes (FS/W)
2. Aircraft - Electric - Jets (FS/W)
3. Aircraft - Electric - Micro & Indoor Airplanes

I'm equally open to flying any airplane whether parkflyer/indoor/jet and these 3 forums almost completely satisfy my needs. Even though I have 3 forums to check, that is acceptable because I do like to differentiate at times, between indoor and outdoor deals. Many folks have a strong preference toward any one of these 3 types, so it makes life cleaner/easier for them by keeping these deals in different forums. That way they dont have to browse through all different types of deals on all one forum. In short, this kind of diversification is good.

But with a separate WTT forum, I fear having too much diversification and yet too little. On this forum, we'd have all kind of RC deals - electric parkflyers/indoor/outdoor/jets, sailplanes, electric helis, gas helis, turbines, and even radios, servos, crystals, boats, etc. all getting lumped under a single forum because the 'seller' is open to trade on these items. For people like me, it would mean having a 4th forum to browse which is 'polluted' by so many other types of items that dont interest me.

And even if I did browse this new forum, most of the time I imagine asking "I dont have item X to trade for item Y - would you take $$ instead?" and expecting a "Yes no problem cash is fine too".

Ya sure people can always cross post but that means that people browsing both forums now see the same deal multiple times, and is in general, not a clean solution.

So in my mind, this new forum actually adds very little value. If at all, it actually makes things worse...

Feel free to disagree
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Old Oct 28, 2011, 11:17 PM
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So in my mind, this new forum actually adds very little value. If at all, it actually makes things worse...

Feel free to disagree
I disagree. It's a place to start. It can be modified later if it takes.

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Old Oct 29, 2011, 01:09 AM
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Sounds like a good idea to me.
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Old Nov 08, 2011, 05:53 PM
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OK, you guys. Go tell a friend!

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Old Nov 22, 2011, 12:12 PM
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Count my vote. I would like to see one category. Its a pain with
all the different divisions these days. Especially if you want
to build kits and fly electric. No kits so have to covert so you have
to look everywhere.
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Old Nov 23, 2011, 12:30 AM
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Thanks, neighbor!

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Old Dec 14, 2011, 04:59 PM
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I'm down for a trade forum
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 08:20 PM
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Trade forum

Count me in. I look for trades,alot of the time people post
and don't say anything about trade options. Some just want to sell
for cash and that is fine, if I am looking to buy. But if I want to trade
then I can go right to the trade section.
Hope the Admin Adds this feature.
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 11:13 AM
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 11:17 AM
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Need 12 more, if I'm counting correctly.
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 11:29 AM
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Just added 2 more names from late last year and Garrett H from today. I also subscribed so I get notification of your votes. As of now we only need nine more votes.

Looks like we have a rebirth of this idea!

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Old Oct 01, 2012, 01:21 PM
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 01:32 PM
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