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Sep 05, 2011, 01:29 AM
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New "Local Pickup Only" Category For The For Sale/Wanted" Forum

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Forum Name: For Sale/Local Pickup Only

Category: For Sale/Wanted

Description: A sub-forum that would separate and identify by seller's state, the items for sale which are intended as "Local Pickup Only". This forum could also be accomplished as a filter or tab under each item category.

Justification:This forum will provide a dedicated category for all sale items which a seller wishes NOT to ship but offer for picking up by the buyer. This will offer the seller a better avenue for buyer traffic in the seller's area and also offer extra encouragement by buyers of those areas to check this new forum for the items they are looking for.
All participants would benefit ( sellers and buyers), as the seller's items will no longer be "buried" in the multitude of shipping items, making them more noticeable to their target group of buyers and it will make shopping more efficient for the buyers not in the area who are looking for an item which can be shipped to their location. This will also afford those buyers the chance to search for even more items for sale in the same period of time.
Too often at present, an item is simply advertised by it's description and price, leaving the potential buyer to only find at the end of a wordy description "Local Pickup Only" or "LPU".....sometimes not even mentioning their location in either the ad OR their avatar. This is a turnoff and a discouragement to buyers to even keep searching the ads! This is exactly what the For Sale Forum DOESN'T NEED for the seller or the buyer! This suggested new forum is offered as a solution to prevent this and make our time on RC Groups even more enjoyable.
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Sep 05, 2011, 02:27 PM
Yes, some way to see only shipable items would be great.
Perhaps a designation forced into the subject line.
Sep 05, 2011, 10:17 PM
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Going that route, a "LPU/" plus an abbreviation for their state could be included with the others in a drop-down box....but to have all of the LPU's organized by state in their own dedicated category would be much easier to understand while searching through the items.....nothing is more depressing than to find an item you are in need of or interested in and find (at the end of the ad) that it is LPU and located at the opposite end of the country or worse yet "LPU" with no clue as to the seller's location.

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