I was thinking it might/could be nice to have some sort of trading/selling feedback possible on the website? I've done a few trades and sales here over time and it would be nice to be able to tell who are good/genuine buyers/sellers and have people recognize that you are one too.
I know we would need some sort of protection in place to make sure trading feedback between members is genuine and not via fake or duplicate accounts, but I think it would make a lot more people feel more at ease when trading, including myself!
What do you think?
8. March, 15:24
Treehugger Somehow I think selling of kits, is ideally a secondary feature, as I don't want to see people joining this website, only to sell their kits for example.
I believe Paypal has some kind of buyer protection, but I don't really know how it works, of how troublesome it would be to resolve any issues.
8. March, 15:38
D. Ninetalis It should always remain a secondary feature and is not what I am envisioning. It's not like this should become Ebay 2.0.
You might not like it but consider though that trades/sales between members already happen quite often, and this could make it a bit more of a trustworthy process for all members involved. I also don't use Paypal and is not about 'protection' or anything, but knowing the person you are dealing with has done so before successfully before eases everybody's mind.
It's more about that it would be 'registered' that deals have happened before and members can aknowledge each other as being genuine sellers/buyers to avoid scams.
8. March, 15:58
Wim van der Luijt Sounds like a good idea to me, buying and selling is an important feature. I got most of my kits second hand
8. March, 16:13
D. Ninetalis Same here Wim, I think I even bought some kits from you a few years ago, 2 ki-61
8. March, 16:14
Munkyslut I can see your reasoning, but here's my tuppence worth.....
I'd hope that any mates on here would be trustworthy enough to give me complete confidence selling or buying.
Everybody has their own standards & ideas on what constitutes a good seller. I'd be slightly concerned that one mate could leave another mate negative comments or poor marks because his/her standards or ideals didn't quite match.
Everyone has different opinions & I think it would be a lot of work for the King Mate Tim to implement a universally liked program.
8. March, 16:17
D. Ninetalis The whole reason I brought this up is because just an hour ago I actually got a bad review on another website, simply because the seller didn't like it that I didn't complete the payment within 2 days even though you officially get a week to do so. While I'm pretty annoyed about the whole thing I still have enough positive reviews to outweigh this sellers poor judgement and most sellers/buyers can look through idiotic stuff like that.
Also keep in mind that this website has nearly 44000 members today, a lot of them with pretty poor representation to go on. It's not like 5 years ago when we only had a couple of thousand. The problem usually arises when buyers from overseas want something and the shipping costs get higher and are inclined to decline simply because they have no feedback to go on.
I do agree on your sentiment that it could take considerable effort on Tim's part, but I'm also not requesting that he has to create a payment gateway or overview deals, since there is no need for anything like that. It's more like corner/tab where people can leave 'feedback'.