Selling on trek-lite

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Shewie, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I've applied the changes this afternoon so now only supporting members can sell items on trek-lite.

    I've also started to go through some of the older posts and will be deleting any I find from non supporters, I also intend to delete a lot of older posts which are either sold or have sat dormant for a long time.

    Is it useful to leave the items up that have already sold? I know some people refer to previous threads to get an idea of price. I can do this but I'd like to get rid of the older stuff if I can, say anything over 6 months and sold gets deleted?

    Thanks for your support guys :)
    Graham, gixer, Mole and 2 others like this.
  2. Gonathras

    Gonathras Trekker

    You could create a sub-forum for the "For Sale" forum called "archives" and just move old/done stuff in there, that is what a couple of German Forums I frequent do, works quite nicely, maybe you could set up a script that moves posts automatically when the OP uses a specific tag in his thread title ([sold] for example) to limit your manual work with it
  3. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I've decided to delete them altogether Gonathras, the sold items that is, I'll leave any unsold that are less than twelve months old
  4. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    If you leave them, they may increase traffic If the for sale section is indexed by search engines.

    E.g. if I search Google for MLD Trailstar and there are 10 sold adverts for them then I may bring a potential trailstar owner to look at our lovely little forum.
    Gadget likes this.
  5. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

    This. Much better to keep topics rather than delete them for this reason.
    Gadget likes this.
  6. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    So, to clarify, if someone becomes a supporting member, could they now sell on here without 50 posts?

    Re deleting sales posts.
    I suppose it's possibly useful to look up an item's history if it comes up for sale more than once.
    JKM, Gadget and murpharoo like this.
  7. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah that's right Mole
    Mole likes this.
  8. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Although I was thinking of reducing it to 10 posts
    Mole likes this.
  9. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    10 is a good number.
    Not too onerous, but gives folks an idea ( or not) about a new vendor.
    rorymax and cathyjc like this.
  10. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I'll have a play when I get home tonight
  11. snow

    snow Trail Blazer

    Just to be clear - to sell something I would have to either become a supporter or make 10(50?) posts? Either is fine but just want to check :)
  12. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    You just need to be a supporting member snow, I still haven't worked out how to combine the donation and a minimum post count.
  13. snow

    snow Trail Blazer

    Thanks! will try to do some posting too, about time anyway...

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