[Chugalug] how would you do a swap & shop site?

Aaron Welch n2nightfall at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 04:04:53 UTC 2013


We are making alot of assumptions for the purpose of the site.  I am sure this is a technology related question.

-AW

On Jan 27, 2013, at 10:50 PM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:

> The idea of a swap website has been brought up on this list many times - if it ever has been done, (which I can't remember it actually being done) it didn't last.
> 
> My suggestion, don't bother.  Why reinvent the wheel?
> 
> For stuff swapped amongst ourselves, we have the list.
> 
> For other stuff there is Craigslist, ebay, Amazon, McKay, Yard Sales, Goodwill, etc..
> 
> - Chad W. Smith
> 
> 
> On Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 9:19 PM, Stephen Kraus <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Just send all decrepit hardware to me, and save the special ones for Ed.
>> 
>> 
>> On Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 10:08 PM, William Wade <willm.wade at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> All the various reasons not to do it, why do it, etc... aside.
>>> 
>>> I would start thinking along the lines of how McKay's already does this in the physical world for a starting point. Likely a credit system could would well. X buys something from Y and Y receives 10 credit. Y uses credit to "buy" something else. Economics has learned that a common interchange is very useful.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 5:52 PM, Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> You mean like Craigslist but where people have to pay to list? Would be a hard road since Craigslist is popular and free.
>>>> 
>>>> On Jan 27, 2013 8:50 PM, "Rod-Lists" <rod-lists at epbfi.com> wrote:
>>>>> The shop would be standard commerce packages with your cut factored in.
>>>>> But I'm stuck on how to implement a trading system for inkind items.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Of this would on a lamp system.
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