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Made in gb
Wrathful Warlord Titan Commander






London

Just put a posting on the Swap Shop for some bits I'm looking for, and I was wondering if it's ever been considered to have a separate Swap Shop subforum specifically for bits sales?

Most of the time I check out the bit sites they're sold out en-mass so a dedicated subforum where you can swap bits and components might be a decent idea.

   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka






Glasgow, Scotland

An extra tag in titles could have the same function than a separate forum to moderate.

Another forum I'm on keeps everything in one board. As for bits there's pinned thread for bits trading, though its more about putting together boxes of random sprues and pieces then sending them to each other as a trade. I don't see that taking off on Dakka Dakka outside of specific events or on the DCM board however.

 
   
Made in gb
Furious Fire Dragon






A pinned bitz thread could do the trick.

Judging by what my local club does with our bits,you'd see a lot of posts asking for bits. I think theres a much bigger pool of collectors/modellers on dakka so it would bear fruit more likely. If someone needs a bit and offers to cover postage or trade for something that'd work for sure.

Dakka people are very helpful, kind and like to share is what ive found from experiance.
Had dudes send me stuff and give me stuff for free which is just amazing and I would love to be able to return the favour if someone needs anything I have.

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[SWAP SHOP MOD]
Barpharanges






Limbo

If I recall correctly, we've had the idea brought up every once in a while, though I think the recurring answer has been that we don't see enough traffic in the Swap Shop to warrant the split-up (In similar veins, I think folk have asked to add sub-fora based on game, based on region, etc.).

That being said, it's always worth re-evaluating if the question rises. I'll post this up to the rest of the Swap Mods + Moderators for discussion to gather thoughts, though my guess would be that we would keep things as is.


I believe we've also previously considered a singular pinned thread, but thought a singular thread would become unwieldy and difficult to keep up with (Knowing if things were up-to-date would be a bear). That said, I'll bring up this idea as well.


We'll try to get you all an answer soon.

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Furious Fire Dragon






 Jin wrote:
If I recall correctly, we've had the idea brought up every once in a while, though I think the recurring answer has been that we don't see enough traffic in the Swap Shop to warrant the split-up (In similar veins, I think folk have asked to add sub-fora based on game, based on region, etc.).

That being said, it's always worth re-evaluating if the question rises. I'll post this up to the rest of the Swap Mods + Moderators for discussion to gather thoughts, though my guess would be that we would keep things as is.


I believe we've also previously considered a singular pinned thread, but thought a singular thread would become unwieldy and difficult to keep up with (Knowing if things were up-to-date would be a bear). That said, I'll bring up this idea as well.


We'll try to get you all an answer soon.


Hi Jin

Thank you for the response.

Surely we could "trial" a pinned thread? If it doesn't work we just lock it & bin it.

There are bit sellers out there for a lot of stuff but some bits are not available anymore or are a bit rare for them to make it worth while for these enterprises.

I believe with some guidelines we could keep it manageable.
These could be something along the lines of:

Don't scrounge - Buy your bits if you can and are easily accessible. I imagine this would self correct as people would just post a link to an ebay item for the bit if something can be bought easily.
Edit your posts if you no longer need something.
PM the interested party if you can help to hash out the details.

Food for though.

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