New site, a bit like gumtree just for bikes
Just been sent this by a fb chum, looks like a good idea:
I regularly use retrobike, stw and pinkbike to sell bike gear but have avoided ebay for a while now as it’s fraught with bad buyers who want too much and treat me as if I’m a major retailer. I miss the simple days.
I’ve registered with my stw user name.Posted 4 years agoDeveron53Member
I sell most of my stuff via retrobike. That forum has a less cynical vibe to it…Posted 4 years ago
If stw come up with a better selling system then I’d use it a bit more. I’m not sure who actually owns this new selling site but the link was sent to me by a trusted friend on fb.
Tbh I haven’t actually looked at the site in detail so I will examine all the concerns raised above. I have a huge pile of unwanted cycling bits and this link came out of the blue as I was filling the huge box in my workshop so I thought I’d tell folk about it. The cycling community does need a decent gumtree-alike site that isn’t ebay.
perhaps we’ve been a bit cynical about your motivation after last nights post and a pie debate.
The classifieds on here are a lot better than they have been – there;’s very few arguments about pricing since the new rules.
I can’t see what people are looking for other than what stw offers, tbh, it gets huge traffic so it’s not like people won’t see an ad. I guess the onyl thing it really needs on the classifieds side is a decent search engine and a way of adding granularity to the listingsPosted 4 years agowoody74Subscriber
Why are people so critical on Singletrack, So what is Devonon53 is linked or not to the site, should we not just be interested in a new cycling resource. the problem with all of these new sites as this and the other ones announced on Singletrack over the last year or so, is that they just don’t have much content on them. They need to get a critical mass or brilliant bargains before anyone is going to use them. As per always marketing is the key.Posted 4 years agopolyMember
I’m not sure who actually owns this new selling site
have avoided ebay for a while now as it’s fraught with bad buyers who want too much and treat me as if I’m a major retailer.
why would any other site not end up the same way?
The cycling community does need a decent gumtree-alike site that isn’t ebay.
whats wrong with gumtree (I personally am not a big fan because I can’t do geographical searches “e.g. within 60 miles of AB1 2CD”[/quote]Posted 4 years ago
The reality is people don’t like ebay because they charge fees. Those fees get you huge reach and a degree of buyer protection that brings trust, which all increase the number of willing buyers and therefore potential price.andytherocketeerSubscriber
Don’t see anything wrong with the FS/Wanted tabs here. Indeed, if I flog anything, I’d rather use that than gumtree, ebay, etc. purely because of the potential free support from other forum users in seeking out the occasional dodgy seller/buyer when a sale/purchase goes wrong.
Most of my stuff will prolly end up on freecycle or scrap metal merchants unless i find a local cycle recycle type place.Posted 4 years ago
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