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Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge' started by Jo Shadow, Jan 30, 2021.

  1. Jo Shadow

    Jo Shadow New Member

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    Hi, silly question, but I was directed to this forum as a place to sell my PC. I’ve looked through the various threads and can’t see any sort of dedicated marketplace. Does it exist or have I been given a bum steer?
     
  2. rickbishop

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    You have to be an active member for 90 days before you can see the trading forums.
     
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  3. havabeer

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    This, it stops people signing up selling stuff but never really committing to the community
     
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    Jo Shadow

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    Thanks Havabeer & Rickbishop. While I understand that requirement, it is disappointing as I just need to offload a high end PC and there seem to limited market places for that kind of product...
    If you know of anywhere other then the usual suspects (ebay, Gumtree, FB Marketplace etc) I'd appreciate it.
     
  5. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Plenty of high end users on FB/GT etc. What sort of high end gear are we talking about here? Just high spec regular hardware or something more niche like custom watercooling etc?
     
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  6. sammy_b0i

    sammy_b0i Laugh it up, fuzzball!

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    This is exactly why the rule is in place. People join, use the site to sell parts, and then never add anything to the community.

    In an ideal world, you'll join the site, contribute your knowledge and share your interests across the various forums we have, and actually be invested in your time here.

    Otherwise, nothing to stop people joining with a fake email, scamming people, and disappearing.

    If you're only here to sell your goods, I suggest you try elsewhere. Other members may naturally have reservations trading with a member with zero contributions over three+ months.
     
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  7. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Correct, it's a good policy and I think largely it actually does work.
     
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    Jo Shadow

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    Well, I would contribute if I had anything to contribute. If you have a suggestion of where else to try, like I said, I would appreciate a heads up as to where that is.
     
  9. sammy_b0i

    sammy_b0i Laugh it up, fuzzball!

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    Facebook. Gumtree. Ebay.
     
  10. jjjc_93

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    Full systems don't sell well here anyway, most of us are enthusiasts that build our own systems and tend to pick up parts to suit our use cases on an individual basis.

    Of course for the right price everything will sell, but you may actually find it possible to sell for a higher amount to the general masses in other marketplaces.
     
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  11. mils1

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    Cash Converters.
     
  12. Elmf

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    Agreed with jjjc_93 you're likely to get a higher selling price on Facebook than OCAU, difference is you can trust most OCAUers (most) not to stuff you around
     
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  13. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Last place I would go or send anyone, and I have a mate who works there.
     
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  14. mils1

    mils1 Member

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    It was only intended as a joke.
     
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  15. chainbolt

    chainbolt Member

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    Where I live, Yahoo is running an auction site for such stuff. As already mentioned, selling on OCAU has the advantage of trust, but you will get betters offers on bigger sites, that have more users. In particular for high end stuff. What is it actually? :)
     

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