Buying / Selling / Trading on Trampt until Marketplace launches

So we just recently opened up Voting and Replies on Trampt to everyone who is a member. Up until now the only way that you could do either of those things was earning Reputation by adding/editing items in the library. We initially set this high barrier to entry because we were worried about controlling spam during the building of other features, most important being Moderator controls.

So the reason for this post is to set some basic guidelines for using replies/conversations to Buy/Sell/Trade with other members.

Please Don't try to Buy & Sell inside the library items
I know this is probably the best place for you to put your desire to buy or sell that particular item, but we're trying to think of the long-term goals of Trampt and the sanity of other members. Consider a member going through and posting "I'm looking for this item please email me" or "I'm selling this item please email me" on 50 items in a row. As another member tries to go through and see what people are talking about, each click is just the same thing over and over again. This would get really frustrating when members would like to just talk about the item or the artist/manufacturer who made it.

If anyone does this their post will be immediately removed by a Moderator and you will be sent a link to this post. If you received that link and are reading his now, please stop trying to Buy/Sell inside the library items for the reason listed above. Blatant offenders will have their accounts suspended.

So how do I use Conversations to Buy/Sell/Trade?
The correct way to Buy/Sell/Trade is to Start a Conversation, but to do this will require a Reputation of 50 (it will be lowered to 10 later tonight). This can be done by adding/editing items in the library, updating portfolios, or you can simply reply to existing conversations earning 1 Reputation point for each reply.

Once you have the ability to start a new Conversation please use one or combination of the following tags so it shows up in the correct place:

  • For Sale
  • Looking to Buy
  • Trade
  • Commission
  • Bootleg / Warning

Please consolidate your listings. The site will index the keywords you use in the body, so there is no need to jam the Conversation title with keywords. If you would like your conversation to show up in associated portfolios you can use the "Tag Portfolio" button to tag an Artist, Platform, Manufacturer, etc.

Artists selling items
If you have something new that you've created and you want to sell please use the For Sale tag as well as the New Release tag. If you're selling older items please refrain from using the New Release tag. Artists selling their own items can provide links to their stores to make the transaction process easier with other members.

No auctions, raffles, pre-sales, or 'taking offers' threads
Something that requires payments or bids without the guarantee of a sale is forbidden. Don't sell items you don't have in hand, or troll members to 'bid' on your items. Just put a sales price with anything you want to sell. It just makes things easier for everyone.

Good Reputation on the site doesn't mean they're 100% trustworthy
The Reputation piece of Trampt is not a reflection of a member Buying, Selling, or Trading with other members. Part of the upcoming Marketplace will deal with that, but for now use the same precautions when transacting that you would use on other forums.  

Hopefully this will be a nice stop-gap until the Marketplace launches. Please be nice to everyone and if there are any problems please email admin@trampt.com

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I can't wait to see the how the marketplace will look and the features that it will have. I hope its ok to ask if there is any estimate as to when we will see it?

almost 5 years ago · Comment ·

Easily_amused-trampt-2928f

Easily_Amused I'm looking forward to it too! almost 5 years ago

Keegan-trampt-1698f

keegan a We're tying to get the first version up by NYCC. :) almost 5 years ago

Aznalan15-trampt-959f

aznalan15 looking foward to it too! almost 5 years ago

Taos-trampt-1182f

Taos v So marketplace opening is getting closer :) over 4 years ago

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Kojito45 New York Comic Con is on Oct 10 -13 2013. Can't wait for trampt marketplace to be open around that time. almost 4 years ago

Slals-trampt-1357f

slals So NYCC has come and gone, but I don't see anything live yet in the marketplace. Waiting to launch for DCON'13 instead? :) over 3 years ago

Keegan-trampt-1698f

keegan a we're working on some issues to handle additional server load, don't want to launch something that breaks the whole site. :) over 3 years ago

Slals-trampt-1357f

slals any notable progress on the server capacity planning that you can comment on? we're ready for the marketplace, but can the servers handle the workload once the floodgates open :) over 3 years ago

Slals-trampt-1357f

slals Looks like openblindboxes.com is stepping up to fill part of this void o_O the marketplace would be a more complete model for the community tho. hope it is here soon! over 3 years ago

Christopherswalls-trampt-2724f

christopherswalls Please please please get this feature running, and soon! over 3 years ago

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cooperuk Can't wait! about 3 years ago

Slals-trampt-1357f

slals We there yet? SDCC'15? about 2 years ago

I can't wait for the Marketplace to go live - I'm interested to see how it works out for those of us who are using currency other than the US$.  I'm assuming we'll need to convert all our 'price paid/selling for' info to US$?  

When I sold my Dunny doubles online in the past, unless they were super rare they always sold at a loss - where I live, on average they retail for about £7.99 which is $12/$13 and I believe they're about $9 in the US(?).  It's not a big deal as I only wanted to try and cover the cost of my next blindbox!  However when you add packaging/intl.shipping costs on top of that, sometimes it becomes more hassle than it's worth.

Anyway.  What I'm really trying to get at is that this is why I love that there is also the Trade element to the Marketplace - for me this is far more exciting and it's a great alternative :D

over 4 years ago · Comment ·

Keegan-trampt-1698f

keegan a Yeah, since it's a unique feature to the site I really hope it catches on too. I hate keeping track of money and would rather just mail figures back and forth. :) over 4 years ago

Easily_amused-trampt-2928f

Easily_Amused I just wish you would set it up so that we can change the currency. I buy prints from European Bob who charges 39.99 British Pound as his release price, and I'm sure others would like to record when they purchase something in their home currency. over 4 years ago

Toyculturemagazine-trampt-1149f

ToyCultureMagazine The trade section will definitely be my favorite. It can be hard getting ahold of certain figures unless someone sees something you have that they may want ;) over 4 years ago

When are we gonna see the trampt shirts?

over 4 years ago · Comment ·

Keegan-trampt-1698f

keegan a This coming week. Finishing up some designs, then they'll be available for pre-order. We're also doing some hats too. :) over 4 years ago

Eljefe313-trampt-1270f

ELJEFE313 Hey I was just wondering how I can post to the newsfeed? On the side I work directly with 1xrun, inner state gallery and Library street collective which all house and work with tons of big artists who sell prints,fine art, and do vinyl....So I would love to post that stuff and images along with it. PLus id like to build my rep on here and move up the ladder if I could over 3 years ago

Keegan-trampt-1698f

keegan a I'll send you an email later tonight. :) over 3 years ago

Eljefe313-trampt-1270f

ELJEFE313 look forward to it! over 3 years ago

I like to let people know where to find interesting stuff when I come across it (EX: Alex Pardee SDCC 2012 figues). should I start a conversation for things I've found then instead of leaving a comment on the items library page? Also, whenever, I come across sales I like to share with a conversation, which tags should I use?

Thanks!

Jason

almost 5 years ago · Comment ·

Keegan-trampt-1698f

keegan a I love that you do that. I think if you make a new Conversation for those it would be ideal, but be sure to tag stuff like 'Alex Pardee' and 'SDCC' so the convo also shows up on those portfolios if people happen to be navigating that way. almost 5 years ago

Keegan-trampt-1698f

keegan a I would also use the 'New Release' or 'Secret Drop' tags for this. almost 5 years ago

Keegan-trampt-1698f

keegan a The above rules were more for members selling to members, rather than members letting others know about sale, deals, releases that are coming up. almost 5 years ago

Easily_amused-trampt-2928f

Easily_Amused Cool! I set up a conversation for my Buy/sale, check it and let me know if it's good. almost 5 years ago

so when is the market place going to be up?

 

i just joined because someone recommened it to me. there is so much stuff on here.. i am not sure if thats a good thing or a bad thing. gotta figure out what the hell i am doing.

over 4 years ago · Comment ·

Easily_amused-trampt-2928f

Easily_Amused Welcome to Trampt! over 4 years ago

This is very helpful thank you!

almost 5 years ago · Comment ·

Trampt family....what up with ALL the other features? Messaging and Market place? or any sort of page to page comments? Been up and running for over a year yeah? Gotta give us something to do at work instead of working!! hahahh!

over 4 years ago · Comment ·

Keegan-trampt-1698f

keegan a man I would love to ... if this were our full-time job these stuff would have all been done in months. :) over 4 years ago

Spiv-trampt-2f

blake a thanks for your patience guys! this is def a labor of love, not a full time gig for us. but we are working diligently on the marketplace now, so hoping to have it done asap! over 4 years ago

I am not a coder or pretend to be.  But is it hard to maybe allow the wanted and dealing buttons go to the list of people who have cliced those buttons on those figurines?  Maybe that would be a bandaid fix for the marketplace.

Mmm example, 102 people clicked "dealing it" for lets say... Black Night Raku, then if you clicked that button you can see a list of the 102 people that are dealing it, so you can decide to PM them like on the kr forums?

 

Alternative example if 52 people wanted a Andrew Bell Mahalaka, then you click that button and you see a list of who wants to buy it.

over 3 years ago · Comment ·

Hi Keegan when is the marketplace due to go live?

over 4 years ago · Comment ·

Spiv-trampt-2f

blake a As of right now, we do not have an official launch date for the Marketplace, but are diligently working on it. When we get closer to completion, we will definitely post back here with some more specifics. over 4 years ago

Eljefe313-trampt-1270f

ELJEFE313 well now the expectations are ultra high due to the long wait, so no preasure...lol over 4 years ago

Ultimateshopping-trampt-1446f

ultimateshopping Until the marketplace is up is there any other ways I can advertise to other collectors on here? over 4 years ago

Spiv-trampt-2f

blake a if you are a venue or store, you can pay for advertising on trampt to draw additional traffic to your site. if you are a collector yourself looking to unload some pieces, post a new conversation with some information and direct users to your Deal list (items you are willing to sell). over 4 years ago

Ultimateshopping-trampt-1446f

ultimateshopping Ok what does it cost for advertisement? over 4 years ago

Spiv-trampt-2f

blake a thanks for your interest. Please see our ad pages: http://trampt.com/pages/ad_rates
and
http://trampt.com/pages/advertising
If you are interested or have any questions, please contact us at ads@trampt.com ... thanks! over 4 years ago

oh snap! Sorry yo I been doing what you asked not to in the libray...sorry

over 4 years ago · Comment ·

Thanks for the info. I'm brand new today and looking to sell my work. This explains a lot

over 4 years ago · Comment ·

Easily_amused-trampt-2928f

Easily_Amused I'd recommend Starting a conversation and showing Pics of your work, along with putting up an artist portfolio, and entering your creatrions into the library. over 4 years ago

Can't wait for an update!

over 3 years ago · Comment ·

thx to who(m)ever wrote this.  i think i understand the site a lot better. :]] im excited! as an artist/and collecter :]]

almost 4 years ago · Comment ·

Keegan-trampt-1698f

keegan a I'm glad ... welcome. :) almost 4 years ago

I realize this is one of those "yes we are working on it" type responses I get the to questions I am about to ask, but figured I'd ask to see if there were any UI hooks that maybe I hadn't seen.

I was wondering if there was a way to find the collection or contact the collector when an item I am looking for says "X people dealing"? Since ultimately I can only see the items I am dealing, and will assume that the collection that has pieces that are being dealt doesn't check Trampt on a regular basis.

 

about 4 years ago · Comment ·

Easily_amused-trampt-2928f

Easily_Amused What piece are you looking for? about 4 years ago

Keegan-trampt-1698f

keegan a So there are a variety of 'hooks' into linking people for buying/selling/trading. If you post a 'Looking to Buy' for any item not only will it post it underneath the item you're looking for, but it will also email the people with the item in their deal list and let them know someone is looking ot buy it. :) about 4 years ago

Keegan-trampt-1698f

keegan a I should create a news post tomorrow with future screenshots and describe functionality to get some more feedback. :) about 4 years ago

Benpierce25-trampt-399f

benpierce25 v right now it is just a couple simpsons related Tim Doyle prints. Not sure that I did it correctly, but just ended up including the specific hyperlinks since I didn't find a way to directly encapsulate the pieces to the LTB post. about 4 years ago

So it seems for the time being we can sell items using conversations through said item? Just want to make sure before i get banned for doing that lol. So confusing with marketplace offline yet there is an option for dealing an item you can click. I think this site is nice but its painful to know we are only being teased with whats available at the moment

Ianthegamer-trampt-3015f

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over 4 years ago · Comment ·

Spiv-trampt-2f

blake a The "deal" list is actually separate from the "listing" functionality that will launch with the Marketplace. The "deal" list is meant as a collection of the things you own that you are willing to part with in order to easily set up trades. over 4 years ago

Spiv-trampt-2f

blake a For example, some people use the conversations section or other forums to set up trades... instead of posting the items you want to trade with every time, you can send someone a link to your deal list, which is meant to be a "living list". over 4 years ago

Spiv-trampt-2f

blake a Yes, you can open a new conversation and offer trades by directing people to your deal list, and point out specific items you really want. Basically, you can use Convos to post an "ad" for your items. You will not get banned for using the conversation section in this way. :) over 4 years ago

Manicfunnoodle-trampt-5096f

Manicfunnoodle Thanks Blake, I'm pretty new here and wondered what the "deal" list was lol over 4 years ago

Spiv-trampt-2f

blake a haha np :) over 4 years ago

I would like to see the Marketplace launch soon.

almost 4 years ago · Comment ·

Mikashroom-trampt-1585f

mikashroom m it will :) almost 4 years ago

Lediscode-trampt-2122f

lediscode How soon? almost 4 years ago

Mikashroom-trampt-1585f

mikashroom m that im not sure about, but keegan's working on it almost 4 years ago

Spiv-trampt-2f

blake a I would like to see that too! haha. Since trampt's inception it had just been me and Keegan doing all the work. More recently, we buckled down on Marketplace and have even brought on additional devs to help us move quicker on getting the marketplace out to you guys. almost 4 years ago

Mikashroom-trampt-1585f

mikashroom m really cant wait for it :) almost 4 years ago

Lediscode-trampt-2122f

lediscode Well I hope it comes together soon! :D almost 4 years ago

Keegan-trampt-1698f

keegan a going to start sharing screenshots soon as we get closer to launching :) almost 4 years ago

Mikashroom-trampt-1585f

mikashroom m :D almost 4 years ago

Lediscode-trampt-2122f

lediscode Awesome! almost 4 years ago

i have a couple of rep points...but i can't start a conversation yet.  just curiuos as to why?

 

about 4 years ago · Comment ·

Keegan-trampt-1698f

keegan a you should totally be able to post a conversation. Will message Blake since it seems the background job that calculates badges is down. about 4 years ago

Psigts-trampt-1806f

roguerebel v Please keep me posted. Thanks for looking into it. about 4 years ago

Keegan-trampt-1698f

keegan a The corn job kicked offline a couple days ago and Blake will be fixing it soon. :) about 4 years ago

Oh wait...Flagged is a bad thing right? It's not like a "like" correct? LOL!!

over 4 years ago · Comment ·

Spiv-trampt-2f

blake a haha that is correct. flagging is used if something should be removed or changed due to incorrect info. if you like something, instead use the "fuckin sweet" button or simply add it to your "want" list. over 4 years ago

Thank you for providing a nice website.

over 4 years ago · Comment ·

I don't know how hard it is to code it but maybe make it privacy setting? By default sharing the dealing section is off, and people can opt into sharing their dealing section and being able to contacted.

over 4 years ago · Comment ·

heck yeah. :]] if this is still goin on? i need to read the kidrobot site now. hope we'll be talking soon. i've got a zpr. callin my name. if this is legit, count me in. i also understand the rep thing now.haha. very wise[even if it's lowered now].ttys bro

almost 4 years ago · Comment ·

Spiv-trampt-2f

blake a one more thing, if you want to reply directly to something someone has said, you can roll over their post and click the "comment" link. Commenting is displayed inline so it is like a direct reply. (this is a comment) almost 4 years ago

Derekmatthew-trampt-1961f

derekmatthewcarter cool,thank you! :]] almost 4 years ago

Eagerly awaiting the launch of this. Any news, updates or ETAs?

almost 4 years ago · Comment ·

Spiv-trampt-2f

blake a Chris, currently we are not giving out ETAs because it is hard to judge timeframes given Keegan and I do not develop full time on trampt at the moment. However, we have been focusing our efforts on the Marketplace, and already have most of the pages designed and HTML structure written for it, so we are well on our way. almost 4 years ago

Keegan-trampt-1698f

keegan a Also, I'm in the middle of moving the whole family across the country next week to Los Angeles ... which will be leading to many new things for Trampt. :) almost 4 years ago

Chrisorbit-trampt-1413f

chrisorbit Thanks for the info. Love the site and looking forward to the marketplace when it is finished. almost 4 years ago

Chrisorbit-trampt-1413f

chrisorbit Keegan, Welcome to LA! I hope you and your family like it here. almost 4 years ago

Mikashroom-trampt-1585f

mikashroom m Yay Keegan! You're coming to California!!! almost 4 years ago

Any news on when this will go live yet?

about 4 years ago · Comment ·

Any update yet? Be cool to get this up and running and see if its worth having....seeing that I just recently made 2 posts about items I want to sell and to see what kind of offers I would get. Yeah....I pretty much watched a digital tumbleweed roll by on those...lol

about 4 years ago · Comment ·

Spiv-trampt-2f

blake a I am not surprised, really... currently, trampt is not a site known for sales and so people don't really use it for that yet -- most people go to the forums for trades/sales. The convo area is just a short term compromise. Once we have a full marketplace with tools (something forums can't and don't have) the selling will come. about 4 years ago

Keegan-trampt-1698f

keegan a Been coding for three straight days. :) about 4 years ago

Eljefe313-trampt-1270f

ELJEFE313 thank god....lol about 4 years ago

Eljefe313-trampt-1270f

ELJEFE313 is there an eta....? about 4 years ago

Keegan-trampt-1698f

keegan a probably when it's done about 4 years ago

Eljefe313-trampt-1270f

ELJEFE313 so when its done, it will probably have serious issues? about 4 years ago

Spiv-trampt-2f

blake a keegan doesn't need sleep about 4 years ago

Eljefe313-trampt-1270f

ELJEFE313 sleep is way overrated....he can shotgun 4 locos all night...lol about 4 years ago

Easily_amused-trampt-2928f

Easily_Amused I can't wait! about 4 years ago

Keegan-trampt-1698f

keegan a this would have gotten done ages ago if it weren't for a certain 3 year old and 1 year old wearing me out all day. about 4 years ago

Easily_amused-trampt-2928f

Easily_Amused Kids are awesome like that! Do you have boys or girls? about 4 years ago

Keegan-trampt-1698f

keegan a 3 year old girl, and 1 year old boy. about 4 years ago

Easily_amused-trampt-2928f

Easily_Amused Awesome, and at the hands on age. I envy you, soon you will have an excuse to play with G. I. Joes again. ;) about 4 years ago

Eljefe313-trampt-1270f

ELJEFE313 5 and 3 year old right here homie about 4 years ago

Easily_amused-trampt-2928f

Easily_Amused ELJEFE313, are they one of each, boys, or Girls? about 4 years ago

Eljefe313-trampt-1270f

ELJEFE313 yep about 4 years ago

Thank you for this. Very helpful

over 4 years ago · Comment ·

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