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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
9 months ago · Comment ·
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?
11 months 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!
6 months ago · Comment ·
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.
8 months ago · Comment ·
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
5 months ago · Comment ·
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 1 month 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
4 months 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
7 days ago · Comment ·
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