Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
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I've had some stuff for sale in the new TP for several weeks, and I've gotten absolutely no response.
I don't think anybody is aware of it. With the old TP system, it was all regular threads, and items for sale came up in "new posts". This gave people a lot of chances to see what's for sale.
With this new system, there's no way for anybody to know about it unless they specifically feel like browsing through all the items for sale- people no longer "happen upon the listings" while browsing MDC as a whole.
I'd post a link to my items for sale in my signature, but apparently I need to pay for a business membership to be allowed to do that. But it's not like I'm trying to sell WAHM stuff- I'm just trying to sell some clothing my kids have outgrown!
I don't mind paying 20 cents per listing, and I haven't had too much trouble navigating the new software. But what's the point when nobody can see what I'm trying to sell? Ebay at least has customers!
Is there any way this can be remedied? Can we lift the ban on siggie links for non-WAHM things we're trying to sell via the TP? Open a new forum just for links to TP stuff so we can bump posts and have them show up with the "new posts"? Go back to the old system? Offer both TP methods and let people use whichever method they prefer?
Ruth, single mommy to 3 quasi-adults