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#1 of 370 Old 03-13-2008, 02:48 AM - Thread Starter
 
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does anyone else?

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Yep.
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me too.

tho i must sheepishly admit i have not yet taken the time to navigate the new one

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yeah...i was a trading post addict before and now i hardly go on there.

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the new one is just too confusing with only being able to list one item. and all that jazz plus having to add credits is annoying i have so much junk that i would love to sell for cheaply but the credit thing is not working

we should have a Trading Post Revolt

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I am seriously disliking the new TP.
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God. I am too. I used to go there every single day and I almost always found awesome stuff to buy. I haven't bought a single thing on there since they switched to the new system. It's not inviting.
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Me too. I used to get sucked in to the old one through New Posts and then I'd spend a while there. I never visit the new one.
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Can I join the club I miss it, too. I hate how you have to really dig to find a posters' post count/ rating, etc. And you cant bump threads. And all of the old tp'ers, I miss you guys

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I miss it, too.

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Likewise. I browsed the new one just yesterday and was thinking it wasn't very inviting or easy to navigate. I didn't find anything to buy.
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yeah...i was a trading post addict before and now i hardly go on there.

Me too....as a buyer and seller.

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I miss it. I used to sell a lot more at the old TP. Right now I'm considering if it is either worth it to post some of my spring/summer maternity clothes.

The only thing I like about it is the pics on the front page. Although once they leave the front page it seems things get lost.
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I am seriously disliking the new TP.
Me too.

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I'm not enjoying the new one. It's harder to navigate and search. I did find one book I was interested in, left a message for the seller (a mod), and never heard anything back. No cool toddler nursing book for dd and ds, oh well.

I just don't bother anymore. I won't bother selling anything here because there's no casual traffic, only people looking for certain things, as one would expect with a TP you have to specifically go to in order to see anything. There's no pull from the New Posts page anymore. That generated a huge amount of traffic and interest for me, both as a seller and as a buyer. And as a buyer, I'm usually not looking for something specific, just seeing if there's anything interesting.

There are plenty of other boards that offer trading posts with no charge for use.
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Yeah. I listed some of my DD's outgrown clothes (size 32 training bras, to be specific) and I haven't gotten a single response. TP ads no longer show up on "new posts" because they're not "posts" anymore, and I can't put a link to it in my siggie without buying a "business account" at MDC.

I don't mind paying 20 cents to post items, really it's not a big deal. But if things won't be sold because nobody knows they're for sale- then I guess I'll have to use eBay instead.

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Me, too. I never go to the TP anymore, ever.
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Yep. I've listed a few times and haven't had nearly the response on the ads as I had in the old one. It is very frustrating, as all I really want to do is hook some other MDC moms up with some good deals and clear out some space in my house. I really felt like the old Trading Post was like that--it wasn't so much about making money, but about getting a fair deal on something you could really use. I feel like the new one is more about selling things. KWIM?
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me to! i use to check out the old one nearly everyday, now it's more like once a month

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me too. i want to like the new one, but i just can't, it's so confusing and not welcoming at all.

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I haven't been to the new one once. I used to visit the old one maybe once a week just to browse.

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I liked the old one better because there was way more traffic and a lot more people were buying/selling, so it was fun to check. I sold a few things on the old TP, but since so few people seem to even visit the new TP I haven't bothered to list anything.

I also fine the FFS/ISO combo thing confusing.

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I agree.
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I miss the Giving Forum. I think that should have stayed as it was.
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It is very frustrating, as all I really want to do is hook some other MDC moms up with some good deals and clear out some space in my house. I really felt like the old Trading Post was like that--it wasn't so much about making money, but about getting a fair deal on something you could really use.
Totally. I can't navigate the new TP and I don't go there at all. And I used the old one quite a bit.
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I miss the Giving forum also.

And I find it much harder to sell/trade now--I don't get nearly the response I used to, even on items that I knew would go quickly on the old TP.

And it seems kinda silly to me that you need to pay money to post an ISO thread.
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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?

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