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Old 01-23-2010, 11:49 PM
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I have seen this on a few other forums on the internet:

People who travel offer explain where they are going, how long they will be there, and their estimated time back home. While they are gone, they are willing to transport parts to certain areas close by for a small fee.

Idk if anyone thinks this is a good idea, but just thought it would be a good sub-forum in the For Sale areas, serves as a good alternative to shipping.
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:03 AM
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not a bad idea. i travel a bunch and could do this..
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Good idea.
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lol sounds kinda sketch.. if the whole internet knows someones not going to be home at a certain time they're gonna get jacked
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Uh, how would they know where they lived? You think there is a bunch of gangstas on here or what?
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:21 AM
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Uh, how would they know where they lived? You think there is a bunch of gangstas on here or what?
Each side of the transaction gives the person who is going to transport the items their Home Address. It might seem kind of sketchy, but I haven seen it work before and I thought it was a great system.

Yes, you do have to trust someone you might not know, but if you dont' feel comfortable with it, then you don't have to do it.
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:23 AM
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lol sounds kinda sketch.. if the whole internet knows someones not going to be home at a certain time they're gonna get jacked
Well that is what the 2 sides of the transaction have to negotiate with the person who will be transporting the items. They need to figure out where/when to go to pick up the items, and then where/when to drop them off to the other person.

It might seem complicated, but it really is easy. I have done it before and once you know where to go and when to be there, it's a piece of cake. And it is a great way to make money while meeting fellow 8 owners.
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Good idea, have address & stuff all pm'd, that info is passed on for shipping reasons anyway.
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:32 AM
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And yeah it is all done through Personal Messages. I don't expect someone to post their Home Address so the whole forum can see lol.
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I think its a decent Idea, much better than paypal, wire transfers etc.
A hands C Cash.
C Trades Cash for Part with B
C Gives A Part.

but if C = Crook, all are screwed.

As far as I'm concerned the best way to sell is in person. Period.
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So can we call it the " Fed-RX" forum?
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Originally Posted by Symbioticgenius View Post
I think its a decent Idea, much better than paypal, wire transfers etc.
A hands C Cash.
C Trades Cash for Part with B
C Gives A Part.

but if C = Crook, all are screwed.

As far as I'm concerned the best way to sell is in person. Period.
Well obviously that is the most efficient method of selling. But when person to person is hard, then there can be a sort of "messenger" between those 2 people.

So can we call it the " Fed-RX" forum?
Ha if by some chance this get created, I'll request it to be named that.
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We should hire some kid who's having trouble paying for his 8 to just drive cross country passing along our crap to one another LOL
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We should hire some kid who's having trouble paying for his 8 to just drive cross country passing along our crap to one another LOL
Lol I am sure we can find ONE person on here with that problem.
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I'll confer with the other mods- this doesn't sound too safe, honestly.
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I'll confer with the other mods- this doesn't sound too safe, honestly.
I see what you are saying. But there are always going to be uncertainties with anything dealing with selling over the internet.
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Wondering what the status is on this idea?
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So can we call it the " Fed-RX" forum?

It will definitely be for people on meds ....
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It will definitely be for people on meds ....
This is an honest question, and give an honest answer:

Why do you think this would/would not work?
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So I need my 8 shipped back to Seattle....I REALLY want someone I don't know personally to rag the **** out of it while im still deployed to Iraq. That sounds amazing.
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So I need my 8 shipped back to Seattle....I REALLY want someone I don't know personally to rag the **** out of it while im still deployed to Iraq. That sounds amazing.
Obviously that is not something you do with this idea...it is ITEM transportation, not CAR transportation...
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So I need my 8 shipped back to Seattle....I REALLY want someone I don't know personally to rag the **** out of it while im still deployed to Iraq. That sounds amazing.
i'll do it for you
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So I need my 8 shipped back to Seattle....I REALLY want someone I don't know personally to rag the **** out of it while im still deployed to Iraq. That sounds amazing.
Ever hear of "Drive away?" Not sure how popular it is these days, but at one time it was a pretty common way of moving your car and a homeless person cross country.

Just check out "Vanishing Point" and "On the Road" for testimonials.

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Why? Because just dealing with my own parts and situations is time consuming enough.

For a friend, sure. For just anybody, fugetaboudit ....
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i'll do it for you

Mike I don't doubt you would! Im going to get it prepped to be shipped in March, so once I know my fly home date it can be waiting for me when I get back.
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