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 Where do we go if wanting to buy ,sell, or place wanting Ads NOW ??
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 9:18:06 PM on 19 March 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

Buying ,selling or wanting vintage Radios ,TV's or parts has become a lot harder lately with very few platforms to place a Ad and to top this off ,no swap meets or markets
Even the local market here in albury has closed its door.
So where do buy or place our wanted Ads?
Options
First up is eBay .
Well , it's become very costly with huge prices and seldom do I see anything that is special anymore .

Next up is Gumtree.
Well yes you can place a wanted Ad with a photo for free or buy and sell on it .
But boy ,it's a pain in the butt ,with the worst search settings on the web and bombarded with ads ,whilst your search returns caravans as well as radios and vintage TV's.!

Then we have Facebook.
Well I've never been a fan of face book , I must be antisocial or the wrong generation.
But read on and hear my story!!
I needed one chair for a particular vintage lounge that I own and I could not find it anywhere for sale.
I placed a wanted Ad on FB with a photo and I received 10 replies in the one day and I got my chair.
FB is full of vintage radios, TV's and parts . Plus you can place a wanted ad all for free
At the push of one button it will up load your photo of your item you are selling or wanting
I have also bought TV parts for my vintage sets.
The prices have been cheaper than eBay by far .
But more importantly it's full of old stuff which we all want in one way or another.iife is too short to not be finding the parts or the next old restoration .

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:32:55 PM on 19 March 2020.
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 Location: Greenwich, NSW
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I do have to try and find time to finish off the last bit of work I need to do on the Wanted and For Sale forum. I didn't really expect this job to drag on for the time it has, almost a year, but time is hard to come by with the job I have these days and I have to admit, when I get some I usually spend it away from a computer.

As for Ebay, I haven't sold anything there for a couple of years now, maybe even three years. It's a rort. They sting you bigtime with their sales commissions and then you cough up again when the buyer pays with Paypal. Then, when there is a dispute, everything goes against the seller and both Ebay and Paypal pretty much side with the buyer every time.

When Ebay tried it on with making Paypal the only payment method I closed my original account with Ebay as a protest vote and them e-mailed them with a 'stick it up your khyber pass' message. It wasn't a pleasant e-mail, but it certainly wasn't meant to be.

When the ACCC leaned on Ebay and told them that a Paypal-only service wasn't on, I opened a new account and am still there 12 years later but these days I only buy. I don't use Gumtree or the Trading Post, etc as I don't really see an advantage to being on a million other sites that pretty much do the same thing.

I am not a member of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat or any other social network. Again, time simply prohibits it.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:44:13 PM on 19 March 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

I think Brad that even though I'm sure you will finish the sale page at some stage ,we don't have the volume of people to be selling or offering many items .
We are a small group and it's not a buy and sell site .

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:55:44 AM on 20 March 2020.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
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Brad my experience with Ebay was similar to yours re the Paypal issue. I joined the revolt and gave them heaps at the time with the result that I am permanently blacklisted.

I don't care!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 11:54:51 AM on 20 March 2020.
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 Location: Sydney, NSW
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I've been waiting for Brad to finish the work, but it never seems to get done.

I've got things I'd like to give away, but who knows if it will happen before the chinese virus gets me.

I have no interest at all in all those other buy/sell places.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 12:31:07 PM on 20 March 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

This post was aimed at new places to buy and sell old electronic things
Now that the markets and swaps have stopped .
We are a small group of people and our for sale section was always very small.
That's why I mentioned FB for quaintly of goods we can obtain
In other places even after Brad has found the time to fix the site.
I know that many people here do not want to use Fb .
But if it has tons of radios and TVs for sale than it maybe worth looking at for the volume that our site can't compare with.
Sure we will have a sale page again .
But it's good to have other options when looking for rare old things .

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 3:35:42 PM on 20 March 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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Bought it today from BW.
Works well with old tellies if the need to zoom is needed. Most other shops were closed , public holiday apparently something to do with racing


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 6:24:32 PM on 20 March 2020.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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^ are you referring to the DVD player from your other thread?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 6:43:13 PM on 20 March 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

Oh yes G, Thanks
I got my posts mixed up.
Hmmm dementia must be starting early !
Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 8:01:28 PM on 20 March 2020.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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.Pete: I have two CCTV cameras in my workshop. Those are mainly used on replay so that I can see where I put the thing I cannot find two days later.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 8:07:37 PM on 20 March 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

Haha, you are training your memory to be lazy.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 8:41:19 PM on 20 March 2020.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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Not really. If you saw the size and state of my workshop, you might realise how easy it is to misplace things. Mostly I "lose" stuff when I get interrupted by someone walking in. Happened today when one of the owners of a factory unit upstairs asked me to find out why the blinkers aren't working in his Jeep Wrangler which he just collected from a respray joint. In the middle of that I get a phone call to come home asap via the shops. Then, if I don't return to the workshop for a few days I can lose track of where I put things. The video replay is a boon.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 8:50:53 PM on 20 March 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
 Postcount: 1993

Well I can understand it.
When I lived in thornleigh I had a work shop all set up and a house all set up ,then I moved to Cromer and never unpacked or set up .
Now I'm in Albury and the stuff has been in boxes for 4 years !
I have no idea which one my life is in!
Will unpack it all when I finish painting the house !


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 7:48:02 PM on 21 March 2020.
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Pete: I have two CCTV cameras in my workshop. Those are mainly used on replay so that I can see where I put the thing I cannot find two days later.

HAHA - What a great idea St George! If I had that function in my OFFICE at work with only a ten minute rewind function I'd be better off.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 15 · Written at 11:27:14 PM on 23 March 2020.
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 Location: Katoomba, NSW
 Member since 11 February 2020
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I'm in the position of trying to set my workshop up with quality tools and electrical components and the crap that is out there just turns me off buying new gear so I look for "vintage quality" and it's not easy to find these days. With limited technical knowledge, as in my case there is a huge risk of buying gear through the net and it can be difficult just obtaining information about an item so you take the chance.

The alternative is to join a forum similar to this one where apart from the wealth of knowledge that is available, there is also a feeling of trust and support when it comes to buying gear. So don't underestimate the value of these groups to provide a much needed resource for buying good old stuff.

Cheers
Pat


 
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