[vcf-midatlantic] Switching to Tindie, eBay Disallows Links to Documentation Now
billdegnan at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 15:46:12 EDT 2017
yes, I was thinking something like that, list both places and figure out a
creative way, maybe put into the photos a hint where to get more info.
On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 3:16 PM, William Dudley via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> Here's an idea.
> put up an auction for each item.
> In the description, put "search for glitchwrks on tindie for
> Bill Dudley
> This email is free of malware because I run Linux.
> On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 2:59 PM, systems_glitch via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> > All,
> > I'm moving all of my open source hobby kits/projects to Tindie. I
> > a nastygram from eBay last night that I needed to remove all external
> > to my project descriptions and GitHub repos or my listings would be
> > deleted. What good is selling a bare PC board without a link to the
> > documentation and design files?! Anyway, my Tindie store can be found at
> > the following address:
> > https://www.tindie.com/stores/glitchwrks/
> > So far, Tindie seems to be better in all ways than eBay, except for of
> > course viewership. Hopefully people will use it rather than shying away
> > from an unknown. The focus at Tindie is DIY/hobby/maker projects, often
> > open source, and often one hacker's hobby efforts. At least the
> > items" will likely be relevant :)
> > I did call eBay's customer service, and after wasting an hour wading
> > through tech support hierarchy, I did get a non-call-center manager who
> > understood the problem, but basically said, "your business is important
> > us, but not *that* important" -- he admitted that not having links to
> > documentation basically made my eBay listings useless, but also admitted
> > that there are no exceptions because eBay is scared someone will sell a
> > item outside of eBay once in a while.
> > Thanks,
> > Jonathan
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