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    Flea Market is archaic!

    This is a big organization with major IT resources (or so we are told). Can't we get a decent Flea Market where you can do real searches and sorts? It's a wonder anybody posts stuff to sell. The buyers can find what they want or need. This is pretty simple if other clubs and organizations much smaller can have a decent, searchable classified section. Move it back to the forum if that's what's needed.
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    Dave -

    You're not alone in your feelings. But to say we have major IT resources might be a bit of a stretch! Anyway, there have been a variety of posts in various places about the Flea Market and the things that it doesn't do. The main office has said that another version of the flea market is coming...I think it was even announced in the ON several months back. The "huge" IT department is busy working some other membership issues and the new flea market should follow pretty quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    The "huge" IT department is busy working some other membership issues and the new flea market should follow pretty quickly.
    Yeah, the guy is flat out
    I realize that asking the Members for patience is ridiculous at this point but all the issues are being worked on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Yeah, the guy is flat out
    I realize that asking the Members for patience is ridiculous at this point but all the issues are being worked on.
    OM
    Well. I lieu of that patience thing...Perhaps the "RULES" can be loosened and open up a new area until the problem(s) are rectified.
    Or just let the members conduct their business here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grafikfeat View Post
    Well. I lieu of that patience thing...Perhaps the "RULES" can be loosened and open up a new area until the problem(s) are rectified.
    Or just let the members conduct their business here.
    Sena Bluetooth has been the only one really utilizing the new changes that we have tried while we wait for "flea market" repairs Jim.
    See if a write-up on your operation like Sena has done will get you by.
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    That said, conducting "regular" FM business in Member Ops is not what we have in mind in terms of the "Rules" being loosened. Member Ops let's people offer items to members in a way that doesn't mean taking out an Owners color ad but want to contact members directly via the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    That said, conducting "regular" FM business in Member Ops is not what we have in mind in terms of the "Rules" being loosened. Member Ops let's people offer items to members in a way that doesn't mean taking out an Owners color ad but want to contact members directly via the forum.
    We get that... All I mean is for now... if a gal or guy is selling a pair of gloves or any gear just let them post it there. Really a non issue for a temp fix to a bad situation...
    When marketplace is "fixed" go back to that... For now let them sell their items here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    See if a write-up on your operation like Sena has done will get you by.
    OM
    He's selling one thing. I'm an idea guy selling many short term items... Shirts, hats, stickers etc. Most of which are "Short Run". Completely different.

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    Besides... Isn't...

    Forum: Opportunities - Members and Vendors
    Posts about events, products and services of interest because they have to do with BMW, motorcycles or BMW MOA members.

    ...The name of the forum?
    Just let people put their stuff for sale there until the new marketplace is in fact, in place and operational...

    You guys really make it harder than it needs to be...

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    Sorry, I don't see where someone that is trying to sell their used riding suit is an "event, product, or service".

    As a reference to the past, we tried an interim Flea Market inside the forum. It wasn't universally accepted as the thing to do. It seems that many of the members who use the Flea Market are not really frequent forum users. So, it's not likely we'll try something inside the forum again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Sorry, I don't see where someone that is trying to sell their used riding suit is an "event, product, or service".

    I'm also sorry we are faced w/ a unique situation that is consistently met w/ push back.
    It also says having to do w/ MOA Members... Of which I thought were always looking to spread goodwill.

    Obviously not.
    Again. Harder than it needs to be...
    You can get back to your doughnut now... This has once again proven to be a dead horse topic.

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    I thought it was just me. I'm trying to find a new-to-me bike and don't feel like browsing to find it.

    Maybe you can put "Under Construction" or some other caveat on the page until it gets fixed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rx35285 View Post
    I thought it was just me. I'm trying to find a new-to-me bike and don't feel like browsing to find it.

    Maybe you can put "Under Construction" or some other caveat on the page until it gets fixed.
    I like that idea!

    "We", meaning our overworked staff of one, is working on it, but it's lots more complicated than it looks.

    Thank you to the vast majority who are exercising patience in this.

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    I have a "FIX"!
    Go to ADVRider.com to buy or sell whatever you have. It is the best place anyway. IT WORKS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle L B View Post
    I have a "FIX"!
    Go to ADVRider.com to buy or sell whatever you have. It is the best place anyway. IT WORKS!
    Sent from my GT-P5210
    +1, Gunny; it's a sad truth, our MOA Forum Flea Market is a total joke! jes' sayin' and nuff said!
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