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    i was searching around for auction software and came across this. it integrates with vbulletin and looks pretty cool. do you think any of your users would use that over just adding a buy/sell/trade section? im trying to decide whether or not to add it

    www.vbauction.com
    www.texasatvs.com

  • #2
    My question over this product is what's the use of having auctions at your site when people can go to ebay? They'll get far more exposure, feel far more secure and safe that if they win the auction they'll get what they want etc...
    Last edited by Dean C; Wed 28th Jul '04, 1:36pm.
    Dean Clatworthy - Web Developer/Designer

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    • #3
      Yeh, you could have private auctions, but I would stick with eBay personally.

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      • #4
        ewww.. Perl script -_-
        ManagerJosh, Owner of 4 XenForo Licenses, 1 vBulletin Legacy License, 1 Internet Brands Suite License
        Director, WorldSims.org | Gaming Hosting Administrator, SimGames.net, Urban Online Entertainment

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        • #5
          Perl is not that bad, in some area's it is far more suited to the job then php.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Brad.loo
            Perl is not that bad, in some area's it is far more suited to the job then php.
            Like?
            Australia's Design Community

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            • #7
              Originally posted by kyk0
              Like?
              sys admin, file manipulation
              http://forums.cpfc.org/

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              • #8
                You can find more trader/auction scripts on vBulletin.org perhaps - you could compare them. I have no experience with that script.

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                • #9
                  ebay - charge a pretty penny tho dont they
                  http://www.eteknix.com/images/misc/vbulletin4_logo.png
                  eTeknix.com - http://www.eteknix.com
                  eTeknix Forums - http://forums.eteknix.com

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                  • #10
                    Yes but at least you get security and backing from ebay on there. For example if you don't get what you paid for you can complain. If you hosted something like this on your site you wouldn't be able to give your users any security.
                    Dean Clatworthy - Web Developer/Designer

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                    • #11
                      true, but there must be something u can do tho ?
                      http://www.eteknix.com/images/misc/vbulletin4_logo.png
                      eTeknix.com - http://www.eteknix.com
                      eTeknix Forums - http://forums.eteknix.com

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                      • #12
                        Would you want the hassle as a part-time webmaster of dealing with dodgy users? Think of all the trolls you get on your forums just to post!? Imagine the problems they'd create by creating fake auctions and such
                        Dean Clatworthy - Web Developer/Designer

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                        • #13
                          ye but if you already have a market (for sale/wanted etc...) then adding an auction part should be good if a market idea has been running well for a while.

                          agreed?
                          http://www.eteknix.com/images/misc/vbulletin4_logo.png
                          eTeknix.com - http://www.eteknix.com
                          eTeknix Forums - http://forums.eteknix.com

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Dean C
                            My question over this product is what's the use of having auctions at your site when people can go to ebay?
                            I personally prefer to buy off eBay not sell, I've only used it a few times because it's not that great. If so many people want to use eBay, why do all these websites have a full marketplace? Such as WebhostingTalk (Ok, not so safe if you don't do any research) or at some of those Tech forums? I've both bought and sold off these smaller market sites and prefer it since you know who you are dealing with before hand if you are a member there.

                            I don't think too highly of auction software since a user can post and ask for bids, but that is all about preference.

                            Originally posted by Dean C
                            Would you want the hassle as a part-time webmaster of dealing with dodgy users?
                            Why become a webmaster if you don't want to deal with problems? A lot of people start web sites, forums, chats then when it gets popular they can't handle it as it becomes too much.

                            Originally posted by Dean C
                            Yes but at least you get security and backing from ebay on there. For example if you don't get what you paid for you can complain. If you hosted something like this on your site you wouldn't be able to give your users any security.
                            That is why most sellers/buyers link to Either eBay feedback, Heatware (I have an account with them and why places like Techimo.com keep a very long list of who not to deal with. No place is 100% secure, but if you play your cards right and do research you most likely won't get scammed. As most forums say in their marketplace, they take no responsibility for the transactions done and advise to be careful.

                            Besides, at the forums I go to I see more crap on how they just got scammed on eBay, not on the forums marketplace.
                            Last edited by IDN; Thu 29th Jul '04, 6:11am.
                            Running vB since 4-14-2002

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