Welcome to Barter Town Preview!

Discussion in 'Barter Town preview' started by Tinkerbelle, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Tinkerbelle

    Tinkerbelle Everything in Moderation Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

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    Welcome, all, to Barter Town Preview! Here you will find a sneak peek into one of the many additional benefits that are available to AK Subscribers.

    The attached .pdf and .jpeg files are a snapshot of the last 24-48 hours postings in Barter Town. The .pdf and .jpeg files have the same information; we have just presented two formats for viewing flexibility.

    This is just a sampling of the dozens of pages of listings and there are many hot deals here for buyers and sellers. To find out more details, pick up a bargain, sell or trade unwanted items just become a subscriber: look on the home page for subscription details or the direct payment link is here.

    This will be updated regularly so be sure to check back during the week.

    If you want to post comments or suggestions you can do so here.
     

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  2. marantzfan

    marantzfan ... Subscriber

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    Great Idea.
     
  3. Tinkerbelle

    Tinkerbelle Everything in Moderation Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

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    A gentle reminder to consider the benefits of becoming an AudioKarma subscriber. Access to Barter Town is only one benefit, noting that often there are free items available in Barter Town from generous AK subscribers, including tube and solid state receivers/amps, speakers, and other audio, and non-audio, items.

    As posted on the home page, subscribers "... get more value, have access to more info, and you're included in free drawings for some very cool stuff." For a quick run down of a comparison of other benefits for subscribers, this post identifies the following extras for subscribers (but later updated as below):

    * Private forums only for Subscribers. [Barter Town is only one of several subscriber-only forums]
    * PM capacity increases to 1500 (Reg. members get 150).
    * Picture storage increases to 100 MB (Reg. members get 25 MB).
    * You can delete your own posts.
    * Bigger signature limit.
    * Choose to display your name in "Subscriber Red".
    * Use animated gifs as your Avatar.
    * Gain the ability to be "invisible" to the rest of the board. (No one can see when you're online.)


    Take a look through some of the recent Barter Town preview postings here and consider taking the next step in supporting AudioKarma. If you're looking to buy, sell or trade, your $25 subscription might be quickly recouped in Barter Town bargains, and you help to support our audio community and online meeting place.

    Thank you for your interest and consideration!
     
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  4. fulljam

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    I went to the bartertown updates,and tried to click on some items,but the threads wouldn't open...they only got larger or smaller...what am I doing wrong? fulljam
     
  5. Tinkerbelle

    Tinkerbelle Everything in Moderation Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

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    You are not doing anything wrong. This forum is BarterTown Preview and these are just preview pages, i.e. images to allow non-subscribers to get an idea of what is available in BarterTown. To view and open the actual thread you need to go to BarterTown itself, which is available only to subscribers.
     
  6. funatic

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    How do we subscribers access BarterTown
     

     

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  7. Tinkerbelle

    Tinkerbelle Everything in Moderation Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

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    If you are a subscriber, i.e. if you have paid the $25 subscription cost, then you should already see the additional forums that are available to you. You should also see the red "AK Subscriber" badge below your member name. This sometimes take a short while to process. If you have not yet subscribed, you can do so by following the instructions in post #1 here.
     
  8. funflyer

    funflyer AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I've been a subscriber for several yaers, but still can find no access to Barter Town. What am I doing wrong?
     
  9. luvvinvinyl

    luvvinvinyl Aggie! Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    How do you access posts?

    Here is the index page of forums:

    http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php

    The first section contains the rules and the AK Helping VOA Families for Christmas. Right below that is the Subscribers' Section.

    If you don't see that, your bookmark is not cookied properly. Delete it. Clear cache and cookies. Log out from AK. Type the URL audiokarma.org. Log in, having checked the Remember Me box. Go to the forum index, linked above. You should see the same lists of forums. Set a new bookmark.
     

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  10. Tinkerbelle

    Tinkerbelle Everything in Moderation Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

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    Please refer also to post #5 above.

    Access to Barter Town is not through this Barter Town Preview forum it is through the Subscriber forums at the top of this AudioKarma page: http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/index.php

    If you still cannot find Barter Town please PM one of the admins luvvinvinyl or Grumpy.
     
  11. pmdclassics

    pmdclassics AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    What are the main differences between Marketplace and Bartertown?
     

     

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  12. Tinkerbelle

    Tinkerbelle Everything in Moderation Staff Member Super Mod Subscriber

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  13. Timothy Flath

    Timothy Flath Active Member

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    I'm still a bit confused about Barter Town. Just for the sake of argument let us assume that only a select few will become subscribers since quite a few folks (probably the vast majority) will really only visit a forum like this on the odd occasion as the need arises rather than those that dwell and troll here as permanent residents/subscribers. So really what is happening here is that Barter Town will be a much more thinned down service only really reaching that select few of hard core AK-ers who are subscribers rather than an uber-wide audience like the old (and I am hearing abused) Market Place? Given that it will no longer reach a much wider audience, I guess I am failing to see this as a benefit for someone that wants to get the news out to a wider audience that he/she is selling, wanting or giving something away? I am assuming (maybe wrongly so) that the clicky regulars will be a much tougher crowd to buy and sell items than the masses....
    That's just my opinion though - I truly hope it works out....
     
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  14. W.ALLEN

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    One thing to say about Barter Town is when dealing with Subscribers ( which most have been here for quite some time ) you get more of a trust factor , at least I do , rather than dealing with someone who just joined up to post something for sale . Also being a Subscriber you get certain features available to you that members don't get . Worth the 25 a year to me anyway and I have donated a little extra over the few years I have been here for selling things and all the wealth of knowledge that has helped me out .
     
  15. luvvinvinyl

    luvvinvinyl Aggie! Staff Member Admin Subscriber

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    Barter Town has been, and remains a much more active buying and selling venue than the Marketplace. The 'much wider audience' to which you refer, the one that is made up of occasional 'drive-by' visitors, does not provide the same customer demographic and trust, as do the subscribers, they being of a mindset more likely to purchase/trade/sell, and to do so with integrity. It has been running for a long time, to the great satisfaction of its members, as opposed to the Marketplace, which has not lived up to either hopes or expectations, and, in fact, has been a problem for staff, especially of late.

    So, 'just for the sake of argument', no, the Marketplace is not the venue for easier buying and selling, and your original premise fails. AK doesn't exist as a place to buy and sell one's goods. It exists as a community of audio enthusiasts. A community, where the 'permanent residents' forge online friendships, and, as friends are often wont to do, they converse on a diverse array of topics, often passionately, and at great length. As well, we have come together to aid others in need, among our own, and those outside our direct online community. And, people often buy and sell here, but that is so not the main purpose for being here.

    Yes, AK is an audio forum, but to think of it as 'only an audio forum' does a huge disservice to the great people who populate this corner of the internet, and who make this so much more than just an audio forum.
     
  16. Timothy Flath

    Timothy Flath Active Member

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    As I said, hope it does well. AK is indeed a great resource. While I frequent DJ and boating forums far more frequently these days, I find myself back here every few years when I get the audio bug. It being the off season for boating and weddings etc I have dipped back into vinyl just a little bit for the Winter Sojourn. Will stick to Craigslist, Used Victoria, Kijiji, Canuck Audio Mart and ebay as the tried and true for sale sites in future as this has been a fringe hobby since the 1970s for me. Was actually only selling an item for a friend is how all this started for me so not fussed either way....
     
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  17. 4-2-7

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    Audiokarma is not a sales site, it's an audio forum and other like interest. We have a small classified for members to sell and trade their extra stuff from time to time.

    If you need a sale site there is many of them, so good luck.
     
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  18. Timothy Flath

    Timothy Flath Active Member

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    You seem pretty sure of yourself. What then was Market Place and what is BarterTown? Just sayin'
     
  19. 4-2-7

    4-2-7 Smart Ass Sponsor Subscriber

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    Again it's not a complicated novel to read.
     
  20. 4-2-7

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    I was sure of myself yesterday when I put you on ignore. But since the site reverted back to friday I guess I have to do it again.
     
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