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Parts wanted

Discussion in 'Web specific' started by SeanDezart, Sep 13, 2019 at 5:23 AM.

  1. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    https://zclub.net/community/index.php?forums/members-only-parts-wanted.112/

    Why is there not an open forum section for parts wanted please ?

    Currently, we can only ask between paid-up members despite the majoirty on here being forum members !

    This is detrimental to being a member by limiting access to those people who may have parts that we, the members, need !

    I don't understand....it doesn't seem logical.
     
  2. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Moderator

    When this debate was had a couple of years ago, members felt that too often people would join as forum members, ask for parts, harvest said parts from generous club members to the detriment of other club members (who didn't even realise said parts were available) and dissappear again.
    So since it was felt that it was nearly always club members who had the desirable parts then it would make sense to make it a benefit to restrict wanted ads to club members.
     
  3. atomman

    atomman
    Z Club Member

    Is that why I can't post a wanted ad then ?

    I did put up one for a front cross member a while back to look at a power steering conversion,

    I haven't renewed my membership for a few years to be honest, I do need to do it as I could do with a valuation for insurance now the prices have gone up,

    I have also noticed that when people do ask for parts they miraculously turn up on eBay within a few day's sometimes though.

    We all know how rare some of these parts are these days and perhaps that is why people want to keep them , they may go up in value or needed as a spare, but saying that , I have been helped out by people on this forum with parts i have asked for and needed for my Z's , In turn I have also helped other members out ,

    I have also helped by lending parts to test a problem and then taking a few years to get it back because they have disappeared from the forum,

    I think it all works well if no body takes the piss , unfortunately some people do
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2019 at 11:53 AM
  4. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Yeah that's right, parts wanted is in a members only area.
     
  5. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Thanks Jon.

    The current placement can therefore work against club members who'll need to compte with the general public for parts on the open market (ebay, Gumtree etc).

    What really galls me is not a parts issue but forum members (ie not paid-up club members) pumping everyone for FREE info and then disappearing - I rarely see them becomming members later. I do see people joing just before or after their presentation which is refreshing and respectful !:cheers:
     
  6. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Some never join, some join later, some join straight away. Maybe those that just come briefly for a bit of info just hate the Internet but say nice things about us to real people. Nothing to get galled about IMO.
     
  7. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Well, mine (and others too) is that grabbing as much free info as poss, frenqently without a presentation, is taking the p*ss. There are those nice enough on here to share but rare that these freebies stick around to give something back to the club even if only to attend a meeting !

    We won't let club members find parts outside of other club members but give away all the hints, tips, advice and where to best buy to non-members....like I said, it defeats MY logic but that's just mho.:EXTRAcool:
     
  8. atomman

    atomman
    Z Club Member

    Just to ad I have now renewed my membership :)
     
  9. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Great - do you have a rhd 240Z gloxbox and lid please ?:D:rolleyes:
     
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  10. atomman

    atomman
    Z Club Member

    I did ! and I think you brought it from Rich Newton as I gave it to him when he brought my old white 240z :rofl:
     
  11. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    No, just the lid !
     

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