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which forum to sell firewood ?

Postby MartreCycle » Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:50 pm

hello,

I have some softwood to sell - a few M3 - should I post an advert on the Produce forum or the For Sale forum ?

is there scope for doing a for sale area based /sorted on area/county - on the assumption the "S" in swog is small - hence quantities might be small and might be best used locally ( hence based on area) ?

best wishes
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Re: which forum to sell firewood ?

Postby Wendelspanswick » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:42 pm

Sorry to say but surely this is the wrong forum completely to sell firewood, as all the members will probably be producing their own!
Local papers, Gumtree, eBay, Facebook etc would be a better option.
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Re: which forum to sell firewood ?

Postby Rankinswood » Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:55 am

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Re: which forum to sell firewood ?

Postby MartreCycle » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:42 pm

Thank you for your "IMHO " responses Wendelspanswick and Rankinswood

in that case those places would be great places to sell anything - does it follow that this web site does not need a forum to sell ?

I see the question still requires an answer ( unless the administrators decide to remove both "selling" places)

IMHO = The expression "nothing ventured, nothing gained" is motivation to try - I am happy to try,
and if this means more folk get to this site via search engines - I see that a good thing
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Re: which forum to sell firewood ?

Postby oldclaypaws » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:44 pm

As has been eloquently put, most of us on here own woods, we're not looking to buy logs. You need locals and a wider audience. I posted I had logs on a local FB ecology group page and had 4 orders within an hour, which were delivered and sold within 24 hours.

While this forum is informative on specialist wood subjects it doesn't have a fraction of the hits or local networking power that FB has, where discussions often take place in real time rather than a post every day or two. While I was cynical before I tried it I now find FB is excellent for building a base of local contacts to access services, find clients for woodland products (such as logs) and make new woody chums. Its easy to see why its so successful and has taken traffic from other forums and ways to communicate.
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Re: which forum to sell firewood ?

Postby MartreCycle » Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:26 pm

thank you oldclaypaws - you have certainly sold me on not using this web site.

suggestion for the administrator - please remove the
"Produce" and "For sale, swap, wanted, share or give away" forums

From the respondents replies - they are superfluous and are done better elsewhere.

Perhaps there are a couple of other forums that should go as well. I will leave yourselves to discuss that.

PS. have yourselves noticed how these forums are much, much quieter than it used to be - may the "customers" are wanting something that these forums are not providing.
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Re: which forum to sell firewood ?

Postby Dexter's Shed » Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:19 am

MartreCycle wrote:- may the "customers" are wanting something that these forums are not providing.


like logs maybe :lol:
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Re: which forum to sell firewood ?

Postby vushtrri » Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:09 pm

MartreCycle wrote:thank you oldclaypaws - you have certainly sold me on not using this web site.

suggestion for the administrator - please remove the
"Produce" and "For sale, swap, wanted, share or give away" forums

From the respondents replies - they are superfluous and are done better elsewhere.

Perhaps there are a couple of other forums that should go as well. I will leave yourselves to discuss that.

PS. have yourselves noticed how these forums are much, much quieter than it used to be - may the "customers" are wanting something that these forums are not providing.


I think what the general gist of the replies were saying......is that what most of the contributors to this site have in common is that they have no need to buy timber...they already have enough.
As for the rest of your comments...go and pick your teddy up and chill..
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Re: which forum to sell firewood ?

Postby Dexter's Shed » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:56 am

it's a bit like trying to sell snow to eskimos, then getting the hump when they say thanks, but no thanks :lol:
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