posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 02:57 PM
I was looking for a custom collar for my dog and cant exactly find what I wanted..so Im asking on Etsy for someone to craft this thing to my specs.
Made me think.. has there ever been an idea to make a member driven marketplace on ATS? As in "official" and not just members selling/buying from
members, but having a small manageable venue.. like a mini Amazon or the ebay BIN.. or links to members ebay stores/etc... paypal or the like for
buyer protection or something? The reason I thought of ATSers is that with some of the art and things here.. the GOOD stuff, Ive seen some pretty
fantastic creativity. I havent thought out all of the gory details, but it was a passing brain fart. LOL!
May be a goofy idea, given the rampant paranoia here at times.. but a thought!
Dont kill me Bill.. hopefully this idea isnt heart attack
producing.. but Id personally pay more for a custom item that would cover a seller fee to the venue. Id pay more for a handcrafted soap with
ingredients to **my** specs.. than the things I see offered premade everywhere. Hell, Id love to find someone in my area who would refinish an antique
Prie Dieu the way i want that I dont have the talent to do myself.. and keeping money and networking within the place among some of the like minds
would be a bonus!
I loved the idea of a heirloom seed exchange/trading post! ON my board we sell/breed a very specific and small pool of things..
so its much more closed and less traffic/members. It wouldnt work in the same way for ATS, but it might be a future idea.. or a headache from hell and
too much of a liability!
An example of what I was looking for.. but I needed it tweaked!