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# 248197 14-Mar-2019 09:21
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I have lots of parts etc from old projects and similar. I expect others have the same problem. As far as I can tell no-one is running any computer focused markets. Is anyone interested in organising something? Happy to assist.

 

PS, in Auckland. 

 

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  # 2197738 14-Mar-2019 09:47
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Most people throw them on TM as a bulk lot (its how I get rid of mine), or their local forums etc.

 

A regular tech market could be interesting to see what shows up but Id see if being full of sellers trying to get top dollar for ancient gear....same as TM.





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  # 2197768 14-Mar-2019 10:14
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xpd:

 

Most people throw them on TM as a bulk lot (its how I get rid of mine), or their local forums etc.

 

A regular tech market could be interesting to see what shows up but Id see if being full of sellers trying to get top dollar for ancient gear....same as TM.

 

 

Agreed.

 

In my view the Offers and Wanted forum here on Geekzone works pretty well (other than the irksome 'make me an offer' posts).

 

Bargains get snapped up, fair-priced items tend to sell well and anything overpriced will quickly sink to the bottom and disappear off the screen.





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  # 2197951 14-Mar-2019 13:04
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I hear what you say but nothing beats being able to eyeball stuff and the transaction cost (i.e. delivery etc) for low value items makes it uneconomical to sell them. 

 

Let put this another way. If I pony up some money and organise a hall for a Saturday computer / maker flea market, would people come?


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  # 2197963 14-Mar-2019 13:25
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I went to a small market one afternoon that was held in a school hall in Milford, Auckland. But that was maybe 15 years ago. Haven't heard of any recently.


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  # 2197967 14-Mar-2019 13:28
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prob:

 

I hear what you say but nothing beats being able to eyeball stuff and the transaction cost (i.e. delivery etc) for low value items makes it uneconomical to sell them. 

 

Let put this another way. If I pony up some money and organise a hall for a Saturday computer / maker flea market, would people come?

 

 

True that.

 

If it was no more than 10 minutes drive away then yes, I would.

 

You could join some local neigbourhood facebook groups and run a few polls to gauge interest.

 

Maybe even see if you can get some council support since you're preventing stuff from going to landfill.





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  # 2197987 14-Mar-2019 13:59
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prob:

I hear what you say but nothing beats being able to eyeball stuff and the transaction cost (i.e. delivery etc) for low value items makes it uneconomical to sell them. 


Let put this another way. If I pony up some money and organise a hall for a Saturday computer / maker flea market, would people come?


There used to be one in Ellerslie. It was handy for random needs on the day.

Imo you have to run it as almost a social event, with some regular demos and things like that.



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  # 2197990 14-Mar-2019 14:05
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Btw see makers.org.nz

 
 
 
 


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  # 2199514 16-Mar-2019 13:58
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gzt:
prob:

 

I hear what you say but nothing beats being able to eyeball stuff and the transaction cost (i.e. delivery etc) for low value items makes it uneconomical to sell them. 

 

 

 

Let put this another way. If I pony up some money and organise a hall for a Saturday computer / maker flea market, would people come?

 


There used to be one in Ellerslie. It was handy for random needs on the day.

Imo you have to run it as almost a social event, with some regular demos and things like that.


 

I think I vaguely recall that, was it around 10 years ago? I for one would totally be into visiting one, and maybe even having a little stall of 'treasures' to swap or sell.

 

Overseas "swap meets" are very common in the amateur radio space, so I'm sure they would do well here for more general electronics and computing markets. Same concept... Recycle, re-use, trade, and avoid filling our landfills more. Some of us even like to buy faulty items for a few dollars for parts boards, etc.

 

Just keep in mind, not everyone here who would be interested will be on different mainstream social media sites, as there's many ages and backgrounds in this community. A little flyer on a notice-board or at a library would help, as much as online advertising.


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