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  • Ourfigs Trading board

    A member made the suggestion that we have a trading sub board (he can take credit if he wishes), and while I hate sub boards, the moderators and I do think the idea has merit and we are going to give it a go on a trial basis. As long as it goes well and does not lead to drama it will become permanent.


    The board is going to be for trading only "officially," no open sales. The reason for this is I walk a fine line with the friendly folks at eBay and I do mention in my ads the forum (as I hope all those that sell do) and if the sales are open and on a regular basis they could remove our right to mention Ourfigs. While that may seem not a big deal, it does bring us a lot of new members. I have to be careful because while I consider this forum as belonging to the community, to us all collectively, and that I am merely the somewhat unwilling curator of it, my name is on the site as "owner" and thoughts of trying to explain that distinction to eBay, well, it is giving me a headache just thinking about it.

    SO

    You can start threads and say you have this this and this for TRADE and looking for this that and the other, or however you see fit. You can also simply say "I have BT plants available, PM me for details." What you folks talk about and work out in the privacy of PM's is your business, as Fabio would say capisce? If a thread states in the title for example "BT for sale" or "for sale" in the post itself it will be removed or the wording changed as the moderators see fit.

    You can make threads with everything you have available for people to look over and contact you if they are interested, or as I said be specific and state what exactly you have and what you want. You can make threads that say "you are looking for ..." The trades will be on the board and no links to outside sales sites please.

    Please try to limit started threads on this board to 3 active threads per person. Of course you can have multiple items per thread.

    If your item is traded away and it is after the time limit where you can edit it let a moderator know and they will edit the thread to reflect the change for you.

    No auction-type listings.

    You can also use that board for other varieties of plants, does not have to be strictly figs.

    You should state in the thread where you will or will not ship, example "CA okay" or not, "international okay" or not.

    For plants or cuttings, sales or auctions, lottos etc. that benefit Ourfigs itself to pay our hosting tabs those would still go on the main forum page and are always appreciated. If you find this board helpful to you a small percentage donated to the site is always welcome but is not mandatory.

    This is an experiment so there could be changes to any of these guidelines in the future.



    Ourfigs is of course not responsible for and has no control over any trades or "other" that happen on the Trading board, it is strictly between the members so PLEASE use your own due diligence as best you can to check out the plants and people doing the trading or "other" to satisfy yourself that everything is on the up and up. Asking on the main board for input on a member is ok and encouraged. We will keep an eye on what goes on but if there is a problem with a deal there is nothing we can do to help right a wrong BUT if there is a problem do let me or a moderator know and we will watch out for, keep track of, and take reports on trades that have issues and if it is necessary and we feel warranted, we can remove a member's ability to post to that specific board.

    I will try to get the sub-forum set up and visible today.

    Wills
    Cutting sales start Nov 1 at 9PM eastern time as always at willsfigs.com

  • #2
    Awesome idea! Looking forward to it!
    Zone 7a in Virginia

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    • #3
      Wills, you da man.

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      • #4
        Well others had suggested it but Hammerwood really was the pitbull in making the case for it. So if it goes south my plan is to blame him. Feels odd blaming someone other than Hershell though.
        Cutting sales start Nov 1 at 9PM eastern time as always at willsfigs.com

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        • hammerwood
          hammerwood commented
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          Me? Really? I've never had an original thought in my entire life. I disavow any association with this wacko idea. Remember folks, when you're upset because you can't find anybody to trade you a Black Madeira plant for those three moldy old BT cuttings that you've had in a rooting box forever... this brainchild was the work of WillsC and his Steak and Shake buddy in Georgia.
          Last edited by hammerwood; 03-23-2016, 02:33 PM.

      • #5
        This sounds like an awesome addition to the forum
        Ed
        SW PA zone 6a

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        • #6
          Capisco !

          Is great idea
          Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
          1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy πŸ‘ΌπŸΌ.
          2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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          • #7
            Great idea
            Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana
            Buffalo WV Z6

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            • #8
              Thats awsome...
              My wish list is what ever come from my dear friend is the most special fig no matter what the vatiety is. I wish my dear friend to stay well always and always be happy. Jonathan

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              • #9
                Great idea! As you stated, ensure you're dealing with a reputable member, even if there is no money involved. You don't want to trade your highly valued cutting for a BT, when you expected something else.
                Frank ~ zone 7a VA

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                • #10
                  Great idea!

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                  • #11
                    Great idea!
                    Location: USDA Zone 9b / Sunset 13. Chandler, AZ

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                    • #12
                      Sweet. I will definitely be looking forward to using this

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                      • #13
                        This will be useful for being able to offer up my extra plants when i figure out all my survivors. Thanks guys
                        May the Figs be with you!
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                        • fitzski
                          fitzski commented
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                          i was thinking the same thing

                      • #14
                        I like it.

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                        • #15
                          I love to trade!!
                          Ryan- CenLa, zone 8a/b

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                          • #16
                            Thanks I think it should work out great. We may need to keep the new members joining the forum aware of the situation.
                            Kentucky Zone 6b

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                            • #17
                              This is a great idea, but is it possible to also have a give away/pay for shipping section there also? I have some extra rooted cuttings and would just like to see that they go to good homes. EBay is too much of a bother. I doubt anyone would want to trade my extra Black Mission for a Sangue Doce, but perhaps someone out there would like a Black Mission. It's sad to hear about people throwing their smyrna figs away because they don't have pollinators when there are those of us in "wasp territory" who would like them.
                              Mara, Southern California,
                              Climate Zone: 1990=9b 2012= 10a 2020=?

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                              • #18
                                Originally posted by Altadena Mara View Post
                                This is a great idea, but is it possible to also have a give away/pay for shipping section there also? I have some extra rooted cuttings and would just like to see that they go to good homes. EBay is too much of a bother. I doubt anyone would want to trade my extra Black Mission for a Sangue Doce, but perhaps someone out there would like a Black Mission. It's sad to hear about people throwing their smyrna figs away because they don't have pollinators when there are those of us in "wasp territory" who would like them.
                                Sure, why not? I think you could put a thread like that (Mission cuttings for postage) there without any problem.

                                In the guidelines Wills said: "You can make threads with everything you have available for people to look over and contact you if they are interested, or as I said be specific and state what exactly you have and what you want."

                                You have cuttings, and what you want is postage.
                                SoCal, zone 10.
                                www.ourfigs.com Invite your friends.

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                                • #19
                                  The North American Scion Exchange is a trade and swap fruit tree web site forum. Many of our Ourfig members signed up right after it hit the internet. The new NASE site is working on scion swapping guidelines too. Sharing ideas and information between the two sites regarding guidelines could prove to be helpful. I believe the owner of NASE comes in here from time to time - he has many fig varieties.

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                                  • #20
                                    Bill have him send me a message if he would like.
                                    Cutting sales start Nov 1 at 9PM eastern time as always at willsfigs.com

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