Basically I got annoyed with ebay. Enforcing zero-postage costs on
certain things means it’s no longer worth it to list odd bits and bobs
that may never sell and loose you money in fees. But the electronic odds
and ends are still too good to bring myself to throw out.
I had a domain that’s still good for a few months, so I’ve stuck a forum
on it. I’d like to see if the idea of a sort of
electrical/mechanical/scientific/oddity swap-shop could work out.
Keep a post on there about your own stuff you have to swap, and a list
of the sort of things you might be interested in. If you’re after
something more specific, make a request post and see if anyone can provide.
It’s been up less than 24hours, so it’s not even early days yet, but I’d
like to give it a shot.
Think of it a bit like freecycle, but without your post scrolling off
the recent posts in 5 minutes and rather more tech-biased.
Anyway, be happy to get any opinions and/or interest, and hear if
there’s any other groups that might be interested in it.
EDIT 20th June, 2010: MSU.UK Now defunct. Little traffic and became a target for spambots.
[20/06/2010: Amalgamating old posts from “Dreamwidth Creative Blog” into sci-fi-fox.com to re-purpose DW blog account.]