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Re: tool sharing program
I would have a problem sending tools out to people that I have never met. I
have bought things over the internet, and sold things as well. In 5 years of
being on the internet and selling items I have only been burned once,
unfortunately it was on the Quattro list. At least I think I was burned I
ordered some parts and sent out a check it was deposited and then I never
received parts. this person has said that the parts were going to be shipped
and such but I never received confirmation. I written this off as a loss but
it really makes me weary of sending out parts and tools or money.
----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Beels <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 1998 11:36 AM
Subject: Re: tool sharing program
>Tool rental implies audifans.com, Inc. purchasing said tools to rent to
>list members. Is this really what you want? Another idea would be a "tool
>rental marketplace" page where listers can advertise their specialty tools
>for rent. Renter provides own box and packing material, sends tool to
>rentee who returns tool (in same box/material with renter-stipulated
>insurance coverage) with payment and reimbursement for the outbound
>shipping. This would cut you out of the middle.
>At 12:47 PM 11/10/1998 , Dan Simoes was inspired to say:
>> Revisiting some old ideas and some new ones here, since the new
>> server will be seeing light of day soon (hardware is on order
>> and colocation space has been spoken for).
>> I got to thinking about the GtechPro sharing that was going on,
>> and I have an idea I'd like to develop.
>> Since the new site (audifans.com) will be supported by advertising
>> and perhaps donations, I'd like to organize a tool rental
>> For a nominal contribution, you could have the use of a VAG1551,
>> crany pulley tools, etc for the weekend.
>> What do you think? The parts should probably sit at a central
>> location, with a known lister willing to "run" the program
>> (this would also involve shipping the parts out and verifying
>> that they are OK upon return). If funds allow, there would be
>> a small "salary" for this person. Feel free to volunteer
>> or nominate someone and explain why.
>> This also brings up the idea of membership (most likely without
>> a fee). I don't relish the idea of sending $500+ of tools out to
>> a stranger with a hotmail address. We would probably have to
>> establish an actual membership, in order to have valid info on
>> the person, but this again involves human effort, and time I
>> don't have. Maybe for $20/yr or some pittance, you get a window
>> decal, a membership number, free classifieds on the website
>> (I know they are free now), a structured discount with vendors, etc.
>> Other benefits would be available as I think of them.
>> The other things like mailing list and website
>> should remain free in order to grow.
>> Talk amongst yourselves...
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