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Started by MistyBlue, October 25, 2021, 08:15:09 AM
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Quote from: MistyBlue on October 25, 2021, 08:15:09 AMI'm posting this in case anyone is interested. I have a trustworthy friend here in the U.S. who is in the salvage business and is currently cutting up an A320 (he can source other parts for the community as well). He'll be onsite today/tomorrow. Cockpit seats, sticks, rudder pedals, TQ and pedestal, overhead are all there. If anyone is interested in real parts for an A320, please contact me ASAP.FYI, the aircraft will be destroyed completely tomorrow so if you want something you need to be quick or it'll be gone.I have no pricing. That would have to be negotiated with him and payment made immediately so he can pay the scrapyard he's getting the parts from.I have bought major parts from him and he is fair and honest, and goes the extra mile for us if he can, something rare in the business.Serious inquiries only please.
Quote from: MistyBlue on October 27, 2021, 12:30:42 PMTrevor, I'm disappointed you've chosen to see things this way. I have been NOTHING if not supportive of you and your site as a plain old simmer. I have offered suggestions for site improvements, offered you free SSL certificates to secure your site, volunteered my time if needed, etc. To think I am trying to do anything but be supportive to our community is just wrong. And I am not "shilling" for a commercial vendor. I am NOT making a dollar here, and he is NOT making a fortune. He is busting his ass for us, literally.My only intent was to connect simmers with someone who I believe can help benefit the community. I trust him to not screw us. He is very supportive of our hobby and I think he can do us a valuable service to find things we all want without us getting raked over the coals by unscrupulous sellers who are taking advantage of us. That is a HARD thing to find these days and we should be cultivating those kinds of relationships, not throwing them away. Whether you believe me or not is irrelevant. He has SHOWN me by his actions so I know firsthand.In the end, it's your site so do as you will. But I believe you are hurting all of us by taking this approach. When a good opportunity for the community presents itself, I think it's only good form to share the wealth. Isn't that what the point of this site is?Happy to discuss other ways to get the word out. Or not. Doesn't matter to me at this point. Over and out.
Quote from: bernard S on October 27, 2021, 02:57:22 PMI dont see the problem.. its really simple people building sims world wide is only getting smaller with the on set of VR CB has always been free I don't get why you want to commericalise it maybe you should just charge everyone who mentions a certain Canadian vendor and you could retire or are you going to charge for information freely given ? and add a beach house? most of what I see for sale here is people upgrading from simulated items to real and most that are wanting real parts dont know where to to go or what is even reasonable $$$ or even who is reputable aviation is like if not worse than than the horror stories of car salesmen just my two cents worth i personaly dont like evil bay and would rather discount via cb than pay them .
Quote from: FredK on October 28, 2021, 05:19:02 AMOkay...I see two points of view here and both are 100% valid.So we are in a "grey" area regarding how to approach.My points...We all agree I think that we do not want commercial vendors coming here to advertise without some kind of recompense. The policy is also clear that members have to pay to advertise selling used parts as well. All fine with that in principle.However, there are posts here just about every week (day?) with members recommending vendors in response to questions posted in the forum or recommending a new vendor of some product or service that they have discovered etc.There are also posts that reference third-party Ebay ads for valuable equipment and for commercial auction items.So...with this case we have a "chicken or egg" situation.I think we can all agree that any leads on finding used aircraft parts are immensely valuable. So is this a case where MistyBlue is simply posting a very valuable lead....or....is this a case where the parts supplier is using MistyBlue as a conduit for business? So a "Grey" area. Maybe a little of both. I believe that Trev realizes that dilemma as well since the post remains up.Peace to all.Fred K
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