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 Post subject: Other Marketplace Sites
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:49 am 

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I understand that this site wants people to offer their items here, but are there other sites where one can offer items for sale, either for the preservation community or even commercial railroad and industrial customers?

PM me if you don't want to post it here.

Thanks for any input provided!

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 Post subject: Re: Other Marketplace Sites
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:53 pm 

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The only other free site I can think of off the top of my head is discoverlivesteam.com. All the others I’m aware of are either paid listings or brokers. Both usually charge a commission or fee plus commission. A search for “used railroad equipment” will turn up quite a few.

Seems to me you’ll get the word out to the tourist and preservation communities a little further here, not only to active members but there are a lots of lurkers here, too.

My two cents....

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 Post subject: Re: Other Marketplace Sites
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:20 am 

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jayrod wrote:

Seems to me you’ll get the word out to the tourist and preservation communities a little further here, not only to active members but there are a lots of lurkers here, too.

My two cents....


Previous posts haven't raised much interest, hence the desire to "expand my horizons".


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 Post subject: Re: Other Marketplace Sites
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:46 am 

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Keep in mind that the tourist railway/museum community is pretty small in the grand scheme of things so buy/sell/trade is a long row to hoe time-wise until someone needs something and you happen to have it. Word does travel around albeit slowly. I’ve posted here, have a web page up, network with others and listed with a broker fully expecting that we weren’t going to have a large amount of inquires. But at least the word is out there and we do get occasional inquiries. Most have been either through RyPN or casual networking.

Your mileage may vary...

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 Post subject: Re: Other Marketplace Sites
PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:43 am 

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The website for Railswap.org is still up, but it has not been functional since 2018. It's unfortunate, as that used to be a more frequently used forum used by a variety of railroads, museums, collectors and hobbyists. It would be nice if someone could take it over and fix it up.


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 Post subject: Re: Other Marketplace Sites
PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:50 pm 

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I’d consider it but I’d have to monetize it to make it pay for itself at the minimum. And dodge the spray of bullets emanating from my wife’s location.

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