MarkPrince Moderator Joined: 19 Dec 2001 Posts: 5,590 Location: Vancouver, BC Expertise: Professional
Espresso: KvdW Speedster Grinder: Compak K10 WBC Vac Pot: A bit too many Drip: Clive Coffee Drip Stand Roaster: Hario Glass Retro Roaster
Posted Thu Mar 19, 2009, 2:37pm Subject: New to CoffeeGeek? Read this before posting to the Buy and Sell Forum
If you are new to the CoffeeGeek website, first let me welcome you to our community, and we hope you enjoy your stay and active participation! Our website has tens of thousands of members, nearly half a million forum posts, and thousands of pages of how tos, guides, opinion articles and reviews to give you all the information you could ever want about great coffee and espresso.
If you just signed up recently as a member to post a for sale item in this forum, I do have some bad news for you:
This forum, the Buy, Sell and Trade (BST) forum is provided as a courtesy service for our active members; as such, you need to be a member of CoffeeGeek for at least three months (making your status "Senior Member", or be a member in good standing for at least one full month and have at least 10 posts outside of this BST forum before you can make a post offering to sell or trade your equipment. This does not apply to 'wanted' posts. If you want to buy a machine, please feel free to post, even as your first posting to CoffeeGeek.
This rule is in place to ensure new members to our website join in order to be active participants in our community, and not just use the forums to sell products. In that same spirit, if you're a new member and are looking for a new machine to make coffee or espresso with, by all means we invite you to post a 'Wanted to Buy' listing, naming the product you want, and the price you're willing to pay.
Our full rules for this forum can be found here - if you are a new member to CoffeeGeek, please take a moment to read the rules. Discussion about these rules is encouraged in this thread.
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