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I like the concept!

 

Your banner logo is just a little difficult to read.

 

Can't wait to see when you get done.

 

Dave

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Your banner logo is just a little difficult to read.

 

It's not meant to jump out at you because everything the military wears is cammo and therefore difficult to see.

 

I'm pretty much done with it for now, other than adding my shipping/returns, privacy information, etc. I don't want to be too complex because it's a straighforward listing system with no shipping, discounts, etc.

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Neat concept and I think the colors scheme goes well with your target audience but how does a soldier list a classified, I don't see that spelled out anywhere? I'd also be interested in knowing if there is a classified system mod for OSC out there or if this is something you are coding yourself? Your idea of simple is the smart way to go for this site, I look forward to seeing it develop.

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it's actually going to be simpler than a mod. I'm treating the listings as items to purchase, ie 2 lamps is a listing, a sofa is a listing, etc even if its from the same person. Checkout is the same except there are no shipping fees. Sellers will upload pictures with brief descriptions and I will enter them into the system. Some of it will be manual but I intend to keep "junk" off my site (stuff that would never sell in the first place) I don't expect it to grow too much so I can do some work by hand. I won't have to touch any products because the seller will be responsible for getting it to the buyer, via shipping or pickup, etc. Newspapers aren't responsible for getting the items from the seller to the buyer so why should I? I'm still working on writing up the policies to spell everything out on my site. I just put pics of my laptop and my network card just as filler for now (they aren't real listings in Ft Benning or Ft Gordon), unless someone really wants them for real.

 

As far as soldiers paying for their listings, I am going to create a "product" called Daily Listing Fee (or something to that effect) that they can purchase as many quantities (Days) as desired and then they pay with PayPal or money order. as soon as payment clears, I put their listing on the website and set it to expire in however many days they purchased.

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Interesting idea and nice theme. As was mentioned earlier your logo is difficult to read. I know you were going for a "camo" theme, but it needs to be easier to read - this is your brand.

 

It sounds like you will be able to handle the manual uploading of product pictures and descriptions for now, but if you do get overwhelmed I would consider looking into one of the many Open Source auction packages available.

 

Good luck!

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ok I made the logo stand out a LITTLE more - I don't have much room to work with because it will begin to clash with the theme. I tried using auction/classifieds systems and they didnt work as well as I was hoping. I'm planning to get more into the code soon and allow people to list their own items.

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Interesting Idea, have you thought about checking out some of the other military options for supply?

 

for example bscexpress.com *not to advertise our site but more the program.

 

I will be forwarding you're link on to some of our store managers who had soldiers looking for this type of deal. I hope you dont mind.

 

contact me some time.

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It's still under construction but feel free to spread the word. It's operable as-is, just not full-featured yet. At the moment I don't plan to have "suppliers". This is merely a way for soldiers to sell to each other. I don't even intend to make money off of it. I'm doing it because I was in the Army and got injured so I can no longer serve. This is my way of doing my part, as small as it may be.

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