- Dec 8, 2009
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I just got the email also. Not going to miss it, I bet they've seen a huge decline in sales since raising the fees through the roof (and since they have to charge sales tax).
But it’s not the main Reverb site itself, it’s some other offshoot thing that apparently nobody here even knew about, including myself. I’ve been using Reverb pretty much since it has existed, and I got no such email about whatever this is.I just got the email also. Not going to miss it, I bet they've seen a huge decline in sales since raising the fees through the roof (and since they have to charge sales tax).
I didn’t really know what it was either. I watched a video from Trogly where he explained it. I guess they gave you a way to set up your own website through Reverb. When you did this, you could sell stuff on your own site, no sales tax. And apparently, therein lies the problem. I remember reading a couple of listings where the person said there would be no sales tax, and I thought that was a little fishy, but I guess that explains it.I still have no idea what Reverb Sites is...
I can hear it in Gearmandude’s voice....
Absolutely, etsy killed Reverb and we all suffer for it. Never forget.I actually have not been thrilled with them since Etsy took over, and really pissed when they increased their fees. I started going back to eBay a little more for selling. I would not be devastated if Reverb went away.
I’d prefer that, sure, but CL in my neck of the woods is shit. Mostly the same overpriced junk listed week after week. Nothing but trade offers and lowballers. We have a lunatic that currently has a bunch of stuff listed, each item multiple times. Sometimes the same item 3 or 4 times in a row. There have been times where nearly every current listing is this guy.I pretty much resigned myself to CL (face-to-face, cash, fee-less transactions)
I can remember picking up a brand new (in the box with original tags) Senco pneumatic framing nailer for about $50, which new at the store (back then) was at least $400. My Dewalt 703 mitre saw was another ebay bargain (also NIB), running boards for the Explorer. Just a few of the many, many great deals I got when ebay was something other than just another retail outlet.The early days were a freakin gold mine.