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d0uglass



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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 2:22 pm    Post subject: Buy / Sell Categories - Outdated? Reply with quote

This probably isn't the most urgent thing, but it seems like the buy and sell categories in the classifieds are a decade or two out of date, and there are more categories than necessary. It makes it kind of tough to use the buy and sell section. Right now they have 7 categories of boards and 5 categories of sails-

Boards:
Wave
Freeride
Slalom
Course
Transition
Longboard
Other

Sails:
Wave
Freeride
Slalom
Race
Other

IMHO there only need to be about 3 categories of each, since you can sort by volume or sail size within each category, and that mostly separates the wave from the freestyle from the freeride, for example. If I was doing it I'd make them like this-

Boards:
1. Wave / Freestyle / Freeride
2. Speed / Slalom / Formula
3. Beginner / Longboard / SUP / Other

Sails:
1. Wave / Freestyle / Freeride
2. Speed / Slalom / Formula
3. Beginner / Longboard / SUP / Other

Just a thought.

-James

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mchaco1



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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second that...its a pain trying to find something when you have to go look in every category since so much of the stuff overlaps
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johnson_brian_j



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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always use the Advanced Search. It includes results from all categories.
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dennis_c



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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnson_brian_j wrote:
I always use the Advanced Search. It includes results from all categories.

That's nice, but James is still right. And his proposed categories make sense.
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mchaco1



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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnson_brian_j wrote:
I always use the Advanced Search. It includes results from all categories.

That works when you know exactly what you want, but most of the time I just have a vague sense of size and type and want to see what is available.
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johnson_brian_j



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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchaco1 wrote:
johnson_brian_j wrote:
I always use the Advanced Search. It includes results from all categories.

That works when you know exactly what you want, but most of the time I just have a vague sense of size and type and want to see what is available.

I'm not trying to be disagreeable here, but isn't that what the Advanced Search is for? You can specify a minimum and maximum volume (or width or whatever) and it will show you all the available boards in that range. Maybe I've misunderstood, but isn't that what you're trying to do?
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would vote to keep Wave separate from Freestyle/Freeride.
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westadamsvets



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd an option to search by distance from your zipcode
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isobars



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the 3-4 minutes it took you guys to post these thoughts, you could examine the entire list of wave boards, for example, by brand, size, style, location, and/or price even without clicking column heads to order the listings by a chosen parameter.

KIDS these days! Wink

Mike \m/
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Mulekick84



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing ever keeps you from posting though, eh, mike. Even the wind!

We're all so fortunate to have you here, telling us what and how you do everything! Thanks so much!

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