Originally Posted by japaddler
Not going against the trust concept. I was not sure if that as a function of the forum for some other reason. Like I stated upfront, the amount of knowledge found when searching the forums was so helpful as I started my hangin' journey I did not have a need to post all that much.
Due to kids and work I do not have the opportunity to read the forums frequently, again limiting my need to post.
Might be worth it not to make such assumptions with a "gah" on the end. I could end up being they guy coming across you in a time of need out in the wilderness. Number of posts doesn't have much to do with trust. After all, I'm a low posting ski patroller who volunteers his time. Hopefull the good folks twisting a knee don't ask how many times I've posted on a forum
All in good fun and thanks for the replies. I'll have to get to posting. I'm guessing a few people out here are going to want some 900 fill power goodness.
Japaddler- I must say that I feel kind of bad for the way youve been treated in response to your post. This is exactly the situation we were debating about a month ago. Here we have a guy that- may or may not, have a great piece of gear that he would like to sell to the hammock community. He is right around 25 posts, and is going to have to fill in another 25 "fluff" posts to do it. At this point, we will "have an idea of who he really is and he'll know more about us"- and we will feel more secure about sending him our money. Yeah right.
One of the reasons we are not able to use the Paypal personal option, is for the safety measures built into Paypal commercial transactions. Thats why there is a fee for it. If you dont get what you paid for, you have a means of recourse through paypal.
If the individual doesnt feel comfortable buying from a guy with only 25 posts, then he doesnt need to. For those of us willing to take that "risk", backed up by paypal policy-I think we should be able to do so.
This guy will now go sell his gear somewhere on geartrade, for a higher price including all their fees, and the community here suffers from not being able to pick up a piece of quality gear to supplement their hammocking experience.
I know some will say thats not what this forum is about, and Ive tried to explain that the "gear" is untimately what this is all about- and everything else (group hangs, commraderie, innovations, knowledge) all stem from the gear itself.
To Japaddler- Im looking forward to your next 25 posts.