Any other sites for Fort Lewis sales/small businesses/cleaning house other than LYS or the FB Flea market?
Sorry, but LYS we all know is a pain and normally not worth the time and effort, and personally, Flea market is getting really finicky about wives trying to get their small businesses out there. Apparently there are a bunch of complaints about trying to sell homemade stuff and they consider it a "business" even if it's just hobby stuff.
A bit picky and uppity in my opinion, I think letting the post wives get their small businesses out there is great.
Happy ft Lewis wives, ft Lewis spouse network, Washington thrift and sale... There are a ton of other sites. The flea market one annoyed me so I left it a while ago, but I recently re-added it to see if someone had an item I wanted. I never go in there unless I'm actually searching for something.
Says you can make a business card and post it to the business album. But that's it. So i wonder if someone posts asking for XX if you can reply about your business? One would think but with all the rules and yada yada who knows.
The albums are so disorganized, I don't feel like they are very useful or effective. I tried posting in the albums, but people kept deleting the couple pieces of jewelry I was trying to get off my hands.
the people that run that are making a mess of the "rules"...who has time to read the lengthy documents and go through the MESS of albums. its so frustrating. they have over-complicated something that's rather simple: post a picture of what you want to sell and sell it.
I got almost kicked last night because I posted paintings for sale, which is apparently a business, I only really consider it a hobby. She deleted my post, sent me the rules, and when I pointed out that my post did not violate any of the rules in any way, and that I do not count as a business because I wasn't offering custom work or appointments, don't have my own site, etc.. she LITERALLY re-wrote the business rules and posted them to the wall.
Agreed. Some rules are important, but they've just gone too far with it.
Last night, when a mod re-wrote the rules after I pointed out that according to their rules she had no right to delete my post, I got pretty annoyed and just don't really wanna even try to use that site anymore, seems pretty pointless if they'll re-write rules because they don't like being told they're wrong.
Just curious about what rule was rewrote? I read all the rules including business since I sometimes make bows and just reread them now since you said they were modified and everything is the same. I see she bumped the rules but that's it. I think its good and bad in a way. Good in the way that I seen one person post 40+ bows in an album when that actually broke 2 rules and bad bc businesses get less advertisement. Its the people that can't follow the rules who ruin it for the rest. I would have just said they were paintings you had in your house instead of saying you painted them.
Wow...honestly I've never looked at the flea market site until now. 10 rules, each with multiple bullets, then a laundry list of disclaimers? That gave me a headache. Who knew buying and selling mostly used stuff had to be so complicated?!
I don't agree with some of them, which is why I very rarely post things on there. But, I was around when the page first started up and it was ridiculous full of drama non stop and pages freezing non stop and a bunch of other ridiculous things. It actually helps to have some of the rules.