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are "group buy" threads allowed in classifieds ?

Tfeverfred has expressed great interest in one of the patterns i came up with, and while i originaly intended it to be just a diy type thing, its really something that should be laser cut, or water jetted

as with anything, quantity results in discounts, and i was to have, say, 10 made, each item would obviously be cheaper

would this be allowable ?

i have no intentions of making any $ off these, and i cant even say that im trying to sell a bunch just to pay for my own (dont have a T) ...just want to see a bunch of guys get a cool lil piece for their rides

original thread:
I see no reason why members can't sell what they want in the classifieds.The problem comes up when it gets to be comercial where companys start to run for sale threads.Lets see what Mike says but I see no problems.
yea, seams reasonable, but it felt kinda grey to me, just wanted to explain my intentions before i stepped on any toes by making a thread
This is a slippery slope and I hope this post will help clarify our position concerning the sale of parts on this forum.

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