[meteorite-list] AD: New Meteorite Auction Site

From: Ruben Garcia <rubengarcia85382_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 08:33:30 -0700
Message-ID: <CAJet4mNhhngd38TfJ0yUM+bYDJfm21qviRK+sP=qzH+_Xa5RLQ_at_mail.gmail.com>


Speaking just for myself I can say the following.

This is a great idea and I applaud you for your hard work. However, 99.9 %
of the people on this forum know each other and know meteorites - we don't
buy or sell fake meteorites. In other words you're preaching to the choir.

You need to tell this to the millions out there buying off ebay (who are
the unknown buyers) and that will be hard to do.

What I mean is this, ebay does have it's share of issues but as someone who
has been selling on ebay since 1998 I can tell you it's worth it - It is at
least for me. I preface every ad I place on ebay with a short bio about
myself (a little annoying? maybe, but it works) and I sell a lot of

I would love to support your endeavor as I said it seems like a good idea,
but ebay reaches so many more people than your site. Even if all 1000
members of this forum signed up for your selling site it would be mush
easier to reach them by just placing an ad to this forum just like you did.

Anyway, good luck I hope you can somehow reach the masses as that's what it
would take for me to join.

On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 1:10 PM, David Butland via Meteorite-list <
meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:

> https://www.howardites.com/auctions/
> Good day to you all (meteorite enthusiasts, collectors, sellers & buyers).
> We (*Howardites*) have developed a meteorite orientated auction site
> specifically for buying and selling meteorite orientated items ONLY. We
> totally understand the frustrations that arise when using other sites
> similar to Howardites Auctions.
> *What we offer:*
> No more fakes! that's right no more meteor wrongs, we do not want to go
> down the same path as our competitors and we want to pride ourselves in
> providing a first class service and a safe haven for buyers and sellers.
> *Site Security:*
> Our site is secure and we use SSL
> *Buying / buyers?*
> We allow members of the public to register for free and buy with no fees
> incurred.
> *Selling / sellers?*
> We only allow sellers who can provide a proven track record in selling
> meteorite orientated items to sell on our site, this service is completely
> free. Sellers are never charged listing fees and or final value fees. This
> is truly free!!
> *Howardites Auctions *has numerous built in payment gateways so the
> seller can receive funds problem free, at ease and securely and the buyer
> can send payments promptly and securely. You are never stuck with just one
> payment gateway see below for examples:
> PayPal
> RBS Worldpay
> 2CO
> Nochex
> iKobo
> SagePay
> Authorize.Net
> Moneybookers
> Paymate Express payment
> Google Checkout
> Amazon payments
> Alertpay
> Gunpal
> As you can see the list is big! If you wish to accept your own payment
> method? You are free to do so, we will not punish you for doing so. If you
> want to be paid with a crate of bananas then so be it ?
> *Shipping Carriers:*
> We also have 3 integrated shipping carriers, they are:
> FedEx
> Howardites Auctions is easy to use and has many features, check us out now
> by clicking the link above.
> Please support us by signing up now, we promise you wont regret it!
> Unsure about something? Have a question? Send us a message, we would love
> to hear from you, our email: howardites at hotmail.com
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Rock On!
Ruben Garcia
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