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LMR Store

 Hey guys, I just had and idea- how bout we make an LMR store? I know this is not new, but there was never really any attention to it. I was thinking you could stick a "Store" link in the menu bar at the top where you sell stuff like LMR T-shirts and maybe some parts. And that just gave me an idea- people who had parts they didn't want could put their stuff on sale at the store, and whoever wanted it could just buy it. Of course, there needs to be some serious trust and some spammer ass-kicking going on, but I just thought you guys might want to try it out. Kinda like an LMR e-bay. With T-shirts! And the benefit for the site is that they can take the profit from their own sales and use it to pay bandwidth costs.

So, just to make this simple if we do decide on a store:

1) It should of course carry LMR t-shirts!!!!!

2) It should carry DAGU goods at a discount (see oddbot's post at http://letsmakerobots.com/node/9419)

3) Later, it could be a kind of "LMR e-bay" and let us normal LMR users sell, buy, and/or exchange for other parts. 



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a store section with set prices, a sponsor section where dagu and pololu sell their stuff... all as different subforums inside of the main forum


as far as selling stuff in a store, would it be possible that polulau might be interested in some deal with dagu?? they already have the infrastructure and would benefit from this as well ...


Just a thought.

swapshop forum into a forum topic of its own, then we can buy, or bid, thru the replies.

and by pming people, exchange adresses and ship stuff.

a lot of the existing stuff is out there, we just need to mod it... (like we do with bots XD)

its ebay on lmr! awesome! we can list any parts we have extra, and get cash or trade for 'em. all we need is for our web tekkie to set up a program that can handle it like a blog or a forum. i need servos, have batteries packs


A forum? Like this? SwapShop - Arrange with others to swap parts for parts by mail ;)

 *Warning, the rest of this response is going to be random brain droppings*

There's no amount of PHP I can write that'll compete with ebay.

I, too, wouldn't mind having a proper LMR store (t-shirts, hats, YDM and Start Here kits, small selection of components).

We are trying to build relations with existing stores (like pololu and solarbotics) and manufacturers (Dagu!), Maybe someday that will work out into official LMR Merchandise being readily available. For now you can already buy LMR branded sonar brackets for a low member-only, direct-from-manufacturer price, just by emailing either of two LMR members! That's friggin slick, and it all came together within a few months! For a bunch of arty weirdos to have a manufacturer to take interest is double-plus slick!

See jklug's post too, because he hit the nail on the head.

There's a wad of arty and/or techie geeks behind all this, but probably not very many business majors ;) I know I sure as hell don't want to open/run any kind of store, virtual or IRL. I'd end up playing with all the merchandise and going bankrupt!

No offense, dent, but you're right, it's not an original idea. That works out in your favor though (as much as it can be called favorable) because instead of being number 14 gazillion, it's only 3,141,592,653 on the wishlist ;)

And y'all need to quit coming up with stuff for me to implement! That's Frits' job! LOL Seriously though, be patient. There's a helluva lot in store (no pun intended) in the reasonably near future. Maybe putting the store idea at 3 billion is a stretch, it's probably actually closer to 2 billion. The idea is on my list though, waiting for the appropriate time to be pursued.

Yeah, you are completely right. Every time I log on to LMR someone has come up with something for you to do! :D

But, even though I put up this post, I don't mean this has to be done right away. This is probably more of a major project, so I don't think any of us are really expecting you guys to get on this right away.

Thanks for looking at this though, Rudolph! 

we have followers!!! woot! :D

Oh yeah, and it should carry DAGU goods at a discount.

edit: now included in the post 

+1 for shirts.