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06 .forsale and .marketplace newsgroups (Advertising on Usenet)




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This article is from the Advertising on Usenet FAQ, by Joel K. Furr jfurr@acpub.duke.edu.

06 .forsale and .marketplace newsgroups (Advertising on Usenet)

There are many newsgroups directly involved in selling. You can generally
spot them by the word "forsale" or "marketplace" in their names.

For example, rec.games.board.marketplace is a newsgroup where people post
for-sale and want-to-buy notices about board games they want to buy or
sell.

Similarly, the misc.forsale.* hierarchy is full of newsgroups for buying
and selling various computers, monitors, printers, devices, and so forth,
as well as misc.forsale.non-computer.*, for selling stuff that's not
computer-related. However, the misc.forsale.* policy is rather resistant
to *commercial* ads -- the hierarchy is intended as a place to post
classified-style ads.

Many parts of the Net have local hierarchies as well where you can post
for-sale and want-to-buy ads.

For example, in central North Carolina, the triangle.* hierarchy has
triangle.forsale and triangle.wanted, where classified-style
advertisements are the rule of the day.

It's generally considered rude, though, to crosspost a notice about your
product to every forsale newsgroup, even ones on the opposite side of the
country or world. Post your notice only to your *local* forsale
newsgroup, if one exists.

 

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