I suggested paying for ads 18 months ago and it caused a storm
That was so last year
. No its a good idea I just didn't want it to put people off. Plus hosting costs were not an issue then.
At the end of the day $10- is nothing to charge for 12 months advertising. You won't get that anywhere else. Plus it will eliminate the Johnny come lately's who either only join to sell something or people putting junk up for sale on the off chance of a sale because the listing is free. In order to only get serious sellers with half descent items for sale then really a fee needs to be charged. Running the site costs money not to mention time so I don't see why a nominal fee would be unreasonable.
This is a very feasible scenario.. and not an unwarranted
What will you limit as items for sale....purely Z car / Nissan or anything car or non car related
Will you be required to set up an ABN or register as a non profit organisation...
Still Z-car only listings, of course under certain circumstances we might bend the rules. If of course it helps us pay for hosting, but the last thing we want is unrelated advertising in the classifieds. If people want to advertise that way we have banner advertising on the site.
RE: ABN I'm not sure about this, its possible we will have to do this. However I plan to use PayPal to cover it which goes into my PayPal account. Since I also pay for hosting out of my own bank account.
We do have our own club bank account now though, so I guess we are getting closer to registering as a non-profit etc..