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Icon1 Important Announcement - 19th May 2014, 08:43 PM

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Default Important Announcement - 19th May 2014, 10:02 PM

Keep up the great work guys.

Perhaps it's worth considering a payment memberships for people that wish to sell stuff on here.

I think MINI Torque have got that well positioned.

Just a thought. I know there have been debates in the past about post counts before advertising so will combat that too.


  
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Default 19th May 2014, 10:04 PM

Thanks for your comments Si, yes it has been discussed before
  
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Default 19th May 2014, 10:11 PM

Could there be a section to buy site merchandise - keyrings, stickers etc... From other sites I've used, sales of such items has easily covered the running costs of the site... And with a site this size, it could be the perfect solution without having to change anything major?
  
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Default 19th May 2014, 11:13 PM

Instead of a donation why not have a small joining fee for everyone to pay (ie 5) a year of so I know from personnel experience I've saved way over that amount from advice that the site provides ,mr2 owners and fiat coupe club did a similar system and I'm sure other owners groups do the same


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Default 19th May 2014, 11:51 PM

^^^^this x2. 5 for all no probs.
  
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Default 20th May 2014, 12:54 AM

And as part of the joining fee maybe a total mini owners club membership card ( well the shape of the tax disc holder due to the road tax becoming computerized or stick on a 2 fee


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Default 20th May 2014, 05:13 AM

Donated with pleasure

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Default 20th May 2014, 09:52 AM

Still have my standing order in place
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Default 20th May 2014, 10:56 AM

Donations are all well and good but surely if you start charging you become a business and have to pay tax?
  
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