[ubuntu-uk] UKTeam parts exchange proposal

Philip Wyett philwyett at gmx.com
Mon Aug 18 20:27:19 BST 2008

On Mon, 2008-08-18 at 12:46 +0100, Philip Wyett wrote:
> Hi all,
> Having a bit of a clear out of smaller PC hardware... I thought better
> than throwing things away, could I offer good working components for
> other UKTeam members who may make good use of it?
> Thanks to Ging for the initial idea of using the team wiki for parts
> exchange! :-)
> I would like to propose such a section where essentially:
> * Listing hardware.
> Person offering hardware will list hardware with as detailed spec as
> possible and a contact email address.
> Note: The wiki will have a column that will show if the hardware is
> available or not. Page mock-up to follow in next 48 hours.
> * Requesting a listed item.
> A UK Team member will request a piece of available hardware by email to
> the person offering.
> * Confirmation of allocation and sending items.
> The offering person will allocate (on a first come first served basis)
> and notify a user by email if they are to be sent a piece of requested
> hardware.
> The requester will supply a UK mailing address for the hardware by
> email.
> Note: Be aware you will have peoples private data. Please show due
> respect when storing and handling it!
> The offering person upon receipt of an address shall send the item and
> mark the item on the wiki as allocated/sent.
> Postage costs shall be paid by the offering person and no request for
> postage costs or other money shall be made to the recipient!
> * Receipt of item.
> The recipient shall mark the wiki for that item as received when they
> get the hardware.
> * Warranty.
> No sent item will have warranty or a guarantee to work. No communication
> shall be entered into directly with the sender about working or non
> working state of items. Any support requests should be made through
> normal channels i.e. mailing lists, IRC etc.
> * Primary contact.
> I am willing to be a primary contact via email for this project, but all
> emails should have the subject 'UKTeam parts exchange. Look I get a few
> thousand emails a day and if not marked maybe missed or a delay may
> ensue. 
> Feedback welcome. :-)
> P.S. CC me for discussion on list for the moment on this subject as I am
> having a bad delay in getting list email from Ubuntu at the moment. :-(
> Regards
> Phil

A mockup page for review and feedback can be viewed at:



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