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From: "Mungo "Two Sheds" Toadfoot" on 16 Apr 2010 13:19
I wonder if such a thing exists? I'd happily lend my (ok, fairly limited)
knowledge and/or tools to a chap nearby who was working on his car/bike but
he won't know that unless he knows me personally.
There would probably have to be a way to make money from the site but I
reckon it would be quite easy for someone who knows internets to set up...
I've considered using Freecycle along these lines but our moderator is a
short-arsed nazi who won't allow 'can I borrow a...' posts.
From: Willy Eckerslyke on 19 Apr 2010 05:19
Mungo "Two Sheds" Toadfoot wrote:
> I wonder if such a thing exists? I'd happily lend my (ok, fairly limited)
> knowledge and/or tools to a chap nearby who was working on his car/bike but
> he won't know that unless he knows me personally.
I wouldn't want to lend tools either. But I have occasionally pondered
on a sort of self-help network for classic car drivers, so that anyone
stranded close by could give a call and see if help's at hand. But then
most folk have breakdown cover these days anyway. And there's the risk
of people trying to take advantage. Also, if a money making website is
involved, you need to be very careful to ensure that everyone realises
it's all completely voluntary so they can't get stroppy if nobody wants
to help them.
From: asahartz on 20 Apr 2010 11:34
On Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:19:36 +0100, Willy Eckerslyke
>I wouldn't want to lend tools either. But I have occasionally pondered
>on a sort of self-help network for classic car drivers, so that anyone
>stranded close by could give a call and see if help's at hand.
A lot of this does go on in the specialist forums for each make,
especially but not exclusively for classics. That doesn't lessen the
usefulness of many of the people in here. But I've met and made good
friends with some folks in forums.
One particular small & friendly forum had a member asking for a
hydrolastic pump. When he got no response from anyone near him, I
couriered mine to him, though I'd not met him at the time.
Some months later my daughter went to university, coincidentally near
this same person, and as fate would have it, he was chairman of the
local car club, one of which my daughter owned. I was repaid many times
over for my original favour!
asahartz woz ere