Not sure if it’s in the right category, if not, feel free to move topic!
I’m looking for a used 11th or a 12th Generation mainboard for a relatively good price in Europe. I’m looking to use it as a standalone device in the 3D printed case.
I did not have much chance on Reddit or eBay in Europe, so I’m coming here! Thanks!!
PS: It would be amazing to have an official used marketplace!
That’s not what I had in mind. More like a buyback program of used mainboard from Framework and reselling them as refurbished. But I very well understand that the costs of the logistics associated would outweigh the pros!
Framework was originally planning for the “Marketplace” on their website to include used parts as well, but they haven’t yet been able to implement this. It’s possible that they ran into legal issues stopping them, but as far as I know that is still a future goal.
They could still offer a place to sell for others – a subset of eBay or Amazon dedicated to FWs and associated goods (custom modules, custom painted lids, …) and services. I can imagine some smaller shops would specialize in cleaning and testing to sell refurbished with a warranty of their own.
No warranty from FW then to keep them out of legal trouble and their costs low, and hopefully no fees. This could remain a marketing only activity on the FW side. If/when they start to sell refurbished themselves, they just step in as another supplier there.
Ah, there’s the misunderstanding! Disclaimer: All below AIUI but IANAL.
FW would have two legal roles: market operator who provides the infrastructure for the transactions, and one of the sellers. Then every seller would have be responsible for the goods they offer, as usual. FW (as seller!) not excluded.
That would be like a stadium owner who organizes a flea market on the parking lot, and also sets up a booth selling their tickets. They have no obligation towards buyers (beyond those derivative of the organizing, i.e., safety, toilets, … ), except for their ticket sales. They are not responsible if granny’s gramophone turns out to be broken, but if the games for the sold tickets don’t take place they have to refund (this may depend on local legislation).