This wonderful Geek-Christmas time of the year is back once more, promising a lot of exciting reveals from big manufacturers such as HTC and Samsung, but also some pretty gems teased by other smaller OEMs. What kind of exciting products will we see? While we've got a lot of leaked information from the highly expected S6 and M9, there is still a lot to learn about both - and about everything else that will be shown. What kind of trends will...
The XDA Marketplace is Closing, for Now
Over the years, many of you have benefited from using the XDA Marketplace (either in our Wanting to Buy or Wanting to Sell forums) to buy/sell/trade devices. However, due to malicious individuals using the Marketplace to scam other XDA users despite our best efforts to keep this from happening, we have decided to close the Marketplace. Doing so will free up our moderators to more effectively patrol non-Marketplace forums on XDA.
We are considering the possibility of launching a vastly better non-forum-based trading system on XDA for those that want to fairly exchange, buy, and sell devices with other XDA members. Keep an eye on the Portal to learn more in the coming months.
Effective today, no new threads can be made there, and on 30 November, the Marketplace will be closed and be entered into a read-only state. The Member-Found Deals and Job Board forums will remain open, both technically a part of Marketplace.
Again, thanks for using the Marketplace over the years, and we apologize for the inconvenience that its closure might have caused.
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