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    OpelAus Owner poita's Avatar
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    **Forum For Sale**

    After much consideration and many chats over the last few months Adam and I have decided that we will be moving onto new projects.

    So the decision is we will be selling both forums, OpelAus and xr5ownersclub.

    It's not something that we came up with overnight, nor a decision we have made in haste.

    Details as follows.

    Please feel free to contact either of us if you are genuinely interested.





    The OpelAus Forum and all associated entities are up for grabs.

    This includes the following;

    opelaus.com domain
    opealus.com.au domain (which redirects to main site)
    OpelAus Facebook page
    OpelAus twitter account
    A bunch of OpelAus stickers to be sold to members
    xr5ownersclub.com domain
    stownerslub.com.au domain
    XR5/ST Owners Club Facebook page.
    XR5 Owners Club online store.

    The sites are currently generating revenue via Matespace. This includes a banner top and bottom of page, more can be added if needed. This revenue covers all costs of both forums with a little profit.
    Whoever takes them over will have no out of pocket running costs, this is covered by the revenue generated.

    Both forums are hosted with VentraIP, who have been a rock solid server host for us. Downtime is almost non existant.

    The OpelAus account is setup on a business plan, so allows for large amounts of traffic and data storage on the server side of things.
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    OpelAus Owner poita's Avatar
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    Have started a new project which is taking up my time that I used for the forum.


    Any expressions of interest considered.

    For those people who have already contacted me please get in contact again.

    Cheers

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    OpelAus Owner poita's Avatar
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    The XR5 forum has now been shut down.

    OpelAus hosting has been paid up until 30-09-2016. After this the hosting will NOT be renewed unless someone wants to take it on board.

    So consider this the last 12 months of OpelAus.
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    Oh snap. That's bad news

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    Wow this is bad news

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    That ain't good

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    Yeah, it's a bit hard to not only find an Opel nut, but one that would be well versed in how a forum runs and then one who wants to buy it. The sale would be made harder with the brief stint of Opels being sold here before Holden threw it's hands up in the air and said "we can't make cars anymore" then want to sell Opels under their own brand again. Ideally, had Opel still been here in Oz, there'd probably be a few more members that would potentially be interested in purchasing the forum. Now, we won't see that kind of interest for a few more years when Holden extract their digits and get more Opel models on the local market. And at that point, it will probably be too late for the forum.

    Don't get me wrong, I prefer forums over the current trend of Facehookering and Instacrapping, but as a more mature member, I am a part the older generation here. Sure, Tapatalk has given the forums a few more years, but the fact it's such a horrible app hasn't done much to help the decline of forums in general.

    Sincerely though, I would like to see someone take on this wonderful forum and maybe build on the efforts of @poita and @hazrd. It's been a significant part of my life for the past few years and whilst I'd be sad to see it go, but the guys also need to live their own lives too, so I can fully understand their decision.
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    All the best guys, a bit of a shame, but life must go on.

    Not sure how poita finds the time with a family, I've got no spare time anymore.
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    What are the running costs? Could members crowd fund it?

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