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[web] E-commerce project

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Hi I am doing an electronic commerce course this semester. I have a project which entails designing a website which sells a product to my fellow students. One of the requirements for this project is that you can not sell the item for more that one cent. I want to provide an online resource centre which will contains links to websites with materials related to their courses. The students I am targeting is computer science undergraduates. Additionally, i want to put up a forum so they can post their questions about particular topics. What I want to know is: If I provide links to other websites is their some legal technically preventing me from doing this if my site is making a profit What is the best Content Management Software (opensource of course) that I can use to create a forum with

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First, Google makes money off showing links to other web sites all the time... so I don't think you'd have any legal ramifications doing that.

Second, I'd use either PHPNuke or PHPbb. I know the later is open source... I havn't played with the former very much.

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Hmm, content management, phpnuke, mambo, and for a free BBS, phpbb is a good start. Out of curiosity though, you mentioned e-commerce, how do you plan on "selling" things? What exactly are you selling, links? Is this going to require a subscription type thing, where you pay a penny to view a bunch of links? Anyhow, those were just a few questions I was thinking over..

Later!

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I am sellin subscription to the site. I realise that students have problems finding resources for courses like programming. since most of them hate to constantly search anyway I will just provide some of the links on my site. In addition they can also ask me for assistance on their assignments. Since I am a final year I have covered most of the material therefore I will know where to get most of the material. forums will me also used as a communication mechanism.

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I am sellin subscription to the site. I realise that students have problems finding resources for courses like programming. since most of them hate to constantly search anyway I will just provide some of the links on my site. In addition they can also ask me for assistance on their assignments. Since I am a final year I have covered most of the material therefore I will know where to get most of the material. forums will me also used as a communication mechanism.


Ok i see. Well, how do you plan on collecting payment for each subscription?

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I am sellin subscription to the site. I realise that students have problems finding resources for courses like programming. since most of them hate to constantly search anyway I will just provide some of the links on my site. In addition they can also ask me for assistance on their assignments. Since I am a final year I have covered most of the material therefore I will know where to get most of the material. forums will me also used as a communication mechanism.


Ok i see. Well, how do you plan on collecting payment for each subscription?


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I am sellin subscription to the site. I realise that students have problems finding resources for courses like programming. since most of them hate to constantly search anyway I will just provide some of the links on my site. In addition they can also ask me for assistance on their assignments. Since I am a final year I have covered most of the material therefore I will know where to get most of the material. forums will me also used as a communication mechanism.


Ok i see. Well, how do you plan on collecting payment for each subscription?


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I am sellin subscription to the site. I realise that students have problems finding resources for courses like programming. since most of them hate to constantly search anyway I will just provide some of the links on my site. In addition they can also ask me for assistance on their assignments. Since I am a final year I have covered most of the material therefore I will know where to get most of the material. forums will me also used as a communication mechanism.


Ok i see. Well, how do you plan on collecting payment for each subscription?


Since I have no credit card I guess I will have to collect the money from them manually. This is the only option I have.

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sorry to change the topic a bit... but i also want to seel stuff from my webpage... my web hosting services as 3 php drag n drop shopping cart but none seem to be good... also its the second time that i try to activate a paypal account using a canadian bank account number and it did not work... i even called my bank to make sure i was entering the right digits... ho well

what do you guys know on the subject ? shopping cart / payment processing ?

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