This site is designed for everybody that is interested in collecting soccer balls but there are many features that are available only for the registered users, so here are some reasons why you should register if you are already a collector:
SELF INTRODUCTION: As a registered user you can introduce yourself to other collectors and even the entire web by answering the initial and most important questions about your collection and you can upload pictures and videos of your balls and the display of your collection. With this activity you can give ideas for other people on how to display their balls and everybody will get to know you better which is useful especially if you want to do business with other collectors.
REPRESENT YOUR CITY: You can represent your country and city in the soccer ball collectors’ community because your city will be marked on the „world map of collectors” after your registration and your profile will be visible for everyone. Remember, this is the only website in the world where the registration and the introduction of collectors is possible, so this site is a world wide meeting point of collectors and helps other people (who are not collectors yet) to start their own collections. With your activity and registration you contribute to the introduction of this lovely hobby for the entire web. Moreover you can get to know people who have the same interest as you, and you can build international relationships and friendships with other collectors from different parts of the world.
FORUM: As a registered user, you can write your comments in the forum and you can also create new forum topics about anything related to soccer and balls.
EASY ACCESS TO COLLECTORS: If you log in, you can see the contact details of all the registered soccerball collectors and you can contact anybody. This feature is only available for registered users to avoid spam or unwanted emails, so your email addresses will be visible for only the registered users. If anybody else from the web wants to contact you, I will always ask your permission to provide your email access, so for your protection nobody will have direct access to your email addresses.
SELL YOUR BALLS: One of the most important feature of this site is to allow registered collectors to offer any of their balls for sale, which will be visible for the entire web (not only for the registered users) and this service is absolutely FREE and has no time limit. You have many ways to offer your balls for sale: 1. you can write a description about your balls for sale in your profile by answering the 8th question. 2. You can select the ball from the image gallery of the site and mark it as a ball that you offer for sale with the dollar icon. 3. You can write about your balls that you offer for sale in the forum. 4. You can even upload pictures of any of your balls that are not listed in the image gallery of the site and can write a description about it. You can see all the offered balls for sale in the top menu (Collectors/Balls offered) 5. And finally you can browse and read the 7th question of the profiles of other registered collectors and if you find someone that is looking for the ball that you want to sell, just contact him directly. Please note that this site will have no information about the business that you do with other collectors and the site is not responsible for your transactions. This buying-selling feature is built into the site to serve your needs. The site recommends you to do all of your transactions through ebay and pay with paypal. If you have finished selling any of your balls, please remove it from sale in your profile so that you do not receive emails from collectors asking for that ball any more.
If you answer the 4th question on your profile (saying what balls you have in your collection) people can see your balls and you might get good offers for any of your balls even if you did not intend to sell them but you might change your mind.
FIND THE BALLS YOU NEED: As a registered user you can also inform other collectors and the entire web which balls you are missing from your collection that you would like to buy. During the development of this site I received many requests for this feature so now it is also built into the site. You can do it many ways: 1. Answer the 7th question on your profile 2. Select the balls that you need from the image gallery of the site and mark it with a small soccerball icon as „I need a ball like this”. 3. Write about your request into the forum. 4. If you do not find the balls that you need in the image gallery of the site, just simply upload pictures about it at the „edit profile” section and write a description. All the needed balls are listed in the top menu (Collectors/Balls needed). 5. You can also browse the profiles of the registered users and read the 4th and 8th questions in case you find the ball that you are looking for. As a registered user, you can directly contact any collector and do the business between you. But again, the site recommends you to do the transactions through ebay and pay with paypal, especially if you do not know the seller. The site will not know about your transactions, it only provides you a platform to meet collectors and is not responsible for them.
SHARE YOUR PASSION: As a registered user your profile will have its own link on the internet and you can share this link with anyone to whom you would like to show and introduce to your hobby. To make it easier a built-in Facebook Share icon is integrated into every profile.
UPDATES: As a registered user you will occasionally receive emails about the most important updates of the site (new registrations, new offered balls for sale from the registered users, new needed balls, etc.) so that you do not miss anything. But you will have the option to un-subscribe from these (not too frequently sent) informative emails.
If you are a facebook member, you can LIKE the site because it will provide immediate information that is happening on the site (more frequently than the update emails).
And last but not least: this site was made for you and designed for your needs, so with your registration you give sense of many years of development, research and hard work. Use it with as much joy and enthusiasm as it was created with. The site will only reach its goal if all the collectors in the world register and introduce themselves here to make this site complete and a great introductory site of our favourite hobby, the collection of soccer balls.