This section of BearingNet is where you can display products that you would like to buy. To get to this page, either click on the menu heading “Wanted”, or go to the forum “Can You Supply?/Wanted”. It is especially useful if you want to buy a large quantity of a particular bearing, or if you cannot find the bearing you need in the bearings database. Other companies look at the wanted page and if they are able to supply the products listed, then they will contact you directly. All items are automatically deleted after 14 days.
When you view the Wanted page, the table displays the most recent additions at the top. The table can be sorted in ascending or descending order by clicking on the column headings.
Adding an Item to the Wanted Page
To add an item to the wanted page click on the ‘Add’ button in the Wanted Items box or go to the bottom of the page where the ‘Add Wanted Item’ Table is displayed.
Enter the part number, brand, and quantity that you require and select the product type for the part. Once complete, click on the OK button. The page is redisplayed with the item that you added at the top. You can delete any of your wanted items by clicking on the ‘Delete’ button.
To view a list of your wanted items go to ‘Your Account’ and then select ‘Your Wanted items’ from the menu. To return to the Wanted Page, click ‘Wanted’ in the main menu at the top of the page.
To search for items on the wanted page, click on the Search button. Enter the part number and/or brand and remember that the less detail entered, the more results found. For example, to view all NU bearings that have been entered into the wanted page, enter NU in the Search terms box and click on OK. All the part numbers that have NU somewhere in the part number are displayed. You can refine your search further by using the brand and country pull down menu.
Responding to a wanted item
To respond to a wanted item, click on the part number. This will then take you to a page where you can post a reply.
To reply to an existing request, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on ‘Post Reply’. This page works in the same way as a forum posting.
A box will appear at the top of the topic thread, showing your name and company. Type your comments in the ‘Message’ box and click on ‘Post Reply’. Your comment will then appear at the bottom of the page, or if you click on ‘cancel’ the message box disappears.
To include all or part of a previous forum posting in your message click on the icon at the top of the message you want to include and the ‘Post reply’ box will appear with the entirety of that message, surrounded by [quote] [/quote]. Elements of the quoted message can be deleted from your posting if required. Alternatively you can click on the name of the person requesting the part and send them an email directly.