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#287787 - Tue Nov 29 2011 04:09 PM Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
After some moderator discussion, we're considering splitting up the For Sale or Trade forum into two sections:

Petroliana For Sale with prices

Petroliana For Sale by offers, bids

Separating the two could make it clear as to what a buyer can expect. We hear a lot of complaints that items don't have set prices. Members who don't like that could avoid the bids & offers forum.

A significant number of items start with a set price and later the seller stated it is open to offers. We're not sure about this situation. The seller should probably click the "Notify" button in his post to ask a moderator to move the topic over to the Offers & Bids forum.

Vote your choice and post your comments in the topic as a reply.

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Split the For Sale forum into two forums, prices and offers?
Only one choice allowed (105 total votes)
Make two different forums - 20 (19%)
Might be a good thing - 15 (14%)
Don't care - 7 (7%)
Might be confusing - 5 (5%)
Don't split up the current For Sale forum - 58 (55%)
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
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Please use For Sale forums to sell

Please - NO offers to Buy or Sell in this forum category

Statements such as, "I'm thinking about selling this." are considered an offer to sell.
#287788 - Tue Nov 29 2011 04:13 PM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Oldgas]
Ryan Underthun Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
I say leave it alone. There are already too many sections.
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#287789 - Tue Nov 29 2011 04:14 PM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Oldgas]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Might be a good thing but it could be confusing to.
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#287790 - Tue Nov 29 2011 04:21 PM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: gasoildude]
DIESEL Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 24 2009
Loc: TEXAS
My vote is to Leave it alone.
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#287791 - Tue Nov 29 2011 04:26 PM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: DIESEL]
Nicole Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Maryland
I think that photo's be required in the initial posting...IMHO but as far as dividing, I think the moderators will be so busy moving postings on the wrong site to the right site and it will just create more work.

Perhaps a better poll is to ask membership to choose between changing it to requiring a price or to keep it like it is.


Edited by Nicole (Tue Nov 29 2011 04:30 PM)

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#287794 - Tue Nov 29 2011 04:30 PM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: DIESEL]
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Enforce the rules listed in Guidelines of For Sale.
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#287798 - Tue Nov 29 2011 04:41 PM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Dick Bennett]
Nicole Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Maryland
BTW if you ever required prices (whether you added a forum or not) it would be self regulating as any potential buyer, seeing a sale without the price, would be quick to point that out to the seller.

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#287800 - Tue Nov 29 2011 04:47 PM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Nicole]
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Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
PLEASE--Leave it alone.
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#287802 - Tue Nov 29 2011 04:47 PM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Nicole]
Alex Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 08 2003
Loc: Butte, Montana USA
Jim: This is a bit off topic, but maybe have an option in the For Sale section where the original lister can delete the item (whole topic) that was for sale so it doesn't stay there for ever.
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#287804 - Tue Nov 29 2011 04:55 PM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Alex]
Mac Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 17 2004
Loc: Moline, IL, USA
I don't see the need to have two sections. For that matter, I don't know why it isn't a requirement to list a price for an item for sale. I know there is a lot of debate on this subject..price or make offer, but if a person is saying make an offer, they either don't know what to ask or are afraid of leaving money on the table. In cases where they don't know what to ask, they should post the item in the Petroliana Value section, find out what the concensus is on its value and then post it in the For Sale section with a price. They can always negotiate the price if there aren't any takers. It seems like since this site has allowed items to be listed without a price, there has been a lot of unneccessary drama on this site. One of the reasons I've been less interested in tuning into Oldgas like I used to.

Just my two cents.
Mac

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#287806 - Tue Nov 29 2011 05:00 PM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Mac]
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
leave as is.if you dont like it,dont read it!
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#287814 - Tue Nov 29 2011 05:33 PM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Mac]
DIESEL Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 24 2009
Loc: TEXAS
Originally Posted By: Mac
I don't see the need to have two sections. For that matter, I don't know why it isn't a requirement to list a price for an item for sale. I know there is a lot of debate on this subject..price or make offer, but if a person is saying make an offer, they either don't know what to ask or are afraid of leaving money on the table. In cases where they don't know what to ask, they should post the item in the Petroliana Value section, find out what the concensus is on its value and then post it in the For Sale section with a price. They can always negotiate the price if there aren't any takers. It seems like since this site has allowed items to be listed without a price, there has been a lot of unneccessary drama on this site. One of the reasons I've been less interested in tuning into Oldgas like I used to.

Just my two cents.
Mac
Very valid point Mac & in my opinion it's about leaving money on the table & not so much about being naive about the piece that's for-sale.With all the info at our finger tips, i don't see how one could not come up with a rough figure for a good starting point."BUT ALL THE SUDDEN....GOOD OL' GREED KICKS IN" & says there might be pennies on the table...........so what the heck.....make offer!
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#287818 - Tue Nov 29 2011 05:43 PM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: oldnfuelish]
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
I feel its really not broke so why mess with it. I've come to believe that no matter what you do or how hard you try, there will always be a few people that are not happy. It would be nice if we could make it happen, but its just not possible. I for one appreciate you letting the members have a voice by letting us vote on it. Thank You Jim.

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#287823 - Tue Nov 29 2011 06:02 PM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: DIESEL]
canadianoilguy Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 09 2008
Loc: edmonton, alberta
I agree with Mac... If you want to sell something, figure out what you want for it!!! I cant stand people fishing for a sucker who might throw out a big offer because hes not educated. Figure out what its worth, price it in a way thats fair to the seller and buyer and then see where it goes.

I always find it remarkable that people who list with the "make an offer" clause often have some big offer they didnt accept previously, even though its twice the "going rate" of an item... riiiiight, and you didnt accept that offer because??? This is where I go on to tell the seller that at what their last "offer" was I could sell them the same item for less... and of course they are "not buying" right now. riiiight, even though there is an offer with more money for the item waiting around the corner, they dont want to be hassled to make the assured profit... its always a good test that there isn't the big offer waiting, or at least its not serious.

If you want to argue that a price cant be put on it, then list it on a online or local auction and let the bidders determine it quickly, dont drag it out for weeks on a forum.

I would have to agree that we should all be able to list with a fair asking price. So I'm in favour of leaving it as one for sale category with everyone listing their prices.

just my 2 cents... and I'm done venting for the day.
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#287825 - Tue Nov 29 2011 06:04 PM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: JimT]
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Registered: Wed Mar 30 2011
Loc: Utah
I really like this site, even with all the drama. My vote is leave it as it is, there is no way you can please everybody,and we might miss something special if you require pricing. Thanks, Dave.

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