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Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Signs&Neons] #288119
Thu Dec 01 2011 08:01 AM
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Signs&neon, everyone would still look at the best offer for sale section. LOL
I would bet 95% everyone that post something for sale with there best offer knows what they would take for it. They just are hoping for better price... and i would bet 95% of the time the offer is less. LOL


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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.
Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Signs&Neons] #288130
Thu Dec 01 2011 09:25 AM
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Hillside..........that's hilarious!!!


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Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Jarvis] #288133
Thu Dec 01 2011 09:36 AM
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Thanks for all the comments and opinion votes.

This is a messy problem and any "solution" would be messy as well. Hillsideshortleg made a funny, yet accurate example of how messy it could get. The Value forum is a good example. We separated the value questions away from other forums because of their growing number and because the questions were annoying some people. But some of the people who were annoyed continued to choose to go to the Value forum to see the things that were annoying them. We know so well that we can't please everyone.

Posting pictures and determining a value is, and will continue to be, a challenge for those who are just trying to sell a couple items found in Grandpa's barn. If we make a hard and fast rule that everything has to have a price and a picture, we run those new people off. Then we would hear complaints like, "The For Sale section has really dropped off. There aren't the number of items like there used to be." And we'd take a chance on losing our For Sale Moderator, who would get tired of the constant intervention for meeting the requirements.

The sellers who post items with no picture and no price, get what they get. A bunch of requests for pictures and a price, low ball offers and most likely, fewer people interested enough to take any action at all.


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Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Oldgas] #288139
Thu Dec 01 2011 10:22 AM
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What was the question again?

Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Cold Pizza] #288151
Thu Dec 01 2011 12:02 PM
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Well OK...what if the item has a price... can I still make an offer to the seller ? because now it has a price AND an offer...!


I need a drink........... crazy

Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: cormy] #288155
Thu Dec 01 2011 01:26 PM
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2nd poll on similar subject, same results, can't please everyone.
Leave as is.

Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: cormy] #288159
Thu Dec 01 2011 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted By: cormy
Well OK...what if the item has a price... can I still make an offer to the seller ? because now it has a price AND an offer...!
I need a drink........... crazy


The current For Sale Guidelines say if the item has a price, you can't post counter offers or criticism of the price in that topic. Instead, you can PM or email the seller to discuss possible negotiation. But if the seller later asks for offers, the door is open to post offers in the topic.
Go ahead and have that drink. I think I may have one myself. crazy


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Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Oldgas] #288169
Thu Dec 01 2011 02:10 PM
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Rick,
That's some funny $#(+!..........

I still don't get what all the complainings about. Nobody here is making me read threads that i don't want to read! Leave it alone, change it ....doesn't really effect my life that much!


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Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Watchdog7] #288179
Thu Dec 01 2011 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: Watchdog7
2nd poll on similar subject, same results, can't please everyone.
Leave as is.


Poll was to split For Sale in 2 sections, seems nobody wants that. What seems like the majority wants, is just ignored.


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Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: KZ1000] #288180
Thu Dec 01 2011 03:04 PM
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If we go with the majority [old members] the newbies & don't knows [new members] will quit posting stuff to sell.

Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: KZ1000] #288181
Thu Dec 01 2011 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted By: KZ1000


What seems like the majority wants, is just ignored.


I'll bite. What is it that the majority wants?


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Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Ryan Underthun] #288182
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seems like most want items priced if they are For Sale, I may be wrong.


"Remember, history that is forgotten is doomed to repeat itself!"
Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Watchdog7] #288184
Thu Dec 01 2011 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted By: Watchdog7
If we go with the majority [old members] the newbies & don't knows [new members] will quit posting stuff to sell.


That is a very good point that I have not heard yet, I would have to agree with that.


"Remember, history that is forgotten is doomed to repeat itself!"
Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: KZ1000] #288187
Thu Dec 01 2011 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted By: KZ1000
seems like most want items priced if they are For Sale, I may be wrong.


I would agree with that statement. I think the majority of the members want prices listed on an item that is FOR SALE.


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Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: KZ1000] #288188
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I think if you required that a price be listed it will not drive folks away. I think in this economy folks are trying to make a buck or at least break even in their hobby, or get enough cash to buy something new.

It seems like if you post a for sale item one day, it already is on page 2 the next day.

The members of these forums are a big market for folks wanting to sell petro related stuff.

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