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#288119 - Thu Dec 01 2011 09:01 AM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Signs&Neons]
Jarvis Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 01 2000
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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.
#288130 - Thu Dec 01 2011 10:25 AM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Signs&Neons]
DIESEL Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 24 2009
Loc: TEXAS
Hillside..........that's hilarious!!!
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#288133 - Thu Dec 01 2011 10:36 AM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Jarvis]
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
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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#288139 - Thu Dec 01 2011 11:22 AM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Oldgas]
Cold Pizza Offline
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What was the question again?

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#288151 - Thu Dec 01 2011 01:02 PM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Cold Pizza]
cormy Offline
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Registered: Mon Feb 09 2004
Loc: PA
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

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#288155 - Thu Dec 01 2011 02:26 PM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: cormy]
Watchdog7 Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 08 2007
2nd poll on similar subject, same results, can't please everyone.
Leave as is.

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#288159 - Thu Dec 01 2011 02:39 PM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: cormy]
Oldgas Online   cool
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
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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#288169 - Thu Dec 01 2011 03:10 PM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Oldgas]
LOWright Online   content
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Registered: Fri Feb 19 2010
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
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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#288179 - Thu Dec 01 2011 03:53 PM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Watchdog7]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
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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#288180 - Thu Dec 01 2011 04:04 PM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: KZ1000]
Watchdog7 Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 08 2007
If we go with the majority [old members] the newbies & don't knows [new members] will quit posting stuff to sell.

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#288181 - Thu Dec 01 2011 04:06 PM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: KZ1000]
Ryan Underthun Online   content
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
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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#288182 - Thu Dec 01 2011 04:07 PM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Ryan Underthun]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
seems like most want items priced if they are For Sale, I may be wrong.
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#288184 - Thu Dec 01 2011 04:09 PM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: Watchdog7]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
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.
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#288187 - Thu Dec 01 2011 04:25 PM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: KZ1000]
Ryan Underthun Online   content
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
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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#288188 - Thu Dec 01 2011 04:26 PM Re: Your opinion needed about For Sale Forum [Re: KZ1000]
Nicole Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Maryland
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.


Edited by Nicole (Thu Dec 01 2011 04:27 PM)

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