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#663609 - Tue Aug 16 2016 12:18 PM Re: "town crier" [Re: advertologist]
BryceG Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
i dont mind the posting so much, its the back-door offers that result in the items being pulled off ebay that is frustrating.
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#663654 - Tue Aug 16 2016 08:33 PM Re: "town crier" [Re: advertologist]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Sorry Bryce, but I think you are wrong on this one! You think that Randys posts add to the back door offers? Generally, I have seen most of the items he posts, except for items from catagories I don't watch, and then I find the posts educational. If an exceptional item pops up that you are interested in, you have the same back door as the other ebay members, so help yourself!
With the millions of people watching ebay, I can't believe that even one of Randys posts ever added to the price, or set up a back door Johnny that wasn't already there.
I mostly watch ebay to keep up with public trends and pricing, and occasionaly I bid on something, but I am there mostly for the daily schooling.
I for one, am very happy that Randy brings an occasional rare item to the front, in that we may all enjoy watching the ensuing bidding. I even like to add an item every now and then myself!
I seriously doubt that you have ever missed out on anything because of one of Randys posts! Please keep up with the "town Crier" and I will do my best to help out at times.

I hope you take my criticism for what it is--just an opinion-- and don't take offense from it.


Edited by K W FRITH (Tue Aug 16 2016 08:38 PM)
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#663655 - Tue Aug 16 2016 08:41 PM Re: "town crier" [Re: advertologist]
BryceG Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
Yes, I think his posts add to backdoor offers. It's not limited to this though, posting auctions after they've ended as well. Remember what happened when someone posted that paragon lollipop sign that showed up on eBay? Yeah, lots and lots of backdoor offers that eventually came at the cost of the original buyer.
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#663656 - Tue Aug 16 2016 08:45 PM Re: "town crier" [Re: advertologist]
BryceG Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
And no offense taken at all... I can appreciate the value this thread adds for some people. But for me, it's done more harm than good... but it sounds like I'm in the minority. So my little rant is over, lol


Edited by BryceG (Tue Aug 16 2016 08:45 PM)
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#663669 - Wed Aug 17 2016 06:02 AM Re: "town crier" [Re: advertologist]
Maxgas Offline
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Registered: Sun Sep 25 2011
Loc: Augusta, Maine, USA
I agree with Bryce.
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#663678 - Wed Aug 17 2016 08:29 AM Re: "town crier" [Re: K W FRITH]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
Originally Posted By K W FRITH
If an exceptional item pops up that you are interested in, you have the same back door as the other ebay members, so help yourself!


crazy

...if you can't fix it, make it worse??
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#663748 - Thu Aug 18 2016 09:34 AM Re: "town crier" [Re: gulfiend!]
veltex Offline
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Registered: Sun May 25 2003
Loc: Idaho
Me, I like the town crier thread and look forward to seeing it bumped with cool stuff. And, if your paying attention to the internet everything doesn't make the thread. cool

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#663753 - Thu Aug 18 2016 10:18 AM Re: "town crier" [Re: advertologist]
richlube Online   content
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Registered: Mon Apr 02 2007
Loc: santa barbara calif usa
"town crier" yes please
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#663754 - Thu Aug 18 2016 10:26 AM Re: "town crier" [Re: advertologist]
Signs&Neons Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jul 25 2010
Loc: Midwest
I'm with Bryce on this one. Posting something a week or two after it has ended as an FYI is fine. The buyer should safely have his item and thus eliminate concerns about someone trying to back door and offer more than it "sold" for.

In my opinion, if you aren't interested in an item - let those who are seek it out and have fun trying to buy it. As Bryce mentioned, I doubt Randy is posting items that he is trying to buy before they end smile. It's not getting out in the truck and driving the back roads, but it is still fun to find a listing on ebay that you hope may be falling through the cracks so to speak. Not a big deal and everyone sees it differently, but the thrill is in the hunt and this is kind of like going to a pheasant farm for the lazy hunters - LOL.

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#663837 - Fri Aug 19 2016 03:05 PM Re: "town crier" [Re: advertologist]
SourSam Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 26 2015
Loc: Carolinas
Making "back-door deals" (that sounds dirty, heh) after an auction has ended on eBay is low in my opinion. However, up until a deal is consummated (heh) by the gavel hitting the pedestal, it is all open market principles. Meaning, if, through an alternate venue, the seller finds someone willing to pay more, then so be it. The onus is on the seller to determine in which market (either an anonymous auction site or message forum) he/she would like to participate. I have no issue with sellers ending auctions early or sellers on this website opting to ignore offers from fellow members and opting for an auction site. Again, the only time I have an issue is when there is a meeting of minds and we have one of the parties reneg.

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#663838 - Fri Aug 19 2016 03:06 PM Re: "town crier" [Re: advertologist]
SourSam Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 26 2015
Loc: Carolinas
...more to the point, I like this "town crier" thread and enjoy an open discourse concerning the same. smile

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#664202 - Tue Aug 23 2016 09:20 AM Re: "town crier" [Re: advertologist]
BryceG Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
hammer down at $4,450... and reserve not met. holy moly, sure hope the top bidders saw all the crazing on the sign... im really surprised it didnt meet reserve, that went for really good money if you ask me! (i can see why it didnt get ended early now)


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#664754 - Mon Aug 29 2016 03:34 AM Re: "town crier" [Re: advertologist]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
richfield desk pen holder (BIN) .. ... cool

361708133592


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#665174 - Fri Sep 02 2016 04:39 AM Re: "town crier" [Re: advertologist]
Steven C. Online   content
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
252521853072

Incredible can!!!!


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#665322 - Sat Sep 03 2016 01:41 PM Re: "town crier" [Re: advertologist]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
pair orig sinclair ad glass's .. ... cool

162182973753


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