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Just wondering if it makes sense for us to have a set of rules for selling gear on the site? I took a quick look and didn't see a stickey anywhere. I don't think the for sale section is out of control, it may just help to have a few key rules...

1) Thread title must contain: price, location and whether item is FS/WTB/PSA (for sale, want to buy, public service announcement)

2) No bumping! You may only bump the thread by lowering the price by at least 10% or $100, whichever is less.

3) Try not to have 1,000,000 separate posts. If you have 4 board and binding combos for sale, I'd separate those out, but things like goggles, pants, jackets, other accessories can all fit under one thread.

Thoughts? :dunno:
 

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Expect your thread to get shit on if you're posting stupid prices or selling garbage. As it's a way of protecting new/uninformed members. I second a sticky
 

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I don't know about the no bump unless lowering price. I know what you're getting at as the threads get out of control with some people bumping incessantly, but at the same time, the forum moves so quick at certain times of the year that FS posts get buried rather quickly.

I like the other ideas though. I would also recommend a stickied thread for those who had good/bad experiences buying on the forum. That way buyers/sellers can search that thread and get some comfort for who they're dealing with.
 

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I don't know about the no bump unless lowering price. I know what you're getting at as the threads get out of control with some people bumping incessantly, but at the same time, the forum moves so quick at certain times of the year that FS posts get buried rather quickly.

I like the other ideas though. I would also recommend a stickied thread for those who had good/bad experiences buying on the forum. That way buyers/sellers can search that thread and get some comfort for who they're dealing with.
I know what you're saying about bumping to keep the FS threads on Page 1 of the "active topics". but to me if you're searching for gear you'll head over to that section of the forum. Bumping sort of creates an unfair advantage for the guy that's willing to go on daily and bump his thread. I'm on a hunting/shooting forum and they have very strict bump rules because it got out of control.

Rule #4 should be that you have to have at least X number of posts before starting a for sale thread. At least an intro post on the intro thread.
 

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Done.

There was a feedback thread, but I couldn't find it so I created a new one. It may be one of the threads that got blown away by SW.
 

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Thank you sir! :bowdown:

But where did this ponzi scheme rule come from? I've got a great deal for you! Return is 10% per year guaranteed. Just need to get lotsa people involved! :yahoo:
 

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I also added to your post Donutz. Just stating that all items are buyer beware.

We definitely had something about this in those forums before. I would say your theory is correct.
 

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Thank you sir! :bowdown:

But where did this ponzi scheme rule come from? I've got a great deal for you! Return is 10% per year guaranteed. Just need to get lotsa people involved! :yahoo:
PER YEAR????? I can get that from a legitimate mutual fund from RBC! If you want to rip me off, you have to think way bigger!
 

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Expect your thread to get shit on if you're posting stupid prices or selling garbage. As it's a way of protecting new/uninformed members.
This is an important public service, ripoffs should be called out, this is a community not Ebay.

And its fun to do.
 

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real pics should be required or the thread gets deleted. fs threads without pics are worthless.

I also hate the no price threads, I feel like you should post your starting price or put it on ebay
 

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real pics should be required or the thread gets deleted. fs threads without pics are worthless.

I also hate the no price threads, I feel like you should post your starting price or put it on ebay
Agreed! For myself anyway, I don't bother giving threads much thought if it doesn't at least include a picture and price. All the thread does is tell me that the user is too lazy to try and sell the product.

Also, in regards to the bumping thing, maybe try changing the rule to only being allowed to bump once a week or something. The Subaru club I'm on has rules similar to what is being posted here, and some of the suggestions I'm making, and it seems to have alleviated a lot of post and run threads.

"1. All marketplace thread titles must begin with "FS: ", "FT: ", or "WTB: " and must contain the item name. Thread titles like "*MUST SELL NOW*" will be deleted. Multiple item sale threads must at least contain a general description, such as "Garage sale: 02-07 impreza parts"

2. All "For Sale" threads MUST INCLUDE: (Copy the below format if you wish)
Description: Accurate description of item and its current condition (possibly a cross reference of which cars the item will fit, if you know)
Location of seller:
Willing to ship:
Method of contact:
Price:
Pictures: A quality picture of the item (blurry upside down iphone pic not allowed) How To: Embed pics into your post

3. No “Testing Waters” or "Feeler" posts. If you‘re going to post an item, please have the intention of selling it. If you don't know what the item is worth, do your research. All else fails, put a random price of what you would like to receive for it, and the market will take care of it. (eg. If it doesn't sell, your price is too high)

4. Discussion of price should be done via PM. Negotiation of price by people intending to purchase should be done via PM. Criticism of price should be done respectfully and must include evidence. (related forum ads, kijiji ads, etc)
Posts like "Are you crazy?" will result in deletion and possible points.

5. Thread bumping is limited to once every 7 days, and may only be done by the seller/buyer.

6. Unrelated posts such as "GLWS" and "wish I had the money" will be deleted, and points will be issued. Interpretation of an unrelated thread bump is at the interpretation of the moderators. Trending will be taken note of. If you are in the habit of posting in FS threads without ever buying anything, it will be noted.

7. Marketplace threads with no activity for 30 days or more may be locked."

Or something like that.
 

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Problem: too much work.

Reason: too lazy.

Solution: Member-policing, i.e. you post something retarded, the other members will burn your ass.

Ahhhhh, much better.
 

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A good idea would be to have a thread with a list of buyers and sellers who have had smooth transactions so people can see who are trusted sellers/buyers etc.
 

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A good idea would be to have a thread with a list of buyers and sellers who have had smooth transactions so people can see who are trusted sellers/buyers etc.
See below...

Done.

There was a feedback thread, but I couldn't find it so I created a new one. It may be one of the threads that got blown away by SW.
:yahoo:
 

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I would make a 100 post minimum before you can list anything. Also make pictures mandatory.
I already have two sales and two purchases. All transactions have been very smooth and both users that bought from me were very pleased. It can take quite a long time to get 100 posts. Obviously I have an extensive conversation prior to buying or selling. Some of the minor issues I have had are....

1) Know the name and year of the product your selling

2) Don't forget the size

3) Take quality pics of your gear when selling

4) Update when items are sold

5) Don't treat it like craigslist

If your a buyer and you feel unsure, ask the seller to text you some pics of the gear being packaged up. This has been helpful for me on multiple forums I use for buying and selling.
 
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