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Discussion in 'Forum technical problems' started by WeeJase, Sep 13, 2005.

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  1. Goot

    Goot There Can Be Only One!

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    Further query regarding the having a price bit. If I had something that had no personal value, but to someone else (thinking eBay) it might be worth say £15, could we not get away with £ offers/open to offers. Because if I put a guide price for example, as it was considered too high, even putting "open to offers" would put people off as they would think I wanted close to the price quoted. When in fact, I'd even accept £5, but would rather try and get more for it.

    It is swings and roundabouts. Personally, if an ad didn't have any form of price acknowledgement - by that I mean the advertiser failing to put the words offers/open to offers, £ offers etc then yes - bin it. But with actually stating those words, you are in effect saying I am literally open to offers (not literally, in the literal sense mind - I'm married!)

    I won't argue the rules, because at the end of the day, no rules= chaos. But, I'd be interested to know the feelings on the scenario above.

    Goot :)
     
  2. m0rk

    m0rk sarcasm comes free
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    I'll setup a 'free/beer money' section then....

    no doubt all the stupid people will post their cars in there.
     
  3. Goot

    Goot There Can Be Only One!

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    Wouldn't have another section personally, just an addition to the rule stating all adverts must include a price OR say open to offers. If it doesn't, decline it.

    But if someone does have a min price or a price range then this HAS to be stated, because this equates to I'll accept offers betwenn £x and £y.

    If I've got some computer stuff I'd like to sell, last time, didn't get many replies, and this was advertised on SCN and a few mailing lists. When I changed the price to £offers- all of a sudden there was interest and I actually got more than the original asking price.

    I think this is the fairest option? A lot of places will accept a price, offers, and/or price range. Most decline if nothing stated to that effect.

    Make sense? :)

    Goot :)
     
  4. mrcoyote

    mrcoyote See no evil...

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    What you're saying makes sense, but at the end of the day it's a free service that is being provided and the rules have to be adhered to. By all means specify that you're willing to listen to offers, but at present at least a guide price must be stated.
     
  5. Goot

    Goot There Can Be Only One!

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    eg. Epson Stylus Color 600 Printer £ offers
    To me it's worth not a lot, if it doesn't sell its getting binned. But, someone one here might contact me and say I'll offer you £10 plus postage.

    Like Steve not so long along asked me how much I was prepared to pay for a DDS-4 drive, I gave him a price and he accepted. If he advertised it as £60 I would have declined as I had a limited budget in mind, he didn't want it, so no one lost out.

    Zboyd a while a go in a thread was hinting on selling his Corsair RAM. He didn't state at the time, but if he would have told me the price first I may not have considered it. As it wasn't for me, the person in question couldn't afford it (Saul to the rescue!)

    Goot :)
     
  6. Goot

    Goot There Can Be Only One!

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    A guide price isn't always possible though, unless you know its value. But to someone else it could be worth a lot more than you think it would be.

    I sold some software on an eBay many moons ago. I'd picked it up as left over from a company IT installation. They said to bin it, on eBay it went with me expecting nothing (as I was planning on binning it)..... in the last 5mins, 10 people started a bidding war, sold for £230!!!!!! :-o

    To me it was worthless, to the right person that was a bargain purchase! :-o

    Goot :)
     
  7. Goot

    Goot There Can Be Only One!

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    ...bit cold stood on this soapbox........I'll shut up now :)
     
  8. m0rk

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    'make me an offer' section?
     
  9. Goot

    Goot There Can Be Only One!

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    not sure why the need for a separate section?
     
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    prc Sooty Meister

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    eSCNay might be better...
     
  11. k11jrp

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    just follow the bloody rules, hells bells. They aint asking much are they, if you dont like it sell on ebay
     
  12. Goot

    Goot There Can Be Only One!

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    /hands over protection money to k11jrp :)

    Ok, I give in! Ignore my comments :)

    /follows k11jrp home with a supersoaker. Fires...
    DAMN This cold weather! Bah Humbug......

    Goot :)
     
  13. cordobabrendy

    cordobabrendy FOOORRREEE!

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    whats wrong with offers in the region of?
     
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    "whooshy dump valve, and 80bhp cooker knob adjustable boost kit"
    Open to offers ;)
     
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    #35 WeeJase, Nov 25, 2005
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  16. mrcoyote

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    They obviously know better than everyone else. Have to admit that I've gotten a few threads deleted for that in the past. Now I just wonder whether there's any point.
     
  17. Goot

    Goot There Can Be Only One!

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    Full apologies if I've caused a bit of a stir in CampSCN. Not sure what the thread that got deleted was about, can only assume some pi$$ taking, like some postings on here.

    I offered my suggestions in this current thread, as a help to try and overcome some legit for sale postings that may have been declined due to no price indicated. I'm not going to go over them again, as I said just a suggestion. Everything has a price, but not everyone knows what price something might be valued at. I have another idea to overcome this if I have to put an actual price down. But, this could be contraversial (sp?) :whistle:

    If you are thinking of adding more classified sections, may I suggest scrapping any "make me an offer" sections, but actually expand on the more popular for sale items eg. have a Computer related for sale/wanted section etc?

    Goot :)
     
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    I have a question, what about ebay adverts, obviously you cant state a price as its an aution with possibly no buy it now feature. What do you do then?

    And as for contact details, is it good enough to say; contact seller through eBay. ?
     
  19. mrcoyote

    mrcoyote See no evil...

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    Ebay auctions are generally ok, but please try to state what they're about rather than just dumping a link in there with no explaination.
     

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