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#1
You may lose a sale as the buyer might go elsewhere
#2
It's not a flaw, as you have covered this yourself by saying that you could lose a sale by not replying to a potential purchaser.
banned#3
thesaint
It's not a flaw, as you have covered this yourself by saying that you could lose a sale by not replying to a potential purchaser.

True (in reply to both), but I'm not sure thats an even pro vs con for a seller.

Surely its better to gain possible mass interest (with multiple legal-bumps, than the odd user getting bored of waiting?

Point taken though.
#4
vibeone
True (in reply to both), but I'm not sure thats an even pro vs con for a seller.

Surely its better to gain possible mass interest (with multiple legal-bumps, than the odd user getting bored of waiting?

Point taken though.


If someone was to post in a "For Sale" thread of mine at 2 in the morning, and I was awake, I would wait until a busier time to reply, unless they were offering asking price for my item.

It makes sense, and I can see no way of anyone doing anything about it.
#5
why not just allow unlimited bumping? like avforums even if u constantly bump and there are no buyers the seller gets the message and either lowers the price or closes it because of no interest
what harm is it to bump a thread anyway?
#6
muffin247
why not just allow unlimited bumping?


lol. :-D

Please Admin don't do this.^^^
#7
thesaint
lol. :-D

Please Admin don't do this.^^^


+1

Agreed, for those who have 8 million threads (for feedback purposes of course) they would bump all their stuff every 10 mins, the front page would be a wash of people constantly trying to get thier stuff back to the top all day long, plus, at AVF there doesnt seem to be the rapid decent off the front page that there does here, perhaps due to their classified section being split into several different sectors and also only allowing 1 active thread per portion of the forum.

Mike..
#8
It's in the seller's best interests to answer any questions that they receive promptly in order to secure a sale.
banned#9
duckmagicuk2
It's in the seller's best interests to answer any questions that they receive promptly in order to secure a sale.

Iagree,but I think its in more of their interests to delay personally - especially in the example saint gave.
#10
Terribly difficult to stop this practice as you realise vibeone. It would probably entail a major change to the hukd code e.g. potential buyer flags post as question (e.g. will you accept £30 mate?). If seller is online he is forced to reply to the question otherwise an automated message (which counts as a bump) says that the seller ignored the question :) Of course, this sounds all too draconian to me.
#11
muffin247;5023079
why not just allow unlimited bumping? like avforums even if u constantly bump and there are no buyers the seller gets the message and either lowers the price or closes it because of no interest
what harm is it to bump a thread anyway?


I would have thought avforums was a good indication of why not to allow unlimited bumps - it's extremely irritating to have to sift through three pages of bumps with one or two genuine replies within it.

John
#12
thesaint
If someone was to post in a "For Sale" thread of mine at 2 in the morning, and I was awake, I would wait until a busier time to reply, unless they were offering asking price for my item.

It makes sense, and I can see no way of anyone doing anything about it.


I agree with that.

I do like AvForums for the way it does sales. Min bumps a day one post per item category.:thumbsup:
#13
edits is easiest/best way to check bumping
eg editin 2nd post with all answers to the questions pics etc then any posts by OP after that can only be considered bumps
or
the sideways bumping by answering questions can be avoided by editing the last post
eg
question 1
question 2
question 3
answer 1 (waits to bump)
answer 2 (bump!)
answer 3 (bump!)

change to

question 1
question 2
question 3
answer 1,2,3 any order in any time with no bump but all info required is in the final post.
may require more checking from person asking questions but ends the obvious use and abuse of rules.

basically - you post twice in a row its a bump.

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