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#1
IF your not familiar with the rules you could always go about reading them, trading on a forum means you need to trust certain people and always follow the procedure, contact details need to be exchanged and communication needs to be established. Always err on the cautious side, and be suspicious of new traders and even people with lots of feedback. The rules work fine for me, and I thus far have never had any trouble.

As for your case study, the seller can choose to sell too, even if there are 50 offers as long as one hasn't been officially accepted and agreed then they can choose, sometimes it's tough luck when you miss out, but it's not the end of the world.

Edited By: asayer on Aug 03, 2010 20:39:
#2
Rule No1 don't sell/buy on 2 bit auction sites.
#3
Should 'offering higher than asking price' be allowed since chronological order is no longer favorable.
#4
keluar
Should 'offering higher than asking price' be allowed since chronological order is no longer favorable.


Not really because then it turns into an auction, you should be able to choose who you sell to, your case was unusual although it does happen. If you were the seller wouldn't you admit it would be much easier to sell to one person rather than 3 individuals?
#5
Completely agree as I would probably do the same thing ( reduce postage fee) if but somehow I was told that you can't offer at equal terms if someone else has offered at asking price. instead, I always see quote like' offer at asking if deal fell through'. This somehow imply a chronological order.
1 Like #6
Firstly I think that this thread should be in Feedback, so I will ask for it to be moved and then you are likely to get some mod input.

Secondly, although I never have dealings in FS/T, I've noticed over the years that there is no compunction what-so-ever to deal chronologically. As I understand it you can sell to whom-ever you want, but you cannot exceed RRP and you cannot auction.
#7
I think you were had on this one, unlucky!
#8
Be as cautious, if not more cautious, trading online with parties you are never likely to meet compared to those whom you meet face-to-face.

Do not spend (by sending funds to another party) more than you can afford to lose.

If something sounds too good to be true; it probably is.

If you are not 100% happy with the terms of the trade, do not progress.

Further advice that should be adhered to:

Look at the bottom of this page under the "HUKD Tools and API" heading.
Click the "Help" link.

Scroll down to the "For Sale, Trade and Wanted Forum Guidelines" heading & click it to reveal:
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Hot Deals

Selling or trading in this forum requires a few extra guidelines and rules. For the full run down please read the rules posted here: FS/FT Rules and Guidelines. {- Note this link - fp

The forum is for personal sales only (similar to local newspaper classified ads).

* No selling or trading of copyrighted materials or media.
* No dealing by PM only, all interest of acceptance or not should first be posted in the thread.
* If you are not interested in buying or trading with users, please don’t post there as your posts will be deleted for thread spoiling.
* Should you have a query about a trader, please do not post in the thread, use the report button or PM a Moderator.
* Accusations or interference without good cause will be deemed as thread spoiling and posts will be deleted.
* If you have a link to a better price for the item for sale, one post is sufficient, additional posts on this subject will be deleted.
* Never post your personal details in threads, either send them to the person you’re dealing with or PM them to a Moderator.
* You must not list items for sale or trade here if they are listed elsewhere online.
* Selling multiples of the same item will be classed as bulk sales and will be removed at the Moderators discretion.
* Business or eBay style sales will also be removed without warning.
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Ignore the way in which the text is titled "Hot Deals".


BFN,

fp.

PS. Final rule: Don't feed the troll.

Edited By: fanpages on Aug 08, 2010 20:09: Added PS.
#9
keluar
Completely agree as I would probably do the same thing ( reduce postage fee) if but somehow I was told that you can't offer at equal terms if someone else has offered at asking price. instead, I always see quote like' offer at asking if deal fell through'. This somehow imply a chronological order.


Just because another party adds the "Will take at asking if deal falls through" (or similar wording) comment they have the same priority as any other potential buyer in the thread either at the time that comment was posted, or if any other members show interest thereafter.

As long as the seller has not accepted an offer & then regains on that to accept another offer, then it is the seller's prerogative to select the buyer they feel most comfortable trading with.

Granted, more often than not, the first person to offer the 'asking price' or who negotiates a mutually satisfactory price with the seller completes the trade but, if, for instance, two members offered the same price & the member with a zero feedback rating was first to do so, a seller may select a second member with the same terms because they have a recorded trade history.

This is by no means a guarantee that the trade will complete more smoothly or at all, but it may be criteria a seller takes into account.

Sorry you did not realise this by assuming the way in which the "For Sale / For Trade" forum operates.

You will see in the "FS/FT Rules and Guidelines" that there is no stipulation for the seller to adopt a "first come, first served" policy.

BFN,

fp.


Edited By: fanpages on Aug 08, 2010 20:23: Added more words for clarity purposes
banned#10
sellers can sell to who they want to, it is common courtesy to sell to who offers 1st, but if someone offers to buy the lot it makes sens to sell as one lot, no?

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