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#1
Maybe they are just trying to help others who may be interested, by clearing up missed details.
[admin]#2
Please let us know newme2006 if you see this happening. If people aren't interested in a item they should not waste anyone's time by asking questions. Sometimes people will just drop out of a sale but if someone is doing it repeatedly then they are just wasting people's time.
[mod]#3
newme2006 there is nothing offending or a waste of time posted by anyone in your For Sale threads. People will ask for pics, it's standard practise......mods request you post pics when they post as well. (well edi always does. :thumbsup:)
#4
Admin
If people aren't interested in a item they should not waste anyone's time by asking questions.


Really don't think this is the case always admin. For example I asked if some software which was being advertised was legal and licensed, as I suspected it may not be. I really think posters should be able to look out for possible problems in the FS forum and be able to ask questions. In many circumstances this makes more sense than reporting the post to mods as they cannot respond to problems immediately and it raises the concern within the thread. I think its fair enough if posts which unfairly spoil a FS thread are removed but I think removing the power to question the seller makes the FS a very risky (and no doubt legally murky) area.
#5
I agree totally with that jah128, sometimes a question needs asking to clarify the legality of an item, prior to reporting to Mods.
[admin]#6
I'm the first to say no issue is black and white. So yes in that situation I think it's ok. However, let's say pics for example, someone could say give pics etc and the OP might go through all that hassle to take the pics, upload, format and so on all for nothing b/c no one is actually interested. I think taking pics in the first place is recommending - I'm just using this for an example. It's a pain for sellers to have to jump through loads of hoops if no-one is actually interested.

Edit: Actually I would also say report that post though if it's illegal b/c it is good for the mods to keep track of that.
#7
I've reported potentially illegal software before, although to be honest almost all software is potentially illegal due to (often daft) T&C - that's not to say these T&C are reasonable and fair though, a different matter altogether. By asking within a thread the seller can quickly clarify they either have a license or they dont. Remember this isn't selling dodgy copies of software but including the software as part of a hardware sale.

Regards taking pictures, I don't think its unreasonable mandating including pictures myself, or at least asking people to state why they havent included pictures. By allowing people to rapidly post items (eg without prices/images) you are, in my opinion, increasing the likelyhood of scams and also traders. I expect only a small percentage of people trading in these forums do not have access to a digital camera, and there are plenty of guides to posting images and members more than willing to teach/help. Furthermore if people are just trying to estimate a price or interest in an item they can always post in the misc forum.

Basically I'm saying you shouldn't discourage asking for pictures or fair questions about the product being traded in my opinion, as ultimately any cons/frauds are more damaging to the FS forum than a few disgruntled sellers and I genuinely believe that an open discussion in the sale will help in this regard.
#8
Inactive
I agree totally with that jah128, sometimes a question needs asking to clarify the legality of an item, prior to reporting to Mods.


Yup I agree too. Tbh why sell an item and not expect to be asked questions whether to do waste your time or not. They maybe interested, selling a similar item and want some extra information.

Its like a car sales man, he could tell somebody every feature down to the last detail about a car and they can say they'll think about it and never return. Still the sales man doesn't recieve any money until that car is sold.
#9
Hi, I am not just saying it has or is happening to me !
I have seen loads of silly questions and comments on other peoples posts etc

example - someone was asking if there was any good deals to be had on a camera - someone replyed YES and that was it , so I count that as a waste of time

tell me if I am wrong
#10
newme2006
Hi, I am not just saying it has or is happening to me !
I have seen loads of silly questions and comments on other peoples posts etc

example - someone was asking if there was any good deals to be had on a camera - someone replyed YES and that was it , so I count that as a waste of time

tell me if I am wrong


Thread spoiling is in the for sale forum rules - it is not allowed. Please report any you see. But I do think it is up to the OP to report any posts they feel are thread spoiling, in their own threads.
#11
Syzable
newme2006 there is nothing offending or a waste of time posted by anyone in your For Sale threads. People will ask for pics, it's standard practise......mods request you post pics when they post as well. (well edi always does. :thumbsup:)


Yes, Mods do ask for pics esp if newbies are selling or trading and for high value items. This is essential & from experience, has reduced problems.

Think what newme2006 means is people who've no intetion to buy or trade but asking for more information. I wouldnt mind if selling as this only helps the sale but as Admin points out, bring to our attention if you feel uncomfortable.
#12
Admin


Edit: Actually I would also say report that post though if it's illegal b/c it is good for the mods to keep track of that.


I did exactly that a couple of days back, but I had to ask a question to clarify that the item for sale was actually illegal.

It was, and was duly reported to Mods and removed.
#13
Hi, I only put this on as I have had a few people PM me and I have replyed through PM (so you won't see it on my items for sale)
I even got as far as giving my bank details to someone, but nothing has been put in my account and I have PMed them a couple of time
Bit worrying when that happens as they have my bank details now - I know they can't do anything with them (hopefully!!)
#14
newme2006
Hi, I only put this on as I have had a few people PM me and I have replyed through PM (so you won't see it on my items for sale)
I even got as far as giving my bank details to someone, but nothing has been put in my account and I have PMed them a couple of time
Bit worrying when that happens as they have my bank details now - I know they can't do anything with them (hopefully!!)


And before giving your bank details to someone, did you go through the mods list of things to do before a sale? Such as verify their ID etc?

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