I've occasionally noticed that when people are obviously selling something purely for profit on the "For Sale Or Trade" forum, they often receive comments such as :
"This is the Hot-Deals site, you've obviously bought that purely to sell on at a profit, I think the mods should remove your thread"
That sort of thing...
This is especially the case recently concerning the PS3 & Nintendo Wii.
Anyway, here's my question/point of view :
I always thought that the Hot-Deals part of this site was the main focus, and that if you post a deal on that section of the site, it should indeed be a bargain.
When it comes to the "For Sale Or Trade" forum though, I assumed this was basically like a typical classified section in a newspaper etc.
In other words, people should be allowed to advertise what they want for whatever price they want, regardless of whether they're blatantly trying to make a profit or not.
I haven't read the guidelines for this forum, but I very much doubt there's any rule along the lines of "You may not sell an item if you've bought it with the sole intent to instantly re-sell it for profit".
Also, I haven't seen any of these threads removed, so I presume they're allowed within the site guidelines.
I just find the amount of flack they receive a bit strange, and don't understand why people get so worked up.
If you don't like the price they're asking, you can just ignore the thread, no-one's forcing you to buy the item after all !
Just wondered what other peoples thoughts were on this subject.
Bear in mind that the main point here is that I see the "For Sale Or Trade" forum as being separate from the main "Hot Deals" section.
Hot Deals is for bargains, For Sale Or Trade is "offer what you like at whatever price you like" as far as I'm concerned.
Oh, I should probably point out that I've never tried to sell an item under these circumstances, I was just curious as to why some people object to it.
Only added this bit since I don't want to receive negative rep for simply asking a question & stating a point of view (something that happens here occassionally according to other threads I've read).