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As long as you could demonstrate that the item being offered can be acquired elsewhere for a similar price and condition then I wouldnt see it as a ridiculously low offer.

But do keep in mind that the item price is dictated by the seller (as long as its not over RRP) . End result is that if the seller prices their item too high then it probably wont sell, defeating the purpose of them listing it in the first place.

Both parties have to be realistic on the sale price.

Original Poster

Yes but you cannot demonstrate that it is regularly sold at that price as you arent allowed to mention Ebay.

tonyg1962;5720005

Yes but you cannot demonstrate that it is regularly sold at that price as … Yes but you cannot demonstrate that it is regularly sold at that price as you arent allowed to mention Ebay.



Where does it say you cant mention ebay in relation to an FS/FT listing?

Original Poster

15) The ONLY exception to this is if you see the EXACT item priced higher than available new elsewhere. In this case a third-party can make a post but ONLY in the following format: LINK TO MERCHANT - PRICE. No comments, just the facts. This must be the final price after VAT/shipping for a new product and from a reputable merchant. Price comparison to auction sites, classifieds or other personal sales are NOT allowed. Members who DO NOT follow these posting rules face a ban from the FS/FT forum.

Yeah as far as I knew you couldn't make price comparisons with Ebay.

AshleyRFC;5720169

Yeah as far as I knew you couldn't make price comparisons with Ebay.



I thought that was on the Deals? :?

I think the rule is mainly to stop members thread spoiling by comparing to Ebay prices in the FS/FT forum.

I have mentioned Ebay when I am genuinely interested in an item on here, and not just pointing out where it is available cheaper.
I guess it's against the rules, but not been caught yet.

thesaint;5720211

I think the rule is mainly to stop members thread spoiling by comparing … I think the rule is mainly to stop members thread spoiling by comparing to Ebay prices in the FS/FT forum.I have mentioned Ebay when I am genuinely interested in an item on here, and not just pointing out where it is available cheaper.I guess it's against the rules, but not been caught yet.



Reported for self admission of breaking rules :w00t:

OP : I think that you cant make reference to a specific auction listing, however in general you can state that the item is widely available at a lower price for the same item in a similar condition thats stated by the FS/FT listing

Banned

i would think a little common sense would be applied to this , fair enopugh not comparing something new with ebay but when its like for like i dont see a problem as ebay completed listings give you a rough idea oif market value for used items

discretion?

seems fair enough!

Depends whether you want to gamble on what it might sell for on ebay - plus you have to wait for the auction to end. Painstaking when you want to sell something, well for me anyway haha

yes waiting is the pain

tonyg1962;5720066

15) The ONLY exception to this is if you see the EXACT item priced higher … 15) The ONLY exception to this is if you see the EXACT item priced higher than available new elsewhere. In this case a third-party can make a post but ONLY in the following format: LINK TO MERCHANT - PRICE. No comments, just the facts. This must be the final price after VAT/shipping for a new product and from a reputable merchant. Price comparison to auction sites, classifieds or other personal sales are NOT allowed. Members who DO NOT follow these posting rules face a ban from the FS/FT forum.



This rule should be amended for 2nd hand items surely? Somone mentioned common sense - here's hoping :thumbsup:
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