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A Proposal for Thread-sh*tters: temporary ban

post #1 of 304
Thread Starter 
I don't know if it's just me, but recently it seems like there's a surge of thread-shitters.

We are all pretty knowledgeable adults here, and we generally know how much an item will sell and what is an acceptable B&S forum price. We really do not need people making snide remarks. It's a free market.

I propose a temporary ban (maybe three days?) for these offenders.

Let see if we can get a consensus and let the mods know.
post #2 of 304
you ban is way too high. You can get one for much less on eBay.
post #3 of 304
Snide remarks no, but if something is priced too high then perhaps it should be ok for other forum members to point that out. Just my $.02.
post #4 of 304
I am sorry but i do not understand what is being said, that deserves a banning. Please explain.
post #5 of 304
People posting in your thread keeps it toward the top, no?
post #6 of 304
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Originally Posted by Kuro View Post
Snide remarks no, but if something is priced to high then perhaps it should be ok for other forum members to point that out. Just my $.02.

who determines when something is "priced to high"? Shouldn't the market be the determinent? You can find an Isaia suit on STP for $600 during their sales. They will be patterned (stripes or plaids), typically in larger sizes etc. If I have a solid navy one, in size 38R or 40R for $900, am I priced too high?
post #7 of 304
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Originally Posted by Kuro View Post
Snide remarks no, but if something is priced to high then perhaps it should be ok for other forum members to point that out. Just my $.02.

I tend to think people ought to keep their traps shut. I know I've offered stuff here only to have someone come along and offer it for not only less I'm asking, but less than I paid. In that case, it does no good whatsoever for someone to come along and say "Bob sold the same item for less last week." Well, good for Bob, hope you bought it from him.

Also, as Whnay's thread illustrates, sometimes people are willing to part with an item if and only if they can get a certain amount for it. I have stuff I'd rather keep than let go dirt cheap.

My take: If you don't like the price, don't buy. Or PM a lower offer.
post #8 of 304
Just ban beasty. For good. He's like the Midas of douchebag-ness; it generously sprinkles wherever graced upon by The Great Dense. (used to be only Body Consciousness, now here too)
post #9 of 304
What exactly constitutes.. thread sh*tting anyway?
We may have a void for vagueness issue here!

Oh.. and I thought the term of art being used on these innerwebz these days was "baning."
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post #11 of 304
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
who determines when something is "priced to high"? Shouldn't the market be the determinent? You can find an Isaia suit on STP for $600 during their sales. They will be patterned (stripes or plaids), typically in larger sizes etc. If I have a solid navy one, in size 38R or 40R for $900, am I priced too high?

In this case the forum is the market, so perhaps forum members should be able to chime in that something is priced too high. IMO (and again it is just my opinion) the information in your example should be allowed and then the buyer can decide whether the price difference is warranted.
post #12 of 304
Why not just a flat rule that any comment to the effect that price is too high should be made via PM? That way the seller (usually a newbie, it seems) can get the 'guidance' of the forum without it being plastered all over the thread.
post #13 of 304
Sales threads shouldn't be allowed to turn into a bunch of bickering over whether something is priced reasonably or not. It's unfair to the other threads that are getting bumped by every "yes it is!" or "no it isn't!"

Ultimately, if something is overpriced, arguing about it only gets the thread more attention. Let it sink and the seller will have an incentive to lower the price.
post #14 of 304
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Originally Posted by Kuro View Post
In this case the forum is the market, so perhaps they should be able to chime in that something is priced too high. IMO (and again it is just my opinion) the information in your example should be allowed and then the buyer can decide whether the price difference is warranted.


I disagree. When you're in a store trying to make a decision on whether or not to buy something, does a community of clowns come along and tell you what that item (or more likely a similar item) went for last week in Omaha? Why are we all working for the buyer rather than the seller all of a sudden?

If I'm selling something for $50, whether it is worth $50 to you has nothing to do with whether it is worth $50 to another potential buyer and I'd appreciate not having that other potential buyer influenced by someone stopping by the thread to state that they feel my item is ugly or that their cousin can get it cheaper in Jersey.

Here's an example from an earlier thread that I think should cause a person to get some sort of smack-down:

these were on sale a few months back new for 175 quid to 145 quid so roughly 230-260 USD? i tried to get a pair (phone order) but didn't have my size.

Who gives a shit? How is this helpful to the seller? Does the seller want this information in their sale thread?

If sellers get turned into punching bags they'll stop selling here.
post #15 of 304
Thread Starter 
How about just no comments at all about whether asking price is "reasonable".

Do you go to Barneys and tell them that they are high on crack because of the asking price?
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