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post #16 of 304
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Originally Posted by Kuro View Post
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.

I would respectfully disagree. Unless the OP is a noob, it is sufficient to let the market work. If the item does not sell, the seller can choose to lower the price or withdraw the item. If someone wishes to pm a lower offer, that is between seller and proposed buyer. I have pm'ed lower bids and have had them both rejected and accepted. Seller's option.

And, of course, the person suggesting the priceis too may simply be wrong or mean or vengeful or an attention slut - there is just no way of knowing.

I would further submit that pointing out that you think that the price is too high hurts the seller. It may be that the seller is posting an item that i really, really want. I might be willing to pay a premium because I really, really want it. However, a post that the price is too high might cause me to wait to see if the seller takes the bait and drops the price. I say, let the market work its magic.
post #17 of 304
There IS a rule in place for this:
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Originally Posted by J
Posting in someone else's thread to say the equivalent of "that's a ripoff, I saw those for less than that, blah blah" is not acceptable. Buyers here are very well informed and if it's not a good deal they won't buy it. They have a right to ask any price they want, even an unreasonable one, and you have the right not to pay it.

This is not to be construed to prevent posting in a B&S thread to alert buyers to the possibility of fake or counterfeit goods being put up for sale, but we wouldn't expect that from any established member anyway. If you see that from someone who just signed up, report the post and a moderator will inate the mer.

Thanks.
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post #18 of 304
+1, I am active in some audio forums and their classified forum has this rule. No need to ban the ID, but mod can delete any comments regarding the price


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Originally Posted by ColeFieldHouse View Post
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 #19 of 304
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Originally Posted by Kuro View Post
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.

They do, by not buying the item.

If these types of posts are allowed/encouraged, then a lot of people owe Conne an apology for reaming him when he changed the price on the Attolini pink cashmere tie after a member told him it was priced too low.
post #20 of 304
Thread Starter 
How about this. I paid about $110 each, shipped from the UK, those pairs of shoes by Redline. They are great by the way.

They are decent leather, fully Goodyear welted but not close-channeled, and are about as good a value as one can get. They are also quite sleek in shape.

I like my two pairs, but I may turn around and put them on the B&S for, for example, $200. Even at that price it's still a good value, I believe.

I'm also sure some douchebag would come along and say I've only paid so and so and why should I charge $200. Now that's thread shitting. Tough shit you didn't get the chance to jump in on the deal.
post #21 of 304
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by whacked View Post



But it is not enforced; that's the problem.
post #22 of 304
I look at it this way, if you have great sh*t at an excellent price it will sell. I don't support the bull sh*t from Whnay's thread and he has every right to set any price that he wishes, but I think it is a bit bizarre that the flow of information needs to stop in this particular part of the forum.

In the main forum if someone were to post that Saks is having a one day sale at 25% off and then another member posted that the sale will increase to 50% at a later date no would complain...
post #23 of 304
I would vote yes to a certain extent but the definition of the thread sh*tting would have to be clearly defined. Plus it would take some extra work by the moderators. I agree that the market will determine prices and if you don't like a proposed price, either send a helpful yet kind "advise pm". Otherwise, stfu.
post #24 of 304
PM a suggestion on price. Don't air it in public.
post #25 of 304
I love how people say things in here they wouldn't dare in real life.
post #26 of 304
How about those lovely Monsieur items.

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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post
PREPARE FOR RANT! (haha)



Maybe it's the bad economy or something... I don't know... but lately it's VERY much CAVEAT EMPTOR in the sales forum, especially with high-fashion/brand items. It seems like some members are trying to describe their items "fuzzily" with older/licensed brand items but pricing them like they are from the current runway collections. They aren't technically "lying," but they aren't disclosing everything openly, IMHO.



Guys, PLEASE do your homework as buyers, because many of these items are way overpriced.



For example, if somebody is selling a "YSL SHIRT! AS NEW!" and makes it look like it's the current Pilati stuff, and is asking $120... but then it turns out it is one of the old licensed YSL shirts from 20 years ago, made in Hong Kong, that somebody found at a thrift shop for $2.00 and is salivating at the hopes you'll pay $100 for it. I've seen this lately with suits, jackets, and ESPECiALLY with neckties.



Be careful; I'm sure members here are smarter than that... but it's getting kind of rampant lately and it's irritating. I hope sellers are not doing this intentionally and are just not aware of brand histories or whatever... but there are some ripoffs if a buyer doesn't do his homework.

Oh and if anyone needs to take a dump, some kid is selling a pair of worn Persols for $160 in B&S Other. Have at it.
post #27 of 304
Pretty much agree with Doc Holidays comments.
We all know what the going rate is for RLPL/RLBL Shirts (etc) and if someone thinks they are $20 or $30 overpriced - keep it to yourself.
I love this Forum and have done well, both Buying, (thanks - you know who you are) and Selling , numerous items.
We could bitch all day about the small frustrations and tire kickers ie; 'Questions - please PM me', (so other members don't have to trawl through all of the size requests).
How about the 'can you get such and such' in size 40R. Sure, I found it. You can Paypal me at....
No response. WTF...
Just my $0.02 worth.
post #28 of 304
Just put this on every post you don't like. Should fix the problem.
post #29 of 304
Sh*ting isn't nice but if the price is to high then the item just won't sell. I have only once tried to sell a item(s) here and was amazed with the "offers" I recieved but at least they were PM'd. I wonder if people would be so bold if they had to post the offer though.

Often I have seen items here that we all know were bought for a lower price but are still a very good deal but no one is expected to snap a photo, post it and chance selling a item for free.
post #30 of 304
Clearly if the item quality is not in question, merely the price, then things should not be said. If someone is willing to pay for it, then someone is going to reap the profits. However if one of the above cases is true, that the item is not as advertised, then shitting should ensue.
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