Originally Posted by m@T
i tend to disagree but defer on this one.
J is all about 'no disparaging sale items' although personally I have no problem with it...if people say 'how can you sell that for 300, you can get it new for 200 here' with a link, I file that as a public service. Nornally a well intentioned seller will come back and say 'no, that link is the non selvege version, mine are selvege ergo pay up", and in the end the thread has had a bump to the top through legitimate discourse. If the seller was trying to rip people off, then he has been called out, and has to respond accordingly.
Anyhow, J disagrees, saying 'let the buyer beware' and acknowledging the collective wisdom of the board to not get ripped off. He can go into more detail about it if he wishes....but we agreed to disagree on this issue when we chatted about it, and it is his board, his way.
You have to be clear about what you mean by ripping people off. Asking $300 for something that is available somewhere else for $200 is not ripping people off imo. No one is forced to buy anything. Do you really believe people buy stuff blindly on the forum and simply assume they are getting the best price?
Where do you then draw the line? Must items sold in the forum be the lowest price anywhere with some sort of price-matching guarantee? What about saying that things are available at C21 or FB for less?
I'm with j on this one. It's a free market. All buyers can do their due diligence to determine whether the item is worth the asking price for them. You guys know that the market here is pretty efficient and overpriced goods do not sell. These types of comments on sales threads will quickly get out control and destroy the integrity of the B&S forum.