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post #16 of 328
Ban them unless the remaining items have something to announce, like a price drop.
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I personally hate them and never use them - without a price drop on remaining stuff.
What help does it do tell people an item is no longer available?
post #17 of 328
sold bumps are annoying

more annoying is posting ebay links of items and bumping it by adding stuff everyday
that should be banned as well

LLLLLLUUUUUUUUUULLLLLZZZ

from one thread

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For sale:

MANY NEW WOOL TIES ADDED TODAY!!

Lot vintage wool ties - check, stripes, solids and other patterns.

SF members keep checking back, I have about 80 more to list

PM me if interested

Will ship worldwide


VINTAGE WOOL TIES

*NEW* -- CASHMERE:

http://shop.ebay.com/idfnl/m.html?_n...&_sop=10&_sc=1


See all my ties on Ebay:

http://shop.ebay.com/idfnl/m.html?_n...&_trksid=p3686

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NEW ONES ADDED

I've added a bunch on new wool ties, check back as I will be listing them for the next couple of hours

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36 wool ties added in total, all done for the night... more tomorrow

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Just added a bunch more wool ties... adding more as you read this

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A bunch of new wool ties have been added, check out the new listings...

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I just added a bunch more wool and cashmere ties, these are a bit more high-end.

Link to the cashmere is above...

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I just added about 12 new ones, have a look

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12 more added, have a look!

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14 more added, will be adding more later tonight.

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About 15 more added. That's going to be it for a few months.
post #18 of 328
Ive been guilty of it, didn't know there was such a movment against it. I will definitely stop. I think in a thread where you are selling a replenishable item, it can be warrented. With the cashmere scarves Ive been selling Ive been running out of stock and getting in new stock often. Rather than PM 5-10 people who were on waiting lists (especially with the 60 second response time) I find it easier to post the announcments in the thread. Same with sold out items. I find I am covering all my bases by updating the original post, and replying. Ive had lots of people PMing me about sold out items that were clearly marked sold out in the thread, but I never made a reply.
post #19 of 328
Here are J's rules for posting, which are pinned at the top of the B&S forum. It clearly states that SOLD updates are to be done by edits to the OP. Also, that the ONLY exception to the no bump rule is for price reductions. Why is this a debate?
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Originally Posted by j
Bumping your threads to get them to the top will result in a thread lock if we see it. The only exception is to announce a significant price drop on items - 5-10% or so sounds reasonable. If you are new and you do this, I will very likely spaminate your entire account. If you are not new and you keep doing this, I will ban you. Updates on what is sold can be made by editing the original post. Answering questions in the thread is semi-acceptable, but try to do it by PM and then edit the info into your original post. If you want people to see you have stuff for sale, put that info along with a link to your sale thread in your signature, and post useful posts around the forum. If I see a bunch of one word or useless posts from a person with any links in his sig, I will watch and likely ban. You have been warned. Have a nice day!
post #20 of 328
My personal feelings have always been that, to be consistent with the general policy of the forum (which is in stark contrast to somewhere like SuFU), bumps to announce that items have been SOLD should be prohibited. However, this point was argued back here, and as I recall the general consensus, it was determined that SOLD bumps in multi-item threads were OK, so long as they didn't happen more than once a day.

SOLD bumps in a single-item thread, of course, are pure idiocy, and should result in a banning for sheer stupidity alone.
post #21 of 328
tonylumpkin's post was made while I was still writing mine, so I didn't see it first.

While I agree that those rules seem crystal clear, the waters become muddied by this post by j:

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I was not aware that we were allowing "sold bumps" for multi item threads. Honestly I don't think that's so bad as long as it isn't happening more than every day or so. I know things sell faster, but you can edit the OP to reflect what items are sold. We definitely want to encourage the multi-item sellers for the service they provide, but I don't want to let the rules discourage others from selling just their one item.


Again, I'm not arguing either side, just pointing out that the exact rules may not be clear.
post #22 of 328
im pretty sure he locks the thread if he sees sold bumps but the fact is he cant click through every single thread in b&s...
post #23 of 328
I was unaware that J had amended the rule. In which case I hope the sentiment of the forum clearly states that they should be banned. My argument is that SOLD posts accomplish nothing but moving the thread back onto the front page. You might as well just post "bump" the way people used to do. Editing the OP tells people the item is gone. Why does it need to be restated in another post?
post #24 of 328
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im pretty sure he locks the thread if he sees sold bumps but the fact is he cant click through every single thread in b&s...

That's why we need to start reporting them when they occur.
post #25 of 328
I've been guilty of this, but only because I've seen the bigger names in this forum do it and I can't compete with the volume knocking me into oblivion. Not naming names, but I also don't like the "eBay auction ends in 2 days! Ends in 1 day! Ends in 1 hour; prices still low!" bumps.
post #26 of 328
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Ban them unless the remaining items have something to announce, like a price drop.

+1

Regards
post #27 of 328
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Originally Posted by Chim12 View Post
Ban them unless the remaining items have something to announce, like a price drop.

+2

I was guilty of sold bumping. I didn't realize it was a problem until I felt it a good idea to re-read the rules. Needless to say, I stopped. I don't mind letting the public know that you've added items though. Would opponents of this idea rather the seller create a new thread?

I think a way to solve this would be to have more categories in the B&S section. It's a bit hard to navigate because there are just so many items for sale.

What about having sub categories for Pants, Suits/SC/Blazers, Shirts, Shoes, Accessories (socks, cufflinks, hats, etc). Any thoughts?
post #28 of 328
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+2

What about having sub categories for Pants, Suits/SC/Blazers, Shirts, Shoes, Accessories (socks, cufflinks, hats, etc). Any thoughts?

Sounds like a good idea - but just realize that from the sellers point of view he must now manage multiple threads.
post #29 of 328
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Originally Posted by intent View Post
I've been guilty of this, but only because I've seen the bigger names in this forum do it and I can't compete with the volume knocking me into oblivion. Not naming names, but I also don't like the "eBay auction ends in 2 days! Ends in 1 day! Ends in 1 hour; prices still low!" bumps.

I agree, there is an actual e-bay thread that if I list something on there I put it in that thread. If I'm looking to buy something here I want to buy it through here not e-bay.

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=22382

If you oringinally post it here then move it to e-bay use the post edit and show it as such, the same as if you sold it.
post #30 of 328
I agree with no sold bumping but I also propose we also lock/delete threads where the seller does not mark an item sold and abandons the thread/all pm's despite having been online. It's not fair to the buyers who spend the time to bump the thread and it's not fair to the sellers who have their threads pushed to the bottom because someone doesn't want to mark their items as sold.
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