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post #181 of 328
^ i agree with you but there is a case when thread-crapping is called for and somehow a little necessary. there are times (and there are a few here and there i canot bring up the examples but you can search my posts and you can see i have intentionally tried to crap a thread) when a seller or a new seller tries to dump on us some obvious trash Or something of a sort that should command a certain price range but sets it so high it is evident he doesnt not respect the intellect of this community and the lurking buying community (there is a whole slew of them perhaps double the amount of actual members) who peruse these threads for a deal or etc. and upon seeing these types of threads with no comment whatsoever does bring down the credibilit of this site a bit i would say us doing some of the select crapping is somehow necessary, im sorry to say
post #182 of 328
banning is too much, especially with new members, but the behavior should be called out.
post #183 of 328
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The anti-seller culture kinda sucks here (and on most of the intrnet). It seems that we are looked at as more of a burden to the forum than a service. Sure, we make a small cut, but most of us bring merch at 50-90% off BNWT, and a lot of work goes into selling. Ive seen threads shitted on because the price was "too high, youre making too much money" when the item was 70% off retail.

To be fair plenty of people put stuff on here than can be found for way off retail easily elsewhere and/or used ebay'd or thrift stored items and then declare in their thread title things like "SUPER CHEAP Brand X Pants" but then when you click the price is more than the same item on ebay buy it now... or whatever.
post #184 of 328
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To be fair plenty of people put stuff on here than can be found for way off retail easily elsewhere and/or used ebay'd or thrift stored items and then declare in their thread title things like "SUPER CHEAP Brand X Pants" but then when you click the price is more than the same item on ebay buy it now... or whatever.

I disagree. For example, this place has seen more Cucinelli in the past few months than ebay can shake a stick at. And when it does show on ebay, it's generally less expensive here.
Or whatever...
post #185 of 328
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To be fair plenty of people put stuff on here than can be found for way off retail easily elsewhere and/or used ebay'd or thrift stored items and then declare in their thread title things like "SUPER CHEAP Brand X Pants" but then when you click the price is more than the same item on ebay buy it now... or whatever.

what? What does this even mean?
post #186 of 328
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Originally Posted by Using Technology View Post
To be fair plenty of people put stuff on here than can be found for way off retail easily elsewhere and/or used ebay'd or thrift stored items and then declare in their thread title things like "SUPER CHEAP Brand X Pants" but then when you click the price is more than the same item on ebay buy it now... or whatever.

IMO, anyone can set any price on any item, buyers make their own decisions. The market is going to send feedback to the seller in way of whether the item sells. This is precisely the essence and beauty of a free competitive market. It works the same way with brick and mortar stores. I still see no reason to justify thread shitting or anything like that.
post #187 of 328
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
There would simply be a % fee charged on checkout.

I have a feeling this won't be popular with buyers or sellers - although the $1 per post thing is interesting. Maybe (if it is possible), sellers get "bump points" that are determined based on # unique views. That way big threads are encouraged and sellers have to be careful and deliberate in choosing their bumps.
post #188 of 328
warn then ban
post #189 of 328
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Originally Posted by chrisjustinparr View Post
I have a feeling this won't be popular with buyers or sellers - although the $1 per post thing is interesting. Maybe (if it is possible), sellers get "bump points" that are determined based on # unique views. That way big threads are encouraged and sellers have to be careful and deliberate in choosing their bumps.

this is a very interesting idea. charging to bump and getting bump points or at least allowing meritable bumps.
this would certainly be advantageous to both parties and sf


i strongly recommend sf to implement this. and i am going to be a strong proponent for it. it will be a money maker for sf and also will force sellers to carefully choose their threads, wording, etc
post #190 of 328
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Originally Posted by chrisjustinparr View Post
I have a feeling this won't be popular with buyers or sellers - although the $1 per post thing is interesting. Maybe (if it is possible), sellers get "bump points" that are determined based on # unique views. That way big threads are encouraged and sellers have to be careful and deliberate in choosing their bumps.

Maybe not at first - no one likes to start paying for stuff - but the prices would be lower than any other venue, there would be no risk for sellers to list, and you have access to a very product oriented group of readers.

The bump points thing is nearly impossible to implement without a lot of development, and I don't really see the benefit in them to the forum, either financially for the forum, or to increase traffic through it by increasing ease-of-use. I think that just having sellers pay for *any* bump would make sellers more careful about their listings, and get rid of the "free bump" usefulness of stuff like "pics to come".

Thoughts?
post #191 of 328
somebody has to come up with some killer software for this kind of stuff
post #192 of 328
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
Maybe not at first - no one likes to start paying for stuff - but the prices would be lower than any other venue, there would be no risk for sellers to list, and you have access to a very product oriented group of readers.

The bump points thing is nearly impossible to implement without a lot of development, and I don't really see the benefit in them to the forum, either financially for the forum, or to increase traffic through it by increasing ease-of-use. I think that just having sellers pay for *any* bump would make sellers more careful about their listings, and get rid of the "free bump" usefulness of stuff like "pics to come".

Thoughts?

So given that implementation, what happens to buyers who are bumping for friends' threads or bumps to say "gee I wish you had my size and your thread roxx0rz teh big onneoenoen!!111one"?
post #193 of 328
they cease being friends anymore.
post #194 of 328
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So given that implementation, what happens to buyers who are bumping for friends' threads or bumps to say "gee I wish you had my size and your thread roxx0rz teh big onneoenoen!!111one"?

Under this new implementation, listings would not be bumped by new posts, but only when the seller decides to pay for a bump.
post #195 of 328
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
Under this new implementation, listings would not be bumped by new posts, but only when the seller decides to pay for a bump.
Sounds fair to me. So would the bump still require a price drop? Or you can bump for any reason under the sun?
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