Originally Posted by trader
i'm purely a buyer and sometimes i have a hard time sleeping at night cause i'm worried sellers will start using ebay instead
ok, not that extreme but you get the picture. recently sellers were saying they were having more success on ebay (quicker movement and higher prices). thats not good for the B&S buyers...
A large part of what seems to be driving sellers here to ebay is less visibility here.. not sure what's causing that but I do notice that FS threads are getting less and less views before dropping off the first page. In the end, factors like this will drive sellers to Ebay faster.
I concurrently list things on ebay that I have here, because there's no penalty for ending an ebay listing early (if an item sells here for example), other than losing your insertion fee.
Originally Posted by nyarkies
I agree with this to an extent. As more of a buyer here, I hate these kind of threads WITHOUT any pictures of the item. Members will of course bump this thread by asking for pictures of the item then will be bumped again when the pictures have been added by the seller. Pictures, even if they are low res, should be included.
That's a tough call. Many sellers will see something in a store that is a good deal and have limited time to pull the trigger. But I do agree that there should be some clear guidance on what is allowed for an "IC" thread.
Originally Posted by idfnl
Couldnt agree more Doc. Although folks have the right to ask what they want, I think the only thing to do is mandate at least a 10% reduction per price drop.
10% forced drop would be a bad move imo. If you really
want inflated starting prices, then this will surely cause that to happen. Guaranteed.
Overall I try to steer clear of using the "sold" line to bump a thread, but have been guilty of it, and normally I only do it when concurrently dropping a price.
I favor the multi-item threads. What hurts is when there's so many items, that it becomes difficult to accurately title the thread, esp. with sizes. Buyers want to know EXACTLY
what's in a thread by looking at the title, including the size available, and that's really hard to do when you're listing 20+ items of various types. I wonder if there's any way to allow more characters in the title of a thread??
The benefit though, is that buyers get to see many items at once, it reduces wasted space on B&S, and it helps sellers by allowing them to bump many items at once for a price drop.