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Ebay listings are allowed if a full description and a BIN price are listed, and the only link is to that specific auction.

This is spelled out in the rules, and has also been discussed extensively.
post #10442 of 15052
Isn't that what the "what I'm selling on eBay" thread is for? confused.gif Honestly, that's the first time I've seen that type of listing popup. Never knew it was allowed.
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Isn't that what the "what I'm selling on eBay" thread is for? confused.gif Honestly, that's the first time I've seen that type of listing popup. Never knew it was allowed.

A lot of users crosslisted in the old system, especially back in the day. I think that this was a pretty fair rule. The one thing we did stipulate (and I've PMed the seller) is that a set BIN price needs to be listed if they want to list those items on the forum. Of course, the rule is open to abuse, but we do bad things to those who abuse the spirit of the rules.
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Thread Starter 

I specifically said somewhere (I think in the 'what I'm selling on ebay' thread) that the thread was not meant to be the only place ebay listed items are allowed. Obviously most people only post ebay things as listings when they would appeal to the audience here, but as long as they aren't overrunning the place with irrelevant stuff, and they are following the rules (BIN price must be listed as the price) then it's fine. Think of it another way: all listings here are BIN listings anyway, some just don't have the auction part available.

post #10445 of 15052
What's the verdict on removing the stuff from above the forums on the index page (i.e. the "Featured Content" and "Recent Photos")? Or at least making it customizable? I don't give a shit what other people upload for photos, and I almost never will. The featured content is cool but when I'm sitting on the main page all the time just takes up space and adds unnecessary scrolling.
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Originally Posted by j View Post

I specifically said somewhere (I think in the 'what I'm selling on ebay' thread) that the thread was not meant to be the only place ebay listed items are allowed. Obviously most people only post ebay things as listings when they would appeal to the audience here, but as long as they aren't overrunning the place with irrelevant stuff, and they are following the rules (BIN price must be listed as the price) then it's fine. Think of it another way: all listings here are BIN listings anyway, some just don't have the auction part available.

I forgot about this thread, so posted this in Questions about the new Buying and Selling Classified questions thread by accident, but this seems like pure abuse of the system. Quoted my original "issue" as seen below.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

LA Guy, would like your take on this if you have a minute.

 

There seems to be more and more people posting an item in the B&S section with an "opening bid" price listed, a description and then a link to the ebay listing with no intention to sell it on the forum. When you contact them to buy the item at the listed price they point you to their ebay auction and was told by one person "Ultimately, I'm posting here to drive more bids to my eBay listing, not to mislead anyone." yet it totally circumvents then purpose of the B&S Classified system.

 

I can see this posted in the MC thread http://www.styleforum.net/t/177939/what-im-selling-on-ebay-member-auctions/2600_100#post_5639721 but at least in my eyes seems to break the B&S rules especially rule #6, although it does not say set your highest price and you may accept lower offers, technically you could set your price at $1 and accept only higher offers puzzled.gif

 

6. Please state your terms clearly. A set price must be listed for items. You may be open to offers, but a set price must be listed regardless. If you have a multi-item listing, there must be at least one item at the price listed.

 

Example Below (name redacted)

 

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post #10447 of 15052
Well, Patrick James has been banned permanently from B&S barring payment of a $2000 fine. Moron got a PM from me last night and disregarded it (he was logged in not 6 hours ago. Plenty of time to change your listing.) The first $500 is for breaking the rules. The remaining $1500 is for disregarding a very polite warning.

Now, if everyone will make all their B&S items in compliance with all stated rules, that'd be great. I am giving 12 hours notice, starting now, and then I'll start the cull of both listings and sellers.

Tell your friends.
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

I forgot about this thread, so posted this in Questions about the new Buying and Selling Classified questions thread by accident, but this seems like pure abuse of the system. Quoted my original "issue" as seen below.

You get a PM like that, just report it, and that person will be banned, permanently, not just from B&S.
post #10449 of 15052
What happened to Frenchy(too)?
post #10450 of 15052
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Originally Posted by deadly7 View Post

What's the verdict on removing the stuff from above the forums on the index page (i.e. the "Featured Content" and "Recent Photos")? Or at least making it customizable? I don't give a shit what other people upload for photos, and I almost never will. The featured content is cool but when I'm sitting on the main page all the time just takes up space and adds unnecessary scrolling.

I'd make the forum page your landing page, in that case.

Cheers,

Fok.
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

I forgot about this thread, so posted this in Questions about the new Buying and Selling Classified questions thread by accident, but this seems like pure abuse of the system. Quoted my original "issue" as seen below.

You get a PM like that, just report it, and that person will be banned, permanently, not just from B&S.

Will do, just red flagged with PM.

 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

What happened to Frenchy(too)?

+1

post #10452 of 15052
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Will do, just red flagged with PM.

It'd be better to PM me directly. Not all the mods have the banhammer, so I'll handle this myself.

Cheers,

Fok.
post #10453 of 15052
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

What happened to Frenchy(too)?
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

+1

not exactly sure. he had a little dust up here a few pages ago with piob, about some CE stuff (whats new) and it seemed to end ok. i guess not.

i assume (relax douglas, im not fronting here, just making a hypothesis) when he was reinstated he was given very specific and strict terms, and something he did was counter to those terms.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

not exactly sure. he had a little dust up here a few pages ago with piob, about some CE stuff (whats new) and it seemed to end ok. i guess not.
i assume (relax douglas, im not fronting here, just making a hypothesis) when he was reinstated he was given very specific and strict terms, and something he did was counter to those terms.

I do not know the all story with Frenchy but I'm ready to give him a chance..

CE is just the worse place on SF..

It reveals the darker side of some Sfers.
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

I do not know the all story with Frenchy but I'm ready to give him a chance..
CE is just the worse place on SF..
It reveals the darker side of some Sfers.
I believe it was on the breaking bad thread and to pio's credit, frenchy seemed to be egging him on.
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