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post #16 of 56
things sold. bump
post #17 of 56
People have been PMing me and j, asking why their thread was bumped. Read this thread. The best way to avoid confusion is to document the price drop, for example

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Price dropped $200 > $175

And then to have the same documentation in the OP:

Quote:
$250 > $200 > $175

This way, there is no confusion in anyone's mind. Remember that right now, the only bumps allowed are for significant price drops (j has decided no less than 5%). Also, "open to offers" is not a price drop. "New items added" not a price drop. "Now on EBay. Free shipping" is not a price drop.

On another note, if you are being douchey, say, by buying up shit on PSAs and then trying to turn a quick profit, don't be surprised if we turn a blind eye to thread shitting.
post #18 of 56
what are rules for bumping WTT (want to trade) threads?
post #19 of 56
what if I add requested pictures?
post #20 of 56
Thread Starter 
Edit them into the original post. Don't reply with them or that you've added them. BTW, it's much easier to just put them in the OP in the first place.
post #21 of 56
I don't get it.
Members who are interested should just choose to PM in the first place.
post #22 of 56
^

Agreed. I think many faint interest just for show. As if people will believe they are "real" balla's.
post #23 of 56
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This way, there is no confusion in anyone's mind. Remember that right now, the only bumps allowed are for significant price drops (j has decided no less than 5%). Also, "open to offers" is not a price drop. "New items added" not a price drop. "Now on EBay. Free shipping" is not a price drop. On another note, if you are being douchey, say, by buying up shit on PSAs and then trying to turn a quick profit, don't be surprised if we turn a blind eye to thread shitting.
So if we're saving space by recycling threads and constantly adding items to the same thread.....we can't post 'xyz button down added!' ??? You're saying we can only edit the original thread and people will have to be lucky enough to see the new items if they search for it? Not being rude whatsoever, I just don't know why that wouldn't be acceptable you know? If my thread is on page 6, but I add 3 new items to it that may attract new buyers, I just thought it would be acceptable to post that these items were added. It would be more advantageous for sellers to just make a new thread every time they got new items, that way they would always start those new items on the front page. Again no disrespect to the rules, I'm just genuinely asking. I thought it was ok, so please don't lock my thread for breaking this rule. I'll make sure I no longer do this in the future if this is the case.
post #24 of 56
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Originally Posted by dmash1080 View Post
So if we're saving space by recycling threads and constantly adding items to the same thread.....we can't post 'xyz button down added!' ??? You're saying we can only edit the original thread and people will have to be lucky enough to see the new items if they search for it?

Not being rude whatsoever, I just don't know why that wouldn't be acceptable you know? If my thread is on page 6, but I add 3 new items to it that may attract new buyers, I just thought it would be acceptable to post that these items were added. It would be more advantageous for sellers to just make a new thread every time they got new items, that way they would always start those new items on the front page. Again no disrespect to the rules, I'm just genuinely asking. I thought it was ok, so please don't lock my thread for breaking this rule. I'll make sure I no longer do this in the future if this is the case.

Actually, j and I talked, and this ruling was overturned. This was mentioned in FS:MC, I think. Adding new items is cool. But... don't abuse it. If a single new item is added every few hours, or every day, it's not cool.
post #25 of 56
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
Actually, j and I talked, and this ruling was overturned. This was mentioned in FS:MC, I think. Adding new items is cool. But... don't abuse it. If a single new item is added every few hours, or every day, it's not cool.

Ok sounds good, thanks!
post #26 of 56
hi, just want to say sometimes sellers prefer to redact their previous "price drop" posts...some replies from seller may look like "free bump" but there were originally "price drop" posts. i got two threads locked because of that... i understand it is hard for mods to tell it, but would it be better if threads only get locked because of its most recent bump? thanks for the hard work on keeping the classified a nice place.
post #27 of 56
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Originally Posted by Badseeds View Post
hi, just want to say sometimes sellers prefer to redact their previous "price drop" posts...some replies from seller may look like "free bump" but there were originally "price drop" posts. i got two threads locked because of that...

i understand it is hard for mods to tell it, but would it be better if threads only get locked because of its most recent bump?

thanks for the hard work on keeping the classified a nice place.

Er... I don't really understand. So, you drop the price to bump it, redact that, then drop the price again, from the original price? If that's in fact the case, it doesn't work for me. The price drops are expected to be permanent. We aren't condoning Jos A Banks style practices here.
post #28 of 56
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
Er... I don't really understand. So, you drop the price to bump it, redact that, then drop the price again, from the original price? If that's in fact the case, it doesn't work for me. The price drops are expected to be permanent. We aren't condoning Jos A Banks style practices here.
nah, i was only making price drop from the latest one. Just every time after I made a new price drop, I redacted these old "price drop" posts. for example lets say the original price was $100, I may have dropped it a couple times already like $100->$90->$80 and bumped it with posts like "price drop" each time. then I drop the price to $70. I may change the original price to $70 without mentioning these old $100, $90. $80 prices and at the same time I redact these "price drop bump" posts to "redacted..." or sth like that... I know its hard for mods to guess that, and thats why I was suggesting maybe you could only look at the last post. I mean if the seller's latest post is a cheap bump, then the thread gets locked. otherwise, there is a possibility the previous posts might have been redacted and were originally price drop messages rather than free bumps. just saying.
post #29 of 56
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Originally Posted by Badseeds View Post
nah, i was only making price drop from the latest one. Just every time after I made a new price drop, I redacted these old "price drop" posts.

for example lets say the original price was $100, I may have dropped it a couple times already like $100->$90->$80 and bumped it with posts like "price drop" each time. then I drop the price to $70. I may change the original price to $70 without mentioning these old $100, $90. $80 prices and at the same time I redact these "price drop bump" posts to "redacted..." or sth like that... I know its hard for mods to guess that, and thats why I was suggesting maybe you could only look at the last post. I mean if the seller's latest post is a cheap bump, then the thread gets locked. otherwise, there is a possibility the previous posts might have been redacted and were originally price drop messages rather than free bumps. just saying.

Guideline: Don't make us guess. If your posts don't clearly state "price drop" and then the amount of the drop, or what the new and old prices are, you are probably not going to get the benefit of the doubt. Transparency is key. We get dozens to hundred of reported posts a day. We make split decisions. If you don't want your thread locked or deleted, make your posts as transparent as possible.
post #30 of 56
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
Guideline: Don't make us guess. If your posts don't clearly state "price drop" and then the amount of the drop, or what the new and old prices are, you are probably not going to get the benefit of the doubt. Transparency is key. We get dozens to hundred of reported posts a day. We make split decisions. If you don't want your thread locked or deleted, make your posts as transparent as possible.

Thanks for the explanation. i pm'ed you.
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