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By boschboy
#1297553
why can i not advertise for sale on this site its only a couple of months ago i sold my band saw on here
any advice
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By Trevanion
#1297554
They increased the post count threshold from 20 to 50 because of a few people recently trying to take advantage of the forum as a place to sell their stuff with a targeted audience without sales fees and without contributing at all to the rest of the forum.
By phil.p
#1297569
Trevanion wrote:They increased the post count threshold from 20 to 50 because of a few people recently trying to take advantage of the forum as a place to sell their stuff with a targeted audience without sales fees and without contributing at all to the rest of the forum.

Can't imagine why that was done. :lol: :lol:
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By Noel
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Trevanion wrote:They increased the post count threshold from 20 to 50 because of a few people recently trying to take advantage of the forum as a place to sell their stuff with a targeted audience without sales fees and without contributing at all to the rest of the forum.


Zackly. It's all in the FS rules/guidelines.
By Lonsdale73
#1300703
Noel wrote:
Trevanion wrote:They increased the post count threshold from 20 to 50 because of a few people recently trying to take advantage of the forum as a place to sell their stuff with a targeted audience without sales fees and without contributing at all to the rest of the forum.


Zackly. It's all in the FS rules/guidelines.[/quot

FS rules/guidelines should insist member makes it clear in the subject heading if and when an item has sold.
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By Noel
#1300709
Lonsdale73 wrote:
Noel wrote:
Trevanion wrote:They increased the post count threshold from 20 to 50 because of a few people recently trying to take advantage of the forum as a place to sell their stuff with a targeted audience without sales fees and without contributing at all to the rest of the forum.


Zackly. It's all in the FS rules/guidelines.[/quote

FS rules/guidelines should insist member makes it clear in the subject heading if and when an item has sold.



See No 4 in the rules/guidelines regarding status of FS posts.
Presumably you were interested in something that had already been sold and the seller did not update the thread?
Although most members do update their posts it can be frustrating for a prospective buyer when a sale is completed by PM and no update is evident.

Good opportunity to remind FS posters to adhere to all the rules of the FS board.
By Lonsdale73
#1300752
Noel wrote:Presumably you were interested in something that had already been sold and the seller did not update the thread?


Precisely. There was an item listed few weeks ago that seller seemed to be having difficulty in shifting but I wasn't in a position to buy so didn't want to waste a member's time, expressing an interest that could be several weeks before becoming an actual sale. I am in a position to buy and this morning I read through several posts of similar items before finding the original and each of them had sold without any mention in the heading. Takes seconds to edit the heading to read "SOLD" and is no more than a basic courtesy to other members..
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By Noel
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Lonsdale73 wrote:
Noel wrote:Presumably you were interested in something that had already been sold and the seller did not update the thread?


Precisely. There was an item listed few weeks ago that seller seemed to be having difficulty in shifting but I wasn't in a position to buy so didn't want to waste a member's time, expressing an interest that could be several weeks before becoming an actual sale. I am in a position to buy and this morning I read through several posts of similar items before finding the original and each of them had sold without any mention in the heading. Takes seconds to edit the heading to read "SOLD" and is no more than a basic courtesy to other members..


I agree, it's a discourtesy having used the free service of the forum to dispose of items and not bother updating the thread status.
Thanks for the feedback.