Author Topic: Auction vs. For Sale Thread on this Forum  (Read 6079 times)

Offline Curlycat

Re: Auction vs. For Sale Thread on this Forum
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2015, 10:35:01 PM »
In my opinion auctions favour the rich and is not a level playing field.

Offline Trompie67

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« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2015, 05:26:38 AM »
:BWAHAHAH:...That's a POS !...It must run!

Stay in touch with those guys - they often pick up 50's & will let you know.

Bike Craft in PE restores 50's - you'll lokk at between R15k & R25k depending on the level of restoration & if it has papers or not.

Also keep an eye out on the Wilddog forum & Moto101 forum, they do pop up there every so often. A couple of weeks ago there was an RZ125 as well as 3 x 50's for sale, all running but in need of some cosmetic repairs. Nearly took the 125 for my son to use in a year or 2, but I was shot down by  :angrywife: as there are still 2 incomplete resto's in the garage after 5 odd years.......
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Offline King_Julian_S

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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2015, 06:09:25 AM »
What utter N.
If you don't want to pay X then you don't ...
And why can't a seller benefit he's also a member ...
There is nothing different as people advertising and making the price too high ... No one would buy it .. Simple.
The point is that there are a lot of old stuff which is hard to place value on , so sellers sometimes out too low or too high ...

It's just an automated way to negotiate that's all.
So you out a reserve to say that's the lowest you'll consider or you out a buy now price or you just leave it open and accept the final bid ...

I really don't see the problem ...
And besides you'll have the option to not do it ..
I believe that the members on here will make it work as there are more good ones than not ..


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Offline Rotten Johnny

Re: Auction vs. For Sale Thread on this Forum
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2015, 06:13:19 AM »
I believe that the members on here will make it work as there are more good ones than not ..
you have no idea how much kak brews in the background re Classifieds sales, and sometimes involving forum members you'd least expect.
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Re: Auction vs. For Sale Thread on this Forum
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2015, 07:07:08 AM »
I've been thinking about looking into an add on to replace the classifieds thread. Something that will look and feel more like a Amazon/ebay type application where you can leave proper feedback and comments.

Something like this, but WITHOUT the auction option  :point:




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« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2015, 07:51:53 AM »
Are the classifieds the only thing keeping this forum alive? 
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Re: Auction vs. For Sale Thread on this Forum
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2015, 07:54:47 AM »
Are the classifieds the only thing keeping this forum alive?

Not at all, cable debates, Oppo threads and B&W haters keep it alive :sh1tstirrer:
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Offline Rotten Johnny

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« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2015, 08:21:04 AM »
Are the classifieds the only thing keeping this forum alive? 
Let's shut it down and see  :popcorn:
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« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2015, 08:26:08 AM »
Let's shut it down and see  :popcorn:

Might get my vote, or maybe we should let the Admin's check each submission before it gets posted

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« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2015, 08:38:20 AM »
Are the classifieds the only thing keeping this forum alive?

I think it has become an integral part of this community. However, I must admit that the forum has become more of a social interaction spot for me than Audiophile Central.
I guess we have to move with the times but, for now, I don't see much need to change what we have. I do like what I see regarding BWS' look into improving the Classifieds environment, though. So many times I've tried to recall who it is I sold an item to, but could not trace it (which I presume would be easier with such a system).
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Re: Auction vs. For Sale Thread on this Forum
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2015, 09:50:08 AM »
As we already spend so much time sorting out problems occurring in the Classifieds, I highly doubt we would ever action this. It would simply cause a lot more frustration for the Mods to sort out.


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Offline VALVAGLO

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« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2015, 10:36:52 AM »
I must be the last of a dying breed.
If I find someone who is selling a product which I want, and the price he is asking for it is acceptable to me, then that is the price I will pay him.

I know most people add a little bit of "bargaining" money onto the expected price  so that when the prospective buyer asks for a discount , then the "bargaining" money comes into play. And so ,these two people will wrestle each other financially until both are satisfied that they have wrenched the "best" deal out of the other.

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« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2015, 11:18:14 AM »
This topic has been raised only a few months ago by me. At the time I think I suggested a 2-week 'window' period for interested buyers to make offers, starting with a minimum price the seller wanted for whatever he/she had FS.

Whether incremental offers or none at all were received openly for all to see in the seller's auction thread, the highest bidder obviously 'won' whatever was on auction and the transaction had to be concluded by the seller accepting the bid and the bidder paying for the goods.

If no incremental bids were received and someone made bid on the seller's 'bottom line' asking price, the same applies - the seller must accept the bidder's offer to purchase and the 'winner' must pay for the goods he offered to purchase.

If nothing at all happened during the 2-week 'open' period, the seller must lock the thread at the end of 2 weeks and will not be allowed to offer the same item for a minimum period of 3 months, maybe longer.

This proposal had the proviso that everything taking place during such auctions must be in the full glare of all in the forum - NO PM's.

At the time I proposed the above, there were some discussions and perhaps comments from the admins and the proposal was declined and I accepted this.

So I don't know why this subject had to be raised again. There was a decision not to allow auctions.

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Re: Auction vs. For Sale Thread on this Forum
« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2015, 11:25:32 AM »
You could simply post it on bidorbuy and then post a notification in the heads_up thread with a link t your listing.
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« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2015, 01:18:26 PM »
I think the point that often items like vintage stuff is often nigh impossible to price and auctions solve that is very valid.
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