For sale section is really limited

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For sale section is really limited

Post by Ronarid » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:05 pm

Hi all. I rejoined this forum to sell a watch but I can't because I have to post 50x to be allowed to sell. I only found this out after 5 posts. I kind of understand the thinking behind this but it's limiting to the extreme. No point me participating at all unless I post 45 more posts of useless fluff just for access to sell.

If you moderate this not to appear then understandable but ultimately you are losing the opportunity for your members to have an active sales section. Not sure if that's the plan. Anyway oft to ebay I go

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Post by DavecUK » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:33 pm

I suppose it's to prevent wide boys and scammers filling the for sale section. I'd be very nervous about buying from a member who has not "participated" a great deal on the forum. Lots of people about who know nothing about automatic movement watches or how to treat them properly.

Nothing personal...

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Re: For sale section is really limited

Post by sproughton » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:42 pm

Ronarid wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:05 pm
Hi all. I rejoined this forum to sell a watch but I can't because I have to post 50x to be allowed to sell. I only found this out after 5 posts. I kind of understand the thinking behind this but it's limiting to the extreme. No point me participating at all unless I post 45 more posts of useless fluff just for access to sell.

If you moderate this not to appear then understandable but ultimately you are losing the opportunity for your members to have an active sales section. Not sure if that's the plan. Anyway oft to ebay I go
I'm sorry for our loss

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Re: For sale section is really limited

Post by scooter » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:00 pm

Over the years there have been many such threads as this one.

I can't recall a single one getting any sympathy.

Ebay's your answer.

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Re: For sale section is really limited

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:05 pm

Ronarid wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:05 pm
I have to post 50x to be allowed to sell. I only found this out after 5 posts.
Anyway oft to ebay I go
Actually, the rule was explained to you when your first post was disapproved (I know because I wrote it) so I’m afraid that to say you only found out after 5 posts is nonsense.

There are forums where you need 250 posts and six months membership to sell a watch, so you get off quite lightly here.

Anyway - the forum‘s rules, your choice.
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Re: For sale section is really limited

Post by tikkathree » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:06 pm

I thought this post was going to be about the limited number of watches for sale at any given time....
DavecUK wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:33 pm
I suppose it's to prevent wide boys and scammers filling the for sale section. I'd be very nervous about buying from a member who has not "participated" a great deal on the forum. Lots of people about who know nothing about automatic movement watches or how to treat them properly.

Nothing personal...
Worse than EBay and other web selling sites?
scooter wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:00 pm
Over the years there have been many such threads as this one.

I can't recall a single one getting any sympathy.

Ebay's your answer.

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Interesting use of the "I've got an X to sell" line though.....

As an aside, over at Omega Forums, it seems to be almost de rigeur that anyone signing in new with any kind of "My grandfather left me this Speedmaster/I got this in a yard sale.... and I don't know what I've got" story does seem to trigger lots of bidding by PM.
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Re: For sale section is really limited

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:09 pm

^^^Good Point.
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Re: For sale section is really limited

Post by Bungle-ator » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:12 pm

Man joins watch forum.
Man realises watch forum is not gumtree.
Man goes away.
Man goes to Tenerife to sell watch outside nightclub instead.

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Re: For sale section is really limited

Post by Mikkei4 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:21 pm

Ronarid wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:05 pm
Hi all. I rejoined this forum to sell a watch

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When did you originally join the forum as I can only see posts during Nov 2019 under your forum member name so is re-join the correct wording?

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Re: For sale section is really limited

Post by scooter » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:29 pm

We didn't always have a rule about selling for newcomers although I'm glad that we have.

Ronarid might have joined years ago perhaps to sell a watch.

Having done that he may have forgotten about the Forum until now when he wants to sell another.

Maybe he also forgot his Forum name and password.

Just my take.

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Re: For sale section is really limited

Post by Thunder1 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:41 pm

Don't let the door slam your a** on the way out...
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Re: For sale section is really limited

Post by jtc » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:01 pm

I wouldn't buy a watch from someone who hadn't been around the forum for some time. People buy the seller as much as the item. Good luck on ebay.
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Post by StrapMeister » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:03 pm

You join a forum because you have an interest in the brand and want to find out more, ask questions and perhaps contribute
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Re: For sale section is really limited

Post by thumperstain » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:11 pm

DavecUK wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:33 pm
I suppose it's to prevent wide boys and scammers filling the for sale section.
Thank you for teaching me a new insult. Seriously. Never heard that one before. Now to find someone to use it on!

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Re: For sale section is really limited

Post by 0uatiOW » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:18 pm

Now is the time when I’m wanting to use a “Like” button to show appreciation for straight-talking posters. :thumbup:
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