Withdrawing Sold items from the 'sales corner'

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Re: Withdrawing Sold items from the 'sales corner'

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nbg wrote:Anyone who thinks that finding what is still for sale, based upon the very small number of items posted on SC, is too difficult is.......... [please complete as appropriate] :silent: :lol:

Oh and don't forget it's a watch forum not a watch sale platform. :)

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I agree - I've never found it a problem to work out which handful of watches are still available.

I'm bored though so may as well think of minimal mod effort alternatives to the original suggestion which is completely overkill :)

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It's also important that the posts remain for research purposes, it gives users an idea of ballpark prices for different models.

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suicidal_orange wrote:While I appreciate the sentiment it would help if people didn't add a 'thanks for the facility' post after the item has sold as this bumps the thread above the unsold items.
A seller is getting plenty of bumps currently in the other brands sale section.
Not sure people would like that listing locked out.

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magicman wrote:
suicidal_orange wrote:While I appreciate the sentiment it would help if people didn't add a 'thanks for the facility' post after the item has sold as this bumps the thread above the unsold items.
A seller is getting plenty of bumps currently in the other brands sale section.
Not sure people would like that listing locked out.

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A good illustration of why comment should be allowed on sales posts - even though most may look and think "what's all that about?" :silent:

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nbg wrote:
magicman wrote:
suicidal_orange wrote:While I appreciate the sentiment it would help if people didn't add a 'thanks for the facility' post after the item has sold as this bumps the thread above the unsold items.
A seller is getting plenty of bumps currently in the other brands sale section.
Not sure people would like that listing locked out.

Regards Steve
A good illustration of why comment should be allowed on sales posts - even though most may look and think "what's all that about?" :silent:

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Either it's been cleaned up or you're talking about the guy with no pics?

I was only suggesting sellers could lock the thread when the item is sold to avoid bumping expired ones, but I guess it could be abused by known bad sellers so maybe not such a good idea.

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Re: Withdrawing Sold items from the 'sales corner'

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nbg wrote:So some folks would like something different to what is considered good enough on much larger watch forums? :shock:

Neil
Hmmm. Don't you just have an instinctive mistrust of "good enough" as in "good enough for government work"?

That said, compromise is something of an art and if sellers need help to remind them to update their listings in a timely manner to "on hold", "sold", "withdrawn" etc maybe radio buttons to achieve this are worth looking at.

I have to say though as one whose forum access is around 60% through tapatalk where the sale boards aren't visible at all i consider the difficulty in scrolling through sales listings to be a first world problem :lol: :lol: :lol:
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nbg wrote:So some folks would like something different to what is considered good enough on much larger watch forums? :shock:

Neil

Maybe some folks don't read other much larger watch forums and therefore don't know what the considered norm is, so are just giving their opinions and suggestions as answers to a CW forum post.

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Kip wrote:We try our best to keep up with the sold items and make certain they are properly marked as sold, but.....

According to the Forum Sales Corner Rules, the seller is required to mark an item sold. Most do and most also put up OHPF. We do edit titles of those that we catch. Personally I assume that if an item is still listed and unmarked, it is still for sale.

Having seperate topics would require a lot of moving around of posts.
Kip, thanks for the straight answer. If the posts could only be moved manually when the item is sold then it's overkill and too much to expect you guys to do. I'm not an expert in the technical capabilities of the forum so having seen what was achieved with the FLE voting counts updates I wondered if the move could be achieved in a more automated way, hence the radio button question.

Thanks again.

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Mikkei4 wrote:
nbg wrote:So some folks would like something different to what is considered good enough on much larger watch forums? :shock:

Neil

Maybe some folks don't read other much larger watch forums and therefore don't know what the considered norm is, so are just giving their opinions and suggestions as answers to a CW forum post.
No I appreciate that. It's just that on a number of occasions a few have asked that the deluge of CW watches listed on eBay are left out of "new/unread" posts, so it can just be viewed by those interested - no joy there, so I thought no chance of anything like the use of basic radio buttons. :)

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Allysmith wrote:Folks,

Does anyone else share my small frustration that when visiting sales corner its difficult 'at a glance' to see what for sale and whats either sold or withdrawn
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If people cannot remember/be bother to edit the title with SOLD what makes you think they will click a radio button?

I don't think this forum software has that facility anyway.
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Re: Withdrawing Sold items from the 'sales corner'

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No issues for me either.

Need though to thank the Moderators for their diligence as, on several occasions, I have put a 'sold and thanks' post to a For Sale thread but, because I was working via Tapatalk, I was not able to change the initial post / title.

Gone back later when logged in on my PC to change it, and found it has already been done by a good 'fairy modmother'. :wink: :thumbup:

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nbg wrote: No I appreciate that. It's just that on a number of occasions a few have asked that the deluge of CW watches listed on eBay are left out of "new/unread" posts, so it can just be viewed by those interested - no joy there, so I thought no chance of anything like the use of basic radio buttons. :)

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Not sure if it's been mentioned, but perhaps the Sales Corner could be split.

Sales Corner

Christopher Ward Watches - Forum Members
Christopher Ward Watches - eBay
Other Brands
Feedback On Seller

With the same sub sections within each, if appropriate.

After the initial set up, no further work for mods, MiniMpi or PaulWB.

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Re: Withdrawing Sold items from the 'sales corner'

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I have not read all replies, so this may have been addressed . . . .I like having them up there so I can do research on fair pricing for selling and buying.

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Re: Withdrawing Sold items from the 'sales corner'

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Allysmith wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:49 pm
Folks,

Does anyone else share my small frustration that when visiting sales corner its difficult 'at a glance' to see what for sale and whats either sold or withdrawn

Would it be worth considering a request to have two sections?

One for items still for sale

One for items sold or withdrawn (Im not overly fussed on this one)

Just a thought
I agree and share your frustration.

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