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View Poll Results: Does stuff in the marketplace HAVE to have prices posted?
Yes: Everything should have a price 58 80.56%
NO: Leave it unorganized like it is now 14 19.44%
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      02-17-2006, 03:28 PM   #1
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Should items for sale have to have a price?

I vote yes. My old TL board was like this, and while it was frustrating every once in a while, all and all it was much better. This isnt ebay where things should be auctioned off. If you have something to sell, you should HAVE to post an asking price. if you want to set it higher and drop it after a week or two, fine. if you want to post a price + OBO, that is ok, but at least give us something to work off of.
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      02-17-2006, 03:32 PM   #2
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i completely agree with you! i especially hate shit like "PM me for price and/or pics." post the damn pics and info if you really want to sell something, don't just do "a floor mat for sale, pm me for details."
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      02-17-2006, 04:33 PM   #3
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Yea, how about we drop the whole "Best offer takes them," ie I'm money hungry and want to see exactly how much I can steal from people. Set your price.
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      02-17-2006, 04:59 PM   #4
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modssssss. we are at a 10 to one vote already. can we possibly set a new rule? all posts without prices in the original post get locked up or deleted.
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      02-17-2006, 05:48 PM   #5
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modssssss. we are at a 10 to one vote already. can we possibly set a new rule? all posts without prices in the original post get locked up or deleted.
agreed.
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      02-19-2006, 11:13 PM   #6
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      02-20-2006, 09:34 AM   #7
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who voted no and why?
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      02-20-2006, 01:18 PM   #8
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im also interested in who voted no, and why. but, im disappointed i havent heard anything from mark, or any of the mods or anything. with them showing no sign of enforcing the rule, this thread and all 31 yes votes would be pointless. i guess
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      02-21-2006, 07:39 AM   #9
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voted yes over here if you want people to offer on your item go to ebay
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Well, if it becomes mandatory to put a price, I am sure a lot of people who just want offers will just be smart asses and put an insane price above what the part is worth followed by "obo"(for example: stock 325 grilles: $200/obo)... Then more rules have to be placed on putting fair market value blah blah blah... Just more of a hassle to change things up.
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For sale section is meant for private sales between 2 private parties. I dont really think its our place to force people to set prices and regulate that. We will be putting in an ebay style user reputation system soon between buyers/sellers, so if someone gets shafted on a deal they would get negative reputation, etc etc..
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      02-21-2006, 08:33 AM   #12
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Great reply... Totally agree with you.
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You wouldn't put an ad like this in the local paper would you?

For sale:
OEM BMW spoiler. Call for pricing and pictures.

The point of the marketplace (IMO) is to spread word to everyone that I have a certain item for sale. Yes, in the end it does become a private party deal, but if you don't include pricing and pictures, wouldn't the potential buyer be wasting his and the seller's time by contacting him asking for the price and pictures just to find out that it's 1. too expensive or 2. the product is not in great shape?

Posting initial price and pictures will save time and weed out those really not interested.

It really comes down to time and energy. If I log in, and see there is a nice item in the marketplace, but there is no price or pictures, I won't even bother PM'ing the seller. Who knows if its going to take days for him/her to get back? Who knows if the price is what I'm looking for..or if the quality is there? As a buyer, I want to know now, what is the price, and what kind of shape its in.

Just my rambling.
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everyone has good points. and even though both sides have good points, if the mod isnt on our side, none of this matters.
Booster is right, anyone can sell a set of wheels for 2,000,000 dollars or best offer, but its just as stupid and a waste of time then this whole, email me with a price/offer. most people are gonna be like, "2 million, thats retarded, im not gonna bother emailing" or "no price here, thats retarded, im not gonna bother" But if i saw blackline tail lights with a price i liked, SOLD! its that easy. So the marketplace can stay exactly the way it is for all i care, right now im in the market for black line tail lights, rims, and a spoiler, and im not gonna bother emailing anyone who has those for sale with no price. so good luck.
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The way I think about it is it is like price discovery on an open market. I don't think most people here are out to screw others, but without showing the prices for other similar items that are currently for sale or have previously been for sale - no one knows how to price their item. It's almost a self-fulfilling prophecy: I want to list my widget for sale, but because all the sales have been done through PM, I have no idea of the market value range for that item - so then I say "PM me for price." And the dance continues.

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Yes.. I think its completely selfish when people put up things like "send me your best offer."

But usually when that happens, the idea backfires and they usually end up having to lower their price like crazy.
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