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    Classifieds....what's going on??

    Is it just me or does it seem that, more and more these days, no sooner does someone post an item in the Classifieds than another site member (who's got no interest in buying the item) feels the desperate urge to 'go public' and tell the seller that they are asking too much/taking the p*ss/they can get one cheaper from eBay/Lidl/their mate down the pub, etc.

    On another site they have this instruction in the Classifieds section:

    "Prices must be posted or item will be deleted. No horseplay or negative remarks in this area. Buying or selling an item is serious business. Please act accordingly."

    It's a shame that people have to be told....

    willie_gunn
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Sad isn't it. I have a few more scopes and bino's that I have for sale but whats the point of listing them here if all you get is some jerk wining about the price... More reasons for potential newcomers to this site to not bother psoting anything...

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    If anyone has unwelcome comments on their advert they can report the posts and we'll remove them. Sadly we just don't have the time to police every single comment but we have and will remove unhelpful heckling over prices etc. if we spot them or at the request of the advertiser.

    Alex

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    Just quoting facts on my purchase of similar item.... if these facts upset Chopper i am sorry for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    Is it just me or does it seem that, more and more these days, no sooner does someone post an item in the Classifieds than another site member (who's got no interest in buying the item) feels the desperate urge to 'go public' and tell the seller that they are asking too much/taking the p*ss/they can get one cheaper from eBay/Lidl/their mate down the pub, etc.

    On another site they have this instruction in the Classifieds section:

    "Prices must be posted or item will be deleted. No horseplay or negative remarks in this area. Buying or selling an item is serious business. Please act accordingly."

    It's a shame that people have to be told....

    willie_gunn
    I knew youd blow up sooner or later willie
    regards pete .

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    I've got three scopes on ebay at the moment.

    Couldn't be bothered to put them on here for all of the above reasons plus the fact that its hard to put pictures on this site but easy on ebay.

    You simply set the starting bid price at or just below what you hope to get then let the market decide, you get paid and thats that.

    The only items that I am likely to sell on here are knives and firearms as these can't go on ebay. Sorry if that sounds harsh but I always buy good kit and if I decide to move it on for whatever reason then I want to get as much as possible back, you can't do this on here without causing hassle or bad feeling so ebay it is.

    JC

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC275 View Post
    I've got three scopes on ebay at the moment.

    Couldn't be bothered to put them on here for all of the above reasons plus the fact that its hard to put pictures on this site but easy on ebay.

    You simply set the starting bid price at or just below what you hope to get then let the market decide, you get paid and thats that.

    The only items that I am likely to sell on here are knives and firearms as these can't go on ebay. Sorry if that sounds harsh but I always buy good kit and if I decide to move it on for whatever reason then I want to get as much as possible back, you can't do this on here without causing hassle or bad feeling so ebay it is.

    JC
    JC
    any chance of pm'ing me a link to your ebay items
    I often buy scopes off ebay but it good to know if the scopes are genuine quality to begin with and I reckon yours will be

    sorry for going off topic Dom, but needs are must

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    I don't know what the problem is? I have bought and sold plenty on this forum and others. If somebody tells me that such and such a site is selling my scope new for less than I am asking for it secondhand then I want to know because I have it priced to high and it won't sell. Market conditions, somebody offers to sell something then you google the price to see if it is good value.
    I have actually PMed one or two people who were selling stuff with the "where the competition was selling cheaper". And that may be why nobody had bought the said item. It is up to them to decide if they want to reduce the price.
    Mind you I would always do it as a PM so it is not open to everybody to see.

    And for all you people who won't sell because of the hassle. I have bought 3 scopes in the last month and sold two more. Hassle free. Well except for the dent to my wallet. The joys of upgrading.
    I am personally more likely to trust people on the forum than ebay. At least here I can see a persons history and if he has been around with a lot of good posts he is unlikely to disappear off with my money. But that is my opinion. I have also found myself having great conversations with fellow shooters that I don't get to do elsewhere. But that is of course only my opinion............ and I have been wrong before
    I can speak in-depth and with great knowledge about most subjects until some bugger who actually knows what he is speaking about opens his gob .

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    I've brought several items off here. Just as the Singer said, trust is everything when sending your hard earned money in an envelope.

    Just as an example, I brought 750 paper case cartridges off a guy on this site. It took almost six months for us to collide mid way and for me to actually get my cartridges. In that time I never doubted his integrity, and as he said "how could I show my face on SD again if I did you wrong?" We never did meet but the cartridges were dropped off at a mates house just as promised. I do agree there is too much whinging about the prices of some items. Would these same guys wish to haggle on the sale of their own items in a crowded room? Do this by PM if you must.

    Just my take on things,

    Mark

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    about to put a steyr pro mountain in 243 on here when i suss the piccy bit
    money is tighter than ever out there but i wont give kit away.my local gunshop gave me a price and i know the mark up so will give sd members a shout ,you takes your chances
    let the wars begin
    regards norma

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