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PLEASE stop posting/bumping several items for sale on the same day!

  1. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Apr 26, 2019

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    When it was sold, why didn't you mark it sold?

    I cannot believe that someone who reads "SOLD" in the description is going to email you to try and buy the watch.
     
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  2. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Apr 26, 2019

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    Have you read some of the questions posted on the board? Not being able to read SOLD is the least of some member’s issues.
     
  3. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Apr 26, 2019

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    Then do you really think writing sold in another post is going to help?
     
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  4. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Apr 26, 2019

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    If it has OHPF, that doesn’t mean it’s sold, it means it’s On Hold Pending Funds. I have picked up a watch marked OHPF because the buyer flaked and I had bothered to ask the seller if it was still available.
     
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  5. alam

    alam Apr 26, 2019

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    @badboys, whatcha gonna do when they come for you!

    :)
     
  6. padders

    padders Apr 26, 2019

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    Bumping for sold helps no one IMO but I too have been approached with enquiries on clearly marked sold items more than once. Now to make it easier for those members who can't read the prefix, I find in addition writing SOLD in big cap letters next to the price does the trick since that is the first thing browsers look for in any FS thread.
     
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  7. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Apr 26, 2019

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    That's a good idea. I've experienced the same as you, even on items that had been sold weeks earlier ::facepalm2::

    I'd still rather have one person inconvenience me with a PM rather than inconvenience the rest of the board by bumping it by posting "sold". It may be a storm in a teacup, but it is one damn fine cup of tea!
     
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  8. alam

    alam Apr 26, 2019

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    Maybe. Now, if the main concern/complaint of "sold bumps"is that these bring the thread unnecessarily to the top and thus creating a chain of further bumps of other FS posts, then I would say that bumps commenting on the qualities of the watch, trustfulness of the Seller --which are then followed by additional bumps by the Seller thanking for those comments-- represent a greater issue. From my own and cursory observation, "sold bumps" are a much lesser issue and tend to fade away quicker than these complimentary bumps....
     
  9. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Apr 26, 2019

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    "I would say that bumps commenting on the qualities of the watch, trustfulness of the Seller"

    These bumps have value, and IMO should not be stopped unless there is a clear case of "helping a buddy out" by bumping his watch repeatedly.

    "which are then followed by additional bumps by the Seller thanking for those comments"

    As long as the post thanking someone for their comment is the only post that seller makes that day, I'm fine with it. If they post a "thanks" and then bump another thread, that's breaking the rules and it should be enforced.
     
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  10. alam

    alam Apr 26, 2019

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    is that how the rules read? or your interpretation?
     
  11. alam

    alam Apr 26, 2019

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    everyone values things differently...
     
  12. ICONO

    ICONO Apr 26, 2019

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    This thread is just ‘the Gift that keeps on giving’

    Pure ‘catnip’…
     
  13. alam

    alam Apr 26, 2019

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    :) I propose a full-time bump squad dedicated to maintain order and discipline! No need to recommend me, as I don't have the right qualifications! :D
     
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  14. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Apr 26, 2019

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  15. ICONO

    ICONO Apr 26, 2019

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    Don’t encourage them…

    “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen”
     
  16. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Apr 26, 2019

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    Are you not able to go read them yourself?

    And of course you left off the "IMO" that came right after my quote.

    Stay classy!
     
  17. michael22

    michael22 Apr 26, 2019

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    Penny McLean - Lady Bump (1975) - YouTube
     
  18. alam

    alam Apr 26, 2019

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    yes, but can not reconcile your interpretation of thank bumps..

    not deliberately.. :(

    Always! ;)
     
  19. alam

    alam Apr 26, 2019

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  20. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Apr 26, 2019

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    Well, a couple of pages ago I quoted the rules for you:

    "There is a limit of ONE thread, OR ONE bump, or one post, per day (24 hours) (regardless of number of watches listed) on the Private Watch Sales forum per person, use consideration."

    Note the "OR" between each of those....

    That prompted you to ask this:

    "@@DLT222 what's the rule for "sold" bumps???"

    And his response was this:

    "Chaps, all this can be answered by simply following this simple step...

    CLICK HERE

    It's incredibly simple.

    No need to add SOLD as the bump. I used to but now just change the thread title and allow it to get lost in the lower depths as its sold anyway. One thing to remember though is that (I think) watchrecon will pick up on the bump 'sold' maybe @@dsio can confirm that?"

    So the rule on "thank" bumps depends on the rule for "sold/OHPF" bumps. His response is discouraging sold/OHPF bumps, but doesn't definitively state that they count as the daily allowed post. But if you strictly interpret the one post per day rule, it would.

    To me the rule of one post per day should be the rule, whether it be a comment on a sale listing, a sold bump, a thank you post, or just a regular bump. This is the simplest way of doing it for enforcement purposes, as I'm sure the mods have better things to do than police the sales forum.
     
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