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Classifieds Question

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by pdxRealtor, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. pdxRealtor

    pdxRealtor East Gresham/Troutdale Active Member

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    What's up with everyone deleting the asking price and info from the classifieds once the sale is made?
     
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    They don't want to feel bad that they sold a 2.5" Python for $100.
     
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  3. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I usually delete all the written info or the thread itself because if I leave all the other wording there.. Some guys will still open the add see ALL the words aside from the word "SOLD" no matter how many astrists or how bold its printed or even locked...yet still PM you.

    For me, it saves message storage space, time and keeps less info out there on the web for folks to look up (its my tin foil hat time)
     
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  4. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If you're a supporting member, you can just delete the thread altogether. But like @ZA_Survivalist said, some folks don't pay attention to "SOLD" and continue to try to pursue a purchase. For others, they don't want a full record of everything they sold out there. Heck, for all I know, they don't want their wives to see how much $$ they just brought in from a sale.

    I'm good with the tin foil hat thought though.
     
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  5. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    This question has come up multiple times on the custom knife forums I visit. Often, the buyer saw a good deal and plans to grab it and then resell the knife. They don't want others to see that they paid $200 less for it a month ago. So the flippers don't want the sale price posted.
     
  6. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Often I have received messages on sold stuff if I'm not hitting the post. Heck sometimes I even strike through text and somebody still thinks it's for sale on a closed ad.

    The same type also will ask you in a message the same stuff you make sure to put in your thread/ad.

    You can't win.

    As of lately, post 594 and 941, I would assume that most won't list stuff as sold/traded off because of time stamps and showing when it was/was not in ones possession.

    $.02
     
  7. Phrank

    Phrank Forest Grove Active Member

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    Nothing new. Been like that for years.
     
  8. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Some people probably don't want some people to know that they sold a brick a .22 for $100.. every day for the last three years.
     
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  9. pdxRealtor

    pdxRealtor East Gresham/Troutdale Active Member

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    Good insight..... I'm always bummed because I like to look and see how much things are going for.
     
  10. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    They may NOT have sold for asking price.
     
  11. pdxRealtor

    pdxRealtor East Gresham/Troutdale Active Member

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    Of course...... For me, That's a given. I am after all a Realtor. ;)