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Feedback score telling too much?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by nwwoodsman, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Looking at someone's feedback score and doing a little research can give a person an idea of who has what guns in their homes. If some of the shadier characters in the region were looking looking for a particular firearm or home with large amount of firearms, it seems to me that it wouldn't be that hard to find them just by poking around this site a little bit. Am I just being paranoid, or does anyone else have a problem with receiving feedback from firearms transactions from this site
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Most thieves go for easy scores, I'm sure they would much rather break into an old ladies house instead of someone armed to the teeth. I'm not saying that it doesn't happen, but its more statistically likely that your guns will be stolen by someone close to you.
     
  3. mat33

    mat33 Portland, OR Active Member

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    Agreed
     
  4. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Who is familiar with your home and your schedule? Have you had people in your home that are strangers who have had a free reign around the place? Contractors? House parties? Have kids that have friends over? When people are in your home do you like to show off your possessions and where they are?

    Those factors outweigh your concerns by a mile. Thieves typically aren't going to steal what they have not seen in a home.
     
  5. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Well, I would be more worried about people figuring out your real name and cross referencing it with those people that post pictures of their collections or individual pieces. Rather than their ratings.

    Or hell, requesting a list of CHL holders in their area, crossing that with say driving records, and there you go.

    Of course, the problem with breaking into a home of a known firearm enthusiast is the chance the person is home and waiting for ya.

    But that is just me.
    M
     
  6. NWGunner

    NWGunner Salem Active Member

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    Tinfoil hat time... :)
     
  7. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Leave me and my Tinfoil hat alone, thank you very much!
     
  8. NWGunner

    NWGunner Salem Active Member

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    :funnypoint: :thumbup:
     
  9. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Keep laughing buddy. Tinfoil is the new black
     
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  10. Bunny

    Bunny Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I agree with you, and don't mention what was sold or purchased on my end. I generally prefer that most do the same. But I''m not overly worried about it. I think it's up to the buyer to determine if they want to leave that info, since they're usually the ones that initiate the rating.
     
  11. slingshot1943

    slingshot1943 salem or Well-Known Member

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    In a good safe in a secured room in a locked house with two big dogs inside behind a locked gate I think is pretty uninviting.
     
  12. Toxic6

    Toxic6 Higher then a PDX hipster (~10,000 ft higher) Active Member

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    My 2 cents...if ads where cleared off the site (or moved to backup/mod access - whatever floats your data recording fancy) then the feedback would not mean as much. Most people don't list what they sold or bought in feedback, and most of the ad's content gets deleted but not everyone grasps the concept of editing the title (and some are obviously paranoid of who they sold it to, which brings up other questions LOL) so it gets left up for whatever reason.

    To mods - (in case your like yeah why don't you do it then) I will volunteer some time if someone wants to school me on vbulletin, I've used it as a forum member on many sites but never cleaned up behind others like myself LOL. And I'm unemployed right now so all I do is work on cars and haunt forums and job listings/classifieds all day, at least for now........
     
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  13. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Ads are left in place to give an idea of market value for sales
     
  14. Toxic6

    Toxic6 Higher then a PDX hipster (~10,000 ft higher) Active Member

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    Guess that makes sense on a local level....prices vary so much between areas, and GB and GA are horrible references.
     
  15. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    But it does not go without its flaws, we dont actually always know if the gun sold for that much. However I feel it does give help to people trying to get an idea where to start
     
  16. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    They also stay up because they bring a ton of traffic and new members to the site ;)
     
  17. Toxic6

    Toxic6 Higher then a PDX hipster (~10,000 ft higher) Active Member

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    yeah....could start a price thread like the books and try to list current trade values on it, but who knows how many would put honest answers. I know when I left CO assault and sporting rifles where all the rage and fetching top dollar, then I moved here and people were "ak wut, ar wut" but all about the big bore and magnum rifles - which affects the actual street/area value of an item a lot. An ar or ak setup that could fetch 500-1200 there might be 400-800 here, whereas a .338 or .375 that would go for 700-800 out there would likely move for 1000-1200 out here from what I've seen. To each there own though.
     
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  18. PreviaDrifter

    PreviaDrifter Oregon Member

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    This site is quite helpful for figuring out values. But like with anything, an item is only worth what someone is willing to pay.
     
  19. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    None of my feedback shows what was bought or sold, so I'm not worried.

    I also leave my ads up out of courtesy. Many times I click on other ads to try and see what the item was sold for, but then it's been edited out.
     
  20. billyinfinity

    billyinfinity Portland All pie, all the time. 2015 Volunteer

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    Ya'll are paranoid... ;)