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Location required on WTS/WTT ads, Take off the tinfoil hat and at least give the proximity

Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by jluck, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Can we require general location on the people who either wont post location in profile or have some "clever" location name. Why not have fields for price and location before ad will post?
     
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  2. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    It would be nice to have a price shown for the item that is *for sale* as well
     
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  3. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Maybe I should just have "Oregon" or "California"...
     
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  4. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Most guys should put it in the ad.
    I post the area Im in and the area(s) Im willing to travel to.
     
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  5. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    That's funny. I try to be forthcoming and the internet does what it wants.. I'm in Oregon can't say any more because I'm being watched...
     
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  6. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    I fixedded it. :)

    I really don't think a general area is invasive.

    If I owed Sally May money they would know what Newport it is...:)
     
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  7. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    All for sale adds require a price so if you do not see one report it and it will be taken care of.
     
  8. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I always give my general meeting area in my ads. What amazes me are the number of folks that either miss that or completely ignore it - "you can meet me in Bend, right?" Got that one a few months ago after I clearly identified the Portland area as my meeting location in the ad.
     
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  9. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    You sure did...lmao :D
     
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  10. Lilhigbee

    Lilhigbee SE Portland Visit Target550.com Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Maybe price and Zip code fields that have to be filled before ad will post?? Zip code shouldn't be too invasive, and you can still wear the tinfoil hat.:)
     
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  11. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    JOE, Any input?
     
  12. Colt Carbine

    Colt Carbine Oregon Gears-N-Guns

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    My profile says I live in Oregon and I'm not going to change it, to a more specific location. If I have something for sale, I put a general meeting location like, Portland/Salem area. Other than that, no other information is given by me in my for sale ads.

    These precautions aren't to keep perspective buyers from knowing information, it's to protect me from the lurker's prying eyes. Actual meeting place is only discussed in a PM.

    I disagree that our actual location should be put in a for sale ad. Sorry but that isn't going to happen on my end. You want to know more, ask questions, otherwise it's none of your business.
     
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  13. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    My request was not actual location in profile OR actual location in ad. Might want to re-read post number one.

    General-Near-Proximity....:rolleyes:

    "Portland area, Bend, Southern Oregon, Idaho" Doesn't seem like too much to ask.
     
  14. Phrank

    Phrank Forest Grove Active Member

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    Yeah, more rules. Just what freedom loving people need to be happy.
     
  15. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    I view it as common decency. I see others disagree.
     
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  16. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Please?
     
  17. NoFlinch

    NoFlinch In a van down by the river Owner of Cocaine addicted dog.

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    Let me try...........

    JOE?!
    :D
     
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  18. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Mmm.... General location.


    Earth?
     
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  19. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    All kidding aside, I dont list it on my profile but I do put a city where I want to meet in he listing. However I dont feel that put out if I have to send a PM and ask specifically where the seller is. If they dont want to share where they are, no problem. Deal is done. If they are that worried about it something is fishy and life goes on.

    People are funny about things. Those people who are funny about it the worst thing you can do is try to back them into a corner and make them do something they dont want. Rather than listing a specific location they are more likely to just list nothing for sale on the forum
     
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  20. Joe Link

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

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    Sorry guys, for some reason I overlooked this.

    We highly suggest people include a location in their ads, as it's really in their best interest to do so for a quick sale. However, if someone doesn't feel comfortable for whatever reason, and to their own detriment, I see no reason to require them to do so.

    It might not seem like it sometimes, but I try to keep the rules around here to a minimum :)
     
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