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Shorter timeframe between bumping a classified ad?

Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by jdub75, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    Proposal to the mods to let members bump their classified ads more than once a week. I think this site gets enough traffic now to warrant this. For example, I have a handgun ad only 3 1/2 days old, already on page 5....I bet most folks don't go more than a few pages...

    The other forums I'm on allow bumps 24-72 hours. Maybe we can try every 4 or 5 days?
     
  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Can't say as to how many days the bump rule should be changed to, but I will confirm that I usually don't go past the second page when looking at the classifieds.
     
  3. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    There's a second page?!?:huh::laugh:
     
  4. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I think you just proved jdub75's point. :laugh:
     
  5. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    LOL!
    ... oops, illegal bump
     
  6. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    yeh thats where are the good deals are
     
  7. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    a) leave it alone
    b) every 24 hours
    c) every 72 hours
    d)4+ days between bumps
     
  8. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    I would have to agree with less time to bump adds, I think 72 Hours would be sufficient
     
  9. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    +1
     
  10. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    72 Hours works for me.
     
  11. coupeowner

    coupeowner SW Portland Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The way I see it is that bumping ads sooner will just bury them faster. And cause sellers to have to bump more frequently to try to stay on the first few pages (more effort). I guess I just don't see the benefit. I would rather not have more frequent "bumping" as the "bump" posts seem all too frequent already. Seems to me it's the number of listings and not the bumping that is the issue. Maybe by opening more categories in the classifieds (revolvers, semi-auto pistols, shotguns, rifles - all separated) and therefore fewer listings in each group would help.
     
  12. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    I agree with coupeowner. Reducing the bump limitation would just create a faster arms race. Pun intended! It would also make harder to catch peole bumping their friend's ads as well. Essentially most of the frustration could be resolved if people used the search function more often while browsing for a specific firearm
     
  13. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    you have a great point coupeowner, and great suggestion as well! This would cut down on the listings and need to bump!
     
  14. DeletedUser1

    DeletedUser1 Member

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    i like coupeowner/sandmans idea
     
  15. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Great idea!
     
  16. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    ...or, separating by state lines. Honestly, I normally only care to buy from Oregon sellers. Main reason to buy used is to avoid xfer and BG check. I always filter out non-OR residents, and face to face.
     
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  17. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I voted for 72 but only for one reason. I am not going to bump an ad with no changes to it more then once a week anyhow.

    If I list something I want to get sold I might start at a slightly high price. If I have no hits I will lower the price every couple days till it hits "current market value" (what someone actually buys it for). If I make a change I would like it up where people see it and I dont want to take 6-8 weeks to get it sold...........
     
  18. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    If YOU bump sooner, and everyone else bumps sooner, aren't your ads gonna end up in the same place anyway? If I'm looking for something specific (like a Glock 26 in Oregon right now) I'll do a search for that, which will show ALL the ads that have that description in it.

    If you feel like you need to bump sooner, just don't post a picture, don't tell WHERE you are, don't tell what caliber your gun is, or don't post a price.:cool:

    Or just set up a "sockpuppet" account.:bluelaugh:
     
  19. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    Come to think of it the only think I'd change in the classifieds is have a form where the seller HAS to post.
    Price
    picture
    location
    caliber
    Without this info the ad doesn't get posted. I suspect this lacking info is where most first day "bumps" come from, which ends up pushing ads WITH all that info further down the page.
     
  20. Hangfire

    Hangfire Salem - Oregon Member

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    I hope their was more than 6 votes that determined the amount of days an ad would run before it can be bumped...