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Why delete the whole ad?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Beefcake, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Beefcake

    Beefcake Portland Active Member

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    When I'm researching a gun purchase, I sometimes look to the classifieds here for pricing or to see what accessories others have added to theirs. Why do many of you delete the content of the ads once sold rather than just locking the thread? It seems like we are all losing potentially useful info.
     
  2. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    I feel the same way as you. That is why I always mark my ads as "sold" and just close it. That way people can clearly see what my item sold for. It has always bothered me that people just delete everything.

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  3. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    because people compulsively over-do everything.
     
  4. SquackDaddy

    SquackDaddy Marion County Member

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    It's also very aggravating when they reply to their own ad just to say "SOLD". ( which bumps their now closed ad to the top, pushing all the "open" ads down )

    It would be a much better idea to add "SOLD" to their original ad AND to the original ad's subject line. Just my personal thoughts..........
     
  5. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    Why not just use the Gun Broker and check to see what things actually sold for vs what they are asking for.
     
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  6. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    GB is one good data source but I would like to see what the local market is doing too.
     
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  7. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    there's actually a whole nuther thread on this very topic- bumping the ad to announce the item has sold is a reportable offense- please report them when you see them.
     
  8. Beefcake

    Beefcake Portland Active Member

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    I couldn't care less about bumping the ad; It is when they delete the whole original post that bugs me.

    Sadie- I do look at GB, but Kimber Custom is right, local sales values are different.
     
  9. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    There's a fair number of threads where people also don't like being able to delete the classified thread entirely. I agree with you. I'd like to see closed classified ads to get an idea of what something sold for.
     
  10. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I like having the option to delete the thread. If you don't want to delete yours, then don't...but don't try to take away my ability to do so.
     
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  11. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    And it's this type of thinking why there is a discussion on this topic already.
     
  12. Beefcake

    Beefcake Portland Active Member

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    I'm not trying to take away your right to privacy; I'm just trying to understand the rationale. I don't really like people knowing what is in my gun safe, so I don't post in the "show your guns" threads. However, I don't care if people know what I sold or how much I sold it for. That is the point of this thread.
     
  13. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle Oregon Active Member

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    It could be because six months to a year after the ad was marked as sold and the thread closed, some idiot will email or pm you saying I'll take it because actually reading the ad is too hard for them.
     
  14. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    That is EXACTLY why I prefer to delete the thread.
     
  15. Chipperxd

    Chipperxd Buffalo Active Member

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    so you go back to all your threads to update the sold price as well? it's the classifieds not a database of what market value of the gun is. I agree with what Bill Siegle said as well. Even if you make it painfully obvious that the item is no longer for sale, interweb idiots still ask about it.
     
  16. Beefcake

    Beefcake Portland Active Member

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    That makes sense. I was looking for an explanation like this since I couldn't figure out why someone would go to the effort to delete the information.
     
  17. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    "Graybeard" TC Contender based forum will not let you delete your original ad,or edit it.Seems like they do it for the very reason to show the values.

    I would love to see this here.Makes it easier to see what guns are selling for in the NW
     
  18. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    OH boo bubbleguming hooo