hfgarris wrote in post #13909114
Or, someone posts "I will take it
" in the thread ... then PMs you with a low-ball offer. The post effectively shuts off all interest
from other possible buyers.
If people set up their PM account
to email them immediately, there is no need for the endless "YGPM" posts for buyers who simply wish to haggle over the price. The seller will be notified whenever you submit a PM to them, no need to additionally announce it in the thread. If you reach an agreement, then
post a message in the thread.
I hate that stuff. When I was just buying on here I never realized how annoying that was but then on my sale posts, it's darn near every time. Any "popular" item is almost always going to generate a number of PMs and replies before falling off the front page... and all the PMs will usually be ridiculously low offers. The typical format seems to be " I found some obscure ad where someone is selling their beat-up camera for $200, so your mint condition one is obviously priced way too high at $400. Because of that, I'll take yours for $150, let me know your paypal address immediately and I'll send it" /sarcasm
Once the post has been up longer, there aren't as many replies but those who do reply days later are usually serious buyers who found the post in a search instead of the low-balling trollers who stay on the front page.
It gets frustrating at times but as long as I don't get discouraged and leave the ads up, I've had a number of sales happen on 2-3 week old posts though...