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« on: November 13, 2014, 05:16:57 PM »

After some discussion, the mods have reached agreement regarding eBay listings.
Effective immediately:
Links to eBay are not to be posted here on the For Sale board. No eBay links on the For Sale Board.

It is in keeping with a pre-existing rule which states:
All items for sale must have a price.  No best offers, etc.  This is not the place for an auction.

Thank you all for you attention to this change.
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2014, 06:50:10 PM »

After some discussion, the mods have reached agreement regarding eBay listings.
Effective immediately:
Links to eBay are not to be posted here on the For Sale board. No eBay links on the For Sale Board.

It is in keeping with a pre-existing rule which states:
All items for sale must have a price.  No best offers, etc.  This is not the place for an auction.

Thank you all for you attention to this change.

So what's the best way to direct forumites to a possible good deal or particularly nice guitar on eBay? If I see a guitar on eBay that may be interesting, can I notify the forum and arrange another method, ie. pm, to point someone in the right direction or is any directing to eBay verboten? 
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2014, 06:57:58 PM »

So what's the best way to direct forumites to a possible good deal or particularly nice guitar on eBay? If I see a guitar on eBay that may be interesting, can I notify the forum and arrange another method, ie. pm, to point someone in the right direction or is any directing to eBay verboten?  
Good question, duck.
If it is a Larrivee guitar and you are not the seller, you can post an "interesting eBay item" on the Larrivee board. If it is a non-Larrivee guitar, post a link on the Other Guitar Makers board.
If you are selling a guitar, you can start a thread with a new post on the For Sale board here, with a sale price.
The word "auction" is where we ran aground here recently.
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2014, 07:27:03 PM »

I've never linked to eBay, myself, but I was trying to get things straight for those who might. 
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2014, 10:04:38 PM »

Hey Mods!
I for one think this is a good move.
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2014, 10:43:53 PM »

Same here.  This is appreciated. 

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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2014, 01:41:53 AM »

Seems like you could put a simple statement like 'no reasonable offers refused' or something similar at the end of your axe list and if another forumite was interested in purchasing, they could PM you.

Would that violate the rules?
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2014, 01:51:47 AM »

Seems like you could put a simple statement like 'no reasonable offers refused' or something similar at the end of your axe list and if another forumite was interested in purchasing, they could PM you.

Would that violate the rules?
yes, in fact that would violate the rules.
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2014, 02:42:31 AM »

Know what I think?

This should be a sticky thread that stay's up top.

 
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2014, 01:32:28 PM »

Know what I think?

This should be a sticky thread that stay's up top.

 
Agreed.
Thank you for suggesting this, Mikeymac.
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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2014, 06:16:18 PM »

Thanks for the clarity and I appreciate the decision.

I'd be happier if you banned links to sales on eBay ... period.  No public service announcements, or gee ain't that in'neresting. If I want to look a eBay, I'll look at eBay.   

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« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2014, 08:46:56 AM »

Thanks for the clarity and I appreciate the decision.

I'd be happier if you banned links to sales on eBay ... period.  No public service announcements, or gee ain't that in'neresting. If I want to look a eBay, I'll look at eBay.   

I disagree with banning those kind of links altogether.  I think the right decision was made.  Let's just eliminate them as part of any for sale or for trade thread, as has been done.  The "gee ain't that interesting" threads are an entirely different thing and are often, in fact, interesting.  Those posts often generate good discussion on the finer points of Larrivee guitars,  the variations in appointments, their value, etc.

A good example is Tuba Mikes topic about a supposed OM-03 for sale on ebay that he linked us to today.  I learned something from that thread.  I recently posted a link to an ad on Kijiji for an OM-03 that I was considering buying.  I did it to solicit advice and comments on whether I should go ahead with the purchase.  I would not have been able to do that if such links were banned altogether.

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