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FS forum suggestions

Discussion in 'STH Suggestions and Updates' started by MiniKnight, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. John Titor

    John Titor Member

    Jul 20, 2016
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    @Terry Kennedy I fully agree. When it comes to rules and regulations for online FS postings, I really think most of them are irrelevant when doing any business in person. If you end up in a fraudulent case in-person, it is your own responsibility to contact the proper law enforcement agency in your area.

    Furthermore, anyone willing to do business in-person is responsible for themselves, not these forums nor this company. You need to use common sense and always do whatever research you can on an individual beforehand (though all of this should be... common sense). Is a guy waiting under a poorly lit overhang at an abandoned gas station at 3 AM? Is he holding a weapon? Does he have a big scary looking friend with him? Well, don't go blaming STH if you decide to get out of your car.
  2. T_Minus

    T_Minus Moderator

    Feb 15, 2015
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    Anyone willing to do business with another person/member does so by their own choice, and at their own risk and only that person should be able to judge what they're willing accept or not and what risk they are willing to take.
  3. gigatexal

    gigatexal I'm here to learn

    Nov 25, 2012
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    I haven't read all the posts but I think this is awesome. I wouldnt mind supporting the site and keeping the forums paid subscriber only
  4. Nanotech

    Nanotech Active Member

    Aug 1, 2016
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    Cross-posting from my other post in the FS/FT/WTB topic:

    Perhaps we should use for the FS/FT/WTB subforum rules similar to this:

    rules/rules - hardwareswap

    Some of those rules aren't applicable but I think if we standardized and required some kind of feedback system (or feedback sources) along with timestamped photos and a few others from the above link it would really improve current FS/FT/WTB posts in my opinion. I will quote the ones I feel are particularly applicable in bold:

    I think using some of those above from Reddit to improve and change the FS/FT/WTB rules will help to improve the posts and also reduce the possibility of scams and also give buyers more confidence and sellers confidence as well provided they followed the posting guidelines/rules.
  5. Aestr

    Aestr Active Member

    Oct 22, 2014
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    As a frequent buyer and seller I'm personally not very interested in most of those changes, although I'd be fine with them if the community decides they're mandatory.

    - External Feedback - I think this is something that is great to add if you have it, but should not be mandatory. For the regulars here I think their local reputation is more valuable and for new members I wouldn't exclude a seller just because they haven't used those other sites. You have to start somewhere.

    - Timestamps - As mentioned earlier in this thread scammers can either fake these timestamps or take pictures of real items and just not send them. As a buyer I've never asked for this or care too much if a post has them. As a seller I am happy to do this if a buyer asks for it, but I usually won't go to the effort unless asked.

    - Prices in listings - I'm all for keeping the prices in the sale thread as I like to refer to them as a source of market trends, especially when preparing my own sales. As for listing the agreed price and who purchased it I'm not sure I think it's reasonable to compel people to do this. Listing agreed prices ends up negotiating against yourself if you have multiple items. I don't think we've seen much or any of the selling a single item multiple times here yet.

    As @T_Minus pointed out it's up to each seller and buyer to determine the effort they're willing to put into reducing risk and how much risk they find acceptable. If the transaction isn't leaving you comfortable it's best to politely walk away.
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