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Discussing prices in sales threads

Discussion in 'Suggestions, bugs and feedback about the site' started by andyn, Feb 7, 2007.

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  1. andyn

    andyn Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    [This thread was split from a sales thread in the classifieds because it turned into a discussion about commenting on prices]

    Guess its due to the postage from the Shetland Isles. But most those prices are the same as outdoor kit suppliers selling it as brand new. :(
     
  2. spoony

    spoony Need to contact Admin...

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    those prices are quite high, can get most of that stuff new for that
     
  3. Hjaltlander

    Hjaltlander Full Member

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    Hi,

    Yes I know the prices are little high, But they do include Postage and Fees, and many of the items are unused!!! Just like brand new!!!

    Ok, make me an offer on anything, we will see what happens!

    Hjaltlander
     
  4. Bushcraft4life

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    Come on guys give Hjaltlander a break it must be hard for him to get rid of all his gear because he certainly has a nice collection, and there are some bargains there especially for the Laplander saw and the bivi bag.
     
  5. Alex...

    Alex... Tenderfoot

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    I'll PM you but am interested in the

    Saw
    Folding cooker - (looks brilliant)
    Thermarest (have you got any further info on it?)
     
  6. Martyn

    Martyn New Member

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    Andy, anyone can sell at any price they like, there is no requirement to sell below store prices.

    For example, a wilkinson sword woodlore knife sells for much more than the original retail price.

    No one is compelled to buy.

    Gentlemen, it's considered extremely bad form to criticise a sellers price. If you dont like the price, dont buy anything, but please refrain from undermining a sales thread with criticism.

    As the seller has explained, the items are unused and the price includes shipping.
     
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    beachlover Full Member

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    Well said Martyn.
    I have bought off Hjaltlander before and everything has been if not new, then in near perfect condition and he is a great guy to deal with as well.
     
  8. spoony

    spoony Need to contact Admin...

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    Excuse me for breathing, was just stating a fact, that the prices seemed a bit high, and that he may shift them quicker if he lowered the price, did not criticise HIM in any way, so real your wip in. jez :rolleyes:
     
  9. Hjaltlander

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    Hi,

    OK, I have taken the prices off the remaining items, and I am open to offers, although I was all the time, but some people got hung up on the prices???

    Regards, Hjaltlander
     
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    NOW you tell me! ;)
     
  11. Martyn

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    My apologies Hjatlander, please put your prices back in. Any further comments about your pricing will be deleted and the poster banned for a week - it wont happen again.

    Good luck with your sale.
     
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    Enough Spoony.

    You post was reported to moderators and quite rightly so. It's poor form mate.

    This is not up for argument, dont do it again.
     
  14. spoony

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    i will take this to pm if you dont mind
     
  15. andyn

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    Sorry Martyn,

    When someone posts "Grab yourself a bargin" i kinda expect that perhaps the costs might be a bit lower than store prices. All i did was express a bit of dissapointment regarding this.



    Appologies if it upset.
     
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    Fellas, commenting on prices in someone elses sale is not on.

    It's not up for debate. I'm not upset, it just shouldnt happen.

    I'm gonna split this thread off in the hope that the original seller has a vague hope of salvaging something from the train wreck.
     
  17. The Joker

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    Sorry Hjaltlander, that you have to put up with this sort of nonsense, its all most as if a certain person trawls these threads looking for arguments to start :rolleyes:


    Well done for selling ya stuff :)

    Good luck in Japan :)
     
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    HELLO ALL,

    I don't know if i should get involved in this, but seeing as it was my posts which brought it up, here is what comes too mind.

    Yes, the prices I put, were probably not much cheaper than the high street. But I tried to factor in things like, availability of item, condition of item, original cost of item. Paypal fees, about 5% I think, weight of item with regards postage.
    I posted 2 items to a gentleman today, one of which was not listed, but he enquired if I had. By the time I took off Paypal fees, Packaging and Posting I had basically given him the second item for free! But I don't mind that, I would rather that anyone who bought from me, got their items quickly and safely.

    I have in no way been upset or offended by anyone's posts, everyone is entitled to there own opinion, but I am more upset that maybe my posts have generated a little bad feeling within the community, and for this I most humbly apologise.

    Hjaltlander
     
  19. Martyn

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    Mate, I'm a moderator - it's my job to moderate. Get over it.

    OK, thread split, knock yourselves out.

    Should people comment on prices in other peoples sales threads? Discuss.
     
  20. The Joker

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    OK discussing prices in sales.

    How I see it if your selling items on an open forum then I don't see anything wrong with bartering or comenting on prices.

    I don't think what Andyn or spoony wrote was out of order, rude or argumentitive, they were just comenting that they found some prices a bit high. As I have done when bying my car, motorbike and lots of other stuff with out anyone thinking I was being out of order.
     
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