What is boards/adverts current stance on these apparent rule infringements.
More and more I seem to be encountering items I am interested in suddenly going to Sold without any reply from seller or any apparent sale in-thread.
It used be the rule that if you were selling on boards, you only sold on boards.
Also used be an infringement to request seller to pm before sale agreed.
Either way it is obvious these rules are not being followed even by longterm users with 100% positive feedback.
Simple check on some items I was after showed the exact same ads appearing on rival (arborial) ad sites with contact numbers / addresses listed. Completely undermines the adverts.ie sales forum and as said, items become sold without on-thread dealing.
Once marked sold it is not possible to comment or query and the infraction seems to go unnoticed.
Is there any point in reporting these or is this considered par for the course? Is there active monitoring of this sort of activinty and warnings issued or is it only if an item is reported?
It used be fairly rule-abiding but of recent I'm beginning to feel like I might as well be banging my head against a Eucalyptus Adverticus