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29-03-2016, 22:58   #1
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Is selling on adverts.ie a joke?

Seriously. Between questions being asked that are idiotic and usually answered in the item description, and ridiculous offers


Typical interaction:

Gold bar €1000 ono

"Offer 50e and and a used dvd of under siege starring Steven segal. "
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29-03-2016, 23:02   #2
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Fortunately, here in "After Hours" you will find an altogether more serious ethos and grown-up interaction.

As evidence of same, see the following :-
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29-03-2016, 23:02   #3
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Seriously. Between questions being asked that are idiotic and usually answered in the item description, and ridiculous offers


Typical interaction:

Gold bar €1000 ono

"Offer 50e and and a used dvd of under siege starring Steven segal. "


60e plus the Segal dvd?
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29-03-2016, 23:06   #5
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Seriously. Between questions being asked that are idiotic and usually answered in the item description, and ridiculous offers


Typical interaction:

Gold bar €1000 ono

"Offer 50e and and a used dvd of under siege starring Steven segal. "
Under Siege is class, in fairness.
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29-03-2016, 23:06   #6
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Still for sale?
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29-03-2016, 23:06   #7
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Selling on adverts is difficult, find done deal much easier and quicker.

Buying is the opposite, you can get great deals on adverts if you're not taking the piss.
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29-03-2016, 23:07   #8
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I can get a brand new gold bar, still in the wrapper, for €150 on ebay.
www.ebay.com/link-to-slightly-similar-but-lesser-quality-item
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29-03-2016, 23:07   #9
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Seriously. Between questions being asked that are idiotic and usually answered in the item description, and ridiculous offers

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Gold bar €1000 ono

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"Offer 50e and and a used dvd of under siege starring Steven segal. "

Serious answer: yes
After hours answer: no
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29-03-2016, 23:11   #10
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Any interest in a sound system for the car?

Will swap + cash my way.
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29-03-2016, 23:11   #12
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Just think of it like an auction. Consider the asking price to be an undisclosed reserve price, and that people are bidding on the auction, and that the person is not obliged to accept the reserve price as a minimum.

Just like ebay the first bidders will give stupidly low bids/offers in case the seller is desperate and in case nobody else bids/offers.

If people did this it would cause a lot less upset.

People will often put a very high reserve/starting price in case they have greatly undervalued it, or some oddball idiot does come along and pay it.
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I've never heard anybody complain about this before.
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I've never heard anybody complain about this before.
Or indeed, complain about people complaining about it.
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