This Forum is getting busier all the time and some members are listing things up at fairly silly high prices, then "bumping" the same lot up a week or so later, often not even reducing the price.
ZERO benefit to any members in that - clearly it was overpriced to start with.
This wastes space. A high priced offer stays high, and just clogs up the forum.
The moderators have discussed this and 'The Rules' wording is tweaked as below, with the newer bits in red.
The FULL Rules for Sales Forum
are here below, and ALL postings here are assumed to have read them, understood them, and agreed to them - http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1338
In future that final bumps with no price reduction get removed with no Mod comment . 2 "Bumps" are absolute MAXIMUM now, and both MUST involve price reductions.
So if listed it $45, reduced to $35, then to $25 that is it.
If no takers then, clearly it is not value. 'The tribe has spoken' by then. However it can be left there at $25 as long as you like.
Members here save the ~10% ebay fee, and are dealing with collectors they know, so the INITIAL offer price here should be well under usual ebay listing price. The same collector friendly price you'd offer at your local club auction etc.
We also saw a few new listings under $10 last week - The Rules have always
been that $10 is a MINIMUM new listing price. Any further sighted will be moved to "Misposted".
This venue is for SPECIFIC offers only
to fellow members of stampboards, other than current catalogues, accessories, software etc, where duplicate copies are possible. ,
Offer things at silly high prices, and rule 16 below WILL
be invoked. Overpriced, or mis-described junk is *not* what we offer on THIS site. ebay is your place for that! Breach this guideline too often, and you will be barred from listing up material.
We will NOT
allow anyone to post a long list of 20 auction lots they currently are offering on ebay or trademe or Delcampe etc. Moderators will remove all such posts with no notice.
offer anything here you only have one of, but then also
list it on ebay as "Buy It Now" etc. Too often members have done that, and then waste Moderator time asking for it to be locked and moved a day or 2 later. Moderators are volunteers and are busy folks, and we charge you zero
fees. It is therefore ASSUMED
anything you offer here will generally be available for purchase for at least 30 days
to members - exclusively. If you are not happy with that - do not list the item up.
Do this too often, and you may find yourself "masked" from this forum. Or banned from this site. Fair warning.
Please, if after the minimum 30 day period, you decide to offer the item elsewhere so it is no longer exclusive to Stampboards members, or you simply want to withdraw the item, email Admin with the link, or (far less preferred) make a post to your sales thread to that effect and a Moderator will remove it to the archive "sold lots" forum. This applies to giveaways as well as items for sale. The idea is to keep the Forum populated by only those items which remain available exclusively to Stampboards members
. Your co-operation will help achieve that and at the same time reduce the load on the moderators.
If you list something for $50 on July 1 and notice it has had no interest by July 15, you of course are quite free to make a further post saying you have reduced the asking price
to something lower like $35 or $40. That also "bumps" up your thread to the top of the page. Every collector LOVES a bargain
... or perceived bargain! Do NOT start a new thread for the same item - simply 'bump' the existing one. Do not "bump" items with no price reduction, or mods will delete the bump post with no notice. HOWEVER
.. do NOT "bump" threads more than about once each 7 days
as that just clogs up the new listings. Bumping within 7 days will motivate a Moderator to delete your bump post, and you are right back where you started. Only 2 consecutive "bumps" for the same item is allowed - it shows there is no interest in the item.
Bumping too often, or reducing your price too often, will taint that member with a whiff of desperation in the eyes of many, and your initial offers might quickly be perceived to always
be pitched too high, and savvy regular members will learn to wait you out for a discount. Be patient - if the material is well priced, it WILL sell.
Eventually. The more attractive priced listing #1 is, the faster it will sell - remember that always. This is NOT ebay, where dreamers roam the earth.