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Posted by masseur
I see the same questions being asked over and over in the market forums and though we have previously discussed this in brief I thought it was time to have a list for people to use as a guide of what they should mention when posted items for sale


and lastly... POST PHOTO'S!

please feel free to reply if anyone has a suggestion to add to this list

Also, a subset of this list can be used for wanted ads to give a better indication of what you're really looking for


Posted by SE4NICK
- Remember, if its to good to be true it usually is !

Posted by masseur
I'm not sure how that helps with what description should be given when selling on Esato

but anyway... while bumping this I'll also say that I don't think it is good practice, especially from reputable sellers, to delete the description in the first post when an item is sold. I've seen this activity quite a bit too, including today.

If there is ever a dispute when the item is received about, say, the condition or some other aspect of how the item was dscribed, then there is nothing to go back to compare with

any other comments/additions to my list in the first post?

Posted by leeboy13

On 2007-10-24 16:14:05, masseur wrote:
I'm not sure how that helps with what description should be given when selling on Esato

but anyway... while bumping this I'll also say that I don't think it is good practice, especially from reputable sellers, to delete the description in the first post when an item is sold. I've seen this activity quite a bit too, including today.

If there is ever a dispute when the item is received about, say, the condition or some other aspect of how the item was dscribed, then there is nothing to go back to compare with

any other comments/additions to my list in the first post?



This really annoys me also and is a very valid point in my opinion

Posted by PeterKay
Also to look at the A-Z Traders list for trusted/untrusted traders??



Posted by JohnM
Quote:

On 2007-10-31 17:29:44, PeterKay wrote:
Also to look at the A-Z Traders list for trusted/untrusted traders??





Absolutely, I always do after a not too good an experience I had in 1 deal from here. No problem dealing with anyone with an unblemished score.

Posted by Miss UK
Good topic now atleast it's abit more authorized in here now!

Posted by liverman666

On 2007-11-03 01:28:14, miss uk wrote:
Good topic now atleast it's abit more authorized in here now!



Don`t you mean `organised`?

Posted by Miss UK
Yepp lol

Posted by djtwistter
nice one am going to flow this guide all the time now

Posted by thomas93
Maybe the A-Zott updates to be a bit more often (I.E Weekly)
as i have'nt had my feedback put on yet.

Posted by zaxan

On 2007-11-27 19:19:24, thomas93 wrote:
Maybe the A-Zott updates to be a bit more often (I.E Weekly)
as i have'nt had my feedback put on yet.


Yeah, but it is done in someones free time so it can only be done when they have time really. But anyway, I'm sure you will be on there soon and you can always see that you have recieved feedback by checking the AZott thread here on esato

Posted by MWEB
http://www.esato.com/board/viewtopic.php?topic=160876
Classic example of why bids should be made openly in threads, i would have quite happily bid more than the "secret" 70 bid, but you cannot beat what you can't see can you!!

Posted by paul101
yes, it would be better if bids were made out in the open!


masseur?/

Posted by Danny_BFC
Theres a rule on AVF that any communication should be in the thread and stirctly not otherwise until the deal has been confirmed.

maybe we should adopt the idea

Posted by thegreatone
http://www.esato.com/board/viewtopic.php?topic=162751

like i said it was all done by pm so i really had no chance in this and 20 was my starting price if i knew what third party was offering i may up my bid


Posted by luddite
I have looked at one or two ads and in every case no price is posted and offers are invited. Surely this is an auction not a for sale.

Posted by thomas93
Mweb6161.I don't like secret bidding, but i do it :S Fair enough we should be allowed to bid by PM but maybe the thread started should have in his first post

Current Bid =

And update it so everyone knows

Posted by masseur
the biggest point about open bidding is that people can be sure of their validity

Posted by l33tgod
Maybe people should edit the topic title and add "SOLD" in the beginning for items that are sold, so it will be easier for item browsers to skip passed them.

Posted by tranced
Some members use to do this and it is appreciated, but others just leave a reply saying the item is sold. This last thing makes difficult to know if the item whether got sold or not.

Posted by masseur
bump. I'm still seeing the same old questions being asked over and over, including to top 10 traders who are selling phones.

It would be nice if these top 10 traders could set an example by following some or all of these guidelines

Posted by TheVictor
Sorry for the dumb question. Where would I find the list of previous traders? Thanks!

Posted by Marly
You mean the list of trusted traders ? Here :
http://www.esato.com/board/viewtopic.php?topic=82664#post1109613

Posted by TheVictor
Yes, thanks!

Posted by nirave1
Hi guys,

Wonder if you can help me on this - i'm a long time viewer of the site love it and i've seen some crazy bargains available on here but (and i know it sounds stupid but we're all allowed stupid moments so forgive this one...) firstly, what does bumping a post mean and secondly, (this ones more important), i know it takes 30 days of being registered to make a sale or trade thread, but in those 30 days how can you show you're a trusted seller and does esato have a feedback style rating thing??

tia


Posted by tranced
Hi and welcome

I think you mean 'bumping a thread'. Well, when a thread gets bumped the thread's starter wants to call the attention of the others members. In other words, they're like reminders.

Regarding the trusted traders, you can give a look at the Esato Market: A-Z of Trusted Traders: http://www.esato.com/board/viewtopic.php?topic=82664

Hope it helps
[ This Message was edited by: tranced on 2009-03-02 02:01 ]


Posted by RyaN
...and 'bump' meaning Bring Up My Post

Posted by nirave1
Hii,

thanks so far!!

I was also wondering why I couldn't create a new topic as I've got a couple of things I'm looking to trade or sell.

Can anyone help why it won't let me create a new topic?? It says something about only being registered for 6 days or so.

Thanks in advance

Posted by masseur
our rules are that you must be a member for a month, and you must have at least 25 useful posts (i.e. not garbage/non mobile etc)

the point is that we don't want people just popping in here to take advantage of our large membership base. We want people to be real members before they participate in trades.

This restriction also helps potential buyers to build confidence of new sellers

Posted by tranced
Hi

I'm noticing some sellers are just editing the whole title and renaming them to sold, please lock, etc. Also, you are deleting the whole content of the first posts of a sales thread which ends up with any clue of what was being sold. So, please just add a please lock or sold only. Do not rename the titles instead.

Thanks!
[ This Message was edited by: tranced on 2010-02-25 12:34 ]


Posted by zaithyngalte
READ!
and I will follow it strictly.
[ This Message was edited by: zaithyngalte on 2010-03-02 03:40 ]


Posted by Bhavv
Can we link to our own sales on Ebay? I am trying to sell just two phones on there for cheap and have 100% positive feedback and offer 7 day money back if the item is faulty (never happened yet).



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