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Topic # 93037 11-Nov-2011 17:22 Send private message

As Im always on the look out for a bargain I pop into the For Sale forum quite regularly. However to just see posts with no indication of a price, or just 'offers', doesnt seem to make any sense to me.

Surely if youre selling an item you know how much you want for it, so to save the inevitable first post being 'how much do you want' wouldnt it be easier if you had to put a price on it right from the start ?

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  Reply # 544339 11-Nov-2011 17:30 Send private message

martyyn: As Im always on the look out for a bargain I pop into the For Sale forum quite regularly. However to just see posts with no indication of a price, or just 'offers', doesnt seem to make any sense to me.

Surely if youre selling an item you know how much you want for it, so to save the inevitable first post being 'how much do you want' wouldnt it be easier if you had to put a price on it right from the start ?

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Tell this to all those people selling houses. I often ignore any listings where price isn't indicated.

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  Reply # 544349 11-Nov-2011 18:23 Send private message

Price by negotiation.

I agree, when there is not even an indication of a price it definitely puts me off.

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  Reply # 544371 11-Nov-2011 20:00 Send private message

We can't require people to enter a price. It's an open message, what would you folks expect? Creating an ecommerce infrastructed on a forum?

The way to get this fixed is every time you see something without a price, point it out in a reply.
 




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  Reply # 544377 11-Nov-2011 20:13 Send private message

It puts me off too, but i understand why people do it - sometimes its hard to estimate what something is worth, and geekzone is a great place to find out.

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  Reply # 544382 11-Nov-2011 20:21 Send private message

mattwnz:
Surely if youre selling an item you know how much you want for it,


Tell this to all those people selling houses. I often ignore any listings where price isn't indicated.


Ha exactly.  I'm amazed agents haven't twigged to this.  We skip past most houses listed without a price.  I don't want to waste their time if they want more than I can give, and vice versa.  Sometimes it pays to ask though, as everyone else is skipping it too... 

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