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Can people not just PM the seller or is that to much trouble?

 

is it too much trouble to put in the advert where the item is located to save wasting potential buyers time and possibly attracting more potential buyers if they know you are close?

 

True, but you're the one complaining(the buyer). No one is on here complaineg because they can't get items sold!!

 

If I see something that takes my fancy then I'll PM for details, it doesn't really bother me one way or another. Seems to me to be just another thing to have a moan about!

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Can people not just PM the seller or is that to much trouble?

 

Well said Chuck.

 

After all if someone is selling something you want, it doesn't take two minutes to pm them.

 

We seem to live in a world where we want everything laid on a plate for us.

 

The classified system is obviously very popular and seems to work well. Surely it's up to the individual how much information they wish to put out in the www.

 

Agree

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Can people not just PM the seller or is that to much trouble?

 

Its called advertising. The seller is the one with whatever they want to convert in to cash, if they really want to do so its up to them to "sell" it to any potential buyer. Whatever it is, unless its something one off and unique, sooner or later someone else will also be selling the same thing, so potential buyers have choices from whom they buy. Non-commercial sellers selling surplus items, not so much, unless they snag any chance of a buyer they can, their ad can be several pages back before the next potential buyer may come along and easily be missed.

 

The reverse applies for 'Wanted" Ads, unless folk specifiy the areas they're willing to collect from, chances are there are folk out there with whatever they want, but don't bother getting in touch as they are of the opinion that the advertiser probably isn't within what they consider a reasonable travelling distance of their location.

 

Bottom line, the advertiser is the one initiating and driving any potential transaction forward, if they cannot be bothered to give as much information as possible in the ad so as to give it the very best chances of a successful conclusion, why should potential respondees be expected to. A lot, rightly or wrongly, will see the advertiser's lack of information and detail as probable evidence that the advertiser's sincerity to see through any resulting transaction is not all that it might be.

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I agree but I also believe that if someone wants something bad enough and the details on an advert are a bit sparse then they'd surely take a minute out their day to PM and find out the information they require.

 

Until someone starts a thread on here moaning about not being able to sell an item, which I've never seen before, then I believe this is just someone having a moan for the sake of having a moan. They seem to have time to start threads and type replies but can't take a minute to enquire about an item being sold!!!

 

If it was me i'd send a PM, simples :wink:

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I agree but I also believe that if someone wants something bad enough and the details on an advert are a bit sparse then they'd surely take a minute out their day to PM and find out the information they require.

 

Until someone starts a thread on here moaning about not being able to sell an item, which I've never seen before, then I believe this is just someone having a moan for the sake of having a moan. They seem to have time to start threads and type replies but can't take a minute to enquire about an item being sold!!!

 

If it was me i'd send a PM, simples :wink:

But if it was me and it was something I wanted but was not desperate to get I would assume that it was most likely in or near Lerwick and not at the end of the road where I live. So I would just ignore it.
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I agree but I also believe that if someone wants something bad enough and the details on an advert are a bit sparse then they'd surely take a minute out their day to PM and find out the information they require.

 

Until someone starts a thread on here moaning about not being able to sell an item, which I've never seen before, then I believe this is just someone having a moan for the sake of having a moan. They seem to have time to start threads and type replies but can't take a minute to enquire about an item being sold!!!

 

If it was me i'd send a PM, simples :wink:

 

And clog up the pm system even more simply because the seller can't be arsed to put their location? Oh hang on a sec, we're clogging up the server right now. :wink:

 

There's deffo been mention of lack of locations (and descriptions) in classified ads on Shetlink before. Several people have offered to moderate the classifieds to no avail.

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I agree but I also believe that if someone wants something bad enough and the details on an advert are a bit sparse then they'd surely take a minute out their day to PM and find out the information they require.

 

Until someone starts a thread on here moaning about not being able to sell an item, which I've never seen before, then I believe this is just someone having a moan for the sake of having a moan. They seem to have time to start threads and type replies but can't take a minute to enquire about an item being sold!!!

 

If it was me i'd send a PM, simples :wink:

 

Oh hang on a sec, we're clogging up the server right now. :wink:

 

 

True, I can't believe I've let myself get into this non-sensical moanfest so I'm out :wink:

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True, I can't believe I've let myself get into this non-sensical moanfest so I'm out :wink:

 

No loss there then. Use some commone sense - no-one is going to start a thread complaining they could not sell an item.And on that basis, if you do not use the classifieds then why are you bothered?

 

Bottom line, the advertiser is the one initiating and driving any potential transaction forward, if they cannot be bothered to give as much information as possible in the ad so as to give it the very best chances of a successful conclusion, why should potential respondees be expected to. A lot, rightly or wrongly, will see the advertiser's lack of information and detail as probable evidence that the advertiser's sincerity to see through any resulting transaction is not all that it might be.

 

Exactly!!!

 

There's deffo been mention of lack of locations (and descriptions) in classified ads on Shetlink before. Several people have offered to moderate the classifieds to no avail.

 

Mods unable/unwilling to do the job but not prepared to let anyone else do it perhaps?

 

Just seems a shame, as it would be a whole lot more effective if a simple format was followed, and I am sure that the template for posting an ad could be amended to include a location. Ast Justme said, there are often things that interest me but why should I do all the chasing? There will be another one along in a few days.

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Mods unable/unwilling to do the job but not prepared to let anyone else do it perhaps?

 

 

I don't think it's that at all, it could be those volunteering aren't considered suitable moderators for the site. Just because someone volunteers doesn't automatically mean they are best suited to carry out the role.

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True, I can't believe I've let myself get into this non-sensical moanfest so I'm out :wink:

 

No loss there then. Use some commone sense - no-one is going to start a thread complaining they could not sell an item.And on that basis, if you do not use the classifieds then why are you bothered?

 

 

:lol:

 

I do use the classifieds and I have PM'd people regarding items when there's been lack of information on their advert.......................common sense told me to do that :wink:

 

And as for your comment about starting threads, it never ceases to amaze me what some on here will start a thread about.

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Mods unable/unwilling to do the job but not prepared to let anyone else do it perhaps?

 

 

I don't think it's that at all, it could be those volunteering aren't considered suitable moderators for the site. Just because someone volunteers doesn't automatically mean they are best suited to carry out the role.

 

It could also be a case of s/w limitations: they'd be fine being the Classifieds Moderator but not let loose on the rest of the site!

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But if it was me and it was something I wanted but was not desperate to get I would assume that it was most likely in or near Lerwick and not at the end of the road where I live. So I would just ignore it.

 

Firstly, best not to assume :D secondly how do you know that they won't deliver it to your door unless you communicate with them.

 

I would not have replied to an add if they had put Yell in the advert, but when I pm'd them they said they would deliver free as long as i could wait a few days So it works all ways, swings and roundabouts.

 

Have you written to the Shetland Times as a lot of the adds do not have location, just a mobile number.

 

It's up to the seller to give whatever info they want within the terms. If your not interested because they didn't put their location then that's your loss.

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Can people not just PM the seller or is that to much trouble?

 

Its called advertising. The seller is the one with whatever they want to convert in to cash, if they really want to do so its up to them to "sell" it to any potential buyer. Whatever it is, unless its something one off and unique, sooner or later someone else will also be selling the same thing, so potential buyers have choices from whom they buy. Non-commercial sellers selling surplus items, not so much, unless they snag any chance of a buyer they can, their ad can be several pages back before the next potential buyer may come along and easily be missed.

 

The reverse applies for 'Wanted" Ads, unless folk specifiy the areas they're willing to collect from, chances are there are folk out there with whatever they want, but don't bother getting in touch as they are of the opinion that the advertiser probably isn't within what they consider a reasonable travelling distance of their location.

 

Bottom line, the advertiser is the one initiating and driving any potential transaction forward, if they cannot be bothered to give as much information as possible in the ad so as to give it the very best chances of a successful conclusion, why should potential respondees be expected to. A lot, rightly or wrongly, will see the advertiser's lack of information and detail as probable evidence that the advertiser's sincerity to see through any resulting transaction is not all that it might be.

 

Yup.

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