answering want to sell adv on this forum
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Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:17 pm quote
I am interested in buying something in the for sale section.

When I try to respond to the seller's ad ,
I get a message that only forum
moderators are allowed to respond ??

I sent the seller a PM , but have no way to tell if he got my message ??
Molto Verboso
1980 P200E project, 2005 Stella Mal 177 MKIII in pieces
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Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:29 pm quote
the only way to know if they read your message is if it is still in the outbox, they haven't read it. If it is in the sent box, they read it.
Hooked
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Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:37 pm quote
Thank you.
Addicted
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Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:39 pm quote
As someone who has things listed there...give them some time to answer. We're just people: selling scooter stuff isn't our business trade. Personally, I try to get back to someone within a day or so, but life can be annoyingly distracting at times... and I have my forum settings set to email me if I get a PM. (Assuming my email spam filter doesn't go wonky and hide the message in the junk folder.)

My own rule of thumb is 48 hours & 2 pings (2 pings only, ensign). If I haven't heard back after 48 hours and I'd like to, I send a second message. After that, it's up to them IMHO.
Molto Verboso
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Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:45 pm quote
Cheshire wrote:
My own rule of thumb is 48 hours & 2 pings (2 pings only, ensign).
Addicted
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Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:57 pm quote
I was hoping someone would get that reference.
Molto Verboso
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Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:33 pm quote
Cheshire wrote:
I was hoping someone would get that reference.
One of the best. I watch it say least twice a week.
Molto Verboso
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Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:57 am quote
Aye, but the line is “1 ping only, Vassily”.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:39 pm quote
Fact
Threads in the for sale section are automatically locked.
Hooked
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Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:51 pm quote
Seller got back to me, does not want to ship it for some reason.

I said I would pay to have the item boxed up and shipped.

Ball is in sellers court on this one.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:03 pm quote
DandyDoug wrote:
Seller got back to me, does not want to ship it for some reason.
What could possible go wrong?

Was it a shock?

Molto Verboso
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Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:35 pm quote
znomit wrote:
DandyDoug wrote:
Seller got back to me, does not want to ship it for some reason.
What could possible go wrong?

Was it a shock?

Same thought!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:14 pm quote
I keep going over the for sale session compulsively but the Hubby does not like something like that.

I do it when he was not looking.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:26 pm quote
Max6200 wrote:
I keep going over the for sale session compulsively but the Hubby does not like something like that.

I do it when he was not looking.
Plenty more fish in the sea.

🎣
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:48 pm quote
TN_Sooner wrote:
Aye, but the line is “1 ping only, Vassily”.
"Give me a ping, Vasili. One ping only, please."

This is a tough crowd.
Ossessionato
2018 Vespa GTS 300 ABS- Bianco
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Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:32 am quote
I've often wondered why people list items that are small and easily mailable yet have no willingness to ship them? Sure it makes sense on large items for some people but otherwise seems small minded to me.
Kind of like "I want to sell this but unwilling to go to any trouble to do so" sort of thing.
I've already voiced my issues with the Flea Mkt here as archaic technology wise. I much prefer ADV FM as far more traffic and far better user controls over ones ad. So be it...
Hooked
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Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:06 am quote
As to the comments from New Zealand and NY.

Your humor escapes me

What could go wrong ??
Not much , I offered full price and willingness to pay shipping .
I suppose I could have offered to fly across the country to retrieve the item, but then that expense would be more than just ordering a new one.

Was I shocked, not really. Not much surprises me anymore.

To the NY. person , Go bleep .
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:16 am quote
Well shipping is the seller's responsibility. You may be willing and offer to pay for it but it's still their responsibility to make sure it arrives safely.

When I post in the classified section I always make sure that it is clear in the ad everything about shipping arrangements. It's just good form.
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Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:33 am quote
TN_Sooner wrote:
Aye, but the line is “1 ping only, Vassily”.
It is (approximately, as pointed out), but that would be the difference between a reference and a quote.
Molto Verboso
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Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:32 am quote
DandyDoug wrote:
As to the comments from New Zealand and NY.

Your humor escapes me

What could go wrong ??
Not much , I offered full price and willingness to pay shipping .
I suppose I could have offered to fly across the country to retrieve the item, but then that expense would be more than just ordering a new one.

Was I shocked, not really. Not much surprises me anymore.

To the NY. person , Go bleep .
Bro, relax. This was not a dig at you. We were cracking an asshole joke at another thread unrelated to you, but wondering if you were dealing with the same seller. The other thread a guy bought shocks off someone in here and received an empty box for$350 and didn't pay for insurance or use PayPal commercial payment. This may be why people are less inclined to ship items right now.

No harm no foul to you, especially cause this didn't happen to you.

Don’t want to post this but I need to
Ossessionato
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Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:19 am quote
PaypPal has it's reasons. I've never used the other choices.

Ebay resorted to backing up transactions a year or so ago due to deadbeat sellers. There has always been an ample supply of dishonest people but now it seems to shine more due to available communications. I worked with crooks for a living and believe me when I say they stay up at night trying to get easy money.
Really wasted breath to talk about people who won't ship something? Could be they are not who you want to deal with anyway.
Sergeant at Arms
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Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:37 am quote
you obviously want to buy a seat that the seller doesn't want to ship. figure it out with them, or ask a forum member to go get it for you and ship it.

the for sale/wanted forum does not have the option to post a reply because it would become a hot mess of people making nonsense comments. you want something from there you PM the person direct and work it out with them.

fairly straight forward situation.

-g
Hooked
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Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:23 am quote
Now that I understand how the system is designed , it's fine with me.

I agree with the idea to help prevent useless conversations and stupid low ball offers. That's peace of mind for sellers.
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Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:35 am quote
Now that's sorted, I'm locking.
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